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at State College of Florida Coding Academy

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  • | 3:24 p.m. September 8, 2023
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The State College of Florida Coding Academy gives local youth a high-tech advantage through pre-college workshops, after-school enrichment programs, youth competitions, and micro-credential classes. Located in the Advanced Technology Center at SCF Bradenton, the Coding Academy is a premier training center introducing students and adults to STEM majors and careers.

With access to an innovation zone featuring Arduino microprocessors, 3D printers, laser cutters, drones, a virtual reality lab, and game design laptops, students engage in hands-on activities to expand their knowledge of emerging technologies. Students, as young as second grade, experience immersive hands-on experiences in career and technical fields, leading to increased motivation, improved critical thinking skills, and a better understanding of math and science concepts.

The Coding Academy offers pre-college emerging technology workshops for high school students, after-school enrichment classes, competitions, and more for younger students. Emerging technologies taught include drones, robotics, augmented/virtual reality, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and ethical hacking.

After-school enrichment classes have started for 2nd through 8th graders, including Coding with Minecraft®, FIRST® LEGO® League robotics, Drone Zone Experience, cybersecurity, AR/ VR, AI, 3D design/printing, drone competitions, coding hackathons, and micro-credential classes.

STEM camps are offered during the Summer, Winter, and Spring breaks at SCF Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, and Venice campuses. Elementary camps feature Minecraft, drones, robotics, and STEM science. Middle and high-school camps offer robotics, engineering, drones, manufacturing, graphic/video production, cybersecurity, and field trips to local tech/manufacturing businesses.

Scholarships are available for enrichment courses and STEM camps.

The Coding Academy offers their Innovation Zone with 3D printers, laser engraver, VR headsets, game design computers, robots, drones, Arduino microcontrollers, and more for homeschool students and youth groups to receive hands-on training.

Schedule a tour today!

For more information or to schedule a tour of SCF Coding Academy’s programs, contact Director Desh Bagley at (941) 752-5160 or email [email protected].

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota

5840 26th Street West Bradenton, FL 34207


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