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Pinellas Technical Education Center, also referred to as pTEC, operates two locations in the state of Florida, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, with some programs being only available at one of the two campuses. The school was established to provide career training opportunities in order to create a qualified workforce. Established in 1962, the school remains true to its mission for providing quality education through its campuses as well as extension and clinical locations. The school serves nearly 12,000 students annually.
Pinellas Technical Education Center offers a large variety of programs in over forty areas of study. Students will choose a program of study, typically taking up to a year to complete, developing the skills and abilities necessary to enter the workforce as a qualified professional. Students will take courses that provide theory and practical education, allowing students to utilize skills learned in the classroom in a simulated setting in order to refine them. Upon completion students will be able to pursue work in that area, generally in positions at the entry level and may utilize school resources to help procure employment.
Programs offered at St. Petersburg campus include:
- Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology
- Dental Assisting
- Early Childhood Education
- Pharmacy Technician
Admissions and Financial Aid
Pinellas Technical Education Center is a public institution that allows for the enrollment of any individual 16 years of age or older as long as they are not currently enrolled at another institution. Interested persons should complete the application for admission and take a placement exam, the need for which may be waived if the student has already earned an associate level degree or higher. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year through the completion and submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used to determine aid program eligibility and financial need.
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $11,700. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $15 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||72%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||72%||$3,215|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Pinellas Technical Education Center – St Petersburg may offer services to students including:
- Online classes
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Employment search assistance
- Child care
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1962)
Other Technical Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Pinellas Technical Education Center – St Petersburg.
- Pinellas Technical Education Center - Clearwater in Clearwater, FL (11 miles away)
- Brewster Technical Center in Tampa, FL (19 miles away)
- D G Erwin Technical Center in Tampa, FL (22 miles away)
- Manatee Technical Institute in Bradenton, FL (23 miles away)
- Sarasota County Technical Institute in Sarasota, FL (35 miles away)