ECPI University Helps Downsized Sailor Rebuild Confidence and Career

ECPI University Helps Downsized Sailor Rebuild Confidence and Career - Athena WilliamsIt has become a difficult reality: Base realignments and defense cuts leading to a reduction in force and leaving many highly-talented service members departing the military sooner than they had planned. That is exactly what happened to Athena Williams.

After serving 12 years in the U.S. Navy, attaining the rank of Petty Officer First Class, and earning every possible qualification, the former Navy meteorologist found herself facing an uncertain future. “I was a bit devastated at first,” says Athena. “I feared that after spending the last 12 years in the Navy that I would be clueless in the civilian sector. It had also been ten years since I had taken any kind of formal schooling, and I was afraid that I would not do very well. That was before I came to ECPI University!” [Read more...]

Some Careers in Criminal Justice You May Not Have Thought About

Some Careers in Criminal Justice You May Not Have Thought About | ECPI UniversityDespite some common misconceptions, Criminal justice is a versatile field with a number of career options to choose from. People who major in criminal justice can work in various security fields such as federal law enforcement, fish and game, corrections, and more. Students attending ECPI University can finish a bachelor’s degree in as little as two and a half year and begin pursuing any number of exciting careers, including: [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...]

Red Cross Mass Casualty Certificates Awarded to ECPI Students and Faculty

Several ECPI University students in Virginia Beach completed the Red Cross Mass Casualty Certification Training on August 19. Disaster response training courses are open to the public but are designed primarily for those individuals wishing to begin or continue training for the local Disaster Action Team (DAT) or the National Disaster Services Human Resources (DSHR) System. The purpose is to provide information about ways participants can help their community prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters. The Mass Casualty Disaster course is designed to prepare employees and volunteers to plan for and respond to mass casualty disasters.

Nine students from Homeland Security, three students studying criminal justice and two faculty members received the certification.