Career Pathways

A college degree may be closer than you think!

As a Sarasota or Manatee county school student, you may have taken career, technical or academy  classes at your high school or technical college.  Through a career pathways agreement between SCF and the local school districts, students can receive college credit for the work they've completed.  The credits that you earn now as a high school student, can be applied to certificates and/or Associate of Science degrees at SCF, as long as you continue your career path within the same field.  You pay no tuition for the credits your receive from this agreement.  Details of the agreement can be found in the "Career Pathways Agreement".  Learn about the college's career and technical programs.


1-Apply to the State College of Florida and select the Certificate/A.S. degree that relates to your high school or technical college program.

2-Contact your Career Pathways Representative as listed below and complete a Request for Articulated Credit---and 

  • For Manatee county students, contact Carol Lewis at or  click here.
  • For Sarasota county students,contact Sherry Rizi at or  click here.

If you have graduated more than two years ago, contact the college's Manager, Business & Student Engagement, Kristey Richardson at 941-752-5290 for an appointment or email her.

Career Pathways Agreement

Career Pathways Articulation Agreement between the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), the School District of Manatee County, and the Sarasota School District provides, at no cost to eligible students, college credit for eligible classes in the Associate in Science (AS) Degree programs.  Instructors from SCF, the high schools and the technical colleges, along with local employers, review the curriculum and agree on what courses can be given college credit.

Tampa Bay Career Pathways Consortium

Did you complete a Career or Technical program in Hillsborough, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, or Manatee counties? Do you want to attend State College of Florida? SCF is a member of the Tampa Bay Career Pathways Consortium. This consortium is a partnership between certain secondary and post-secondary schools from around the Tampa Bay metro area that create pathways between high school, career center/technical college  and state college programs. If SCF does not offer the career program you are looking for, check with these partnering state colleges.

For more information about these schools and potential free college credit, visit the website: or contact your advisor or call the SCF Manager, Business & Student Engagement at 941-752-5290.

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