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4/8/2019 Member News

Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of April 8, 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.

Student digital arts and media awards April 9

St. Petersburg College will host the annual Semmy Awards from 7 – 9 p.m. on April 9 at the SPC Seminole Campus Digitorium, 9200 113th St. N. SPC Digital Arts, Media and Interactive Web Design students, along with Pinellas County high school students, will compete in 15 digital arts categories for Semmy Awards. Learn more here.

Health Care Career Fair April 9

St. Petersburg College will host a Health Care Career Fair from 12 – 3 p.m. on April 9 at the SPC Health Education Center lobby, 7200 66th St. N., Pinellas Park. Attendees can explore career options and degree programs and get information on SPC programs and how to apply. The SPC programs include:

  • Dental Hygiene
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Funeral Services
  • Health Sciences
  • Health Services Administration
  • Health Information Technology
  • Nursing
  • Orthotics & Prosthetics
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiography
  • Respiratory Care
  • Veterinary Technology

Poet Jenny Xie coming to SPC April 11

2017 Walt Whitman Award Poet Jenny Xie is coming to St. Petersburg College. Join Xie on April 11 at the following locations:

  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at SPC Clearwater Campus, LI Community Room, 2465 Drew St.
  • 6 – 7 p.m. at Salvador Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg

College of Business Open House April 23

Three exciting opportunities in one are happening at SPC’s College of Business Open House featuring:

  • Business Expo
  • Risk Management Insurance Career Job Fair
  • Social Hospitality and Tourism Career Expo and Job Fair

The open house will be hosted from 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 at SPC EpiCenter, 13805 58th St. N., Clearwater. Attendees can network with HR professionals from local companies; explore employment and internship opportunities; learn more about SPC business degrees and certificates and how to apply; and meet with faculty, advisors and financial aid and admissions representatives. Learn more here.

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 April.

  • Six-week UAS Video Editing and Production Course on April 23 – May 28 (class held on six consecutive Tuesdays) 6 - 8:30 p.m., 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 sessions:

Prospective students can learn more about our programs at these upcoming sessions:  

Health Care Career Fair

Tuesday, April 9
12 – 3 p.m.
SPC Health Education Center, Lobby
7200 66th St. N. Pinellas Park

Drone and Advanced Manufacturing Classes Info Session

Wednesday, April 10
3 – 4 p.m.
SPC Clearwater Campus, CC Lab
2465 Drew St.