Pinellas Technical College

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Dual Enrollment

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:
Accounting Operations A/C, Heating & Refrigeration
Administrative Office Specialist  Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing
Automotive Service Technology Automotive Service Technology
Cabinetmaking Building Construction
Commercial Foods/Culinary Arts Commercial Foods/Culinary Arts 
Computer Systems & Information Technology
Commercial Photography
Cosmetology Cosmetology 
Digital Design Digital Video Production 
Machining Technologies
Medical Administrative Specialist
Landscape and Turf Management 
Medium/Heavy Duty Truck & Bus (Diesel)
Medical Administrative Specialist 
Network Support Services
Network Support Services 
Web Development
Pharmacy Technician  

Plumbing Technology 

Welding Technology  


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. Click here to obtain the application
  • 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. 
For more information, regarding dual enrollment, please contact the Clearwater campus at (727) 538-7167 or the St. Petersburg campus at (727) 893-2500.