Learn about IT programs at July 9 info session

CCIT Info Session

The College of Computer & Information Technology (CCIT) is hosting an information session on July 9. This event provides a great opportunity for attendees to speak with department heads and learn about our programs. Register now for CCIT info session Learn more about certificates,  AS degrees and the Technology Development & Management BAS at the next info session on: … Continue reading Learn about IT programs at July 9 info session

Computer systems analysts top list of high-demand, low-supply jobs in Tampa Bay

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Computer systems analysts top the list of local jobs that are in high demand with a low supply of skilled workers to fill the jobs. According to the labor market research tool Burning Glass, there are only 262 potential candidates currently available to fill 1,014 computer systems analysts openings in the Tampa Bay area. Other … Continue reading Computer systems analysts top list of high-demand, low-supply jobs in Tampa Bay

SPC student earns NET+ certification

SPC’s technology degree and certificate programs prepare students to pass the NET+ certification exam and other IT industry certifications. Last spring, Terre Porter attended an open house at St. Petersburg College’s Seminole Campus with the intention of getting information on certificate programs. While there, he listened to a presentation by Dr. Sharon Setterlind, Dean of … Continue reading SPC student earns NET+ certification

IT students networking with Tampa Bay Area executives

On Tuesday April 14, the College of Computer & Information Technology (CCIT) hosted a Career Exploration and networking event at the Music Center on the St. Petersburg/Gibbs campus of St. Petersburg College. The event drew more than 250 people. Students were able to interact with senior executives from the following Tampa Bay area companies: Dan … Continue reading IT students networking with Tampa Bay Area executives

Big Data: Saving Lives and Creating Jobs

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Big Data is known for its use in marketing and CRM, but it’s also being used to improve healthcare in a variety of areas. One area is treatment. Patients with serious health problems (and eventually, even “not-so-serious” problems) will be equipped with sensors connected to massive databases. Real-time communication between the sensors and knowledge repositories … Continue reading Big Data: Saving Lives and Creating Jobs

SPC professor warns parents about baby monitor hackers

St. Petersburg College technology professor Adrian Tillman was featured recently on WFLA discussing how to prevent people from hacking into your baby monitor. Tillman warns that using strong passwords not tied to your name or birthday is one way to lessen the risk of baby monitor hackers. He also recommends securing your wi-fi and setting … Continue reading SPC professor warns parents about baby monitor hackers

Exploratory Lab connects students with local employers

Recently, SPC’s College of Computer & information Technology (CCIT) worked with other local educators to host an Exploratory Lab as a way to fill the technology gap and connect students with local employers. Eight St. Petersburg College students were among 22 who took part in the inaugural Tampa Bay Technology Forum Exploratory Labs held March … Continue reading Exploratory Lab connects students with local employers

Computer & Information Technology faculty and staff honored

St. Petersburg College Computer and Information Technology (CCIT) faculty and staff were honored recently for serving at SPC for ten years or more, including: Shane Hamilton, Information Technology Security Professor for CCIT, has served the College for the past 10 years. His hands-on approach to the field has instilled great enthusiasm in students who plan … Continue reading Computer & Information Technology faculty and staff honored

In the news: eighth grader charged with felony for hacking

The Tampa Bay Times recently reported on a 14-year-old, eighth grader in Florida, Domanik Green, who was charged with a felony for “hacking” his teacher’s computer. The “hacking” in this instance was using a widely known password to change the desktop background of his teacher’s computer with an image of two men kissing. The outrage … Continue reading In the news: eighth grader charged with felony for hacking

College Jump Start Technology Program for high school seniors

Rising high school seniors can get a jump start on college by attending SPC’s College Jump Start Technology Program, June 8-July 10, at SPC’s Clearwater and St. Petersburg/Gibbs campuses. These summer classes give students a jump start in completing SPC’s bachelor’s degree in Technology Development & Management in four years for $10,000.  The schedule is … Continue reading College Jump Start Technology Program for high school seniors