BY FRANK DROUZAS, Staff Writer
ST. PETERSBURG — For those who have always wanted a college degree but have never had the time during the week to attend classes, St. Petersburg College (SPC) Allstate Center is now offering its Weekend College program.
New to Allstate this year, the Weekend College program has already been in place on SPC’s Clearwater campus since last fall. Students can take traditional classes in a face-to-face classroom setting, blended classes in which some of the coursework is done on the internet or online classes, where they complete the entire course in an online environment.
The campus is offering three general education classes as of now, but Scott Fronrath, Provost at SPC Allstate, said that the program will offer an A.S. degree in Criminal Justice next spring, adding that there are plans to expand the number of degrees in the future.
“This seems to fit most folks’ schedules that are working or have families,” Ronrath said. “It just gives them that extra option.”
It’s also ideal for those who simply want to get through the classes faster, as they are condensed. The program offers out-of-classroom support and resources, Ronrath pointed out, which includes tutoring. Also, Weekend College may feature “lunch and learn” seminars and appearances by guest speakers.
“It’s a great opportunity for students to find a program that fits their busy schedules,” Ronrath said.
For more information on SPC Allstate’s Weekend College, call (727) 341-3400 or visit spcollege.edu/weekendcollege.
Next information session is Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Allstate campus.