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Career and Technical Education (Adult Students)

Applications may be completed before or after meeting with an STC School Counselor. *Should you choose to apply prior to meeting with a counselor, please contact Student Services upon completion of your application so that we may assist you in the steps that follow.

Note: If you've applied to STC in the past, you may receive an error noting that 'Your Social Security Number is already in use'. If this is the case, please leave the Social Security Number Field blank and continue with your application.

School counselors will discuss your career goals with you. Persons at least 16 years of age and NOT enrolled in high school may apply for adult admission via the following steps.

  1. Complete an Online STC Application
    Click here to apply
    Programs leading to licensure/certification require additional information.
    *Note: High School Dual Enrollment applications differ from adult applications. To learn more about High School Dual Enrollment, click here.

  2. Make an appointment with a school counselor.
    Sarasota Campus: 941-924-1365 / Ext. 62283 or North Port Branch: 941-257-2252

  3. Meet with an STC School Counselor.

  4. Pay a $25 application fee.

  5. Take a Basic Skills Test (if required).
    All Practical Nursing applicants must complete the HESI Entrance Exam.
    All Criminal Justice Academy applicants must take the FBAT.

  6. Register for classes.

  7. Apply for Financial Aid
    For more information, click here.

  8. Order books and supplies from our online bookstore.
    Note: Some programs require additional fees for background checks and/or other application procedures.

The 2024-2025 High School Dual Enrollment Window is CLOSED.

The application process and/or requirements for each Fast-Track Program differ. Use the link above to find detailed information regarding your specific Fast-Track Program and how to apply.

Student Services

Sarasota Main Campus
941-924-1365 / Ext. 62283

North Port Branch
941-257-2252 / Ext. 20403