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...]

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...]

Criminal Justice Graduate Fulfills a Lifelong Goal

ECPI University | Criminal Justice

Sometimes the best laid plans are interrupted by unexpected events. Just ask Della Deese. After graduating from high school in Lancaster, South Carolina, she headed north to attend college and study chemistry with an eye on becoming an F.B.I. bomb technician. Before she could finish school, she learned she was expecting a child. She came home and began her career as mother. [Read more...]

Computer Simulation Technology Careers – A Bright Future

How ECPI University Uses Computer Simulation Technology to Prepare Students for the Real Thing

DSCN0283There is little doubt – this is an exciting time to be both a student and a teacher. With rapid advances in technology, it seems new opportunities pop up most every day – opportunities to enhance learning and develop important skills. As an institution dedicated to educational excellence, ECPI University has long been a leader in classroom and online technology. Computer Simulation Technology is no exception.

“The latest wave of advancements began with the evolution of tablets, apps, and headsets like Google Glass,” says ECPI University Associate Dean of Academic Technology Gerry White. “Given the significant improvements in software development, we can now use these technologies to simulate experiences that help students learn the skills they will need in the real world. While computer simulation technology is an imitation of real world scenarios, they look more and more real every day.” [Read more...]