From the Seminole County Newsroom
Seminole County residents looking to upskill or reskill to advance or begin their careers can take free classes at Seminole State through scholarships provided by Seminole County government.
The County is utilizing a portion of its Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funds to pay for tuition, fees, books and instructional costs for current Seminole State College students who are Seminole County residents and can complete a credential at the College by the end of 2020.
To qualify for funding under Seminole County CARES, you must:
- Be a Seminole County resident
- Be unemployed, furloughed or have reduced hours due to COVID-19
- Complete the selected certificate by Dec. 31, 2020
The scholarships are available for certificates in the following programs during the Fall B session which runs from Oct. 19 – Dec. 12:
This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in accounting and business or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed. The content introduces students to the process of data entry into accounting software programs and includes the preparation, presentation, and analysis of financial reports.
This certificate is designed to prepare students for employment in business environments and/or to provide supplemental training for students previously or currently employed in business occupations. Students will learn the effective use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software programs. This course provides useful information for those involved in owning or operating businesses.
This certificate prepares students to obtain an entry-level position in an office environment. Students in this course will master the keyboard by touch to create business letters, reports, envelopes, labels, and memos using Microsoft Word. Effective oral and written business communication skills are outcomes of this certificate.
To participate in the Seminole County resident scholarship program or for more information visit www.seminolestate.edu/cares/programs/scc
In addition to working with Seminole County, the College is working with fully supports Governor DeSantis’ goal to make Florida the national leader in workforce education by 2030.
To help meet this goal, Seminole State offers se certificate and degree programs in growing fields including:
- Sustainability Management
- Information Systems Technology including networking, cyber security and cloud computing
- Business and Information Management
- Hospitality Management
- Health Sciences
- Engineering Technology
- HVAC and Refrigeration
- Automotive Maintenance
- Public Safety
- And in many other areas
Seminole State is also joining the Florida College System’s workforce campaign for rapid credentialing by offering the following Rapid Skills certificates to enable students to earn college credit and get on track for career success in Spring 2021:
- Accounting Specialist
- Associate Project Management
- Business Specialist
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- Office Specialist
For more information on Seminole State’s Rapid Skills certificates or to apply visit https://www.seminolestate.edu/rapid-skills
To apply for admission or register for classes in any of Seminole State’s 200+ programs and certificates, visit seminolestate.edu/apply-register.
Seminole State College of Florida, established in 1965, serves nearly 30,000 students across six sites in Central Florida. A comprehensive college, Seminole State has awarded more than 100,000 credentials, from bachelor’s degrees to high school diplomas, and offers more than 200 degrees, certificates and programs designed for success. For more about the college, visit seminolestate.edu, like on Facebook at facebook.com/seminolestate and follow on Twitter: @seminolestate. #SSC #GoStateGoFar