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ECPI University

Newport News, VA

6 Programs

Available Programs

  • A.S. - Medical Assisting
    Medicine and Health Care

    Medical Careers Institute’s “hands-on” learning environment allows students to gain “real world” experience in the classroom, and then apply it through externship experiences in a variety of settings. Through this program, you can learn how to:

    • Conduct patient interviews and take medical histories
    • Check vital signs
    • Prepare patients for examination
    • Assist with surgical procedures
    • Collect specimens
    • Perform various laboratory tests and EKGs
    • Review and process payments
    • Prepare billing statements
    • Schedule appointments
    Coursework includes:
    • Physiology
    • Anatomy
    • Pharmacology
    • Clinical Procedures
    • Computer Applications

  • A.S. - Dental Assisting
    Medicine and Health Care

    Medical Careers Institute’s program provides students with a strong foundation in the fundamental areas of dental assisting including:

    • Radiographic procedures
    • Clinical procedures
    • Administrative procedures

    Dental Assistant duties typically involve:

    • Preparing patients for examinations
    • Patient interviews and charting histories
    • Taking vital signs
    • Assisting with laboratory procedures and minor surgeries
    • Dealing with insurance companies
    • Billing and record keeping

    Included in this instruction is an externship so that the Dental Assistant student can experience a real world environment firsthand.

  • A.D.N. - Nursing (ADN)

    Medical Careers Institute’s (MCI) goal is to equip students with the most current knowledge and skills needed to meet the prevention, health maintenance, health promotion, and restorative needs of the patient.

    MCI’s skills-based laboratory environment provides students with a realistic setting in which to learn both the art and science of nursing with a focus on the application of theory to clinical practice. Core areas of instruction include:

    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Microbiology
    • Nutrition
    • Pharmacology
    • Acute Care
    • Medical/Surgical Nursing
    • Maternal/Newborn Nursing

    After earning their degree, graduates are then qualified to take the RN-NCLEX exam through the State Board of Nursing. A student who passes the exam is then licensed to practice as a registered nurse.

  • A.S. - Emergency Medical Services
    Legal, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Services

    The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) follows the 2009 EMS Education Standards published by the US Department of Transportation and involves 555 hours of classroom and lab instruction; an extensive structured 270 hour in-hospital clinical component with experienced preceptors at various medical centers and a field internship with a high performance urban EMS agency.

    Students successfully completing this program will be eligible for certification testing by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

    The Paramedic program provides general instruction in all human body systems and advanced life support management for a wide range of conditions. Components of this course include:

    • Introduction to Paramedic
    • Pharmacology
    • Airway Management and Ventilation
    • Advanced Patient Assessment
    • Medicine
    • Trauma
    • Special Populations
    • EMS Operations

    If you’d like to be a part of a rewarding profession where you can help save lives, ECPI University can help you get prepared with our Paramedic (EMT) program. Through our year-round, accelerated program, you can earn your Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in as little as 16 months.

  • A.S. - Network Security
    Computer, Information, and Technology

    At ECPI University, your classroom experience is reinforced with hands-on instruction, using the same kind of technology found in the workplace. Build secure networks in Windows, Cisco, and Linux environments, and implement network security plans to keep hackers at bay and networks secure. Specifically, ECPI’s cyber and network security degree program could teach you how to:

    • Create and manage user/group accounts and configure network routers
    • Assist in development and implementation of policies for disaster recovery and network security design
    • Assist customers in day-to-day network operations and troubleshooting
    • Administer, monitor, and manage networks
    • Participate in software installations, network upgrades, and end-user training
    • Maintain network & security hardware and software

    ECPI’s associate’s degree in Computer & Information Science with a concentration in Cyber and Network Security curriculum aims to prepare graduates to sit for IT certification exams related to CompTIA, Cisco Systems, and Microsoft.

  • A.S. - Electronics Engineering Technology
    Math, Engineering, and Physical Sciences

    At ECPI University, you learn from seasoned professionals, faculty members who possess academic credentials supported by real-world experience. Classrooms and labs are outfitted with industry equipment, and curriculum is designed with input from industry professionals. They help faculty members develop programs designed to produce graduates who fulfill the needs of today’s employers. The program has a history of successful graduates and encourages students to seek certifications and internships to enhance a graduates marketability in the workforce. ECPI’s Electronics Engineering Technology program can help you learn how to:

    • Use testing and measuring instruments to acquire data, analyze problems, and design a system or process.
    • Identify, analyze and solve technical problems.
    • Demonstrate an ability to manage engineering technology projects.
    • Analyze and implement systems containing hardware and software components.
    Targeted coursework includes:
    • Analog and Digital Electronics and Communications
    • Data Acquisition and Control Systems
    • Computer Hardware and Software
    • Computer Programming and Networks

    The curriculum provides graduates with the education and experience needed for employment in a variety of industries including:

    • Telecommunications Industry
    • Computer Industry
    • Homeland Security
    • Aerospace Industry
    • Automation and Manufacturing
    • Education


ECPI University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


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