Oct 24, 2019  
2009-2010 Catalog 
    
2009-2010 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree Acceleration Programs


Edison State College encourages students to accelerate their education by providing the following acceleration programs. These programs allow students to shorten the time required to complete a degree or certificate by earning college credit based on the student’s acquisition of knowledge prior to or during their attendance at Edison State.

  1. Accelerated Programs for High School Students:

    1. Early College (formerly Dual Enrollment)

      Early college provides an opportunity for qualified high school juniors and seniors to enroll in Edison State courses while still enrolled in high school. Early college students receive both high school and college credit. College preparatory and health and wellness courses are not included in the early college program.

      To qualify for early college, all seniors must have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; juniors must have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.5. Sophomores in Charlotte, Glades, Hendry or Lee Counties must have an unweighted GPA of 3.5. All candidates must demonstrate readiness for college-level work. Readiness for college-level work is determined through achievement of the State minimum cutoff scores on the appropriate sections of the FCELPT, or appropriate ACT-E or SAT-R scores. (Please see Assessment Services in the Student Services  section for more information.)

      Early college students must submit a completed Accelerated Programs form listing the courses that they are approved to register for each term. Accelerated Programs forms must be signed by the high school principal or designee, the parent if the applicant is under 18, and the applicant. Early college courses are taught on the high school campus or on the college campus.

      Early college students are exempt from application, matriculation and special fees. Textbooks and instructional materials for public school students are provided by the school district through the high school. Students enrolled in non-public secondary schools or in home school programs must pay for their textbooks and instructional materials.
       
    2. Early Admissions:

      Early admissions provides an opportunity for qualified high school seniors to enroll full- time in Edison State courses on the College campus while still enrolled in high school. Early admissions students receive both high school and college credit. College preparatory courses are not included in the early admissions program.

      To qualify for early admissions, seniors must have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and must demonstrate readiness for college-level work. Readiness for college-level work is determined through achievement of the State minimum cutoff scores on the appropriate sections of the FCELPT, or appropriate ACT-E or SAT-R scores. (Please see Assessment Services in the Student Services  section for more information.)

      Early admissions students must submit a completed Accelerated Programs form listing the courses that they are approved to register for each term. Accelerated Programs forms must be signed by the high school principal or designee, the parent if the applicant is under 18, and the applicant.

      Early admissions courses are taught on the Edison State campus. Early admissions students are exempt from application, matriculation and special fees. Textbooks and instructional materials for public school students are provided by the school district through the high school. Students enrolled in non-public secondary schools or in home school programs must pay for their textbooks and instructional materials.

Advanced Placement

Edison State College participates in the Advanced Placement Program (AP) offered by the College Board to provide greater flexibility and opportunity for high school students to proceed with their education. Students must submit to the Office of the Registrar an official transcript from the College Board for scores to be considered. Edison State College awards college credit for qualifying AP examination scores based on standards recommended by the Florida Department of Education and the Articulation Coordinating Committee. Acceptance of AP tests and scores is subject to change without notice. AP credit is not granted if the student has already earned credit for the course.

AP Examination Score of 3
Course
Score of 4
Course
Score of 5
Course
       
Art History ARH 1000 ARH 1050, 1051 ARH 1050, 1051
Biology BSC 1005/1005L BSC 1010/1010L BSC 1010/1010L and 1011/1011L
Calculus AB MAC 2311 MAC 2311 MAC 2311
Calculus BC MAC 2311 MAC 2311, 2312 MAC 2311, 2312
Chemistry CHM 2020/2020L CHM 2045/2045L CHM 2045/2045L and 2046/2046L
Chinese Language and Culture CHI 1930   CGS 1075
Computer Science A CGS 1075 CGS 1075 CGS 1076
Computer Science AB CGS 1076 CGS 1076 ECO 2013
Economics: Micro ECO 2023 ECO 2023 ECO 2023
English Language and Composition ENC 1101 ENC 1101, 1102 ENC 1101, 1102
English Literature and Composition ENC 1101 ENC 1101, 1102 or LIT 1005 ENC 1101, 1102 or LIT 1005
Environmental Science ISC 1051/1051L ISC 1051/1051L ISC 1051/1051L
European History EUH 1000 EUH 1000, 1001 EUH 1000, 1001
French FRE 2200 FRE 2200, 2201 FRE 2200, 2201
German GER 2200 GER 2200, 2201 GER 2200, 2201
Government and Politics: Comparative CPO 2002 CPO 2002 CPO 2002
Government and Politics: United States POS 2041 POS 2041 POS 2041
Human Geography GEO 2400 GEO 2400 GEO 2400
Music Theory MUT 1001 MUT 1001 MUT 1001
  If composite score is 3 or higher MUT 1111, 1241 If both aural and nonaural sub scores are 3 or higher If composite score is 3 or higher MUT 1111, 1241 If both aural and nonaural sub scores are 3 or higher If composite score is 3 or higher MUT 1111, 1241 If both aural and nonaural sub scores are 3 or higher
Physics B PHY 1053/1053L PHY 1053/1053L and 1054/1054L PHY 1053/1053L and 1054/1054L
Physics C: Electricity/Magnetism PHY 1054/1054L PHY 2049/2049L PHY 2049/2049L
Physics C: Mechanics PHY 1053/1053L PHY 2048/2048L PHY 2048/2048L
Psychology PSY 2012 PSY 2012 PSY 2012
Spanish SPN 2200 SPN 2200, 2201 SPN 2200, 2201
Statistics STA 2023 STA 2023 STA 2023
Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio ART 1300C ART 1300C ART 1300C
Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio ART 1201C ART 1201C ART 1201C
Studio Art: 3-D Design Portfolio ART 1203C ART 1203C ART 1203C
United States History AMH 2010 AMH 2010, 2020 AMH 2010, 2020
World History WOH 1023 WOH 1023 WOH 1023

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Edison State College participates in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to provide greater flexibility and opportunity for students to proceed with their education. Students must submit to the Office of the Registrar an official transcript from the Educational Testing Service for scores to be considered. Edison State College awards college credit for qualifying CLEP examination scores based on standards recommended by the Florida Department of Education and the Articulation Coordinating Committee. Acceptance of CLEP tests and scores is subject to change without notice. CLEP credit is not granted if the student has already earned credit for the course. The Nursing Program at Edison State College does not accept CLEP credit for DEP 2004 Human Growth and Development. For additional information, contact the Assessment Services area on your local campus.

CLEP Examination Score Course
BUSINESS    

    Information Systems and Computer Applications

50 CGS 1077

    Introduction to Business Law

50 BUL 2241

    Financial Accounting

50 ACG 1001

    Principles of Management

50 MAN 2021

    Principles of Marketing

50 MAR 2011
     
COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE    

    American Literature

50 AML 2000

    English Composition with essay

50 ENC 1101

    English Literature

50 ENL 2000
     
FOREIGN LANGUAGES    

    French Language

50 FRE 1120

    French Language

59 FRE 1120, 1121

    German Language

50 GER 1120

    German Language

60 GER 1120, 1121

    Spanish Language

50 SPN 1120

    Spanish Language

63 SPN 1120, 1121
     
HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES    

    American National Government

50 POS 2041

    History of the United States I

50 AMH 2010

    History of the United States II

50 AMH 2020

    Human Growth and Development

50 DEP 2004

    Humanities

50 HUM 2235 or 2250

    Introduction to Educational Psychology

50 EDP 2002

    Introduction to Psychology

50 PSY 2012

    Introduction to Sociology

50 SYG 1000

    Principles of Macroeconomics

50 ECO 2013

    Principles of Microeconomics

50 ECO 2023

    Western Civilization I

50 EUH 1000

    Western Civilization II

50 EUH 1001
     
SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS    

    Biology

50 BSC 1005

    Calculus

50 MAC 2233

    Chemistry

50 CHM 2020

    College Algebra

50 MAC 1105

    Mathematics

50 MGF 1107

    Precalculus

50 MAC 1147 or 1140 or 1114

International Baccalaureate (IB) Program

Edison State College accepts the International Baccalaureate (IB) offered by the International Baccalaureate Organization to provide greater flexibility and opportunity for high school students to proceed with their education. Students must submit to the Office of the Registrar an official transcript from the International Baccalaureate Organization for scores to be considered. Edison State College awards college credit for IB examination scores based on standards recommended by the Florida Department of Education and the Articulation Coordinating Committee. Acceptance of IB tests and scores is subject to change without notice. IB credit is not granted if the student has already earned credit for the course.

Students who receive the IB Diploma are granted college credit for scores of four (4) or higher on both higher level and standard level examinations as listed below. Students who do not receive the IB diploma are granted college credits for scores of five (5) or above on IB higher level examinations only.

IB Examination Score of 4 Course Score of 5 - 7 Course
     
Biology BSC 1005/1005L BSC 1005/1005L, 1010/1010L
Business and Management GEB1011 GEB 1011, MAN Elective
Chemistry CHM 2020/2020L CHM 2020/2020L, 2045/2045L
Computer Science CGS 1078 CGS 1078, CGS Elective
Design Technology ETI 1410 ETI 1410, ETI Elective
Economics ECO 2000 ECO 2013, 2023
English A1 ENC 1101 ENC 1101, 1102
Environmental Studies ISC 1050/1050L ISC 1050/1050L
French FRE 1121 FRE 1121, 2200
Further Mathematics MHF 1202 MHF 1202, 1209
Geography GEA 2000 GEO 2200, 2400
German GER 1121 GER 1121, 2200
History WOH 1030 WOH 1030, History Elect.
Math Methods MAC 1105 MAC 1105, 1140
Math Studies MAT 1033 MAT 1033, MGF 1106
Mathematics MAC 1147 MAC 1147, 2233
Music MUL 1010 MUL 1010, MUT 1001
Philosophy PHI 2010 PHI 2010, PHI Elective
Physics PHY 1020/1020L PHY 1020/1020L, 1009/1009L
Psychology PSY 2012 PSY 2012, PSY Elective
Social Anthropology ANT 1410 ANT 1410, 1511
Spanish SPN 1121 SPN 1121, 2200
Theatre Arts THE 1020 THE 1020, THE Elective
Visual Arts ART Elective ART Elective (2)

Career Pathways and Articulation

Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and Glades District Schools and Edison State College are partners in the Career Pathways philosophy which offers students the opportunity to focus on technical high school electives that will help train them for high-skill, high-wage occupations. While in high school students are preparing for careers and postsecondary education, they can begin to earn Edison State College credits.

Edison State provides the opportunity for technical program students to earn college credit that may be applied towards an Associate degree.

High school articulation

Edison State Sate provides the opportunity for high school graduates to earn college credit that may be applied towards an Associate degree.

High school students who have graduated from any public school in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry or Glades counties would be eligible for college credit at Edison State College.

Articulated credit my be awarded to the eligible postsecondary graduate who meets the following criteria:

  • The student must be currently enrolled and seeking as Associate Degree in correlating programs at Edison State College. Thus, the student will successfully meet all requirements that apply to Associate Degree seeking students as stated in the Edison State College Catalog.
  • Students will be awarded articulated Associate credit upon successful completion of 12 college credit hours towards the Associate Degree.
  • Students who complete one of the approved technical programs of study (at least 3 high school courses).

Local High School Articulation Agreements

Program High School Program Completed College Credit Articulated Credits
Education Teaching Assistant 1, 2 and 3 EME 2040 Educational Technology 3 credits
Law Legal Systems PLA 2931 Special Topics in PL 3 credits
Law Studies
Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Operations 1, 2, and 3 CCJ 1020 Intro to CJ 3 credits
Courtroom Procedures CCJ 2930 Selected Topics in CJ 3 credits
(any 2 courses with 3.5 GPA)    
Nursing Health Science II and 10 college credits towards RN:  
Practical Nursing Program Certification NUR 1010 2 credits
  NUR 1022/1022L 5 credits
  NUR 1023L 1 credit
NUR 1142 1 credit
Difference between NUR 1211/1211L and NUR 1204/1204L (AP) Basic
Hospitality TBA TBA TBA
Drafting Drafting 1, 2 and 3 with B average ETD 1100 Engineering Graphics 4 credits
  ETD 1530 Drafting and Design 4 credits
If one of the 3 drafting courses is Auto-CAD with B or better average ETD 1320 Intro to Auto CAD 3 credits
Through a portfolio, student can demonstrate and manipulate a 3-D modeling software to produce a virtual product/model ETD 2350 Advanced AutoCAD 3 credits
Accounting Accounting Operations 1, 2 and 3 ACG 1001 Accounting Principles 3 credits
Grade B or higher in each HS course ACG 2011 Accounting Principles II 3 credits
  ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
Academy of Finance FIN 2000 Principles of Finance 3 credits
Financial Operations SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills 3 credits
Personal Financial Planning CGS 1100 Computer Skills 4 credits
Business Supervision and Management Business Operations 1, 2 and 3 GEB 1011 Introduction to Business 3 credits
SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills 3 credits
CGS 1100 Computer Skills 4 credits
Administrative Assistant CGS 1100 Computer Skills 4 credits
MNA 1804 Business Elective 6 credits
Health non-nursing Phlebotomy Radiologic Technology Competencies  
Health Science 1 and 2 BSC 1080 Human Biology 2 credits
Information Technology Academy of Technology graduates who graduate and pass industry certifications may be eligible for up to 16 college credits.
Public Service Fire Science BFST Firefighter I Certificate MNA 1804 Fire Science Elective 3 credits
Principles of Public Service MNA 1804 Fire Science Elective 1 credit