Did you complete a Career or Technical program in the Tampa Bay metro area?

If you did you complete a Career or Technical program in Hillsborough, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, or Manatee County, State College of Florida is a member of the Tampa Bay Career Pathways Consortium. This consortium is a partnership between certain secondary and post-secondary schools from around the Tampa Bay metro area that create pathways between high school, career center/technical college and state college programs. If SCF does not offer the career program you are looking for, check with these partnering state colleges. For more information about these schools and potential free college credit, visit the Tampa Bay Career Pathways Consortium website.

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A college degree may be closer than you think!

As a student of a Sarasota or Manatee County school, you may have taken one or more career, technical or academy classes at your high school or technical college. Through a career pathways articulation agreement between State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) and the local school districts, students can receive college credit for the work they have completed. The Agreement provides at no cost to eligible students, college credit for eligible classes in the Certificate and Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree programs. Instructors from SCF, the high schools and the technical colleges, along with local employers, review the curriculum and agree on what courses can be given college credit.

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Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree

Looking to kickstart your journey towards a fulfilling career or higher education?

An Associate of Science (A.S.) degree at State College of Florida, Manatee – Sarasota serves as an essential stepping stone to higher education and a successful career. Students can choose from a wide range of fields, including Art, Design, Humanities, Business, Industry, Manufacturing and Construction, Language and Literature, Mathematics, Music, Natural Science, Nursing and Health Professions, Social and Behavioral Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) or Theatre, we’ve got you covered. These A.S. degrees act as sturdy building blocks, ensuring you’re well-prepared for the next chapter, be it further studies or diving headfirst into the workforce.

Here’s the exciting part: at State College of Florida, Manatee – Sarasota, you can supercharge your A.S. degree with relevant workforce certificates. Explore A.S. degrees like Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, or Hospitality and Tourism, and amplify your qualifications with certificates in Accounting Applications, Business Management, and Marketing, among others.

If STEM is your calling, you’ll feel right at home with A.S. degrees in Biotechnology, Computer Information Technology, and Network Systems Technology. Take your skills to the next level with certificates in Computer Programming, Network Infrastructure, and Network Security. And don’t forget about Nursing – A.S. degrees in Nursing and Health Services Management pave the way to a brighter future. Enhance your credentials with certificates like Health Care Services and Leadership in Health Care, and open doors to a wealth of opportunities.

Whether you’re eyeing a career in the bustling world of Business, the caring embrace of Nursing, or a thrilling STEM journey, Florida’s A.S. degrees and accompanying workforce certificates offer a treasure trove of options. Your academic path, combined with these dynamic qualifications, will set you on the road to success in your chosen field. It’s all within your reach at State College of Florida, Manatee – Sarasota.

Associate in Science (A.S.) General Education Requirements

Associate in Science – Career

Associate in Science – Transfer/Career

Associate in Science – Articulated Transfer