Palm Beach State’s long anticipated fifth campus officially opened on Feb. 27, 2017. Nestled on a beautiful 75-acre site with preserved wetlands, virgin woodlands and cypress trees, the Loxahatchee Groves campus represents a pivotal moment in the College’s history. It is PBSC’s first campus constructed in more than 30 years, and it brings the College’s high-quality, affordable education to the west-central areas of the county.
Named after PBSC’s retired fourth president, Dr. Dennis P. Gallon, the campus opens with the capacity to serve about 2,000 students. The first building is a three-story, 50,000-square-foot multipurpose facility with classrooms, computer labs and a 250-seat lecture hall. In keeping with the College’s commitment to sustainable construction, the Loxahatchee Groves campus adheres to the International Green Construction Code, developed to make buildings more efficient, reduce waste, and have a positive impact on health, safety and community welfare.
Now Accepting Students
Current and new students are encouraged to register or apply for admission online. Given the Feb. 27 start date, classes for the 2017 spring term on the Loxahatchee Groves campus will run 10 weeks, with some eight-week options.
Associate in Arts Degree
Students interested in earning the Associate in Arts transfer degree will find a wide variety of the required general education courses offered at the campus. The A.A. degree equals the first two years of a bachelor’s degree and guarantees admission to a Florida public university.
Focus on Health Sciences & Technology
Innovative teaching and learning in health sciences and technology will be a special focus of this campus, reflecting the growing demand for professionals in these fields. Beginning in the 2017 summer term, the campus will be home to these programs: Health Information Technology Associate in Science degree, Health Informatics Specialist certificate, Medical Information Coder/Biller certificate, and Healthcare Documentation/Transcription technical diploma. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree will start in the fall term.
As the campus expands, the College will continue to provide a choice of programs that serve the community and lead to careers in high-demand fields.