LSSC Continuing Education Announces January 2018 Course Schedule

Lake-Sumter State College’s Continuing Education will offer the following courses beginning in January 2018.

Continuing Education courses are non-credit courses offered to support or enhance business, industry, government, and general recreation in the communities of Lake and Sumter Counties.

To register for a course, visit or contact Continuing Education at 352-435-5038 or Courses are offered in at all Lake-Sumter State College locations: Leesburg at 9501 U.S. Highway 441, Clermont at 1250 N. Hancock Rd, Sumterville at 1405 County Road 526A.



The Write Your Life course consists of a variety of short sections that examine your life from differing perspectives. It is geared towards seniors with little or no formal writing experience. Worksheets are concise and encourage you to explore the nature of your life. You then put it together in an interesting and readable form. You will be coached with every step in the creation of the story of your life, which will be remembered and cherished for generations to come.

Date: January 9 – February 13, Tuesdays
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am
Location: Leesburg, Bldg. M, Room 112
Registration Deadline: January 5, 2018
Fee: $50



The Jazz Band is open to the community to players of all levels, and offers players the opportunity to play a wide variety of music. Each semester culminates with a free concert open to the community.

Date: January 11 – April 26, Thursdays
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Leesburg, Fine Arts Building, Room 7
Registration Deadline: March 15, 2018 (open registration)
Course Fee: $40



Have you written a book? The course is designed for the writers who would like to pursue publishing their manuscripts. This courses covers a variety of topics including publishing agents, self-publishing, editing your work or hiring an editor, agents and Amazon, and more.

Date: January 23 – February 13, Tuesdays
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: Leesburg, Bldg. M, Room 112
Registration Deadline: January 18, 2018
Fee: $40



This 120-hour classroom program is designed to incorporate activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The Florida Child Care Professional is a child care provider who has successfully completed a FCCPC assessment and has been awarded the FCCPC Credential. Through an assessment process, the FCCPC has to demonstrate competence in her/his ability to meet the specific needs of children, as well as working with parents and other adults to nurture children’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth.

FCCPC Application Qualifications: (1) be at least 18 years old, (2) be able to speak, read, and write well enough to fulfill the responsibilities of a FCCPC candidate, (3) sign a statement of ethical conduct, (4) be observed as a lead caregiver, (5) have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED, (6) have completed 40 hours of state mandated online training, and (7) be employed or be volunteering in a day care or preschool setting.

Date: January 23 – March 15, Tuesdays/Thursday/Saturday
Time: 5:00 – 9:30 pm (Tuesday/Thursday), 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Saturday)
Location: Sumter, Maxwell Building, Room 4108
Registration Deadline: January 18, 2018
Fee: $475



This QuickBooks course provides essential coverage of the QuickBooks software. Topics covered include an introduction to QuickBooks, basic accounting principles, backing up files, creating companies, working with vendors, working with customers, banking with QuickBooks, and more.

Date: January 26 – February 23, Fridays
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Leesburg, Bldg. M, Room 110
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Registration Deadline: January 19, 2018
Fee: $210



This program consists of 20 hours of classroom instruction and each student will complete between 10 to 20 successful venipunctures. Students will learn to collect blood samples from adults, children and infants. Emphasis will also be placed on basic laboratory function, which will include laboratory testing, laboratory departments and basic laboratory protocol.

Date: January 20 – February 10, Saturdays
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Leesburg, Bldg. M, Room 109
Fee: $390

National Certifying Exam: March 17, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Bldg. M, Rm 109 (additional $90 fee)
Date: January 25 – February 22, Thursdays
Time: 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Clermont, Bldg. 1, Room 108
Fee: $390
National Certifying Exam: April 5, 5:00 – 9:00 pm, Bldg. 1, Rm 108 (additional $90 fee)