LSSC Continuing Education Announces August Courses

Lake-Sumter State College’s Continuing Education will offer new life-long learning and professional learning courses in August.

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

Jazz Band

The Jazz Band is open to the community to players of all levels. We will do a wide variety of music. Each semester will culminate with a free concert open to the community.

Date: August 22 – December 5
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Thursdays
Location: Leesburg Campus
Registration Deadline:  October 10, 2019
Fee: $40

Florida Child Care Professional Credential

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.

This 120-hour classroom program is designed to incorporate activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Eight content areas identified by the Council for Professional Recognition will be covered.

Students meeting all of the above criteria will be awarded the FCCPC Credential Certificate.

Applicants for the FCCPC must: (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.

The Teacher Education and Compensation Helps Early Childhood (T.E.A.C.H.) scholarship program may help cover expenses for the FCCPC courses and A.A.S. degree in child development courses. For more information on the TEACH scholarship, call 1-877-FL-TEACH (1-877-358-3224) or visit the T.E.A.C.H. Web site:

Date: August 27 – October 19
Time: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays
8:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Saturdays
Location: Sumter Center
Registration Deadline:  August 20, 2019
Fee: $475