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Social and Behavioral Sciences

SCF’s Social and Behavioral Sciences and Human Services programs offer a deep dive into the world of humanity and society. They cover a wide range of subjects, exploring society, identity, and social institutions. This includes understanding the roles of individuals in various contexts like education, history, law, politics, and psychology. Graduates from these programs can expect diverse career opportunities.

SCF provides Associate in Science (A.S.) Degrees and Certificates to equip students with practical skills and critical thinking abilities. These credentials pave the way for success in current job markets and future career advancements.

Criminal Justice Technology

One of the highlighted programs is the Criminal Justice Technology. This program, available as both an Associate in Science Degree and a Certificate, prepares students for careers in law enforcement, corrections, and related fields. It covers subjects like police administration, criminology, criminal evidence and investigation, and juvenile delinquency. Graduates can explore career options like social services work or law enforcement management.

The Criminal Justice Technology Specialist Certificate provides foundational knowledge for those looking to enter law enforcement, corrections, or other criminal justice fields. It’s also a pathway toward advanced degrees like an AS Degree in Criminal Justice or a BAS Degree in Public Safety and Emergency Management.

The goal of SCF’s paralegal program is to educate paralegals with an effective balance of legal knowledge and practical skills. Our program prepares the student for work in the legal profession upon graduation and to take the National Legal Assistant Certification Exam. This program is considered to be substantially in compliance with ABA guidelines for paralegal education by the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE).

Fire Science Technology

Are you a current firefighter considering your next step or an aspiring firefighter planning your career? The Associate in Science Degree in Fire Science Technology at SCF will help you explore exciting new opportunities. This degree can be your gateway to take on critical roles as a fire inspector, fire investigator, or first-line supervisor of fire fighting and prevention workers. We’ve partnered with Manatee Technical College and Suncoast Technical College to help firefighters earn their first college degree.

Early Childhood Education Information

Our immersive curriculum gives you the tools to teach and lead young children in their classrooms. You’ll love touching the lives of young children and making a lasting difference. SCF offers extraordinary preparation and unparalleled staff and educators.

Teacher Education & Certification

The Educator Preparation Institute provides a quality teacher training option for baccalaureate degree holders. Through the Institute, teacher candidates with teaching aspirations and bachelors’ degree in any discipline (from a regionally accredited college or university) can work toward teacher certification with the skill to become highly-qualified, prepared teachers in Florida.