Technology scholarships for high school students

Looking for technology scholarships for college? The Tampa Bay Chapter of the ISC(2), (International Information System Security Certification Consortium) is awarding two $1,000 scholarships to local high school juniors and seniors. ISC(2) is a non-profit organization which specializes in information security education and certifications. You may be eligible for these technology scholarships.  High School juniors … Continue reading Technology scholarships for high school students

Social Engineering and CEO Fraud attacks

Social Engineering and CEO Fraud attacks are hot topics in the field of Cyber Security and will be the main topic at the quarterly (ISC)2 Tampa Chapter meeting. Open to the public, the free meeting will be held: Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. South University 4401 North Himes Avenue, #175 Tampa, FL … Continue reading Social Engineering and CEO Fraud attacks

Technology faculty named AP Computer Science Reader

Jun ‘Thomas’ Ma, a new full time faculty with SPC’s College of Computer and Information Technology (CCIT), was recently awarded the Advanced Placement Computer Science Reader/Rater designation by Educational Testing Services. While the credentialing is for high school teachers, earning the designation is an honor as becoming an AP Reader is a highly selective process. … Continue reading Technology faculty named AP Computer Science Reader

New Data Analytics program gives students SAS knowledge

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Data Analytics classes at St. Petersburg College provide foundational material needed to begin a career in data analytics. Specifically, the classes prepare you for the SAS Base Programmer certification, an extremely valuable industry standard that makes you highly marketable. Offered as sub plan in the Technology Development and Management Bachelor of Applied Science degree, classes … Continue reading New Data Analytics program gives students SAS knowledge

IT Security certifications boost expertise

As IT security breaches continue to make headlines, companies are focused on hiring employees with in-demand certifications as proof that they have the proper training to do the job. IT Security jobs on the rise Demand for IT Security analysts is expected to be very high. Analysts will be needed to come up with innovative … Continue reading IT Security certifications boost expertise

Teamwork and innovation shine at Exploratory Lab Boot Camp

As a guest judge of the Exploratory Lab Boot Camp and frequent reviewer of business plans, I continue to be amazed by the quality of the business plans the baccalaureate students produce at the conclusion of this innovative and entrepreneurial boot camp program. Hosted by Tech Data, the innovative program is planned in partnership with … Continue reading Teamwork and innovation shine at Exploratory Lab Boot Camp

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