Edison Community College

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Edison State Community College
Motto A personal experience. A rewarding education.
Established 1973
Type Public
President Dr. Doreen Larson
Students 4,000
Location Piqua, Ohio, U.S.A.
Mascot Chargers
Website www.edisonohio.edu

Edison State Community College is a state college located in Piqua, Ohio that was established as Ohio's first general and technical college.[1] Its main campus is located across I-75 from the historic city of Piqua, Ohio and sits on a 131-acre rural plain among agricultural fields and neighboring educational institutions. An additional campus is located in Greenville, Ohio and offers a wide variety of courses and student resources.

Edison State Community College currently offers more than thirty associate degrees and one-year certificates, a broad range of baccalaureate transfer programs, developmental course work, and continuing education offerings designed to result in university transfer, career advancement and workforce development. Degrees are offered in areas that include: Accounting, Business, Computer Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Electrical, Mechanical and Industrial Management Technologies, Nursing, Paralegal, Physical Therapy Assisting and Social Services.

Additionally, Edison has created meaningful partnerships with some of the region’s leading employers to provide students with hands-on experience and knowledge applicable to today’s workforce needs. It is through these partnerships that Edison’s comprehensive S.T.E.M. academy initiative, Innovation Academy, was brought to life.

Edison State Community College is committed to laying a foundation for the future in many ways and as it looks to the future, it focuses on enriching the lives of the communities it serves. Increasing enrollment and technological advancement have prepared it to be the trusted community resource it is today and has been since inception.

Accreditation

Edison State Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission[2] and is recognized with the highest order attainable by the Ohio Board of Regents.

History

Edison State Community College was chartered in 1973 under provisions of the Ohio Revised Code as the first general and technical college in Ohio. The college thus emerged without special local taxation as a two-year, public, co-educational, state-supported institution of higher learning. Under its charter, it was authorized to offer studies in the arts and sciences, technical education and continuing education. By virtue of legislative action, the College's name was changed in 1978 from Edison State General and Technical College to Edison State Community College. Today, the College is known as Edison State Community College.

From modest beginnings in a rented facility, the College has grown in stages to its current campus. Its enrollment and offerings have grown steadily during its brief forty-year history, from 309 students enrolled in 30 courses in 1973 to more than 4,000 students enrolled today. Edison State Community College currently offers five different degrees, two of which are designed for transferring to a four-year college or university, and three which prepare graduates for immediate employment.

An additional campus was opened in Darke County in the spring of 1979 in response to Edison's commitment to providing quality education opportunities. Originally housed in a rented facility, the Wagner Avenue location was opened in 2001 and officially became the Darke County Campus to better reflect the range of student services and enrollment opportunities available to area residents.[3]

Now in its fifth decade of providing high-quality, affordable education, Edison State Community College is committed today and in the future to being a valuable resource as it continues to be responsive to the needs of its students and the broader communities it serves. With so much to offer and ongoing processes that assure consistent quality, Edison remains committed to creating a sustained, significant impact in the region. Providing modern campus facilities and leading-edge computer and Internet technology, Edison State Community College cannot be surpassed for its learning environment.[4]

References

  1. A Rich History Edison State Community College. Retrieved 23 July 2015
  2. Accreditation Edison State Community College. Retrieved 23 July 2015
  3. Darke County History. Edison State Community College. Retrieved 23 July 2015
  4. A Rich History. Edison State Community College. Retrieved 23 July 2015

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Coordinates: 40°09′29″N 84°12′45″W / 40.1581°N 84.2124°W / 40.1581; -84.2124