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  • Forget about scheduling babysitters, fighting traffic or rushing to class. SPC's fully accredited online courses offer the convenience and flexibility of distance learning to help you earn your college degree, expand your job skills or both.

    Each year, more than 20,000 students take classes through SPC’s award-winning eCampus online learning program. We offer more than 650 online courses and dozens of degrees that can be taken completely online.

    Currently, SPC's eCampus is Florida’s largest online campus - We know how to do it right – with quality faculty, structured interaction between students and their professors and leading-edge technology and media tools.

  • Quality Education at an Affordable Cost

    The per-credit-hour tuition rate for online classes is the same as all other SPC classes with an additional $12.50 per credit hour fee in lower division courses and $15 per credit hour fee in upper division courses. The cost of online learning at SPC is extremely competitive when compared with other learning institutions.

  • Notice to Out-of-State Online Students

    ImportantDue to state authorization requirements for distance learning that are particular to each state, students who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada and North Carolina can no longer be enrolled in online classes at St. Petersburg College as long as they are residents of those states. If you have questions regarding this new policy, please send them to information@spcollege.edu.

  • Benefits

    • No lines
    • Convenience - works on your schedule
    • Low tuition cost and online fees

    Features

    • All college services online including: admissions, advising, testing, financial aid, registration, tutoring, library online and technical help desk.
    • Remote proctored exams
    • Webconferencing for real-time interactions
    • A common learning management system
    • Open labs on every SPC campus where local students can access online resources and receive assistance with their online courses

    Our online courses

    • Combine the convenience and power of innovative technology with advanced educational software and personal interaction between faculty and students
    • Use on-demand streaming video for courses with significant video components
    • Meet stringent federal and industry guidelines for accessibility to users with disabilities
    • Contain a wide range of interactive tutorials to help familiarize students with the online learning environment and extensive technical help resources
    • Include a hands-on sample online class students can take
  • Memberships and Partnerships

    St. Petersburg College is a member of Florida Virtual Campus and the Southern Regional Electronic Campus. SPC is a partner in the Complete Florida program, which helps students finish their degrees online.

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  • Awards

    2014

    • Best Online Information Technology (IT) Degree Programs, by BestOnlineColleges.org

    2013

    • Most Affordable Fire Science Degree Programs, by FireScienceOnline.org

    2011

    • Instructional Technology Council (ITC) Outstanding Use of New Technology and/or Delivery System, SRT Maker and Accessible YouTube Video Player – Michael Carnahan

    2010

    • ITC Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty – Jeff Donovick, Music
    • ITC Outstanding Use of Technology and/or Delivery System Classroom Observation via Technology – Robert Raze, Education

    2009

    • ITC Outstanding Blended Course, Structure of American Sign Language – Beth Carlson

    2008

    • ITC Outstanding eLearning Student – Pamela Himmel
    •  American Association of Community College’s Center for Digital Education – Seventh Place in the Large Colleges Division

    2007

    • ITC Outstanding Technical Support and Service Award St. Petersburg College’sWeb & Instructional Team (WITS)
    • ANGEL IMPACT Award – Exemplary Individual Contributions to the ANGEL Community – Alan Shapiro, Instructional Technologist

    2006

    • ITC Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty – Dr. Anita Naravane, Anatomy & Physiology
    • ANGEL IMPACT Award – Exemplary ANGEL Program – St. Petersburg College’s WITS Department

    2005

    • ITC Outstanding Online Course: Public Speaking
    • American Association of Community College’s Center for Digital Education – First Place in the Large Urban Community College Division

    2004

    • ITC Outstanding Distance Education Program – St. Petersburg College’s eCampus
    • Instructional Technology Council’s Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty – Dr. Kevin Morgan, Communications and Humanities

    2003

    • American Association of Community College’s Center for Digital Education:Technology Use and Integration – Fifth Place in the Large Urban Community College Division

    2000

    • Florida Community College Distance Learning Consortium Development of First Internet Course in the state of Florida – Veterinary Technology 1995

    1999

    • SPC implemented Project Eagle, a series of four federal grants from the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, totaling more than $11 million over a 10-year period. The grant was designed to expand access to two- and four-year degrees by supporting staffing, training, course development and related hardware, software and activities to build the largest online learning program in Florida.

     

  • Is eCampus Right for You?

    Some students are at home in the online community of peers and instructors; others prefer a traditional classroom. Which are you?

    Online courses reduce scheduling conflicts for students with families, jobs, on-campus classes, and other commitments — but they also require a high level of self-discipline and motivation.

    Taking online classes may be right for you if:

    • You prefer individualized learning rather than face-to-face lectures or group interaction
    • Your personal schedule conflicts with class meeting times at SPC's campuses
    • You don’t have child care to allow me to attend classes on a campus
    • You don’t live in Pinellas County but would like to attend SPC
    • You are homebound and can’t commute to an SPC campus
    • Getting transportation to an SPC campus is a challenge

    Are you right for eCampus?

    Students most likely to succeed in online courses are:

    • Comfortable with working independently
    • Are persistent at getting the information they need
    • Are able to manage their time effectively
    • Skilled at using computers and Internet technology
    • Self-motivated and directed
  • Associate in Arts (A.A.)

    You can complete all of your A.A. degree requirements from your desktop with our online courses.

    Associate in Science (A.S.)

    * Certain components must be completed in your own geographic area.

    Certificates

    Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.)

    Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

    Continuing Education