Santa Fe College (SF) was established by the state government in 1965 to offer wide access to quality higher education. Since then, the college has established programs and services that fulfill its mission of educational opportunity, responsiveness to the community, economic development and innovation in the public interest.
The philosophy of the college has been, and continues to be, student-centered.
All of our locations offer assistance with:
} Financial Aid*
} Disability Accommodations*
} Math and English Tutoring*
} Transcript Processing*
} Exam Proctoring*
} PERT Testing*
} Personalized service by professional staff
*The Kirkpatrick Center has limited support in these areas on-site, but can direct students to resources at other locations if needed.
The Guy Andrews Center was established in 1985, after renovation of the historic Bradford County Courthouse. With increased enrollment, the center now occupies three locations in downtown Starke including the Cultural Building, which also houses the Eugene L. Matthews Bradford County Historical Museum, and the Lillian Stump Educational Building.
Take advantage of small class sizes and a robust schedule featuring daytime and evening hours to earn your A.A. degree or complete prerequisites for an A.S. degree. The Andrews Center has a full-time advisor and academic support specialist to help you with registration, the FAFSA application, and other needs. Proctoring services are available for students who need to take the PERT exam or an exam for their online course.
The Andrews Center has a strong High School Dual Enrollment program and is home to Upward Bound, a program that offers college preparation programming for Bradford High School students who potentially will be the first generation in their family to attend college.
The summer College for Kids program offers local students the opportunity to participate in programs designed to prepare them for future college success.
The Charles L. Blount Center, in the heart of downtown Gainesville, serves as an outreach and educational facility. This urban hub is ideally located by the University of Florida, UF Innovate, CareerSource and East Gainesville. Blount’s Center for Innovation and Economic Development (CIED) provides services for start-up companies that drive the innovation economy in Gainesville.
Here you can take classes toward an A.A. degree, continue your education in community or continuing education classes, or complete your GED. The Learning Commons provides space for students to work on assignments, meet with writing and math tutors or schedule a proctored exam for an online class. Located off the 6th Street Rail Trail, and only steps away from cafes, restaurants and UF, the Blount Center makes it easy to bike to class in the art-filled historical heart of the city.
In the spring of 2022, Santa Fe College opened Blount Hall. The 87,366 square foot facility is now the home of the college’s ITE and Business programs. The expansion of Blount Hall also doubled the incubation space for SF’s Center for Innovation and Economic Development.
Located in the city of Archer in southwest Alachua County, minutes outside of Gainesville, the Ron and Norita Davis Center offers a welcoming environment where students can pursue educational and career goals while receiving personalized student support.
The center has over 40 classes to choose from, including day and evening classes, a High School
Dual Enrollment program, GED exam preparation and Community Education courses. Students are able to earn an A.A. degree entirely through classes at the Davis Center, and they can also work toward A.S. degree programs.
The Davis Center features small class sizes, tutors, academic advisors, proctored exams and many additional resources. Visit the center and see what makes it unique.
Home to the most advanced simulation-based training facility in the state, the George G. Kirkpatrick Jr. Center is located on 160 acres in Northeast Gainesville, near the Gainesville Regional Airport, about 11 miles east of Santa Fe College’s Northwest Campus. Programs offered at the center accommodate the growing need for skilled personnel in emergency medical services, law enforcement and corrections professions in Florida and nationwide.
The Kirkpatrick Center is home to SF’s Institute of Public Safety (IPS), which offers degree programs in both Criminal Justice and Emergency Medical Services, as well as certificate programs for students who wish to attain licensure as a police officer, correctional officer, emergency medical technician, or paramedic. Most Criminal Justice degree program courses are offered at the Northwest Campus. IPS also offers continuing education for sworn law enforcement and correctional officers.
Santa Fe College’s Northwest Campus is the largest of SF’s locations and is the home of several hands-on academic programs, as well as favorite community destinations.
Many of the programs that prepare students to enter the workforce are housed on the Northwest Campus. The Charles R. Perry Construction Institute offers training in construction, HVAC, electrical, plumbing and carpentry. The Health Sciences programs prepare students to work with equipment utilized in hospitals and other medical settings.
Students in the dance, music, theatre and entertainment technology programs showcase their talents throughout the year at the Jackson N. Sasser
Fine Arts Hall. Students hoping to transfer after earning an A.A. degree can speak with advisors from the University of Florida at SF’s “Gator Den.”
The Northwest Campus is home to the only planetarium in North Central Florida, and the 10-acre SF Teaching Zoo. An athletics complex supports five collegiate athletic teams: baseball, softball, volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball.
PERRY CENTER FOR EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
The Charles R. and Nancy V. Perry Center for Emerging Technologies is located in Alachua, Florida, in the heart of Florida’s high-tech corridor. The Perry Center provides citizens of northern Alachua County an opportunity to receive a college education close to home.
The Perry Center primarily focuses on emerging technology degrees. The 30,000 square foot building opened in 2009 and has functioning laboratories and state-of-the-art technology classrooms. The Perry Center is intentionally located near Santa Fe High School, which offers a biotechnology program that articulates to the SF Biotechnology A.S. degree, and is across the street from Progress Corporate Park. Progress Park is a growing industrial complex anchored by the University of Florida’s Sid Martin Biotech facility.
In addition to STEM-focused degrees and certificates, the Perry Center also offers Adult Education/GED classes and will begin offering classes for a general A.A. degree in the fall of 2022.
The Alfred B. Sr. and Agnes W. Watson Center is situated on a 40-acre natural habitat of pine and oak trees known as Watson Woods. This area is often used by students and faculty as an energizing outdoor classroom. With two computer labs and a state-of-the-art science lab, the center also boasts a large High School Dual Enrollment program, allowing students to jump-start their college education while still in high school!
The Watson Center offers a mix of day and evening classes, offering its entire community access to educational opportunities. Students can earn an A.A. degree entirely at this location.
Located on State Road 21, and 30 minutes northeast of Gainesville, the Watson Center serves the citizens of southeast Bradford County, offering them an opportunity to receive a college education close to home.
EA/EO and ACCREDITATION
COMMITMENT TO EQUAL ACCESS AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
Santa Fe College (SF) is committed to maintaining a work and educational environment that embraces diversity and where no member of the college community is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subject to discrimination in any college program or activity based on: their race, ethnicity, national origin, color, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy status, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, political opinions or affiliations, or veteran status. This commitment applies to employees, volunteers, students, and, to the extent possible, to third parties, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, and the general public.
Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies or concerns about discrimination or harassment, including concerns about sexual harassment or sexual violence under Title IX, should be directed to SF’s Equity Officer and Title IX Coordinator, 3000 NW 83rd Street, R-Annex, Room 113, Gainesville, Florida 32606, 352-395-5950, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SACSCOC ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
Santa Fe College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Santa Fe College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Santa Fe College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling 404-679-4500 or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
Andrews Center 209 W. Call Street
Starke, FL 32091
Blount Center 401 NW 6th Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
Davis Center 17500 SW Archer Road
Archer, FL 32618
3737 NE 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609
3000 NW 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606
Perry Center 14180 NW 119th Terrace
Alachua, FL 32615
Watson Center 4150 State Road 21
Keystone Heights, FL 32656