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2009-2010 Catalog 
2009-2010 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

About Edison State College

Edison State College was established in 1962 in Fort Myers, Florida, winter home to such luminaries as Henry Ford, Charles Lindbergh, Harvey Firestone, and the College’s namesake, Thomas Edison. The first classes were held in a former elementary school and drew 500 students.

Today, the College is a dynamic, multi-campus institution with an enrollment approaching 17,000 credit-seeking students. Nationally recognized as a leader in innovative education.

With campuses in Charlotte, Collier and Lee counties, and services in Hendry and Glades counties, students can find the courses they need at locations and times that meet their busy schedules. Edison State also offers a full array of online courses and support services.

The name of the institution was officially changed from Edison College to Edison State College during recent years to reflect the College’s evolving role as an innovative leader in providing higher education opportunities for careerminded adults. Today, Edison State’s comprehensive curriculum includes bachelor’s degrees, associate in arts and associate in science degrees, and certificate programs.

Deeply rooted in its communities, Edison State College takes pride in creating a learning environment that is student-centered and challenging. A classical general education curriculum serves as Edison State’s academic fulcrum, offering core courses in communications, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics. Dedicated faculty and staff are committed to educational excellence, and small class size ensures one-on-one attention. The College’s state-of-the-art facilities, technology and equipment complement the friendly, caring environment that permeates the College. 

Edison State College is an Equal Access, Equal Opportunity institution. Programs, activities, and facilities of the College are available to all on a non-discriminatory basis, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status and national origin. Questions pertaining to educational equity, equal opportunity or equal access should be addressed to the Associate Vice President of Human Resources, 8099 College Parkway, P.O. Box 60210, Fort Myers, Florida 33906-6210;Telephone (239) 489-9294.

This notice is intended for students, employees, and applicants. Edison State College collects your social security number for use in performance of the College’s duties and responsibilities for the following possible purposes: classification of accounts; identification and verification; credit worthiness; billing and payments; data collection; reconciliation; tracking; benefit processing; tax and scholarship reporting; financial aid processing; accreditation of programs; and reporting to authorized agencies of the state and federal government. Social security numbers are also used as a unique numeric identifier in certain cases and may be used for research purposes. Federal law requires that we protect social security numbers from disclosure to unauthorized parties. Students and employees are assigned ESC identification numbers to assist in protecting their identities.