Open System Sciences Establishes New Educational Alliance with UMUC

Alliance offers Open System Sciences’ employees and their families access to UMUC degree and certificate programs, discounts on out-of-state tuition

October 18, 2012

Adelphi, Md. (October 18, 2012)—UMUC announced today that it has signed an agreement with Open System Sciences (OSS)—a diversified technology company headquartered in Northern Virginia. The agreement will offer employees, their spouses and dependents the opportunity to complete degrees or pursue continuing education at UMUC. 

“UMUC is pleased to enter into this alliance with OSS to provide its employees and their families with access to one of our more than 95 degree and certificate* programs to help them further their educational and professional goals,” said UMUC Acting Provost Marie Cini. “This partnership with OSS reinforces UMUC’s commitment to making higher education accessible to working adults in the Washington metropolitan area and beyond.” 

Under the agreement, OSS employees, their spouses and dependents can take individual courses or enroll in any of UMUC’s more than 95 undergraduate and graduate programs, most of which are available fully online. Students enrolling in UMUC’s Undergraduate School may transfer credits and/or be awarded credit for prior learning if eligible under UMUC’s standard policies and procedures. Program participants who don’t already qualify for UMUC’s in-state tuition rates may also be eligible for a significant discount on out-of-state rates. 

“OSS generously supports employees who strive to increase their professional competency through education, training and certifications,” commented Sandy Watkins, OSS Director of Human Resources. “OSS is thrilled about this new corporate partnership with UMUC to offer employees and their families a wide diversity of top-notch educational choices at substantial cost savings to help further their professional careers.” 

* More information about certificates, including gainful employment disclosures, is available online.

About Open System Sciences

Founded in 1991, Open System Sciences (OSS) has grown from a start-up enterprise to a nationally recognized corporation. Headquartered in Northern Virginia, OSS is a certified small business providing innovative information iechnology and cyber security services to public and private section clients. With over 20 years’ experience, OSS has a proven record of providing first-in-class solutions that assist clients in meeting their mission critical demands. OSS provides total project life-cycle support, from requirements and concept development through deployment and operations.