Earn your health degree from SPC

If you've ever received health care for yourself or a pet in Pinellas County, chances are you were cared for by a graduate of St. Petersburg College. SPC has been training students for health care jobs in Pinellas County for decades.

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NEW bachelor's degree in Cardiopulmonary Science

Our NEW Cardiopulmonary Science B.S. Degree prepare graduates for jobs including respiratory care managers and case managers, from neonatal to acute critical care. The degree also meets the growing demand for practitioners with bachelor's degrees in the field of respiratory care.

Training you for health care jobs in demand

Our specialized health care programs train you in some of the fastest growing careers in Florida. Programs include dental hygiene, emergency medical services, funeral services and arts, health information technology, health sciences, health services administration, physical therapist assistant, radiography, respiratory care, surgical services and veterinary technology.

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Dental Hygienists

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Registered Nurses

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Physical Therapist Assistants

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Prepared for the real world

"We find that SPC nursing graduates are very well prepared and can get right out there into the workforce. The clinical nursing rotations that students receive at SPC are excellent, so by the time they're ready to graduate they've received a lot of great experience."

Accredited Programs

At St. Petersburg College, you can trust the health science education you receive. Our health care programs are programmatically accredited by national accrediting agencies and produce top performers in their fields. See our accreditation agencies.

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Health science scholarships

SPC offers scholarships to study health science programs at SPC, including nearly 50 scholarships for nursing students.

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Academic Support

As a health student at St. Petersburg College, you have access to the New Initiative Program and the Connections Program that focus on getting you to the finish line of your degree. 

Learn in top-notch facilities

At SPC, we offer first-rate facilities that prepare you for what you'll see on the job. We offer a patient-care clinic for dental hygiene, an $11-million building for the College of Orthotics and Prosthetics, a multi-million dollar Simulation Center for Excellence in Nursing and the 32,000-square-foot Veterinary Technology Center located next to Pinellas County Animal Services.

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