Your Schedule, Your Way Work smarter with 5, 8, or 12-week classes

Your Schedule, Your Way

Work smarter with 5, 8 or 12-week classes

Classes to Match Your Schedule

These self-contained, accelerated sessions offer the same course material as a traditional 16-week class in a condensed format. Students can add these classes as a complement to their semester-long course load or register exclusively for Flex Start classes. Courses are available at SCF’s campuses in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Venice and online.


Flex Start classes are offered each semester to provide as many scheduling options as possible.

Spring and Fall Terms

  • Three five-week sessions
  • One 12-week session
  • Two eight-week sessions

Summer Term

  • Two five-week sessions
  • Two six-week sessions
  • One eight-week session
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We’re here to help! Our College and Career Success Coaches are ready to assist as you explore majors and career paths that fit your interests. 

  • Monday-Tuesday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Financial aid is also available for Flex Start classes. For questions about Financial Aid, call 941-752-5037, or email

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