At SPC, we take our mission very seriously of making sure that the entire SPC family - students and employees - as well as the surrounding communities, have what they need to lead a healthy and productive life. Below you'll find several programs and partnerships that can help you finish your education.
FUSE programs at USF
Your A.A. degree from SPC guarantees your admission to more than 20 majors at the University of South Florida Tampa and St. Petersburg locations. Plus you'll enjoy the perks of being a USF student like fitness classes, clubs, football games and homecoming.
IGNITE programs at FAMU
Take the classes you need at St. Petersburg College for less money and guarantee your place in a Florida A&M University bachelor's degree program. And your 3.0 GPA at SPC makes you eligible for scholarships at FAMU.
Mechatronics Electromechanical Technician Training (METT)
SPC is now offering free or low-cost Mechatronics Electromechanical Technician Training (METT) in a hybrid format through a grant from the State of Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity. The METT grant offers nine courses at SPC's Workforce Institute and two additional courses at Pinellas Technical College.
Providing Instruction for Tomorrow's Collegians and Hires (PITCH)
This joint program between the City of St. Petersburg and SPC offers free high quality educational, career and character development training for African-American males between 18-24 who live in St. Petersburg. You can earn a certificate in arts, business, health care, public safety, social and human services or technology that will help you get a job through the PITCH program.
Pinellas Access to Higher Education (PATHe)
Earn your associate and bachelor's degree while staying in Pinellas County. Pinellas Access to Higher Education (PATHe) works to educate residents on pathways to higher education. You can begin your education at SPC and earn an Associate of Arts degree. You then can seamlessly transition to the University of South Florida (USFSP) to complete your undergraduate experience and earn your bachelor's degree.
Tampa Bay Bridge to Baccalaureate Program (B2B)
Stay on track to your bachelor's degree in technology with the Tampa Bay Bridge to Baccalaureate Program (B2B) that assists SPC students who want to pursue degrees in STEM fields.
University Partnership Center (UPC)
The center is the first of its kind in Florida and one of only a handful nationwide. An alliance of 16 colleges and universities, it provides access to bachelor’s and graduate degree programs for people in the Pinellas County area. Students attend classes through the center at various SPC locations.
Year Up Tampa Bay
Year Up offers an intensive, one-year program for young adults, combining coaching, skills development and internships at some of America’s top companies. It is currently admitting students for its inaugural class launching February 2019 and is located at SPC’s Midtown Center.