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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2020-2021 Catalog

2018-2019 Catalog

Accreditation and Governance  

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 with questions about the accreditation of SCF.

SCF is governed by the Florida Legislature and by the SCF District Board of Trustees. Fees are subject to change without prior notice whenever conditions make it necessary.

Statement of Nondiscrimination  

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, race, religion, age, national origin/ethnicity, color, marital status, disability, genetic information or sexual orientation in any of its educational programs, services and activities, including admission and employment. Direct inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies to: Equity Officer, 941-752-5323, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34207. For more information, visit the Diversity and Equity page of our website. 

Equity Officer, ADA Coordinator
State College of Florida
5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34207

Title IX Deputy Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator: Gloria M. Tracy
State College of Florida
5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34207

Title IX Coordinator: Dean of Students
State College of Florida
5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34207

This publication can be made available to persons with disabilities in a variety of formats. Requests should be made to the Disability Resource Center (DRC) Coordinator, SCF, P.O. Box 1849, Bradenton, FL, 34206, or call 941-752-5000, SCF Bradenton, or 941-408-1300, SCF Venice, at least two weeks prior to the time the publication is needed.

Disabled individuals requiring accommodations, modifications or encountering physical barriers in the limited number of older inaccessible facilities should contact DRC Coordinator Patricia Lakey at 941-752-5295 or 941-408-1300, ext. 65295, for information, assistance or services. Provision of certain auxiliary aids and services to College events or activities require a specific request at least two business days prior to the function.

Catalog Accuracy Disclaimer 

SCF has made every reasonable effort to ensure the accuracy of this Catalog. This Catalog represents the current curriculum, educational plans and requirements, which may be altered to carry out the purposes and objectives of SCF. The Catalog is not a contract and may be changed as necessary by statute, rule or College requirement. Updated information is available on the College’s website, SCF.edu.

Public Law 93-380, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 

In accordance with Public Law 93-380, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), strict confidentiality will be observed regarding student information, even though the nature of an educational institution requires that records must be kept. 

The act provides that the College may retain the right to release directory information, which is defined as the student name, degree of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, terms of attendance, and degrees and awards received. In the absence of written notice by a student to withhold any or all information included in the definition of “directory information,” the College reserves the right to release any of this information it may consider desirable. Directory disclosure release forms are available in the Office of the Registrar at SCF Bradenton and SCF Venice. 

Acknowledgments and Appreciation 

Designated officials in College administrative divisions are responsible for authoring and approving the content of major Catalog sections as follows: 

Academic Affairs: Bachelor’s degrees, A.A. degree and prerequisites, A.S. programs, certificate programs and course descriptions; academic support; and Center for Corporate and Community Development. 

Student Services and Strategic Enrollment: Admissions and enrollment policies, Office of the Registrar, student services, student code of conduct and academic calendar. 

Finance and Administrative Services: Cost, fee information and financial aid. 

Communications and Marketing: Preface information, including accreditation and legal statements; greetings, Board of Trustees, College history, mission and goals; general information and general overview. 

The State College of Florida Foundation Inc.: College Foundation. 

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1849
Bradenton, FL 34206

Web address: SCF.edu

SCF Bradenton
5840 26th St. W.
Bradenton, FL 34207

SCF Lakewood Ranch
7131 Professional Pkwy.
Sarasota, FL 34240

SCF Venice
8000 S. Tamiami Trail
Venice, FL 34293

SCF Online