Continuing Education courses are non-credit courses offered to support or enhance business, industry, government, and general recreation in the communities of Lake and Sumter Counties.

To register for a course, visit or contact Continuing Education at 352-435-5038 or

Microsoft Excel, Level 2

 This course is designed for the intermediate Excel user. Students will discover new ways to analyze information, sort and filter data, explore more advanced formulas and turn numbers into eye-catching charts.

PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Microsoft Excel, Level 1 or knowledge of material covered in Level 1.

DELIVERY METHOD: Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

• Managing Workbooks
• Working with Tables
• Working with Pivot Tables
• Analyzing Data
• Using Advanced Functions & Formulas

Date: March 10-April 2

Time: 6 PM- 8 PM (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
Location: Leesburg Campus
Deadline: March 3
Cost: $150

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 Operation of an Early Childhood Center (Director’s Credentials)

In this 45-hour noncredit course, you will fulfill the course requirements for the foundational level credentials for directors/administrators of childcare centers, as set forth by Florida Children’s Forum; increase your knowledge and skill level in a variety of administrative areas; improve your ability to secure a good job directing a high-quality center; and enhance your center’s ability to secure bank loans, corporate support and grants due to increased credibility.

  • Childcare and education organizational leadership and management
  • Childcare, financial and legal issues
  • Non-discrimination and cultural sensitivity
  • Assessment and documentation
  • Monitoring health, safety and nutrition
  • And more!

Date: March 24-April 30

Time: 5:30 PM- 9:30 PM (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
Location: Sumter Center
Deadline: March 18
Cost: $200

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 QuickBooks, Level 1

 This QuickBooks course provides essential coverage of the QuickBooks software. Topics covered include an introduction to QuickBooks, basic accounting principles, backing up files, creating companies, working with vendors, working with customers, banking with Quick-Books, and more.


  • Introducing the QuickBooks system
  • Presenting the QuickBooks software and some basic accounting
  • Creating a company
  • Working with opening balances, historical transactions and users
  • Working with vendors
  • Using the vendor center, lists, entering bills, paying vendors and reports
  • Working with customers
  • Using the customer center, lists, creating invoices, receiving money and reports
  • Banking with QuickBooks
  • Working with bank accounts, deposits, transfers, credit and debit transactions and reconciling

*CareerSource Central Florida may offer tuition assistance for this course. For more information, call 1-352-360-6280 or visit

Date: March 25-April 22

Time: 6 PM- 9 PM (Wednesday
Location: Leesburg Campus
Deadline: March 18
Cost: $210

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 The Art of Real BBQ

 BBQ chef, David Schaefer, former owner of Stump Jumper BBQ in Concord, MA, will teach the essentials for making the real thing. Students will learn about the right cuts of meats, sauces, and seasonings to prepare world-class Southern barbecue. Students will learn how to prepare succulent meats, such as Memphis Style spareribs, Carolina Style pulled pork, and Texas beef brisket, along with some of the side dishes that complement them. You will also learn about marinades, rubs, brines, and sauces while learning which ingredients are best for long, slow barbecue flavors vs. high-temp grilling, and how to create specific flavors for specific foods. Don’t forget your containers for leftovers!


  • Understanding methods & procedures for creating Southern Style BBQ
    • Understanding the different equipment possibilities
    • Discuss wood choices for smoking meat
    • History of BBQ
    • Controlling fire and temperatures
    • Understanding the types and cuts of meat best suited for BBQ
    • Learn about flavorings traditionally utilized in BBQ
    • Identifying specific problems and concerns related to BBQ

Date: March 31

Time: 6 PM-8 PM
Location: Clermont Campus
Deadline: March 20
Cost: $55

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