Lake Sumter State College
Lake Sumter State College

Continuing education

A variety of noncredit courses open to the public are offered throughout the year by Continuing Education. Courses are held on campus and at many convenient locations throughout Lake and Sumter Counties. Courses are offered not only at night but also during the weekdays and even on Saturdays.

Course Information

Course Schedule & Flyers

Registration Information

Pre-registration is required for all Non-Credit courses due to limited space. Your satisfaction is important to us! If you feel that your expectations have not been met by the end of the first class session, officially notify Continuing Education (352-365-3556) before the class meets for the second time, stating your reason, and a full refund will be processed. In order to receive a full refund on one day courses, you must notify us two days in advance. No refunds are issued after this day.

Registration Form

Notification of SSN Collection and Use

Online Non-Credit Courses

ed2go Online Career Training Programs: Our instructor-led courses are available anytime, anywhere. All you need is a web-enabled computer and a desire to learn skills that will prepare you for a new career or update current skill sets. And even though you don't have to attend class, you won't be on your own. A team of available online professionals, anytime scheduling, and educational textbooks combine to give you a relevant, interactive learning experience.

Gatlin Educational Services (GES) Online Certificate Programs: Web based training, at your own pace, offered in partnership with Gatlin Education Services. Gatlin Education Services (GES) is the world's largest provider of web-based, instructor supported training programs to colleges and universities nationwide. Our open-enrollment programs are designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.

Gatlin currently offers online certificate programs in the following subject areas:

  • Healthcare and Fitness
  • Business and Professional
  • IT and Software Development
  • Management and Corporate
  • Media and Design
  • Hospitality
  • Skilled Trades and Industrial


Lake Sumter Community College is partnering with Career WebSchool to offer the online Real Estate courses. 


Real Estate


Home Inspection
CompuTaught Real Estate Bookstore
Courses offered by Continuing Education address the following community needs:
  • Self-Enrichment
  • Vocational
  • Lifelong Learning: Art, Health, History, Language, and Special Interest
All courses are designed to meet the needs of businesses, industry, government, and the general public. Courses which provide an opportunity for the upgrading of vocational skills are offered at the college. Various programs, offering the necessary continuing education units required to maintain licenses, are also provided by the College. 

Continuing Education Units

Lake-Sumter Community College offers the Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for approved noncredit continuous education programs. Programs approved for CEU awards must meet criteria set by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. One CEU is awarded for each 10 hours of instruction and is the nationally recognized standard unit of measure that can be earned by participants in qualified programs of continuing education. Verification of CEU awards is available through Continuing Education upon request by the student.