Formerly known as Edison State General and Technical College, Edison Community College (ECC) was founded in 1973 and is known to be the first general and technical college in the state. Today, they have two campuses available: the Piqua main campus in Piqua, Ohio; and the Darke County campus in Greenville, Ohio.
More than 3,000 students are currently enrolled in Edison Community College and there are around 30 technical fields on offer, as well as various baccalaureate transfer programs, continuing education options and developmental courses.
Edison Community College – Nursing
Edison Community College’s nursing program takes two years to complete. It consists of five terms of sequential courses, but can also be extended over more than two years if students take various science or general science classes per semester before joining the nursing program.
Classes will be held in laboratories and classrooms, while clinical training will be done in area hospitals, nursing homes and community centers. To apply and stay in the nursing program, students will need to earn a minimum grade of C in every nursing, anatomy, physiology and microbiology course that they take.
To apply and stay in any of the nursing programs, students will need to earn a minimum grade of C in every nursing, anatomy, physiology and microbiology course that they take.
The nursing program has been approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and has been accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Graduates will get the Associate of Applied Science degree and will be allowed to sit for the National Council Licensing Exam for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Registered Nursing Option
This option will take 70 credit hours to complete over four semesters. Students of this program will be taught how to be a provider of care, a manager of care and a member of the profession.
LPN/ADN Nursing Option
This transition degree program will help Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) grow into Registered Nurses (RNs). This option will take 70 credit hours to complete and consists of four terms of sequential courses. Only 18 students are chosen to join this program every year.
To apply, students will need to complete all of the listed prerequisites, have an LPN licensure in Ohio, and complete a basic LPN transition course. Graduates will get the Associate of Applied Science degree and will be allowed to sit for the National Council Licensing Exam for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN).
For students who need other funding sources for college, Edison Community College has various student grants, loans, scholarships and work-study programs available.
Students grants and scholarships are types of gift aid where students who meet the requirements don’t need to repay the loans. Grants are usually awarded based on students’ financial needs, while scholarships are usually awarded by merit.
Loans can also help students pay for their college education, but need to be repaid after graduation. There various kinds of loans out there, so students will need to review all of their options before making their final decision.
Work-study program allow students to work on-campus part-time as they attend classes. These programs usually come with regular work schedules, regular paychecks and supervisors, as well as other special benefits.
Edison Community College
1973 Edison Drive,
Piqua, OH 45356