SCF wants to consolidate 3 baccalaureate programs

HERALD STAFF REPORTFebruary 19, 2014 

BRADENTON -- The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota District Board of Trustees held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday at SCF Lakewood Ranch.

The board gave approval for SCF to submit a letter of intent to the Florida State Board of Education to offer a new bachelor of applied science degree incorporating three existing baccalaureate programs -- energy technology management, international business and trade and technology management -- as areas of concentration under the new supervision and management program title.

Pending anticipated approval by the state, the new program is expected to be effective in the 2015 fall term.

SCF Board Chairman Craig Trigueiro said: "Combining these bachelor's programs under the supervision and management umbrella makes sense. It's a better utilization of staff and resources and allows the programs to continue to grow."

In other action, the board approved the monthly financial report, SCFCS financial statement and other consent agenda items including continuing contract status for seven faculty members.

Trigueiro thanked Trustee Rick Hager for representing the SCF District Board of Trustees at the Association of Florida Colleges Trustees Conference held recently in Tallahassee. The next meeting of the SCF District Board of Trustees is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 18 at SCF Venice.

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