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CSM Massage Therapy Graduates Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on Certification Exams

College of Southern Maryland students completing the massage therapy associate degree program had a 100 percent pass rate on the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage (NCBTM), Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination Candidate (MBLEx) licensing exams and the Maryland Board of Chiropractic and Massage Therapy Examiners Jurisprudence exam since 2008. “We have been providing medical- and hospital-based massage training for a very long time in comparison to other schools which is how we are able to drive the change in the profession to lift the level of massage therapy professionals,” said CSM Massage Therapy Program Coordinator Tara McManaway. “Our entry level massage programs require students to complete supervised clinical rotations similar to traditional nursing students at facilities such as Charlotte Hall Veterans Home where students work alongside veterans with PTSD, war wounds and substance abuse histories.” For information on CSM’s Massage Therapy Program, visit http://www.csmd.edu/hea/massagetherapy/.


GED testing Leonardtown Campus

The Testing Center on the Leonardtown Campus of the College of Southern Maryland is now a certified Pearson VUE test site for GED testing. The general education development (GED) test is a four-part exam which measures proficiency in science, mathematics, social studies and language arts. The test is administered by computer through Pearson VUE and is now available at all CSM campuses. The State of Maryland is offering a discount rate of $11.25 per test module. Upon successful completion of the GED test, individuals will be awarded a Maryland high school diploma. GED exam preparation courses are offered through CSM’s Community Education Program. To register for testing, visit http://www.csmd.edu/StudentSuccess/TestingCenter/certification-testing.html or https://ged.com.


CSM Students Complete Summer Internships at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant

Prior to beginning their second year in the College of Southern Maryland Nuclear Engineering Technology Program seven students completed a paid internship with Exelon Corp. at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Lusby, Md. Over the six-week summer cooperative education/internship program, students toured the Exelon, Corp. Calvert Cliffs facility, attended lectures and courses led by Exelon instructors, and rotated through electrical and mechanical maintenance, instrumentation and control, and chemistry and radiation protection systems to get a flavor of the work conducted in those shops. Graduates of the internship included, from left, Brandon Lent of St. Leonard, Melissa Buckler of California, Samuel Lusby of Lusby, Sarah Stamos of Waldorf, Jeffrey Hennessey of Annapolis, Anthony Jefferson of White Sands and Ken Passwaters of Owings. For information on the NET Program, visit http://www.csmd.edu/BAT/NETInstrumentation/.


CSM Transportation Training Center Receives New Trucks

The College of Southern Maryland has updated the fleet of trucks used for CDL training at its Center for Transportation Training in La Plata. “These are replacement leased trucks so that our students would be trained on the most updated industry desired equipment possible,” said Transportation Director Mary Beth McCollum. “We received three, 2016 model International tractors with 10-speed transmission and extended cabs that can hold four students and an instructor.” Next CDL class begins Oct. 26. For information on CDL training, visit http://csmd.edu/WorkforceDevelopment/Transportation.html.