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Edison State College - Fort Myers

Edison State College in Fort Myers is named after the famous inventor Thomas Edison who spent his winters in Fort Myers.

As a public college, Edison State College is part of the Division of Florida Colleges (formerly the Florida Community Colleges System) and has approximately 17,000 students.

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Library at Edison State College - Fort Myers

The Richard H. Rush Library at Edison State College in Fort Myers

The main campus of Edison College (also known as ESC) is in Fort Myers and there are also campuses in Naples Florida (Collier County) and Punta Gorda (Charlotte County) Florida.

Edison State College offers students 2 year associates degrees, 4 year bachelors degrees, and certificate programs. Edison College became Edison State College in June of 2008 when it was designated a State College.

Edison State College Entrance Requirements

Edison State College has an open admissions policy. Students must show graduation from high school or a GED. 

If you are transferring from another college you must submit an official transcript.


Gardens at Edison State College, Fort Myers

Mary Jo Sanders Garden of Inspiration at Edison State College in Fort Myers

Edison College Degree Programs

As a State College, Edison now offers Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Applied Science degrees. The Bachelors program at Edison State College have a strong focus on teaching math and science.

Below are the Bachelor degrees offered at Edison

  • Bachelor of Applied Science Safety Administration
  • Bachelor of Science Biology Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Secondary Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Applied Supervision and Management


Belltower Walkway - Edison College - Punta Gorda

The Belltower Walkway on the campus of Edison College in Punta Gorda

Associate in Arts Degree Programs

Edison State College offers an Associate Degree General Education Program that meets core requirements for an AA.  Courses offered include communications, humanities, social sciences, math, natural science, and foreign language.

Associate in Science Degree Programs

  • Accounting Technology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Cardiovascular Technology
  • Computer Programming and Analysis
  • Crime Scene Technology
  • Criminal Justice Technology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Drafting and Design Technology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Emergency Medical Services Technology
  • Fire Science Techology
  • Health Information Management
  • Internet Services Technology
  • Networking Services Technology
  • Nursing Program
  • Opticianry Program
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Physical Therapist Assistant Program
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Care

Certificate Programs at Edison College

Certificate programs at Edison State College focus on specific careers such as accounting, computer programs, firefighting, paramedic, and networking.

  • Accounting Applications
  • Computer Programming and Applications Specialist
  • Crime Scene Technology
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Eye Care Technician
  • Firefighter Program
  • Networking Specialist
  • Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician
  • Paramedic
  • Small Business Management
  • Visual Assessment


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