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Eastern Florida State College opens its doors
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Posted: 2013 Jul 19 - 06:35

College to help economic growth

By Chris Fish

cfish@hometownnewsol.com

MELBOURNE -- On July 1, a new era of education in Brevard County began.

Brevard County Community College is now Eastern Florida State College, which will be offering new four-year degrees to students in Brevard County and Central Florida, beginning this August.

The school's first bachelor's degree will be a Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Management, with concentrations in General Business Management and Health Care Management.

"Eastern Florida State College opens a new era for Brevard County and the entire Central Florida region, allowing us to help students get the education they need to gain an in-demand job upon graduation and providing businesses with the skilled 21st century workforce they need to grow in the global economy," said John Glisch, associate vice president of communications for Eastern Florida State College. "It's a significant step forward that will benefit everyone."

The redeveloped college is opening in the wake of a 2008 decision made by the Florida Legislature to create a large economic impact.

Studies showed that the state of Florida needed more potential workers, with at least a bachelor's degree, in order to keep up with future employer demand.

"Our new four-year programs will make an important difference in peoples' lives, giving them the opportunity to advance their careers and giving business and industry the skilled employees they need to grow in the global economy," said Dr. Jim Richey, Eastern Florida President, in a press release. "The impact of the college's transformation will resonate for generations to come, benefiting individuals, their families and the state of Florida."

The new name was selected following a survey of thousands of students and local business leaders.

Another eight bachelor degree tracks are also scheduled to start in August 2014 and include majors in business, health care and information technologies.

Despite the school now being considered a state college, Mr. Glisch said Eastern Florida State will remain committed to its community college roots by continuing to offer more than 100 associate degrees and certified programs, as well as adding new ones.

Mr. Glisch said the college will continue to look at the possibility to adding more programs beyond 2014, but, at the moment, none are planned at this time.




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