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Limited & Controlled Access Program Applications

Some programs at Palm Beach State College require an additional application to be submitted after you've completed your General Admission Application to PBSC. These programs are known as Limited or Controlled Access Programs.

You will need your PBSC student email login and student ID number to complete these applications. Once you have started your application, you will be able to access it through the system. Read the steps to learn how to access your application after you have started it. Be sure to review all program requirements in the College Catalog before proceeding with the Limited or Controlled Access Applications.

If you have not submitted your general admission application to PBSC, please do so before proceeding to the Limited or Controlled Access Applications. Complete the PBSC General Admission Application.


Application Fee

Limited Access Program Applications require a $20.00 payment for processing. This is in addition to the non-refundable Palm Beach State College general admission application fee. This Limited Access Program Application fee is non-refundable and must be paid prior to each application submission. The fee is payable online through the PBSC eMarket payment portal by secure transaction using a credit/debit card.


Questions?

Limited Access Applications

Email: LimitedAccessApps@palmbeachstate.edu

 

Controlled Access Applications

Please contact the Department Chair. Contact information can be found in the College Catalog.

 

Health Sciences Programs

Applications For Spring 2022 Entry

Program Begins: January 2022

Application Available: Now

Application Deadline: November 1, 2021

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting the application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application fee
  • Course information
  • Information Session information
  • AART Certification information
  • Florida Department of Health License Occupational license information

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

APPLICATIONS WITH PENDING/MISSING ITEMS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED, until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Applicants that are currently enrolled in courses, should not apply until grades have posted to your PBSC student transcript.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application

 

Application Points System

Minimum eligibility for program consideration:

Standard High School diploma or GED.

Satisfied Developmental Education either by submission of placement test scores or qualifying exemption.

Minimum overall cumulative GPA requirement 2.0.

Completion of the following courses with a grade of C or higher by the deadline date.

  • BSC 2085 Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture
  • BSC 2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab

After the minimum eligibility requirements are met, a point system will be used to determine program admission. There is no point minimum; the more points a student earns, the more likely they are to be admitted. Tie Breaker: student overall cumulative GPA (three digits).

 

Area 1: Coursework
Maximum points possible for this area: 60
Course Points Possible
ENC1101 College Composition 1 10
Humanities - General Education Area II Fine Arts Appreciation, Literature or PHI1010 10
MAC1105 College Algebra 10
PSY2012 Introduction to Psychology 10
BSC2086/BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 lecture and lab 10
CGS1100 Microcomputer Applications 10

 

Area 2:  College Education
Maximum points possible for this area: 10.
Education Type Points Possible
Associate Degree or higher 10

 

Area 3: Overall Cumulative Grade Point Average
Maximum points possible for this area: 40.
Grade Point Average Points Possible
1st two digits of overall undergraduate cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale (no rounding). Based on a minimum of 12 college credits earned. 20 - 40

 

Area 4: Previous Palm Beach College Student
Maximum points possible for this area: 10.
PBSC Student Points Possible
Verified using transcript 10

 

Maximum Points Possible: 150

Applications For Fall 2022 Entry

Program Begins: Fall 2022

Application Available: April 2022

Application Deadline: July 1, 2021

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • Course Information
  • State Issued Driver's License/Identification card

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and approved for program consideration.

APPLICATIONS WITH PENDING/MISSING ITEMS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit application after all grades are posted and final.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application 

 

Application Points System

Minimum eligibility for program consideration:

Standard High School diploma or GED.

Test of Adult Basic Education or have a qualifying exemption per the College Catalog.

After the minimum eligibility requirements are met, a point system will be used to determine program admission. There is no point minimum, the more points a student earns the more likely they are to be admitted.

 

Area 1: Coursework
Maximum Points possible for this area: 70. Completed with a Grade of C or higher by the application deadline date. Lecture and lab must be complete to be awarded points. Coursework is optional for points in application process not required for program admission or certificate completion.
Course Points Possible for Fall 2021
BSC2085/ BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 lecture and lab 15
BSC2086/ BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 lecture and lab 25
VPI 0400 Strategies for College Success or SLS1501 Introduction to College Success (or equivalent) 30

 

Area 2:  College Education
Maximum Points possible for this area: 30. Points awarded in one area. College Credit is optional for points in application process not required for program admission or certificate completion.
Education Type Points Possible for Fall 2021
Has the student earned 12 or more credit hours 10
Associate Degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution 20

 

Area 3: Testing
Maximum Points possible for this area: 10. Testing is optional for points in application process not required for program admission or certificate completion.
Test Points Possible for Fall 2021
PERT, ACT, or SAT-taken in the last two years. Earned scores in all sections with College level placement in ENC1101 and MAT1033c /MAT1100 or Area III Mathematics placement. 10

 

Area 4: Palm Beach County Resident
Maximum Points possible for this area: 20. Documentation Required-State of Florida identification card or driver’s license.
Residency Type Points Possible for Fall 2021
Palm Beach County Resident 20

 

Area 5: United States Veteran
Maximum Points possible for this area: 10. Documentation Required: DD214 showing Honorable or General Discharge (under honorable conditions).
Veteran Status Points Possible for Fall 2021
Veteran of United States of America Armed Forces 10

 

Area 6: Dental Experience
Maximum Points possible for this area: 20. Experience must be verifiable within the last 5 years for a minimum of 6 months. Documentation required. Letter on company letterhead from immediate supervisor or Human Resources, stating dates of experience position held, and duties performed.
Experience Type Points Possible for Fall 2021
Dental Experience 20

 

Maximum Points Possible: 150

Applications for Fall 2022 Entry

Program Begins: August 2022

Application Available: March 2022

Application Deadline: June 1, 2022

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • Course Information
  • State Issued Driver's License/Identification card

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

APPLICATIONS WITH PENDING/MISSING ITEMS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED, until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to wait and submit the application after all grades are posted and final.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application 

 

Application Points System

Minimum eligibility for program consideration:

Standard High School diploma or GED.

Satisfied Developmental Education either by submission of placement test scores or qualifying exemption.

Minimum overall cumulative GPA requirement 2.0.

Completion of the following natural Science courses with a grade of C or higher by the deadline date.

  • BSC 2085 Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture
  • BSC 2088L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
  • BSC 2086 Anatomy and Physiology 2 lecture
  • BSC 2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab
  • MCB 2010 Microbiology Lecture
  • MCB 2010LMicrobiology Lab
  • HUN 1201 Elements of Nutrition
  • CHM Any transferable college-level Chemistry lecture

After the minimum eligibility requirements are met, a point system will be used to determine program admission. There is no point minimum, the more points a student earns the more likely they are to be admitted.

 

Area 1: Coursework
Maximum Points possible for this area: 60. Completed with a Grade of C or higher by the application deadline date. Lecture and lab must be complete to be awarded points.
Course Points Possible for Fall 2021
Mathematics General Education Area III (MGF, MAC or STA prefix) 10
Humanities General Education Area II Fine Arts, Literature or PHI1010 10
ENC1101 College Composition 1 10
PSY2012 General Psychology 10
SPC1017 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 10
SYG2000 Introduction to Sociology 10

 

Area 2:  College Education
Maximum Points possible for this area: 10. Points awarded in one area. College Credit is optional for points in application process not required for program admission or degree completion.
Education Type Points Possible for Fall 2021
Associate Degree or higher 10

 

Area 3: Natural Science Grade Point Average
Maximum Points possible for this area: 40
GPA Points Possible for Fall 2021
Average of Natural Science Program Required courses (no rounding of scores) 20 - 40

 

Area 4: Palm Beach County Resident
Maximum Points possible for this area: 20. Documentation Required-State of Florida identification card or driver’s license.
Residency Type Points Possible for Fall 2021
Palm Beach County Resident 20

 

Area 5: United States Veteran
Maximum Points possible for this area: 10. Documentation Required: DD214 showing Honorable or General Discharge (under honorable conditions).
Veteran Status Points Possible for Fall 2021
Veteran of United States of America Armed Forces 10

 

Maximum Points Possible: 140

Applications For Fall 2022 Entry

Program Begins: August 2022

Application Available:
March 2022

Application Deadline:
July 2022

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee 
  • Course Information
  • Date of Information Session Attendance

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

APPLICATIONS WITH PENDING/MISSING ITEMS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED, until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Applicants that are currently enrolled in courses, should not apply until grades have posted to your PBSC student transcript.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

Application requirements supersede any other published or provided information.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application

 

Application Points System

Minimum eligibility Requirements for program consideration

Allied Health Education credential or State Healthcare Licensure 

  • Registered Radiologic Technologist or Sonographer
  • Allied Healthcare program completion from regionally accredited institution
  • Allied Healthcare State License with a documented minimum of one-year experience

Overall Cumulative GPA = 2.5 or higher 

Completion of the following pre-requisites by the deadline date with a grade or ‘C’ or higher by the deadline date

1. Completion of 1 of the following Communications Area 1 courses

  • ENC1101 college Composition 1 or
  • SPC 1017 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
  • Both courses are required for Associates of Science degree to be awarded

2. MAC1105 or higher-level course prefixed MAC Mathematics Area 3 
3. BSC2085 Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture
4. BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
5. PHY1001 Applied Physics or higher College level physics (PHY) course

After the minimum eligibility requirements are met, a point system will be used to determine program admission.  There is no point minimum; the more points a student earns, the more likely they are to be admitted to the program. In the event of a tie the students overall cumulative GPA will be used as the tie breaker.

 

Area 1: Coursework 
Maximum Points Possible: 50
Course Points Possible
Humanities General Education Area II Fine Arts Appreciation, Literature or PHI1010 10
BSC2086 and BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology lecture and lab 20
BSC1010 and BSC1010L Principles of Biology Lecture and Lab 10
PSY2012 Introduction to Psychology  10

 

Area 2: College Education 
Maximum Points Possible: 10
Education Type Possible Points
Associate Degree or higher from a Regionally Accredited Institution 10

 

Area 3: Overall Cumulative Grade Point Average
Maximum Points Possible: 40
GPA Possible Points
1st two digits of overall undergraduate cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale (no rounding)
Based on a minimum of 12 college credits earned.
25 - 40

 

Area 4: Previous PBSC Diagnostic Sonography Applicant
Maximum Points Possible: 5
Applicant Type Points Possible
Previous Applicant to Diagnostic Sonography program 5

 

Area 5: Palm Beach State Sonography Lab Volunteer
Maximum Points Possible: 10
Volunteer Type Points Possible
Sonography Lab Volunteer 10

 

Area 6: Healthcare Experience
Maximum Possible Points: 25
Experience Type Possible Points
Registered Radiologic Technologist or Sonographer 15
Palm Beach State Allied Health Program Completer 10
Allied Health program completion from regionally accredited institution for Patient Care or Certified Nursing Assistant 
or 
Allied Healthcare State License with one year of documented experience
10

 

Maximum Possible Points: 130

Applicants using an Allied Healthcare State License with one year of documented experience are required to submit a verification letter.  This letter will be uploaded into the application. 

Recommendation letters and job descriptions will not be accepted. 

This letter must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be on company letterhead
  • Must be signed from immediate supervisor or Human Resource designee
  • Must include dates of employment or service
  • Must outline specific patient care experience duties as related to the selection criteria

You will be required to consent to verification of healthcare experience and provide the following information:

  • Location of Experience
  • Name of Supervisor
  • Contact information

Program Begins: At start of every semester - Fall, Spring and Summer

Application Available: 
Continuously Open

Application Deadline: Last Day
of Add/Drop Per Semester

 

What You Will Need To Apply

Program Declaration
You are responsible for declaring at least one of the following programs prior to submission of the Controlled Access Application  (Program Agreement):

  • Health Services management (HSM) A.S. (2530)
  • Health Information Technology (HIT) A.S. (2529) (includes MICB CCC and HIS CCC)
  • Medical Information Coder/Biller (MICB) CCC (6528)
  • Health Informatics Specialist (HIS) CCC (6531)
  • Healthcare Documentation Transcription ATD (B530)

Documents
Every student must complete the following documents and upload copies of them to the Controlled Access Application (Program Agreement):

  • Acknowledgment of Receipt of the Student guide for Health Information programs
  • Program Professional Ethics Agreement
  • Confidentiality Agreement
  • Disciplinary Process Acknowledgment

Information Sessions
Every student must complete at least one of the following information sessions. Be sure to keep the certificate of completion provided at the end of each information session for your HIM1000C course (you completed your first assignment!):

Program Orientation
Every student must complete the Program Orientation. Be sure to keep the certificate of completion provided at the end for your HIM1000C course.

ELO1000 Canvas Orientation
Every student must complete the ELO1000 Canvas Orientation course and upload a copy of your Certificate of Completion to the Controlled Access Application (Program Agreement). This free course offered online will provide you with a guide on how to use of our learning management system (LMS). All HIM courses use the LMS, so it is important the you are prepared to work within the system.

 

Application Tips:

  • Check the Academic Calendar for term and session start dates and give yourself enough time to apply.
  • Once you apply, activate your Palm Beach State Email. All communications, including admissions status, will be sent to your Palm Beach State email.
  • You must have all general college admission criteria completed in order to be considered for approval for enrollment. This includes submission of High School transcripts or the equivalent.
  • It is highly recommended that you complete all the General Education for your selected program before entering the core courses of your program. If you do not complete the General Education this can limit your options for core courses because many of the General Education courses are prerequisites to the core courses. Please contact the program department chair for educational planning of core courses.
  • You will complete the program agreements requirements in your HIM1000C Introduction to Health Information Management course).
  • In order to enroll in core curriculum classes (HIM1282C, HIM1210C, HIM1012C, HIM2510C, and HIM2652C), you must first complete the Program Agreement for the program department chair. This process allows the program to validate student progression and track students in these courses and more advanced courses for program accreditation requirements.
  • Any student meeting minimum program application requirements is encouraged to apply. However, all students must meet all the minimum requirements. Additionally it is prudent to complete all general education requirements before beginning Health Information programs to ensure your success on certification examination.
  • It is highly recommended that part-time students seeking the Health Information Technology A.S. degree complete the Medical Information Coder/Biller CCC program first, before applying to the A.S. degree program.
  • After Acceptance - You receive notification of approval for enrollment if you meet the requirements. You will then be able to enroll as you would for any other course.
  • Please email the program Department Chair for more information or a copy of the current Program Agreement.

Applications For Fall 2022 Entry

Program Begins: Fall 2022

Application Available: April 2022

Application Deadline: TBA

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • Course Information
  • Information Session Information
  • AART information or Florida Occupational license information.

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

APPLICATIONS WITH PENDING/MISSING ITEMS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED, until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Applicants that are currently enrolled in courses, should not apply until grades have posted to your PBSC student transcript.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application.

 

Application Points System

Minimum eligibility for program consideration:

Standard High School diploma or GED.

Satisfied Developmental Education either by submission of placement test scores or qualifying exemption.

Minimum overall cumulative GPA requirement 2.0.

Completion of the following courses with a grade of C or higher by the deadline date.

  • BSC 2085 Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture
  • BSC 2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab

After the minimum eligibility requirements are met, a point system will be used to determine program admission. There is no point minimum; the more points a student earns, the more likely they are to be admitted. Tie Breaker: student overall cumulative GPA (three digits).

 

Area 1: Coursework
Maximum points possible for this area: 60
Course Points Possible
ENC1101 College Composition 1 10
Humanities - General Education Area II Fine Arts Appreciation, Literature or PHI1010 10
MAC1105 College Algebra 10
PSY2012 Introduction to Psychology 10
BSC2086/BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 lecture and lab 10
CGS1100 Microcomputer Applications 10

 

Area 2:  College Education
Maximum points possible for this area: 10.
Education Type Points Possible
Associate Degree or higher 10

 

Area 3: Overall Cumulative Grade Point Average
Maximum points possible for this area: 40.
Grade Point Average Points Possible
1st two digits of overall undergraduate cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale (no rounding). Based on a minimum of 12 college credits earned. 20 - 40

 

Area 4: Previous Palm Beach College Student
Maximum points possible for this area: 10.
PBSC Student Points Possible
Verified using transcript 10

 

Maximum Points Possible: 150

Now Accepting Applications For Spring 2022 Entry

Program Begins: Spring 2022

Application Available: Now

Application Deadline: November 15, 2021

 

What You Will Need To Apply

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • Course Information
  • Information Session Information
  • AART information of Florida Occupational license information.

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items. It is STRONGLY recommended that you have all necessary information available prior to starting this application. 

 

Application Points System

Minimum eligibility for program consideration:

Standard High School diploma or GED.

Take the Test of Adult Basic Education or have a qualifying exemption per the College Catalog.

After the minimum eligibility requirements are met, a point system will be used to determine program admission. There is no point minimum, the more points a student earns the more likely they are to be admitted.

 

Area 1: Coursework
Completed with a Grade of C or higher by the application deadline date. Coursework is optional for points in application process not required for program admission or certificate completion.
Course Points Possible
BSC2085/ BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 lecture and lab 10
BSC2086/ BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 lecture and lab 20

 

Area 2: Education
Points awarded in one area. A.A. Degree or higher must be from a regionally accredited institution. College Credit is optional for points in application process not required for program admission or certificate completion.

Degree Type Points Possible
Career Certificate Program - CCP (formerly PSAV) 10
Applied Associates of Arts, Associates of Science or Associate of Arts Degree 20
Bachelors’ degree 30
Graduate degree or higher 40

 

Area 3: Health Occupation Certificate
Documentation required. Submission of transcript showing awarded degree or State of Florida occupational license. Examples Esthetician, Cosmetology, Reflexology and Equine/Animal Massage.
Certificate Type Points Possible
Health occupation certificate or degree from a regionally accredited institution or holder of Florida (health occupation) License 30

 

Applications For Fall 2021 Entry Are Now Closed

Program Begins: August 2021

Application Available: January 8, 2021

Application Deadline: July 15, 2021

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admission requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • Course Information
  • Information Session Attendance information

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

APPLICATIONS WITH PENDING/MISSING ITEMS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED, until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Applicants that are currently enrolled in courses, should not apply until grades have posted to your PBSC student transcript.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application.

Applications For Fall 2022 Entry

Program Begins: Fall 2022

Application Available: March 2022

Application Deadline: May 16, 2022

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • Course Information
  • HESI Testing Information
  • Electronic Information Session Quiz Results

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

APPLICATIONS WITH PENDING/MISSING ITEMS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED, until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Applicants that are currently enrolled in courses, should not apply until grades have posted to your PBSC student transcript.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application.

 

Application Points System

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

Completed or Satisfied Developmental Education Overall Cumulative GPA - 2.5 or higher

Overall Cumulative Score on the HESI - 80 or higher HESI Math section - 80 or higher

Completion of the following courses with a grade of “C” or higher by the application deadline date:

  • CHM1032 Principles of Chemistry
    • Accepted substitute for CHM1032 is CHM1045/CHM1045 General Chemistry 1 lecture and lab and CHM1046/CHM1046L General Chemistry 2 lecture and lab
  • DEP2004 Human Growth and Development (Developmental Psychology)
  • BSC2085/BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 lecture and lab

Courses with a lecture and lab component require both to be passed with a “C” or higher for application consideration.

The following courses must be passed within the last 10 years: CHM1032, BSC2085/BSC2085L, BSC2086/BSC2086L and MCB2010/MCB2010L

  • Completion of BSC2086/BSC2086L with a “C” or higher within the last 10 years waives requirement for BSC2085/BSC2085L to be repeated. Please speak with an Academic Advisor regarding this requirement.

 

Area 1: Education
Maximum Points Possible: 40
Education Type Points Possible
29 or less college credits 10
30 or more college credits 20
PBSC Allied Health, EMT or Paramedic Program completed 30
Bachelor's degree 40
Master's degree or higher 50

 

Area 2: Program Co-requisites
Maximum Points Possible: 100
Completion of the following courses with a grade of “C” or higher by the application deadline date.
Co-requisites Points Possible
BSC2086/BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 lecture and lab 30
MCB2010/MCB2010L Microbiology lecture and lab 30
ENC1101 College Composition 1 10
PSY2012 Introduction to Psychology 10
Humanities: 3 credits General Education Area
(Fine Arts appreciation, PHI1010 or Literature course)
10
STA2023 Statistics 10

 

Area 3: Nursing Course work
Maximum Points Possible: 10
Completion of the following course with a grade of “C” or higher by the application deadline date. Course solely used for points in application process. It is non-transferable and not required for program admission or completion.
Nursing Course Points Possible
NUR1024 Critical Thinking Nursing 10

 

Area 4: HESI EXAM
Maximum Points Possible: 100
HESI Exam Score Points Possible
First two digits of Overall Cumulative score (no rounding) 80 - 100

 

Area 5: Overall Cumulative GPA
Maximum Points Possible: 40
GPA Points Possible
Points awarded based on first two digits (no rounding) 25 - 40

 

Area 5: Veteran of the United States Military
Maximum Points Possible: 10
Veteran Status Points Possible
Documentation required:
DD214 showing honorable discharge or honorable conditions.
10

 

Maximum Points Possible: 310

Applications For Spring 2022 Entry

Program Begins: Spring 2022

Application Available: Now

Application Deadline: November 15, 2021

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

Palm Beach State has transitioned to a new software system.  If you have not taken courses in the last 12 months or it has been 12 months since you previously submitted an application to the College, please re-apply for admission to ensure your record is active.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • Course Information
  • State of Florida Occupational license-Active and Unrestricted 

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

APPLICATIONS WITH PENDING/MISSING ITEMS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED, until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application.

 

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Standard high school diploma or GED
  • Students must have an overall cumulative G.P.A. of 2.50 or higher in all undergraduate credit coursework to qualify for the RN Program. Graduate level coursework will not be considered.
  • Students must have an ACTIVE, UNRESTRICTED and SIGNED Registered Nurse (RN) Occupational License or Multistate Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC).
  • Applicants must have completed their Nursing education (AS/AAS) at a United States of America Department of Education approved institution. Schools must be found in this DAPIP Database of Accredited Post-secondary Institutions.
  • Please use this link to verify your institution's accreditation: https://ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/home
  • Or be currently enrolled in Palm Beach State College Associate in Science program.
  • Completed program pre-requisite and all required general education courses.

Applications For Fall 2022 Entry

Program Begins: August 2022

Application Available: March 2022

Application Deadline: July 2022

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admission requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • Course Information
  • Healthcare Experience Verification letter (if applicable)
  • Information Session Attendance information

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

APPLICATIONS WITH PENDING/MISSING ITEMS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED, until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Applicants that are currently enrolled in courses, should not apply until grades have posted to your PBSC student transcript.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application.

 

Application Points System

Minimum eligibility for program consideration:

  • Standard High School diploma or GED
  • Satisfied Developmental Education either by submission of placement test scores or qualifying exemption. 
  • Minimum overall cumulative GPA requirement 2.8
  • Completion of the following natural Science courses with a grade of C or higher by the deadline date:

- BSC2085 Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture
- BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
- BSC2086 Anatomy and Physiology 2 lecture
- BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab

  • MCB2010 Microbiology Lecture
  • MCB2010L Microbiology Lab
  • Open house/Information Session Attendance
  • Clinical Observation

After the minimum eligibility requirements are met, a point system will be used to determine program admission.  There is no point minimum, the more points a student earns the more likely they are to be  admitted. In the event of a tie, the student overall cumulative GPA will be the deciding factor. 

Area 1: Coursework
Maximum Points Possible: 50
Area Possible Points
Mathematics General Education Area III (MAC1105, MAC1114, MAC1140, MAC1147) 10
Humanities General Education Area II Fine Arts Appreciation, Literature or PHI1010 10
ENC1101 College Composition 1 10
PSY2012 Introduction to Psychology 10
SPC1017 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 10

 

Area 2: College Education
Maximum Points Possible: 10
Area Possible Points
Associate Degree or higher 10

 

Area 3: Overall Cumulative Grade Point Average
Maximum Points Possible - 40
Area Possible Points
1st two digits of overall undergraduate cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale (no rounding) 28 - 40

 

Area 4: Healthcare Experience 
Maximum Points Possible: 10
Area Possible Points
Submit copy of verification letter 10

 

Area 5: United States Veteran
Maximum Points Possible: 10
Area Possible Points
Veteran of United States of America Armed Forces 10

* Documentation Required: DD214 showing Honorable or General Discharge (under honorable conditions)

 

Maximum Points Possible: 120

 

Healthcare Experience

Healthcare experience, volunteer or paid, must be within the last 3 years for a minimum of 3 consecutive months. 

Applicants claiming healthcare experience will be required to submit a verification letter.

This letter will be uploaded into the application. 

Recommendation letters and job descriptions will not be accepted. 

This letter must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be on company letterhead
  • Must be signed from immediate supervisor or Human Resource designee
  • Must include dates of employment or service
  • Must outline specific patient care experience duties as related to the selection criteria

You will be required to consent to verification of healthcare experience and provide the following information:

  • Location of Experience
  • Name of Supervisor
  • Contact information

Applications For Spring 2022 Entry

Program Begins: Spring 2022

Application Available: Now

Application Deadline: November 15, 2021

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • Electronic Information Session Quiz Results
  • DD214 if claiming Veteran Status

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

APPLICATIONS WITH PENDING/MISSING ITEMS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED, until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 15-20 minutes to complete the application.

 

Selection Notification

APPLICANTS ARE SELECTED BASED ON A LOTTERY SYSTEM.

Submission of this application for consideration does not guarantee acceptance.

Students will receive a selection notification of either acceptance or denial.

If additional seats become available, a declined student may be contacted to fill the vacancy.

IF AN APPLICANT IS SELECTED AND DOES NOT COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION PROCESS, THE APPLICANT MUST REAPPLY AND IS NOT GUARANTEED ACCEPTANCE IN ANY SUBSEQUENT SELECTION PROCESS.

Applications For Spring 2022 Entry

Program Begins: Spring 2022

Application Available: Now

Application Deadline: November 1, 2021

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • HESI Testing Information
  • Electronic information Session

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

APPLICATIONS WITH PENDING/MISSING ITEMS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED, until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Applicants that are currently enrolled in courses, should not apply until grades have posted to your PBSC student transcript.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application.

 

Application Points System

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Standard high school diploma or GED
  • TABE exam or meet exemption criteria (Please speak with an Academic Advisor regarding exemption)
  • Overall cumulative score on the HESI of 75 or higher
  • Math portion score of 75 or higher on the HESI
  • *Practical Nursing Electronic Information Session and Quiz are suspended for Spring 2022 application cycle.
  • In the event of a tie, the highest HESI CUMULATIVE SCORE is utilized for candidate selection.

 

Area 1: Education
Maximum Points Possible: 40
Education Type Points Possible
29 or less college credits 10
30 or more college credits 20
Bachelor's degree 30
Master's degree or higher 40

 

Area 2: HESI EXAM - Maximum Points Possible - 100
First two digits of Overall Cumulative score (no rounding) Points Possible

Examples:
75.69 CS = 75 points
88.01 CS = 88 points
94.99 CS = 94 points

75 - 100

 

Area 3: Program Completers - Maximum Points Possible – 20
Completion of a Health Occupation program from a regionally accredited school
Nursing Course Points Possible
Provide official transcript showing completion of a Health Occupation program with minimum of 150 clock hours
– OR –
Submit proof of current health occupation license issued by the state of Florida
20

 

Area 4: Strategies for Program Success (VPI0400) - Maximum Points Possible - 20
HESI Exam Score Points Possible
Complete VPI0400 seminar with an (S) Satisfactory to receive credit.
(Students may also use SLS1501 Introduction to the College Experience, with a grade of “C” or higher, as a course substitute for VPI0400.)
20

 

Area 5: Veteran of the United States Military
Maximum Points Possible: 10
Veteran Status Points Possible
Documentation required:
DD214 showing honorable discharge or honorable conditions.
10

 

Maximum Points Possible: 190

Applications For Spring 2023 Entry

Program Begins: Spring 2023

Application Available: July 2022

Application Deadline: October 3, 2022

 

What You Will Need To Apply

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • Course Information
  • Information Session Information
  • AART information of Florida Occupational license information.

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items. It is strongly recommended that you have all necessary information available prior to starting this application. 

 

Application Points System

Minimum Program Eligibility requirement for consideration:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Attend a mandatory Radiography open house information session.
  • Complete program prerequisite courses BSC2085/BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture and lab with a grade of C or higher
  • Official Transcripts from High School, College and University (if applicable)

After minimum eligibility requirements are met a point system is used to determine selection for program admission.

 

Area 1: Education-Points awarded in one category. Credits earned at a regionally accredited institution.
Maximum Points Possible: 30
Course Points Possible
29 or less college credits 10
30 or more college credits 20
Associate degree or higher 30

 

Area 2: Coursework completion 
Points awarded for course completed with a grade of ‘C’ or higher on before the deadline date. Points are not awarded for courses in progress.
Maximum Points Possible: 95
Education Type Points Possible
ENC1101 College Composition 1 10
PSY2012 Introduction to Psychology 10
Humanities- Area 2 General Education course 10
BSC2086/BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lecture and lab 20
CGS1100 Microcomputer Applications  20
MAC1105 College Algebra  25

 

Area 3: Previous Enrollment and Application
Maximum Points Possible: 20
GPA Points Possible
Prior Palm Beach State College Student Enrollment 10
Previous Radiography application submission 10

 

Area 4: Overall Cumulative Grade Point Average 
Maximum Points Possible: 40
Student Type Points Possible
Based on overall cumulative GPA of all undergraduate work attempted 20 - 40

 

Area 5: Experience
Maximum Points Possible: 20
Experience Points Possible
Health Care Experience 
Experience needs to be within last 5 years and lasted at least 6 months.  Requires submission of employment verification Letter. The letter must be on company letterhead from immediate supervisor, outlining specific experience time frame (dates) of experience and position held as related to the selection criteria. 
10
Veteran’s Experience 
Requires submission of DD214 for verification
10

 

Maximum Points Possible: 205

Applications For Fall 2022 Entry

Program Begins: August 2022

Application Available: March 2022

Application Deadline: July 2022

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • Course Information
  • Healthcare Experience Verification letter (if applicable)
  • Information Session Attendance information

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

APPLICATIONS WITH PENDING/MISSING ITEMS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED, until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Applicants that are currently enrolled in courses, should not apply until grades have posted to your PBSC student transcript.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application.

 

Application Points System

Minimum eligibility for program consideration:

Standard High School diploma or GED

Satisfied Developmental Education either by submission of placement test scores or qualifying exemption.

Minimum overall cumulative GPA requirement 2.6

Completion of the following courses with a grade of C or higher by the deadline date

  • BSC 2085 Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture
  • BSC 2088L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
  • MAC1105 College Algebra or higher MAC Prefix

After the minimum eligibility requirements are met, a point system will be used to determine program admission. There is no point minimum; the more points a student earns, the more likely they are to be admitted. Tie Breaker student overall cumulative GPA.

 

Area 1: Coursework
Maximum Points Possible: 110
Course Points Possible
BSC 2086 Anatomy and Physiology 2 lecture 20
BSC 2086 Anatomy and Physiology 2 lab 10
Humanities General Education Area II Fine Arts Appreciation, Literature or PHI1010 10
ENC1101 College Composition 10
MCB2010 Microbiology lecture 20
MCB2010L Microbiology lab 10
PHY1001 Applies Physics or Higher College level Physics 10
SYG2000 Introduction to Sociology 10

 

Area 2: College Education
Maximum Points Possible: 10
Education Type Points Possible
Associate Degree or higher 10

 

Area 3: Overall Cumulative Grade Point Average
Maximum Points Possible: 40
GPA Points Possible
1st two digits of overall undergraduate cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale (no rounding).
Based on a minimum of 12 college credits earned.
26 - 40

 

Area 4: Previous Palm Beach State College student
Maximum Points Possible: 10
Student Type Points Possible
Palm Beach State College Student
Currently enrolled in classes or previously attended classes.
10

 

Area 5: Healthcare Experience
Maximum Points Possible: 10
Healthcare Experience Points Possible
Submit copy of verification letter 10

 

Maximum Points Possible: 190

 

Healthcare Experience

Healthcare experience must be within the last 5 years for a minimum of 1 year.

Applicants claiming healthcare experience will be required to submit a verification letter. This letter will be uploaded into the application.

Recommendation letters and job descriptions will not be accepted.

This letter must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be on company letterhead
  • Must be signed from immediate supervisor or Human Resource designee
  • Must include dates of employment or service
  • Must outline specific patient care experience duties as related to the selection criteria

You will be required to consent to verification of healthcare experience and provide the following information:

  • Location of Experience
  • Name of Supervisor
  • Contact information

Applications For Fall 2022 Entry

Program Begins: August 2022

Application Available: March 2022

Application Deadline: July 2022

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admission requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • Course Information
  • Healthcare Experience Verification letter (if applicable)
  • Information Session Attendance information

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

APPLICATIONS WITH PENDING/MISSING ITEMS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED, until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Applicants that are currently enrolled in courses, should not apply until grades have posted to your PBSC student transcript.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application.

 

Application Points System

Satisfied Developmental Education either by submission of placement test scores or qualifying exemption. 

Minimum overall cumulative GPA requirement 2.5

Completion of the following courses with a grade of C or higher by the deadline date

  • BSC 2085 Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture
  • BSC 2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
  • HSC2531 Medical Terminology
  • BSC 2086 Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lecture
  • BSC 2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab

After the minimum eligibility requirements are met, a point system will be used to determine program admission.  There is no point minimum; the more points a student earns, the more likely they are to be admitted. Tie Breaker: student overall cumulative GPA (three digits). 

 

Area 1: Coursework
Maximum Points Possible: 80
Course Possible Points
ENC1101 College Composition 1 10
SPC1017 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 10
Humanities - General Education Area II Fine Arts Appreciation, Literature or PHI1010 10
Mathematics - General Education Area III Any course prefix (MAC, MGF, STA) 10
SYG2000 Introduction to Sociology - OR - PSY2012 Introduction to Psychology 10
MCB2010/MCB2010L Microbiology lecture and lab 30

 

Area 2: College Education
Maximum Points Possible: 10
Degree Points Possible
Associate Degree or higher 10

 

Area 3: Overall Cumulative Grade Point Average
Maximum Points Possible: 40
GPA Points Possible
1st two digits of overall undergraduate cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale (no rounding)
Based on a minimum of 12 college credits earned.
25 - 40

 

Area 4: Healthcare Experience 
Maximum Points Possible: 10
Action Points Possible
Submit copy of verification letter 10

 

Maximum Points Possible: 140

 

Healthcare Experience

Healthcare experience must be within the last 5 years for a minimum of 6 months. 

Healthcare experience point is awarded for direct operating room experience.  Technician does not have to be certified or hold a diploma from an accredited institution. Points are awarded for the following titles: 

  • Operating Room Technician 
  • Orthopedic Technician 
  • Anesthesia Technician
  • Operating Room Orderly

Applicants claiming healthcare experience will be required to submit a verification letter.  This letter will be uploaded into the application.

Recommendation letters and job descriptions will not be accepted. 

This letter must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be on company letterhead
  • Must be signed from immediate supervisor or Human Resource designee
  • Must include dates of employment or service
  • Must outline specific patient care and operating room experience duties as related to the selection criteria

You will be required to consent to verification of healthcare experience and provide the following information:

  • Location of Experience
  • Name of Supervisor
  • Contact information 

 

Public Safety Programs

Application:

Note: The Criminal Justice application link is emailed to you after you've successfully passed the basic abilities test which is sometimes referred to as BAT or CJBAT and the Physical Abilities Test (PAT).

 

What You Will Need To Apply

**PLEASE NOTE: At the end of this application you will be required to upload the following documents. Please have them ready to load before you start this application.

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Drivers License
  3. Your COMPLETE FLORIDA driving record from one of the County Clerk Courts or DMV office.
  4. Complete driving record from any other state you have been issued a driver’s license.
  5. Social Security Card
  6. Official High School Transcripts or GED (Official Transcripts MUST be sent directly to the Selection Center, MS #7.5.)
  7. DD214 if you served in the Military
  8. A copy of naturalization certificate or passport if you were not born in the United States.
  9. Any certificates or awards you may have received which would have a bearing on your selection.
  10. An autobiography of approximately 500 words.
  11. If you have ever been arrested as an adult or juvenile, you must include a copy of the police report and disposition

Now Accepting Applications For Spring 2022 Entry
Program Begins: Spring 2022

Application Available: Now

Application Deadline: October 22, 2021

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • Course Information
  • Date for Electronic Information Session review
  • NFSI Testing Information
  • DD214 if claiming Veteran Status

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

APPLICATIONS WITH PENDING/MISSING ITEMS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED, until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

A new point scale is in effect for this cycle.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application.

 

Application Points System

Minimum Program Eligibility requirement for consideration:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • National Firefighter Selection Inventory Test (NFSI) with a score of 75 or higher
  • In Academic Good Standing
  • Official Transcripts from High School, College and University (if applicable)
  • American Heart Association BLS CPR Certification

After minimum eligibility requirements are met a point system is used to determine selection for program admission.

 

EMT-B Points Area 1: Testing. Maximum points possible: 110.
Category Points Possible
I/O Solutions NFSI Test Score (75% to 100%) (Taken within 2 years of application deadline) 75-100
PERT*, ACT-E* & SAT1* (Taken within 2 years of application deadline, with placement into College level courses) 10

 

EMT-B Points Area 2: Education or Affiliation with Public Safety/EMS Program or Community Rescue Partner.
Points awarded in one category. Maximum points possible: 30.
Category Points Possible
30 or more college credits from regionally accredited institution 30
9 to 29 college credits from regionally accredited institution 15
JROTC, Cadet, Explorer, Volunteer, Junior Firefighter, any Palm Beach County School District High School Fire Academy graduate. Requires submission of a verification letter on organizational letterhead or Enrollment needs to be reflected on High School transcript 20

 

Maximum Points Possible: 140

Veterans of the United States of America Military with honorable discharge or General Discharge with honorable conditions qualify for automatic entry to the program, once the minimum eligibility criteria has been satisfied. Applicant will be required to submit DD-214.

Now Accepting Applications For Spring 2022 Entry

Program Begins: Spring 2022

Application Available: Now

Application Deadline: October 22, 2021

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State Student ID Number
  • NFSI Testing Information
  • Electronic Information Session Quiz results
  • DD214 if claiming Veteran Status
  • Receipt for Payment of Limited Access Application Fee

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application.

If you are applying to the EMT-B program you are responsible for paying an additional $20.00 Limited Access Fee.

 

Application Points System

Minimum Program Eligibility requirement for consideration:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • National Firefighter Selection Inventory Test (NFSI) with a score of 75 or higher
  • In Academic Good Standing
  • Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)
  • Official Transcripts from High School, College and University (if applicable)
  • American Heart Association BLS CPR Certification

After minimum eligibility requirements are met a point system is used to determine selection for program admission.

 

EMT-B/Firefighter Combo Points Area 1: Testing. Maximum points possible: 110.
Category Points Possible
I/O Solutions NFSI Test Score (75% to 100%) (Taken within 2 years of application deadline) 75-100
PERT*, ACT-E* & SAT1* (Taken within 2 years of application deadline, with placement into College level courses) 10

 

EMT-B/Firefighter Combo Points Area 2: Education or Affiliation with Public Safety/EMS Program or Community Rescue Partner. Points awarded in one category. Maximum points possible: 30.
Category Points Possible
30 or more college credits from regionally accredited institution 30
9 to 29 college credits from regionally accredited institution 15
JROTC, Cadet, Explorer, Volunteer, Junior Firefighter, any Palm Beach County School District High School Fire Academy graduate. Requires submission of a verification letter on organizational letterhead or Enrollment needs to be reflected on High School transcript 20

 

Maximum Points Possible: 140

Veterans of the United States of America Military with honorable discharge or General Discharge with honorable conditions qualify for automatic entry to the program, once the minimum eligibility criteria has been satisfied. Applicant will be required to submit DD-214.

Now Accepting Applications For

Fire Academy DAY and NIGHT Class Spring 2022 Entry

Program Begins: January 2022

Application Available: Now

Application Deadline: October 22, 2021

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application. You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State Student ID Number
  • EMT Information
  • NFSI Testing Information
  • DD214 if claiming Veteran Status
  • Receipt for Payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • CPAT results

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application.

 

Application Points System

Once minimum requirements are met a point system is used for admission. All requirements must be satisfied on or before the deadline date in order for points to be awarded.

 

Area 1: State Certification
Maximum points possible: 50. Points awarded in one area.
NREMT will not satisfy requirement.
Requires submission of State of Florida Occupational License.
State Certification Type Points Possible
State of Florida Certified Paramedic 50
State of Florida Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 25

 

Area 2: Palm Beach State College Program Enrollment & Completion.
Maximum points possible: 30. Points awarded in one area.
Program certificate must be posted on Palm Beach State College Transcript.
PBSC Program & Enrollment Status Points Possible
Graduate of Palm Beach State College Paramedic Program 30
Graduate of Palm Beach State College Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program 20
Currently enrolled in Palm Beach State College EMT or Paramedic Program 10

 

Area 3: Program Affiliation.
Maximum points possible: 20 points.
Program Type Points Possible
Completion of Palm Beach County School District Fire Academy FF3 program.
Must be reflected on your official high school transcript.
10
Member in Good Standing of a Fire Cadet or Fire Explorer Program.
Requires official verification letter on departmental letterhead.
10

 

Area 4: College Education.
Maximum points possible: 30. Points awarded in one area. Credits/degree earned at regionally accredited institution
Education Type Points Possible
Palm Beach State College Degree or Certificate (AA/AS/BA/BS/CCC/CCP/ATD).
Points not awarded for EMT/Paramedic program completion.
30
Associate degree of higher 20
30 or more college credits 15
9 - 29 College Credits 10

 

Area 5: College Education.
Maximum points possible: 20.
Course Points Possible

Enrollment in PBSC's Fire Science Technology A.S. Degree program with the completion of a minimum of 9 credits with a grade of C or higher. In one of the following core courses:

  • FFP1505 Fire Prevention
  • FFP1540 Private Fire Protection Systems
  • FFP2120 Building Construction Fire Protection
  • FFP2612 Fire Behavior and Combustion
  • FFP2206 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival
  • FFP1000 Introduction to Fire Science
  • FFP1301 Fire Hydraulics
20

 

Area 6: NFSI exam score.
Maximum points possible: 100.
Score Possible Points
Only the digits to left of decimal used 75 - 100

 

Total Possible Points: 250

Veterans of the United States Military with honorable discharge or general discharge with honorable conditions qualify for automatic entry to the program, with submission of EMT occupational license, and by satisfying the minimum eligibility criteria.  Applicant will be required to submit DD-214.

AUTOMATIC ENTRY:  MEET REQUIREMENT OF FLORIDA STATUTE #633.35. Any individual who is employed by a private or public agency as a Firefighter II must obtain a certificate of compliance as a Firefighter II within one year of initial employment.  Employment verification required. 

Applications For Fall 2022 Entry

Program Begins: August 2022

Application Available: March 2022

Application Deadline: May 2022

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application. You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • Course Information
  • Date for Electronic Information Session review
  • EMT Information
  • NFSI Testing Information
  • DD214 if claiming Veteran Status

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items. 

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration. 

APPLICATIONS WITH PENDING/MISSING ITEMS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED, until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.  

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.   

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application

 

Application Points System

Minimum eligibility for program consideration

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • National Firefighter Selection Inventory Test (NFSI) with a score of 75 or higher
  • In Academic Good Standing
  • Certified State of Florida EMT
  • Official Transcripts from High School, College and University (if applicable)
  • American Heart Association BLS CPR Certification 

After minimum eligibility requirements are met a point system is used to determine selection for program admission.

 

Area 1: Status - Maximum possible points 50
Status Points Possible
United States Military Veteran. The applicant must submit copy of DD214 with honorable discharge. 30
Certified State of Florida EMT 10
Certified State of Florida Firefighter 10

 

Area 2: Testing - Maximum possible points 100
Test Score Points Possible
I/O Solutions NFSI Test Score (75% to 100%). (Taken within 2 years of application deadline). 75 - 100

 

Area 3: Education or Affiliation with PBSC-EMS Program 
Community Rescue Partner
Points awarded in one category
Maximum possible points 20
Education or Affiliation Type Points Possible
30 or more college credits from regionally accredited institution 20
9 to 29 college credits from regionally accredited institution 10
Cadet, Explorer, Volunteer, Junior Firefighter, any PBCSD HS Fire Academy graduate 20

 

Area 4: Palm Beach State Educational Points 
Graduate of one of the Following PBSC Public Safety Programs
Maximum possible points 30
Program Points Possible
EMT Program with a “B” or higher 20
EMT Program 10
Fire Academy 10

 

MAXIMUM POINTS POSSIBLE: 210

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