Cybersecurity Partnership Aims to Meet Growing Threats
ECPI University and Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) have signed an articulation agreement that gives NVCC students automatic admission into ECPI University’s Cyber and Network Security bachelor degree program. Through ECPI University’s year-round, accelerated schedule, these students will have the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degree in just 60 weeks.
Transferring students will enjoy a number of additional benefits, including lower tuition. NVCC graduates will be charged the equivalent of the highest Virginia in-state tuition and fees for the portion of the program taken at ECPI or actual ECPI University costs, whichever is less.
ECPI University will waive the application and registration fees, and accept most NVCC credits. These benefits are predicated upon the student earning a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in their AAS in Cybersecurity program and achieving a “C” or better in all courses applied to the degree. All courses must be completed within the past 10 years.
In addition to Northern Virginia, NVCC graduates can also enroll at any ECPI University campus in Virginia, including Virginia Beach, Newport News, Richmond, and online. Moreover, they – like all ECPI University students – will have access to heavily subsidized professional certification exams, paying just a fraction of the typical cost.
“We are extraordinarily pleased to enter into this partnership with Northern Virginia Community College,” says ECPI University Northern Virginia Campus President Pam Moon. “At the recent statewide Cybersecurity Summit, Governor Terry McAuliffe warned that we simply do not have enough skilled professionals to battle the growing threat from hackers and cyber-criminals. This agreement is a good first step toward addressing this growing problem.”
"NOVA is pleased to partner with ECPI University to offer this innovative opportunity to our AAS Cybersecurity students,” says Dr. Margaret Leary, Cybersecurity Chair and Director of Curriculum at the National CyberWatch Center at Northern Virginia Community College. “This agreement provides additional opportunities to our students at our institution to advance in their chosen career and help meet the need for cybersecurity professionals here in Virginia and the nation."
For more information about this agreement, please contact Campus President Pam Moon at 703.330.5300 or PMoon@ecpi.edu. Media inquiries may be directed to ECPI University Director of Marketing at 757.490.9090 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About ECPI University
ECPI University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate's, baccalaureate, and master's degrees and diplomas. SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. A private university founded in 1966, ECPI University has campuses in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida, and offers convenient classes during the day, evening, and online; graduate employment services, continuing education, certification classes, and testing are also available.
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