Academics

Six PBSC students named to All-Florida Academic Team

Six Palm Beach State College students have been named to the 2017 All-Florida Academic Team  for their academic achievement, leadership and service to the community. They will be recognized at an awards ceremony and receive a medallion on April 7 in Tallahassee.
Crystal Edwards of Delray Beach, Christy Laflamme of Palm Beach Gardens, Rina Raad of Boca Raton, Rafael Bernardo Velazquez of West Palm Beach, Rosalyn Velez of Lake Worth and Joshua Ciorciari of Hicksville, N.Y. … Continue reading Six PBSC students named to All-Florida Academic Team

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Students help unearth prehistoric artifacts in the Glades

Palm Beach State College students are helping dig up ancient artifacts such as stone tools, ceramics and more at the Hutchinson site, a pre-Columbian, Native American archaeological site in Belle Glade that might prove to be 6,000 years old.
The students are part of the Introduction to Archaeology class taught by Dorothy Block at the Belle Glade campus. As part of the course, students learn about site excavation, analysis and how to interpret findings.
The Hutchinson site is located in an agricultural area and is named after the late Warner Hutchinson, … Continue reading Students help unearth prehistoric artifacts in the Glades

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Gene Haas Foundation awards PBSC $20K for scholarships

More scholarship assistance is on the way for students in Palm Beach State College’s Machining Technology Program.
The College has been awarded a $20,000 scholarship grant award from the Gene Haas Foundation to help cover the educational expenses of students in the 1500 clock-hour postsecondary adult vocational program. This is the second award that Palm Beach State has received since 2015 from the California-based foundation, bringing the total to $40,000. So far, the Palm Beach State College Foundation, … Continue reading Gene Haas Foundation awards PBSC $20K for scholarships

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Faculty, staff earn statewide recognition for best practices

Some Palm Beach State College faculty and staff were recently recognized for launching an innovative three-week engineering program last year for high school students, while others were honored for establishing partnerships with local and national organizations to better assist students preparing for various workforce careers.
These Best Practice Awards were presented during the 2017 Florida Career Pathways Network Symposium Jan. 11-13 in Jupiter. The FCPN assists its members in planning, implementing, evaluating and improving secondary and postsecondary transition programs by pooling the resources of the country’s leading practitioners. … Continue reading Faculty, staff earn statewide recognition for best practices

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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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Engineering students demonstrate robotic projects

Palm Beach State students Camilo Abril and Robert Cook beamed with pride Tuesday as the arms of their remote-controlled drawbridge slowly opened and closed.
Made with Popsicle sticks, cardboard, craft foam, spray paint as well as two motors from a Lego Mindstorms kit, the drawbridge is their term project for an Introduction to Engineering class taught by adjunct instructor Arthur Garcia.

“I’m pleased with it,” said Abril, an aspiring civil engineer, after describing some of their strategies for overcoming design challenges, … Continue reading Engineering students demonstrate robotic projects

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PBSC medical simulation center wins best practice award

The Center of Excellence in Medical Simulation at Palm Beach State College has been chosen by the Florida College System as a 2016 recipient of the Chancellor’s Best Practice Award.

The honor will be presented this week at the Association of Florida Colleges 67th Annual Meeting and Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Jacqueline Rogers, Ed.D., Lake Worth campus dean of health sciences and public safety, will accept the award for the center that she founded to enable students to practice clinical skills utilizing human patient simulators capable of mimicking any medical condition or crisis. … Continue reading PBSC medical simulation center wins best practice award

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President launches gold performance campaign

After two successive years of earning “Silver” status in the state’s new performance funding model, Palm Beach State College is launching a “Go Bold for Gold!” initiative aimed at reaching the top echelon in 2016-17.
Focused primarily on increasing student retention and completion rates, the initiative doubles down on strategies introduced a year ago to support students’ progress toward graduation.  They include steps such as enhanced advising and communication, focused scholarships, improved class scheduling and identifying and providing certificate awards at certain completion points. … Continue reading President launches gold performance campaign

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Grainger scholarship winners get tools for success

Mitchell Ramos and Ruben Cabrera will be starting their automotive careers with a distinct advantage. Yesterday these new graduates of Palm Beach State College’s Automotive Service Technology program received professional toolkits as part of the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarships they won in December. The supersized kits contain a huge assortment of tools used in the automotive industry – tools which would take a new technician years to accumulate.
Ramos and Cabrera graduated from the program last week, … Continue reading Grainger scholarship winners get tools for success

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PBSC Medical Assisting students gain global career options

The leading professional certification for medical assistants is now an international credential.
Already considered the profession’s gold standard in the United States, the Certified Medical Assistant credential from the American Association of Medical Assistants—known as the CMA (AAMA)—was recently recognized by the International Accreditation Service®.
Students in Palm Beach State College’s Medical Assisting program have been taking and passing the CMA (AAMA) exam for many years. Now this credential will give them the competitive edge to pursue the best jobs worldwide. … Continue reading PBSC Medical Assisting students gain global career options

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