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Preparing you for a Health Science career

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  • SPC's health science programs consistently produce graduates who are top performers in their fields. Our health care training programs expand prior learning by integrating theory and practice into a high quality educational experience. Our academic health programs are programmatically accredited by their corresponding national accrediting agencies.

    We offer bachelor's degrees, A.S. degrees, certificate programs and continuing education to broaden professional horizons.

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    Dental Hygiene

    Our A.S. degree graduates excel on state and national licensing exams and find rewarding jobs in the field. Our B.A.S. degree is the first and only baccalaureate program in dental hygiene in Florida.

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    Emergency Medical Services

    Our programs are part of a progression of Emergency Medical Services education and licensing. Our EMS A.S. degree transfers to our bachelor's degrees in Health Services Administration or Public Safety Administration.

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    Funeral Services and Arts

    Share your compassion and learn the technical expertise and communication skills you need to provide funeral services.

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    Health Information Technology

    Health information experts play a huge role in managing patient health information and medical records that health care providers and insurers rely on.

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    Health Sciences

    The Health Sciences A.S. degree prepares students to work in health care and meets application requirements for discipline-specific health science programs.

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    Health Services Administration

    Take your healthcare career to the next level with our bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration.

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    Our A.S. Nursing degree gets you started in your nursing career. Our bachelor's degree can move you up.

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    Orthotics and Prosthetics

    Our degrees and courses in Orthotics and Prosthetics can help you get into this dynamic and growing field.

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    Physical Therapist Assistant

    Help people live a fuller life with our physical therapist assistant degree.

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    Get the full picture of patients' health with our radiography degree.

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    Respiratory Care

    Our respiratory care graduates consistently score above the national average on the licensing exam.

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    Veterinary Technology

    You can complete our A.S. degree online or in our $11 million, 32,000-square-foot Veterinary Technology facility. We also have a bachelor’s degree and a veterinary practice management certificate.

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  • Graduate gets fresh start through SPC health programs

    In 2009, Kathleen Bryan had what she considered a pretty decent job with mortgage lending firm Taylor, Bean & Whitaker in Ocala. Read more.

    SPC in the news: New St. Petersburg College degree aims to meet need for artificial limbs, braces

    Bay News 9 reported on the college’s new Orthotics and Prosthetics Technology Associate Degree, which will be available to students this fall. Read more.

    SPC now enrolling students in new Orthotics and Prosthetics Technology associate degree

    St. Petersburg College, a national leader in orthotics and prosthetics training, is accepting applications through June 30 for its new two-year Associate in Science degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics Technology, the first and only associate degree for orthotic and prosthetic technicians in Florida. For our info session: Monday, July 14 4-6 p.m. Read more.

    In the news: Army sergeant nears dream of designing own prosthesis

    The Tampa Tribune reported on the story of Army Sgt. 1st Class Billy Costello who, with the help of St. Petersburg College’s J.E. Hanger College of Orthotics and Prosthetics, is designing a device that would allow him to return to the level of activity he had as a Green Beret combat diver. On Sept. Read more.

    More than 200 SPC students attend HEC Career Day

    St. Petersburg College students learned about jobs/career opportunities and spoke with local health-related companies at Career Day Oct. 29 at the Caruth Health Education Center. Some of the participating vendors were BayCare Health System, HCA Hospitals, Gracewood Rehabilitation, Florida Hospital Carrollwood, Sunstar Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and more. Read more.

    Radiography program among many that shine at SPC

    St. Petersburg College’s health programs are highly effective at preparing graduates to become some of the best employees around. Just take a look at the numbers: graduates routinely pass their certification exams above national averages and find work in their fields at very high rates. Read more.

    SPC in the news: O&P Florida Keys research noted in national publication

    St. Petersburg College’s recent research on underwater prosthetics in the Florida Keys with the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge was recently detailed in O&P Business News. The online publication is produced by Healio.com, an in-depth specialty clinical information website featuring news reporting, multimedia and question-and-answer columns. Read more.

    O&P students participate in Never Say Never Pirate Camp for kids

    Amputee youth from ages 4 to 17 joined their friends, families and 25 students from St. Petersburg College’s Orthotics and Prosthetics program at the Second Annual Adaptive Sailing Never Say Never Pirate Camp in Clearwater in October. Read more.

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