Trade and Industry Courses
South Florida State College’s Corporate and Community Education (CCE) Department provides courses in various trade and industrial specializations. In the past, SFSC CCE has worked in conjunction with major business enterprises, such as John Deere, the Florida Association of Public Transportation, and the Florida Department of Transportation, to deliver the specialized training they demanded. Regular CCE courses include:
CDL Skills Test and Refresher Course
SFSC is a state-approved testing facility for the Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Skills Test, consisting of three parts: the state-mandated pre-trip inspection, covering 170 parts of the vehicle that must be checked; the basic controls test, covering backing maneuvers; and the 30-minute road course. Applicants who pass all three parts receive a Class A, B, or C CDL. Participants may use their own vehicles or an SFSC vehicle.
The refresher course is for experienced drivers whose CDL has lapsed or who wish to upgrade their CDL. One-on-one training with an instructor prepares students for the CDL Skills Test.
The next Commercial Vehicle Driving course will meet Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Oct. 9-Dec. 5, at the Crews Center in Avon Park.
Florida contractors must complete 14 hours of continuing education classes every two years. These are offered at SFSC each summer.
Certified Crop Advisor Workshops
These one-day workshops are held at the SFSC Citrus Center each spring and fall. For each full day of attendance, participants receive 10 continuing education units (CEUs), or five for each of the two competencies covered during the workshop. Certified crop instructors with the American Agronomy Association must earn 40 CEUs every two years to maintain their certifications.
Anyone working with refrigerants must be certified by the EPA. Tuition covers a take-home study guide, given to students before the exam, and the exam.
Our MSHA compliant new and refresher miner training is currently being offered at our Wauchula campus, which is centrally located in beautiful Hardee County. We offer state certified curriculum and instructors, as well as the smaller class sizes that are difficult to find in other programs. SFSC also offers a three day program instead of the more common two day schedule, since it has been proven that if the class is spread out over three days, participants are better able to retain the information.
This 10-hour class gives an overview of how OSHA standards apply to the construction industry. Participants receive an OSHA construction safety and health 10-hour course completion card from the U.S. Department of Labor. OSHA recommends Outreach Training Program courses as an orientation for occupational safety and health workers covered by OSHA 29, CFR 1926. Topics include:
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