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    Since 1962, our institution has offered students first-rate career and technical education at our two campuses – Clearwater and St. Petersburg – and at extension and clinical locations.  Pinellas Technical College’s emphasis is on postsecondary education focusing on over 40 exciting career areas and about 60 programs and currently has nearly 5,000 full-time students enrolled.  Pinellas Technical College also offers continuing education courses and commercial training services through our Industry Services Department.

    Your Pinellas Technical College experience will be rich with relevant, stimulating, and challenging career and technical education.  We are proud of our network of more than 250 business and industry partners who advise and guide our programs to ensure they are preparing students for the needs of the work force.

    Each campus is individually accredited by the Council on Occupational Education and COGNIA (formerly the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or SACS).  Pinellas Technical College is an alliance member of  the Commission of International and Trans-Regional Accreditation.  Most Pinellas Technical College programs are individually accredited or approved by one or more professional accrediting bodies and licensing and certification agencies, including - but not limited to:  American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission; American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation; American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; American Welding Society; Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs; Florida State Board of Nursing; Florida State Board of Cosmetology; Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles; Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association; Home Builders Institute – Residential Construction Academy; National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation; The National Institute for Metalworking Skills;and others. 

    We are a leader in Florida in providing career and technical education via distance learning.  Through first-class training and support of our highly skilled faculty and staff, graduates are prepared to compete in a global job market. 

    We are committed to providing quality educational opportunities to meet our students’ needs and the needs of business and industry.  Employers throughout the Tampa Bay area recognize our Pinellas Technical College graduates as having the qualities, skills, and knowledge necessary for success on the job.  Welcome to the opportunity for success and fulfillment as a Pinellas Technical College graduate.