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|Santa Fe College|
|Type||2-year or 4-year (Bachelor Degrees)|
|President||Jackson N. Sasser|
|Location||Gainesville, Florida, USA|
|Colors||Blue and white
Santa Fe College is a state college located in Gainesville, Florida, and is a member institution of the Florida College System. Santa Fe is accredited by the Florida Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in North Central Florida, its main campus is in Gainesville, Florida. More than 50 Technology and Applied Sciences programs are accredited in their respective fields. In 2009, Santa Fe was listed 6th in the nation in awarding AA degrees.
Santa Fe College was established by the Florida Legislature in 1966 in response to a request from the Alachua and Bradford County Boards of Public Instruction, which had canvassed the area and learned that the community would be well served if all citizens have the opportunity for an education. There are programs at Santa Fe that match the interests and meet the needs of almost every student. Most of these programs can be completed in two years. In 2008, Santa Fe College officially changed its name from Santa Fe Community College to emphasize the bachelor's degree programs that it began offering.
Offering the Associate of Arts Degree, the Arts and Sciences Program consists primarily of liberal arts and sciences courses. This program culminates in a two-year liberal arts degree that can be transferred to a university which offers a bachelor's degree. The descriptions, course numbers and content of classes at Santa Fe are the same as those in the first two years at Florida's public universities. Santa Fe's liberal arts courses are also transferable to most public and private four-year schools in the US.
Offering the Associate of Science degree or certificate, the Associate of Science program consists of technology and applied sciences courses to prepare students for careers in skilled professions. Some of these programs enable them to transfer to a four-year college or university. Programs offered are Dental Assisting, Air Conditioning Repair, Automotive Technology, Child Development, Construction, Public Safety, Zoo Animal Technology, Information Technology, Cardiovascular Technology, Aviation Safety and Nursing.
Beginning with the 2009 academic year, Santa Fe College will offer bachelor's degrees in health science management and clinical laboratory technology. In the future, Santa Fe plans to offer additional Bachelor's degrees as one of Florida's community colleges which is transitioning into the new Florida College System.
In 2009, Santa Fe College adopted a fight song. "Saints Forever" was performed for the first time on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 between softball games at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida. The song was a collaboration between Chris Sharp, the college's director of bands, and Ryan B. Leverone, a Santa Fe College student.
Up, Saints, fo – re – ver ‘neath the White and the Blue,
We’ll fight with a pride that’s bur – ning bright, bur – ning true.
Our hearts are cou – ra – geous, we won’t ac – cept de – feat,
As Saints we will rise, and we will ne – ver re – treat!
We’ll car – ry the fi – re ‘cross A – la – chu – a’s plain,
Our hope for the fu – ture will always re – main.
Go Saints, fight!
Your strength will win the day,
For the glo – ry of San – ta Fe!
S – A – N – T – A – F – E!
S – A – I – N – T – S!
Alumni Status is open to all graduates of Santa Fe College, all former students of SFC who regularly matriculated and left Santa Fe College in good standing.
|Debbie Boyd||Current member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Robin Campbell||Former Olympic runner|
|Marco Rubio||Former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, United States Senator|
|Karen Thurman||Former U.S. Representative and former Chairwoman of the Florida Democratic Party|
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