Individuals participate in continuing education courses or programs for a variety of reasons, including learning new skills, broadening the knowledge base for special topics of interest, cultivating hobbies, and enhancing lifestyles through leisure time activities. Classes are offered at times that meet the scheduling demands of students.
Subject matter is provided under a vast array of categories, including creative arts, hobbies, home and garden, sports and fitness, work and life balance, and online courses. Courses include such topics of interest as painting and drawing, photography, acting, vocal and instrumental instruction, computer science, foreign languages, aerobic exercise, tennis, yoga, swimming, handcrafts, hobbies, home improvements, language arts, dog obedience, and more.
A unique program provided by the College is Pensacola Kids’ college, which is a non-credit educational opportunity for young people ages 6-12, conducted during the summer months. Kids’ College is designed to give students quality instruction that is fun, interesting, and challenging. Subject areas include the arts and sciences, languages, computers, music and theatre, career exploration, sports, crafts and hobbies among others.
A number of state-regulated and court-mandated courses and programs are coordinated through Continuing Education, including TransParenting, Guardianship Education, Driver Improvement School, Motorcycle Safety Endorsement, and Tobacco and Consequences for Teen.
For Classes that Meet Less Than Three Times
In order to receive a refund, the student must notify the corresponding department no later than the day before the class is scheduled to start.
For Class That Meet More Than Three Times
In order to receive a refund, the student must notify the corresponding department before the start of the second-class meeting.
For Any Other Situation
The decision to issue a refund will be left up to the discretion of the coordinator on a case-by-case basis whether a refund will be issued.
About the PSC Aquatics Program
The Aquatics Program at Pensacola State College offers a wide variety of classes Monday through Friday. All aquatic classes are offered under the supervision of the Continuing Education Department. Classes include water exercise in the shallow and deep end of the pool, lap swimming with a coach, swim lessons for adults and children, and lifeguard training classes. Registration is required for all classes.
Registration for classes (required for all courses):
- On the internet: Click “Register Now” option.
- Walk In: Register in person at any Pensacola State College campus Registration Office between 7:30am-4:00pm.
- Mail In: Mail your completed Continuing Education registration form, with payment information (do not send cash) to: Pensacola State College Cashier Office, 1000 College Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32504
Pensacola State College Swimming Pool is open Monday through Friday for your swimming enjoyment. Water exercise classes in the shallow and deep ends of the pool, Adult and children swim lessons, and master swim classes are offered for all ages to work and swim at their ability level.
Recreation Swim time is open to the community to enjoy the pool without an instructor or coach. Lifeguard certification classes are offered during the spring and summer semesters.
Greater Pensacola Aquatic Club (GPAC), a swim team, offers competitive swimming and swim lessons for children three years old through high school.
Pool Size: The pool is twenty-five yards long and six lanes wide and is heated to between 83° and 84° degrees.
Lockers: There are locker rooms available with lockers to store personal items. Locks must be furnished by the swimmer. Belongings may not be left overnight.
Our Staff: Our staff is highly qualified and experienced coaches, instructors, and lifeguards. They will help you learn and accomplish your goals.
Pool Class Schedule
AEROBIC SWIMMING/MASTER SWIMMERS: 5:30am and 8am Mon – Fri and 6:30am on Sat.
AQUA DYNAMICS I: 7am, 9am and 10am Mon, Wed, Fri and Tues & Thurs and 6:35pm on Mon, Wed & Tues, Thurs.
RECREATION SWIM: Swim is 11am to 1pm Mon – Sat and 7:30pm to 10pm Mon – Thurs.
Aqua Boot Camp at 9am on Mon, Wed, Fri
Aqua Combo on Sat at 8am.
*RECREATION SWIMMERS: TWO SWIMMERS TO A LANE
PLEASE CALL KAY MILLER 484-1311 OR THE RECREATION & LEISURE DEPARTMENT 484-1797
FOR ASSISTANCE OR QUESTIONS.
PSC Fitness Centers
Fitness Centers are available at the Pensacola, Milton, and Warrington Campus for students and the general public.
To raise the level of awareness of the general public about the relationship between lifestyle and health and give people information and tools to help them be more self-reliant in matters of health and fitness.
How to use the L.I.F.E. Center
Current PSC students can enroll in Concepts of Life Fitness, HLP-1081 (3cc) or Express Student Orientation to the L.I.F.E. (fitness) Center, R04606.
Completing the Concepts of Life Fitness class, HLP-1081 or Express Student Orientation, R04606 course qualifies you to use the L.I.F.E. Centers on each of the campuses at no additional cost for as long as you remain a PSC student (current PSC ID card is required).
Register through Continuing Education and Leisure or at any campus Registration Office for one of the following:
- R03567 Express Orientation to the LIFE Fitness Center (100 hours)
- R03566 Express Orientation to the LIFE Fitness Center (64 hours)
Bring receipt of registration from the above step to any of the 3 Fitness Centers and complete the orientation during the regular hours of operation for that location.
For subsequent semesters, register through Continuing Education and Leisure or at any campus Registration Office for one of the following:
- R00064 Recreation Fitness Lab (96 hours)
- R00211 Recreation Fitness Lab (60 hours)
About PSC Gymnastics
Panhandle Perfection Gymnastics is administering the Pensacola State College recreational and preschool class program
For more information on classes and teams please call (850) 203-8058.
Can I sign my child up for a class that is not in their age group?
No, all children must be in a class that is appropriate for their age as listed in the course schedule. If your child has a birthday before the fourth class meeting then they may go into the class that is appropriate for the age they will be turning.
Where are you located?
We are located on the Pensacola State College main campus in Building 19 directly in front of the track with our own parking lot. PSC Map
What should my child wear?
Gymnastics class students should wear athletic type clothing with no buttons or zippers. Leotards are available for sale at the gym if they would like to wear one. Shirts should be tucked in. No shoes needed. No big ear rings and no rings or bracelets. Hair should be pulled back and out of child’s face.
Cheerleaders and tumbling classes should were athletic clothing and a shirt tucked in. Please no oversized t-shirts; it is unsafe while being spotted. They can go with or without cheer shoes
About PSC Motorcycle Safety Courses
SOUTHERN MOTORSPORTS IS ADMINISTERING THESE COURSES.
SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS
7 A.M. – 5 P.M.
View/Download E-Course Inclusion Info
Motorcycle Safety, sure, but what is an Endorsement, and do I need one?
To ride a motorcycle legally in Florida you must have the words “Motorcycle Also” or “Motorcycle Only” on your driver’s license. You can only add that endorsement by completing a 15-hour motorcycle safety course. If you ride any motorcycle, scooter or trike with an engine at least 50cc or larger, you need the endorsement.
If I’ve been riding for a long time, do I need the class?
Yes, it’s the only way to get the endorsement added. You will build your skills even if you already know how to ride, so don’t worry…you’ll have fun too.
What if I have an out of state license?
You can still take our class. After your class, you can ask your home state if they will add an endorsement with your completion card, or exchange that license for a Florida one with the endorsement on it.
What if I want to ride a three-wheeler or a trike… is this course for me?
Unfortunately, we do not offer a 3 Wheel or Trike course, there is however the benefit of learning basic motorcycle operation and street strategies for a motorcycle.
How do I sign up for the course?
Click on the Register link for step-by-step instructions.
Where are classes taught?
Our training location:
Pensacola State College 1000 College Blvd 96 Room 9663
How much is the course?
The Basic Rider Course is $235.00.
What happens after the course is complete?
To successfully complete the course, you must be successful on both a 25-question multiple-choice evaluation and a 5-part Skill Evaluation on the motorcycle. Upon completion of the course, your information will be entered into the DMV portal with satisfactory requirements. You must go to the DMV and pay the required fee and receive a new Driver’s License with the Motorcycle Endorsement.
What will I need to bring to the course?
You will need:
- Over the ankle footwear (please use footwear that allows you to “feel” the foot controls. Shoes/boots with a large heel or big toe box make it difficult to shift, especially for the ladies. Boots with steel toes or a hard toe box do not allow you to feel the shifter.)
- Long pants
- Long sleeve shirt (or Jacket) If hot, a light-colored shirt works best.
- Full-fingered gloves (We can provide gloves if needed)
- D.O.T. Helmet (We can provide a helmet if needed.)
- Eye protection Note: Glasses are considered eye protection for the purpose of this course.
- Sunglasses and sunscreen are optional but recommended.
If it looks like rain, consider bringing rain gear as we will still ride!