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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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Partnership unlocks doors to security and automation jobs

When the phone rings with other colleges looking to replicate your program, you know you’re on to something.
Kent Hartwig is happy to take the calls. As the director of the new Security and Automation Systems Technician program at Palm Beach State College, he’s got a success story to share. The field is a hot one, most of the first class landed jobs halfway through, and companies are lined up to hire more.
The program started last August and paves the way to immediate employment in the rapidly growing security and building automation industry. … Continue reading Partnership unlocks doors to security and automation jobs

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Prashad wins AFC Exemplary Practice Award

Health care educators know that best practices in teaching lead to positive outcomes—not only for student success, but also for patients’ lives.
The Healthcare Education Commission of the Association of Florida Colleges annually recognizes such outstanding programs and professionals with its Exemplary Practice Award, and this year’s award went to Dr. Raywattie Prashad, assistant nursing director at Palm Beach State College.
Prashad and two other finalists, representing Florida State College at Jacksonville and Seminole State College, … Continue reading Prashad wins AFC Exemplary Practice Award

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Cyber Battle: Students get ready to take on hackers

From Contact magazine, Winter 2015-16

It’s a worldwide war. Every person, organization and government is under threat of attack, and Palm Beach State College has joined the fight.
Yes, computer hackers are formidable enemies. These faceless criminals permeate the Internet, targeting computers, mobile devices, tablets, networks and cloud-based services — wherever they can wreak havoc with personal information, intellectual property and even the world’s infrastructure.
According to the security company Symantec’s latest report, … Continue reading Cyber Battle: Students get ready to take on hackers

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Business partners see value in new lab technology

New 3-D printers and scanners, a humanoid robot, a wind turbine simulator, an alternative energy training center and sensor calibration stations for pressure, temperature and strain are among the new high-tech tools that drew an excited crowd Tuesday evening at the unveiling of Palm Beach State College’s newly upgraded laboratory for the Engineering Technology and Electrical Power Technology programs. The lab, located in the BioScience Technology Complex on the Palm Beach Gardens campus, gives students the opportunity to work with the latest equipment used in manufacturing, … Continue reading Business partners see value in new lab technology

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Cybersecurity lab to prepare students for careers battling hackers

Computer hackers—the secretive, faceless criminals who steal, corrupt and disrupt data and infrastructure—are about to meet their match. The new tools and curriculum for Palm Beach State College’s cybersecurity programs will prepare students to become the cybersecurity professionals the state and nation need.
PBSC’s Cybersecurity Lab, the new command central for hands-on training, will have its grand opening on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Center for Bachelor’s Programs building, 4200 Congress Ave. The event starts with a ribbon-cutting at 8:45 a.m. … Continue reading Cybersecurity lab to prepare students for careers battling hackers

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First-of-its-kind ophthalmic program earns accreditation

Palm Beach State College’s Ophthalmic Medical Technology program has gained recognition as an outstanding training ground for entering the profession of vision care.
This first-of-its-kind program in South Florida was recently awarded accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Ophthalmic Medical Programs, which accredits four levels of training programs for ophthalmic medical technicians. Palm Beach State’s program is now one of only thirty programs nationwide to earn CoA-OMP accreditation and one of only five programs in the U.S. … Continue reading First-of-its-kind ophthalmic program earns accreditation

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PBSC nursing bachelor’s degree earns accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Palm Beach State College has earned accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
ACEN accreditation signifies that a nursing program has met the highest national standards. ACEN is recognized as the accrediting body for all types of nursing education by the U.S. Department of Education, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and several other organizations and governmental entities.
In a rigorous three-year process, the College’s B.S.N. … Continue reading PBSC nursing bachelor’s degree earns accreditation

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Respiratory Care program recognized for producing high-achieving graduates

Palm Beach State College’s Respiratory Care Associate in Science degree program is now part of a select group honored for achieving exceptional outcomes in educating future respiratory therapists. The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care chose PBSC’s program, along with 61 others nationwide, to receive the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award for 2015.
CoARC, a nonprofit accreditation organization dedicated to respiratory care, assures the academic quality of degree-granting programs through a rigorous peer review process. … Continue reading Respiratory Care program recognized for producing high-achieving graduates

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