What's New for Spring 2019

Thursday, December 20, 2018
Written by: Susan Leavens

January is the start of a new semester and there are a lot of exciting things happening at Seminole State.  Spring Term classes start Monday, Jan. 7

New Programs and Courses

Health Services Management

With healthcare being one of America’s fastest-growing needs, the College has developed a new Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Health Services Management. This degree will prepare students for employment as health services managers, allowing them to enter the workforce fully prepared to work in in the vital role of Health Services Management. 

Simulation in Healthcare Education Certificate of Professional Preparation

The Simulation in Healthcare Education Post-Baccalaureate Certificate prepares students for careers in the growing field of education simulation. The new program prepares students to test in multiple scenarios with mannequin- and computer-based simulation in the clinical setting. The program creates opportunities for students to work in hospitals, government, and military agencies and more. 

Introduction to Criminal Forensics

Seminole State’s Introduction to Criminal Forensics gives students hands-on experience with crime scene analysis. This hybrid course will be taught 80 percent online and includes three labs:   Fingerprinting, Blood Spatter, and DNA/Crime Scene Processing. Labs will be held in the Center for Public Safety at the College’s Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. There are no additional lab fees. This course can be taken as an elective in the Associate in Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology. 


Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Construction 

Wellness Center Construction
We’re sure you’ve seen the blue fences popping up on the Sanford/Lake Mary campus. The latest to go up was around the Health Building. Renovation work is underway to overhaul the 40-year old, 43,000 square foot building, which has been vacant since 2015. The Health Building will be remodeled into a 26,000 square feet Wellness Center and be re-configured in two phases to accommodate the needs of the Athletic Department and the wellness/fitness needs of the College’s students and staff. 

Building L Construction

Work on the L Building continues and when completed will feature smart classrooms, faculty office space, as well as new locations for the Grindle Honors Institute, the Academic Success Center, and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. The work is set to be complete this Summer and be open in Fall 2019.

New Library Hours

The Library at the Sanford/Lake Mary campus will no longer be open on Sundays, but the Library at the Altamonte campus will now be open for the first time during the weekends on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.   

The Academic Success Centers at both the Sanford/Lake Mary and Altamonte campuses will continue to be open during the weekends - at Sanford/Lake Mary on Sundays from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. and at Altamonte on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


About Seminole State College of Florida

Seminole State College of Florida, established in 1965, serves nearly 30,000 students across six sites in Central Florida. A comprehensive college, Seminole State has awarded more than 100,000 credentials, from bachelor's degrees to high school diplomas, and offers more than 200 degrees, certificates and programs designed for success. For more about the college, visit seminolestate.edu, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/seminolestate and follow us on Twitter: @seminolestate.

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