Pinellas Citizen University students take part in an EMS first responder exercise.
Pinellas Citizen University unravels the mystery and brings students face-to-face with county administrators and decision-makers. During the 10-week course, participants go behind the scenes at many Pinellas County operations and talk to the experts as the class explores a wide range of county functions.
Students meet and talk with county officials and elected county leaders. Through field trips and hands-on exercises, PCU participants learn firsthand how Pinellas County provides services to nearly one million county residents.
Experience the drama of a 911 emergency medical response.
Visit to the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at traffic signal control and mosquito control.
Tour the South Cross Bayou Water Reclamation Facility and find out how they make reclaimed water out of wastewater.
Sit in the grand jury room, and talk to the judges and administrators within the criminal justice system.
Get an overview of tourism and economic development.
Tour the Pinellas County Jail.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at Supervisor of Elections.
Class enrollment is limited. Classes meet Thursdays, usually from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Tuition for PCU is $35 which includes a class shirt, all course materials, graduation ceremony and diploma. Registration for limited-enrollment class is on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment ends Friday, March 7.