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4/20/2020 Member News

Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of April 20, 2020

Socially distant retirement farewell for long-time SPC employee (photos/video available)

Nearly two dozen vehicles assembled at the St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus earlier this morning for a drive-by retirement ceremony that celebrated the 46 years Facilities Technician Dave Houston has devoted to St. Petersburg College. Dave was surprised by many of his SPC colleagues wishing him well from a socially acceptable distance, including donuts and coffee from Seminole Provost Mark Strickland and a bullhorn speech from President Tonjua Williams. (photos/videos here)

SPC remove barriers for students by lending tech equipment as a result of COVID-19

More than 400 computers and web cameras have been loaned to SPC students to support them since courses have been moved online due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The college is continuing to work to help remove barriers so all students can continue to receive the highest quality education.

In addition, the SPC Student Emergency Fund is aiding students in meeting their basic needs to continue to be academically successful. 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.

Scholarship applications are now open at SPC

The St. Petersburg College Foundation is accepting applications for the fall term until May 13, 2020. Current students can apply online here. For more information, contact foundation@spcollege.edu or 727-341-3302.

New short-term programs starting this fall at SPC

St. Petersburg College has added two new certificate programs that will kick off this fall term. These short-term training certificates, Laboratory Specialist Advanced Technical and Event Planning Management, provide students the opportunity to earn in-demand skills. Learn more here.

SPC receives a healthcare grant to mitigate COVID-19

St. Petersburg College 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.  

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.

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 get ahead with a summer schedule, visit here.