Career Exploration Center
The Career Exploration Center (CEC) offers resources to assist students in choosing life/career goals and in learning steps necessary to attain those goals. The center offers computerized assessments of a person’s interests, values, abilities, and personality to suggest career fields that may be worthy of consideration. The goal is to enable students to make career decisions that will lead to academic success, career achievement, and desired lifestyles. The Career Exploration Center is open to community members as well as SF students, faculty, and staff.
Location: Northwest Campus, Building R, room 217.
Career Coach is an online tool which allows users to explore potential careers, take career assessments, build an effective resume, connect to academic programs at SF, search local job postings and track demand for various fields within the college’s service district. Career Coach is available for all students and community members. Visit the Career Coach website at www.sfcollege.edu/careercoach
The Santa Fe College Counseling assists students who are experiencing academic or personal concerns as they progress toward their academic goals. The Counseling Center provides short-term, solution focused, confidential counseling to SF students free of charge. The counselors at the Center also provide crisis intervention and consultation services, as well as over 50 psycho-educational workshops each year.
Location: Northwest Campus, Building R, room 227
Disabilities Resource Center
The Disabilities Resource Center (DRC) establishes and delivers reasonable, equitable academic adjustments and services for students with disabilities. Through an interactive process, DRC’s Access Specialists work with students to determine accommodations that are necessary for academic access. Accommodations may include academic modifications, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services such as alternative format of material, alternative testing, note taking, and sign language interpreting.
Access specialists are also available to provide training in the use adaptive technologies.
To set up an appointment or for information, students may go to S-229 or call 352-395-4400. The application for DRC services is available online at www.sfcollege.edu/drc. Accessible workstations are available at the Northwest, Starke, and Blount Centers.
Spectrum of Success
Spectrum of Success (SOS) is housed in the DRC and is designed to help enrolled Santa Fe College students on the autism spectrum gain academic, social, and employment-related skills. The program provides support and guidance to help students transition, persist, earn credentials, and reach educational and career goals.
The Lawrence W. Tyree Library is committed to service, offering the highest quality resources and library instruction for students, faculty, and staff. All resources are accessible through the library website at www.sfcollege.edu.
Library services include orientation, reference assistance, circulation, interlibrary loans, and course reserves. The librarians teach one-credit courses online and face to face. Library instruction is provided one on one as needed. Librarians will also do tailored subject presentations to classes as requested by faculty.
Extended hours are offered during exams. Holiday hours are posted as needed.
The Santa Fe Little School offers a developmentally appropriate educational program for children ages 14 months to five years. The Little School is located on the Northwest Campus near the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo.
The school is open 12 months a year and enrolls children from college-affiliated families as well as children from families who are not affiliated with the college. Santa Fe Little School is also an educational training site for Santa Fe College and University of Florida students who are learning to be teachers. Please call 352-395-5597 or visit our website at www.sfcollege.edu for more information. Visitors are welcome.
My Brother’s Keeper (MBK)
My Brother’s Keeper is a Santa Fe College support program designed to increase the enrollment, retention and success of black males. The program strives to engage students academically and socially. The program provides a variety of academic support and personal enrichment activities to enhance the personal and academic growth of students. These services and opportunities include college-wide connections and referrals, personal and professional development workshops, mentoring, conversational series (e.g., Barber Shop Series), community service and networking opportunities, campus involvement, College tours and Specialty Conference attendance. For more information, please contact MBK Coordinator at 352-381-3801 in I-049 for visit the website at www.sfcollege.edu/mbk.
Students have the right to meet with the Ombudsperson. The Ombuds offers a safe and confidential environment for students to discuss concerns, problems, or complaints. As an advocate for fairness, the Ombuds serves as an independent and unbiased mediator as students resolve academic challenges. In this vein, the Ombuds helps students understand College policies, assists students in exploring possible options, and makes referrals to appropriate resources. In accordance with the requirements of Florida Statute 1006.51, the Ombuds also assists students with appeals concerning access to courses and credit granted towards a degree. The Ombuds, Dr. Bea Awoniyi, is housed in Building R, room 211 and is accountable to the College President via the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Student Development and Leadership
The academic department of Student Development and Leadership (SDL) offers elective credit courses to help students develop and achieve goals of academic excellence, leadership, and self-management. SDL has several courses to choose from, including College Success, Career Development in the Global Workplace, Leadership, Personal Leadership, Leadership Development Studies, Life/Career Development, and Living Effectively in Today’s World. These courses, which have no prerequisites, focus on areas that contribute to student’s academic accomplishment, enlightened life and career choice, greater self-awareness, and service to the community. For more information contact the department Chair at https://www.sfcollege.edu/sdl/.
College Achievement Program (CAP)
The College Achievement Program (CAP) facilitates a six-week Summer Enrichment Program to prepare underrepresented students who have graduated from high schools in Alachua and Bradford Counties. Those who successfully complete the Summer Enrichment Program become a member of CAP and may qualify for CAP scholarship. CAP supports the persistence, success, and graduation of its participants by challenging students to explore and grow personally, intellectually, socially, and emotionally. CAP participants are guided towards developing their sense of belonging, self-awareness, and their ability to make sound decisions that will have an enduring impact on them personally, academically, and professionally. For more information about CAP, please call 352-395-5942 or visit our website at https://www.sfcollege.edu/cap.
Displaced Homemaker Program
The Displaced Homemaker Program (DHP): Focus on the Future offers empowerment and employment assistance to women who are 30 years of age or older, who have mostly been homemakers during their adult lives, who have been dependent upon someone for support, which is no longer available to them, who are unemployed or not adequately employed and/or who would have difficulty in securing adequate employment.
The program offers free classes and workshops which include Life Management Skills, Basic Computer Training, and Employability Skills. The Classes are available throughout the year. The program is funded by the Santa Fe College. Inquiries about DHP services and/or to schedule an appointment for an intake screening, please call 352-395-5047 or visit the website at www.sfcollege.edu/DisplacedHomemakers.
In partnerships with the public high schools in Alachua and Bradford counties, Santa Fe College (SF) is transforming the college-going experience with the SF Achieve program. SF Achieve provides students with robust mentoring opportunities inside their high schools - coaching them on career exploration, time management, financial aid and more. Program participants, referred to as SF Achieve Scholars after they enrolled at SF, will be paired with a mentor to provide individualized support after students enroll at SF, along with a stipend to cover the costs of their textbooks. Eligible SF Achieve Scholars also qualify for a full-tuition scholarship that picks up where financial aid leaves off, helping to pay for up to 60 credit hours at SF. More information and an online sign-up form are available at www.sfcollege.edu/achieve.
Santa Fe College Center of Excellence/National Achiever Society (NAS)
The Santa Fe College’s Chapter of the National Achievers is under the auspices of the Florida Education Fund. Formerly known as the McKnight Achievers, NAS is a college-track program that assists under-represented and historically disadvantaged students in grades K-12 to excel both academically and culturally with a goal of increasing the pool of students who are prepared, motivated, and qualified to enter higher education.
The program offers leadership activities, peer tutoring and counseling, educational trips and conferences, test preparation, and pre-college prep workshops. Homework help for middle school students and SAT preparation for high school students is available through the NAS online web portal. A statewide Annual Brain Bowl Competition motivates students to improve skills in math, coding, writing, and reading based on standardized tests (e.g., EOC, SAT, & ACT) questions. Brain Bowl Teams compete for scholarships at Florida colleges and universities. A Summer Enrichment Program is held at the SF Northwest campus. Students acquire skills in core academic courses for the upcoming school year and experience interactive approaches to STEAM and standardized test preparation. The program office is located on SF’s Northwest Campus. For more information, call 352-381-7086 or visit the program’s websites at http://www.sfcollege.edu/nationalachievers/ or the state website at www.fefonline.org.
1. Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)
EOC is a 100% federally funded grant by the U.S. Department of Education with an annual budget of $232,050.00 The TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a mobile team of advisors that can offer free assistance and resources for adults interested in continuing their education. The primary goal of the EOC is to assist individuals with GED completion, and/or college or accredited trade program enrollment. Team members can travel to help residents in Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Colombia, Dixie, Gilchrist, and Union counties. The program office is located at the downtown Blount Campus. For more information, call 352-381-7228 or visit the program website at https://www.sfcollege.edu/prepare/eoc/.
2. North Central Florida Educational Talent Search (NCFETS)
NCFETS is a 100% federally funded grant by the U.S. Department of Education with an annual budget of $348,779.00. NCFETS serves residents of Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Marion and Union Counties by providing study skills instruction, campus visitations, SAT preparation, financial aid planning, college and career planning, and leadership training. NCFETS serves high school students, guiding them through the completion of secondary school and admittance into a post-secondary program. The program is designed to serve 680 participants annually; participants are selected based upon eligibility criteria established by the US Department of Education. The program office is located on the Northwest Campus in Building L, Office 53. For more information, call 352-395-5960 or visit the program website at https://www.sfcollege.edu/prepare/ets/.
3. Student Support Services (SSS)
Santa Fe College is 100% federally funded to serve three Student Support Services Programs (SSS) by the U.S. Department of Education with an annual budget of $858,887. The SSS programs at Santa Fe College include the Classic, STEM, and Veterans Programs and each is designed to significantly increase the retention and graduation rates of the participants it is funded to serve. Program participants are selected based on eligibility criteria established by the US Department of Education. The SSS programs at Santa Fe College are committed to providing proactive, comprehensive, and innovative services to enhance student success at SF. SSS programs offer a plethora of services including individualized academic advising, counseling, coaching, financial aid assistance, SSS grant aid, social and cultural enrichment programs, workshops that broaden career perspectives, improve academic skills, promote self-confidence, and address various non-cognitive factors. The program offices are located on the Northwest Campus in Building L, Office 54. For more information, call 352-395-5067 or see the SSS website at https://www.sfcollege.edu/trio/student/.
4. Upward Bound (UB)
Santa Fe College’s Upward Bound program is a 100% federally funded grant by the U.S. Department of Education with an annual budget of $345,301.00. Santa Fe College’s Upward Bound program encourages the acquisition of academic skills and motivation needed for success in high school, college, and everyday life. The program, designed for selected high school students in grades 9-12, operates an academic year component and summer component for students from Bradford County. Services such as academic advising, career exploration, assistance with college and financial aid applications, visits to post-secondary education institutions, and cultural and social opportunities are provided year-round. The UB program is designed to serve 63 students and participants are selected based on eligibility criteria established by the US Department of Education. The program office is located at Santa Fe College’s Andrews Center. For more information, call 352-395-4494 or see the Upward Bound website at https://www.sfcollege.edu/prepare/ub/.
5. Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS)
Santa Fe College’s Upward Bound Math-Science program is a 100% federally funded grant by the U.S. Department of Education with an annual budget of $287,536.00. The program, designed for selected high school students in grades 9-12, operates an academic year and summer component for students, or rising freshmen, attending Gainesville or Newberry High Schools. Services such as academic advising, career exploration, assistance with college and financial aid applications, visits to post-secondary education institutions, and cultural and social opportunities with a focus on math and science are provided year-round. The UB program is designed to serve 60 students interested in pursuing majors and careers in math and science fields. Participants are selected based on eligibility criteria established by the US Department of Education. The program office is located at Santa Fe College’s Blount Campus. For more information, call 352-395-7107 or see the Upward Bound Math-Science website at https://www.sfcollege.edu/prepare/ubms/.