Description

Pinellas Technical Education Center is a vocational school with locations in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and online. The Clearwater campus is the first of the two, founded in 1965 as Florida’s first postsecondary technical school. Its campus has grown since then to include 16 buildings.

To meet the varied professional goals of Pinellas residents, the PTEC Clearwater features diverse academics. The school offers more than 20 programs in popular fields like cosmetology, machining, culinary arts and computer systems technology. There are also a few programs that you’d be hard pressed to find elsewhere, such as cabinetmaking and commercial art technology.

While you don’t have to live at Pinellas, PTEC’s admissions require proof of employment or residence in Florida. Students are expected to enroll full-time, and can choose to enroll in a certificate program or continuing workforce education program.

In addition to Title IV programs, PTEC offers financial aid in the form of endowed scholarships, which are based on merit and need. Some of these scholarships are quite substantial; the Bailey Family Foundation Scholarship, for example, is a $5,000 award. Graduating high school seniors can also apply for the Pinellas Education Foundation Scholarship.

Quick Facts about Pinellas Technical Education Center, Clearwater

Region

Southeast

Setting

Mid-size City Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Small (Under 2,000 Students)

Website

www.myptec.org

On-Campus Housing Available

No

Selectivity

Open Admissions

Tuition

$3,942

Retention Rate

80%

Enrollment

1,849

Year Established

1965

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 5

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100% of students gave Pinellas Technical Education Center, Clearwater 5 stars overall.

Former Student - Last Attended 2007

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

The practical nursing program here was outstanding! I was more prepared in their classrooms than some of the RN graduates I have come across in the last 5 1/2 Years. I do recommend that you immediately go to an IV cert class afterward and start on your RN as soon as possible.

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Students

Total Students
1,849

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
63%
Part-Time
37%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
9%
African American
12%
Caucasian
75%
Asian
3%
Unknown and Other
1%

International Students

International
1%
Domestic
99%

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