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SCTI Main Campus
4748 Beneva Road
Sarasota, Florida 34233
(941) 924-1365
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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.  The first class graduated in June 1968.

Today, SCTI serves more than 22,000 high school and adult students in over 40 technical programs, Adult Basic Education, and Adult and Community Enrichment.  Some of the technical and career education programs available to adult students are Automotive and Marine Technologies, Business Technologies, Computer Technologies, Health Science, Emergency Medical Services, Public Service, and Human Services.  (Some programs include high school students.)

Students can also enroll in SCTI academic programs that include English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), GED Prep, Adult Basic Education (ABE), and Sarasota Adult High School.

Today, with over 75 acres on site, SCTI offers 42 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 employees of local businesses. 

Some programs are available on weekends.
Customized in-service and individualized programs and courses are available throughout the county.

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.  
As a school of the School Board of Sarasota County, all visitors must sign in at Student Services.

hours of operation - main campus


ADA Compliant

The Sarasota County Technical Institute facilities are ADA compliant per the 1997 Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG).  Limited access is possible in some program areas.  Arrangements may be made for accommodating specific disabilities upon request to Student Services.


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Last updated: 10/22/2014 7:16:57 AM