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Glades area high school students gain welding skills

A group of high school students is getting a jump-start on training for a high-demand welding career, thanks to an initiative launched at Palm Beach State College in Belle Glade.
In coordination with the Palm Beach County School District, the first cohort of dual-enrollment welding students got underway in fall 2017, and they are nearing the end of their first year in the program. Next school year, the incoming cohort is expected to grow to 20, … Continue reading Glades area high school students gain welding skills

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Six PBSC students named to All-Florida Academic Team

Six Palm Beach State College students are among 141 students named to the 2018 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 6 in Tampa.
Rosy Ayala of Greenacres, Austin Dahlstrom of Boca Raton, Amani Diaz of Tallahassee, David Fleisch of Riviera Beach, Jose Martinez of Palm Beach Gardens and Angela Pena of Lake Worth were among 133 students from the Florida College System named to the team, … Continue reading Six PBSC students named to All-Florida Academic Team

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Drone propels environmental program to greater heights

Palm Beach State College has a new drone to give Environmental Science Technology students a close-up view of how the industry uses the popular technology for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping.
Dr. Jessica Miles, a professor and Environmental Science department chair, and Rick Householder, an adjunct instructor of the required GIS mapping course, are obtaining certification from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly the unmanned aircraft. Using hand-held navigation equipment, they will capture images and data from wetlands and other areas and use the information in their classes. … Continue reading Drone propels environmental program to greater heights

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Heavy Equipment Mechanics earns national accreditation

Palm Beach State College’s Heavy Equipment Mechanics program, based on the Belle Glade campus, has received ASE Training Program accreditation by the ASE Education Foundation. The foundation is affiliated with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the industry’s leading certifier of automotive and diesel professionals.
To achieve this coveted recognition, the program underwent rigorous evaluation by the ASE Education Foundation, previously known as the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). ASE Training Program accreditation signifies that a program has met strict national standards in areas such as instruction, … Continue reading Heavy Equipment Mechanics earns national accreditation

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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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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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Boot camp gives students a jump on fall term

Palm Beach State College on Wednesday concluded its weeklong, intensive boot-camp-style programs designed to help students polish their skills and build a support network before tackling their freshman-level English and math courses.
“Math Jump” and “Jump Write In!,’’ both faculty-led initiatives on the Lake Worth campus, required participants to spend eight or 10 hours a day, depending on the program, for five days. They spent the time getting ahead on content they will cover in their intermediate algebra, … Continue reading Boot camp gives students a jump on fall term

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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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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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