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  • Adult Learners

    Adult Learners

    We recognize the tremendous experience of our adult learners and are proud of the level of diversity, experience and academic excellence that you bring to our campus. Whether you want to take classes for transfer to a four-year university or prepare for one of today's top demand career fields, Edison State Community College can help you start strong and finish fast!

    We understand that you are busy and have a lot going on. We can help build a schedule that works for you and we have the support services that you need to succeed… including child care, financial aid assistance, academic advising, tutoring, career development, health services and disability support services.

    Please review the admissions checklist. Check out our scholarships and financial aid opportunities and take a look at ALL of our program offerings. Then schedule your advising appointment by calling 937.778.8600, and let's get started!   


    Planning to transfer to a four-year college?

    START STRONG at Edison State Community College. Our "2 + 2 University Transfer" degrees are your gateway to over 250 bachelor's degrees. See the following FAQs for more information.

  • You absolutely can! We call it the "2 + 2 University Transfer" program.

    Start at Edison State and transfer your coursework for another degree. Edison State's small class sizes and affordable tuition make it easy to launch your bachelor's degree close to home.

    Edison State's "2 + 2 University Transfer" degrees are your gateway to over 250 bachelor's degrees at Ohio's public and private universities, as well as to colleges across the United States.

    • The Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree parallels the first two years of a bachelor of arts degree and is ideal for students pursuing majors in the social sciences, humanities and arts. 
    • The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree parallels the first two years of a bachelor of science degree and is ideal for students pursuing majors in science, technology engineering, mathematics and business. 

    If you plan to transfer we encourage you to

    1. Identify your transfer major and transfer school as soon as possible. 
    2. Consult with both Edison State and transfer university advisors. 
    3. Carefully follow the Transfer Module established by the Ohio Board of Regents.

    The Edison State staff works closely with four-year institutions to keep programs up-to-date and transferable. Edison State's articulation agreements with area colleges and universities list the courses that you can take at Edison State to prepare for popular majors at nearby schools.

    Some of the universities that recent Edison State graduates have transferred to include Bluffton, Bowling Green, Capital, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, Franklin, Ohio Northern, Ohio State, University of Toledo, Urbana, Wittenberg, Wright State and Xavier.

    We use a variety of tools to ensure and maximize the transferability of your college credit to meet degree requirements elsewhere!

    Edison State's academic advisors utilize a variety of transferability tools including:

    Ohio Higher Ed
    Interested in going to college in Ohio? The University Systems of Ohio has created a site especially for you. The goal is to help connect future college students with information on how to plan, apply, and pay for your education at Ohio's public universities, community colleges, and adult career centers.

    Transfer Module  
    By completing Edison State's Transfer Module, students can satisfy the general education requirements at other Ohio colleges and universities. The Transfer Module contains 36-40 semester hours of courses in the fields of English, mathematics, arts/humanities, social and behavioral sciences,  and natural and physical sciences.

    Articulation Agreements  
    Edison State has articulation agreements with area colleges and universities which list courses that you can take at Edison State to prepare for popular majors at nearby schools, including Wright State University, Sinclair Community College and many others. See the articulation agreements list for information on  transferring credits to and from Edison State. Contact an advisor for more detailed information.

    Transferology  
    Transferology details course equivalencies between colleges and universities in Ohio by school and by course. It enables you to find out what credits will transfer to where and how those credits apply to a program of study.

    Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGS)
    Developed by the Ohio Board of Regents and created by The University Systems of Ohio, the Transfer Assurance Guides provide information on general and specific education coursework that students can complete and transfer. See Edison State Transfer Assurance Guide approved courses here.

    Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE)
    The Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education provides several resources for new and transfer students including:

    • Degree finder for consortium school Lists of transfer contact personnel 
    • Cross registration procedures

    You can go where you choose… but we do have university partners.

    Edison State Community College has entered into partnerships with several universities to offer degree completion programs on the Edison State campuses and online. These partnerships are designed for adult students who have completed technical A.A.S., A.A.B., or A.T.S. degrees and wish to continue their education beyond the associate degree.

    Often times, these programs are accelerated or online. These programs apply more of the technical credits to a bachelor's degree than a traditional transfer program. However, A.A./A.S. degree students are also eligible for admissions to these programs. In many cases, the student may take additional coursework at Edison State before or during the time they are enrolled in the university.


    Bachelor's Degree Programs

    College | Contact Major Location
    Bluffton University
    Deb Simon-Heinfeld
    800.488.3257
    419.358.3684
    simon-HeinfeldD@bluffton.edu
     Bachelor of Arts 
    Organizational Management
    Social Work
    Health Care Management
     Edison State Community College | Piqua

    Bluffton University
    Bowling Green State University
    Sherri Ogden
    419.372.9676
    sorwick@bgsu.edu
     Bachelor of Science 
    Technology
    Advanced Technological Education
     Online
    Franklin University
    Jennifer Friend
    Community College 
    Regional Manager
    614.357.7635
    jennifer.friend@franklin.edu
     Bachelors' Degrees
    Business Administration
    Accounting
    Applied Health Care Management
    Applied Management
    Applied Psychology
    Business Forensics
    Business Management
    Computer Science
    Digital Communication
    E-Marketing
    Financial Management
    Forensic Accounting
    Interactive Media Design
    Health Care Management
    Health Care Information Systems Management
    Human Resource Management
    Information Technology
    Management
    Interdisciplinary Studies
    Management Information Sciences
    Marketing
    Public Relations
    Public Safety Management
    Operations and Supply Chain Management
    Organizational Communication
    Safety, Security and Emergency Management
    Web Development
     Online
    Ohio University
    Jodi Van Winkle
    740.463.0113
    vanwinkl@ohio.edu
     Bachelor of Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Science Applied Management
    Bachelor of Science
    Nursing (RN to BSN)
    Bachelor of Technical & Applied Studies
     Online
    Urbana University
    Maureen Cooper
    937.705.6974
    937.207.2823  Maureen.cooper@urbana.edu
     Bachelor of Science Degrees
    Business Management
    Criminal Justice
    Nursing (RN to BSN)
    Health Care Administration
     Edison State Community College | Piqua

    Online
    Wright State University | Lake Campus
    Dr. Greg Homan 
    Organizational Leadership 
    Program Coordinator and Advisor
    419.586.0344
    800.237.1477, Ext. 8344 (Ohio only)
    greg.homan@wright.edu
     Bachelor's Degree 
    Organizational Leadership
     

    Wright State University | Lake Campus

    Wright State University | Main Campus

    Miami University
    Tom Looker
    937.778.8600 Ext. 7943 tlooker@edisonohio.edu
     Bachelor of Science Degrees
    Electronics Engineering Technology
    Manufacturing Engineering Technology
    Mechanical Engineering Technology
     

    Edison State Community College | Piqua

    Miami University

    Western Governors University
    866.225.5948

    More information for faculty 
    and staff can be found here.

     Bachelors' Degrees
    Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8)
    Early Childhood Education
    Mathematics (5-9 or 5-12)
    Science (5-9)
    Science (Chemistry, 5-12)
    Science (Physics, 5-12)
    Science (Biological Sciences, 5-12)
    Science (Geosciences, 5-12)
    Special Education (K-12)
    Nursing (RN to BSN)
    Health Informatics
    Nursing (Prelicensure) (select areas only)
    Business Management
    Business-Human Resource Management
    Business-Information Technology Management
    Marketing Management
    Accounting
    Sales and Sales Management
    Information Technology
    Information Technology-Network Administration
    Information Technology-Network Design and Management
    Information Technology-Security
    Information Technology-Software
     Online

     

    Master's Degree Programs

    College | Contact Major Location
    Bluffton University
    Deb Simon-Heinfeld
    800.488.3257
    419.358.3684
    simon-HeinfeldD@bluffton.edu
     Master of Arts 
    Organizational Management
     Edison State Community College | Piqua

    Bluffton University
    Deb Simon-Heinfeld
    800.488.3257
    419.358.3684
    simon-HeinfeldD@bluffton.edu
     Master of Arts 
    Business Administration
     Edison State Community College | Piqua

    Franklin University
    Tom Leiter 
    888.341.6237                 
    leiter@franklin.edu
     Master of Arts
    Business Administration
     Online

    IMPORTANT  For more information on these programs, please contact the college representative listed. Costs are at the rate of the degree-granting school.

    The Wright State University PASS Partnership Program formalizes the link between the Wright State University Dayton and Lake Campuses and the Edison State Community College Piqua and Darke County Campuses to provide seamless student movement between the two institutions. The objective is to facilitate student entry or reentry into a bachelor's degree program at Wright State University. Click the button below for more information.

    WSU PASS Partnership

  • Looking for a fast track to a hot career?

    We can guide you toward a career path that aligns with your interests and we'll show you what high-paying jobs are in demand locally and across the nation.

    Planning to take just a class or two?

    If you are planning to take just a class or two, you will not need to submit official transcripts or attend student orientation. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for most forms of financial aid. However, you may be eligible for tuition reimbursement from your employer or the military. Our Resource Specialists will be happy to assist you with registration and answer any questions that you may have. Once registered, they will review and assist you with your Edison State email, WebAdvisor and Blackboard accounts.

    Need to integrate work and school?

    Edison State's online classes may be the solution. You can view a listing of our online offerings in the Academic Catalog. If you plan to enroll in online courses, you must demonstrate college-level proficiency in reading and writing AND successfully complete the Online Readiness Workshop. You may register for the workshop at the same time that you register for your online classes. If you have taken online classes previously, you may petition to waive the Online Readiness Workshop requirement.

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