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11/21/2016 Member News
Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of Nov. 21, 2016

This is a media brief from St. Petersburg College

This is a media brief from St. Petersburg College about events and items you may find of interest. For more information, contact Rita Farlow, Assistant Director, Marketing and Strategic Communications, at 727-302-6526 or Marilyn Shaw, Public Relations Specialist, 727-341-4712.

College closed for Thanksgiving break

St. Petersburg College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 23-Sunday, Nov. 27. The college will reopen on Monday, Nov. 28. Students can still register and pay for classes during the break through MySPC, the online student portal.

Registration for spring term is underway

Registration for the spring semester continues. The regular spring term begins Monday, Jan. 9 and the spring express term begins Feb. 6. SPC has guaranteed scheduling so no class will be canceled once it is posted. The last day to register for an online course for the regular session is Sunday, Jan. 8. Learn more here.

SPC’s Southeastern Public Safety Institute receives perfect audit

SPC’s Southeastern Public Safety Institute received a perfect audit for the 2014-15 year. The results were released to the college this week. At the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission’s meeting on Thursday, Nov. 3, St. Petersburg College was named one of six training centers out of 40 that received a perfect audit in the preliminary report.

The audit reviews the trust fund monies allocated to the training center, as well as the compliance of all class and recruit files kept during this time. The commission thanked the center for its “cooperation and assistance.”

St. Petersburg College recognized for online vocational education excellence

St. Petersburg College has been recognized as one of the best online vocational trade schools in the nation by The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org). As a leading resource for higher education and college accreditation information, the site released its annual ranking for the 2016-2017 school year, honoring St. Petersburg College as the #6 Best Online Vocational Trade School in the Nation. Read more here.

Military Times announces the Best for Vets: Colleges 2017

Military Times has announced its Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings. St. Petersburg College was ranked among the top 30 four-year schools. SPC ranked highest as a community college that offers four-year degrees. Read more here.