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St. Petersburg College assisting displaced ITT Technical Institute students
Date:  9/8/2016
ArticleType:  Member News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 8, 2016

St. Petersburg College assisting displaced ITT Technical Institute students

In response to the recent, nationwide closure of ITT Technical Institute (ITT Tech), St. Petersburg College (SPC) has developed a transitional team to support ITT Tech students.

SPC has a team of admissions, advising, and financial assistance staff members ready to assist ITT Tech students to enroll in classes as early as September 12 (SPC’s Express Term) or October 10 (one of SPC’s 8-week fall modules). SPC offers several programs aligned to ITT Tech programs, including Information Technology, Business, Health Sciences, Criminal Justice and Drafting and Design.

SPC staff can help answer questions about:
• Transcript evaluation and credit transfers
• Financial aid
• Degrees and certifications
• Academic programs, including any specific requirements
• Veterans’ Services

Note: SPC is waiving its $40 application fee to students displaced by the ITT closure.

“We are prepared to assist ITT Technical Institute students who are looking to finish their degrees or certification programs,” said SPC President Bill Law. “This is an unfortunate situation that has affected thousands of students working to build a better future for themselves and their families through their pursuit of higher education, and we hope we can accommodate ITT Tech students in achieving those goals.”

St. Petersburg College offers regionally accredited college certificate programs, associate degrees and bachelor’s degrees, as well as a number of workforce certification programs. Many industry-recognized certification programs may be completed in just a few months.

SPC, Florida’s oldest community college and the first in the state to offer four-year degrees, has 10 learning centers conveniently located throughout Pinellas County and offers many programs completely online. The college also offers students many free resources, including: advising by certified career and academic advisors, tutoring and homework help, job prep, internships, accessibility services, and much more.

For more information, students can contact SPC by calling (727) 341-4400 or emailing information@spcollege.edu.  

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