Adult Education Pathways


Students enrolling in the following classes will learn life skills to help them be contributing family and community members and earn certifications for careers and further educational training.

Student must meet the entry requirements for the SF Adult Education program to be enrolled in any of the programs listed below. Not all programs are offered every semester.

Nursing Assistant (NA) Certification*

Students who qualify can participate in the Santa Fe College Nursing Assistant program while they are also enrolled in Adult Education courses. While in this program, students have the academic support of an Adult Education instructor in and out of class.

Before taking the actual Santa Fe College Nursing Assistant program, students participate in an Adult Education Nursing Assistant Preparation course. The NA Preparation course provides reading, language and mathematics instruction using health science content. Students are also assisted in meeting the requirements for NA program entry, applying to support agencies to secure funding for the program, and completing the American Heart Association Basic Life Support Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR/BLS) certification. Acceptance in the actual Santa Fe College NA program is based on meeting program entry requirements. Assistance will be provided in seeking funding.

Learn more about Nursing Assistant here.

40-hour Child Care Certification*

This course is available in-person and online. Students work on reading, writing, and computer skills while they complete each of the six required classes and prepare for the exams to meet the basic State of Florida requirements for working in a childcare center.

Learn more about Child Care Certification here.

Introduction To Construction

This course is an introduction to careers and further educational training in the construction field.

American Heart Association BLS/CPR And First Aid Certification*

Students can work on their reading and English listening skills while they are working on CPR content. These courses are taught as part of the Nursing Assistant Preparation and 40-hour Childcare certification credential courses and as stand-alone workshops.

Learn more about American Heart Association here.

Safestaff® Foodhandler Certification

These courses are taught as part of the 40-hour Child Care Certification credential course, the Horticulture/ Agriculture Entrepreneur course, and as stand-alone workshops. The SafeStaff® Foodhandler Training program helps students improve their reading skills while they earn a certification required for food service employees. This course also teaches students proper food handling for family food safety.

Learn more about SafeStaff® Foodhandler Certification here.

Artist Entrepreneur

Artistic students work on reading, language and mathematics while learning the skills to market and sell their artwork.

Horticulture/agriculture Entrepreneur

his course teaches reading, language, and mathematics using agriculture and horticulture content. This program is for students who would like to learn the skills to grow, market, and sell agricultural products. Students go to the Grow Hub two days a week for hands-on horticulture activities.

Computer/typing Instruction

Computer and typing classes are available to students in all academic programs. These classes combine typing and computer skills with workplace readiness activities.

*Some certification programs have fees in addition to the $30 Adult Education fee.

Adult Basic Education (ABE)/GED Preparation

Improve your skills, prepare for the GED® and get training needed to further your education. Improving upon these basic skills will help you prepare for the next stage in your life.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Our ESOL program offers adults all levels of English classes, from learning to read English to preparing for college-level courses. Improve your educational or work opportunities.

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