Mission: South Florida Community College is an open-access, higher education institution dedicated to providing a learning-centered environment through quality programs, training, and services. Working in partnerships with organizations and communities, the college provides leadership and a comprehensive range of opportunities for the educational, cultural, and economic development of the service district. The college assists the people of its service district (DeSoto, Hardee, and Highlands counties) regardless of economic, social, or educational background to achieve success in: Completing an associate degree in preparation for pursuing a baccalaureate or other professional degree or credential.Completing career and technical training to enter the workforce or to improve career circumstances.Completing college preparatory programs of study including those leading to the high school diploma.Obtaining basic skills in literacy, numeracy, and citizenship to prosper as a contributing member of society.Gaining personal, cultural, and global awareness, appreciation, and understanding needed in a complex contemporary society.Pursuing advanced academic preparation and credentials available through partnerships with colleges and universities.Participating in the social, cultural, environmental, and economic development of the communities served by the college. We believe in the worth of each of our students and, through all of our educational programs and services, we seek to develop human potential and to create brighter futures. Vision: Enriching our communities through educationone life at a time.