SPC Expands drone training program, student UAS group






The Workforce Institute at St. Petersburg College continues to expand its Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or drone training program. Since the program was established in December 2016, there have been 196 enrollments in various drone classes.  In October, a UAS Student Meetup Group was formed. The goals of the monthly meetup are to allow students … Continue reading SPC Expands drone training program, student UAS group

Biomedical Technology degree added at SPC

Biomedical Technology






The Engineering, Manufacturing and Building Arts community at St. Petersburg College is happy to announce its newly-accredited A.S. degree: Biomedical Engineering Technology. The program, which received SACS accreditation in August, is hosting its first official group of students in this, the Fall 2016, semester. A biomedical engineering technician’s job is to maintain and configure medical equipment … Continue reading Biomedical Technology degree added at SPC

Students earn AutoCAD certification






Congratulations to six SPC Engineering Technology students who received their AutoCAD User Certification in June.  These students proved their commitment by attending a two-hour boot camp prep class on Saturday mornings for about two months. Their instructor, Mr. Steven Torres, an adjunct in the engineering technology department, spent time reviewing material from AutoCAD I and … Continue reading Students earn AutoCAD certification

SPC classes prepare students for new FAA rules regarding drones






The Workforce Institute at St. Petersburg College is offering classes that will educate students about new Federal Aviation Administration rules for non-hobbyist, small unmanned aircraft (UAS) operations or drones. These rules – Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations – cover a broad spectrum of commercial uses for drones weighing less than 55 pounds, to include certification … Continue reading SPC classes prepare students for new FAA rules regarding drones

Celebrating the National Week of Making






June 17-23, 2016 was declared the National Week of Making by President Obama. “Makers and builders and doers — of all ages and backgrounds — have pushed our country forward, developing creative solutions to important challenges and proving that ordinary Americans are capable of achieving the extraordinary when they have access to the resources they … Continue reading Celebrating the National Week of Making

Mentoring for women at Women2STEM

STEM mentoring






The St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus will host a four-week seminar to promote women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This is an exciting opportunity for women to learn more about careers in STEM and receive mentoring from noted professionals in the field. The college will provide seminars on Saturdays in … Continue reading Mentoring for women at Women2STEM

SME Tampa Bay 2016 Scholarships






The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Tampa Bay is accepting scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 Academic year. These scholarships provide dedicated and deserving students with additional funding to assist in successfully transitioning from high school to technical institutes, community colleges, vocational schools, colleges and universities. Scholarships in the following amounts will be awarded: High School: … Continue reading SME Tampa Bay 2016 Scholarships

SPC Biomedical Engineering Technology students attend AAMI conference






The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) conference was held in Tampa June 3-6, 2016.  This annual conference was a great opportunity for SPC students to network and be exposed to a wide variety of career opportunities within the biomedical engineering technology (BMET) and health care technology management (HTM) professions. Students interacted with … Continue reading SPC Biomedical Engineering Technology students attend AAMI conference