ECPI University Press Releases (July 2014)

Virginia Beach High School Cadets Get Dose of Reality Using ECPI University’s Augmented Reality Simulator

Training Device Helps Students Learn How to “Make the Right Call”

Virginia Beach, VA – Students participating in the Virginia Beach Police Department’s Cadet Challenge will visit ECPI University on Wednesday, June 8 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. to interact with the University’s newly-acquired Milo Range Pro v4. The simulator is an advanced interactive augmented-reality training system designed to enhance use-of-force and firearms training.

Used by law enforcement agencies around the country, it is an important tool for students to use in the development of their situational assessment skills. “While it may seem like a shooting simulator, the Milo offers so much more,” says ECPI University Associate Dean of Criminal Justice Ife Alexander-Caines. “It is an excellent tool for the development of communication and critical thinking skills, especially when working as a team.

“ECPI University has a long history of providing its students with hands-on learning experiences and this simulator gives them an unprecedented opportunity to prepare themselves for the real world. The practice scenarios will allow students to determine when to utilize verbal conflict management skills and when responses need to be escalated. Students can also practice working as partners when they navigate the various scenarios.”

ECPI University is located at the Virginia Beach campus, located at 5555 Greenwich Road. To view a video that demonstrates the Milo Range system in use, please click on this link. For more information or to coordinate media coverage, please contact ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu.

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ECPI University Now Offering Software Development Degree

Richmond, VA – ECPI University is pleased to announce that it is now offering a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Software Development at its Richmond/Innsbrook campus.

The curriculum emphasizes teaching students how to write and maintain source code and become knowledgeable in the planning and structured process involved with software development. They are also instructed on how to develop efficient and scalable programs, mobile and web applications, and cloud-based software using languages and technologies such as Java, C#, Objective-C, Python, iOS, Android, jQuery, Google App Engine, BigTable, and MongoDB.

Building upon ECPI's tradition of providing an interactive, application-based education, graduates of this program are prepared to:

Develop desktop, mobile, web, and cloud applications

  • Integrate with relational databases like Oracle and MySQL, and non-relational databases like BigTable (used by Google) and MongoDB (used by Foursquare)
  • Design and implement RESTful web services
  • Apply information assurance knowledge to the design of secure applications
  • Deploy applications through thin clients (computer programs which depends heavily on another computer or server to fulfill its traditional computational roles)
  • Use professional software development tools and source code management systems

For more information, please contact ECPI University Richmond/Innsbrook Campus President Jacob Pope at 804.934-0100 or jpope@ecpi.edu or ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu.

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