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HVAC-R program earns accreditation

Palm Beach State College has earned a six-year accreditation from HVAC Excellence for its PSAV certificate program in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.
PBSC has been a leading educator of HVAC-R technicians for more than 12 years, and in recent years, has realigned the program’s curriculum from an emphasis on new construction installation to the residential and light commercial side of the industry where most graduates find employment.
The HVAC-R program has been accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research since 2011, … Continue reading HVAC-R program earns accreditation

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Partnership prepares displaced workers for health careers

Ten students are now ready to embark on new health care careers after completing a special Palm Beach State College Certified Nursing Assistant program with scholarship support from CareerSource Palm Beach County.
The six-week program was offered at the Belle Glade campus, and all 10 students received scholarships funded by CareerSource through a National Dislocated Worker Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The scholarship targeted displaced workers, 18 and older with a high school diploma, … Continue reading Partnership prepares displaced workers for health careers

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Radiography student chosen for national program

Eric Godinez, a student in Palm Beach State College’s Radiography A.S. degree program, is one of two students from Florida selected for the 2017 Student Leadership Development Program of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
ASRT selected 96 radiography students nationwide, approximately two from each state, for this special program designed to groom new leaders and provide a bridge of support during the transition from school to entering the profession.
The highlight of the program is an all-expense paid trip to the ASRT Educational Symposium and Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting in Orlando June 22-25. … Continue reading Radiography student chosen for national program

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Arbeit, Cardoso win county fire-rescue awards

Many instructors and staff for the Emergency Medical Services programs at Palm Beach State College also work for local fire-rescue departments. Ask any student—no one makes learning more relevant than a professional who’s just come off shift, such as Battalion Chief Bruce Arbeit or Lt. Jorge Cardoso, firefighter.
Arbeit and Cardoso were both recently recognized by their other employer—Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue—each winning the annual top prize for their rank.
Arbeit, the clinical coordinator for PBSC’s Paramedic and EMT programs, … Continue reading Arbeit, Cardoso win county fire-rescue awards

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Weekend kinetic art exhibit to display staffer’s passion

Kinetic art has power, in this case, solar, wind and water power. Just ask Paul Slater, lab specialist for the Engineering Technology and Electrical Power Technology programs at Palm Beach State College. He’ll be happy to explain how art and science merge in this weekend’s International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium in Boynton Beach.
Kinetic art is a form of art that depends on movement for its effect. Slater, who is also an artist, … Continue reading Weekend kinetic art exhibit to display staffer’s passion

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Smithsonian exhibit tops list of Black History Month events

Black History Month events will take place on all campuses this February, ranging from a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution to workshops, movies, music performances, a student talent showcase, and nationally acclaimed speakers Phyllis Lawson and Eldridge J. Broussard III. Events are free unless otherwise noted, and some have food for students. Mark your calendars and take part in celebrating our country’s rich African-American heritage.
Among the events are:
Feb. 1 – 28: A Place for All People: A Smithsonian Poster Exhibit
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Business bachelor’s degree programs earn accreditation

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs has awarded Palm Beach State College accreditation of its bachelor’s level Supervision and Management programs.
PBSC’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supervision and Management, offered on the Lake Worth campus as well as online, encompasses four concentrations, all of which meet the educational standards required for ACBSP accreditation. The concentrations are General Management, Entrepreneurship, Health Management and Project Management.
The programs received accreditation through a three-plus-year submission process, … Continue reading Business bachelor’s degree programs earn accreditation

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Serpico returns to “Face Off”

She’s back! Emily Serpico, the Palm Beach State College Cosmetology program graduate who competed two years ago on the Syfy cable network’s “Face Off,” will return to the show for Season 11, premiering Jan. 24 at 9 p.m.
This popular competition/elimination TV series challenges special effects makeup artists to create original characters for sci-fi, fantasy, horror and other extreme film genres. Season 11 brings back 16 “all-stars”—favorite artists from past seasons—to compete for the top honor and win a Hyundai Veloster and $100,000. … Continue reading Serpico returns to “Face Off”

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Special winter break hours designed to help students

Students, don’t panic. If you are trying to register for classes, see an advisor or apply for financial aid before winter break starts next week, you have options.
While Palm Beach State College is closed from Dec. 21-Jan. 2, the Student Services department on the Lake Worth campus will be open four days during the break to help students get ready for the 2017 spring term.
All students, no matter which campus they plan to attend, … Continue reading Special winter break hours designed to help students

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PBSC employees awarded for extraordinary service

Two faculty members received Palm Beach State College’s Bravo Award, the top honor for employees, at the annual Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony this morning at the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus.
Professors Kanathy Haney and Christopher Schmersahl were selected from a college-wide pool of 32 contenders nominated by their PBSC colleagues. All nominees shared the distinction of going to extraordinary lengths to serve the College and community, each performing above and beyond the call of duty. … Continue reading PBSC employees awarded for extraordinary service

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