Student Services

Flex Start Classes

Flex Start Classes - You classes, your way.

Classes to Match Your Schedule

These self-contained, accelerated sessions offer the same course material as a traditional 16-week class in a condensed format. Students can add these classes as a complement to their semester-long course load or register exclusively for Flex Start classes. Courses are available at SCF’s campuses in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Venice and online.

Flex Start Session
(Part of term)
Spring 2024
Session Dates
First 5 Week Session Jan. 8 – Feb. 9
First 8 Week Session Jan. 8 – March 2
12 Week Session Feb. 5 – May 2
Second 5 Week Session Feb. 12 – March 22
Second 8 Week Session March 11 – May 2
Third 5 Week Session March 25 – April 26

How to Find Flex Start Classes

See Class Schedules


Flex Start classes are offered each semester to provide as many scheduling options as possible.

Spring and Fall Terms

  • Three five-week sessions
  • One 12-week session
  • Two eight-week sessions

Summer Term

  • Two five-week sessions
  • Two six-week sessions
  • One eight-week session

For more information or to find out which Flex Start classes are currently available, contact Admissions by calling 941-752-5050, texting 941-304-5443 or emailing

Financial aid is also available for Flex Start classes. For questions about Financial Aid, call 941-752-5037, text 941-999-3611 or email


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