Edison State College Now Offering Courses at iTECH Collegiate Center in Immokalee

Dec 15, 2009

Edison State College and Immokalee Technical Center (iTECH) have partnered to offer college courses leading to an Associate or Bachelor degree from Edison State College, right in Immokalee.  The partnership began fall 2009 with two courses offered at the iTECH Collegiate Center, Psychology and English I, serving a total of 24 students.  Based on inquiries received during the course of the fall semester, Edison has now doubled its course offerings for spring 2010, offering 4 additional courses with a potential to serve 80 to 100 students. 


An added benefit of the partnership is the opportunity for Immokalee High School students to “dual enroll” taking courses for college credit while still in high school.  High school students who dual enroll in Edison State College courses at the iTECH Collegiate Center do not pay fees or tuition.  Adult students pay Edison State College fees and tuition, a bargain compared to other institutions.


 “For a long time, Edison State College has sought to serve the Immokalee Community,” says Collier Campus President Dr. Jeffrey Allbritten.  “This partnership with the iTECH Collegiate Center opens up endless possibilities for Immokalee residents wishing to earn a college degree.  iTECH is already an excellent technical education center, and centerpiece of the community, so this partnership is a natural for both institutions.”


Spring 2010 courses are offered from Monday through Thursday and meet once per week from 6:00 - 8:40 p.m.  The course schedule is as follows: Monday - Human Growth & Development; Tuesday - US History to 1865; Wednesday - Composition I; Thursday - College Success Skills.


High school students wishing to register for courses at iTECH Collegiate Center may do so by contacting their high school guidance counselor.  New adult students may register at: Edison State College, 7007 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples FL 34113. Returning adult students may register online.  Registration is underway and classes are scheduled to start on January 7, 2010. 


For more information, or assistance with enrollment, contact:  Edison State College Collier Campus Admissions at 239-732-3701 or visit https://www.edison.edu/collier/admissions