Date ArticleType
3/18/2019 Member News

Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of March 18, 2019

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

Open job interviews at St. Petersburg College March 20 - 21

St. Petersburg College partnered with The Salvation Army, Operation PAR and other human services employers to host open interview on March 20 -21. Candidates can meet with recruiters to learn about the various positions and take part in on-site interviews. The open interviews will be hosted on:

  • 12 -4 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at SPC St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, SA -135, 6605 5th Ave. N., with The Salvation Army
  • 12 – 3 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at SPC St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, SA -135, 6605 5th Ave. N., with Boley Centers, Operation PAR, and PEMS

Application fee will be waived during Explore SPC March 26-28

St. Petersburg College will host its Explore SPC event at various locations from 2-6 p.m. March 26-28. Attendees can explore campuses and degrees and training programs. The $40 application fee will be waived during Explore SPC. The event will be held:

  • Tuesday, March 26, Downtown Center, 244 Second Ave. N.
  • Wednesday, March 27, Clearwater Campus, 2465 Drew St.
  • Wednesday, March 27, St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, 6605 Fifth Ave. N.
  • Thursday, March 28, Tarpon Springs Campus, 600 E. Klosterman Rd.
  • Thursday, March 28, Seminole Campus, 9200 113th St. N
  • Thursday, March 28, Midtown Center, 1300 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg
  • Thursday, March 28, Health Education Center, 7200 66th St. N., Pinellas Park

For more information, visit

SPC Theater presents Medea March 27-30

SPC Theater will perform Medea March 27-31 at the Arts Auditorium on the Clearwater Campus, 2465 Drew St. Medea is a Greek tragedy about a woman who has been scorned by her husband and takes very extreme measures to get her revenge on him. Written in 431 B.C., this play is both lyrical and horrific in content. The performances will be March 27 – 30 at 7:30 p.m. as well as March 30 – 31 at 2 p.m. General admission is $10. Learn more here.

Technology Information Session March 27

St. Petersburg College will host a Technology Information Session from 6-7:30 p.m. on March 27, at SPC EpiCenter, 13805 58th St. N., Clearwater. Attendees can learn about technology degrees and certificates offered through the College of Computer and Information Technology. Learn more here.

SPC partners with Eckerd College to screen documentary about lynching

A new documentary that looks at the case of a black Tampa native in 1960, sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit, is set to screen at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Miller Auditorium at Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S., St. Petersburg.

The film entitled “Fair Game: Surviving A 1960 Georgia Lynching” tells the story of James Fair Jr. who was innocent but arrested, jailed, tried, convicted and sentenced to the electric chair in less than three days for a child’s rape and murder in a Southwest Georgia town. Click to view trailer.



SPC conference will focus on adaptation and resilience to climate change

The emphasis will be on adaptation, resilience and opportunity when St. Petersburg College hosts a two-day conference on climate and sea level rise next month.  The conference, titled [Sea Level] Rise Up: Realities & Opportunities, will be April 5 and 6 at the Conference Center at the SPC Seminole Campus, 9200 113th St. North.

Presented by SPC’s Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions and the Suncoast Sea Level Rise Collaborative, the conference will interpret the recent National Climate Assessment findings for Tampa Bay communities and assess actions planned or already in progress by local governments and businesses to turn the impacts of climate change into opportunities for economic growth. It also will highlight action steps for individuals and policymakers to mitigate or adapt to climate change impacts and to capitalize on opportunities created by a blue-green economy. Learn more here.


Upcoming Drone Certification training at SPC’s Workforce Institute

The Workforce Institute at St. Petersburg College will be offering the following courses in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in March and April.

  • One-Day UAS (Drone) Overview Course on Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., SPC St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, LI-22, 6605 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg. This one-day introductory course includes hands-on flight lessons for students, flight demonstrations and drone displays, FAA airspace regulations, appropriate use of drones, weather topics and resources for drone operators.  Registration can be completed by going to
  • Four-week UAS Remote Pilot (Drone) Certificate Prep Course on April 4 – 25 (class held on four consecutive Thursdays) 6 - 8:30 p.m., SPC EpiCenter, Room 314, 13805 58th St. N., Clearwater.  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
  • Six-week UAS Video Editing and Production Course on April 23 – May 28 (class held on six consecutive Tuesdays) 6 - 8:30pm, SPC EpiCenter, Room 306, 13805 58th St. N., Clearwater. This course provides video professionals, at the introductory level, with the comprehensive skills they need to import, edit and encode video projects using Final Cut Pro X.  The course will also cover pre-production areas such as determining client needs, shot lists and storyboarding, and obtaining licenses, permits, and waivers prior to filming. Through instructor-led demonstrations and exercises, you will learn how to edit video, add video effects and titles, and export your finished video.  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 session:
Prospective students can learn more about our programs at this upcoming session:  

Open House: Discover SPC Programs and Degrees

Wednesday, March 20
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
SPC Clearwater Campus, Library Community Room
2465 Drew St.