School counselors are available to assist with academic, career, and personal counseling throughout the school day. Students may request to see a counselor on a walk-in basis, but appointments are recommended to allow for more optimal conditions.
Achieva Learning Loft
Suncoast Technical College has partnered with Achieva Credit Union and have launched the Achieva Learning Loft on the STC Sarasota campus. The beautifully renovated space, complete with comfortable seating, smart panels, and even a coffee bar, promotes a welcoming environment for STC students to collaborate on projects, and to learn from Achieva banking specialists about personal finances, debt management, and financial literacy. While this is not an Achieva Credit Union banking branch, we’re certain that our students will benefit from this new offering at STC and are delighted to provide a more well-rounded, robust education for all!
Please contact the Achieva Learning Loft at 941-924-1365 / Ext. 62383 for more information.
Call 941-924-1365 / Ext. 62283 and make an appointment to meet with one of the STC Career Counselors. They will help you focus on your academic, career, and personal needs; and provide resources to assist you with your decisions. They also provide information regarding financial aid and veterans affairs, plus provide referrals to agencies in the community.
The career counselors are located in Student Services, Building 2 on the STC Sarasota (Main) Campus.
CareerSource Suncoast, located on the Suncoast Technical College main campus, provides services for students and the community. Services include talent development/sourcing and on the job training, personalized job search assistance, career planning, skills assessment and much more. For more information, www.careersourcesuncoast.com / Sarasota Office: 941-358-4200
STC/SPHS Media Center, located on the STC main campus, contains a wide variety of online e-resources and in-house materials (books and audio visual materials) selected to support classroom curricula as well as meet personal needs and interests. All enrolled students may check out materials and are welcome to use the facility as an information resource.
Are you an employer looking to post a new position?
Are you a student looking for a part-time job while attending STC or a full-time position once you complete your training?
Stop by Student Services located in Building 2 at the Suncoast Technical College Sarasota (Main) Campus or visit our Media Center to see the weekly postings of available part-time and full-time positions. The postings include job descriptions, name of business or organization posting the position, and contact phone number. Your instructor also has job contact information.
STC's Placement Services works to meet the employment needs of local businesses and STC students. The Placement Service is managed through the Student Support Services Department and strives along with the STC instructional staff to provide the following services:
Assist students in obtaining employment in their chosen or related occupations, or any available position helping students with financial support while they are attending STC;
Provide businesses with access to a more educated and qualified workforce;
Offer information on occupational outlook and wages.
Facilitate placement of students with job opportunities through program internships;
Teach students employability skills.
The Sarasota County School Board complies with State Statutes on Veteran's Preference and Federal Statutes on nondiscrimination on basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or genetic information (and other protected classes included in the district's nondiscrimination policies). Services for disabled are available upon request.
Please call 941-927-5286 for more information.
Students with Special Needs
OurExceptional Student Education staff is available for individuals with learning disabilities:physical, hearing, or vision impairments; and other disabilities, as identified. The student must have documentation of his/her disability to be eligible for the program.
To request an Adult Academic 504, please visit our SPECIAL NEEDS PAGE and click REQUEST FOR ADULT ACADEMIC 504.
Our staff assists individuals with disabilities to successfully complete a technical training program by providing the following services:
Counseling and planning individual educational goals;
Modifying instruction for training programs;
Tutoring on an individual or small group basis;
Identifying assistive equipment and physical setting needs;
Cooperating with agencies for employment preparation.
Please call 941-924-1365 / Ext. 62283 for more information.
The STC Test Center is located on the STC Sarasota (Main) Campus, in Building 2, through the doors marked STUDENT SERVICES. Parking is free near the Proctor Road entrance in the Visitor's parking lot.
All test takers must bring valid government-issued photo identification, like a driver's license, passport, or military identification.
For more detailed information, including the testing calendar and test taking guidelines, visit the STC TEST CENTER WEBPAGE.
TESTING IS SCHEDULED BY APPOINTMENT. Call the STC Sarasota (Main Campus) Test Center at 941-924-1365 / Ext. 62322 or x62236 for your testing appointment. To make an appointment at the STC North Port Branch Test Center, contact 941-257-2252 / Ext. 20411.
The GED® Test Center is located in Building 3, Room 3-202. Please call 941-924-1365 / Ext. 62138 for more information.
STC regularly evaluates, and revises as needed, the following written plans to ensure appropriate and adequate services and facilities are provided to our students, employees, and guests. These plans are in compliance with thecurrent Council on Occupational Education criteria and can be found on our website.
Programs and Institutional Outcomes & Follow-Up
2018-2024 Strategic Plan
Maintenance, Replacing, and Disposing of Obsolete Equipment
Physical Facilities & Technical Infrastructure
Operation and Maintenance of all Physical Facilities
Health & Safety
Privacy, Safety, & Security of Data with the Technical Infrastructure