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Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Need to Know | 0 comments

Summer Classes

Summer Classes

Are there two summer semesters? Can I take classes until June? And after that?

Hey Justin!

Summer semester includes a traditional 10-week term as well as two eight-week terms and an Express six-week term.

For Summer 2015, the traditional ten-week courses start May 18 and end July 23. The first eight-week term also starts May 18 and ends July 10. The second eight-week term starts June 1 and ends July 23. The Express six-week term starts June 15 and ends July 23. So in total, there are four summer terms.

It’s a lot of information to take in! Remember, if you need any additional information, feel free to see or call an academic advisor.

Here is a link with information on the upcoming summer term including registration details.

Best of luck!

Destinee

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Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Academics | 0 comments

All About Nursing

All About Nursing

Do you have a nursing program?

Hello Jazmin,

NursingYes, we do in fact have a nursing program here at St. Petersburg College!

Our nursing program is actually one of the most popular programs at our college. We currently offer either a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing. Both of these degree programs have different curriculums. A bachelor’s will take you approximately four years to complete, while an associate in science will only take you about two years to complete. There is a catch to both of these scenarios. In order to qualify for our bachelor’s degree, you must first complete your associate degree.

I happen to know a lot of students who were very successful in SPC’s nursing program. My own mother is one of them! She completed her A.S. degree and then went on to pursue her bachelor’s at SPC. She is now a very successful registered nurse at All Children’s Hospital.

To find out more about our program including application deadlines and GPA requirements feel free to visit these web pages –

Good Luck!

 

Destinee

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Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Need to Know | 0 comments

MyCourses Training Information

MyCourses Training Information

 

There is this new system “MyCourses.” Does one go do the introduction at a specific location or can one do it at the comfort of his/her own home?

Hello Norbert,

My name is Destinee Bullard and I will be assisting Maria with answering some questions on her blog. I am a second year student at St. Petersburg College. I am currently planning to major in Public Relations at either the University of Florida, Florida State University or University of Central Florida. I also work as an intern in the Marketing and Communications Department here at St. Petersburg College.

I understand that there has been a lot of confusion involving our new system, MyCourses. Since I started my academic career here at St. Petersburg College, I have always used Angel. The email portion of MyCourses is very different from the one some are used to seeing in Angel. When courses first started, I had to email my online instructor and I had the time of my life trying to find out how to email him! Come to find out, I have to go under the tab entitled “Communication” to see the listings of my teachers I can email. I learned that trick from an online tutorial.

To answer your question, no, you do not have to leave the comfort of your own home to learn all about MyCourses. You can simply log onto your MyCourses account and watch some very helpful tutorials on how to successfully access everything you need on the new system. You can also always call our Help Desk for any specific questions that you may have.

I hope this was helpful!

Destinee

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Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Academics | 0 comments

Macro Tutoring

Macro Tutoring

 

I really need help in macroeconomics. Is there tutoring available for this course?

Hey Jenn!

I’m actually taking Macroeconomics this semester as well! It is a difficult course, but luckily there are a lot of available options for tutoring in this particular subject. There are learning centers at various campuses that have tutors offering help in a variety of subjects.

You could always also ask your professor if they do one-on-one tutoring during their available office hours. I take Macroeconomics at SPC Downtown, and I go directly to my professor if I need any additional help.

Here is a link that will help you choose a tutoring option.

I wish you the best & good luck in Macro!

Destinee

 

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Posted by on Apr 19, 2015 in Student Life | 0 comments

Fitting In

Fitting In

 

Is it hard to fit in to college at first or does it come naturally?

Hi Taylor!

This is a fantastic question! College is a huge milestone in your life, and it is an important achievement in your academic career. It’s fun, exciting and nerve-racking all at the same time!

I can tell you from my personal experience, transitioning from high school was a big change for me but I quickly got used to it. I wouldn’t exactly say it comes naturally because it does take some getting used to, which I consider to be a good thing! To get myself more involved and used to the college life. I joined clubs and organizations on campus. Being in clubs on campus helped me connect and interact with other students on campus. By networking, I found it to be much easier to “fit in.”

My best advice would be just to get involved and get to know other students in your classes and around campus. Most importantly, enjoy yourself. College only happens once. Make the best of it.

I wish you the best,

Destinee

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