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Career Development Center

Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Local Phone Numbers

Avon Park 863-784-7410
Arcadia 863-494-7500 ext. 7410
Lake Placid 863-465-5300 ext. 7410
Sebring 863-382-6900 ext. 7410
Wauchula 863-773-2252 ext. 7410


Loretta Jackson 863-784-7442
Student Services Advisor, Career Center

Pam Jessiman 863-784-7410
Specialist, Career Center

Colleen Rafatti 863-784-7411
Director, Career Center

Career Development Center


We are located at the Highlands Campus, Building B, First Floor, Room 111.

Do you need help:
  • Completing college orientations?
  • Learning to use Panther Central or D2L?
  • Deciding on a college major?
  • Matching your interests with careers?
  • Exploring careers and occupations?
  • Locating training programs?
  • Searching for a new part-time or full-time job?
  • Preparing for a job interview?
  • Creating a cover letter and resume?
  • Finding student employment?

Let our Career Development Center team
help you reach your academic and career goals.

We offer a variety of free services to:
  • Help clients explore and make decisions about careers.
  • Provide our students with an opportunity to gain valuable work experience while continuing their education.
  • Assist individuals prepare for and find local employment.
  • Promote the stability and economic growth of our community by providing well-educated and experienced job candidates.
Career Development Center
South Florida State College
600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825

To contact us:
Phone: 863-784-7410
Fax: 863-784-7319