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2011-2012 Catalog 
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2011-2012 Catalog

Accreditation and Governance

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA, 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for 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 (SCF) is an equal opportunity and access institution that does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, national origin/ethnicity, color, marital status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation and any other factor prohibited under applicable federal, state, and local civil rights laws, rules and regulations in any of its educational programs, services or activities, including admission and employment.

Equity Officer, ADA Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator: Gloria M. Tracy
State College of Florida
P.O. Box 1849, Bradenton, FL 34206

Section 504 Coordinator: Jennifer J. LaHurd
State College of Florida
P.O. Box 1849, Bradenton, FL 34206

This publication can be made available to persons with disabilities in a variety of formats. Requests should be made to the disability resource center 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 the disability resource center (DRC) 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 educational records office 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 Quality and Success: A.A. degree and prerequisites, A.S./A.A.S. programs, certificate and linkage programs and course descriptions; and Center for Corporate and Community Development.

Educational and Student Services: Enrollment policies, student services and academic calendar.

Business and Administrative Services: Cost and fee information and buildings.

Baccalaureate Programs: Bachelor degrees.

Public Affairs 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.

Catalog layout by Joanne Campbell, lead graphic artist, SCF public affairs and marketing department.

Contact Us

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


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

SCF Lakewood Ranch
7131 Professional Pkwy. E.
Sarasota, FL 34240

SCF Venice *
8000 S. Tamiami Tr.
Venice, FL 34293


* Full-service Campus