Celebrating 15 yearsHealth Science Degrees 

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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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, nursing, orthotics and prosthetics technology, physical therapist assistant, radiography, respiratory care and veterinary technology.

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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.

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. 

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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.

Health Blog

  • Entrance to the emergency room of a hospital.SPC faculty member Paul Serino has published a new book to help those interested in pursuing a career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic.
  • SPC School of Nursing’s Class of 2020 became the first class in the 64 years of the program to graduate via Zoom conference.
  • A small blonde boy holds an SPC bag in front of a presentation covered in pictures of animals up for adoption.The lives of SPC’s College of Veterinary Technology housed animals were recently enhanced through an elementary school’s community service program and a child with a soft spot for animals.