Featured Education Resources & Programs

SJC Tuition Reimbursement Program

While paying for employees' college costs can be expensive, our tuition-reimbursement program is an effective way to retain good workers. It fosters job satisfaction, improves productivity and contributes to our overall success. SJC may pay up to $2000 per fiscal year for employees seeking further education. Employees MUST apply for this benefit PRIOR to registration to ensure funds are available. Continuing Education policy

Flagler College

Dream of completing your degree?

Interested in earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration? The Public Administration (PAD) program at Flagler College was established specifically to assist working public service professionals and open to professionals who are employed full-time in public service and non-profit agencies in our region. Curriculum includes management, finance, human resources, administrative ethics, program evaluation, public policy and grant writing.

Applications are invited from students who have earned one or more of the following: Associate of Arts degree, or *Associate of Science degree, or *60 transferable college credits in which a grade of C or better was earned from a regionally accredited college or university. Flagler College Public Administration Program | www.flagler.edu/PA

Barry University

Earn your degree!

Barry University Public Service Tuition Discount

St. Johns County employees and their spouses & children can receive reduced tuition at Barry University in Duval and surrounding counties.

Undergraduate Program ($267 per credit hour) - Experiential Learning Portfolio-Earn college credits for learning acquired through professional work experience (up to 30 credits – the equivalent of one year of college coursework!)

Graduate Program ($485 per credit hour) - Complete the degree in 1 year, with 36 credits. NO GRE or GMAT

For more information, call Barry University Jacksonville at (904) 619-5105. Barry University Partnership

Accelerated Degree Programs

Barry University currently offers a discount for all those working in Public Safety including their spouses and dependents.

Accelerated Masters Degree Program - Application Fee is waived. This is designed as a professional development program for adult learners with a focus on the administration of public, nonprofit, and other organizations that serve a public purpose. 12 classes, GRE/MAT’s waived, Accelerated 8-week terms, Personalized academic and financial aid counseling.

Bachelors Degree Program - Application Fee is waived. Qualifying full time students can earn up to 30 credits through our Portfolio Program.

For information, call Rodney Watson at (904) 394-0875, or visit www.barry.edu/pace.  |  Earn Your Degree at Barry University

Online Training and Education Resources

St. Johns County Public Library Brainfuse HelpNow and JobNow - In addition to many free online information databases, the library system offers free, easy to access Brainfuse HelpNow that includes online tutoring or students of all ages, writing lab, language lab, and lifelong learning options. Brainfuse JobNow offers resume assistance, live career coaching, interview tips, skill assessments, and more. All you need is a library card! Visit www.sjcpls.org or call or drop by your local library branch for more information.

EdX offers interactive online classes and MOOCs from the world’s best universities, colleges and organizations. Online courses from MITx, HarvardX, BerkeleyX, UTx and many other universities can be taken here. Topics include biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, electronics, engineering, food and nutrition, history, humanities, law, literature, math, medicine, music, philosophy, physics, science, statistics and more. EdX is a non-profit online initiative created by founding partners Harvard and MIT. edX.org

Coursera offers world-class courses online at significantly discounted rates or free. You learn on your own schedule. Watch short video ectures, take interactive quizzes, complete peer graded assessments, and connect with fellow learners and instructors. Take a single course or master a specialization. They also offer formal recognition of your accomplishment with an optional Verified Certificate.  Coursera

University of the People (UoPeople) is the first non-profit, tuition-free, accredited online university. Dedicated to opening access to higher education globally, UoPeople is designed to help qualified high school graduates overcome financial, cultural, geographic, political, and personal constraints keeping them from collegiate studies. The university offers associate, bachelor’s and Masters level programs. University of the People

St Johns River State College has an online instruction center that offers a wide range of courses. The courses have expert instructors and are affordable, fun, fast, and convenient. SJR State's Open Campus offers credit and non-credit programs including child care training, continuing education courses, contract customized training for business and industry, distance learning courses, dual enrollment courses, the Educator Preparation Institute, job enhancement courses, and recreation and leisure courses. Online Instruction Center

Udemy is a global marketplace for learning and teaching online where students are mastering new skills and achieving their goals by learning from an extensive library of over 185,000 courses taught by expert instructors. Udemy

Barry University

Earn Your Master's Degree in Public Administration
This is designed as a professional development program for adult learners with a focus on the administration of public, nonprofit, and other organizations that serve a public purpose. 12 classes, GRE/MAT’s waived, Accelerated 8-week terms, Personalized academic and financial aid counseling. For information and application, call Rodney Watson at (904) 394-0875 or visit www.barry.edu/pace.

Flagler College

Do you dream of completing your college degree?
If you are a public sector professional who has dreamed of pursuing your bachelor’s degree, now is the time. Flagler College's Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration program is designed just for you. Classes are in the evenings and select Saturdays. Flagler College Public Administration Program