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4/13/2020 Member News

Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of April 13, 2020

SPC receives a healthcare grant to mitigate COVID-19

St. Petersburg College (SPC) was recently awarded a grant from the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) to help develop SPC’s Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Pre-apprenticeship Program. In view of helping to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19 on the state economy, the state provided its Florida Pathways to Career Opportunities Grant, awarding nearly $2.8 million to school districts, colleges and private entities throughout the state to either start or expand registered apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs. Click here to read more.  

SPC Professors lead virtual discussion based on PBS Documentary – Sinking Cities: Miami

The Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at St. Petersburg College will host an online forum titled Closing the Resilience Gap: What Will it Take? based on PBS’s documentary Sinking Cities: Miami. The documentary focuses on Miami’s efforts to protect the city from rising seas and ever-more-frequent and violent storm surges that could destroy the city’s tourist and business economy. Participants can expect a robust discussion from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15. The panel will address ethical, political and economic impacts of climate change and sea rise. Advance registration is required at For further information, call 727-394-6942.

SPC’s new online bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity will train those who fight cybercrime

This fall, St. Petersburg College will launch an online Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Cybersecurity to help meet the high demand for such professionals in the Tampa Bay area and beyond. The B.A.S. in Cybersecurity degree will be the first of its kind at the state college level in the Tampa Bay region. Read more here.

SPC summer term registration is under way

St. Petersburg College’s summer term registration is open. Classes are offered over six, eight or 10 weeks. Current and future students can now register for summer term and view classes offered in the fall. For more information on how to plan the perfect summer schedule, visit here.

SPC Student Emergency Fund remove barriers as a result of COVID-19

The SPC Student Emergency Fund aids students in meeting their basic needs to continue to be academically successful. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has had on our college community, St. Petersburg College is working tirelessly to help remove barriers so all students can continue to receive the highest quality education. Every generous dollar raised is matched up to $50,000. Join our Community of Care and make a gift to support the SPC Student Emergency Fund here.

SPC donates thousands of medical supplies to local hospitals

St. Petersburg College’s Health Education Center (HEC) donated more than 26,000 medical supplies to local hospitals in need. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tampa Bay area hospitals have expressed needs for essential supplies to care for patients. Read more here.

Pounds of food donated to local free clinic

SPC St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus teamed up with the St. Petersburg Free Clinic to donated roughly 800 pounds of food. The food inventory was collected from the campus food pantry. See photo here.