If you've ever received health care for yourself or a pet in Pinellas County, chances are you were cared for by a graduate of St. Petersburg College. SPC has been training students for health care jobs in Pinellas County for decades.
Training you for health care jobs in demand
Our specialized health care programs train you in some of the fastest growing careers in Florida. Programs include dental hygiene, emergency medical services, funeral services and arts, health information technology, health sciences, health services administration, physical therapist assistant, radiography, respiratory care, surgical services and veterinary technology.
Median Salaries for Health Care Careers in Tampa Bay
Physical Therapist Assistants
Prepared for the real world
"We find that SPC nursing graduates are very well prepared and can get right out there into the workforce. The clinical nursing rotations that students receive at SPC are excellent, so by the time they're ready to graduate they've received a lot of great experience."
At St. Petersburg College, you can trust the health science education you receive. Our health care programs are programmatically accredited by national accrediting agencies and produce top performers in their fields. See our accreditation agencies.
Health science scholarships
SPC offers scholarships to study health science programs at SPC, including nearly 50 scholarships for nursing students.
As a health student at St. Petersburg College, you have access to the New Initiative Program and the Connections Program that focus on getting you to the finish line of your degree.
Learn in top-notch facilities
At SPC, we offer first-rate facilities that prepare you for what you'll see on the job. We offer a patient-care clinic for dental hygiene, an $11-million building for the College of Orthotics and Prosthetics, a multi-million dollar Simulation Center for Excellence in Nursing and the 32,000-square-foot Veterinary Technology Center located next to Pinellas County Animal Services.
SPC gave me my foundation, and in what I do, foundation is the key.
McCauleyOrthotic and Prosthetic Clinic Manager
SPC prepared me to get the job I love today. I would definitely recommend St. Petersburg College.
The College of Nursing at St. Petersburg College received a silver award for best nursing college in the Tampa Bay Times’ 2022 "Best of the Best" People’s Choice Awards.
SPC’s Veterinary Technology Program was recognized as the 2022 Program of Year by the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators.
This summer has certainly been one of teaching and learning for the SPC Veterinary Technology Center!