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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.

Miner Training

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.


Construction Workshop

Construction worker pouring cement

Discover opportunities for hands-on training in the Construction Trades at South Florida State College (SFSC). Our comprehensive programs cover a range of essential skills including electrical, plumbing, masonry, and carpentry/roofing. With courses ranging from eight weeks, you can earn valuable industry credentials certified by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

Our Electrical program provides a solid foundation for aspiring electricians, with pathways that extend to advanced HVAC or electrical training and participation in a four-year apprenticeship program. Whether you’re looking to kickstart your career or enhance your existing skills, SFSC’s Construction Trades programs offer the expertise and resources you need to succeed in the industry.

For a complete schedule of courses and registration details, visit our website at or contact us directly at 863-784-7008. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to build a rewarding career in the Construction Trades with SFSC.


Male welding studentEmbark on a journey into the world of welding excellence at South Florida State College (SFSC). Our cutting-edge Welding program features state-of-the-art facilities and industry-leading instructors dedicated to providing hands-on training and expert guidance. With access to our state-of-the-art lab, you’ll hone your skills and gain invaluable experience in a dynamic learning environment.

As part of our comprehensive program, you’ll have the opportunity to earn industry-recognized credentials, including American Welding Society certifications, OSHA Safety Credentials, and Forklift credentials. Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll receive a certificate from South Florida State College, validating your mastery of essential welding techniques and preparing you for a rewarding career in the field.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced welder looking to advance your career, SFSC offers the resources and support you need to succeed. Join us and forge your path to success in the exciting field of welding at SFSC! Call 863-784-7051 for more information or visit us at