Go to Community Education Schedule:

Highlands Campus
DeSoto Campus
Hardee Campus
Lake Placid Center

Class schedules are subject to change. For information about Community Education classes and workshops, call 784-7388 or email CommunityEducation@southflorida.edu. To register for classes and workshops, call 784-7405. 


Highlands Campus


Personal Enrichment

Personal Enrichment is a great way to meet people, learn a new hobby or develop a skill.  Our courses are developed in response to individual requests and trends in community interests.  Instructors come from all walks of life, bringing rich and varied experience to the classroom.  Enroll in one of our many enrichment classes today.  If you don’t find what you’re looking for, suggest a class by emailing communityeducation@southflorida.edu. If you’re interested in teaching a personal enrichment course, please submit a course proposal communityeducation@southflorida.edu.


Ageless Grace

Ageless Grace (CRN): $35. Meets Tuesdays, TBA, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., SFSC University Center, Room 109. Ageless Grace is a brain fitness program based on neuroplasticity that activates all five functions of the brain-analytical strategies, kinesthetic learning, memory/recall, creativity, and imagination, and simultaneously addresses all 21 physical skills for lifelong optimal functions.  

Ageless Grace (CRN 11438)): $35. Meets Thursdays, TBA, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., SFSC University Center, Room 109.

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Nia Technique “Love Your Body Workout”

Nia Technique “Love Your Body Workout” (CRN 11168) $30. Meets TBA, 5:30 – 6:30, SFSC University Center, Room 109. Nia Technique “Love Your Body Workout” is a fusion fitness technique of dance, Duncan, Jazz, and Modern. The power and precision of martial arts Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, and the wisdom of the healing arts. Nia cardio-dance workouts are non-impact and combine 52 simple moves with self-expressive free dance to et you fit in 60 minutes. Benefits include strength with flexibility, improved coordination, tension release, supports weight loss and metabolism, and improves circulation. 

Nia Technique “Love Your Body Workout” (CRN 11439): $30. Meets TBA, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., SFSC University Center, Room 109.

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Social Media

Introduction to Social Media (CRN 21032 ): $45. Meets Thursdays, TBA, SFSC University Center, Room 207. New to Social Media? Not sure of the difference between a tweet or a post, a pin, a circle or connection request? Not sure of the difference between Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat or Google+, let alone know which ones you should be using. Our beginners training course will give you a great introduction to social media, with an overview of each of the main platforms and some great tips and tricks; we’ll walk you through each one and give you the confidence to get started. Billions of people around the world use social media to share information and make connections. On a personal level, social media allows you to communicate with friends and family, learn new things, develop your interests, and be entertained. On a professional level, you can use social media to broaden your knowledge in a particular field and build your professional network by connecting with other professionals in your industry.

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Aquabics

Aquabics is a moderately paced aerobic water exercise class for toning, weight loss, and building strength. It’s easy on the joints, but still provides resistance.  

CRN 30773: $45. Meets Thursdays, 8:15-9:15 a.m., May 22 through June 14, SFSC Pool

 

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Body Sculpture

Low Impact Body Sculpture (CRN 21345): $35. Meets Mondays and Fridays, TBA, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m., Criminal Justice Academy Building, Room DD220. Body sculpting is a non-aerobic, muscle-toning class, focused on core strength. Tighten and tone your entire body with low-impact high intensity moves. Fast-paced movements build strength and balance while improving your mobility. Fluid low-impact sequences burn serious calories without putting stress on your joints. When you’re done, you’ll feel that exhilarating glow that comes with doing something great for your body! Participants should bring  a mat to class, resistant bands and hand weights. Tone up on your lunch hour after the holidays!

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Zumba

Zumba Fitness (CRN 21342): $35. Meets Mondays, TBA. 19, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m., Building DD, Room 220. Forget the workout, just lose yourself in the music and find yourself in shape at the original dance-fitness party. Zumba the original dance fit-ness party class feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before you know it, you’ll be getting fit and your energy levels will be soaring! It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating.


Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom Dancing I (CRN ):

No classes are being offered at this time. Check back for future classes.

Ballroom Dancing II (CRN ):

No classes are being offered at this time. Check back for future classes.

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Salsa Rhythm

Basic Salsa Rhythm (CRN ): $39.99. Meets Thursdays, TBA 5:30-7 p.m., Health and Science Building Lobby. Salsa dancing benefits our heart and cardiovascular system, and also increases lung capacity, builds flexibility and coordination, and promotes weight loss. Most of all it’s fun! The basic level class will cover basic steps, side steps, left and right turns, cross body lead, and timing along with partnering skills, and basic lead and follow skills. No prior dance experience is needed.

Intermediate Salsa Rhythm (CRN 21366): $39.99. Meets Thursdays, TBA, 5:30-7 p.m., Health and Science Building Lobby. Salsa dancing benefits the heart and cardiovascular system, and also increases lung capacity, promotes weight loss, and builds flexibility and coordination. Intermediate Salsa is for students who have completed the basic level course or for those who have a secure grasp of the basic elements of salsa, and partnered dancing. At this level, participants will continue to build on movements mastered in the basic level salsa class.


Basic Home Computer I

Basic Home Computer I (CRN 20278): $80. Meets Mondays, TBA,  5:30 – 7:30 p.m., SFSC University Center, Room 207. This introductory class is designed specifically for beginners who have little or no computer experience.  Participants will have hands-on training in a computer lab, and by the end of the eight week class be able to navigate the internet and other important programs on an intermediate level. 

Basic Home Computer II

Basic Home Computer II (CRN 21473): $80. Meets Mondays, March 26 through May 14, 5:30-7;30 p.m., SFSC University Center Auditorium, Room 20. Learn how to keep your files organized, use email, attach files/pictures, how to retrieve files/pictures, manage your computer, and backup and restore. 

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DIY Just Because Cards

DIY Just Because Cards (CRN 21302):

No classes are being offered at this time. Check back for future classes.

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Watercolor

The Cats Meow Painting Cats with Watercolor Pens (CRN ): $30. Meets Thursday, TBA, 5:50- 8:30 p.m., Building H, Room 110. Participants will be painting an 11 x 14 “The Cat’s Meow”. Students will pick from four images to keep or give as gifts. Your image will be outlined and ready when you come to class. Participants will need to bring watercolor pens and watercolor brush to class. The watercolor paper will be provided. For more information, contact Corporate an Community Education at 863-784-7388 or email communityeducation@southflorida.edu. See attached flyer for detailed information here..


Photography 101

Digital Photography (CRN 21407): $203. Meets Tuesdays, TBA 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Building H, Room 110. Learn natural light portraiture, camera setting instruction with all non-phone cameras, landscape photography with zone system expertise, tripod instruction, flash instruction, depth of field vs. shutter speed, freezing action vs. aperture.  To register call 863-784-7405. For more information, contact the Corporate and Community Education Office at 863-784-7033, corporatetraining@southflorida.edu. 

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Foreign Language

Italian For Travelers (CRN  30784):

No classes are being offered at this time. Check back for future classes.

Beginning French

Beginning French (CRN 30742): $95. Meets Thursdays, May 15 through June 19, 9 – 11 a.m., SFSC University Center, Room 203. Learn greetings and introductions, common phrases, core words to know, grammar, nouns and numbers, and much more. Course book required is Berlitz 5-Minute French with CE, ISBN: 978-981-268-4578.

Beginning Spanish

Beginning Spanish I  (CRN 21475): $95. Meets Thursdays, March 6 through May 24,  9 – 11 a.m., Building H, Room 121. Learn the basic foundation of the Spanish language. Students will learn greetings, numbers, time, and everyday exchanges. Students will need a valid email and internet access. Course book required:  VISTAS, 3rd Addition, ISBN; 9781600071041.

Beginning Spanish II (CRN 11479): $95. Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 24 through Dec. 14, 6 – 8 p.m., H-112.

Intermediate Spanish

Intermediate Spanish (CRN 21515):

No classes are being offered at this time. Check back for future classes.

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Family Stabilization and Education Class

No classes are being offered at this time. Check back for future classes.

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Sign Language

American Sign Language I  and II:   

No classes are being offered at this time. Check back for future classes.

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Writing

Fiction Writing For Beginners:

No classes are being offered at this time. Check back for future classes.

Intermediate Fiction Writing:

No classes are being offered at this time. Check back for future classes.

Do You Want To Write A Book (CRN 11422):$165. Meets Mondays, TBA, 5:30 – 8 p.m., Building H, Room 110. This class covers the cost of each of the individual classes including Spring classes.

Using Your Memoir in Fiction (CRN 11423): Check back for future classes.

Discover Writing Prompts (CRN 11424): Check back for future classes.

You Can Be Creative (CRN 11425): Check back for future classes.

You Can’t Make Up This Stuff (CRN 11426): Check back for future classes.

When To Use Backstory (CRN 11427): Check back for future classes.

Writing Dialogue (CRN 11428): Check back for future classes.

Writing With Emotions (CRN 11429): Check back for future classes.

Point Of View (CRN 11430): Check back for future classes.

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Yoga

Yoga (CRN 21489): $39. Meets Fridays, 10:30 a.m. – noon, DE2A 217,  learn how to reduce stress, improve circulation, calm the emotions, and stimulate weight loss and re-align posture.

Intermediate Yoga:

No classes are being offered at this time. Check back for future classes.

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Pine Cone Quilting

Pine Cone Quilting (CRN ): $40. Meets Tuesdays, TBA, Building H, Room 110. Pine Cone Quilting is rich in history and makes a beautiful quilt. The four-week class will strive to teach you hand sewing techniques, color selection, scissor skills, relaxation and increased patience. No sewing machine is needed, just your needle, thread, scissors and fabric. Each student will make a sample square 24 x 24 inches to get the feel of what it will be like to make the entire quilt. The finished piece will be suitable for a wall hanging, framing or a large pillow top.

Pine Cone Quilting Evening Class (CRN 21476): $40. Meets Tuesdays, March 20 through April 10, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Building H, Room 110. Pine Cone Quilting is rich in history and makes a beautiful quilt. The four- week class will strive to teach you hand sewing techniques, color selection, scissor skills, relaxation and increased patience. No sewing machine is needed, just your needle, thread, scissors and fabric. Each student will make a sample square 24 x 24 inches to get the feel of what it will be like to make the entire quilt. The finished piece will be suitable for a wall hanging, framing or a large pillow top.

 

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Clay Works/Ceramics
CRN 10709: $135. Check back for future classes.


Smartphones Simplified

Smartphones Simplified (CRN 21167): $45. Meets Fridays, TBA, 1 – 3 p.m., SFSC University Center, Room 207. Learn to use your smartphone for more than just a call. Participants learn to harness the power of social media, email, how to respond to notifications, pay bills, and shopping.

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Tennis

Introduction to Tennis (CRN 21368): 

No classes are being offered at this time. Check back for future classes.

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DeSoto Campus


Yoga

Yoga (CRN 30827): $36. Meets Thursdays, June 6 – 28, 10:30 a.m. – noon, DE2A 218

Yoga (CRN 30828): $36. Meets Thursdays, July 5 – 26, 10:30 a.m. – noon, DE2A 218 

Learn how to reduce stress, improve circulation, calm the emotions, and stimulate weight loss and re-align posture.

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Hardee Campus


Family Stabilization and Education Class

CRN 30817: No classes are being offered at this time. Check back for future classes.

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Lake Placid Center


Your Journey to an Organized Home Workshop

Your Journey to an Organized Home Workshop (CRN 21328): $49.99. Meets TBA, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Building 100, Room 124.  This class will help you achieve a clutter-free and organized home. Real-life organizing solutions for real-life clutter issues is taught by a professional organizer. Learn steps you can take to fix any mess in your home. 

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Fitness

 Zumba® Toning (CRN 21342): $35. Meets Mondays, TBA, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m., Building DD, Room 220. Forget the workout, just lose yourself in the music, and find yourself in shape at the original dance-fitness party. Zumba the original dance-fitness party class features exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before you know it, you’ll be getting fit and your energy levels will be soaring! It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating.

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Low Impact Aerobics (CRN 20200): $35. Meets TBA, 9 – 10 a.m. This class is easy on the joins but still gives you a heart pumping workout while reducing the risk of injury. If you want to drop in and try this class it is $5 per class.    

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Chair Aerobics (CRN 20698): $15. Meets TBA, 9 -10 a.m., Building 400, Room 401. Seniors and individuals with mobility issues use chair aerobics to participate in exercise but without the impact and risk of falling of regular aerobics classes.  Chair Aerobics will raise the heart rate above resting levels and improve cardiovascular fitness. If you want to drop in and try this class it is $5 per class. 

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Aerobics, and Zumba® Toning (CRN 20179 (4:30) / CRN 20198 (5:30): $35. Meets TBA, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Building 400, Room 401. Aerobic Exercise stimulates the heart rate and burns calories as well as improves stamina to improve your overall health.   Zumba Toning is included in this class on Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. If you want to drop in and try this class it is $5 per class.   

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Clogging

Intermediate Clogging:

CRN 20076: No classes are being offered at this time. Check back for future classes.
CRN 20701: No classes are being offered at this time. Check back for future classes.

For more information, contact Community Education at 863-784-7388 or email CommunityEducation@southflorida.edu.

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