Columbia SC, ECPI University Student Receives First IT-oLogy Scholarship

IT oLogy ECPI University has a number of different degrees available, all with hands-on coursework. One of these degrees, Database Programming, has not only hands-on work but the courses are geared towards learning proficiency in programming languages, knowledge of application software and operating systems and even database design and scripting!

One student, Errol Washington, a Database Programming student at the Columbia campus, has received the first of twelve $6,000 scholarships being awarded by IT-oLogy, a nonprofit collaboration of businesses, academic institutions, and organizations dedicated to growing the IT talent pipeline, fostering economic development, and advancing the IT profession.

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Top 5 Reasons To Earn A BSN Degree

Top 5 Reasons to get a BSN Degree | ECPI UniversityAs Baby Boomers retire, the need for health care has and will continue to significantly grow and put additional stress on America’s healthcare system. As a result of the projected increase in demand, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) estimates the United States will face a shortage of over 130,600 physicians by 2025.

At the same time, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing projects a shortage of registered nurses. While helping to meet the increasing healthcare demand for medical professionals is one reason to earn a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, the following information helps to explain 5 other reasons you might want to consider earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

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Am I Really Ready to go Back to School?

Am I Really Ready to go Back to School? | ECPI UniversityEveryone has been in the precarious position where they are simply unsatisfied with their job or career. Whether it’s because of underutilized skills, being burned out, or because the individual believes there are better opportunities; this discontentment can often lead to the doors of an institution of higher learning. Deciding to go back to school to earn a bachelor’s or associate’s degree is truly a major decision with several benefits for those committed to the process.

The results of this decision can change an individual’s life forever. However, before these changes are realized, it’s important that the individual is ready and dedicated to the tentative task at hand. The following information explains three tell-tale signs of when it’s time to hit the books and pursue a higher education. [Read more...]

Virtual Publications: Adapting to 21st Century Learning Styles

Blog-Virtual PublicationsGutenberg books have provided written information for centuries where any reader could pick up a text and absorb the ideas of the writer no matter where he was as long as he had a copy of the book. Fast-forward across centuries to the present, and we still have a similar format for publishing books and edition changes. The graphics and images may have improved over time, but little else has ultimately changed.

College students from the past can certainly remember going to the book store and spending hundreds of dollars per semester for text books, many of which the professor never even used. Additionally, many of the lectures in class and/or the course assessments were not always in sync with textbook chapters, often leading to student frustrations over assignments and grades [Read more...]

5 of the Biggest Trends in Culinary Arts This Year

5 of the Biggest Trends in Culinary Arts This YearAs the year winds down, connoisseurs of every imaginable pleasure — from movies and fashion to meals and drinks – are whittling down the biggest trends of 2014. For chefs, fine diners, and food critics, this year’s most noticeable trends look a lot like last year’s. They still revolve around environmental, ethical, and dietary concerns, but there are a few surprises too.

In order to whet America’s collective appetite with your next meal or menu, study these five food trends of the year. They might just be your recipe for restaurant success.

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