St. Petersburg College 2017-18 Catalog

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 13489
St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489

NOTICE REGARDING POLICIES FOUND IN THIS CATALOG AND CHANGES TO POLICIES
Students need to review Board of Trustees (BOT) Rules and Procedures to determine complete policies. Students may review BOT Rules online, at the library or provosts' office. This catalog is for information only and does not constitute a contract between the applicant/student and the college. The college reserves the right to change, modify or alter without notice all fees, charges, tuition, expenses, and costs of any kind and further reserves the right to add or delete without notice any course offering or information in this catalog. The college further reserves the right to change any provision or requirement when such action becomes necessary.

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Board of Trustees Rules and Procedures

NOTICE REGARDING POLICIES FOUND IN THIS CATALOG AND CHANGES TO POLICIES
The BOT rules listed in this catalog are a small sample, students need to examine official Board of Trustees (BOT) Rules and Procedures (webapps.spcollege.edu/botrules/) to determine complete policies. Students may review official BOT Rules online, at the library or provosts’ office.

Academic Programs

St. Petersburg College offers more than 100 academic programs, including certificates and associate and bachelor's degrees. At SPC, you can earn the following:

  • Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.)
    The Associate in Arts degree prepares you for admission to bachelor's degree programs at Florida's public universities, many private colleges and St. Petersburg College and requires at least 60 credits.

  • Associate in Science Degree (A.S.)
    The 60-credit degree Associate in Science degree gives you the technical skills to enter a career or transition to bachelor's degrees at SPC.

  • Applied Technology Diploma (A.T.D.)
    SPC's 12-credit Applied Technology Diploma prepares you to work as Emergency Medical Technician and leads to an A.S. degree.

  • Bachelor of Applied Science Degree (B.A.S.)
    The four-year Bachelor of Applied Science Degree prepares you for management positions and usually requires an A.S. degree for admission.

  • Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
    The Bachelor of Science Degree gives you a four-year credential in a specific area like education, nursing or business administration and usually requires an A.A. degree for admission.

  • Certificate (C.T.)
    Certificates are short-term job-training programs of between 12 and 35 credit hours that are part of associate in science degrees.

Continuing your Degree: Statewide Articulation Agreement
Florida's higher education system is designed for students to successfully pursue a bachelor's degree by first earning an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree at a Florida College System institution and then transferring to a four-year institution. Through this 2+2 program, if you earn your A.A. at a Florida college you are guaranteed a chance to earn a bachelor's degree at a state university or Florida college offering four-year degrees.

Florida's efforts and policies for smoothly transitioning from two-year to four-year college or university programs are outlined in the Statewide Articulation Agreement, general education requirements, common prerequisites, Statewide Course Numbering System and the Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC).