State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota is pleased to offer an array of Signature Programs in its mission to boldly engage students and the community to be the region's first choice for innovative, responsive and quality education. These programs are designed to meet the changing educational needs of our students and employers to enrich the community where we live, play and work. 

Honors Program

The interdisciplinary program is designed to challenge students and develop critical thinking. A Capstone service-learning project, which is part of the program, helps lead to an understanding of civic engagement. Students accepted into the program can enroll in two interdisciplinary honors courses offered during the academic year. A series of seminars featuring guest speakers will be held at SCF Venice throughout the year. Students in the honors program will be required to attend a minimum of nine of these events. Students will be able to complete their Capstone project in the program's second year. Learn more>>>

Accelerated Dual Enrollment Program

State College of Florida and Sarasota County Schools have teamed up to offer a "pilot" with North Port High School and Venice High School. The pilot is an Accelerated Dual Enrollment Program, which allows qualified juniors in high school to begin to gain college credit by attending State College of Florida, Venice Campus during the Fall 2016 semester. These students are provided additional advising support and resources to successfully navigate college. In addition, these students are on track to graduate with their high school diploma and potentially an AA degree from State College of Florida during the spring 2018 semester. Learn more>>>

Gator Engineering at State College of Florida

The Gator Engineering at State College of Florida program, is a collaboration between the University of Florida Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and State College Florida. The program allows a cohort of students to begin their coursework at State College of Florida and gain admission to UF as early as after their first semester. Students will continue coursework at SCF for two semesters (or until completion of all math and science critical tracking courses are met) then matriculate to the UF campus in Gainesville to continue their engineering studies in their chosen major. Learn more>>>

Programs include: Computer Science, Digital Arts & Sciences, Computer Engineering & Electrical Engineering.

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