South Florida State College (SFSC, was South Florida Community College until 2012) is a College with campuses in Highlands, DeSoto and Hardee counties, Florida. It is a member of the Florida College System.
SFSC was founded in 1965 and serves around 16,000 students a year. The Highlands Campus, on 228 acres (0.92 km2), is located two miles (3 km) south of Avon Park, Florida. It is bounded on the north by Lake Lelia, to the south by Lake Glenada, and to the west by U.S. Highway 27. SFCC is a public college offering associate degrees in more than 60 fields of study. The college also offers selected bachelor's and master's degrees and a doctoral degree in partnership with four-year colleges and universities. Specialized courses are geared for adult education needs and course work is offered through a mix of traditional classroom and distance learning instructional modalities. An athletic program fields teams in volleyball, softball, and baseball.
This college is oriented toward educating and training the citizens of its area for jobs in great demand in the area. It has course offerings in a variety of subjects, including corrections, law enforcement, nursing and other health fields, and the citrus industry.
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