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New $10K bachelor’s degree rules to help more students

Earning a bachelor’s degree at Palm Beach State College will be easier on the wallets of more in-state students beginning spring term 2018.
The new bachelor’s degree incentive program eases the eligibility requirements for earning one of PBSC’s three bachelor’s degrees for $10,000. The changes will give every in-state student a shot at reducing the tuition for a PBSC bachelor’s degree, which averages under $14,000. Some costs, such as textbooks and lab fees, are not covered in the incentive program. … Continue reading New $10K bachelor’s degree rules to help more students

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Forums to seek input on PBSC dental building site

Palm Beach State College will hold internal and external forums over the next two weeks to discuss and gather input on the site selection for its new Dental & Medical Services Technology Building. The choice of sites is between the Lake Worth campus, where the existing facility is located, and the new Loxahatchee Groves campus.
PBSC students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the internal forum:
Tuesday, Sept. 26
3 – 4:30 p.m.
Center for Bachelor’s Programs, … Continue reading Forums to seek input on PBSC dental building site

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PBSC students selected to visit NASA this October

Thirteen Palm Beach State College students will travel to a NASA center this fall to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars program.
The students are among 304 community college students from across the U.S. selected for the NCAS program. Initially, the students spent five weeks this summer in an online course, learning about NASA’s missions and research. Out of 21 PBSC students who took the online course, 16 were invited to attend an on-site NASA workshop, … Continue reading PBSC students selected to visit NASA this October

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Electrical Power program recharges student’s career

Gabriel Altman is finishing a prestigious, career-launching internship this week, and he credits PBSC’s Electrical Power Technology A.S. degree program for the opportunity.
Although Altman has a master’s degree in horticultural science from the University of Florida, by his late thirties, he knew his career needed a reboot. His interest in renewable energy led him to the EPT program, which prepares students to work with the instrumentation and controls used in power generation, renewable energy plants, … Continue reading Electrical Power program recharges student’s career

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Math and Science Institute marks 10th summer

At the Math and Science Institute Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, 51 students received certificates for completing what was the 10th iteration of this award-winning summer program for high school and college students with a keen interest and aptitude in these subjects.

MSI held its first summer session in 2008 with 23 students, and in 2010, it won the Chancellor’s Best Practice Award from the Florida College System. Building on this early success, MSI has continued to earn its outstanding reputation by combining rigorous college-level courses taught by College faculty with real-world projects and experiences. … Continue reading Math and Science Institute marks 10th summer

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Supply Chain Management program to meet local demand

When a state moves 762 million tons of freight annually, the volume drives a demand for employees with an expertise in logistics and supply chain management. That state is Florida, and Palm Beach State College stands ready to deliver the talent.
Beginning this fall term, Palm Beach State will offer an Associate in Science degree in Supply Chain Management. Classes start Sept. 19, and an information session will be held Wednesday, August 30, at 5:30 p.m. … Continue reading Supply Chain Management program to meet local demand

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NASA workshop inspires new teachers

Five days of interacting with NASA scientists and engineers, learning about innovative ways to teach STEM, sounds like a new educator’s dream—and it came true for three students in Palm Beach State College’s Educator Preparation Institute.
Lindsay Adair, Catherine Ebanks and Amanda Jasper and their instructor Carolyn Slygh have just returned from such a workshop. Sponsored by the NASA Minority University Research and Education Project, the five-day MUREP Educator Institutes are designed for students enrolled in teacher preparation programs at Minority Serving Institutions. … Continue reading NASA workshop inspires new teachers

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Stoupas joins Florida Certification Board

George Stoupas, Ph.D., associate professor of Human Services in Palm Beach State College’s Addiction Studies program, recently joined the Florida Certification Board’s Behavioral Health Advisory Council. The Council provides direction to FCB’s board of directors on policy, ethics and other issues related to the certification of addiction treatment professionals throughout the state.
With Dr. Stoupas’ acceptance onto the Council, Palm Beach State College becomes the only academic institution represented. It’s a distinction that Stoupas believes will ultimately benefit his students. … Continue reading Stoupas joins Florida Certification Board

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PBSC enhances Glades career programs

Two career programs, Welding and Cosmetology, at Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus are rolling out new options to better meet student needs.
Daytime Welding
Given the popularity of the evening Welding program and the demand for welders in the Glades, PBSC administrators saw the need for a new daytime Welding program on the Belle Glade campus. Classes begin on July 10.
Students can complete the daytime Welding program in just under a year, … Continue reading PBSC enhances Glades career programs

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Volunteering empowers PBSC student electricians

Eleven students in Palm Beach State College’s Residential and Commercial Electrician program will never forget the house on 18th Street in West Palm Beach.
They finished wiring the 1,245-square-foot home for Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County on May 24. Better yet, their work passed city inspection with flying colors.
Supervised by their instructor, master electrician Dan Neff, the students worked full-time for 7.5 days to complete the “rough-in” stage for the home. They ran about 2,000 feet of cable, … Continue reading Volunteering empowers PBSC student electricians

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