Career Resource Center
The Career Resource Center (CRC) 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 Resource Center is open to community members as well as SF students, faculty and staff.
Location: Northwest Campus, Building R, room 217.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
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
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
Disabilities Resource Center
The Disabilities Resource Center establishes and delivers reasonable, equitable academic adjustments and services for students with disabilities. Through an interactive intake interview process, DRC Access Specialists work with students to determine the accommodations that are necessary for academic access. Accommodations may include academic modifications, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services.
Access specialists in the DRC also train students in the use adaptive technologies. DRC services also include alternative testing, note taking, scribing and sign language interpreting.
The DRC is open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday-Friday. Students may drop in S-229 or set up an appointment for service by calling 352-395-4100. The on-line application for DRC services is available at www.sfcollege.edu/drc. ADA work stations are available at the Northwest, Starke and Blount Centers.
Spectrum of Success
Spectrum of Success (SOS) is housed in the Disabilities Resource Center and is designed to help enrolled Santa Fe 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, improve financial independence and reach full 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.
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday: 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Saturday: noon - 6 p.m.; Sunday: noon - 8 p.m.
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.
Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
An Extended day program available until 5:30 p.m.
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 retention and success rates of black males both 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 Referrals, Personal & Professional Development Workshops, Barber Shop Series, Mentoring, Community Service, Networking Opportunities, Campus Involvement, College tours and Specialty Conference Visits. For more information please contact Aminah Harris at 352-381-3801 in -S-242. Visit the website at www.sfcollege.edu/mbk.
The Ombudsperson offers a safe and confidential environment for students to discuss concerns, problems or complaints. As an advocate for equity and fairness, the Ombudsperson serves as an independent and unbiased mediator as students resolve academic challenges. The Ombudsperson helps students understand College policies, assists students in exploring options, and makes referrals to appropriate resources. In accordance with the requirements of Florida Statute 1006.51, the Ombudsperson also assists students with appeals concerning access to courses and credit granted toward a degree. The College Ombudsperson, 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 Instruction
The academic department of Student Development Instruction (SDI) offers elective credit courses to help students develop and achieve goals of academic excellence, leadership, and self-management. SDI has several courses to choose from, including College Success, Career Development in the Global Workplace, Academic Progress, Leadership, Personal Leadership, Leadership Development Studies, Life/Career Development, Living Effectively in Today’s World, and Standards of Academic Progress. 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 352-381-3809 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BACK TO WORK 50+:WESI @ Santa Fe College is a grant program through the AARP Foundation, the Social Innovation Funds, and the American Association of Community Colleges. The program is designed to serve anyone 50 years old and above, but specifically women 50-64 years old with significant work history, achieve economic self-sufficiency Candidates are exposed to employment opportunities and are provided job training, education, career counseling and mentoring.
The program hosts local information sessions and coaching programs where participants can learn how to update their personal marketing tools and networking strategies, target their job searches, and identify and pursue short-term training needs. Participants will also be exposed to job leads, employers, and employment related resources that will support, enhance, and reinforce job seeking efforts during the transition to the next full-time job. For more information about our BTW 50+ program please call 352-395-5047 or visit the website at www.sfcollege.edu/btw50.
College Achievement Program (CAP)
The College Achievement Program (CAP) is an academic enrichment experience that occurs each summer at SF. It is designed to provide selected high school graduates with fundamental instruction and skills to enhance overall college readiness. For more information about CAP, please call 352-395-5486, visit building S-112, or visit, www.sfcollege.edu.
Displaced Homemaker Program
The Displaced Homemaker Program: Focus on the Future offers empowerment and employment assistance to women who are 35 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 who would have difficulty in securing adequate employment.
The program offers free classes and workshops throughout the year. The program is jointly funded by the College and a grant from the Department of Economic Opportunity. To inquire about our services, schedule an appointment for an intake screening or for more information, please call 352-395-5047 or visit our website at www.sfcollege.edu/DisplacedHomemakers.
The PASS Program, or Preparing for Academic Student Success, is a college preparatory initiative. PASS is specially designed provide students at Eastside, Hawthorne, and Bradford high schools with the necessary resources and information to prepare them for college. With a strong focus on student success beyond admissions, PASS prepares students to excel and prevail while in college, increasing their chances for college graduation. PASS focuses on the college admissions process, college survival strategies, life skills and personal development, financial literacy, mentoring and exposure to college students and business professionals. All services and activities are provided FREE of cost to all eligible participants. Applications for the program are available from school guidance counselors or online at https://www.sfcollege.edu/admissions/admissions-programs/pass-program.
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, writing and reading based on FCAT and SAT questions. Brain Bowl Teams compete for scholarships at Florida colleges and universities. A three-week 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 STEM and SAT 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. North Central Florida Educational Talent Search
This federal program helps rural high school students in an eight county area of North Central Florida, especially those who are low income and potential first generation college students. Services include campus tours to Florida colleges and universities, academic advising and course selection; college entrance exam preparation; and workshops on motivation, study skills and test taking. Assistance is also provided to students and their families with completion of applications for college and financial aid. For more information, call 352-395-5960 or visit the program website at http://www.sfcollege.edu/ets.
2. Student Support Services
The Student Support Services Program (SSS) is a federally funded program that provides opportunities for academic development, helps college students with college requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The goal of this program is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of participants and ease the transition process from one level of higher education to the next.
Services include one-on-one tutoring, academic, financial and personal counseling; help in securing admission and financial aid for enrollment in four-year institutions; and information about career options and mentoring.
To receive assistance, students must be enrolled in an AA program with plans to transition to a four-year school. Only first generation, low-income, and students with disabilities with an academic need are eligible to participate in the program. The program office is located on the Northwest Campus. For more information, call 352-395-5068 or see the SSS website at http://www.sfcollege.edu/studentaffairs/trio/support/index.
3. Upward Bound
The Upward Bound Program (UB) is a federally funded program designed to provide low-income and/or first generation students with the academic skills and motivation necessary to persist in completing their secondary education and to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. Currently, the UB Program is funded to serve 63 students from Bradford High School and Newberry High School. During the academic year UB provides afterschool tutoring at Bradford High School and Newberry High School two days each week. Every other Saturday, students are provided transportation to Santa Fe College to receive assistance with FCAT, EOC, and SAT/ACT preparation, college admissions and financial aid applications. Students also participate in financial literacy workshops, career and academic counseling, college tours and various educational and cultural activities.
During the summer, UB students participate in an intensive 6-week non-residential summer program at Santa Fe College designed to prepare them for the first nine weeks of subsequent school year. At the conclusion of the program, eligible students are able to receive Work Study and are placed with local businesses. In addition to academic and cultural enrichment activities, students participate in community service events and fundraising projects throughout the school year. Students must meet federal eligibility criteria set by the U.S. Department of Education. The program office is located on the Northwest Campus. For more information, call 352-395-7357 or see the Upward Bound website at http://www.sfcollege.edu/studentaffairs/trio/upwardbound/index.