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The Workforce Institute at St. Petersburg College provides short-term training programs to help students quickly enter the workforce equipped with marketable skill sets in today's fastest-growing fields. We do this by offering training for an extensive variety of industry-recognized certifications and credentials most sought by local and regional employers.

Students can:

  • Complete courses in as little as a few hours or a few days through our Learn to Earn program
  • Opt for more extensive training like our 24 Program, which offers 24 days of intensive study in Information Technology and other program areas to prepare students to take certification exams.
  • Pursue industry certifications that are embedded into our degree programs, so students have the option of entering the workforce while they continue to pursue a degree.

Through our use of advanced software, St. Petersburg College is constantly monitoring the most in-demand fields to determine shortages in workforce supply in the Tampa Bay region and across the state. This is helping guide the expansion of our certification offerings, so we're able to proactively meet market demands in real-time.

We offer training in the area's fastest-growing fields:

  • Business/Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Public Safety
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology

St. Petersburg College offers training in 85 industry-recognized certifications, among them: Microsoft, Cisco, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the Project Management Institute, and Manufacturing Skills Standard Council (MSSC).

We want to make sure we're meeting your needs. That's why St. Petersburg College continues to add certification training courses. Notice an industry certification we're missing? Ask us about it.