SCF Venice Science and Technology Building is a 8,913-square foot building that will house science labs to support SCF’s Science, Nursing, Technology, and Engineering programs, including 100 new student learning stations. This building will serve over 400 high school students through our dual-enrollment programs and SCF’s Venice Collegiate School. Additionally, over 1800 college students will utilize these learning stations in 1 or more of SCF’s 25 course offerings that require a lab, without the added burden of traveling 43+ miles to SCF’s Bradenton Campus.
The Science and Technology Building will house start-of-the-art laboratory equipment that will enhance the students experience, better preparing students to enter the workforce, or matriculate to a University. Currently, SCF Venice partners with UF with our Gator Engineering program which ensures enrollment at UF’s Engineering school after obtaining an associates from SCF. This project will increase these university partnerships and the decrease the cost of training SCF graduates as they enter the science, engineering, or healthcare workforces in Sarasota County.
State College of Florida has secured $2.4 million in state funding and committed another $1 million toward this project. Currently, there is a $1 million capital building effort to fundraise the remaining cost for construction of classrooms and collaborative learning spaces for the SCF-Venice.
SCF Parrish is the future home of a 74 acres campus which will serve the growing population of the area east of I-75 and north of the Manatee River. This strategic initiative will ensure that SCF programs are available to students in all geographic regions of SCF’s service regions while ensuring open access to all students. The Campus will provide a concierge-style student experience as well as curriculum and programs responsive to workforce needs consistent with the local economy. This capital project addresses SCF’s strategic priority for growth. SCF is boldly leading the growth of innovative academic and student life programs as the region’s first choice for higher education.
SCF Parrish is located at 11680 Erie Road, Parrish, FL 34219. Phase 1, a $5 million capital funding endeavor, is underway to finance the campus construction project and there are naming opportunities available.
SCF Health & Human Performance Center is a $11.9 million capital funding effort to finance the replacement of the 50 year old Hal Chasey Gymnasium with a state-of-the-art athletic facility that will enhance the student experience. This 23,000-square foot facility will include a gymnasium, office space, and vocational labs. The Health and Human Performance Center will expand our Physical & Occupational Therapy A.S. programs and add Sport, Fitness, and Recreation Management to SCF’s B.A.S. in Supervision and Management degree. The expansion of these programs is vital to our region. Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) is the in the top ten fastest growing occupations in Florida.
SCF student-athlete alumni includes over 250 professional athletes. The new facility will continue to improve student-athlete performance and future prospects, bringing recognition to the region. In addition to the enhancement of our athletics program, the project will provide space for student and faculty wellness activities, increasing both the physical and mental health of our students and faculty.
The Health and Human Performance Center will be located on SCF’s Bradenton Campus, at 5840 26th Street West, on the southwest corner of campus, near 60th Avenue and 34th Street West. Naming opportunities available, including gymnasium, health science classrooms, and exercise/rehab equipment.
Please contact Cassandra Holmes at 941-752-5654 or HolmesC@SCF.Edu for more information on capital projects.