College of Southern Maryland

Category: Large community college | State: MD

About College of Southern Maryland

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is a public, regional community college, whose mission is "to help our students and community meet the challenges of individual, social, and global changes." CSM is a thriving, progressive, and technologically advanced two-year community college that delivers quality higher education programs and services. The college is committed to offering a wide variety of academic opportunities; instructional methods, work force development training, and support. CSM is a leader among Maryland community colleges in offering courses that meet our students' very busy schedules, including online and weekend offerings, accelerated courses, and web-hybrid courses.

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Why you should attend?

CSM is approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Maryland Higher Education Commission, enabling eligible veterans, service members, and qualified dependents of veterans to receive VA educational benefits for VA approved credit certificates and associate degrees and VA approved workforce development programs. First-year seminar courses are available to assist veterans in transitioning to the college experience. Concepts taught in this course that add value to the veteran experience are time management; critical thinking; navigating college resources; diversity; social and emotional intelligence; and program, progression and completion planning.


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A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

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