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BATEC is the National Center of Excellence for Computing and Information Technologies. We are headquartered at the University of Massachusetts Boston and sponsored by the National Science Foundation ATE Program. Our academic partners are leading edge community colleges in the cities of Boston (Massachusetts), Chicago (Illinois), Springfield (Ohio), Las Vegas (Nevada), San Francisco (California) and Fort Lauderdale (Florida).

Our name, BATEC, reflects our mission: “Broadening Advanced Technological Education Connections”. Simply said, we are dedicated to increasing both the capacity and the robustness of career-focused pathways in the fields of Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Networking and Data Analysis.

Our research library of best practices, leading edge curriculum and professional development is available to public schools, colleges and universities.