Save Time and Money by Earning Free College Credit

Did you know you can get a jumpstart on your college education and career by earning college credit for work you've already completed? St. Petersburg College students who hold current industry certifications or licenses or have completed approved high school, technical college, apprenticeship, or workforce training programs may be eligible to receive free college credit.

I attended a Pinellas County high school

HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMY PROGRAMS

Earn free college credits at SPC once you complete certain Career and Technical Education (CTE) or an Academy program offered at your high school.

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I completed a Pinellas Technical College program

PINELLAS TECHNICAL COLLEGE

There are many Pinellas Technical College programs that can earn you FREE college credit at SPC. The PTC programs offered cover a wide range of skills and interests from technology and drafting, to dental assisting and medical coding.

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I have a current industry certification

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS

If you hold a valid industry certification or professional licensure, you may be eligible to receive up to 15 free academic credits toward specific Associate in Science degrees at SPC.

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I'm attending or have completed a vocational program

CAREER CERTIFICATE OR APPLIED TECHNOLOGY DIPLOMA (ATD) PROGRAMS

You can earn FREE college credits at SPC toward certain Associate in Science degree and certificate programs after completing Career Certificate (formerly called Post-Secondary Adult Vocational or PSAV) or Applied Technology Diploma (ATD) programs at other state institutions.

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I am interested in an apprenticeship

FLORIDA APPRENTICESHIP GRANT PRORGAM

A Registered Apprenticeship is a highly structured training system in which you work full-time during the day for a sponsoring employer, learning the skills of the trade through On-the-Job Training with a journeyworker/mentor. Apprentices earn a progressive wage - as their skills increase, their wages increase, usually every 6 months.

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I attended another high school or institution in the Tampa Bay region

Tampa Bay Career Pathways ConsortiumTAMPA BAY CAREER PATHWAYS CONSORTIUM

Did you complete a career or technical program in Hillsborough, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota or Manatee counties? Do you want to attend St. Petersburg College? SPC is a member of the Tampa Bay Career Pathways Consortium, a partnership between certain secondary and postsecondary schools in the Tampa Bay metro area with career pathways between high school, technical center and state college programs.

You may be eligible to receive FREE college credit at SPC if the program you completed has an articulation agreement in place with Pinellas County high school or Pinellas Technical College.

  • Explore high school programs with agreements by choosing “I attended a Pinellas County high school” above.
  • Explore technical college programs with agreements by choosing “I completed a Pinellas Technical College program” above.
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Transferability of credits awarded through articulation agreements is subject to transfer policies at receiving institutions.

Other ways to earn credit

Another way to pay for college is to take advantage of these free credit options. SPC allows you to earn college credits your mastery of subjects, real-world knowledge, life experience and military training.

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