New Geek Bar gives students additional tech support

St. Petersburg College’s Geek Bar is a new program piloted this summer on the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus where student technology interns use their skills to help students solve common computer issues. Geek Bar helps students solve computer problems A collaborative effort between the College of Computer and Information Technology (CCIT) Internship Program and the St. … Continue reading New Geek Bar gives students additional tech support

New Flex format for technology classes

The College of Computer and Information Technology (CCIT) offers a variety of teaching methods and course modalities it its programs. This fall, SPC will introduce a new Flex format for some technology classes. Online technology classes A major portion of the classes are offered in the online format that allows students the convenience of not … Continue reading New Flex format for technology classes

New technology faculty, academic chair hired for Fall 2016

St. Petersburg College welcomes three new technology faculty members to start this fall. Dawn Ellis, Academic Chair Clearwater Campus Dawn Ellis earned a master’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in computational engineering from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She also taught computer science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for … Continue reading New technology faculty, academic chair hired for Fall 2016

Nancy Russell retires from SPC after 30 years of service

Nancy Russell retired after 30 years of service to St. Petersburg College with her last 16 years dedicated to the College of Computer and Information Technology (CCIT). Russell received her bachelor’s degree in Library Science from Illinois State University in 1972 and worked for 13 years as a librarian at the East Moline Public Library … Continue reading Nancy Russell retires from SPC after 30 years of service

Learn about a career in IT at Women2STEM

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Ready for an opportunity to make more than 30 percent more money? Want to help people stay safe online? The Women2STEM seminar could be your first step toward a rewarding career in information technology! This four-week seminar starts on July 9 and meets every Saturday until July 30 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the … Continue reading Learn about a career in IT at Women2STEM

Pipeline of talent for technology jobs is growing

The pipeline of qualified talent for technology jobs in the Tampa Bay area is strengthened by St. Petersburg College’s use of committed industry leaders on their advisory committees, and the development of a flexible and relevant curriculum that includes internships and apprenticeships. As a result, SPC has become a  leading resource of IT job talent … Continue reading Pipeline of talent for technology jobs is growing

Capstone courses give SPC students real-world experience

Management Capstone

The Capstone course for the Technology Development and Management (TDM) BAS degree provides the student the opportunity to demonstrate what they learned from the program overall and then apply it to solving real technology management problems. The ideas developed and cultivated in the course itself are intended to provide an enduring perspective that can help students … Continue reading Capstone courses give SPC students real-world experience

Advisory committee helps SPC connect with local needs

IT advisory committee

St. Petersburg College’s Technology Advisory Committee helps students succeed by working with the college to maintain an industry-centered curriculum that keeps up with the rapid changes in today’s IT industry. The advisory committee is made of professionals within the community that provide oversight and ensure our programs remain relevant and effective. Through these committees, SPC’s … Continue reading Advisory committee helps SPC connect with local needs

Lab tours give STEM Scholarship students hands-on experience

Assistive and Robotics Lab

Earlier this month I joined SPC Science Professor Erin Goergen and two SPC STEM Scholarship students who plan to transfer to a university, for a first-hand look at what it is like to work in university lab. We joined other students and toured three laboratories at the University of South Florida guided by USF Engineering … Continue reading Lab tours give STEM Scholarship students hands-on experience

SPC computer networking student honored at Midtown

Computer Networking student honored

SPC computer networking student Robert Hindmon was given the College of Computer and Information Technology (CCIT) Student Award on April 21, at SPC’s Midtown Campus. Given to a technology student that excels in the program, Hindmon was praised for his dedication in his studies and his positive attitude. “I have had Robert in three of … Continue reading SPC computer networking student honored at Midtown