Pinellas Technical Education Center

Pinellas Technical Education Center

Pinellas Technical Education Center, also known as PTEC, was established in the year 1965. The campus is divided into two locations, St. Petersburg and Clearwater. PTEC offers programs in the fields of career training, apprenticeship, continuing education, and industry services. A number of courses are also available through the distance learning program. In addition, various adult education programs are available. The institution also hosts a nursing program.

Pinellas Technical Education Center maintains an active student life. The campus of PTEC is home to clubs and organizations such as the national technical honor society.

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Pinellas Technical Education Center
901 34th St S
Saint Petersburg , FL 33711-2209
General Phone: (727) 893-2500

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Pinellas Technical Education Center Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Family and Social Work242family and consumer science, human sciences courses, child care provider
Nursing and Emergency Medicine152licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Construction Trades59masonry, electrician, building inspection and management, pipefitting, plumbing
Transportation38truck and bus driver
Medical Support and Technology36dental assistant, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, surgical tech
Engineering Technician28electromechanical instrument tech, architectural drafting
Landscaping and Horticulture19plant nursery
Mechanics and Repair14HVAC, industrial mechanics, autobody repair
Security and Law Enforcement13fire-fighting
Photography and Commercial Art3photography
Media1radio and TV tech
Fine Arts1metal and jewelry

Number of programs and degrees for Pinellas Technical Education Center in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year2716
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years33519

Pinellas Technical Education Center Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pinellas Technical Education Center had a total enrollment of 2,374 students (1,755 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 59%
Black 28%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 1%
20-21 7%
22-24 12%
25-29 23%
30-34 17%
35-39 14%
40-49 13%
50-64 10%
65+ 1%

Pinellas Technical Education Center Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 86 %
Part-Time 63 %

Graduation and Transfer Rates (2007):
(Graduation rate is percent of students graduating within 150% of the normal time.)

Item Percent
Graduating 89%

Pinellas Technical Education Center Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of St. Petersburg, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Pinellas Technical Education Center Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Pinellas Technical Education Center participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2115300)

Pinellas Technical Education Center Degree Programs (2007)

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Electromechanical Instrumentation/Maintenance Techs, Other

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Family/Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Business Services, Other

Fine Arts
Metal and Jewelry Arts

Landscaping And Horticulture
Plant Nursery Operations and Management

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Photography And Commercial Art

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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Pinellas Technical Education Center Highlights

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What Sets Pinellas Technical Education Center Apart:

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Female % of student body
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Top 11%Pinellas Technical Education Center Female % of student body
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Pinellas Technical Education Center % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%Pinellas Technical Education Center % of degrees in engineering technician
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Top 20%Pinellas Technical Education Center % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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