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...]

Dual Enrollment Graduate Begins Career Early

Dual enrollment Grduate begins career early | ECPI UniversityWhen Matt Hammond was attending high school in Henrico County, Virginia, he learned that his school had a dual enrollment agreement with ECPI University’s Richmond – Innsbrook Campus. A sophomore at the time, he knew he wanted to go to college and figured this would give him an advantage – earn some credits in advance and get his feet wet in the college environment. Now at the age of 20, he has a college degree and is working as network security analyst at the General Electric (GE) Security Technology Center in Richmond.

“Taking that first class, was one of the best decisions of my life,” says Matt. “I’m a very practical person, and I quickly realized that ECPI University fit me perfectly. I really liked the hands-on learning. I had friends who attended more traditional schools and they were pretty much stuck with their text books. I, on the other hand, got to touch the routers and switches, not just read about them. And of course, they’re still in school and I’m on the job making money!” [Read more...]

Some Careers in Computer and Information Science You May Not Have Thought About

Some Careers in Computer and Information Science You May Not Have Thought About | ECPI UniversityEmployment in the Computer and Information Science world is projected to grow rapidly and outpace other industries over the next decade.  A degree in Computer and Information Science could prepare you for a career in one of the many jobs that are out there.

A lot of people make the mistake of assuming that a Computer and Information Science degree is for programmers only.  While that might have been true at one point, it certainly is not true these days.  Computer and Information Science degrees can now also specialize in a variety of fields and career paths from creative to technical.

To start considering your options, check out these Computer and Information Science occupations that you might not have thought of!  [Read more...]

ECPI University Graduate Builds Business in Growing Healthcare Niche

ECPI University Graduate Builds Business in Growing Healthcare NicheNeed a gently-used defibrillator? How about an ultra-reasonable price on an ultrasound machine? Well, then John Taylor is your man. This 1996, ECPI University graduate is the owner of Medical Equipment Sales of Virginia. It’s a company that seems to be perfectly positioned to serve a cost-conscious healthcare industry.

While the company does provide new equipment, it’s built on refurbishing used medical machines and devices. Though, by the time it’s done with them, they operate like new. From CT scanners to EKG machines to hospital beds – John’s company can provide just about anything a hospital, clinic, surgery center or doctors’ office could possibly need. All equipment comes with warranties and John’s highly-skilled technicians provide 24-hour maintenance. [Read more...]