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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2018-2019

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About the Catalog



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 or certificate 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.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Palm Beach State College, an equal access/equal opportunity institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, pregnancy status, and any other factor protected under the law, state or federal, in employment, admissions, or educational programs and activities. 

The following offices have been designated to ensure compliance and handle inquiries or concerns regarding the nondiscrimination requirements of the Title II of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972:

Disability Support Services/Access
Kathleen Karran-McCoy
Interim Dean of Student Development
Palm Beach State College
4200 Congress Avenue, MS # 54
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
561-868-3371

Employment Access
Juanita Hook
Assistant Director of Human Resources & Equity Officer
Palm Beach State College
4200 Congress Avenue, MS # 10
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
561-868-3111

Facilities Access
John T. Wasukanis
Facilities Director
Palm Beach State College
4200 Congress Avenue, MS #42
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
561-868- 3615

Admissions
Peter Biegel
Interim College Registrar
Palm Beach State College
4200 Congress Avenue, MS # 13
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
561-868-3532

Title IX Coordinator
Penny McIsaac
4200 Congress Avenue, MS #9
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
561-868- 3277

In addition, information concerning Title IX and all other discrimination laws may be obtained at the following Palm Beach State College locations:

Belle Glade
Disability Support Services Office
1977 College Drive, CRA 105.6
Belle Glade, FL 33430-3699
561-993-1182

Boca Raton
Disability Support Services Office
801 Palm Beach State College Drive, AD 144
Boca Raton, FL 33431-6490
561-862-4378

Lake Worth
Disability Support Services Office
4200 Congress Avenue, CT 111
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
561-868-3046

Loxahatchee Groves
Disability Support Services Office
15845 Southern Boulevard
Loxahatchee, FL 33470-9204
561-790-9021

Palm Beach Gardens
Disability Support Services Office
3160 PGA Boulevard, BR 129.4
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410-2893
561-207-5346 

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

Kathleen Karran-McCoy
Interim Dean of Student Development
Palm Beach State College
4200 Congress Avenue, MS #54
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
Telephone: 561-868-3371 (V/TTY)

For further information on notice of nondiscrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 800-421-3481.

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 instructors and other appropriate College personnel in writing, 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 each appeal and response 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.