Administration

SCF Accreditation and Governance

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota.

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is governed by the Florida Legislature and by the SCF District Board of Trustees. Fees are subject to change without prior notice whenever conditions make it necessary.

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 Health Profession Programs Accreditations

Bachelor of Science, Nursing

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Rd., NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.

Nursing Accreditation

Associate in Science, Dental Hygiene

The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of approval without reporting. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission's Web address is: http://www.ada.org/100.aspx.

Associate in Science, Nursing

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota's Associate in Science in Nursing program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Rd., NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.

Nursing Accreditation

Associate in Science, Occupational Therapy Assistant

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449.  ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301)652-AOTA and its Web address is acoteonline.org.  Graduates of the program are eligible for the national certification examination of the occupational therapy assistant, administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).  After successful completion of the exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA).  Most states require licensure in order to practice; state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.

Associate in Science, Physical Therapist Assistant

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: (703)706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org, website: www.capteonline.org.

Associate in Science, Radiography

The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60656-3182, (312) 704-5300, Email: mail@jcert.org.


Statement of Nondiscrimination

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, national origin/ethnicity, color, marital status, disability, genetic information and sexual orientation in any of its educational programs, services or activities, including admission and employment. Direct inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies to: Equity Officer, 941-752-5323, PO Box 1849, Bradenton, FL 34206.              

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota no discrimina en base a sexo, raza, religión, edad, origen nacional/origen étnico, color, estado civil, discapacidad, información genética y la orientación sexual en cualquiera de sus programas educativos, servicios o actividades, incluyendo la admisión y empleo. Dirija las consultas sobre las normas de no discriminación a: Equity Officer, 941-752-5323, PO Box 1849, Bradenton, FL 34206.

Equity Officer: Gloria Tracy
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
P.O. Box 1849, Bradenton, FL 34206
941-752-5323

ADA Section 504 Coordinator: Jennifer J. LaHurd
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
P.O. Box 1849
Bradenton, FL 34206
941-752-5599

Publications can be made available to persons with disabilities in a variety of formats. Requests should be made to the disability resource coordinator, SCF, P.O. Box 1849, Bradenton, FL, 34206, or call (941)752-5000, SCF Bradenton, or (941) 408-1300, SCF Venice, at least two weeks prior to the time the publication is needed.

Disabled individuals requiring accommodations, modifications or encountering physical barriers in the limited number of older inaccessible facilities, should contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at (941) 752-5295 or (941) 408-1300, ext. 65295, for information, assistance or services. Provision of certain auxiliary aids and services to College events or activities require a specific request at least two business days prior to the function.


Public Law 93-380, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The act provides that the College may retain the right to release directory information which is defined as the name, current mailing address, telephone number, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance and degrees and awards received. In the absence of written notice by a student to withhold any or all information included in the definition of Directory Information, the College reserves the right to release any of this information it may consider desirable. Directory disclosure release forms are available in Educational Records on the Bradenton and Venice campuses.

In accordance with Public Law 93-380, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act,(FERPA), strict confidentiality will be observed regarding student information, even though the nature of an educational institution requires that records must be kept.

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