LSSC Continuing Education Offers Courses in March

Lake-Sumter State College’s Continuing Education will offer both life-long learning as well as professional learning courses starting in March 2019.

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

Cartoon Drawing Learn

Learn the fundamentals of drawing cartoons. Several cartoon types will be taught: single panel, cartoon strips, and caricature drawing. Students will learn the elements of creating animals and people in motion, expressions, word humor, props, perspective, and picture composition to include the final inking process. The instructor has over 30 years of experience teaching cartooning to people of all ages.

Date: March 4- April 15, Mondays

Time: 4: 00 pm- 6:00 pm

Location: Leesburg campus

Registration Deadline: February 26, 2019

Fee: $75

Microsoft Excel, Level 2

This course is designed for the intermediate Excel user. Students will discover new ways to analyze information, sort and filter data, explore more advanced formulas and turn numbers into eye-catching charts.

PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Microsoft Excel, Level 1 or knowledge of material covered in Level 1.

DELIVERY METHOD: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.


•Managing Workbooks

•Working with Tables

•Working with Pivot Tables

•Analyzing Data

•Using Advanced Functions & Formulas

Date: March 5 –March 28, Tuesdays & Thursdays

Time: 6:00pm–8:00 pm

Location: Leesburg Campus

Registration Deadline: February 27, 2019

Fee: $115

Date: March 26 –April 11, Tuesdays & Thursdays

Time: 6:00pm–8:00 pm

Location: Clermont Campus

Registration Deadline: March 14, 2019

Fee: $115

Security Officer Training 40-Hour

Florida Statute 493 requires 40 hours of professional training for all Class “D” license security personnel applicants. This course is designed and approved by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, and meets the requirements of Florida law.

CareerSource Central Florida may help cover expenses for this course. For more information on funding assistance, call 1-352-360-6280 or visit

Date: March 25 –March 29, Monday through Friday

Time: 8:00am–4:30 pm

Location: Leesburg Campus

Registration Deadline: March 12, 2019

Fee: $200

Spanish, Continuing –Starting Conversations

Practice and/or reinforce your Spanish speaking and listening skills -a continuation of previous experience. In this class, you will continue having conversations as well as learn some new material. Students must have taken the Beginner’s course or must already know the fundamentals of the Spanish language.

Date: March 26 –April 18, Tuesdays & Thursdays

Time: 6:00pm–8:00 pm

Location: Leesburg Campus

Registration Deadline: March 21, 2019

Fee: $80

Operation of an Early Childhood Center (Director’s Credential)

In this 45-hour noncredit course, you will fulfill the course requirements for the foundational level credentials for directors/administrators of childcare centers, as set forth by Florida Children’s Forum; increase your knowledge and skill level in a variety of administrative areas; improve your ability to secure a good job directing a high quality center; and enhance your center’s ability to secure bank loans, corporate support and grants due to increased credibility.

•Childcare and education organizational leadership and management

•Childcare, financial and legal issues

•Non-discrimination and cultural sensitivity

•Assessment and documentation

•Monitoring health, safety and nutrition

Date: March 26 –May 2, Tuesdays & Thursdays

Time: 5:30pm–9:30 pm

Location: Sumter Center

Registration Deadline: March 19, 2019

Fee: $200

The Art of the Real BBQ

BBQ chef, David Schaefer, former owner of Stump Jumper BBQ in Concord, MA, will teach the essentials for making the real thing. Students will learn about the right cuts of meats, sauces, and seasonings to prepare world-class Southern barbecue. Students will learn how to prepare succulent meats, such as Memphis Style spareribs, Carolina Style pulled pork, and Texas beef brisket, along with some of the side dishes that complement them. You will also learn about marinades, rubs, brines, and sauces while learning which ingredients are best for long, slow barbecue flavors vs. high-temp grilling, and how to create specific flavors for specific foods. Don’t forget your containers for leftovers!


•Understanding methods & procedures for creating Southern Style BBQ

•Understanding the different equipment possibilities

•Discuss wood choices for smoking meat

•History of BBQ

•Controlling fire and temperatures

•Understanding the types and cuts of meat best suited for BBQ

•Learn about flavorings traditionally utilized in BBQ

•Identifying specific problems and concerns related to BBQ

Date: Wednesday, March 27

Time: 6:30pm–8:30 pm

Location: Clermont Campus

Registration Deadline: March 18, 2019

Fee: $55