St Petersburg College

Clearwater, FL
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St Petersburg College Review

Clearwater, FL, 6021 142nd Ave N
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Career Preparation A+
Students and Culture A+
Facilities A-
Activities and Groups A-
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St Petersburg College is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 31,767 students and offering 116 degrees in Clearwater, FL.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at St Petersburg College.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
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Education and Liberal Arts
3,001 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biology Teacher Education
1
Business Teacher Education
0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
10
16
Education
31
29
Education/teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
9
Elementary Education and Teaching
57
Liberal Arts
2,817
Mathematics Teacher Education
8
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
2
Special Education and Teaching
21
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
0
Technology Teacher Education/industrial Arts Teacher Education
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Healthcare
1,241 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Clinical/medical Laboratory Technician
2
Clinical/medical Social Work
6
Dental Hygiene/hygienist
31
42
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (Emt Paramedic)
10
92
Health/health Care Administration/management
1
Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician
46
64
Health Services Administration
104
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/management
0
Medical Radiologic Technology/science - Radiation Therapist
16
Orthotist/prosthetist
0
17
Physical Therapy Technician/assistant
21
Registered Nurse
331
323
1
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist
14
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling
8
Veterinary/animal Health Technology/technician and Veterinary Assistant
92
15
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Legal and Law
690 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Airline/commercial/professional Pilot and Flight Crew
0
Aviation/airway Management and Operations
7
Corrections
32
Law Enforcement Administration
33
16
Police Science
143
Crisis/emergency/disaster Management
8
30
Cyber/computer Forensics and Counterterrorism
7
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/technician
40
66
Fire Science/fire-Fighting
74
Fire Services Administration
0
Forensic Science and Technology
31
39
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
74
Legal Assistant/paralegal
31
35
24
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Computer Technology
360 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
31
36
Computer/information Technology Services Administration and Management
68
Computer Programming
20
28
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
0
Computer Programming, Vendor/product Certification
0
Computer Support Specialist
0
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
0
0
Drafting and Design Technology/technician
4
3
Information Technology
0
25
Network and System Administration/administrator
25
83
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design
31
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Business
354 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping
0
25
Banking and Financial Support Services
0
Business Administration and Management
34
85
24
Business Administration, Management and Operations
108
9
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies
19
Finance
5
Information Technology Project Management
13
International Business
15
Operations Management and Supervision
5
Small Business Administration/management
12
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Hospitality
130 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Management
24
Hotel/motel Administration/management
67
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
3
Restaurant/food Services Management
36
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Trades and Careers
80 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science
28
13
Quality Control Technology/technician
39
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Human and Social Sciences
77 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Community Health Services/liaison/counseling
35
5
Psychiatric/mental Health Services Technician
1
Public Administration
26
Sustainability Studies
10
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Engineering
58 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architectural Drafting and Architectural Cad/cadd
5
Architectural Technology/technician
11
Automotive Engineering Technology/technician
0
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician
0
Engineering Technology
16
20
Environmental Science
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Mathematics and Science
44 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biology
34
Biology Technician/biotechnology Laboratory Technician
10
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Art and Design
36 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Cinematography and Film/video Production
1
Digital Arts
7
Music Technology
20
Photography
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Communication and Media
22 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communications Technology/technician
3
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia
19
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
13
Agriculture
19 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Natural Resources Management and Policy
19
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at St Petersburg College.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
Computer/information Technology Services Administration and Management
Computer Programming
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Programming, Vendor/product Certification
Computer Support Specialist
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized institution accreditations:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation Funeral Service Education (FUSER) - Institutions and programs awarding diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor's degrees American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation Dental Hygiene (DH)
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A+ Excellent
Career Preparation
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Students and Culture
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Alumni
Exceptional student education, Class of 2007

Mix of ages from young to old, gender and ethnicity also an average mix based on local population

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
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Alumni
Exceptional student education, Class of 2007

Labs, classrooms where all new when I attended. No dorms

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
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CURRICULUM FOCUS
St Petersburg College Healthcare Program
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Turn your interest in animals and science into a rewarding career at St. Petersburg College. Peek into the labs and practice areas throughout the new Veterinary Technology Center and you’ll feel like you’re in a veterinary clinic. In many ways you actually are! This massive facility contains the tools and technology you need to gain practical experience treating animals. By helping out in the surgical suite you’ll get to play the role of anesthesia technician and surgical assistant. Over in the blood lab you will learn to examine blood samples under the microscope for indicators of disease. To further demonstrate your commitment to cats and canines, students can volunteer at the on-campus kennel or foster pets in the program’s care. You’ll improve the lives of furry friends in need and get more one-on-one time working with your future patient population. Can’t move to Florida to earn your degree? No problem! Take this program entirely online and complete the required field experiences where you live. After all, animals everywhere need your skillful care.

Featured Alumni Review
Nickolas
Bachelor's in Business Administration, Class of 2014

U The thing I liked most was the flexibility in class scheduling. I'm a busy person with a lot of work and a family to juggle daily on top of classes. SPC allowed me to be flexible in the classes I chose and fit them around my schedule the best I could. I definitely think the classes I took for economics and investments really helped me with a good grasp on things to expect in the real world. I had already been working in the field when I took the classes, but as I moved up in my career it definitely helped make that corporate ladder climb easier.

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Shanelle
Bachelor's in General Studies, Class of 2014

U The entire faculty and staff were very helpful in and out of the classroom. Honestly, I felt that I was being helped academically and challenged mentally to excel as a student in every possible way. I did my studying, homework, and tutoring in the school library and the common support center, and these available resources played a major role in my student success. Another thing I enjoyed at SPC were the motivational workshops held on campus that inspired, challenged, and introduced me to other professionals’ career journeys, ones that I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to hear and experience otherwise.

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Amy
Paralegal Studies, Class of 2016

U St. Petersburg College is a great place to develop academic intelligence in classes, but beyond that, it’s a phenomenal place to develop practical intelligence working with others because of the faculty relationships and student activities. I was selected to represent SPC in Prague and Olomouc in the Czech Republic for the Model United Nations conference, an experience that helped me become aware of diplomacy and international issues and enhance my negotiation, public speaking and leadership skills. Also, at the SPC Annual Law Day Event, I was able to meet the keynote speaker, Honorable Judge Chris Altenbernd from the Second District Court of Appeals in Tampa. I talked to him about my education, work, achievements, and aspirations, and asked for a chance to intern with him. He thought for a while, and after agreeing to interview me he offered me the internship. I was told this was an unprecedented win for SPC and a great victory for the power of the education in the SPC’s pre-law paralegal program. Judge Altenbernd told me that in the twenty-seven years he has been a judge he has never had an intern without at least a year of law school. This internship, which was made possible through networking at an SPC event, turned out to be the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to learn the inner workings of the judicial system and experience advocacy through the eyes of a judge, which is difficult to reproduce outside the court.

Featured Alumni Review
Nick
Computer/Web Programming and Analysis, Class of 2015

U I took my two-year program mostly online and only took two in-person classes relating to my major. Since I worked full-time, it really helped me work my education into my own schedule. This allowed me to succeed greater than if the program were more strictly regimented. That's not to say that there weren't deadlines to adhere to, but an elastic schedule allowed me to work at a relatively easy pace, especially considering I was taking upwards of 15 to 18 credits per semester.

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Kayla
Bachelor's in Health Services Administration, Class of 2015

U I went to SPC for both my associate and bachelor degrees and have only positive things to say about this college! The staff and professors really made an effort to make students feel welcomed and at home. Each month, all of the college campuses made an effort to provide fun and interactive events for students like Ping-Pong tournaments and ice cream socials, which were also great ways to network and meet new friends. There were all age ranges at SPC, which was never a negative quality. I felt that no matter what age the students were—whether they were high school students doing dual enrollment or individuals over 30 returning to school—all of my classmates got along really well.

Questions and Answers about St Petersburg College

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Popular Questions
Who are the notable alumni?
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St. Petersburg College alumni have earned themselves some pretty out-of-this-world achievements. NASA Astronauts Samuel Durrance and Nicole Stott both studied here. After attending SPC, Oceanographer and Aquanaut Sylvia Earle went on to lead more than 50 ocean exploration missions. Several current and former members of the Florida Senate also earned degrees here including Victor Crist, Mike Fasano, Dennis Jones, and Steve Oelrich. Major league baseball player alumni include former New York Mets Infielder Tim Teufel and former Florida Marlins Infielder Kurt Abbott. Jim Morrison, who is best known as the singer and songwriter for the famous classic rock band The Doors, also attended for a brief time.

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What is the campus setting like?
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St. Petersburg College is broken up into 10 campuses stationed in cities throughout the small peninsula that makes up Pinellas County, Florida. This college is a beach lover’s paradise since all campuses are just miles from Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Each campus is home to a particular set of academic programs. For example, if you’re a business student you’ll take classes over at the Downtown Center in St. Petersburg. Or, if you’re in one of the college’s many health programs, you will learn alongside students who share your calling for healthcare over at the Caruth Heath Education Center in Pinellas Park. Several of the campuses have libraries where you can study, find resources, use computers, or access tutoring. While SPC doesn’t offer campus housing you still have access to services and amenities that will give you the college experience like fitness centers, dining spots, sports facilities, and event venues. Regardless of where you’re taking SPC classes in Pinellas County, your main campus will surely come to feel like a second home.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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So many options! What else would you expect from Florida’s largest online college? You can choose from around 50 associate’s, bachelor’s, and certificate programs offered online, several of which have won awards for excellence. Along with common academic programs like business administration and education you can select from unique courses of study, such as crime scene technology, fire science, sustainability management, and homeland security. Take advantage of the Learn To Earn program by signing up for short-term training courses on topics relevant to healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, technology, and general professionalism. Just to get a taste for what SPC offers, past courses have included HTML5 Basics, Alzheimer’s Disease and Patient Care Issues, Networking Skills That Work, and Unmanned Aerial Systems (that’s right, a class on drones!). Learn To Earn courses cost as little as 30 dollars and run anywhere from a single day to a few months. That’s a small investment of time and money for a serious career boost.

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What are the athletic highlights?
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The Titans compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association on seven different varsity teams including baseball, softball, basketball, tennis, volleyball, softball, and cheerleading. Men’s basketball and baseball both took state championships in the early 2000s. On a national level the women’s tennis team was able to fight its way to third in the nation in 2011. “St. Pete” just couldn’t be beat during the 2005-2006 season, when the softball, baseball, basketball, and volleyball teams all won conference championships. A number of talented Titans have gone on to be professional athletes. In 2015 the New York Yankees drafted Titans Outfielder Trey Amburgey, making him the 66th SPC athlete to be drafted in the past few decades.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
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St. Petersburg College started out as the first two-year college in Florida but has since added a number of bachelor programs in business, education, nursing, legal studies, and more, giving undergrads more options than ever before. The college still places a huge emphasis on giving students technical training, meaning you’ll gain directly applicable workforce skills in your courses. Speaking of workforce skills, in 2015 the college received a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to train more than 300 apprentices to work in the fields of healthcare, technology, manufacturing, and construction. SPC also opened an Innovation Lab in 2014. Creative minds gather in the lab and bring their ideas to life using advanced tools like a 3D printer and programmable robot kit. Faculty members across departments exemplify SPC’s focus on innovation. In 2015 six professors were the honored recipients of John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards granted by an international organization called the League for Innovation in the Community College. Professor Wendy Huehn-Brown received this award for using technology like pencasts, messaging tools, and weekly videos to connect with her students and facilitate their understanding of course material. That’s innovation and dedication!

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