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Some programs at Palm Beach State College (PBSC) require an additional application to be submitted after you've completed your Palm Beach State College Applications and have your PBSC email | Login and Student ID. These programs are known as limited or controlled access programs. Select your program of interest and follow the application guidelines.

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Computed Tomography (CT): Limited Access Application

Application open: Jan 8

Application closes: July 8

 

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available priorto 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

Limited Access Application Receipt
Course Information
Employment information
State Licensure information

The application will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. 



ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Program Websitehttps://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health/default.aspx#atc
Program Emailhamiltod@palmbeachstate.edu
Phone: 561-207-5010
Program CampusPalm Beach Gardens
Application Deadline: November 16

Program Length: 2 Semesters


Palm Beach State College offers Advanced Technical Certificates (ATC’s) with separate tracks in the modalities of Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) within the discipline of Medical Imaging.  ATC’s are advanced, specialized programs of study for people credentialed and degreed in radiography.  ATC’s consist of a minimum of 9 credit hours and not more than 45 credit hours.  They are career oriented, college-level certificates consisting of classroom and clinical experience.  The certificates are geared towards the working technologist with many courses being offered in the evenings.

The mission of the ATC’s in Medical Imaging is to provide technologists with employment skills required to enter the workforce in the advanced modalities of CT and MRI.  A choice of elective courses allows technologists currently in field to complete the requirements of an ATC.  A clinical component allows those not employed in the chosen modality to begin attaining the clinical competencies required by the American Rregistry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for examination eligibility.  Participation in a clinical component requires a 24 hour per week commitment.

What are the duties of technologists registered in an advanced modality?

Technologists in Medical Imaging combine the technology of medical imaging with their skills in patient care to create high-quality, diagnostic images.  Physicians use these images in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease or injury.  This is a profession that requires a dependable personality with a mature and caring nature.  This occupation involves tasks of patient care and communication with patients and their families, as well as other members of the health care team.  These advanced modalities may require “on-call” availability of the technologist as well.

What is the job outlook?

Excellent.  The demand for diagnostic imaging personnel is expected to increase according to the U.S. Department of Labor.  Salary ranges for graduates of such programs vary by region.  The registered technologist can expect to enter the job market at approximately $35,000-$40,000 annually, with increases based on experience and specialization, up to $60,000 or more, according to the 2010 ASRT Wage Survey.

What are the costs for the program?

Florida resident tuition costs are currently $101.00 per credit hour.  To receive a certificate of completion, 9-12 credit hours must be completed successfully.  Total tuition costs for a certificate are approximately $909.00 – $1,2,12.00  Books, special fees, uniforms, liability insurance, and professional association membership dues total approximately $500.  Transportation consideration for attendance to clinical education typically ranges between $650-1,250.  (Gas, oil, maintenance)  Total approximate cost:   $2,,059.00 – $2,969.00.

 

What about continuing education?

ATCdidactic courses award 24 category “A” continuing education units (CEU’s) from the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Control.

 

Are there other methods I can further my education?

Palm Beach State offers RT's the opportunity to earn an Associate in Science degree. A registered technologist who has completed a program of study which meets the requirements of the JRCERT and passed the ARRT examination may be granted college credit. A fee of $50 is required for the evaluation of the student's credentials.  Please visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/prior-learning/ for further information.

Additionally, RT’s who hold an Associate in Science degree may continue their education toward a Bachelor’s of Applied Science Degree, please visit this website for further information: https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/bachelors/. This program prepares technologists to advance their career in supervision and management.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

All applicants must have the following criteria in order to be included in the applicant pool.  

Admission to Palm Beach State College

All applicants are required to complete the admission process to Palm Beach State College. This includes but is not limited to the payment of the application fee, submission of all transcripts, test scores,and proof of High School Completion.

Applicants must have completed High School and earned a High School Diploma or GED or validated Foreign Credential. This requirement is waived for students that have earned an Associates degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

Program Criteria 

Courses in the CT track are available to registered technologists holding an active credential from the ARRT in Radiography. 
Technologists must meet the ARRT’s clinical experience requirements to attain advanced modality registry eligibility: for more information on these requirements visit www.arrt.org

Please note that while the ATCPrograms offer a clinical component, the college is unable to guarantee rregistry eligibility. 

Please refer to the course descriptions for any other pre-requisite course requirements.  All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better to be awarded an Advanced Technical Certificate. 

Certification or Licensure 
American Rregistry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification Florida Department of Health-Licensure
Eligibility to obtain license or certification 
 
Overall Cumulative GPA
Overall undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.

Program Pre-requisite
BSC2085 and BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture and Lab (or equivalent lecture and lab).

After all eligibility requirements for placement into the selection pool have been satisfied, the following point system will be utilized for selection into the program. Only one-point value from each category will be awarded.

 

Limited Access Points

Area 1: Coursework

Maximum Points Possible -60

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 - 10

Associate Degree or higher

10

Area 3: Overall Cumulative Grade Point Average

Maximum Points Possible - 40

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 State College Student
Maximum Points Possible - 10

Verified using transcript  

10

Maximum Points Possible

150

 

Dental Assisting Program Limited Access Application

Application open: Feb 11

Application closes: July 1

 

It is STRONGLY recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available priorto 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 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Program Websitehttps://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health/default.aspx/#psav

Program Contact email: Marie Hogan hoganma@palmbeachstate.edu

Program Begins: August/Fall

Program Length: One year with a Fall start and Summer completion (11 months total).                               

Program Schedule: Full-Time Day Program, Monday through Friday, approximately 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Program Location: Lake Worth campus

Palm Beach State's Dental Assisting program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (ADA CODA) http://www.ada.org/ and approved by the Florida State Board of Dentistry (FBOD) floridasdentistry.gov

Our program is currently the only ADA CODA-accredited Dental Assisting program in Palm Beach County.
Radiography and Expanded Function state certifications are included in the program.
Graduates are eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) http://www.danb.org/ to become Certified Dental Assistants.
Students enrolled in the Dental Assisting program work directly with community dentists providing treatment on patients in our state of the art dental clinic on the Lake Worth campus.

NOTE:  The program maintains compliance with institutional policy and applicable regulations of local, state and federal agencies including, but not limited to, radiation hygiene and protection, ionizing radiation, hazardous materials, and bloodborne and infectious diseases.  Policies are continually monitored for compliance by the program in accordance with Palm Beach State College’s Safety and Risk Management Office.  All policies are available for review at: www.palmbeachstate.edu/Safety

FINANCIAL AID

This program is Financial Aid eligible.

FAFSA
It is recommended that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which may be filed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov 

The institution code is 001512.

For assistance with Financial Aid at Palm Beach State College, please visit https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/financialaid/default.aspx

Admission to Palm Beach State College

All applicants are required to complete the admission process to Palm Beach State College. This includes but is not limited to college application submission, the payment of the application fee, submission of all transcripts, test scores, and proof of High School completion.

Applicants must have completed High School and earned a High School Diploma or GED or validated Foreign Credential. This requirement is waived for students that have earned an Associates degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

Minimum Age Requirement
Applicants must be 18 years of age on or before the first day of class.

After all minimum admission criteria have been satisfied, a point system is utilized for selection of students to the program.

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 certificate completion  

BSC2085/ BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 lecture and lab

15

BSC2086/ BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 lecture and lab

25

VPI 0400 Strategies for Program Success - OR -

SLS1501 Introduction to the College Experience (or equivalent)

30

Area 2: College Education (Points awarded in one area)

12 or more credit hours completed   

10

Associate Degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution 

20

Area 3: Testing (Optional)

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
Documentation Required-State of Florida identification card or driver’s license

Palm Beach County Resident

20

Area 5: United States Veteran
Documentation Required-DD214 showing Honorable or General Discharge (under honorable conditions)

Veteran of United States Armed Forces

10


Area 6: Dental 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.

Dental Experience

20

Maximum points possible

150

 

Dental Hygiene Program Limited Access Application

Application open:  Feb 11

Application closes: June 1

It is STRONGLY recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available priorto starting this application.

 

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available priorto 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 

About the Program

Program Websitehttps://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health/default.aspx/#as
Program Email: hoganma@palmbeachstate.edu 
Phone: (561) 868-3752
Program Begins: August/Fall
Program Location: Lake Worth
Program Length: 88 credits – approximately 21 months in length
Program Schedule:  Full-Time Day Program, Monday through Friday, approximately 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  

Information Sessions: https://palmbeachstate.campuslabs.com/engage/events?categories=14927

This program leads to an A.S. degree and is approximately 21 months in length, not including the time necessary to complete the general education and natural science program required courses. All students accepted into the program must have completed all natural science program required courses priorto the application deadline date. The Dental Hygiene Program begins with the fall term of each year, and is structured as a daytime program only.

NOTE:  The program maintains compliance with institutional policy and applicable regulations of local, state and federal agencies including, but not limited to, radiation hygiene and protection, ionizing radiation, hazardous materials, and bloodborne and infectious diseases.  Policies are continually monitored for compliance by the program in accordance with Palm Beach State College’s Safety and Risk Management Office.  All policies are available for review at: www.palmbeachstate.edu/Safety

Financial Aid
This program is Financial Aid eligible.

FAFSA
It is recommended that you complete the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which may be filed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov 

The institution code is 001512.

For assistance with Financial Aid at Palm Beach State College, please visit https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/financialaid/default.aspx

Lecture and Lab Requirement

The following courses require that the lecture and lab be completed with a grade of 'C ' or higher in order to satisfy requirement and/or to be awarded points in the application process.

BSC2085/BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 lecture and lab
BSC2086/BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 lecture and lab
MCB2010/MCB2010L Microbiology lecture and lab

Course Equivalency and Substitutions 

Courses that do not transfer in as a direct equivalent (with matching course id) will require submission of a Course Re-Evaluation appeal. 

Points are only awarded for courses that are a direct equivalent to the required program course(s). 

Applicants with courses that are not a direct equivalent to the required program course(s) are eligible to request a substitution, if accepted to the Dental Hygiene program. 

If you have questions regarding course equivalency, please speak with an academic advisor.  

Please note that SPC2608 Public Speaking is not a direct equivalent to SPC1017 Fundamentals of Speech Communication.  

Course Transfers and Grades

Courses completed at institutions other than Palm Beach State College require the submission of OFFICIAL transcript(s)

showing successful course completion.

All courses used for program consideration must be completed with a grade of 'C' or higher by the deadline date.

After all minimum admission criteria have been satisfied, a point system is utilized for selection of students to the program. 
In the event of a tie, all three digits of the Natural Science GPA (on a 4.0 scale) will be used.  If needed, the highest overall cumulative undergraduate GPA will be used for candidate selection.

 

Limited Access Points 

Area 1: Coursework

Maximum Points Possible - 60

Mathematics General Education Area III (MGF, MAC or STA prefix)

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

SYG2000 Introduction to Sociology

10

Area 2: College Education

Maximum Points Possible - 10

Associate Degree or higher

10

Area 3: Natural Science Grade Point Average

Maximum Points Possible-40

1st two digits of Natural Science GPA for program required courses (no rounding of scores)

20-40

Area 4: Palm Beach County Resident 
Maximum Points Possible - 20

Documentation Required-State of Florida identification card or driver’s license

Palm Beach County Resident

20

Area 5: United States Veteran
 
Maximum Points Possible -10

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

Veteran of United States of America Armed Forces

10

Maximum Points Possible

140

 

Massage Therapy Program: Limited Access Application

Application open: Jan 26

Application closes: April 15

It is STRONGLY recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available priorto starting this application.

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available priorto 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
Letter of Good Standing-if previously enrolled in a Massage Therapy program but did not complete
State of Florida Occupational License- if claiming Allied Health Program completion 
State of Florida Identification Driver's License or Identification Card- if claiming residency in application for points  

If you have already submitted transcripts to the College as a part of the College Admission Application, those transcripts will be used to evaluate this supplemental Limited Access program application.  Transcripts DO NOT need to be submitted again unless you are notified to do so.      

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. 

Applications deemed incomplete will not proceed for program consideration.   

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

The application will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available priorto 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
Letter of Good Standing-if previously enrolled in a Massage Therapy program but did not complete
State of Florida Occupational License- if claiming Allied Health Program completion 
State of Florida Identification Driver's License or Identification Card- if claiming residency in application for points  

If you have already submitted transcripts to the College as a part of the College Admission Application, those transcripts will be used to evaluate this supplemental Limited Access program application.  Transcripts DO NOT need to be submitted again unless you are notified to do so.      

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. 

Applications deemed incomplete will not proceed for program consideration.   

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

The application will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

 About the Program

The Massage Therapy Program is designed to prepare students for employment as licensed massage therapists.  The program consists of two equally important components—traditional classroom instruction and clinical training.  In the therapeutic training lab, hydrotherapy lab and clinical environments, the student will practice Swedish massage as well as a variety of allied modalities. Practice in the lab and with clientele in a public student clinic prepares for “real world” experience.  Students will learn how to gather client information, assess client needs, perform client-centered massage sessions and complete medical documentation in the form of SOAP note charting.  The goal of the Massage Therapy Program is to provide high quality, employment-focused workforce training designed to meet the changing needs of our diverse community.   Program completers are eligible to take the National Certification for Therapeutic Massage examination or the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards examination for Florida State licensure.

Program Website: https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health/default.aspx#psav

Program Email:  SouthMassageThrpy@PalmBeachState.Edu .
Phone: (561) 862-4722

What are the costs for the program?

Costs are approximate and subject to change. Please refer to the current College catalog for tuition rates per clock hour.

Scrubs, name badge, FDLE Screening (Criminal Background and Drug Screening), Physical Examination, Immunizations, FSMTA

Certification Examination are at the student’s own expense (all mandatory). The estimated program costs are as follows:

Tuition (In-state residents)

$ 2,085.00

Textbooks (approximate) 

$ 265.00

Miscellaneous (approximate)

$ 420.00

Total:    

$ 2,770.00

 

Financial Aid
This program is Financial Aid eligible. 

FAFSA
It is recommended that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which may be filed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov  

The institution code is 001512. 
For assistance with Financial Aid at Palm Beach State College, please visit https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/financialaid/default.aspx

What is the job outlook?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 26% from 2016-2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.  As more healthcare providers understand the benefits of massage and make massage a part of treatment plans, demand for massage therapists will likely increase. The median annual wage for massage therapists as of May 2017 was $39,990 (with an annual mean wage in Florida of $46,790) and increases based on experience and specialization.

After graduation from the program, how can I further my education?

As a health-related profession, massage therapy requires career development through continuing education.  Palm Beach State College offers Florida Board of Massage Therapy continuing education classes for licensed massage therapists.  Online registration for continuing education courses is available at: www.palmbeachstate.edu/CCE.   You may also inquire by phone at (561) 868-3548.

 

 

Massage Therapy points for Summer Entry

Area 1: Coursework- Maximum points possible for this area: 2

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  

BSC2085/ BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 lecture and lab

1

BSC2086/ BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 lecture and lab

1

Area 2: Education- Maximum points possible for this area :4

Points awarded in one area

AAS Degree or higher must be from a regionally accredited institution 

Points awarded in application process not required for program admission or certificate completion 

AA, AS or AAS degree

1

Bachelor’s degree

2

Master's’ degree

3

Doctoral Degree completion

4

Area 3: Health Occupation Certificate- Maximum points possible for this area: 3

Documentation Required

Submission of transcript showing awarded degree or State of Florida occupational license

Examples Esthetician, Cosmetology, Reflexology and Equine/Animal Massage.

Health occupation certificate or degree from a regionally accredited institution or

 holder of Florida (health occupation) License     

3

Area 3: Residency- Maximum points possible for this area: 2

Documentation Required

Submission of Florida Driver’s License or Identification card

Palm Beach county residency point awarded if identification submitted shows Palm Beach County address  

Florida Resident

1

Palm Beach County Resident

1

Maximum Total Points possible

7

 

Medical Assisting Program: Controlled Access Application 

Application open: Jan 8

Application closes: July 15

 


It is STRONGLY recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available priorto 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

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Program Website: https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health/default.aspx#psav

Program Emailmintsp@palmbeachstate.edu
Phone: (561) 868-3165

Classes Start: August 2021

This comprehensive program is designed to prepare students for employment as a Medical Assistant and as a vital member of the physician’s health care team. 

The program is taught in an office-like setting, allowing students to learn the necessary skills to work in both the administrative and clinical settings of a Physician’s office, Hospital, Emergency Centers, Outpatient Clinics, etc.

Program completers will receive a College Credit Certificate (CCC) or an Associates of Science (AS) degree.  Upon completion students are eligible to take the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) National Certification Exam in order to be awarded the Certified Medical Assistant credential CMA(AAMA).

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)(www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)(www.maerb.org).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1575
Chicago, Illinois 660606
1-800-228-2262

Financial Aid

This program is Financial Aid eligible.

FAFSA
It is recommended that you complete the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which may be filed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov 

The institution code is 001512.

For assistance with Financial Aid at Palm Beach State College, please visit https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/financialaid/default.aspx

 

 

The requirements below are essential for inclusion in the selection pool. Meeting the minimum criteria for selection does not guarantee admission to the program. 

Admission to Palm Beach State College

All applicants are required to complete the admission process to Palm Beach State College. This includes but is not limited to college application submission, the payment of the application fee, submission of all transcripts, test scores, and proof of High School completion.

Applicants must have completed High School and earned a High School Diploma or GED or validated Foreign Credential. This requirement is waived for students that have earned an Associates degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

Minimum Age Requirement
Applicants must be 18 years of age on or before the first day of class.

Grade Point Average 
Students must have an overall cumulative G.P.A. of 2.00 or higher  in all undergraduate credit coursework to qualify for the Program. Graduate level coursework will not be considered.  

Information Session
All applicants must attend an Information Session.

The information can be found on the College's Website:
https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health/default.aspx


Program Pre-requisites 
Applicants need to be exempt or have college-ready test scores (ACT/SAT/PERT) with placement in ENC1101 College Composition and MAT1033c Intermediate Algebra or MAT1100 Quantitative Reasoning or higher mathematics.

Developmental education course must be passed with a 'C' or higher to proceed with program required courses.

There are no program pre-requisites. Students are strongly encouraged to complete with a 'C' or higher or be enrolled in the following courses:

BSC2085/BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture and Lab
ENC1101 College Composition 1
HSC2531 Medical Terminology
MAT1033c Intermediate Algebra (preferred)  or MAT1100 Quantitative Reasoning
CGS1100 Microcomputer Applications or HIM1610c Office Applications for Health Professionals 

Placement Testing Scores
Test scores are only valid for two years. Scores must be valid on application deadline.   

REQUIRED COLLEGE-LEVEL TEST SCORE

English & Reading

PERT: 103 - 150 (Writing) and 106 - 150 (Reading)

ACT: 17 or higher (English) and 19 or higher (Reading)

SAT: 24 or higher (Reading) and 25 or higher (Writing and Language)


MATHEMATICS

PERT:114 - 122 (Math)

ACT:19 or higher (Math)

SAT:24 or higher (Math)

Testing Information can be found by visiting the website below:

https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/testing/test-information.aspx

 

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Limited Access Application

Application open: Jan 8

Application closes: July 8

It is STRONGLY recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available priorto starting this application.

 

It is STRONGLY recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available priorto 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

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Program Websitehttps://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health/default.aspx#atc
Program Emailhamiltod@palmbeachstate.edu
Phone: 561-207-5010
Application Deadline: June 1, 2020
Program Start Date: Fall 2020
Program Length: 2 Semesters
Campus LocationPalm Beach Gardens

Palm Beach State College offers Advanced Technical Certificates (ATC’s) with separate tracks in the modalities of Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) within the discipline of Medical Imaging.  ATC’s are advanced, specialized programs of study for people credentialed and degreed in radiography.  ATC’s consist of a minimum of 9 credit hours and not more than 45 credit hours.  They are career oriented, college-level certificates consisting of classroom and clinical experience.  The certificates are geared towards the working technologist with many courses being offered in the evenings.

The mission of the ATC’s in Medical Imaging is to provide technologists with employment skills required to enter the workforce in the advanced modalities of CT and MRI.  A choice of elective courses allows technologists currently in field to complete the requirements of an ATC.  A clinical component allows those not employed in the chosen modality to begin attaining the clinical competencies required by the American Rregistry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for examination eligibility.  Participation in a clinical component requires a 24 hour per week commitment.

 What are the duties of technologists registered in an advanced modality?

Technologists in Medical Imaging combine the technology of medical imaging with their skills in patient care to create high-quality, diagnostic images.  Physicians use these images in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease or injury.  This is a profession that requires a dependable personality with a mature and caring nature.  This occupation involves tasks of patient care and communication with patients and their families, as well as other members of the health care team.  These advanced modalities may require “on-call” availability of the technologist as well.

What is the job outlook?

Excellent.  The demand for diagnostic imaging personnel is expected to increase according to the U.S. Department of Labor.  Salary ranges for graduates of such programs vary by region.  The registered technologist can expect to enter the job market at approximately $35,000-$40,000 annually, with increases based on experience and specialization, up to $60,000 or more, according to the 2010 ASRT Wage Survey.

What are the costs for the program?

Florida resident tuition costs are currently $101.00 per credit hour.  To receive a certificate of completion, 9-12 credit hours must be completed successfully.  Total tuition costs for a certificate are approximately $909.00 – $1,2,12.00  Books, special fees, uniforms, liability insurance, and professional association membership dues total approximately $500.  Transportation consideration for attendance to clinical education typically ranges between $650-1,250.  (Gas, oil, maintenance)  Total approximate cost:   $2,,059.00 – $2,969.00.

 What about continuing education?

ATCdidactic courses award 24 category “A” continuing education units (CEU’s) from the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Control.

 Are there other methods I can further my education?

Palm Beach State offers RT's the opportunity to earn an Associate in Science degree. A registered technologist who has completed a program of study which meets the requirements of the JRCERT and passed the ARRT examination may be granted college credit. A fee of $50 is required for the evaluation of the student's credentials.  Please visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/prior-learning/ for further information.

Additionally, RT’s who hold an Associate in Science degree may continue their education toward a Bachelor’s of Applied Science Degree, please visit this website for further information: https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/bachelors/. This program prepares technologists to advance their career in supervision and management.

 

Admission to Palm Beach State College

All applicants are required to complete the admission process to Palm Beach State College. This includes but is not limited to college application submission, the payment of the application fee, submission of all transcripts, test scores and proof of High School completion.

Applicants must have completed High School and earned a High School Diploma or GED or validated Foreign Credential. This requirement is waived for students that have earned an Associates degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

Admission Criteria

Courses in the MRI track are available to registered technologists holding an active credential from the ARRT.  Technologists must meet the ARRT’s clinical experience requirements to attain advanced modality rregistry eligibility: for more information on these requirements visit www.arrt.org

Please note that while the ATCPrograms offer a clinical component, the college is unable to guarantee rregistry eligibility.  Please refer to the course descriptions for any other pre-requisite course requirements.  All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better to be awarded an Advanced Technical Certificate. 

Certification or Licensure 

American Rregistry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification Florida Department of Health-Licensure 
Eligibility to obtain license or certification 
 
Overall Cumulative GPA
Overall undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.

Program Pre-requisite
BSC2085 and BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture and Lab (or equivalent lecture and lab).

Lecture and Labe Requirement

The following courses require that the lecture and lab be completed with a grade of "C "or higher in order to satisfy requirement and/or to be awarded points in the application process.  

BSC2085/BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 lecture and lab
BSC2086/BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 lecture and lab

Course Equivalency and Substitutions 

Courses that do not transfer in as a direct equivalent (with matching course id) will require submission of a Course Re-Evaluation appeal. 

Points are only awarded for courses that are a direct equivalent to the required program course(s). 

Applicants with courses that are not a direct equivalent to the required program course(s) are eligible to request a substitution, if accepted to the program. 

If you have questions regarding course equivalency, please speak with an academic advisor.  

Points in Application Process

Applicants are only awarded points for courses earned at regionally accredited institutions. 

After all eligibility requirements for placement into the selection pool have been satisfied, the following point system will be utilized for selection into the program. Only one-point value from each category will be awarded.

Limited Access Points

Area 1: Coursework

Maximum Points Possible 60

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 - 10

Associate Degree or higher

10

Area 3: Overall Cumulative Grade Point Average

Maximum Points Possible - 40

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 State College Student
Maximum Points Possible - 10

Verified using transcript  

10

Maximum Points Possible

150

 

Ophthalmic Medical Technology (OMT) : Limited Access Application

Application open: Jan 2

Application closes: July 8

 

It is STRONGLY recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available priorto 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. 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Program Websitehttps://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health/default.aspx#as
Program Emailhamiltod@palmbeachstate.edu
Phone: 561-207-5010
Application Deadline: July 8

Program Start Date: Fall

Program Campus: Palm Beach Gardens
Program Length: 2 years, 5 semesters

Ophthalmology derives its name from the Greek "ophthalmos," meaning, "the science of eyes."

It is the field of medicine that specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases.

The Ophthalmic Medical Technologist assists the M. D. Ophthalmologist, eye physician and surgeon, in the evaluation of vision and treatment of patients with disorders of the eyes. Palm Beach State College is one of a limited number of institutions that offers an Associate in Science degree in Ophthalmic Medical Technology (OMT).

The program's college-level, competency-based, curriculum consists of classroom experience combined with hands-on specialized training.

Students develop technical proficiency through extensive clinical externships, including training in our own state-of-the-art medical clinic, under the supervision of a Board-Certified and licensed M. D. Ophthalmologist, combined with practical experience in local ophthalmic practices, clinics, and hospitals. Upon successful completion of the program, standardized examination, and clinical externships, graduates will be qualified to be certified by the International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA®).

The program accepts its entering class through a limited access, highly competitive, admissions process during the spring of each year for admission to the following fall term.

Detailed information about the program, faculty, job outlook, schedule of course rotations, the admission process, and ophthalmic careers is available at https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health.aspx#as

Financial Aid
This program is Financial Aid eligible.

FAFSA
It is recommended that you complete the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which may be filed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov 

The institution code is 001512.

For assistance with Financial Aid at Palm Beach State College, please visit https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/financialaid/default.aspx

 



The requirements below are essential for inclusion in the selection pool. Meeting the minimum criteria for selection does not guarantee admission to the program. 

Admission to Palm Beach State College

All applicants are required to complete the admission process to Palm Beach State College. This includes but is not limited to college application submission, the payment of the application fee, submission of all transcripts, test scores,and proof of High School completion.

Applicants must have completed High School and earned a High School Diploma or GED or validated Foreign Credential. This requirement is waived for students that have earned an Associates degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

Minimum Age Requirement
Applicants must be 18 years of age on or before the first day of class.

Grade Point Average 
Students must have an overall cumulative G.P.A. of 2.8 or higher  in all undergraduate credit coursework to qualify for program consideration. Graduate level coursework will not be considered.  

Information Session/Open House
ALL APPLICANTS MUST ATTEND/COMPLETE A MANDATORY OPEN HOUSE/INFORMATION SESSION.

Information sessions are valid for one year.

These sessions are held January through August. No appointment is necessary.

The information can be found on the College's Website:

https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health/default.aspx

Program Pre-requisites

The completion of the following courses with a grade of "C" or higher by the application deadline date. 

BSC2085 and BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture and Lab (or equivalent lecture and lab)
BSC2086 and BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lecture and Lab (or equivalent lecture and lab)
MCB2010 and MCB2010L Microbiology Lecture and Lab

Clinical Observation

Course Transfer and Grades 

Courses completed at institutions other than Palm Beach State College require the submission of
OFFICIAL transcript(s) showing successful course completion.

All courses used for program consideration must be completed with a grade of 'C' or higher by the deadline date.


Lecture and Lab Requirement


The following courses require that the lecture and lab be completed with a grade of 'C' or higher in order to satisfy requirement and/or to be awarded points in the application process.  

BSC2085 and BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture and Lab (or equivalent lecture and lab)
BSC2086 and BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lecture and Lab (or equivalent lecture and lab)
MCB2010 and MCB2010L Microbiology Lecture and Lab

Course Equivalency and Substitutions
 

Courses that do not transfer in as a direct equivalent (with matching course ID) will require submission of a Course Re-Evaluation appeal. 

Points are only awarded for courses that are a direct equivalent to the required program course(s).

Applicants with courses that are not a direct equivalent to the required program course(s) are eligible to request a substitution, if accepted to the program.

If you have questions regarding course equivalency, please speak with an Academic Advisor.

 

After all minimum admission criteria have been satisfied, a point system is utilized for selection of students to the program. 

In the event of a tie, the highest GPA (on a 4.0 scale) will be used.

Area 1: Coursework

Maximum Points Possible - 50

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

Associate Degree or higher

10

Area 3: Overall Cumulative Grade Point Average

Maximum Points Possible-40

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

Submit copy of verification letter

10

Area 5: United States Veteran

Maximum Points Possible -10

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

Veteran of United States of America Armed Forces

10

Maximum Points Possible

120

 

Patient Care Assisting DAY Program: Controlled Access Application

Application open: Jan 8  (Fall) Mar 15 (Summer) Sept 18 (Spring)

Application closes: Apr 15 (Summer) Jul 15 (Fall) Nov 16 (Spring)

It is STRONGLY recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available priorto starting this application.


  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.   About the ProgramProgram Website: https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health/default.aspx#psavCCP Program Email: bolesr@palmbeachstate.eduPhone: 561-868-3412Application Deadline: April 15, 2021Program Begins: May 17, 2021Program Length: 290 clock hours, approximately 3 months in lengthProgram Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: Classroom Hrs. 8am- 2:30pm; Clinical Hrs. 7am- 1:30pm Some Friday clinical may be required.Location: Lake Worth location/Clinical locations vary;Salary Range: $19,590 - $40,180 annuallyProgram Code: 5233 The Patient Care Assistant Program is designed to prepare students for employment as patient care assistants, home health aides, and certified nursing assistants. Clinical experiences are included as an integral part of this program. The Florida State Board of Nursing approves the program. Program completers are eligible to take the Prometric examination to practice as a certified nursing assistant in the state of Florida. Attendance at a mandatory Information Session Online is required at least once per application period. Please check above website for access to the electronic information session.What are the costs for the program?These costs are approximate and subject to change. Entire registration fees are not due upon acceptance into the program. Registration fees are due upon registration for each individual course. Current In-state Student (Florida resident) is $2.78 per clock hour. Out-of-State Student (Non-Florida resident) is $10.91 per clock hour. Financial aid is NOT available for this program, but outside scholarships can be available. Please attend the mandatory online information session for more details. Tuition (in-state residents) $847.00 Textbooks (approximate) $79.00 Miscellaneous $600.00 Total approximately $1526.00   Course ID Course Title Clock Hours HSC0003 Introduction to Concepts of Health Care 78 HSC0003L Introduction to Concepts of Health Care Lab 12 HCP0300 Home Health Aide 75 HCP0120 Nursing Assistant 75 HCP0620 Patient Care Assistant 50   Total 290 Financial Aid Financial aid is NOT available for this program, but outside scholarships can be available. Please attend the mandatory online information session for more details.  

The following criteria must be completed and the relevant documentation on file at the Palm Beach State Nursing Office, Lake Worth. Meeting criteria for selection does not guarantee admission to the Patient Care Assistant Program.

Final selection will be based on the applicant pool and space available. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure all needed documentation is on file with the Nursing Office by the deadline date. These criteria supersede any other information.

Attend a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Information Session
This is online and must be completed at least once per application period.at https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health.aspx#psav.

NOTE:
Please be advised that even if all academic admission criteria are met, there are other clearance requirements such as a drug, background and fingerprinting screenings which must be met to be admitted to the program. This health science program follows all federal regulations as well as state licensing guidelines regarding these requirements. In addition, specific requirements for clinical facility placement must be met by all program applicants, as the ability to participate in clinical experiences is mandatory for achieving course and program completion.



 

Patient Care Assisting NIGHT Program: Controlled Access Application

Application open: Jan 8  (Fall) Mar 15 (Summer) Sept 18 (Spring)

Application closes: Apr 15 (Summer) Jul 15 (Fall) Nov 16 (Spring)

 

It is STRONGLY recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available priorto starting this application.


About the Program

Program Website: https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health/default.aspx#psav
Program Email: sherrila@palmbeachstate.edu
Phone: 561-868-3412
Application Deadline: June 15
Program Begins: August 24
Program Length: 290 clock hours, approximately 3 months in length
Program Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: Classroom Hrs. 4pm – 10:30pm; Clinical Hrs.  4pm – 10:30pm Some Friday clinical may be required.
Location: Lake Worth location/Clinical locations vary;
Salary Range: $19,590 - $40,180 annually
Program Code: 5233

The Patient Care Assistant Program is designed to prepare students for employment as patient care assistants, home health aides, and certified nursing assistants. Clinical experiences are included as an integral part of this program. The Florida State Board of Nursing approves the program. Program completers are eligible to take the Prometric examination to practice as a certified nursing assistant in the state of Florida. Attendance at a mandatory Information Session Online is required at least once per application period. Please check above website for access to the electronic information session.

What are the costs for the program?
These costs are approximate and subject to change. Entire registration fees are not due upon acceptance into the program. Registration fees are due upon registration for each individual course. Current In-state Student (Florida resident) is $2.78 per clock hour. Out-of-State Student (Non-Florida resident) is $10.90 per clock hour. Financial aid is NOT available for this program, but outside scholarships can be available. Please attend the mandatory online information session for more details.

 

Tuition (in-state residents)

$847.00

Textbooks (approximate)

$79.00

Miscellaneous

$600.00

Total approximately

$1526.00

 

Course ID

Course Title

Clock Hours

HSC0003

Introduction to Concepts of Health Care

78

HSC0003L

Introduction to Concepts of Health Care Lab

12

HCP0300

Home Health Aide

75

HCP0120

Nursing Assistant

75

HCP0620

Patient Care Assistant

50

 

Total

290


Financial Aid

Financial aid is NOT available for this program, but outside scholarships can be available. Please attend the mandatory online information session for more details.

The following criteria must be completed and the relevant documentation on file at the Palm Beach State Nursing Office, Lake Worth. Meeting criteria for selection does not guarantee admission to the Patient Care Assistant Program.

Final selection will be based on the applicant pool and space available. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure all needed documentation is on file with the Nursing Office by the deadline date. These criteria supersede any other information.

Attend a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Information Session
This is online and must be completed at least once per application period.at https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health.aspx#psav.

NOTE:
Please be advised that even if all academic admission criteria are met, there are other clearance requirements such as a drug, background and fingerprinting screenings which must be met to be admitted to the program. This health science program follows all federal regulations as well as state licensing guidelines regarding these requirements. In addition, specific requirements for clinical facility placement must be met by all program applicants, as the ability to participate in clinical experiences is mandatory for achieving course and program completion.

 

Practical Nursing Program: Limited Access Application**

Application open: Jan 1

Application closes: Nov 17


It is STRONGLY recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available priorto 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 take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. 

ABOUT THE  PROGRAM

Program Website: https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health/default.aspx#psav

Program Emailsherrila@palmbeachstate.edu
Phone: 561-868-3412
Application Deadline: November 16
Program Begins: January
Program Length: 1350 clock hours, approximately 12 months in length
Program Schedule: Monday through Thursday: Classroom Hrs. 8am – 4:00pm (Hybrid Courses); Clinical Hrs. 7am – 3:00pm.
Location: Lake Worth location/Clinical locations vary; some Friday clinical may be required.
Salary Range: $32,040 - $44,090 annually
Program Code: 5234

The Practical Nursing Program is designed to prepare students for employment as licensed practical nurses. Clinical experiences are included as an integral part of this program. The Florida State Board of Nursing approves the program. Program completers are eligible to take the examination to practice as a licensed practical nurse. Attendance at a mandatory Information Session Online is required at least once per application period.

What are the costs for the program?
These costs are approximate and subject to change. Entire registration fees are not due upon acceptance into the program. Registration fees are due upon registration for each individual course. Current In-state Student (Florida resident) is $2.78 per clock hour. Out-of-State Student (Non-Florida resident) is $10.91 per clock hour. Financial aid is available for this program and it is recommended that you apply early. You can also apply online at www.palmbeachstate.edu/FinancialAid. You must also complete a FAFSA form, which may be filed on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Tuition (in-state residents) 

$3753.00 

Textbooks (approximate) 

$1500.00 

Miscellaneous 

$1500.00 

Total approximately 

$6753.00 

Financial Aid
This program is Financial Aid eligible. 


FAFSA
It is recommended that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which may be filed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov  

The institution code is 001512. 

For assistance with Financial Aid at Palm Beach State College, please visit https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/financialaid/default.aspx.

The requirements below are essential for inclusion in the selection pool. Meeting the minimum criteria for selection does not guarantee admission to the Practical Nursing (LPN)program. 

Admission to Palm Beach State College

All applicants are required to complete the admission process to Palm Beach State College. This includes but is not limited to college application submission, the payment of the application fee, submission of all transcripts, test scores,and proof of High School completion.

Applicants must have completed High School and earned a High School Diploma or GED or validated Foreign Credential. This requirement is waived for students that have earned an Associates degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

Priority for transcript evaluation and course re-evaluation appeals are given to applicants that submit all required test scores (AICE, AP and IB) and college/university transcripts two weeks priorthe application deadline.  Transcripts submitted after this window will be evaluated in the order in which they are received.


Electronic Information Session
All applicants must view the Electronic Practical Nursing Information Session and complete a short quiz at the end of the session. A minimum score of 100% is REQUIRED. 
Applicants must provide 100% quiz results with submission of this  application. 
Quiz results are only valid for this application cycle.  
The information can be found on the College's Website:
https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health/default.aspx


HESI RN Admission Assessment Exam
A minimum overall score of 75% is required on this examination for  inclusion into the applicant pool.
A score of less than 75% on this examination will prohibit entrance for this application cycle. 
All documentation to support this application MUST be received by the Palm Beach State College Admissions Office by the stated deadline date. 

DISCLAIMER: The points system is subject to change in the near future.

After all eligibility requirements for placement into the selection pool have been satisfied, the following point system will be utilized for selection into the program.  In the event of a tie, the highest HESI CUMULATIVE SCORE is utilized for candidate selection.

HESI A2 LPN Admission Assessment Exam
Revised Scale – First three HESI score digits used. Rounding of last digit in HESI Score is not factored into Point System. 

Decimal point is moved one space to the left to award points (Maximum 10 points)

HESI Score

Points Student Receives

75 -100

7.5-10.0



Education

College level credits or a degree from a regionally accredited institution (one area only)

Up to 29 college credits 

1

30 or more college credits or AS or AA degree 

2

Bachelor’s degree 

3

Master’s degree or higher 

4



Program Completers

Completion of a Health Occupation program from a regionally accredited school with a minimum of 150 clock hours.
*Must present official certificate (s) of completion and transcript

2

Submission of a health occupation license issued by the state of Florida

*Must present Department of Health License

2

Check www.flvc.org for schools that are regionally accredited.


Strategies for Program Success Seminar (Course ID: VPI0400)

Completion of Strategies for Program Success Seminar (Course ID: VPI0400) with a  Satisfactory (S) .

 SLS1501: Introduction to the College Experience (or direct equivalent) can be used as a substitute for VPI0400.

2



Military

Active Duty Military Members and Military Veterans 

1

 

Maximum Points Possible

19

 

Registered Nursing Program: Limited Access Application

Application open: Feb 2

Application closes: May 20

 

It is STRONGLY recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available priorto 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

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Program website: https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health/default.aspx#as
Program Email: bolesr@palmbeachstate.edu
Phone: 561-868-3412
Application Deadline: May 20, 2021
Program Begins: August 20, 2021
Program Length: Full-time (August 2021 – May 2023)
4 Nursing Semesters (excluding college observed holidays)
Fall Entry is for Full-Time Day program. Classes will be offered in the Fall and Spring Semester. 

Program Location:
Classes and labs will be held at the Lake Worth Location – 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL.
Clinical sites are located in Palm Beach County ONLY.
Students can be assigned a clinical site anywhere in the county.

Program Information

This degree program focuses on: wellness of self and others; technical nursing skills across the life span in both acute care facilities and the community (home) environment; critical care concepts; and professional development. Upon graduation, the student is awarded an Associate of Science degree and is eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX) to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

What are the costs for the program?

These costs are approximate and subject to change.  Registration fees are not due upon acceptance into the program.  Registration fees are due upon registration for each individual course on a specified date.

In-State student tuition for a Florida resident is $101.00 per credit hour.  Out-of-State student tuition or (Non-Florida resident) is $363.00 per credit hour.

Tuition – 2 years

(In state):

$4,242.00

Textbooks:

$1,000.00

Uniform/Misc.

$400.00

Lab/Testing:

$900.00

Liability/Medical Insurance:

$100.00

Travel to clinical and college

$1,400.00

Pre-Admission Screenings:

$500.00

 Total

$8,542.00


Financial Aid
This program is Financial Aid eligible.

FAFSA
It is recommended that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which may be filed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov 

The institution code is 001512.

For assistance with Financial Aid at Palm Beach State College, please visit https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/financialaid/default.aspx.


The requirements below are essential for inclusion in the selection pool. Meeting the minimum criteria for selection does not guarantee admission to the Nursing program. 

Admission to Palm Beach State College

All applicants are required to complete the admission process to Palm Beach State College. This includes but is not limited to college application submission, the payment of the application fee, submission of all transcripts, test scores,and proof of High School completion.

Applicants must have completed High School and earned a High School Diploma or GED or validated Foreign Credential. This requirement is waived for students that have earned an Associates degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

Minimum Age Requirement
Applicants must be 18 years of age on or before the first day of class.

Grade Point Average 
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.  

Electronic Information Session
All applicants must view the Electronic Nursing Information Session and complete a short quiz at the end of the session. A minimum score of 100% is REQUIRED. 

Applicants must provide 100% quiz results with submission of this  application. 

Quiz results are only valid for this application cycle.  

The information can be found on the College's Website:
https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health/default.aspx

Program Pre-requisites
Human Growth and Development or Developmental Psychology
Official transcripts MUST show successful completion of Human Growth and Development (DEP2004 or equivalent) with grade of C or higher. 

Chemistry
Official transcripts MUST show successful completion of one semester of college Chemistry (CHM 1032 or direct equivalent). 

Completion of CHM1045/CHM1045L General Chemistry 1 Lecture with Lab and CHM1046/CHM1046L General Chemistry 2 Lecture with Lab will be used as a substitute for the requirement.  The 10-Year rule is applicable to CHM1046/CHM1046L.

Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture and Lab
Official transcripts MUST show successful completion of a college level Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture  and Lab (BSC2085 and BSC2085L, or equivalent lecture and lab) with a grade of C or higher in both areas.

HESI RN Admission Assessment Exam
A minimum overall score of 80% is required on this examination for  inclusion into the applicant pool.

A score of less than 80% on this examination will prohibit entrance for this application cycle. 

Math Requirement
Proficiency of 80% or higher must be shown on "HESI Math Section."

All documentation to support this application MUST be received by the Palm Beach State College Admissions Office by the stated deadline date. 

After all minimum admission criteria have been satisfied, a point system is utilized for selection of students to the program. 

In the event of a tie, the highest GPA (on a 4.0 scale) will be used. If needed, the highest overall cumulative HESI score (to the hundredth point) will be used for candidate selection.

Area 1: Education-Maximum Points Possible - 50

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.

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 2

(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.

NUR1024 Critical Thinking in Nursing

10

Area 4:  HESI EXAM-Maximum Points Possible - 100

First two digits of Overall Cumulative score (no rounding)

80-100

Area 5: Overall Cumulative GPA Maximum Points Possible - 40

Points awarded based on first two digits (no rounding)

25-40

Area 6: Veteran of the United States Military-Maximum Points Possible - 10

Documentation required:

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

10

Total Points Possible

310

 

Radiography: Limited Access Application**

Application open: Jan 8

Application closes: Sept 4

 

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available priorto 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
Limited Access Application Receipt
Course Information
Healthcare Experience Information

The application will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Program websitehttps://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health/default.aspx#as
Program Emailhamiltod@palmbeachstate.edu
Phone: 561-207-5010
Application Deadline: September 4
Program Start Date: January
Campus Location: Palm Beach Gardens
Llength of program: 2 years

Palm Beach State College offers an Associate of Science degree in Radiography. It is a career oriented college-level program consisting of classroom, lab and clinical experiences. The mission of the Program is to graduate students with entry -level employment skills required of a Radiographer. The program is a competency-based curriculum which includes practical experience in local hospitals and is designed to develop technical proficiency through extensive clinical exposure.  The program is designed to begin in the Spring term each year, and requires a full-time commitment, 8 hours daily. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (www.jrcert.org).

What are the duties of a Radiographer?

Registered Technologists (RTs) combine the high technology of diagnostic medical imaging with the skills of patient care to create x-ray image or radiograph. These radiographs are used by radiologists and/or physicians in detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease or injury. This is a profession that requires a dependable personality with a mature and caring nature.  This occupation involves tasks of patient care and communication, heavy lifting and pushing, handling small objects and prolonged standing (8 hours+).

What is the job outlook?

Excellent! The demand for diagnostic imaging personnel is expected to grow 21% through 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Salary ranges for graduates of such programs vary by region. The registered technologist can expect to enter the job market at approximately $39,000-$57,000 annually, with increases based on experience and specialization, up to $68,000 or more, according to the 2013 ASRT Wage Survey.

What are the costs for the program?

Florida resident tuition costs $101.00 per credit hour and the program requires 77 credit hours.  Total tuition costs for the program are approximately $7,777.00; however, tuition and fees are subject to change. Books, laboratory fees, uniforms, liability insurance, and professional association membership dues total approximately $800.00.  Transportation considerations for attendance to clinical training typically range between $650 - $1,250. (Gas, oil, maintenance) Total approximate cost: $8,427 - $10,103.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST ATTEND A MANDATORY INFORMATION SESSION.

These sessions are held January through August, in Room LC120 of the Lewis Center or SC127 of the BioScience Complex from 1-2p.m. on the Palm Beach Gardens Campus. No appointment is necessary. List of upcoming Radiology Information Sessions.

See a list of upcoming Information Sessions

After graduation from the program, how can I further my education? 

Graduates of this program may choose to continue their education in the Palm Beach State College Bachelor in Applied Science degree in Supervision and Management. This degree provides you with the knowledge, skills and opportunity to pursue managerial-level positions in business administration, health administration or public safety administration. As a profession, Radiography emphasizes career development which leads to additional certification in CT (computerized tomography), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, sonography, mammography and vascular imaging.  Palm Beach State offers programs in Sonography, CT, and MRI.

Financial Aid
This program is Financial Aid eligible.

FAFSA
It is recommended that you complete the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which may be filed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov 

The institution code is 001512

For assistance with Financial Aid at Palm Beach State College, please visit https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/financialaid/default.aspx


Meeting the criteria for selection does not guarantee admission to the program. Final selection will be based on the applicant pool. These criteria supersede any other information.

Admission to Palm Beach State College

All applicants are required to complete the admission process to Palm Beach State College. This includes but is not limited to college application submission, the payment of the application fee, submission of all transcripts, test scores,and proof of High School completion.

Applicants must have completed High School and earned a High School Diploma or GED or validated Foreign Credential. This requirement is waived for students that have earned an Associates degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

 

Mandatory Information Session
ALL APPLICANTS MUST ATTEND A MANDATORY INFORMATION SESSION.

These sessions are held January through August, in Room LC120 of the Lewis Center or SC127 of the BioScience Complex from 1-2p.m. on the Palm Beach Gardens Campus. No appointment is necessary. List of upcoming Radiology Information Sessions.

See a list of upcoming Information Sessions

 

Cumulative Grade Point Average
Cumulative grade point average (GPA) must be at least 2.0 in all previous college work attempted.
The student must have at least 12 or more semester hours of college coursework. 

Program Pre-requisites 

BSC2085 and BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture and lab
Submit documentation of successful completion of college level Anatomy and Physiology 1 lecture and Lab and Lab (or equivalent lecture and lab) with a grade of C or higher.

After all eligibility requirements for placement into the selection pool have been satisfied, the following point system will be utilized for selection into the program. Only one-point value from each category will be awarded.

Program Requirements

Undergraduate Grade Point Average. (2.0 min.) based on 12 college credits

2.0-4.0

Previous Palm Beach State College Student

0.5

College Degree (AAS, AS, AA, BS, BA, MS, MA) from an accredited institution

0.5

Health Experience (Submit documentation verifying at least 1 yr direct patient care)

0.5

Previous Radiography Application Completed

0.5

Program Course Requirements

All courses require a “C” or better to earn points and meet graduation requirements. 

BSC2085 & BSC2085L

Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture and Lab

 0.5

BSC2086 &
BSC2086L

Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lecture and Lab

 0.5

ENC1101

College Composition 1 

 0.25

MAC1105

College Algebra or Higher MAC prefix course

 0.5

Humanities

Humanities General Education Area II Fine Arts, Literature or PHI1010

 0.25

PSY2012

General Psychology

 0.25

CGS1100

Microcomputer Skills or equivalent

 0

 

Respiratory Care Program: Limited Access Application

Application open: Feb 2

Application closes: May 18

 

It is STRONGLY recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available priorto 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

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Program website
https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health/default.aspx#as
Program Emailhamiltod@palmbeachstate.edu
Phone: 561-207-501
Program Start Date: Fall 2021
Program Length: 5 semesters including Summer 
Campus LocationPalm Beach Gardens
Information SessionsSee a list of upcoming Information Sessions

This American Medical Association recognized and accredited program is designed for the student who wants to be employed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.  Earning the Associate of Science degree in Respiratory Care enables the graduate to sit for the National Board for Respiratory Care (www.nbrc.org) credentialing examinations to become a Respiratory Therapist.  Upon graduation, the student will be eligible to both the entry-level (Certified Respiratory Therapist – CRT) and the advanced-level (Registered Respiratory Therapist-RRT) examinations.  The program is designed to begin in the fall term of each year, and requires a full-time commitment. The Palm Beach State College Respiratory Care Program is accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com) 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas 76021-4244, (817) 283-2835.  Program outcome data can be reviewed at https://www.coarc.com/Students/Programmatic-Outcome-Data.aspx

What are the duties of a Respiratory Care Practitioner?

Under medical direction, licensed Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCP) exercise their level of training in the administration of medical gases, humidity and aerosol therapy, various modalities of technically oriented breathing treatments, all aspects of continuous mechanical life-supporting ventilation techniques (invasive and non-invasive), special therapeutic and diagnostic procedures and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.  The practice of respiratory care is extremely diverse and may include, but not be limited to the following:  Adult, Pediatric, and Neonatal Intensive Care (ICU), Trauma, Hyperbaric Medicine, Special Diagnostics (Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Function, Stress Testing, assisting in Bronchoscopes), Floor Therapies, Home Care, Rehabilitation Programs, Asthma Education, Smoking Cessation, and Air Transport to name a few.

What is the job outlook?                    

The demand for qualified Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCP) continues to grow faster than average with an expected growth of 12% between 2014-2024. Additionally, the 2014 median salary was $56,730 (U.S. Dept. of Labor). To address the immediate need for Respiratory Therapist, many hospitals nationwide are offering sign-on bonuses among other benefits.

What are the costs for the program?

Florida resident tuition costs approximately $101.00 per credit hour and the program requires 46 Respiratory Care credit hours and 30 general education course credit hours (76 credit hours total).  Total tuition costs for in-state residents are approximately $7,467.00.  Books, laboratory fees, uniforms, liability insurance, ACLS, PALS, NRP and professional association membership dues total approximately $1,000.00.  Transportation considerations for attendance to clinical training typically ranges between $650 - $1,250.  (Gas, oil, maintenance)  Total cost:  $9,117 – $9,717 (residents). 

*This is a limited access program with a maximum enrollment dependent on clinical and classroom availability. 

Financial Aid
This program is Financial Aid eligible. 


FAFSA
It is recommended that you complete the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which may be filed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov  

The institution code is 001512

For assistance with Financial Aid at Palm Beach State College, please visit https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/financialaid/default.aspx

 


The requirements below are essential for inclusion in the selection pool. Meeting the minimum criteria for selection does not guarantee admission to the program. 

Admission to Palm Beach State College

All applicants are required to complete the admission process to Palm Beach State College. This includes but is not limited to college application submission, the payment of the application fee, submission of all transcripts, test scores and proof of High School completion.

Applicants must have completed High School and earned a High School Diploma or GED or validated Foreign Credential. This requirement is waived for students that have earned an Associates degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

Minimum Age Requirement
Applicants must be 18 years of age on or before the first day of class.

Grade Point Average 
Students must have an overall cumulative G.P.A. of 2.6 or higher  in all undergraduate credit coursework to qualify for program consideration. Graduate level coursework will not be considered.  

Information Session/Open House
ALL APPLICANTS MUST ATTEND/COMPLETE A MANDATORY OPEN HOUSE/INFORMATION SESSION.

Information sessions are valid for one year.

These sessions are held January through August. No appointment is necessary.

The information can be found on the College's Website:

https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health/default.aspx

Program Pre-requisites
The completion of the following courses with a grade of "C" or higher by the application deadline date. 

MAC1105 College Algebra or higher (MAC prefix)
BSC2085 and BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture and Lab (or equivalent lecture and lab).

BSC2085 and BSC2085L coursework is valid for 10 years and expires at the start of the semester taken. 

For example, a course completed in Spring 2010 expired in January 2020 at the start of Spring 2020 term.

Course Transfer and Grades

Courses completed at institutions other than Palm Beach State College require the submission of
OFFICIAL transcript(s) showing successful course completion.

All courses used for program consideration must be completed with a grade of 'C' or higher by the deadline date.

Lecture and Lab Requirement

The following course requires that the lecture and lab be completed with a grade of "C "or higher in order to satisfy requirement and/or to be awarded points in the application process.  

BSC2085/BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 lecture and lab

Course Equivalency and Substitutions 

Accepted college-level Chemistry courses are:
- CHM1025 Introduction to Chemistry
- CHM1032 Principles of Chemistry
- CHM1045 General Chemistry 1 or CHM1046 General Chemistry 2 
- CHM2210 Organic Chemistry 1 or CHM2211 Organic Chemistry 2
- A higher level chemistry course

Courses that do not transfer in as a direct equivalent (with matching course id) will require submission of a Course Re-Evaluation appeal. 

Points are only awarded for courses that are a direct equivalent to the required program course(s).

Applicants with courses that are not a direct equivalent to the required program course(s) are eligible to request a substitution, if accepted to the program.

If you have questions regarding course equivalency, please speak with an academic advisor.

 After all minimum admission criteria have been satisfied, a point system is utilized for selection of students to the program. 
In the event of a tie, the highest GPA (on a 4.0 scale) will be used. 

 

Area 1: Coursework

Maximum Points Possible - 110

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 1

10

MCB2010 Microbiology lecture

30

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

Associate Degree or higher

10

Area 3: Overall Cumulative Grade Point Average

Maximum Points Possible-40

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

Currently enrolled in classes or previously attended classes

Palm Beach State College student

10

Area 5: Healthcare Experience

Maximum Points Possible – 10

Submit copy of verification letter

10

Maximum points possible

180

 

Sonography Program: Limited Access Application

Application open: March 25

Application closes: July 8

 


It is STRONGLY recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available priorto 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

Admission to Palm Beach State College

All applicants are required to complete the admission process to Palm Beach State College.  This includes but is not limited to the payment of application fee to the college,  submission of all transcripts, test scores, and proof of High School Completion.

Applicants must have completed High School and earned a High School Diploma or GED or validated Foreign Credential. This requirement is waived for students that have earned an Associates degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

Open House Information Session

ALL APPLICANTS MUST ATTEND A MANDATORY OPEN HOUSE SESSION.
These sessions are held September through May. No appointment is necessary. 

See a list of upcoming Information Sessions

Information Sessions attendance are valid for one year. 

Cumulative Grade Point Average

Cumulative grade point average (GPA) must be at least 2.5 in all previous college work attempted. The student must have at least 12 or more semester hours of college course work.

After all minimum admission criteria have been satisfied, a point system is utilized for selection of students to the program. 

In the event of a tie, the highest GPA (on a 4.0 scale) will be used for candidate selection.

Area 1: Coursework Maximum Points Possible – 50

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

Associate Degree or higher from a Regionally Accredited Institution

10

Area 3: Overall Cumulative Grade Point Average

Maximum Points Possible-40

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

Previous Applicant to Diagnostic Sonography program

5

Area 5: Palm Beach State College Sonography Lab Volunteer    

Maximum Points Possible – 10

Sonography Lab Volunteer

10

Area 6: Healthcare Experience

Maximum Points Possible – 25

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 points possible

130

 

Surgical Services (AS degree) : Limited Access Application

Application open: Feb 2

Application closes: July 8

 

It is STRONGLY recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available priorto 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.

The requirements below are essential for inclusion in the selection pool. Meeting the minimum criteria for selection does not guarantee admission to the program. 

Admission to Palm Beach State College

All applicants are required to complete the admission process to Palm Beach State College. This includes but is not limited to college application submission, the payment of the application fee, submission of all transcripts, test scores,and proof of High School completion.

Applicants must have completed High School and earned a High School Diploma or GED or validated Foreign Credential. This requirement is waived for students that have earned an Associates degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

Minimum Age Requirement
Applicants must be 18 years of age on or before the first day of class.

Grade Point Average 
Students must have an overall cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher  in all undergraduate credit coursework to qualify for program consideration. Graduate level coursework will not be considered.  

Information Session/Open House

All Applicants MUST attend an Information Session. Applicants are asked to provide the date of attendance in this application. 

- Information sessions are valid for one year.
- These sessions are held monthly. No appointment is necessary.

The information can be found on the College's Website:https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health/default.aspx

Program Prerequisites

The completion of the following courses with a grade of "C" or higher by the application deadline date. 

BSC2085 and BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture and Lab (or equivalent lecture and lab)
BSC2086 and BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lecture and Lab (or equivalent lecture and lab)
HSC2531 Medical Terminology

After all minimum admission criteria have been satisfied, a point system is utilized for selection of students to the program. 

In the event of a tie, all three digits of the overall cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) will be used

Area 1: Coursework

Maximum Points Possible - 80

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

Associate Degree or higher

10

Area 3: Overall Cumulative Grade Point Average

Maximum Points Possible - 40

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

Submit copy of verification letter

10

Maximum Points Possible

140

Public Safety Career Pathway Programs

Combination Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B)& Fire Program:

Application open: Oct 2

Application closes: Nov 3

 


It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available priorto 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

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

EMT: This program is offered for the student who wishes to complete the core curriculum and be eligible for certification by the State of Florida to practice as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B). Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers trained to the EMT-B level provide basic life support for both medical and trauma-related emergencies. The course content for EMT-B includes lecture, skills lab, and hospital/fire rescue rotations as outlined in the core requirements of the Emergency Medical Services A.S. degree program.

Furthermore, the EMT-B Program is a prerequisite for Fire Academy AND the Paramedic Program.

Students MUST have Internet access.

FIRE: The Basic Firefighter Program is a physically demanding course that prepares students for the safe, dependable and prompt performance of duties in the fire station as well as in the community. It includes orientation to the fire service, instruction in fire alarms, vehicles, and apparatus and equipment. Those students who successfully complete the course may participate in the State of Florida certification examination. Certification is required in the State of Florida for employment as a Firefighter.

Furthermore, the EMT-B Program is a prerequisite for the Paramedic Program and students are strongly encouraged to complete it priorto beginning Fire Academy.

Students MUST have Internet access.

Program website: https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-public-safety/#ccc
Program Email: robinscm@palmbeachstate.edu
Phone: (561) 868-3840


PROGRAM LENGTH

EMT: Approximately 16 weeks, 300 hours, a full college semester/term - 12 college credits.

FIRE: Day Academy: 6 weeks Firefighter I, 6 weeks Firefighter II. Total weeks = 12

PROGRAM LOCATIONS

All EMT and Fire Academy classes, labs and drills will be held at the

Public Safety Complex on the Lake Worth campus located 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, Florida 33461.

EMT Clinical sites will be designated per the Clinical Coordinator and are subject to change throughout the program.

PROGRAM COST

EMT: Tuition and Fees* (FL resident) total $1,173.00 (costs are approximate and subject to change).

FIRE: Firefighter I $750.18 Firefighter II $769.76. Total tuition and fees for both programs:$1,821.94

*Include parking decal, Medical Accident Insurance and Liability Insurance assessed. They do not include textbooks, uniforms, and pre-screening costs (drug/alcohol screening, medical exam and criminal background).

 

INFORMATION SESSIONS

All students are encouraged to attend one of the following information sessions:
See the list of upcoming Information Sessions

FINANCIAL AID
Program is Financial Aid Eligible.

FAFSA
It is recommended that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which may be filed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov 

The institution code is 001512.

For assistance with Financial Aid at Palm Beach State College, please visit https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/financialaid/default.aspx

DISCLAIMER: The points system is subject to change in the near future.

After all eligibility requirements for placement into the selection pool have been satisfied, the following point system will be utilized for determining acceptance into the program. 

1. MILITARY SERVICE (Maximum Points - 3)

U.S. VETERAN
The applicant must submit copy of DD214 with honorable discharge.

 3

JROTC
Successful completion of Leadership Education Training I/II required (must be reflected on high school transcript).

 1

 

2. EDUCATIONAL POINTS/COLLEGE CREDITS (Maximum Points-2)

The applicant must have official college transcripts sent from post-secondary institutions.

30 or more college credits from any regionally accredited institution

 2

 

9 to 29 college credits from any regionally accredited institution

 1


3. EDUCATIONAL POINTS/TEST RESULTS (Maximum Points-2)

I/O Solutions NFSI Test Score (75% to 100%)
(Taken within 2 years of application deadline) 

 .75 to 1

PERT*, ACT-E* & SAT1* 
(Taken within 2 years of application deadline) 

 1

*Test scores must place the student into college level courses in all areas.

        
4. AFFILIATION WITH A PBSC EMS PROGRAM COMMUNITY FIRE RESCUE PARTNER

The applicant must be a current member (four month minimum) of the organization, and provide proof of affiliation on official department letterhead.

Cadet, Explorer, Volunteer, Junior Firefighter, any PBCSD HS Fire Academy graduate

 2


Applicants may receive points from either section 2 OR section 4.  Points will not be awarded for both sections.

Maximum Points Possible

 7

 

 

 

Criminal Justice Control Access Application

Application open: Jan 13

Application closes: March 22

 

**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

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

 

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) Limited Access Application 

Application open: Jan 8

Application closes: May 27

It is STRONGLY recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available priorto starting this application.

 


It is STRONGLY recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available priorto 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

Admission to Palm Beach State College

All applicants are required to complete the admission process to Palm Beach State College. This includes but is not limited to college application submission, the payment of the application fee, submission of all transcripts, test scores,and proof of High School completion.

Applicants must have completed High School and earned a High School Diploma or GED or validated Foreign Credential. This requirement is waived for students that have earned an Associates degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION BLS PROVIDER CPR CERTIFICATION

All applicants must provide a valid (not expired) current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider card.

NO other CPR certifications will be accepted.

Palm Beach State College offers the course for this certification; CPR Course ID# is AHO0123.  To register for this class or to search for availability go here https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/CCE/ems.aspx

For additional questions about this CPR course at Palm Beach State College, you may call the Public Safety Corporate Continuing Education office at 561-868-3775 or visit the Corporate and Continuing Education at: www.palmbeachstate.edu/CCE 

MANDATORY INFORMATION SESSION

All applicants must either attend in person or review the Electronic Information Session.  You will be required to provide the date of review/attendance and use information to complete this application. 

Information session is valid for one year. 
The information can be found on the College's Website:
https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-public-safety/default.aspx#ems-degrees




After minimum eligibility requirements are met a point system is used to determine selection for program admission.  In the event of a tie the NFSI score is used to determine program acceptance.

Category

Points possible

Effective March 2021

Area 1: Military Service

Points awarded in one category

Maximum points 30

United States Military Veteran

The applicant must submit copy of DD214 with honorable discharge.

30

JROTC

Successful completion reflected on High School transcript Leadership Education Training I/II required.

10

Area 2: Testing

Maximum points 110

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

 

Area 3: Education/ College Credits

Points awarded in one Category

Maximum points 20

30 or more college credits from regionally accredited institution

20

9 to 29 college credits from regionally accredited institution

10

OR

Area 4: Affiliation with PBSC-EMS Program

Community Rescue Partner

Maximum points 20

Cadet, Explorer, Volunteer, Junior Firefighter,

any PBCSD HS Fire Academy graduate

20

Maximum points possible

180

 

Fire Academy-Spring 2021  - Day & Night Program

Application open: Sept 21

Application closes: Nov 3

 

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available priorto 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.

Classes start: January of the following year

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Basic Firefighter Program prepares students for the safe, dependable and prompt performance of duties in the fire station as well as in the community. It includes orientation to the fire service, instruction in fire alarms, vehicles, and apparatus and equipment. Those students who successfully complete the course may participate in the State of Florida certification examination. Certification is required in the State of Florida for employment as a Firefighter.

Special admission requirements are associated with this program.


Program Website: https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-public-safety/default.aspx#fire-degrees

Program Email: FireAcademy@palmbeachstate.eduPhone number: 561-868-3900

FIREFIGHTER 1
Total hours: 191
Firefighter 1: FFP 0030(191 hours)              

FIREFIGHTER 2
Total hours: 301
Firefighter II: FFP 0020 (301 hours)            


Total program hours: 492 hours 


DAY ACADEMY 
5 weeks Firefighter I, 8 weeks Firefighter II. Total weeks = 13 weeks

PROGRAM SCHEDULE:
Day Academy: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Full schedule is reviewed during orientation, once you're accepted to the program.


NIGHT ACADEMY 
Night Academy: 12 weeks Firefighter I, 12 weeks Firefighter II. Total weeks = 24

PROGRAM SCHEDULE:
Night Academy: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Monday-Wednesday, and 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM every Saturday. The schedule will be explained at the Orientation session.

PROGRAM LOCATION: Lake Worth Campus
Classes and labs will be held at the Public Safety Fire Complex located at 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, Florida 33461.

PROGRAM COSTS: Tuition and Fees* (FL resident):
Firefighter I 
$707.23 and Minimum Standards FF1   
Total FF1: $707.23

Firefighter II 
$1071.00 and Minimum Standards FF2 
Total FF2: $1071.00

Total tuition and fees for both programs: $1,778.23

*Fees include Medical Accident Insurance and Liability Insurance assessed, web component fees and special fees.  They do not include textbooks, uniforms, turnout gear, and pre-screening costs (fingerprints, written and physical ability exams, and medical exam). Information on the fees and costs will be explained at orientation.

FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid is currently not available for this program, however you may speak to your financial aid advisor to discuss other financial aid options and availability of scholarships. 

 

CANDIDATE PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST (CPAT)

Applicants must register for the CPAT on line or at any Palm Beach State College location and successfully complete it priorto consideration for placement into the selection pool. CPAT scores are valid for one year priorto the application deadline. CPAT information can be found at https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-public-safety/default.aspx#CJI-degrees-certification

A valid CPAT Certificate from other providers is acceptable. Any CPAT, whether from Palm Beach State College or another provider, must be submitted with the application priorto program deadline.

AGE REQUIREMENT
 

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older on or before the application deadline date. 

 TEST OF ADULT BASIC EDUCATION (TABE)

Unless exempt, students must achieve scores of 10 or higher in the Reading, Language and Mathematics sections of the TABE to be eligible for program completion. Scores are valid for two years.

***For questions about TABE exemptions, please speak with a Palm Beach State College academic advisor.

Test fees for the first attempt of the TABE are covered by the college application fee.
Please pay the cashier and report to any campus Testing Center (with a government issued photo ID) to arrange to take the exam.
The Student Learning Center (SLC) at each PBSC campus location provides remediation courses for students who need additional skills to pass the TABE.

NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER SELECTION INVENTORY TEST (NFSI)

All applicants are REQUIRED to take the I/O Solutions National Firefighter Selection Inventory (NFSI) - for inclusion in the Applicant pool.

Applicant must score a 75% or higher to be eligible for applicant pool inclusion.

Palm Beach State College uses the highest, valid NFSI score that is within two years of the application deadline date.

The NFSI is offered by the Palm Beach State College Testing Centers .For additional information on taking the NFSI at a College Testing Center go to: www.palmbeachstate.edu/testing.

The NFSI exam can be taken every 30 days.

Points are not awarded for taking this exam.  

Test scores for the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT), SAT1 or ACT-E exams, credits earned for college coursework and regionally accredited degrees (A.A.S or higher) will not satisfy or waive this application requirement. 

TIE BREAKER
In the event of a two applicants having earned the same point total; The NFSI will serve as the tie-breaker to determine program acceptance. The applicant with the highest NFSI exam score will be accepted to the program.


NFSI RESOURCES & GUIDES
Study guides are available for purchase at the Lake Worth Campus Bookstore.
For additional information on the NFSI go to: www.publicsafetyrecruitment

 

 

DISCLAIMER: The points system is subject to change in the near future.

I. Program-Related Points (Maximum points 8)

a) Graduate from Palm Beach State EMT Program
(Graduation date must be posted on the Palm Beach State College transcript)                                                                          

2

b) Graduate from Palm Beach State College Paramedic Program
(Graduation date must be posted on the Palm Beach State College transcript)        

2

 

c) State of Florida Certified EMT
(A copy of State of Florida EMT License must be uploaded with application)                       

1

 

d) State Certification 
(State of Florida Paramedic License must be uploaded with application)               

1

 

e) Currently enrolled at Palm Beach State in EMT and Paramedic in for the Semester
(Points not award if student has earned points progress – cannot award this point if student already graduated from this program) in Palm Beach State College EMT or Paramedic Program in academic good standing

1

f) Completion of Wellington High School Fire Academy FF3 program
(If Yes, this must be reflected on your official high school transcript on file)

1

g) Member in Good Standing of a Fire Cadet or Fire Explorer Program
(If Yes, you must upload a copy of a signed, official letter on departmental letterhead) 

1


II. Veteran of the United States Military with honorable discharge Please provide DD214 Form (2 points)

III. College Education
Credits earned from regionally accredited institution at college level (one area only – Maximum of 3 points)

Up to 29 college credits (1 Point)                                                        

Enrollment in Palm Beach State College's Fire Science Technology A.S. Degree (program objective 2195) and completion of a minimum of 9 credits with a grade of C or higher by the application deadline date. In one of the following core courses: (2 points)

  • 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

30 or more college credits or AS or AA or higher degree from a College other than PBSC (2 points)

Program Completion from Palm Beach State College (AA/AS/BA/BS/PSAV/CCC/ATD) (3 points)

IV. NEED TO MEET REQUIREMENT OF FLORIDA STATUTE #633.35 Automatic Entry

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. 

Maximum Points Possible: (13 points)

 

 

 

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