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Capitol Technology University Course Catalog

    Jul 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Course Catalog 
2023-2024 Course Catalog

Disclosures and Commitment

Equal Opportunities

Capitol Technology University actively subscribes to a policy of equal educational and employment opportunity and, in accordance with Title IX of the education amendments of 1972, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, gender orientation, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status in admission, treatment of students or employment. Per Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the university prohibits discrimination based on disability.

The following members of the Capitol Technology University community are designated to receive inquiries concerning the university’s application of the equal opportunities statement. Inquiries related to the application of Title IX may be referred to the campus Title IX Coordinator, Melinda Bunnell-Rhyne; the Director of Human Resources and Risk Management, Connie Harrington; any Vice President of the university; or to the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.

Melinda Bunnell-Rhyne

Vice President of Student Engagement and University Development

Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator

11301 Springfield Rd., Laurel, MD 20708


Connie Harrington

Director of Human Resources

Title IX Deputy

11301 Springfield Rd., Laurel, MD 20708


Changes in Catalog Information

Capitol Technology University reserves the right to make changes in policies, procedures, degree requirements, schedules, course offerings and other university standards or announcements to meet circumstances that may arise after publication.

The provisions of this publication are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and Capitol Technology University. The university reserves the right to change any provision or requirement in any university publication without notice at any time during the student’s term of attendance.

Capitol Technology University reserves the right to require a student to withdraw, or to refuse to grant a degree or certificate if, in the judgment of the administration of the university, the student fails to meet the university’s requirements satisfactorily. The university reserves the right to change tuition and fees at any time at the discretion of the Board of Trustees.

Student Records

The procedures and guidelines adopted by Capitol Technology University (hereinafter occasionally referred to as the “university”) regarding student records comply fully with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). This federal law establishes the rights of students to inspect and review their records, and provides students with a mechanism for correcting inaccurate or misleading data found within a student’s education record.

Moreover, FERPA guarantees the privacy of students’ education records. Specifically, FERPA limits the disclosure of personally identifiable, non-directory, information from education records, without the consent of the student. Consistent with its obligations, Capitol Technology University will not release personally identifiable information from a student’s education records without the student’s consent, except in circumstances permitted by FERPA (e.g., in connection with a health or safety emergency).

Education records are records, files, documents and other materials containing information directly related to a student that are maintained by Capitol Technology University. For example, records maintained by faculty advisors, the Office of Admissions, the Office of Financial Aid, the Business Office, the Office of Career Services, the Office of Student Life, and the Office of Registration and Records, are generally education records.

Student Review of Education Records

Students are entitled to inspect and review education records maintained by Capitol Technology University. Students who wish to access a particular record should contact the office responsible for maintaining that record. The university will produce the record within a reasonable period of time, although in most instances the university will allow the student to review the record immediately upon request. Certain documents, including financial records of parents, are not available to students.

A student who, after reviewing their records, believes they contain information that is inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of the student’s rights of privacy, may request that Capitol Technology University amend the record. Students should submit such requests, in writing, to the official from whom the record was obtained. Alternatively, students may submit written requests to Melinda Bunnell-Rhyne, Vice President of Student Engagement and University Development. Capitol Technology University will decide whether to amend the record, as requested by the student, within a reasonable time after receiving the request. If Capitol Technology University declines to amend the record as requested, it will inform the student of its decision. In this instance, the student is entitled to request a hearing to determine the merits of his or her request.

Students may request copies of their Capitol Technology University education records.

Reproduction of academic transcripts costs $10 per copy.

Disclosure of Information Contained in Education Records

Capitol Technology University will generally not disclose personally identifiable information contained in a student’s education records without the student’s prior consent. However, FERPA does allow Capitol Technology University to disclose such information in certain, limited circumstances. For example, Capitol Technology University may disclose information in a student’s education records to school officials within Capitol Technology University whom the university has determined to have a legitimate educational interest in the information. A school official generally has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. School officials include: professors; instructors; administrators; health staff; counselors; attorneys; clerical staff; trustees; members of committees and disciplinary boards; and a contractor, volunteer or other party to whom the university has outsourced institutional services or functions.

Capitol Technology University may also disclose a student’s directory information without consent. Directory information includes, but is not limited to, the student’s name, address, telephone number, electronic mail address, photograph, date and place of birth, major field of study, grade level/class, enrollment status (e.g., undergraduate or graduate, full-time or part-time), dates of attendance, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, degrees, honors, and awards received, and previous educational agencies or institutions attended.

Students may restrict the release of directory information, except to school officials with legitimate educational interests. To do so, a student must make a written request directed to the Office of Registration and Records. Once filed, this request will become a permanent part of the student’s record until the student instructs the university, in writing, to remove the request.

Allegations that Capitol Technology University is not in compliance with FERPA may be directed, in writing, to the Family Policy Compliance Office at the Department of Education.

The Capitol Technology University Commitment

Capitol Technology University guarantees its qualified bachelor’s degree graduates placement in the fields of engineering, engineering technology, computer science, information technology or business with a competitive salary within 90 days of graduation, or Capitol Technology University will provide up to 36 additional undergraduate credits tuition-free while students continue their job search.

The Capitol Technology University Commitment is a written job guarantee between the student and Capitol Technology University. The commitment is open to bachelor’s degree seeking students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents). Application for redemption of this waiver must be made within 210 days of degree conferral or completion.

Contact the Office of Career Services for more information.