List Rates Responsiveness, Relevance to High-Demand, High-Growth STEM Occupations
Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) October 29, 2015
ECPI University is pleased to announce it has been designated a 2016 STEM JobsSM Approved College by Victory Media, the leader in connecting young professionals with education and career opportunities, and creator of STEM JobsSM media and resources for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math.
The STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges survey measures how effectively colleges, universities, and trade schools align their programs to high demand, high paying STEM jobs, and how well they help students achieve career aspirations in STEM fields.
Ratings are based on a rigorous quantitative assessment that measures schools on criteria created by Victory Media with the assistance of an independent Academic Advisory Board.
A STEM JobsSM Approved College Designation Signifies:
1. That programs provide opportunities for students to explore STEM subjects
2. The institution promotes partnerships that foster STEM literacy and connect classrooms to careers
3. Coursework and activities have a focus on careers
4. Programs actively attract and engage under-represented student populations
“ECPI University has been dedicated to STEM education long before the term was even invented,” says Dr. Kat Prince, ECPI University Vice President of Academic Affairs. “A half-century ago, the school was created to fill a shortage of computer programmers. Since then, we’ve added curriculum in Computer Information Systems, Engineering Technology, Health Science, Nursing, Business, and Criminal Justice.
“Each one of our programs integrates industry-standard technology into coursework to reflect the evolving role technology plays in each career field. ECPI University is proud to be included on this list and it will continue to be a leader in STEM education for many years to come.”
For more information, please contact ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or dbrandt(at)ecpi(dot)edu. For additional information about STEM JobsSM, visit http://www.stemjobs.com.
About ECPI University
ECPI University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees and diploma programs. With campuses in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, ECPI, a private university established in 1966, offers convenient classes during the day, evening, and online; graduate employment services are provided. Continuing education certification classes and testing are also available.
ECPI University’s fields of study include: TECHNOLOGY: Network Security, Information Systems, Software Development, Cloud Computing, Web Development, Database Programming, Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechatronics/Advanced Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Medical Imaging Equipment Technology, Master of Science in Cybersecurity; BUSINESS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting, Business Administration, IT Management, Hospitality Management, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security; HEALTH SCIENCES: Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing (RN to BSN), Nursing (RN), Practical Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Health Information Management, Physical Therapist Assistant, Massage Therapy, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Radiography, Sonography, Surgical Technology; CULINARY: Culinary Arts, Culinary Nutrition, Food Service Management, Baking and Pastry Arts. (Program field availability varies by campus.) For more information, visit http://www.ecpi.edu.
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