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Course Equivalency

This is a process for granting college credit or clock hours towards a PSAV, CCC, AS or AA degree at Palm Beach State College.

PSAV to Credit Equivalency  or Credit to PSAV Equivalency
This is a process for granting college credit towards a CCC, or AS degree. Students who have taken and passed courses in certain PSAV programs at Palm Beach State may apply for granting of credit by following this process.

Initiator: Student

Process: The student who has completed the eligible PSAV or credit coursework must apply using the Course Equivalency Form, working with the PSAV, CCC or AS program director to complete the form and submitting it to any Palm Beach State Registrar's office.

Palm Beach State Office(s) Responsible for Processing: Palm Beach State PSAV, CCC/AS program director and Palm Beach State Campus or District Registrar

Fees: $50.00

Eligibility: Any student who has successfully completed the PSAV or credit coursework as required.

Proviso(s): Student must:

  • Be admitted to the program to which the credit or clock hours will apply
  • Have already earned at least 25% of the program credits, (including general education for AS degree). 

Substitution (PSAV to PSAV, Credit to Credit)  
This process is to grant clock hours or credits for clock hours or credit-a straight across substitution. These clock hours or credits can be earned at Palm Beach State or any other 2 or 4 year institution.

Initiator: Student

Process: The student who has completed the eligible credit coursework must apply for credit by using the Course Substitution Form, working with a department chair or program director to complete the form and submitting the form to any Palm Beach State Registrar's office.

Palm Beach State Office(s) Responsible for Processing: department chair, program director and Palm Beach State Campus or District Registrar

Fees: $50.00

Eligibility: Any student who has successfully completed the PSAV or credit coursework as required.

Proviso(s): Student must:

  • Be admitted to the program to which the clock hours or credit will apply.
  • Have already earned at least 25% of the program clock hours or credits.

State Mandated Articulated Credit  
This is the process by which a student can apply PSAV credit earned at another Florida Institution toward credit in a Palm Beach State credit certificate or AS degree.

Initiator: Student

Process: The student who has completed the eligible PSAV coursework must apply for credit by using the Course Equivalency Form, working with the CCC/AS program director to complete the form and submitting the form along with the state issued articulation agreement to any Palm Beach State Registrar's office. To find the state mandated articulated credit, go to FLDOE Articulation Website


Palm Beach State Office(s) Responsible for Processing: CCC/AS program director and Palm Beach State Campus or District Registrar

Fees: $50.00

Eligibility: Any student who has successfully completed the PSAV coursework as required. Palm Beach State College is only required to award credit to Associate in Science degrees that we offer.

Proviso(s): Student must:

  • Be admitted to the program to which the credit will apply
  • Have already earned at least 25% of the program credits, including general education.

Statewide Articulation Agreements - Industry Certification to AS Degree  
This is the process by which a student can apply earned industry certifications as prescribed by the State of Florida toward credit in a Palm Beach State credit certificate or AS degree.

Initiator: Student

Process: The student who has verification of the articulated industry certifications must apply for credit by using the Course Equivalency Form (License), working with the CCC/AS program director to complete the form and submitting the form along with a co[y of the state issued articulation agreement for licensure to any Palm Beach State Registrar's office. To find the state mandated articulated credit, go to FLDOE Articulation Agreement Website. Only CCC/AS degrees offered at Palm Beach State that match the listing on the statewide articulation can qualify for the state mandated credit award for the student.

Palm Beach State Office(s) Responsible for Processing: CCC/AS program director and Palm Beach State Campus or District Registrar

Fees: $50.00

Eligibility: Any student who holds valid licensure as prescribed by the State of Florida Articulation Agreement. Palm Beach State College is only required to award credit to Associate in Science degrees that we offer.

Proviso(s): Student must:

  • Be admitted to the program to which the credit will apply
  • Have already earned at least 25% of the program credits, including general education.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification - CGS1100 Microcomputer Applications  
This is the process by which a student can apply Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certifications in four applications (WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT and ACCESS) obtained in the last three (3) years toward the award of CGS1100 Microcomputer Applications.

Initiator: Student

Process: The student who has verification of four (4) specific industry certifications must apply for credit by using the Course Equivalency Form (CGS1100).  Working with the Computer Science Department Chair, or Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in charge of Computer Science, complete the form and submit it along with the MOS Certifications to any Palm Beach State Registrar's office.

Palm Beach State Office(s) Responsible for Processing: Computer Science Department Chair, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Palm Beach State Campus or District Registrar

Fees: $50.00

Eligibility: Any student who holds the MOS Certification for WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT and ACCESS issued within the last three (3) years.


Proviso(s):

  • Student must: Be admitted the designated CCC/AS/AA program to which the credit will apply.

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