SCF Announces Summer Open Houses in Bradenton and Venice

Bradenton, Fla. May. 24, 2022

(Bradenton, Fla., May 24, 2022) — Students or families interested in learning about State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota’s (SCF) academic programs, flexible class schedules, financial aid and full-college experience are invited to attend an open house at SCF Bradenton or SCF Venice. The events will take place 3-5 p.m. Monday, June 13, at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, in Building 800 and Tuesday, June 14, at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., in Building 3.

SCF’s admissions and student services teams will discuss topics like the application process, registering for classes, degree pathways, career choices, financial aid and student life. Campus tours will also be available.

The open houses are also a great time to learn about the new Associate in Science (A.S.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) programs at SCF. that are now enrolling students for Fall 2022:

  • A.S. in Business Analytics
  • A.S. in Hospitality Management
  • A.S. in Music Technology
  • B.S. in Elementary Education
  • B.S. in Exceptional Student Education

The Bachelor of Science degrees in the fields of Elementary Education and Exceptional Student Education (ESE) will begin enrolling students this fall, pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

SCF’s two-year and four-year degrees and certificate programs are designed to meet the workforce needs of Manatee and Sarasota counties. Credits earned for an associate in arts degree at SCF are transferable to any university in Florida.

SCF offers many scheduling and course delivery options, which allow students to study at their own pace without compromising their work or family obligations. Options include:

  • Go Live with SCF Online, providing live instruction via video conferences enabling students to experience face-to-face learning from convenient locations.
  • Weekend College, for students with weekday obligations, offering classes on Friday evenings and Saturdays.
  • Flex Start courses, with staggered start dates, including one 12-week session, two eight-week sessions and three five-week sessions.

Interested students can get a jumpstart on their applications ahead of their visit at and by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at SCF’s federal school code is 001504.

For more information, visit, email or text 941-304-5443.