Continuing Education Announces February 2020 Courses

Lake-Sumter State College’s 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

Certified Personal Trainer

Training brought to you by LSSC and W.I.T.S. (World Instructor Training Schools)

Come join this fun profession and be part of what Fortune Magazine and states is the 4th hottest job in the U.S. at a national average of $34/hr. Whether a career move or for your own personal knowledge, get all the information you need to become a Certified Personal Trainer.

Certified by the National Council for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), our personal trainer course is a great way to become a successful Certified Personal Trainer with an option to complete an employer internship that can walk you into jobs! This challenging course is for candidates wanting in-depth and hands-on experience with a top veteran instructor to master the career skills & knowledge to be a successful trainer.


  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must obtain a CPR/AED certification to sit for exams

Course includes online, mentored self-paced lessons with in-depth instruction and video labs, plus 16 hours of hands-on practical training in a fitness center.

Registration fee includes online modules and labs, exam and internship. Textbooks must be purchased separately. Students who complete an additional 30 hour internship qualify for the Level 2 certification exam.

Date: February 15 – March 14
Time: 9 AM- 12 PM (Saturdays)
Location: Leesburg Campus
Deadline: February 5
Cost: $699
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This program consists of 40 hours of classroom instruction and each student will complete 75 successful venipunctures. Subjects include ethical and professional responsibilities, anatomy and some medical terminology, venipuncture and capillary techniques, safety procedures and infection control, specimen collection and specimen processing.

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.

Successfully completing Phlebotomy and Phlebotomy Practical – Part II entitles the participant to apply to take a nationally approved certification examination provided by The American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT). The cost of this exam is approximately $90 and is not covered in this course fee.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and be a citizen or have legal permission to work in the USA. It is essential that students be able to read, comprehend, write and speak basic English and have strong communication and interpretive skills.

Date: February 25 – April 21
Time: 4 PM- 9 PM (Tuesdays)
Location: Leesburg Campus
Cost: $545
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The Art of 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!

Date: February 25
Time: 6-8 PM (Tuesday)
Location: Leesburg Campus
Cost: $55
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