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1/16/2018 Member News

Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of Jan. 16, 2018

Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of Jan. 16, 2018
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.

SPC tuition discounts for displaced students still in place
St. Petersburg College is still offering in-state tuition rates to displaced students from Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Houston area. Additionally, the college’s $40 application fee is waived for these students.

SPC Sports
Basketball season for Titan men and women is underway! Check for game times and dates.

Upcoming Drone Certification training at SPC’s Workforce Institute
The Workforce Institute at St. Petersburg College will be offering the following course in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in January.

• Four-week UAS Remote Pilot (Drone) Certificate Prep Course on Jan. 17-Feb. 7, 2018 (class held on four consecutive Wednesdays) 6:00-8:30 p.m., SPC Tarpon Springs Campus, NU Building, Room 462, 600 E Klosterman Rd. This four-week course is designed to prepare students to pass the FAA Remote Pilot Certificate exam. The course will include UAS regulations, flight operations and restrictions, emergency procedures, crew resource management, radio communication procedures, aeronautical decision-making and judgement, and maintenance and pre-flight inspection procedures. Registration can be completed by going to Career opportunities for students with drone training include business-entrepreneurship, military drone pilot, firefighter, disaster relief, search and rescue, law enforcement, oil and gas operations, border patrol, agriculture, package delivery, forestry, engineering, computer science, real estate, film and photography, and other industries.

For more information regarding these courses, please contact Fred Tucker at 727-791-2409 or
Upcoming information sessions:
Prospective students can learn more about our programs at this upcoming information sessions:
Music Industry Recording Arts (MIRA) Program Tour
Friday, Jan. 19
10 – 10:45 a.m.
SPC St. Pete/Gibbs Campus
6605 Fifth Ave. N

Early College, Dual Enrollment, Early Admission Info Session
This session covers how high school students can simultaneously earn high school and college credit free of charge.
Thursday, Jan. 18
6-8 p.m.
Gibbs High School
850 34th St. S., St. Petersburg
Rising seniors: Library 270
Rising juniors: Conference Center

SPC Workforce Institute Information Sessions:

SPC's Workforce Institute offers a trusted suite of non-degree training services and options that are affordable and accessible to both individuals and organizations. Our upcoming information session will outline the certificates or certifications that we offer.

The sessions are

• Jan. 18, in room 210 at SPC's Downtown Campus, 244 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, from 6-7 p.m.
• Jan. 31, room 217 at SPC's Midtown Campus, 1300 22nd St S, St. Petersburg, FL, from 6-7 p.m.
• Feb. 6, room 210 at SPC's Downtown Campus, 244 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Reservations are requested, and interested parties can RSVP here. For additional questions, email