Advisory committee helps SPC connect with local needs

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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

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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

SPC Technology Professor to attend Master Teacher seminar

Adrian Tillman attends Master Teacher Seminar

St. Petersburg College Professor Adrian Tillman has been nominated by Dr. Anne Cooper, Senior Vice President of Instruction and Academic Programs, to attend the 2016 Florida Master Teacher Seminar at Pensacola State College, July 24-28. SPC recommends one outstanding faculty member each year to attend the seminar and covers the expenses for participation and  travel. “Adrian … Continue reading SPC Technology Professor to attend Master Teacher seminar

A special thank you from the College of Computer and Information Technology

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On Thursday, April 14, the 3rd Annual College of Computer and Information Technology Career Exploration Event was held at St Petersburg College in the Conference Center at the Seminole Campus. Dr. Sharon Setterlind, Dean of the College of Computer and Information Technology at St. Petersburg College, welcomed attendees and introduced the keynote speaker Fritz Eichelberger, … Continue reading A special thank you from the College of Computer and Information Technology

Information technology students learn from the pros

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The St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus recently hosted a College of Computer & Information Technology Exploration Fair – a perfect opportunity for students to network with big names in the industry. Tech Data, Bayside Solutions and BayCare were just a few of the companies represented at the April 14 event. The fair also showcased a panel discussion featuring … Continue reading Information technology students learn from the pros

It’s all about connections: Information Technology Info Session & 3rd Annual CCIT Career Exploration Event

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The technology workforce in the Tampa Bay area is growing steadily. Companies are looking for talented, innovative problem solvers.  So how do you connect with jobs like that?  St. Petersburg College has a dynamic program, phenomenal faculty, an innovative internship program and a high-powered Advisory Committee that can help. This April students and the Tampa … Continue reading It’s all about connections: Information Technology Info Session & 3rd Annual CCIT Career Exploration Event

Technology career exploration at SPC’s Seminole Campus

On April 14, SPC’s Seminole Campus will host the third College of Computer & Information Technology Career Exploration Event. The last event brought in over 150 participants. The first hour will feature a Q&A with a panel of distinguished IT professionals addressing industry hiring trends and recommendations on how to break into the IT field. CCIT Career … Continue reading Technology career exploration at SPC’s Seminole Campus

Adrian Tillman congratulated for proposal

The College of Computer & Information Technology (CCIT) would like to congratulate Professor Adrian Tillman on his proposal for the first annual SPC  Teaching and Learning Conference. With excitement, it is with great pleasure to announce that the proposal, “Experimentation with the Gamification of the Classroom” has been accepted. The presentation will soon be finalized … Continue reading Adrian Tillman congratulated for proposal

How to get hired as a developer without job experience

So you want to become a  developer. You have worked really hard for the last two (or four) years, hitting those books and writing code.  You have the Java certifications and degree in hand. Now you are tirelessly searching the job boards for that first job. Unfortunately, every employer keeps asking for “experience” but you have … Continue reading How to get hired as a developer without job experience