LSSC Continuing Education Announces Upcoming Course Schedule

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


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 at all Lake-Sumter State College locations:  Leesburg at 9501 U.S. Highway 441, Clermont at 1250 N. Hancock Rd, and Sumterville at 1405 County Road 526A.




This program provides a practical, hands-on overview of the key areas of retirement planning. It is designed for individuals and couples who are in the early stages of planning, about to retire, or already retired. The program is presented in a neutral, educational format without promoting any specific financial or insurance products.


South Lake Campus Leesburg Campus
Date: September 25 & October 2
Time: 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Location: Bldg. 2, Room 106
Register by:  September 19, 2018
Fee: $25
Date: September 20 & September 27
Time: 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Location: Bldg. M, Room 119
Register by:  September 14, 2018
Fee: $25



This program is designed for individuals who want to gain basic knowledge and skills necessary to enter the professional field of dental assisting. The program has an internship of 32 hours. The class is made up of lecture and clinical, hands-on training, and provides training needed to step right into a dental office as a qualified assistant.


Date: September 8 – November 10, Saturdays
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Sunrise Dental, 1380 West N. Blvd., Leesburg, FL 34748

Open House:  August 25, 2018, 11:00 am at Sunrise Dental
Fee: $2,500 total ($150 due at registration)




This 120-hour course prepares you for earning the Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC). In this program, you will demonstrate competency to meet the specific needs of children as well as working directly with parents and other adults to nurture a child’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth. Those who pass this course are awarded their FCCPC certificate.


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: September 4 – October 25, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
Time: 5:30 – 9:30 pm Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:00 – 4:00 pm Saturdays
Location: Sumter Center, Clark Maxwell Building, Room 4108
Registration Deadline:  August 29, 2018
Fee: $470




This program is designed to give individuals the knowledge, practice, and experience they need in order to be successful in the fitness industry. Offered as a hybrid course, registrants will receive 16 hours of academic instruction online and 16 hours of hands-on practical training. Course-takers must pass both Level 1 and Level 2 certifications to receive the National Certificate.


Date: September 15 – October 27, Saturdays
Time: 9:00am – 12:00 pm
Location: Leesburg Campus, Health Science Building, Room 103 (Wellness Center)
Registration Deadline:  September 4, 2018
Fee: $650




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: August 23 – December 6, Thursdays
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Leesburg Campus, Fine Arts Building, Room 7
Registration Open Until:  October 11, 2018
Fee: $40



This program is designed for students with little or no previous study of the Spanish language. Registrants will acquire the fundamentals of pronunciation and grammar, practical vocabulary building, useful phrases and the ability to understand, read, write, and speak simple Spanish. The program focuses on all four language skills, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The program introduces beginning conversation and every-day aspects of the contemporary Spanish-speaking world.

Date: September 25 – October 18, Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: South Lake Campus, Cooper Memorial Library, Room 120

Registration Deadline:  September 18, 2018
Fee: $80



This program is an introduction to the Spanish language with emphasis on conversation, pronunciation and vocabulary building. The course will also cover the fundamentals of grammar as well as introducing basic cultural concepts for the various countries that speak Spanish.

Date: October 23 – November 15, Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: South Lake Campus, Cooper Memorial Library, Room 120

Registration Deadline:  October 16, 2018
Fee: $80