Columbia, SC – To meet the increasing demand for Cybersecurity professionals, ECPI University has developed an Accelerated Cyber and Information Security Technology degree program that allows people who already have a four-year degree to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Cyber and Network Security in as little as 12 months.
“There are countless numbers of people who earned broad liberal arts degrees when the job market was much different,” says ECPI University Dean of Computer and Information Science Dr. Keith Morneau. “We are now in a skills-based economy and they feel stuck because they can’t just go back to school and do it all over again. This program allows them to take the degree they already have and add the skills and academic credentials needed to compete for jobs that are very much in demand.”
Moreover, the current pandemic has exposed careers that are vulnerable to workplace shutdowns. While many employers have ceased hiring for the moment, cybersecurity professionals are still in demand. With classes beginning August 31, students enrolling in this accelerated program can study remotely and complete their new degree by next summer.
While some may be intimidated by such a technical career path, ECPI University’s hands-on, applications-based curriculum is different. “When we talk to career switchers, we find that many see cybersecurity as a very attractive career path, but doubt their own abilities,” says Dr. Keith Morneau. “They worry about doing the math, not realizing that much of the curriculum revolves around critical thinking and problem solving. We’ve had countless graduates who first came to us with these same concerns and have gone on to thrive in their careers.”
For more information Cybersecurity career-switcher initiative, please visit the program page located on ECPI University’s website. Interested media may contact ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 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, Florida, and Texas, and offers convenient classes during the day, evening, and online; graduate employment services, continuing education, certification classes, and testing are also available.
On campus or online, fields of study include: HEALTH SCIENCES: Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing (RN to BSN), BS to BSN, Nursing (RN), Practical Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Health Information Management, Physical Therapist Assistant, Massage Therapy, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Radiography, Sonography, Surgical Technology; TECHNOLOGY: Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Cyber and Information Security Technology, Cloud Computing, Software Development, Mobile Development, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Web Design and Development, Digital Forensics Technology, Accelerated Cyber and Information Security Technology Degree, Electronics Engineering, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering Technology Systems Engineering Master's – Mechatronics, Systems Engineering Master's - Software Engineering; BUSINESS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting, Business Administration, IT Management, Hospitality Management, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security; CULINARY: Culinary Arts, Culinary Nutrition, Food Service Management, Baking and Pastry Arts. (Program field availability varies by campus.) For more information, visit www.ecpi.edu.
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