Corporate & Community Development
The mission of Corporate & Community Development (CCD) is to provide quality learning to people of all ages through noncredit continuing education, community services and some credit-related activities. More than 30,000 participants have experienced some aspect of CCD during the past year--whether it was a personal enrichment class, a workforce training class, a driver improvement class or attending an event!. Courses and services are provided across the SCF service area. Our classes are delivered on-campus, on business sites, and online. The division's main offices are located at the college's Center for Innovation and Technology at Lakewood Ranch.
The division is comprised of the following areas:
- Newly Added Course Offerings - classes which are added to the offerings once the catalog has been printed.
- "Ageless Ed-Ventures" courses are geared toward older learners.
- Kids' Educational Camp programs: Kids' Summer Spectrum-- Educational enrichment program for children ages 7-15
- Motorcycle Rider instruction - first run, basic rider course, experienced rider, group riding class, Girlz Garage
- Online Classes - personal fitness training, insurance, hospitality, food & beverage, financial services, environmental health & safety, real estate, driving & transportation,
- Personal enrichment courses:art, music, writing, dance, foreign language, landscape & gardening, cooking, exercise, finance & investing, home improvement, parenting & children, sports
- Professional certification courses:insurance, real estate, security officer, private investigator, boater captain license, wedding planner, concealed weapons, scuba diving, horticulture, pharmacy tech, construction, guardianship, LEED certification, solar thermal and PV, CPR
- FlexStart list to help us offer the classes you want.
- Community Foundation of Sarasota County classes designed in conjunction with the Foundation
- Lifelong Learning Academy classes designed in conjuntion with the Agency
- Basic and advanced driver improvement courses
- Classroom driving instructions for those preparing to become drivers
- DUI courses
- Court-mandated supervision courses and Victim Impact Panels
- Mature driving program for those 55 and older
- Computer classes for the public - all skill levels
- Basic and advanced IT courses taught at each SCF site and at businesses
Management and leadership courses focusing on the latest management principles
- Mobile laptop lab allows any space to become an IT training room
- Contract training: Let us be your training department!
- Assistance with external training funds to support your training initiatives
- Business Resource Library at SCF Venice
- Certified business analysts available at all campus sites with convenient appointment times
- Consulting services for emerging and expanding businesses
- Seminars designed for entrepreneurs
- Free start-up workshops held throughout Manatee & Sarasota counties at local chambers
Interested in teaching? E-mail your course proposals and ideas to us and let us see how you can become part of our CCD team!