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7/19/2016 Member News
Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of July 18, 2016

Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of July 18, 2016
This is a media brief from St. Petersburg College about events 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.
Groundbreaking for Clearwater East Community Library at St. Petersburg College
St. Petersburg College and the City of Clearwater are partnering to develop a new joint-use community library on the Clearwater Campus. The groundbreaking will be:

• 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 21
• SPC Clearwater Campus, 2465 Drew St.

The state-of-the-art, two-story building will be an open-space concept and will replace the existing facility, built in 1964. The $15 million library will house more than 90,000 electronic and print books. Opening remarks will be made by St. Petersburg College President Bill Law and Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos.

St. Petersburg College marks 131st commencement on July 23
St. Petersburg College will celebrate its 131st commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23 at First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo.

Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) information session on July 20
The Workforce Institute at St. Petersburg College is hosting:
• Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) Information Session
• 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 20
• SPC Midtown Campus, 1300 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg 33712
• Info: (727) 341-4445
• Register here

The Clinical Medical Assistant program takes less than five months to complete and course work combines online classes, labs and externship experiences, and includes the national certification exam. Obtaining certification can result in increased career opportunities, increased pay, job security, and subject matter expertise. Payment plan, funding and scholarship opportunities may be available to students.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. In the Tampa Bay area alone, over 450 job postings were advertised in June 2016.

Two-day drone maintenance and repair course
The Workforce Institute at St. Petersburg College is hosting:
• Two-day UAS Maintenance and Repair Course
• 6-9 p.m. Aug. 16-17
• SPC EpiCenter, 13805 58th St. N., Largo 33760
• Info: 727-791-2409
In this two-day introductory course, students' are familiarized with specialized UAS related terminology, pre-flight checklists, controllers, motors, cameras, batteries, maintenance and repair. Topics include: Troubleshooting and diagnostics, battery care and storage, and general safety considerations.

Upcoming information sessions
Prospective students can learn more about our programs at one of our upcoming information sessions:

CCIT Information Session
Thursday, July 21, 2016
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
13805 58th St. N., Largo 33760

College of Public Safety Tours!
Friday, July 22, 2016
10 to 11 a.m.
Allstate Center
3200 34th St. S., St. Petersburg 33711

Digital Arts Information Session & Tour
Friday, July 22, 2016
1 to 2 p.m.
Seminole Campus
9200 113 St. N., Seminole 33772

Music Industry Recording Arts (MIRA) Program Tour
Friday, July 22, 2016
3 to 3:45 p.m.
St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus
6605 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg 33710