ECPI University, Charleston SC Student Sails Toward a Bright Future!

ECPI University Charleston SC Student Joan Rogers is the kind of student every school wants. She has a 3.7 GPA. She’s the President of the Business Club, Vice President of the campus’ Student Veterans of America chapter, and has just landed a one-year internship with Charleston Defense Contractors Association (CDCA).

An 11 year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, she is currently working on her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management. Her duties as an intern for the CDCA’s Education Committee will involve data compilation and management, website maintenance, communications, and social media management. [Read more...]

How Much Does a Network Security Analyst Make?

How much does a network security analyst make? | ECPI UniversityThe notion of security is far different today than at any other time in history. Castle walls have been replaced with fire walls as the overwhelming majority of attacks now come through cyberspace. This is where the Network Security Analyst comes into play; they effectively replace the armories of the past with a robust arsenal of skills tailored to identifying threats before they happen, and dealing with the few that get through – the kind of skills taught at ECPI University.

In fact, the skills of a Network Security Analyst are valuable in today’s world that the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 26% greater change in employment than the average for all occupations. More than one in three positions remains unfulfilled, and looks to remain so for the next decade. [Read more...]

Homeland Security Degree Programs – What you Need to Know!

Homeland Security Degree Programs | ECPI UniversityWith the weight of the nation on their shoulders, homeland security professionals are tasked with the job of protecting the United States of America from natural disasters, as well as internal and external security threats. Since the horrendous attacks on September 11, 2001, the attention of the federal government has been hyper-focused on protecting domestic soil, and that has increased the demand for trained and skilled homeland security professionals.

Just as soldiers protect our freedom overseas, America’s homeland security professionals protect the home front from a variety of threats, ranging from devastating hurricanes to imminent terrorist plots. While a career in homeland security is challenging, it offers several benefits. So, take a moment and review some of the important aspects of homeland security degree programs. [Read more...]

ECPI University Medical Assistant Student Comes Back from the Brink!

ECPI University Medical Assistant In the year and half prior to her accident, ECPI University Medical Assistant student Rosetta Spurgeon had lost all four of her grandparents, the last of which was her maternal grandmother with whom she was as close as her own mother. The grieving process for the loss of these family members sent her life into a spiral of depression. Needing something bigger than herself to focus on, she decided to enroll in college and focus her energy on “The Big Picture” as she puts it: a picture that included an education, a new career, and a new life of stability for her and her daughters.

In May of 2012, she enrolled at ECPI University’s Columbia South Carolina campus. A few months later, everything came to a screeching halt. While driving out of downtown Columbia, Rosetta rounded a blind curve only to find another motorist stopped in the lane directly in front of her.  Her car hit the stopped vehicle as the car behind her struck her. After rolling twice and flipping into the opposite direction, Rosetta’s car came to a stop in the median. She awoke to emergency personnel attempting to assist her, using the Jaws of Life to cut away sections of her car. She remembers them cutting off her new Air Jordan shoes, but few other memories of the accident remain. She awoke again in the ICU with extensive injuries, including numerous lacerations, six broken ribs, a broken left hip, femur, and knee. [Read more...]

5 Computer and Information Science Degree Jobs That are Hot!

ECPI University | Computer and Information TechnologyMajoring in computer science or information technology in today’s world could be the first step toward a rewarding career. The IT industry is flourishing right now with levels of job growth for computer-related jobs at about 6% higher than the total for all occupations. Emergence of new technologies, increased global technology spending, the increased need for information security, and proliferation of mobile networking devices are driving growth in the Information Technology world.

If you are looking for a technology career, love computers, have an analytical mind or just love to figure technology stuff out, then you should consider a degree program in one of these five computer and information science jobs. [Read more...]