Bistro 502 Restaurant
(941) 924-1365 x62089

Bistro 502 offers a sit-down dining experience. Lunches are served to students, staff, and the general public on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (closed Monday and Friday). The Bistro 502 offers a new menu four times during the school year.

Bistro 502 is located on the main campus at 4748 Beneva Road, Sarasota. Visitors may enter the campus from either Proctor or Beneva Roads. Parking is available in the visitor parking lot in front of the Bistro 502 entrance.


Grab-n-Go Kiosks
In addition to serving sit-down lunches, Suncoast Technical College has opened a "Grab-n-Go" Kiosk located in the Media Center. The "Grab-n-Go" Kiosk has a coffee bar, prepared salads & sandwiches, and desserts for students and staff to purchase. Microwaves are available in the kiosk to heat up items.

The Grab-n-Go Kiosk opens starting the first day of classes in August and follows the Sarasota County School Board calendar. The Grab-n-Go Kiosk will be closed on the days that school is not in session (i.e.: Holidays, Professional Days, and Winter & Spring Breaks).

The Cutting Edge Salon
(941) 924-1365 x62343

The Cosmetology program and the Cutting Edge Salon provides services to the general public on the Suncoast Technical College main campus at 4748 Beneva Road; Sarasota. See below for the wide variety of services available at affordable prices.

For an appointment...

The Cutting Edge Hours of Operation

  • Day Cosmetology
    Call between 8:00am and 2:00pm
    Monday - Friday
    (941) 924-1365 x62343
  • Evening Cosmetology
    Call between 4:00pm and 9:00pm
    Tuesday - Thursday
    (941) 924-1365 x62343
  • Salon Services Menu *Prices are subject to change without notice.

Tech Tots Preschool
(941) 924-1365 x62383

Suncoast Technical College's Tech Tots Preschool is open to the community for enrollment for children ages 3 - 5 years. Children must be 3 years old by September 1st to attend. We are a program of the Suncoast Technical College, which is governed by the School Board of Sarasota County, Florida. We are licensed for a capacity of 49 children and are regularly inspected by the Sarasota County Health Department.

License #58-51-00109

This laboratory preschool was established in 1977 in conjunction with the Suncoast Technical College Early Childhood Education program, which prepares high school and adult students to work in preschool settings. The training program meets all Florida Department of Children and Families and Sarasota County Child Care training requirements.

Full-time, certified staff supervise "Tech Tots" children. The play-based curriculum allows children opportunities for positive interactions with adults and children in the program.

This is an inclusive program where preschool children interact with preschool children with special needs. Special needs children receive speech/language and/or occupational therapies in the classroom setting and on an individual basis as needed.

The preschool uses mixed-age grouping in two classrooms and a Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) classroom. This allows high school and adult students to practice the VPK curriculum.

Florida's FREE VPK Program
Florida's FREE VPK program offers quality learning opportunities for all four year old children. Eligible children must be 4 by September 1 of the school year, but not yet 5 or eligible for kindergarten.
Parents may learn more about the Florida's FREE VPK program by calling:

Child Care Connection
(941) 556-1600 x125

Tech Tots Hours
HOURS: Monday - Friday 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Tech Tots does not offer a part-time program and is closed during all school holidays.

Preschool (3's) 7:30am-2:30pm
VPK All Day: 7:45am-2:30pm
VPK A 7:45am-10:45am no charge
VPK B 11:30am-2:30pm no charge
ESE 7:30am-2:30pm no charge

Call the Tech Tots office for more information at (941) 924-1365 x62383.

Achieva Credit Union operates a branch located on the Suncoast Technical College campus providing banking services for students, staff, and the public. Through this partnership, STC business students are able to participate in internships at this branch, giving them the ability to learn and prepare themselves for the 21st century globally competitive work.

For more information, contact the Suncoast Technical College Achieva branch at (941) 907-4000.

For more information,
CareerSource Suncoast, located on the Suncoast Technical College campus, provide services for the students and the community. These include: Business, Career, Youth and Veterans Services. Business Services provide talent development/sourcing and on the job training. Career Services offer personalized job search assistance, career planning & Skills assessment and much more.

Sarasota Office: (941) 358-4200 x3118
Venice Office: (941) 486-2682

CareerSource Suncoast operates a career center on the STC main campus providing services to students and the community. This Career Center is designed to assist with job search, resume, referrals to employers and career planning. They also assist employers recruit, train, and retain great employees. The following services are offered to job seekers:

  • Computers, Internet, Fax, Telephone and Copier eLearning Courses
  • Job Listings, Online Job Search and Job Referrals
  • Resume-building Tools
  • Salary and Labor Market Information
  • Skills, Aptitude and Interest Assessments
  • Workshops designed to increase your Employability Skills

For more information,
STC Office: (941) 927-5286
Main Office: (941) 358-4200