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Cyber and Information Security Technology - Associate's

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The Associate of Science (VA and NC) or Associate of Applied Science (SC) in Computer and Information Science program with a concentration in Cyber and Information Security Technology at ECPI University is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required for a career in cybersecurity. Here's an overview of the program:

Overview: In the digital age, with the increasing flow of data over networks, the need for cybersecurity experts has become critical. The program is designed for students who want to combat cybercrime by preventing, detecting, and mitigating digital threats. It offers an Associate's Degree in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Cyber and Information Security Technology. The program is structured to prepare students to defend computer systems against a wide range of threats, including social engineering, hackers, malware, spyware, and viruses.

Possible Career Track: Upon completing the program, graduates have various career opportunities, including roles in technical support, help desks, network and security infrastructure support, network administration, network security implementation, data center technician, and more.

Outcomes: The program is aimed at developing a range of skills and competencies in students, including the ability to:

  • Use processes, tools, and technologies commonly required to address computing problems in the profession.
  • Function effectively as a member of a team to meet deadlines and deliver results.
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication skills in both technical and non-technical environments.
  • Identify and utilize appropriate technical literature.
  • Engage in continuous professional development through activities like user groups, associations, conferences, readings, research, and more.
  • Apply ethical best practices in maintaining and securing information and systems.

Specific to the Cyber and Information Security Technology concentration, students are expected to:

  • Configure and administer network and security infrastructure.
  • Maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot network and security infrastructure.
  • Implement technical and non-technical security controls to protect organizations from threats and vulnerabilities.

The program is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in cybersecurity, equipping them with the skills necessary to work in this fast-growing and critical field. Graduates are prepared to take on roles that involve protecting vital computer systems from a wide range of threats in various settings. The program is structured to align with industry standards and the evolving landscape of cybersecurity.


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Mobile Development - Bachelor's

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The Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science with a Major in Software Development - Mobile Development Track is designed to prepare students for careers in software development with a specific focus on mobile applications. Here's an overview of the program, potential career tracks, and expected outcomes:

Program Overview:

  • This program focuses on training skilled developers to design, develop, and implement software-based solutions and products for various platforms, including mobile devices.
  • Software applications have become integral to our daily lives, connecting us to computers, tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices. This program equips students with the latest technology skills and emphasizes the use of virtualization.
  • ECPI University encourages students to obtain industry certifications and gain real-world experience through internships, enhancing their career prospects.

Program Outcomes: Students in the B.S. in Computer & Information Science program develop a range of skills in operating systems, networking, software programs, and security, with a focus on mobile development. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Design, implement, and evaluate computer-based solutions that meet specific organizational or computing needs.
  • Collaborate effectively on teams to set goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, manage risk, and produce deliverables.
  • Communicate effectively in both technical and non-technical environments using written, oral, and graphical methods.
  • Evaluate and utilize relevant technical literature.
  • Engage in continuous professional development through various channels, including user groups, associations, conferences, readings, research, and other resources.
  • Develop and apply ethical and legal best practices in information and system maintenance and security.
  • Create cloud computing tools.

Additionally, students in the Software Development Major, specifically the Mobile Development Track, will:

  • Design and develop security software solutions using object-oriented principles.
  • Develop integrated systems solutions using software, web, and mobile applications to access organizational databases.
  • Plan secure software solutions in collaboration with customers.

The program is designed to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge required to excel in the field of software development with a specialization in mobile application development. It offers a comprehensive curriculum and encourages hands-on experience to prepare students for the dynamic and evolving software industry.


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Practical Nursing (PN) - Diploma

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The Practical Nursing (PN) diploma program at ECPI University's College of Nursing, Medical Careers Institute (MCI) is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to begin a career in the field of nursing. Here's an overview of the program:

Program Overview:

  • The Practical Nursing program is an introduction to the field of nursing. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) provide patient care under the supervision of senior healthcare practitioners.
  • After earning the diploma, graduates must sit for the NCLEX exam, and upon successful completion, they become eligible for licensure as a Practical Nurse (PN).
  • The program emphasizes critical thinking, clinical reasoning, effective communication and collaboration, and nursing theory.

Possible Career Track: Practical Nursing graduates can work in various healthcare settings, including:

  • Nursing homes
  • Physicians' offices
  • Public school systems
  • Hospitals
  • Corporate occupational health

Program Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the program, students are expected to:

  • Function within the role of a practical nurse, delivering care to clients and their families.
  • Use critical thinking skills to safely perform necessary cognitive, psychomotor, and effective nursing skills.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, families, and members of the healthcare team.
  • Integrate ethical, professional, and legal responsibilities and accountability into their actions and decisions.
  • Assume responsibility for personal and professional growth.

The Practical Nursing program at ECPI University's MCI provides students with the foundation needed to pursue a rewarding career in nursing. Graduates must successfully pass the National Council Licensing Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

This program can be completed in a relatively short period of time, with graduates earning their Licensed Practical Nursing diploma in as little as 15 months. It is an excellent starting point for those who wish to enter the nursing profession and provide essential care to patients under the guidance of more experienced healthcare practitioners.


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Mechatronics - Bachelor's

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The Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology program at ECPI University offers a concentration in Mechatronics, which focuses on the application of engineering principles to real-world scenarios. Here's an overview of the program, possible career tracks, and expected outcomes:

Program Overview:

  • The Mechatronics program is designed for individuals who enjoy working with their hands, problem-solving, and combining different systems to address real-world challenges.
  • This concentration provides students with hands-on experience in developing and troubleshooting robotics solutions, programmable controllers, and integrated systems.
  • The curriculum combines practical experience with a strong theoretical foundation in electronics.
  • Students apply their knowledge through a culminating capstone experience.

Program Outcomes: Upon completing the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply mathematical, scientific, and engineering knowledge to solve engineering problems.
  • Integrate systems that involve both hardware and software components.
  • Develop hardware and software solutions to address specific operational requirements of engineering problems.
  • Interpret testing results to solve technical problems and enhance processes.
  • Communicate effectively in technical and non-technical environments, both in writing and verbally.
  • Function as effective team members or leaders in collaborative settings.

Mechatronics Concentration: Students in the Mechatronics concentration will acquire specific skills, including:

  • Creating 2D and 3D designs for engineering parts using CAD software.
  • Implementing hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Analyzing forces and their effects on systems.

This program provides a well-rounded education for those interested in hands-on engineering and the application of electronic and mechanical principles in various industries. It offers a pathway to a dynamic and in-demand career in Mechatronics.


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Electronics Engineering Technology - Associate's

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The Electronics Engineering Technology program at ECPI University offers an Associate of Science Degree (Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technology in South Carolina only) that prepares students for careers in fields that heavily rely on electrical and electronic equipment. This program equips students with the skills needed to assist in the development, testing, and production of various electronic systems and devices. Here's an overview of the program, potential career tracks, and expected outcomes:

Program Overview:

  • Electronics Engineering Technologists play a critical role in the modern workplace by supporting the development and production of electrical and electronic equipment. This includes circuit boards, wireless devices, medical equipment, and control systems.
  • The program can be completed in a relatively short time frame, allowing students to earn their Associate of Science (or Applied Science in South Carolina) degree in Electronics Engineering Technology in as little as 1.5 years.

Program Outcomes: Upon completing the program, graduates should be able to:

  • Analyze the operation of electrical and electronic devices and instruments.
  • Implement systems that contain hardware and/or software components.
  • Use appropriate tools for data acquisition, analysis, and interpreting testing results to solve technical problems.
  • Communicate ideas effectively through both oral and written formats.
  • Function as effective team members, collaborating with others in professional settings.

Electronics Engineering Technology Concentration: Students in the Electronics Engineering Technology concentration delve into subjects like fiber optics, analog and digital electronics, control systems, and network technologies. They gain proficiency in using testing and measuring instruments to acquire and analyze data, allowing them to troubleshoot, maintain, and repair electronic systems, as well as computer and network technologies.

The program is designed to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the field of electronics engineering technology and opens doors to a wide range of career opportunities in diverse industries.


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Electronics Engineering Technology - Bachelor's

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The Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology with a concentration in Electronics Engineering Technology is designed to prepare students for careers in the field of electronic technology, a dynamic and rapidly evolving industry. Here's an overview of the program, potential career tracks, and expected outcomes:

Program Overview:

  • Electronic technology plays a crucial role in various industries and significantly impacts our daily lives. It encompasses wired, wireless, and satellite communication services and influences devices and machines that change how people live and work.
  • Engineering technologists act as a vital link between engineers and technicians. They are involved in the entire production process, from conception and design to development, testing, and production.
  • ECPI University's Electronics Engineering Technology program is skill-based, featuring hands-on labs, simulations, and faculty with industry experience.
  • The program's year-round schedule allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology with a concentration in Electronics Engineering Technology in as little as 2.5 years.

Program Outcomes: Students in the Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology program learn to design and build electronic systems, with a strong foundation in analog and digital electronics. They can apply engineering and mathematical principles to implement and maintain computers and control systems.

Upon completing the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply basic knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve engineering problems.
  • Integrate various systems containing hardware and software components.
  • Synthesize hardware and software solutions to meet specific operational requirements in engineering problem-solving.
  • Interpret testing results to solve technical problems and improve processes.
  • Communicate effectively through written, oral, and graphical means in both technical and non-technical environments.
  • Function as effective team members or leaders.

Electronics Engineering Technology Concentration: Students specializing in Electronics Engineering Technology will apply their knowledge to design and repair computer, control, and embedded systems. They will also implement industrial automation solutions. Graduates of this concentration will achieve the following outcomes:

  • Design and configure computer, communication, and control systems.
  • Analyze typical circuits used in communication systems.

The program is designed to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the field of electronics engineering technology, preparing them for a wide range of roles in the ever-evolving electronic technology industry.


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Software Development - Bachelor's

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The Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science with a major in Software Development program at ECPI University prepares students for a career in software development, focusing on various platforms and technologies. Here's an overview of the program:

Overview: The program is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to design, develop, and implement software-based solutions for various devices, including computers, tablets, smartphones, and more. Students will engage with the latest technologies and industry best practices, and they are encouraged to obtain industry certifications and gain real-world experience through internships.

Outcomes: The program focuses on developing the following skills and competencies among students:

  • Designing, implementing, and evaluating computer-based solutions that meet specific computing requirements for organizations.
  • Effective teamwork to set goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, manage risk, and produce deliverables.
  • Communication skills in both technical and non-technical environments.
  • The ability to evaluate and use technical literature effectively.
  • Continuous professional development through various channels, including user groups, associations, conferences, readings, research, etc.
  • Understanding and applying ethical and legal best practices in information and system maintenance and security.
  • Developing and applying cloud computing solutions.

In addition to the general program outcomes, students majoring in Software Development learn to manage projects, create web pages, design and write various software programs, maintain databases, and utilize computer networks. They are also equipped to design and develop secure software solutions based on object-oriented principles and create integrated systems using software, web, and mobile applications to access organizational databases.

The program is designed to prepare students for a successful career in software development, focusing on the latest technologies and industry demands.


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Cyber and Network Security - Bachelor's

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ECPI University offers an opportunity to enter the world of Cyber and Information Security Technology. In today's interconnected age, data is at the heart of our communication and collaboration. However, it can also be vulnerable in the wrong hands. With increasing data flow and growing cyber threats, protecting an organization's assets is more critical than ever.

If your goal is to prevent, detect, and combat digital crimes, a career in cybersecurity might be ideal for you. You can start your journey with a Computer and Information Science degree, majoring in Cyber and Information Security Technology, available in an expedited 2.5-year program at ECPI University.

Possible Career Tracks:

Graduates of this program can explore various career opportunities, including roles such as:

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Technical Support and Help Desks
  • Network Infrastructure Support (Routing, Server Management, Switching)
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Network Applications Supervision/Management
  • Information Technology Solutions Provider
  • Network Implementation
  • Information Security Engineer
  • Data Center Engineer

Please note that security positions may require passing a full background investigation for security clearance.

Program Outcomes:

Students in the B.S. in Computer & Information Science program develop skills in operating systems, networking, software programs, and security. Graduates are expected to:

  • Design, implement, and evaluate computer-based solutions to address specific organizational or computing challenges.
  • Collaborate effectively in teams to establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, manage risk, and produce results.
  • Communicate clearly in written, oral, and graphical formats, both in technical and non-technical settings.
  • Evaluate and use relevant technical literature.
  • Engage in continuous professional development through user groups, associations, conferences, research, readings, and other learning avenues.
  • Adhere to ethical and legal best practices in information and systems maintenance and security.

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Mechatronics - Associate's

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Mechatronics is a fascinating and evolving field within advanced manufacturing that combines mechanical, electronic, and computer-based systems to create highly automated and efficient production environments. Here's an overview of Mechatronics and the career opportunities it offers:

Overview:

  • Mechatronics encompasses the integration of mechanical engineering, electronics, and computer science to optimize manufacturing processes.
  • Mechatronics professionals play a critical role in bridging the gap between engineers and technicians, contributing to various stages of the production process, from conception to design, development, testing, and production.

Program Outcomes: Upon completing an Associate of Science Degree in Mechatronics, you can expect to gain the following skills and knowledge:

  • Proficiency in using testing and measuring instruments to acquire data, analyze issues, and design systems or processes.
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve technical problems.
  • Competence in analyzing and implementing systems that incorporate both hardware and software components.

If you're interested in a dynamic and growing field that combines robotics, automation, and technology, a career in Mechatronics might be the right fit for you. ECPI University offers a program in Electronics Engineering Technology with a concentration in Mechatronics that can help you enter this exciting and in-demand field in as little as 1.5 years.


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Cloud Computing - Bachelor's

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ECPI University offers an expedited path into the world of Cloud Computing, where cloud-based services are revolutionizing the way businesses operate. By providing accessible infrastructures, platforms, and software tools via the internet, cloud computing empowers users to access critical business and technology resources whenever and wherever they are needed.

ECPI University's accelerated program can help you achieve a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science, with a major in Cyber and Information Security Technology and a specialization in Cloud Computing in just 2.5 years.

Career Tracks:

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science, majoring in Cyber and Information Security Technology, with a focus on Cloud Computing, can explore a wide range of career opportunities across various industries. Potential roles include:

  • Network and Datacenter Administrator

  • Network Infrastructure Support

  • Storage Technology Manager

  • Virtual Server Administrator

  • Information Technology Solution Providers

  • Network Implementation Team

  • Network Support and Help Desks

  • Information Security Engineer

Program Outcomes:

Upon earning a Bachelor of Science in Computer & Information Science, graduates are expected to:

  • Design, implement, and assess computer-based solutions tailored to specific organizational or computing challenges.

  • Collaborate efficiently in teams, establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, manage risk, and produce results.

  • Communicate effectively in written, oral, and graphical formats across both technical and non-technical settings.

  • Evaluate and use relevant technical literature.

  • Engage in continuous professional development by participating in user groups, associations, conferences, research, readings, and other learning avenues.

  • Adhere to ethical and legal best practices in information and systems maintenance and security.


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About school

ECPI University is a career-focused academic institution tailored for adult learners who are seeking to earn their degrees rapidly. It offers practical training, accelerated degree programs, and flexible attendance options, conveniently located for a short commute from anywhere in the region.

In ECPI University's immersive classroom environments, students experience campuses filled with energy and knowledge. The dedicated faculty and staff, who are respected industry experts, are committed to guiding students toward their professional goals. The university embraces a "Learning by Doing" philosophy, which is evident in practical learning activities, interactive labs, weekend workshops, and more.

In the Raleigh, NC area

4101 Doie Cope Road, Raleigh, NC 27613