Communications

Effective communication skills are critical in today's fast-paced world. Whether you're looking to transfer to a university, take a writing or film class, or earn an associate degree in Sign Language Interpretation, SPC offers a variety of communication classes to meet your needs.

SPC inspires graduates to fill the growing need for sign language interpreters

Holli Tempe first attended SPC with the idea of becoming a computer programmer. But through her classes in American Sign Language, she discovered a new passion and now works as a sign language interpreter while pursuing a master's degree at the University of North Florida.

Study literature and languages abroad

As an SPC student, you can take part in exciting and educational trips around the world through our Study Abroad programs. Our communications faculty teach literature, composition and foreign language classes in locations like New Zealand, Australia, Germany, China and Spain.

Think you can't afford to study abroad? SPC offers scholarships to pay your way so you can see the world and learn in other countries.

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Be inspired

"There have been a lot of things I was good at, but nothing that I was passionate about until I started studying sign language. SPC inspired me to follow my passion."

Kelsey Harnden, SPC graduate, Associate in Science in Sign Language Interpretation

Learn a foreign language

Learn a languageIf you want to earn a bachelor's degree but are lacking two consecutive years of a foreign language, we can help. St. Petersburg College offers credit classes in Spanish, French and American Sign Language.

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Making connections through internships

Internships help you connect academic theory to real-world skills and can provide valuable work experience. St. Petersburg College connects students with local employers like: Telemundo Tampa, a local Spanish-speaking television station; Clear Channel Broadcasting's 970 WFLA Radio; and SPC's Marketing and Strategic Communications office.

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Prepare for tomorrow's media careers

Start at SPC and earn a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications at a university to prepare for a public relations or media career. The U.S. Bureau of Labor reports that employment for public relations specialists are on the rise with a median annual wage of $66,740 in the Tampa Bay area in 2015.

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Join a winning team

The online St. Petersburg College student newspaper The Sandbox News rocked the student awards in the recent Florida Society of News Editors (FSNE) Journalism contest by winning 11 out of 24 student awards - all while vying against large universities like the University of South Florida, University of Florida and Florida State University. The Sandbox is written and produced by students, including dedicated staff writers from our Mass Communications classes.

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English + Humanities = Interdisciplinary Studies

Looking for a unique way to earn your English, literature and humanities general education requirements? Interdisciplinary studies is a six-credit class with a unique, theme-based approach. Expert faculty from these disciplines create an interactive learning experience that includes field trips, guest speakers and hands-on learning.

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