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Pinellas Citizen University begins April 3
Article published on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014
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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.

Enrollment applications and a complete course schedule are available online at www.pinellascounty.org/citizenu or by calling 464-5197.
Article published on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014
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