College of Computer & Information Technology offers $1000 scholarship

One of the first things that comes to mind for students when entering college is, “How will I pay for my education?” Though most students receive funding through financial aid and loans, scholarships are a most-sought-after option by students since they can pay for most, if not all of a student’s education. St. Petersburg College’s … Continue reading College of Computer & Information Technology offers $1000 scholarship

SPC hosts JumpStart Program for high school students

Seven Bay Area high school students were given the opportunity to get a head start on their college careers by enrolling in courses from the College of Computer & Information Technology as part of the JumpStart Program. The courses were taught at the St. Petersburg/Gibbs and Clearwater campuses of St. Petersburg College. They are geared … Continue reading SPC hosts JumpStart Program for high school students

MeasureUp Practice Exams: A pathway to Microsoft certifications

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In an effort to prepare students for Microsoft certifications exams, Dr. Holly Hoopes, Microsoft Professor for College of Computer & Information Technology (CCIT) at St. Petersburg College piloted practice exams called MeasureUp, in her courses. These exams are for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate track, (MCSA). Learn more about SPC’s College of Computer & Information Technology. The … Continue reading MeasureUp Practice Exams: A pathway to Microsoft certifications

Women advancing in Computer & Information Technology

Recently Dr. Holly Hoopes, Microsoft Professor from the College of Computer & Information Technology (CCIT) had the privilege of attending a “Women on the Way” luncheon as part of a Microsoft Ignite Conference in Chicago, Illinois. This luncheon brought to light that there is a greater population of men than women in the technology field. With … Continue reading Women advancing in Computer & Information Technology

Learn about IT programs at July 9 info session

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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