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Bachelor's Degrees & Postbaccalaureate Certificate

A bachelor’s degree should be within everyone’s reach. At Palm Beach State College, you can earn a great bachelor’s degree that delivers long-term value without breaking your bank account or upending your life. Our bachelor's degree programs are designed for people with an associate degree or at least 60 equivalent college credits. With your prior credits accepted, time to completion is shorter, usually between 18 - 24 months, depending your course load and need to complete program prerequisites.

 

 

 

Academic Advising For Registration

All students are required to consult with an Academic Advisor before registering. If you have applied to Palm Beach State College, have been accepted into the Bachelor's program and you are about to register for classes, please select from the following:

 

Bachelor's Academic Advising Team

Milagros Davila
Student Development Advisor II
davilam@palmbeachstate.edu
Phone: 561-868-4104
Campus: Lake Worth
Office: CBP 0125
Mailing Address: 4200 Congress Avenue, MS 48, Lake Worth, FL 33461

 

Deslee Francis-Grant
Student Development Advisor II
francisd@palmbeachstate.edu
Phone: 561-868-4113
Campus: Lake Worth
Office: CBP 0126
Mailing Address: 4200 Congress Avenue, MS 13, Lake Worth, FL 33461

 

Laderne Jeudy
Student Development Advisor II
cadeusl@palmbeachstate.edu
Phone: 561-868-4114
Campus: Lake Worth
Office: CBP 0125
Mailing Address: 4200 Congress Avenue, MS 48, Lake Worth, FL 33461

 


Need the flexibility to complete your degree online?

Learn more about our fully online Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S) Degrees.

 

 

 

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

This program is part of the Health Sciences Pathway


The Bachelor of Science degree in Cardiopulmonary Sciences enables Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs) to build on their associate-level education and earn a bachelor’s degree that will lead to career advancement, specialty credentials and graduate school.  View Information and Orientation Session Video

This program is part of the Education, Human Services, Social & Behavioral Science Pathway

 

The Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services opens doors to supervisory and leadership positions in social service settings, as well as professional certifications and graduate school in such fields as social work and mental health counseling.

 

Classes Start: 2024 Fall Term (August)

 

Overview

Take your imaging career to the next level with a bachelor’s degree tailored to your career goals. Radiology is a high-tech, high-demand field, and further education is needed to raise your salary and qualify for advanced clinical certifications or positions in management, teaching and sales.

Designed for graduates of Associate in Science degree programs in radiography, sonography, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy, as well as working radiographers, this bachelor’s degree program offers a choice of six concentrations:

  • Computed Tomography (CT) - Program Code: BS S801A
  • Adult Echocardiography - Program Code: BS S801B
  • Interventional Radiology (IR) - Program Code: BS S801C
  • Leadership - Program Code: BS S801D
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - Program Code: BS S801E
  • Mammography - Program Code: BS S801F

While the modality concentrations feature a clinical component, most of the coursework can be completed fully online, and the Leadership concentration may be completed 100% online.

Start now and build on your associate-level education by earning this customizable and affordable bachelor’s degree at your own pace. 

This program is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.


Program Details

  • 100% Online: Clinical components held at participating hospitals/imaging centers. (Leadership concentration has no clinical component.)
  • Schedule: Course content is accessible 24/7 online. Clinical component schedule set by hospital/imaging center.
  • Total time: Full-time, 12 months; Part-time, 24 months 
  • Cost: Approx. $6,900 for Florida residents
  • Financial Aid & Scholarship: palmbeachstate.edu/FinancialAid


Entry Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants must hold a credential in one of the following: 
    • Radiologic Technologist (RT) from the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT)
    • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or ARRT
    • Radiation Therapist (RTT) from the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT)
    • Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT) from the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or ARRT


Controlled-Access Program

The Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging is a controlled-access program and requires a program-specific application to be submitted after you've applied and been accepted to Palm Beach State College.

  • Program Start Dates: Biannually
    •  August (fall term)
    • January (spring term)
  • Controlled-access application is available year-round. Deadlines are:
    •  Fall Term Entry: July
    • Spring Term Entry: November


Application Process

  • Apply to PBSC for general admission.
  • Attend program information session. (Check back soon for link.)
  • If you have questions, meet with a bachelor's program academic advisor. 
    • In-person or virtual walk-in appointments are available. Links to make appointments and contact information are listed at the top of the web page.
  • If needed, take prerequisites and required general education courses. 
  • Complete controlled-access application. (Check back soon for link.)
  • Submit documentation of your credential(s) and transcripts.
  • Applicants are notified of acceptance on a rolling basis.


Career Path Notes and Related Programs

Depending on their degree concentration, program graduates may seek positions as a CT, MRI or IR technologist, echocardiographer or mammographer. Most importantly, this program prepares students for the advanced modality credential examinations offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Graduates of the Leadership concentration may seek to advance to key roles such as imaging department manager, radiology supervisor, center director, sales representative, educator, and applications specialist.

After completion of this program, graduates may also choose to apply for graduate study at a private or public university.  

 

Program Contact Information

Dr. Vicki Shaver
Department Chair, Medical Imaging
Office:  Palm Beach Gardens campus, LC 123
Phone Number:  561-207-5067
Email:  shaverv@palmbeachstate.edu

This program is part of the Health Sciences Pathway

The Palm Beach State College Registered Nursing (R.N.) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program seeks to prepare the registered nurse intellectually, professionally and culturally for the health care field and further education. The program is designed to provide the registered nurse (R.N.) with the necessary education that allows progression in their careers, such as gaining entry into management positions or admission to graduate nursing programs. The R.N.-B.S.N. program prepares students with the necessary research skills to engage in evidence -based nursing care.

  • Minimum Requirement: Associate degree (A.A. or A.S., or A.A.S.)

 

* Eligible applicants must complete a BSN program application found on the Limited and Controlled Access Application web page

For more information on the program, please view our information session.

 

 

Program Accreditation

The RN-BSN program at Palm Beach State College at the Lake Worth campus located in Lake Worth, Florida is accredited by the:  Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000.

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the RN-BSN program is Continuing Accreditation.  

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at: https://www.acenursing.org/search-programs 

 

 

Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S)

Bachelor of Applied Science degrees give associate degree graduates the option to earn a career-focused bachelor’s degree.

Program Contact:

Patricia Alvarez, Program Specialist
alvarezp@palmbeachstate.edu  |  561-868-4105

This program is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) Pathway

 

Administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.

  • Test programs or databases, correct errors, and make necessary modifications. 
  • Plan, coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification or disclosure. 
  • Modify existing databases and database management systems or direct programmers and analysts to make changes.
  • Specify users and user access levels for each segment of database. 
  • Write and code logical and physical database descriptions and specify identifiers of database to management system or direct others in coding descriptions.

 

This program is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) Pathway

 

The Project Management program is aligned with the college’s mission through, student-centered teaching and learning experiences in academic, technical and lifelong learning as implemented in our curriculum that reflects employer expectations and industry standards resulting in job  opportunities that transform lives and strengthen our community through the professional practice of project management.


Plan, initiate, and manage information technology (IT) projects. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. Serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. Plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage. Monitor progress to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met.

  • Manage project execution to ensure adherence to budget, schedule, and scope. 
  • Develop or update project plans for information technology projects including information such as project objectives, technologies, systems, information specifications, schedules, funding, and staffing. 
  • Monitor or track project milestones and deliverables. 
  • Confer with project personnel to identify and resolve problems. 
  • Develop and manage work breakdown structure (WBS) of information technology projects.

 

This program is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) Pathway

 

To stay ahead of ever-evolving cyber threats, organizations are investing in information security personnel.

  • Develop plans to safeguard computer files against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure and to meet emergency data processing needs. 
  • Monitor current reports of computer viruses to determine when to update virus protection systems. 
  • Encrypt data transmissions and erect firewalls to conceal confidential information as it is being transmitted and to keep out tainted digital transfers. 
  • Perform risk assessments and execute tests of data processing system to ensure functioning of data processing activities and security measures. 
  • Modify computer security files to incorporate new software, correct errors, or change individual access status.

 

This program is part of the Business Pathway

 

Build the dynamic knowledge base needed to start your own business or innovate in any environment New businesses are a powerful force in the nation’s economy, driving innovation and new opportunities. Entrepreneurship is not only a viable career option, it also embodies a skill set valued by companies in all industries. Whether you wish to start a business immediately or put your ideas to work in an established organization, this concentration will provide the knowledge and tools you’ll need to make your vision a reality.  A key feature of the degree is the Internship Elective which prepares students to gain hands-on experience or training in their field of interest.

 

This program is part of the Business Pathway

 

Every field requires effective managers. With your B.A.S. degree in Supervision & Management, General Management, you’ll be ready to begin or advance in a rewarding career in the industry sector and functional area of your choice. A key feature of the degree is the Internship Elective which prepares students to gain hands-on experience or training in a field of interest.

 

This program is part of the Business Pathway

 

With your B.A.S. degree in Supervision & Management, Health Management, you’ll be prepared to advance in a wide range of leadership careers in health care organizations. A key feature of the degree is the Internship Elective which prepares students to gain hands-on experience or training in their field of interest.

 

This program is part of the Business Pathway

 

Programmatic Alignment

The Project Management program is aligned with the college’s mission through, student-centered teaching and learning experiences in academic, technical and lifelong learning as implemented in our curriculum that reflects employer expectations and industry standards resulting in job  opportunities that transform lives and strengthen our community through the professional practice of project management. 

Bring value to organizations that need high-performing individuals to drive business results.  Project managers are responsible for all aspects of a project for the life of the project—but what is a project? In business terms, a project is an undertaking with specific goals, deliverables and deadlines outside of the normal day-to-day operation of an enterprise. Project managers work with people from various functional areas and locations, coordinate special budgets and resources, and oversee project execution. People with project management expertise are in increasing demand as organizations are under pressure to meet multiple unique needs and deliver results on time and on budget.

 

 


Certificate of Professional Preparation (CPP)

Our CPP is a Post-Baccalaureate certificate that offers a pathway to a professional occupation for degree holders (bachelor's and above) and award college credits.

This program is part of the Business Pathway

 

The Certificate of Professional Preparation (C.P.P.) in Project Management concentrates on project management fundamentals focusing on all knowledge areas covered in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) to include: project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, and procurement management. Students will gain an understanding of all phases of a project life cycle form initiation, planning, execution, monitoring & controlling, to closing.

Minimum Requirement: Bachelor's degree or higher

 

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