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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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Latimer to lead world’s largest association for medical imaging professionals

Michael C. Latimer, associate professor at Palm Beach State College, has been elected to serve as the 2015-16 president-elect of the board of directors of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. After one term as president-elect, he will serve one term as president and one term as chairman of the board.

Latimer teaches medical imaging for Palm Beach State’s Radiography Associate in Science degree program on the College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus. … Continue reading Latimer to lead world’s largest association for medical imaging professionals

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Palm Beach State awarded National Science Foundation grant to boost work-readiness for STEM fields

The demand for skilled technicians in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields has reached a critical level nationwide and in South Florida. With an $868,105 grant from the National Science Foundation, Palm Beach State College plans to do something about it.
Palm Beach State’s InnovATE project aims to awaken student interest in STEM fields and expose them to a continuum of outreach, education and support that leads to satisfying, high-demand careers. The three-year grant will enhance targeted associate degree programs, … Continue reading Palm Beach State awarded National Science Foundation grant to boost work-readiness for STEM fields

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Six Palm Beach State students named to 2015 All-Florida Academic Team

Six Palm Beach State College students have been named to the 2015 All-Florida Academic Team for their academic achievement, leadership and service to the community.
Robert Bitgood of Boynton Beach, Carlos de Jesus of Lake Worth, Grant Lanham of Jupiter, John McMillan of North Palm Beach, Patricia Medina of Boca Raton and Trudi Waldbillig of Boca Raton were among 124 students from the Florida College System named to the team. They are all members of Phi Theta Kappa honor society. … Continue reading Six Palm Beach State students named to 2015 All-Florida Academic Team

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GOING FOR THE GOLD

From Contact magazine, Winter 2014-15
Presidential Honors College Scholarship attracts county’s top students
Manuela Ceballos graduated from Seminole Ridge Community High School last year with acceptance letters from the University of Florida, Florida State University, Florida Atlantic University, the University of Central Florida and Palm Beach State College. But with a Presidential Honors College Scholarship to PBSC, she says her decision was easy.
“The PBSC scholarship just put the icing on the cake. … Continue reading GOING FOR THE GOLD

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New programs meet new demands

From Contact magazine, Winter 2014-15
Palm Beach State College has its ear to the ground. Listening to industry, researching trends and collecting student input are some of the ways that the College identifies programs needed for emerging workforce demands.

Recent additions to the College’s array of career programs include:
Homeland Security Specialist, a College Credit Certificate program focused on intelligence analysis, security management, and transportation and border security. Fifteen employees of the Transportation Security Administration based at Palm Beach International Airport graduated from the new program in 2014. … Continue reading New programs meet new demands

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