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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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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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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