News Releases

(12-12-2017) Get Certified as a Production Technician at SCF, Manatee-Sarasota
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is offering a 10-week online Manufacturing Essentials course including five modules. Online classes are 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Jan 2.
The instructor-led live online course covers: • Training on essential workplace skills needed in manufacturing; • baseline knowledge and skills to maintain a safe and productive work environment and the safe use of equipment; • skills to produce products that meet customer needs and ensure that the manufacturing process meets business requirements; • preventive maintenance and the skills required to identify needs and perform equipment maintenance; and • the knowledge and skills for quality assurance processes.
(12-12-2017) SCF Music Department Highlights Violins on National Violin Day
National Violin Day is Dec. 13 and State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota's (SCF) Music Department is highlighting violins and their role in the college's music program and ensembles.
Robyn Bell, director of instrumental studies and SCF Bradenton Symphony Orchestra (BSO) conductor, said the BSO violin section has 22 members, 16 of whom are SCF students. The BSO is made up of students and community musicians who audition for the orchestra. Felicia Brunelle is violin instructor at SCF. Brunelle has been teaching at SCF for about 10 years and typically has five students. She and one of her SCF students performed J.S. Bach's 'Concerto for Two Violins' with the Sarasota Pops Orchestra.
(12-07-2017) SCF Faculty Member Wins Photographic Society of America Gold Medal
Peter Gedeon, photography lab instructor, arts, design, humanities at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) has received a Photographic Society of America (PSA) Gold Medal Award for his photograph "Planet-Ag - Sagittarius."
Gedeon entered the photograph in the PhotoVivo Singapore International competition. PhotoVivo is an online photography community and hub where both amateur and professional photographers meet and share their work and resources.
(12-07-2017) First Student in Dual Enrollment Pilot Program at SCF to Graduate Dec. 15
Madison M. Angelo, 17, was one of the first students to sign up for an accelerated dual enrollment pilot program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) that allows students from the Sarasota County Schools to enroll as a full-time college student while completing their high school requirements. She has been so successful in the program at SCF Venice she will graduate from high school and receive her Associate in Arts degree this month, a semester earlier than her peers in the program.
Angelo, who was in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program at Venice High School before she joined the pilot program at SCF Venice in 2016, said she loved her experience at the College. She said when she started she didn't expect to graduate a semester early. She simply wanted a more flexible school schedule.
(12-06-2017) SCF Board Report: December 5, 2017
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) District Board of Trustees held its regular monthly meeting Dec. 5 at SCF Bradenton.
The board approved: • Nonfinancial and financial consent agenda items.
(12-05-2017) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Athletics is Registering Golfers for Hall of Fame Classic
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) athletics program is registering golf teams for its 2018 Hall of Fame Golf Classic, part of alumni weekend and the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. The tournament, to be held Jan. 19 at IMG Golf Club, allows alumni and fans to get together for a day of fun and competition while raising money for SCF's athletic programs.
Registration for the tournament and dinner is $125 a person or $470 a foursome. Check-in is at 11:30 a.m. and there is a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The weekend will also include free alumni baseball and softball games.
(11-30-2017) SCF Traffic Safety Institute Moves to New Sarasota Offices
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) has moved the Sarasota office of its Traffic Safety Institute to 2074 Ringling Blvd. Suite 200, Sarasota. The new office phone number is 941-487-7400 and the fax number is 941-260-8999.
The relocated, full-service office is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and noon to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. The Traffic Safety Institute offers basic and advanced driver improvement, the first-time drivers course and the DUI program for the 12th judicial circuit.
(11-30-2017) Private Investigator Course to be Offered at SCF Venice
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Workforce Solutions will offer a private investigator course Jan. 19-21 and Jan. 26-28. The course provides the basic information on becoming a licensed private investigator, including industry regulations, department rules, licensing criteria and investigation techniques.
The course will be offered at SCF Venice, Building 800, Room 832, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail on Friday, Jan. 19; Saturday, Jan. 20; Sunday, Jan. 21; Friday, Jan. 26; Saturday, Jan. 27; and Sunday, Jan. 28. Friday classes are 6 to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday classes are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(11-28-2017) Tips for Preventing Diabetes from SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Nursing Program
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota's (SCF) nursing program is providing information and diabetes prevention tips. Type 1 diabetes is often hereditary and has no known prevention options. The much more common Type 2 diabetes, however, is linked to lifestyle choices that impact the chance of developing the disease.
Nurses, many of whom work as diabetes educators, recommend the following prevention tips: • Maintain a healthy weight. Obesity is a leading cause of Type 2 diabetes. • Exercise regularly. Some studies have shown that high levels of physical activity reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by up to 28 percent. • Eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid foods that are highly processed or high in carbohydrates and simple-sugars. • Quit smoking. Smokers are 30-40 percent more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than nonsmokers.
(11-28-2017) SCF History and German Clubs to Screen WWI Film and Host Discussion
The History and German Clubs at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will combine to present a free screening of "All Quiet on the Western Front," a film about German soldiers' extreme physical and mental stress during World War I. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at SCF Bradenton, Building 10, Room 115, 5840 26th St. W.
A discussion on the ramifications of world wars as events that continue to shape our world today will follow. The event is open to the public.
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