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SCTI Main Campus
4748 Beneva Road
Sarasota, Florida 34233
(941) 486-2164
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SCTI Venice
409 Bahama Street 
Venice, Florida 34285
(941) 486-2164
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SCTI North Port
6400 West Price Blvd.
North Port, Florida 34291
(941) 257-2252
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SCTI Newtown
2706 N. Osprey Avenue 
Sarasota, Florida
(941) 358-3175
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SCTI Fire Science Academy
794 Circus Avenue
Sarasota, Florida 34237
(941) 361-6629



The Sarasota County Technical Institute, part of the School Board of Sarasota County, first opened its doors in September 1967 to approximately 500 daytime students. SCTI offered 13 full-time programs in six new buildings located on the original 63-acre site, purchased by the Sarasota County School Board for $80,000.

Today, with over 75 acres on site, SCTI offers 39 training programs in:

SCTI also has an extensive continuing education program which provides training for those currently employed, courses for acquiring or extending professional licenses, and courses specifically designed for local businesses and industries to upgrade skills or meet individual needs.

Hours of Operation
The school and business offices are open (except during holidays) 12 months a year:

  • Monday through Thursday from 7:15 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  (Closed on Fridays June 13, 2014 through August 8, 2014)

hours of operation - main campus

Some programs are available on weekends.
Customized inservice and individualized programs and courses are available throughout the county.

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Last updated: 4/16/2014 11:00:27 AM