Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Edison holds open house for students and parents

Edison State Community College invites community members, area high school students and their parents to Explore Edison on Thursday, October 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua Campus. The open house event will showcase over thirty of the College’s academic programs.

In addition to exploring Edison’s academic programs, attendees are invited to meet professors, tour state-of-the-art facilities, learn more about the many financial aid and scholarship opportunities available, and speak with university partners about transfer opportunities.

“It’s time for students to shop for college and this event enables them to discover all the wonderful opportunities Edison has to offer,” said Christina Raterman, Enrollment Manager. “They can talk to Admissions to find out their next steps for enrolling, talk to faculty about programs, and attend breakout sessions covering topics such as College Credit Plus and scholarships. We look forward to connecting with families and getting them the information they want to know.”

A comprehensive list of programs will be highlighted including career programs within such areas as Business, Computer Information Technology, Engineering Technology, Health Science, Industrial Management and Technology, and Social and Legal Services.

Participants can also learn more about Edison’s unique 2+2 University Transfer Degrees, which allows student to complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree at Edison before transferring to their university of choice.

Industry leaders will also be in attendance to speak one-on-one with students and parents about the need for skilled workers in the Miami Valley.

While here, attendees are also encouraged to learn more about College Credit Plus, the new state supported post–secondary option program, which offers higher learning opportunities to high school students at little to no cost.

The evening includes free pizza and refreshments and attendees will also be entered to win a three-credit hour tuition waiver or one of two Kindle Fire HD tablets. Register to attend online by visiting www.edisonohio.edu/Explore. For more information, call 937-778-8600.

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