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Dual enrollment with SPC and PTC information
Dual Enrollment with Pinellas Technical College
High school students attending Pinellas Technical College (PTC) have the opportunity to be dual enrolled in post-secondary courses tuition free! These courses give students credits toward a high school diploma and a career technical certificate. Hours completed at PTC may also transfer as credit hours to local and state colleges.
Courses are available on both the Clearwater and St. Petersburg campuses. Following is a list of classes currently available on each campus:
ST. PETERSBURG CAMPUS:
Medium/Heavy Duty Truck & Bus (Diesel)
Dual enrollment students will be present in the same class as adult students; therefore, a higher level of maturity, independence, and initiative is important for student success.
Students who are registered for dual enrollment courses will have three grades per semester recorded on their high school transcript. Therefore, students need to be very dedicated to their best performance in PTC coursework because the resulting grades can greatly impact postsecondary education opportunities and scholarship opportunities.
In order to take Dual Enrollment classes at PTC during the fall and spring semester, students must:
- Be at least 16 years old and entering their junior or senior year in high school
- Have a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.0, or 2.5 GPA for medical-related programs
- Show responsibility through high school attendance and behavior.
- Obtain a Dual Enrollment Application from their high school counselor.
- Return completed application to their high school counselor, with all necessary signatures. *Once the PTC counselor has received the application, the student will be contacted regarding a shadowing date.
Contact your high school guidance counselor to see if you are eligible to take Dual Enrollment classes at Pinellas Technical College.
You may reach the Clearwater campus at (727) 538-7167 or the St. Petersburg campus at (727) 893-2500.
Dual Enrollment for 2017-2018
Dual Enrollment Program at St. Petersburg College
St. Petersburg College offers college classes to qualified high school students in Pinellas County at no cost to the student. These courses allow students to earn credits toward a high school diploma and a college degree. Dual enrollment course grades are recorded to the student's high school transcript and also his/her permanent college transcript. Therefore, students must give their best performance in dual enrollment coursework because the resulting grades can greatly impact post-secondary education opportunities, scholarship opportunities and financial aid eligibility.
Courses on the Dual Enrollment Approved Course List are available on SPC campuses and some local high school campuses. Dual enrollment courses that are offered by a credentialed instructor at a student’s high school must be taken on the high school campus.
In order to take Dual Enrollment classes through SPC during the first semester, students must:
- See their school counselor to see if they qualify and obtain an id number for SPC.
- Take the PERT, SAT, or ACT prior to obtaining permission to take dual enrollment courses.
- Register for on campus dual enrollment courses during the in-house registration during the month of February.
- Obtain a completed Dual Enrollment Permission Form (for off campus classes) by the last day of school.
- Register for the class(es) through the SPC Dual Enrollment Office (for off campus classes) no later than one week after the last day of school.
- To be eligible to take an academic dual enrollment course a student must have a minimum unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0. To be eligible to take a career dual enrollment course, a student must have a minimum unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.0.
STUDENTS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN BEING A FULL-TIME EARLY COLLEGE OR EARLY ADMISSION STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE THE APPLICATION AND SUBMIT TO THE DISTRICT OFFICE NO LATER THAN February 10, 2016. Full-time EARLY COLLEGE OR EARLY ADMISSION STUDENTS must follow steps 1 – 3 listed above to enroll.
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2017-2018 APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW
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Students - Please complete the online application; then submit the remaining application materials to your School Counselor on or before Friday, January 6, 2017. School Counselors will submit the EIP application counselor verification sheet and teacher references to the EIP office at the Administration Bldg. on or before Friday, January 13, 2017.