ECPI college…good or bad-2

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Good Evening: I've recently completed 8 years in the US Navy and I'm looking to complete my degree and I see a lot of talk about ECPI college. It's a technical college but it's a 2-year degree. I'm looking to get into computer network design, internet security and computer science and I'm wondering if ECPI or any other technical college would be a good fit for me. Please let me know as soon as you can

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I’m not trying to put you off, but we’ve had two such conversational threads very closely related to what you’re asking. In fact one of them was also from a someone currently in the service.

Congratulations and thanks to you for serving in our armed forces. Although various services tease and compete with each other – veterans of all services understand that you’ve put yourself at risk to help protect our way of life.

I just did a quick search with just “college” as the keyword. As you might expect, your query came up first (most recent), but some of the other threads came up – and I think that you’ll find those threads helpful and informative. I was amazed at the thought and insight that went into many of those replies.

After you’ve read those, you’ll probably have more questions, so please feel free to post again.

Bob

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  • Paul144hart
    Thank you for your service - sounds like you are out of Norfolk. Colleges like the one you mentioned could be a starting point. For networking, security I would look into also taking Cisco or other certification tests. That should open doors to give you a shot. For pursuing computer science, that's a very wide area. What's hot now is Web services, look for a company called Web Methods for info.
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  • VenPhil
    And I too thank you for your service. Since you said "but its only a 2-year degree," I assume you are looking towards a BA or higher. Certainly if you want some management position, a BA or equivalent is almost mandatory. I replied to earlier postings similar to yours, and in those, and here too, I urge a Liberal Arts curriculum. That was my path, and it has always served me well, even into my retirement. Having a broad knowledge (physics, astronomy, biology, history, art, music, math, psychology) leads one to view what is happening right now in a different light than if one doesn't have that knowledge, and allows you to make more informed decisions. As an independent contractor, I have designed and written software having to do with research library cataloging, credit card authorization and interchange, jet turbine performance analysis, the mixing of low grade oils in large tanks (for burning in electric power plants), warehouse automation, 911 emergency services, law enforcement case tracking, law enforcement applicant psychological screening, any number of artificial intelligence applications, etc. All this has been very rewarding. So think about this possibility. Any university can give you this education, and you should be able to get government grants to support you. With best wishes Phil
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