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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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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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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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Nursing (RN) - Associate's

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The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program prepares graduates to become Registered Nurses (RNs) and provides them with the knowledge and skills needed for a successful nursing career. Here's an overview of the program:

Overview: The ADN program is designed to produce capable and experienced RNs. Graduates must pass the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to become licensed RNs.

Outcomes: The program is designed to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge necessary to:

  • Collaborate effectively in healthcare settings with individuals, families, and communities.
  • Practice professional nursing within legal, ethical, and regulatory frameworks.
  • Utilize best practices to provide competent, safe, and effective care.
  • Promote, protect, and improve quality and safety in diverse healthcare settings.
  • Apply knowledge of disease processes to develop prevention and health promotion strategies.
  • Integrate information management and technology into the delivery of quality care.
  • Demonstrate effective leadership, clinical judgment, and accountability for professional development.

To become a registered nurse, graduates must successfully pass the NCLEX-RN.

The ADN program equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary to become competent and compassionate nurses, prepared to contribute to healthcare teams and provide quality care to patients.


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Medical Assisting - Associate's

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The Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Science with a concentration in Medical Assisting is designed to prepare students for careers in the medical field. Here's an overview of the program, possible career tracks, and expected outcomes:

Program Overview:

  • This program awards an Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Science with a focus on Medical Assisting.
  • It equips students with the necessary skills to perform both clinical and administrative functions in medical settings, such as physician's offices.
  • The curriculum includes classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory experience, and an externship in a local medical facility.
  • Graduates of the program are CPR certified.

Program Outcomes: The program aims to develop students with the following skills and attributes:

  • Self-direction and accountability, providing a strong educational foundation for personal and professional growth.
  • Critical thinking skills to effectively address patient care and adapt to the ever-evolving challenges in healthcare and medical assisting.
  • Clinical competence in delivering contemporary care while recognizing individual differences and promoting caring behavior within the healthcare community.
  • Competence in both clinical and administrative procedures within a medical office.
  • Eligibility to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant Exam offered through AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants) and/or the RMA (Registered Medical Assistant) exam by AMT (American Medical Technologists).

The program offers comprehensive preparation, ensuring that graduates are well-prepared for successful careers in the medical field, particularly in medical assisting. Graduates may find rewarding employment opportunities in healthcare settings and play vital roles in delivering patient care.


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Medical Assisting - Diploma

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The Medical Assisting Diploma program offered by ECPI University's College of Health Science prepares students for a rewarding career in the medical field. Here's an overview of the program, possible career tracks, and expected outcomes:

Program Overview:

  • Medical assistants play a crucial role in the healthcare industry, where they provide essential care to patients. They are responsible for tasks such as checking vital signs, preparing patients for exams, conducting lab tests, and assisting with surgical procedures.
  • The Medical Assisting Diploma program at ECPI University equips students with the knowledge, technical skills, and computer proficiency required for success in this field.
  • The program can be completed in as little as 12 months through a full-time curriculum.

Possible Career Tracks: Upon graduating with a Medical Assisting Diploma, individuals can pursue entry-level careers in various healthcare settings, including:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Phlebotomist
  • EKG Technician
  • Graduates may find employment in clinics, physicians' offices, and related healthcare facilities.

Program Outcomes: The program aims to equip students with the following skills and characteristics:

  • Self-direction and accountability, fostering a foundation for lifelong personal and professional growth.
  • Critical thinking skills to address patient care and adapt to the evolving challenges in healthcare and medical assisting.
  • The ability to provide clinically competent and contemporary care that respects individual differences and promotes caring behavior within the healthcare community.
  • Competence in both clinical and administrative procedures for medical offices.
  • Eligibility to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant Exam offered through AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants) and/or the RMA (Registered Medical Assistant) exam by AMT (American Medical Technologists).

The Medical Assisting Diploma program at ECPI University provides comprehensive preparation for graduates to excel in the field and contribute to the healthcare community. It's a fast-track program that can lead to fulfilling and in-demand career opportunities in the medical industry.


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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.

Financial aid (may be available)

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 Roanoke, VA area

5234 Airport Road Northwest, Roanoke, VA 24012