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.