Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), St. Petersburg College offers students the opportunity to earn various associate and bachelor degrees, college credit certificates, as well as certificate programs, and technical diplomas. The two-year associate degrees are designed to help students enter the workforce or to be used as a foundation for furthering their education by moving into a bachelor degree program. The bachelor degree programs offered by St. Petersburg College include education, health sciences, nursing, paralegal studies, public safety administration, technology and management, and veterinary technology. The college also has over 50 certificate programs, as well as a number of diploma programs.
In addition, St. Petersburg College offers an honors program, corporate training services, continuing education courses, distance learning, in-service specialized training programs, and community education classes for all ages.
Having the largest continuing education health program in the Florida Community College System, St. Petersburg College offers over 200 classes for a number of health professionals including nurses, allied health workers, and mental health professionals. The college also has a diverse distance learning program which includes nearly 20 online degrees, over 15 certificate online programs, corporate training services, and continuing education courses for healthcare professionals.
St. Petersburg College also offers dual enrollment, an early college program, and an early admissions program designed especially for high school students in Pinellas County, Florida. These classes are free for qualifying students, and are available at St. Petersburg College campuses, as well as some high school campuses.
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St. Petersburg College is open to all students interested in furthering their education, who have graduated with a diploma from a secondary school or equivalent. The college serves a wide range of students including high school graduates, international students, transfer students, continuing education students as well as working professionals.
Prospective students must:
- Submit an application for admission (may apply online or in person), along with a $35 non-refundable fee
- Send transcripts from all high schools and any prior colleges/universities
- Apply for financial aid (if necessary)
- Attend a new student orientation
- Take a placement exam (if needed)
- Meet with an academic advisor/counselor
International students must contact the International Center for admission instructions and for additional applications.
St. Petersburg College provides a variety of financial aid options for qualifying students. Eligibility may include student employment, loans, institutional scholarships, and various grants. The school provides many resources for students seeking financial aid, including a detailed website with descriptions of all financial aid available, along with step by step procedures that walk students through the financial aid process. All students are required to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the March 15 deadline.
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St. Petersburg College serves a wide range of commuting students, students seeking associate and bachelor degrees, continuing education students, high school students, and working professionals, while maintaining six campuses, three centers, collaborative labs, and corporate training services.
Although there is no housing available on any St. Petersburg College campuses, there are many opportunities for students to be involved in campus life. Students can join social, religious, service, scholastic, and special interest clubs and organizations, be part of the student government association, and enjoy intercollegiate sports. They can also participate in intramural sports, or be involved with the campus newsletters and online publication. The college also offers disability services, a bookstore, and an online library with many resources for research, downloadable material, and tutorials.
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St. Petersburg College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) which supports six intercollegiate teams. The Titans are represented by a men’s basketball and baseball team, as well as a women’s volleyball, basketball, tennis, and softball team. The college also has a cheerleading squad who cheers for the men’s and women’s basketball teams. Cheerleading is also present at pep rallies and other school functions.