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CHHS drafts COOP plans for Howard Community College in Howard County, Maryland

Scope  

CHHS has vast experience in creating Continuity of Operations (COOP) plans for agencies within Maryland as well as throughout the nation. This extensive experience was utilized to create COOP plans for several of the community colleges in Maryland, including Howard Community College (HCC).

Results  

This six month effort began in July 2009. Through an initial kick-off meeting and subsequent information-gathering meetings, CHHS collected and analyzed data to guide the administrative, academic, and operational departments of HCC in ascertaining their essential functions. Draft COOP plans were then delivered to each department in October, allowing for feedback and revisions.

In early November 2009, a tabletop exercise was conducted with the key personnel from each department represented. The exercise was well attended and provided a forum for discussion across all departments. A recount and evaluation of the exercise including recommendations will be captured in an after action report delivered in December 2009.

Howard Community College (HCC) in Columbia, Maryland, is a public institution of Howard County with the mission to help anyone with an educational goal. That may be getting a two-year college degree, starting a four-year degree at HCC and transferring elsewhere, entering a new career, sharpening job skills, or exploring personal interests. That’s why at HCC we say, “You Can Get There From Here!”

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