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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How Much Does a Database Programmer Make?

How Much Does a Database Programmer Make? | ECPI UniversityAs Information Technology (IT) becomes an increasingly necessary and relevant career field, many students are wisely pursuing a career in programming. Database programmers in particular have a bright career outlook in today’s market, an important role to play in keeping each business successful, and a comfortable salary to look forward to.

They keep your personal data where it’s supposed to be, support cloud-based storage systems that contain your important files, and help your employer or university keep up complex networks between multiple locations and levels of authority. [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...]

5 Myths About Database Programming: Busted!

5 Myths About Database Programming: BUSTED! | ECPI UniversityAccording to Dictionary.com: “A myth is a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.”

And just like bad code needs to be fixed and debugged, myths need to be debunked/busted with every chance we get so that the right information gets to the right people, at the right time. The problem with myths is that some people take them as truth and then make decisions based off of this erroneous information.  While that may not matter much when it come to myths about fast food restaurants and where a person chooses to eat, it could have life altering and life long consequences if the myth is related to a career decision.  [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...]