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 a transfer degree in Sign Language Studies, SPC offers a variety of communication classes to meet your needs.
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.
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. SPC also offers scholarships to pay your way.
American Sign Language Studies
SPC now offers an A.A. transfer plan in American Sign Language Studies that transfers to our bachelor's degree in Educational Studies and Community Leadership. This degree path meets the minimum requirement of a bachelor's level education for certification as an interpreter.
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.
Learn a foreign language
If 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.
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.
My St. Petersburg College internship gave me a level of experience my university classmates didn't have.
The skills I learned at SPC prepared me for the career I have today.
People believed in me at St. Petersburg College.
GrantManager, Teacher Leadership Development
St. Petersburg College graduate Matt Blasi just earned his Ph.D. and a tenure-track teaching position at a college.
ABC Actions News featured St. Petersburg College English Professor Ian Wilson in a story regarding the success of Project PILOT in the 90s, which offered academic support and encouraged young Black men to enter the teaching field.
SPC Professor Gregory Byrd's short story, Dita e Verës, was inspired by his time teaching in Albania as a Fulbright Scholar.