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Community Education

SFSC offers an array of non-credit personal enrichment courses designed to enhance your quality of life or to improve your competencies. You may choose from numerous courses, workshops, seminars, special programs, and other enriching educational experiences provided to meet your needs and interests. You may schedule your instruction at various times and locations. Classes include, but are not limited to, specialized art classes, conversational Spanish, computer classes, healthy living, creative writing, digital photography, ballroom dance, Zumba, aquabics, and more. All Community Education classes are fee supported; therefore, the cost varies with the duration of the programs and materials involved.

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Lifetime Learners Institute - This program is a series of offerings that provide short-term educational opportunities and various social activities for individuals interested in expanding their intellectual horizons. The program is offered on a class-by-class basis where you select the courses which suit your interests. Lectures, discussions, presentations, and optional field trips provide the structure for the classes. Series presenters are always welcome to share their expertise. Please contact the Community Education office at 863-784-7388 for information about becoming an adjunct instructor.

Heartland Senior Games - The purpose are to promote physical fitness, good health, and a competitive spirit among adults over 50 who do and do not live active lifestyles. The games are held annually in March and are sanctioned by the Florida Sports Foundation. The top five finalists in each age category and each gender qualify to compete in the Florida Senior Games State Championships.

Parents, Children and Divorce - This class meets the Florida statute requirements for parents with minor children who seek a divorce in Florida. It focuses on the concerns you have regarding your decisions in divorce and the impact this process will have on your child or children. You will learn effective ways of communicating with each other and of making decisions that are in the best interests of your child or children. SFSC is the designated provider of this training for DeSoto, Hardee, and Highlands counties. This four-hour course is offered monthly.

Coming February 27 to the Highlands Campus

Join us at the Write On! Authors Conference and Book Fair. Conference will feature writers, editors, publishers and literary agents from a variety of genres. A line-up of 12 exciting, diverse and in-depth workshops offering something for writers of all levels from which to choose. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn, connect, network and socialize with fellow writers and industry professional. You will leave the conference full of new ideas and information and recharged about writing! 

Conference is Friday, Feb. 27, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., in Building B. Registration is $100 per person. For information, contact Lauren Redick at 863-784-7388 or email

Community Education
South Florida State College
600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825

To contact us:
Phone: 863-784-7388
Fax: 863-784-7355