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ECPI University

About ECPI University

Founded in Norfolk, Virginia in 1966, ECPI University demonstrated early on its commitment to forward-thinking, market-based curriculum in an accelerated format and being among the first to offer classes in the growing field of computer programming. The name – ECPI – stands for East Coast Polytechnic Institute, signifying its origin and ongoing commitment to technological advancement in all fields of study.

For nearly half a century, ECPI University was established as a career oriented student centered institution and pursued a path of addressing the needs of students and employers in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

During this time, ECPI University has established a reputation for integrating high-quality instruction with hands on application-based learning. The result: graduates who are job ready for entry level positions in STEM – H careers.

Classes continue to be small, and are led by faculty members that possess both professional experience and academic credentials. Successful student outcomes, including student graduation rates and program-related employment, have always been and continue to be of primary importance.


A.S. - Dental Assisting

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.


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


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Campus Locations

ECPI - Newport News, VA

1001 Omni Boulevard #100 #100

Newport News,


ECPI - Northern Virginia (Manassas), VA

10021 Balls Ford Rd Suite 100



ECPI - Virginia Beach, VA

5555 Greenwich Road Suite 300

Virginia Beach,


MCI-Newport News, VA

1001 Omni Boulevard #305

Newport News,


MCI-Richmond West (Emerywood), VA

2809 Emerywood Pkwy Suite 400



MCI-Virginia Beach, VA

5501 Greenwich Rd

Virginia Beach,



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