Dental Assisting Degree: 7 Things You Should Know

Dental Assisting Degree: 7 Things You Should Know | Medical Careers Institute of ECPI UniversityFor those interested in interacting directly with patients, working in a professional healthcare setting, and assisting doctors on a daily basis, a career as a dental assistant is a wonderful, rewarding, and challenging option.

Dental assistants are a vital part of the dental community and provide a valuable service to dentists and patients.

In addition to offering a flexible schedule, a competitive salary, and the opportunity to help others, there’s lots to know about a dental assisting degree; here’s a look at some of the opportunities, responsibilities, and rewards of this degree. [Read more...]

The Graduation Imperative Welcomes ECPI University Columbia SC Campus

The Graduation Imperative Welcomes ECPI University Columbia SC CampusThe ECPI University Columbia SC Campus has joined The Graduation Imperative. Anchored around institutions of higher education, it’s a community-led initiative aimed at increasing the number of college graduates. By improving college retention, members will encourage economic growth and development in the region.

According to the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, educational attainment is one of the biggest predictors of success for cities and metro areas today. Simply put, the more educated a city’s population, the more robust its economy will be. What’s more, increasing the four-year college degree attainment rate in each of the country’s 51 largest metropolitan areas by 1 per cent would generate an increase in personal income of $124 billion per year for the nation. [Read more...]

5 Qualities the Best People in Criminal Justice Tend to Have

5 Qualities the Best People in Criminal Justice Tend to Have | ECPI UniversityCriminal justice is a growing job field with plenty of opportunities for the right candidates. Some of the exciting careers in criminal justice include law enforcement, corrections, legal, security, and forensics. If you’re drawn to the criminal justice career field, here are some of the 5 most useful traits that will you help you succeed.

Excellent Personal Ethics

Working in criminal justice requires that you have a strong inner sense of right and wrong. Being in a position of power involves public trust, but abusing that trust can have devastating consequences, not only the people you serve but for your own career as well. You need a well-developed sense of ethics to succeed in criminal justice.

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Top 10 Study Tips for Mastering Online College Courses

Top 10 Study Tips for Mastering Online College Courses | ECPI UniversityTaking online college courses is an excellent way to achieve your educational goals, especially if you have other commitments or circumstances in life that may keep you from attending a college campus and earning your credits in a classroom setting.  If you have a full time job, live too far away from a local campus, have children that need caring for, or any other reason, online universities give you the opportunity to obtain a degree around your schedule and on terms that are suitable for your needs.

Whether you are just starting out with online college courses or you’ve been earning credits online for some time, you may find it difficult at times to focus on your coursework.  It is easy to become distracted by a variety of things and you can quickly let those distractions take you away from your studies, often without even realizing that you are doing so.  Before you know it, hours have gone by and you haven’t achieved the productivity you were hoping for. [Read more...]

Medical Assistant Program at ECPI University’s Columbia SC Campus

Medical Assisting Program Columbia SC | College of Health Science, Medical Careers Insitutute of ECPI UniversityWhen Rosetta Spurgeon had a car accident that nearly robbed her of the ability to walk, she had just enrolled at ECPI University’s Columbia campus. She wanted to become a medical assistant. Suddenly, she found herself relying on medical professionals to help her heal and return to life as she knew it. She returned to campus many months later and learned there were people there waiting to help her, as well. She says, “Being a student at ECPI University helped me stay focused on my ‘big picture,’ all the while allowing me to be myself, to grow, and shine.”

 Her experience typifies the atmosphere at the ECPI University, Columbia campus. “We know our students by name and care about them as people first,” says Shakiera Benson, a member of the Medical Assisting faculty. “Our class sizes are small so we really get to know our students so we can help them in a very personal way, allowing us to give them the kind of attention they need to be successful.” [Read more...]