The Blinn Board of Trustees authorized the introduction of new cloud computing and web programming degrees for the upcoming fall semester at its Tuesday meeting.
The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Cloud Computing will prepare students for entry-level technician opportunities in the cloud and information security industry. The degree combines both networking and systems administration fundamentals with a focus on cloud strategies for securing networks and systems.
The Associate of Applied Science in Web Programming degree would prepare students for careers as web programmers/developers. In these careers, graduates will develop and implement websites, web applications, application databases, and interactive web interfaces while optimizing site performance, scalability, and server-side code and processes. website.
Also on Tuesday, the board recognized students from Blinn’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and cattle judging and esports teams.
During Chancellor Mary Hensley’s report to the board, she introduced the coaches and students of the cattle judging team, which recently won community college team titles at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and San Antonio Livestock Exhibition. The admins were also introduced to members of the esports team, which is qualifying for the Valorant and Overwatch National Tournament.
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honored students from the Brenham and Bryan campuses were also in attendance after winning three awards at PTK’s international conference, PTK Catalyst, in Denver, Colorado. The Bryan Campus Chapter has been recognized with the Distinguished Honors in Action Project, the Distinguished Theme Award, and the Distinguished Chapter Award, which has been awarded to only 39 of PTK’s 1,200 chapters worldwide.
The council also authorized the College to seek proposals for the demolition of Holleman, Memorial and Solons halls on the Brenham campus, and to seek qualifications for engineering services relating to the design of a car park expansion at the site. of Solons Hall. These halls will be demolished when Blinn introduces the 505-bed Prairie Lea Hall this fall.
In addition, the Board authorized the College to negotiate and execute contracts with:
- Gowan/Garrett Inc. for mechanical contracting services related to building automation upgrades at the Bryan Campus,
- EC Industries, Inc. for mechanical contractor services related to the chiller replacement on the Bryan campus and the student center fire damper and mechanical renovations on the Brenham campus,
- Aggieland Construction for general contracting services related to access control and finishing improvements at the Bryan campus,
- and Barnes & Noble to continue providing bookstore services for the College District.