The Leesburg Campus began with a 70 acre site on U.S. Highway 441, across from the Leesburg Municipal Airport and bordering on beautiful Silver Lake. With the help and assistance of leading citizens, educators, and political figures, the college rapidly expanded and outgrew this site. In 1992 neighboring property was purchased for future expansion, enlarging the campus to 114 acres.
Among the major facilities are modern classrooms and laboratories, a library, Learning Center, the Paul P. Williams Fine Arts Complex, the Student Services Building, a student center, a Sports Complex, the Everett A. Kelly Convocation Center with a gymnasium, and the Magnolia Room banquet/conference facility. In January 2002, the new 31,800 sq. ft. Health Sciences Center opened for state-of-the-art health care programs in Nursing, Health Information Management and Dental Assisting. The facility includes classrooms, a nursing skills lab, library and offices as well as a 1500 sq. ft. fitness center, a 100 seat auditorium and a 40 seat community room.
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The City of Clermont is known as “The Gem of the Hills,” and LSSC’s South Lake Campus does much to make that gem sparkle.
After several years of offering classes at South Lake High School, funding was obtained in 1998 to build Phase 1 / Building 1 of the South Lake Campus. Construction was completed and the first classes in the new building were held in the fall of 1999.
Phase II, a 60,000 square foot joint-use facility with the University of Central Florida, was dedicated on March 1, 2002. This impressive Higher Education Facility, named “The Castle on the Hill” by students was built to house three floors of classrooms, laboratories, faculty and administration offices, student services, a 85-seat auditorium, and a third floor conference room with panoramic views of the Orlando area.
In the fall of 2007, planning began for the development of a joint-use library to serve LSSC, UCF, as well as the Lake County Library System. This partnership venture would create a new 50,000 square foot facility that would serve the schools and the community for years to come. The new building would retain the name of the “Cooper Memorial Library,” in commemoration of the South Lake County area's first public library. The new library opened in September of 2009 and boasts a state-of-the-art reference and resource addition, a bookstore, a restaurant, three general classrooms, two computer classrooms, and a number of small and large study rooms equipped with wireless computer access. The community enjoys full library services including general access to computers, a 6,000 square foot children's section, and a separate area specifically designed and geared for teenage readers.
Another new addition to the South Lake Campus was The Legends Way Softball Complex. This project was born out of a partnership between LSSC and the National Training Center. Dedicated on July 24, 2008, the Complex provides a professional-quality venue for collegiate and community competitions, as well as regional and national softball tournaments.
Construction on our South Lake Campus did not stop there. Modular science laboratories were also added in 2008, so that students needing physics and chemistry labs could fulfill their requirements without needing to travel to LSSC’s main campus.
The South Lake Campus currently serves over 2,000 LSSC students and over 500 UCF students.
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The LSSC Sumter Campus, located in Sumterville, opened its doors in the summer of 1995. The forty-acre campus includes nine classrooms, a library and administrative offices. The new Clark Maxwell, Jr., Library and Student Services Center was opened and dedicated in January 2000. The new
building doubles the facilities available on the campus. The headquarters for the Sumter County Library System is located at the Sumter Campus, along with the only teleconferencing center in the county. The Sumter Campus, a joint-use facility, shares space with the Sumter County School District Adult and Community Education program. In partnership with the Sumter County School District and the University of Central Florida, a training facility for teachers opened in 1999 and is operated by the Sumter District School Board. LSSC uses the facility as part of the collaboration between the school board and the college.
Programs offered at the Sumter Campus include the Associate in Arts (AA) degree and the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees in business administration and computer science. Non-credit courses are offered to meet the needs of the community. Many student services are provided in Sumterville, including admissions, registration, academic advising, testing, financial aid, fee payment, and library services, as well as a bookstore and student activities.
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