Providing educational opportunities for the entire community is central to the mission of Santa Fe College.
In an effort to provide educational opportunities to all the people of Alachua and Bradford counties, Santa Fe College began offering Community Education classes starting in 1972 and now offers the program five times a year. Roughly 150 classes are offered each year, including finance, performing arts, computers and technology, sports and fitness, animal activities, arts and crafts, outdoor adventures and more. Many classes offer a waiver for seniors to make the educational opportunities more accessible.
College for Kids
College for Kids provides day camp activities for children ages 10 to 14 during the summer months, and during Alachua County schools’ spring break. High school students can enroll in the Counselor in Training Leadership program. During the summer, over 70 classes are offered at the Northwest Campus, the Andrews Center in Starke, and the Watson Center in Keystone Heights. College for Kids also provides educational opportunities during the school year with computer coding classes, as well as a new robotics program. During spring break, Space Challenge students visit the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium on the Northwest Campus and learn about rocket building and space exploration.
For more information about Santa Fe College’s Community Education programs including College for Kids, visit sfcollege.edu/cied/communityed.
Many working professionals are required to earn continuing education credits to maintain their licenses. Santa Fe College provides these classes for accountants, general contractors, insurance professionals, nurses, real estate agents and more. Many continuing education classes are offered online and at the Blount Center in downtown Gainesville.
For more information on Continuing Education opportunities at Santa Fe College, please visit sfcollege.edu/cied/cwe