South Florida State College invites prospective students and parents to discover all the college has to offer at the first of several open houses on the Highlands Campus, Feb. 25, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

SFSC faculty and staff will be on hand to showcase SFSC’s many educational and student support programs.

“Attendees will have the chance to learn about the various programs of study SFSC has to offer, financial aid and scholarships, advising and counseling, student life, and learn more about support services for students,” said Summer Miller, SFSC’s college recruiter. “They can drop in any time between 4:30 and 6 p.m., so there’s no need to rush to the campus after work.”

Miller said college representatives will be available during the open house to help new students apply for admission. Students can get their financial aid questions answered by talking to one of the college’s financial aid counselors, she added.

While at the open house, attendees can join one of two guided tours of the campus. The first will set off at 4:45 p.m. and a second tour starts at 5:15 p.m.

“What’s great about this event is that all the key college staff will be in one place, so folks won’t have to go from office to office to get help,” Miller said.

In addition to its two-year associate degree, SFSC offers three bachelor’s degree programs: elementary education, nursing, and business with a concentration in supervision and management. Students who earn an associate degree at SFSC are guaranteed admission to one of Florida’s 12 state universities or one of the college’s own bachelor’s degree programs.

Resident who haven’t earned a high school degree can learn about SFSC’s adult education program leading to a high school equivalency diploma.

The open house will be held in the lobby of Building B on SFSC’s Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park. Look for Entrance 1 and follow the signs to Building B.

“Whether you’re pursing a bachelor’s degree, an associate degree, college credit certificate, or occupational certificate, SFSC’s open house can help you start your journey towards reaching your educational goals,” Miller said.

Other open houses will be held April 28 and June 9. For more information about the open house, contact Miller at summer.miller@southflorida.edu or 863-784-7447.