Credit and Standings
Standard freshman and sophomore college courses as well as specific junior and senior courses are taught at St. Petersburg College. Because of the high standard maintained in the classroom by an excellent teaching staff and good physical facilities, the College has been accredited since 1931 by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate Degrees and beginning in 2001 to award Baccalaureate Degrees. Bachelor of Science degrees are now awarded in Biology, Business Administration, Education (Business Technology, Educational Studies, Elementary, Exceptional Student, Middle Grades Mathematics, Middle Grades General Science, Secondary Science, Secondary Mathematics and Technology), Nursing and Public Policy and Administration. Bachelor of Applied Science Degrees are awarded in Banking, Dental Hygiene, Health Services Administration, International Business, Management and Organizational Leadership, Orthotics and Prosthetics, Paralegal Studies, Public Safety Administration, Sustainability Management, Technology Management and Veterinary Technology.
Health and Accident Insurance for Students
Students may obtain optional health and/or accident insurance at their personal expense as St. Petersburg College does not provide such insurance for students. Learn more about insurance for domestic students and international students.
Laboratories and Clinicals for Students
Laboratory and/or Clinical participation by a student is at the student's own risk. The College does not provide health or accident insurance for students. Please refer to the information describing Health and Accident Insurance for Students.
Computer laboratories on any campus, center or site are to be used only by students currently registered. The use is restricted to college-related educational matters.
St. Petersburg College has no dormitories or housing facilities. Students must make their own residence arrangements. Listings of available housing are maintained in the Student Life and Leadership offices and updated frequently. The college assumes no responsibility for supervising housing for students.
Students who bring personal property to the College and/or leave personal property at the College do so at their own risk as the College provides no insurance in the event the student's personal property is stolen or damaged while on College premises.
All students grant permission to the College, its agents and staff to use video and photographs taken of them for SPC promotional/advertising materials without charge. No promises have been made and no consideration is involved for their use. If a student does not want SPC to use video and photographs of himself/herself then he/she must inform the Associate Provost on his/her home campus.
Professional Liability Insurance for Students
Those students in a program of study leading toward a degree or certificate in a health care profession who will be providing health care services to a patient or clinic under the direction of a faculty member of the College as a part of the course of study are required to have student professional liability (malpractice) insurance for which a special fee is charged. (See liability insurance fee listing in the Financial Information.) Students in the health programs are also required to carry clinical accidental insurance, which must be obtained through the College and for which a special fee will be charged. The professional liability coverage does not protect the student in the event of illness or injury.
There are no free buses providing transportation to any campus. Public buses are available to the Clearwater, St. Petersburg/Gibbs, Seminole Campuses and the Allstate, Health Education and SPC Downtown Centers.
Students and community members can volunteer at all college sites in a variety of positions at St. Petersburg College. Opportunities range from tutors to clerical assistants, lab assistants to fitness room monitors. Volunteers can learn to develop their own personal skills, learn more about the working environment of the college, meet interesting people and gain the satisfaction of helping St. Petersburg College reach its fullest potential in the community. No specific number of hours per week is required. Visit spcollege.edu/volunteer for more information.