Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2015-2016

Palm Beach State College
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The Palm Beach State College Catalog is an information and reference guide on College policies, facilities, degree and certificate programs, course offerings, services and personnel. Since the statements contained in the catalog are for informational purposes only, it should not be considered the basis of a contract between the institution and the student.

Generally, the provisions outlined in the catalog are applicable as stated, but the College reserves the right to initiate changes including but not limited to academic requirements for graduation without direct notification to individuals. Any statement in this catalog is subject to change by the College. Though the catalog is produced as a reference guide, each student is responsible for keeping apprised of current requirements for graduation for a particular degree program.

Catalog addenda may be published online each year depending on the number of changes incurred since the catalog was printed. Availability of a catalog addendum (if published) would be on the College’s website only.

Disability Support

Palm Beach State College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment of employment in, its programs or activities. The following offices have been designated to coordinate compliance with the non-discrimination requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973:

Disability Support Services/Access
College Wide Student Programs Director, 561-868-3375

Employment Access
Employment Manager, 561-868-3111

Facilities Access
Facilities Director, 561-868- 3615

This publication can be made available in alternate formats to persons with disabilities. Please make requests well in advance of need to:

Disability Support Services, MS #54
Palm Beach State College
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
Telephone: 561-868-3375 (V/TTY)

Equal Access

Palm Beach State College is an equal access equal opportunity institution. The College complies with all state and federal laws granting rights to applicants for employment or admission to the College, employees, and students. The College prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, disability, or genetic information in any of its employment, educational programs or activities.

Religious Observances Policy

The College shall make reasonable accommodation in admissions, class attendance, scheduling of examinations and work assignments in regard to religious observances, practices and beliefs of individual students, as required by Florida statute. Students are required to notify in writing, instructors and other appropriate College personnel at least one week prior to an anticipated religious observance. A student who is denied accommodations may appeal in writing to the supervisor of the faculty or staff member who denied the request within 10 class days from the time of the denial. If the student is not satisfied with the determination at this level, an appeal may be made to the next level of academic management. To expedite the process, the maximum time period between all appeals and responses will be 10 class days.

The student may appeal to the dean of academic affairs for a committee hearing if the student is not satisfied with the results of the preceding steps. The committee, to be appointed by the campus provost, will hear the facts and provide a recommendation to the provost, whose decision on the matter shall be final.

Students are responsible for all material covered during their approved absence. The approval shall detail a reasonable period for the student to complete missed work and make-up assignments. When possible, major class assignments, examinations and official ceremonies, shall not be scheduled on major religious holidays.

Sex Crimes Prevention Act

The Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act and Florida Laws require registered sex offenders/predators to provide to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement notice of each institution of higher education in the state, including each campus at which the offender/predator is enrolled, employed, volunteering or carries on a vocation. A registered sex offender/predator may also have to provide notice to the Sheriff's office, the Department of Law Enforcement or the Department of Corrections upon a change in enrollment, volunteer or employment status. Anyone wishing to obtain further information regarding sexual offenders/predators in the area may refer to the FDLE website at: www.fdle.state.fl.us or call 888-FL-PREDATOR or 888-357-7332.