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WE ARE ENTREPRENEURS & MANAGERS

We innovate and help our communities thrive through the principles and best practices of Business. We are the administrators, accountants, marketers, supply chain supervisors, start-up business owners, paralegals, hospitality event planners, insurance agents and real estate associates. 


Supply Chain Management Kickoff & Expo

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019
9 - 11 a.m.
Palm Beach State College
BioScience Technology Complex, Room SC 127
3160 PGA Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens
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All courses are approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Division of Real Estate

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Pre- Licensing Sales Associate REE 0047 $175.14

Sales associates are licensed professionals who work under the direction of a broker or owner/developer in the selling/leasing of properties. This pre-licensing course covers the principles and practices of real estate sales, as well as economic, legal and human aspects. Upon completion, you will be eligible to take the Sales Associate state license exam. (63 Hours)

Cluster meetings assignment
Reference# Days Times Dates Campus

266280

T/R

6 PM - 10 PM

01/14 - 03/12

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266136

M/W

6 PM - 10 PM

02/17 - 04/15

BR

266297

T/R

6 PM - 10 PM

02/25 - 04/28

LOX

266290

M/W

6 PM - 10 PM

03/09 - 04/29

PBG

266281

M-THRS

12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

03/16 - 04/13/2020

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Post-Licensing Real Estate REE 0089 $125.10

This program is designed to offer required licensed sales associate post licensing education. It will develop sales agents by laying the foundation for a successful career. Included are legal issues, listing, selling and financing real property and analyzing/managing investment property. (45 Hours)


Cluster meetings assignment
Reference# Days Times Dates Campus

266282

M/W

6 PM – 9:45 PM

02/17/2020 - 04/01/2020

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Requirements:
High School transcripts REQUIRED.

Florida Real Estate Principles, Practice & Law textbook – Latest edition

Important: New students must complete the online PBSC admissions application prior to enrolling.

For More Information

Phone: 561-868-3514  or  561-868-376  

Email: ortizj@palmbeachstate.edu

 

 

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Students are urged to maintain contact with their advisors to be certain they are on track to complete their program of study. Students assume ultimate responsibility for course selection.

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Know your Leaders

Patricia Richie
Dean, Trade & Industry, Business & Computer Science and Public Safety
Campus: Lake Worth
Email: Pat Richie

Kimberly Lancaster
Associate Dean, Business & Computer Science
Campus: Lake Worth
Email: Kim Lancaster

Tara Chow
Administrative Assistant II
Campus: Lake Worth
Email: Tara Chow

Gigi Pinto
Administrative Assistant II 
Campus: Lake Worth
Email: Gigi Pinto

Scott Hammond
Department Chair for Business, Accounting, Entrepreneurship
Campus: Lake Worth
Email: Scott Hammond

Brent Ferns
Department Chair for Computer Science
Campus: Lake Worth
Email: Brent Ferns

Jenny Posadas
Program Director for Hospitality & Tourism, Real Estate, Risk Management & Insurance and Supply Chain Management
Campus: Lake Worth
Email: Jenny Posadas

Jose Ortiz
Program Director for Business and Computer Science
Campus: Lake Worth
Email: Jose Ortiz

 

 


Bachelors of Applied Science (BAS) Degree

B.A.S. degrees are designed for students who wish to earn a bachelor's degree for career advancement after earning their A.A. or A.S. degree.


AT A GLANCE

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

ACBSP Accredited

 

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

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Courses that examine concepts, issues and strategies in planning new ventures, leading and managing growth, and capitalizing on opportunities locally and internationally
  • Case studies and assignments that explore experiences of entrepreneurial leaders and the ideas that shape successful entrepreneurs
  • In-depth analysis of the practical aspects of developing a business plan, defining a market and distribution plan, gathering resources and raising funds
  • A choice of elective courses in venture financing, advanced business planning, starting and managing a small business, risk management, and business ethics and stakeholder management
  • Emphasis on mastering the competencies that lead to business success—and responsibly achieving the best outcomes.
LEARNING OUTCOMES
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Coursework in labor and customer relations, operations, marketing, decision making and more
  • Case studies and assignments that focus on solving real-life business problems
  • Elective courses in strategic management, entrepreneurship or international business
  • Emphasis on mastering the competencies employers need -- and responsibly achieving the best outcomes

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Entrepreneurs start all types of companies.  Some examples of business start-ups with an Entrepreneurship degree include: Internet & Technology; Service-based; Franchises; Consulting firms; Food and Entertainment; Education Services and Home-based businesses.  There are opportunities to work with/for others in: Start-ups; Product development; Business development; Venture capital firms; and International markets.

 

WAGES & JOB OUTLOOK

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment of management occupations is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations, which will result in about 807,300 new jobs. Employment growth is expected to be driven by the formation of new organizations and expansion of existing ones, which should require more workers to manage these operations. 

LINKS & MAPS

 

FURTHER EDUCATION

The B.A.S. in Entrepreneurship is a transferable degree and is ACBSP accredited.  Students may pursue a master’s degree in any Entrepreneurship, related field or other programs of study at other institutions is possible as well.

AT A GLANCE

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

 

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

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Accounting principles and practices
  • Customer Service Theories and Practices
  • Organization and maintenance of business and financial records
  • Preparation of basic financial reports and statements
  • Financial analysis and reporting of business transactions
  • Strategic Management Simulation
  • Organizational Management
  • Operations Management
LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Coursework in labor and customer relations, operations, marketing, decision making and more.
  • Case studies and assignments that focus on solving real-life business problems.
  • Elective courses in strategic management, entrepreneurship or international business.
  • Emphasis on mastering the competencies employers need -- and responsibly achieving the best outcomes.

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

General Managers may be practicing in Business, Education, Government, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Non-profit organizations.  Examples of key functional areas include: Administration, Human resources, Finance, Marketing, Operations management and Product development.

 

WAGES & JOB OUTLOOK

Employment within management occupations has a projected growth of 8% from 2016 to 2026.  This will result in at least 807,300 new jobs.  Employment will be driven by the new organizations and expansion of existing organizations which creates a need for hiring more managers.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for management occupations was $104,240 as of May, 2018.

 

LINKS & CATALOG

FURTHER EDUCATION

The B.A.S. of General Management is a transferable degree.  Students may pursue a master’s degree in any business and management – related field or other programs of study at other institutions is possible as well.

AT A GLANCE

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

 

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

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Coursework in health care facility administration, operational decision making, health care legislation, epidemiology as it pertains to health service planning and more.
  • Case studies and assignments that build an understanding of authentic health management issues
  • Elective courses in principles of managed care, ethics in health care, and health care marketing.
  • Emphasis on mastering the competencies health organizations need--and responsibly achieving the best outcomes.
LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Coursework in labor and customer relations, operations, marketing, decision making and more.
  • Case studies and assignments that focus on solving real-life business problems.
  • Elective courses in strategic management, entrepreneurship or international business.
  • Emphasis on mastering the competencies employers need — and responsibly achieving the best outcomes.

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Healthcare Managers may be practicing in Hospitals and clinics, Insurance companies, Mental health facilities, Non-profit organizations, Nursing homes, Physician practices, and Rehabilitation centers. Key functional areas include: Administration, Human resources, Finance, Marketing and Public Affairs, Government Relations, Medical Staff Relations, Patient Care Services and Planning and Development, Health Care Support.

 

WAGES & JOB OUTLOOK

Employment within health care management occupations has a projected growth of 18% from 2016 to 2026.  This will result in at least 2.4 million new jobs.  Employment will be driven by the new organizations and expansion of existing organizations which creates a need for hiring more managers.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for management occupations was $66,440 as of May, 2018.

 

LINKS & MAPS

FURTHER EDUCATION

The B.A.S. of Health Care Management is a transferable degree.  Students may pursue a master’s degree in any health care management – related field or other programs of study at other institutions is possible as well.

AT A GLANCE

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

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

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


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

The Project Management Concentration in the B.A.S. in Supervision & Management features:

  • Participate in the initiation and management of IT projects through knowledge of scheduling, budgeting, quality and cost control, project communications, risk analysis, resource leveling and procurement.
  • Coordinate IT integration with an understanding of organizational context and architecture, acquisition and sourcing, and testing and quality assurance.
  • Provide leadership in change management through the multipronged use of scheduling, resource allocation and capacity planning in the design, development and implementation of information systems or system changes.
  • Influence project quality by employing measurement tools for process improvement and control and by utilizing team management concepts and problem-solving skills.
  • With an understanding of acquisition fundamentals, implement strategic approaches to procurement planning, execution and control.
  • Identify and diffuse risks, as well as resolve conflicts, in a project management setting.

Graduates of this degree concentration will meet the education requirements for leading industry credentials from the Project Management Institute. Employers place great importance on PMI credentials, such as the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® and Project Management Professional (PMP)®.

Palm Beach State also offers a Certificate of Professional Preparation in Project Management for individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree, but want to gain project management expertise to further their IT careers.

 

 LEARNING OUTCOMES
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

 

FURTHER EDUCATION

The B.A.S. in Project Management is a transferable degree and is ACBSP accredited.  Students may pursue a master’s degree in any Entrepreneurship, related field or other programs of study at other institutions is possible as well.

LINKS & CATALOG

 

Associate in Arts (AA) Degrees

The Associate in Arts transfer degree equals the first two years of a bachelor’s degree. By earning your A.A. degree at PBSC, you are guaranteed admission to one of Florida's public universities to complete your bachelor’s degree. You also may transfer to certain private institutions or PBSC bachelor's programs. Our A.A. degree tracks will help guide you in selecting general education and elective courses that fit your desired major and the requirements of your chosen transfer school. Always work with your PBSC academic advisor in making your final choices.


AT A GLANCE

Accounting courses are not only for accounting majors. Accounting courses can significantly benefit non-accounting majors who pursue careers in business, government and other organizations. Most, if not all, organizations use accounting information to make business decisions.

PROGRAM COMPLETION OPTIONS

There are two options for completing the AA track.

Option 1: 

15 to FINISH: 4 semesters with 15 credits per semester

Semester Courses maps below

Option 2:

FLEX to FINISH: 6+ semesters with 6-11 credits per semester.

Semester Courses maps below


ONCE YOU COMPLETE THE PROGRAM

Palm Beach State College's Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree track is designed for the student who plans to transfer to a Florida public university or state college as a junior to complete a bachelor's degree.

At PBSC, you'll find a broad range of Business degrees, concentrations and certificates that are representative and reflective of today's employment market.

Accounting graduates can go on to pursue jobs such as accountant, company secretary, stockbroker, auditor, tax manager, cost accountant and financial analyst.

Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree students who plan to transfer to a university to complete a bachelor’s degree in business (Accounting, Management, Marketing, etc.) must take Financial Accounting (ACG2022) and then Managerial Accounting (ACG 2071). Other accounting courses offered at Palm Beach State are not transferable.

Associate in Science (A.S.) degree students planning to work in the accounting field must first take Financial Accounting (ACG2022) and then Managerial Accounting (ACG 2071). In addition other accounting courses, listed below must be taken:

  • Bookkeeping (APA 1111)
  • Microcomputer Operations (ACG 2450)
  • Computerized Bookkeeping (APA 2172)
  • Federal Income Tax I (TAX 2000)
  • Intermediate Accounting (ACG 2100)
  • Cost Accounting (ACG 2360)
  • Federal Income Tax II (TAX 2010)

Course Sequence for A.S. Degree

 

 
AT A GLANCE

The Advertising track will expose students to the knowledge required to drive business decisions and promote products and services. Learn the best ways to inform consumers on products and services.

 

PROGRAM COMPLETION OPTIONS

There are two options for completing the AA track.

Option 1: 

15 to FINISH: 4 semesters with 15 credits per semester

Semester Courses maps below

Option 2:

FLEX to FINISH: 6+ semesters with 6-11 credits per semester.

Semester Courses maps below


ONCE YOU COMPLETE THE PROGRAM

Palm Beach State College's Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree track is designed for the student who plans to transfer to a Florida public university or state college as a junior to complete a bachelor's degree.

At PBSC, you'll find a broad range of Business degrees, concentrations and certificates that are representative and reflective of today's employment market.

Advertising graduates can go on to pursue jobs such as marketing manager, advertising sales representative, market research analyst and brand manager.

 

 
AT A GLANCE

Achieve the ultimate in career marketability with this A.A. degree track that opens doors. The curriculum puts emphasis on essential knowledge and skills in critical business areas, such as leadership, economics, operations, legal and ethical issues, accounting and human relations.

 

PROGRAM COMPLETION OPTIONS

There are two options for completing the AA track.

Option 1: 

15 to FINISH: 4 semesters with 15 credits per semester

Semester Courses maps below

Option 2:

FLEX to FINISH: 6+ semesters with 6-11 credits per semester.

Semester Courses maps below


ONCE YOU COMPLETE THE PROGRAM

Palm Beach State College's Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree track is designed for the student who plans to transfer to a Florida public university or state college as a junior to complete a bachelor's degree.

At PBSC, you'll find a broad range of Business degrees, concentrations and certificates that are representative and reflective of today's employment market.

Business Administration graduates can go on to pursue jobs such as business manager, general manager, operations director, plant superintendent and production manager.

 

 
AT A GLANCE

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and the relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Marketing, Sales and Service career cluster. 

PROGRAM COMPLETION OPTIONS

There are two options for completing the AA track.

Option 1: 

15 to FINISH: 4 semesters with 15 credits per semester

Semester Courses maps below

Option 2:

FLEX to FINISH: 6+ semesters with 6-11 credits per semester.

Semester Courses maps below


ONCE YOU COMPLETE THE PROGRAM

Palm Beach State College's Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree track is designed for the student who plans to transfer to a Florida public university or state college as a junior to complete a bachelor's degree.

At PBSC, you'll find a broad range of Business degrees, concentrations and certificates that are representative and reflective of today's employment market.

Business Marketing Management graduates can go on to pursue jobs such as marketing manager, marketing assistant, media planner and business event planner.

 

 
AT A GLANCE

Economists conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. Other responsibilities may include collecting and processing economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.

 

PROGRAM COMPLETION OPTIONS

There are two options for completing the AA track.

Option 1: 

15 to FINISH: 4 semesters with 15 credits per semester

Semester Courses maps below

Option 2:

FLEX to FINISH: 6+ semesters with 6-11 credits per semester.

Semester Courses maps below


ONCE YOU COMPLETE THE PROGRAM

Palm Beach State College's Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree track is designed for the student who plans to transfer to a Florida public university or state college as a junior to complete a bachelor's degree.

At PBSC, you'll find a broad range of Business degrees, concentrations and certificates that are representative and reflective of today's employment market.

Economics graduates can go on to pursue jobs such as auditor, insurance underwriter, business manager, pricing analyst, statistician, financial consultant, supply chain analyst and salesperson.

 

 
AT A GLANCE

The Associate in Arts degree track in Entrepreneurship is designed for the person who has the vision, drive and discipline to start a business venture but needs business expertise and skills to make it a success. This degree track would also be helpful for those already in business who seek to expand or diversify. 

PROGRAM COMPLETION OPTIONS

There are two options for completing the AA track.

Option 1: 

15 to FINISH: 4 semesters with 15 credits per semester

Semester Courses maps below

Option 2:

FLEX to FINISH: 6+ semesters with 6-11 credits per semester.

Semester Courses maps below


ONCE YOU COMPLETE THE PROGRAM

Palm Beach State College's Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree track is designed for the student who plans to transfer to a Florida public university or state college as a junior to complete a bachelor's degree.

At PBSC, you'll find a broad range of Business degrees, concentrations and certificates that are representative and reflective of today's employment market.

Entrepreneurship graduates can go on to pursue jobs such as business owner, business reporter, teacher, recruiter, business consultant and life coach.

 
AT A GLANCE

Achieve the ultimate in career marketability with this A.A. degree track that opens doors. The purpose of this track is to develop the potential competencies essential to sports, recreation and entertainment marketing. 

PROGRAM COMPLETION OPTIONS

There are two options for completing the AA track.

Option 1: 

15 to FINISH: 4 semesters with 15 credits per semester

Semester Courses maps below

Option 2:

FLEX to FINISH: 6+ semesters with 6-11 credits per semester.

Semester Courses maps below


ONCE YOU COMPLETE THE PROGRAM

Palm Beach State College's Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree track is designed for the student who plans to transfer to a Florida public university or state college as a junior to complete a bachelor's degree.

At PBSC, you'll find a broad range of Business degrees, concentrations and certificates that are representative and reflective of today's employment market.

Recreation and Sport Management graduates can go on to pursue jobs such as sports marketer, guest relation manager, manager of a sports team, sports coordinator, athletic director and contract negotiation manager.

 

 

Associates in Science (AS) Degrees

Career-oriented A.S. degree programs prepare you for immediate entry into the workforce or transfer into Palm Beach State College's bachelor's degree programs. Transfer to certain bachelor's degree programs at other colleges and universities is possible as well.


AT A GLANCE

Accounting information drives business decisions, and when you know the “language of business,” you can go anywhere. This program is designed for the student who will seek immediate employment in the accounting field upon graduation, or who is currently employed in accounting and allied fields and desires advancement.

 

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Accounting principles and practices.
  • Organization and maintenance of business and financial records.
  • Preparation of basic financial reports and statements.
  • Financial analysis and reporting of business transactions.
  • Accounting and bookkeeping software.
  • Fundamentals of taxation for individuals and corporations.
  • Use of financial data to evaluate business operations and make decisions

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Accuracy - Consistently apply accuracy, attention detail and thoroughness in completing work tasks.
  • Analytic - Analyze information and apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers.
  • Technical - Apply practical knowledge of accounting software to set up functions, enter data and process information.
  • Mathematical - Choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
  • Documenting/Recording Information - Obtain information from relevant sources. Record and maintain information in written or electronic form.
  • Communication - Provide information to supervisors, co-workers and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

This program prepares the student for employment as a paraprofessional accountant or an assistant to a certified public accountant performing tax and management advisory services, or as a full-charge bookkeeper to include management duties. Students can work in businesses, government agencies and accounting firms.

 

FURTHER EDUCATION

Graduates may pursue the Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supervision and Management at PBSC. Transfer to bachelor’s degree programs at other institutions may be possible as well.

AT A GLANCE

This degree program is designed for the student who seeks a broad background in business, seeks to start a small business, or wants to advance in a current position. 

Course content includes entrepreneurship, management and supervision, human relations, marketing and communications.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

 

FURTHER EDUCATION

Graduates may pursue the Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supervision and Management at PBSC. Transfer to bachelor’s degree programs at other institutions may be possible as well.

AT A GLANCE

Achieve the ultimate in career marketability with this customizable A.S. degree that opens doors. The curriculum puts emphasis on essential knowledge and skills in critical business areas, such as leadership, economics, operations, legal and ethical issues, accounting and human relations. You'll be able to focus on special interests through an independent research project.

 

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Demonstrate, by specific example, the major management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling.
  • Analyze the nature of marketing and the elements and interrelationships of the marketing mix.
  • Communicate business information in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner through written documents, oral presentations, and use of technology.
  • Apply specific business knowledge – e.g., accounting, economics, marketing, and management – in a manner that identifies and evaluates business practices.
  • Analyze legal and ethical issues from a global awareness perspective within the operation of a business.
  • Describe the nature, purpose, and importance of human relations in an organization environment.
  • Identify the major forces influencing human behavior at work.

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

This well-rounded business degree prepares you for a variety of positions in all types of industries and government, plus gives you options to continue your education.

 

FURTHER EDUCATION

Graduates may pursue the Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supervision and Management at PBSC. Transfer to bachelor’s degree programs at other institutions may be possible as well.

AT A GLANCE

This degree program is designed for the student who seeks a broad background in business, seeks to start a small business, or wants to advance in a current position. 

Course content includes entrepreneurship, management and supervision, human relations, marketing and communications.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Demonstrate, by specific example, the major management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling.
  • Analyze the nature of marketing and the elements and interrelationships of the marketing mix.
  • Communicate business information in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner through written documents, oral presentations, and use of technology.
  • Apply specific business knowledge – e.g., accounting, economics, marketing, and management – in a manner that identifies and evaluates business practices.
  • Analyze legal and ethical issues from a global awareness perspective within the operation of a business.
  • Describe the nature, purpose, and importance of human relations in an organization environment.
  • Identify the major forces influencing human behavior at work.
 

FURTHER EDUCATION

Graduates may pursue the Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supervision and Management at PBSC. Transfer to bachelor’s degree programs at other institutions may be possible as well.

AT A GLANCE

This degree program is designed for the student who seeks a broad background in business, seeks to start a small business, or wants to advance in a current position.

Course content includes entrepreneurship, management and supervision, human relations, marketing and communications.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Communicate business information in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner through written documents, oral presentations, and use of technology.
  • Analyze legal and ethical issues from a global awareness perspective within the operation of a business.
  • Analyze the nature of marketing and the elements and interrelationships of the marketing mix.
  • Demonstrate, by specific example, the major management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling.
  • Apply specific business knowledge – e.g., accounting, economics, marketing, and management – in a manner that identifies and evaluates business practices.
  • Explain the role of insurance in both personal and business environments; identify insurance needs and appropriate actions; recognize key terms and clauses in the insurance contract; explain the scope of insurance contracts and how they are applied to risks and losses; understand the role of marketing and customer service; discuss risk management and insurance concepts.
  • Recognize career opportunities in the Risk Management and Insurance field.

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Analyze and manage risk management issues by identifying, measuring, and making decisions on operational or enterprise risks for an organization.

Sample of reported job titles: Credit Risk Management Director, Global Risk Management Director, Operational Risk Management Vice President, Purchasing and Risk Services Director, Risk Analyst, Risk Management and Benefits Vice President, Risk Management Director, Risk Management Manager, Risk Manager, Risk Specialist.

 

FURTHER EDUCATION

Graduates may pursue the Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supervision and Management at PBSC. Transfer to bachelor’s degree programs at other institutions may be possible as well.

AT A GLANCE

Learn all aspects of launching and operating a business, while developing your potential as an entrepreneur or intrapreneur ­ someone who innovates within an established company. Increase your knowledge of sales and marketing, e-commerce, management strategies, financing, staffing and risk-taking. Explore your own startup ideas and build real-world skills, including how to recognize good opportunities and develop business plans.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Describe the entrepreneurial process from idea generation to the commercialization and implementation of the new business venture and discuss the attributes of successful entrepreneurs.
  • Identify the resources and explain how to acquire the resources needed for the creation and implementation of a new venture, including financial, legal, certifications, licensing, and human/managerial resources.
  • Apply specific business knowledge – e.g., accounting, economics, marketing, and management – in a manner that identifies and evaluates business practices.
  • Apply effective leadership and team building skills to create dynamic business partnerships and networks.
  • Analyze the nature of marketing and the elements and interrelationships of the marketing mix.
  • Communicate business information in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner through written documents, oral presentations, and use of technology.
  • Identify problems and issues to formulate viable solutions using basic business, management, and financial concepts.

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Graduates are ready to start a business, manage a small company or work in a business development capacity.

 

FURTHER EDUCATION

Graduates may pursue the Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supervision and Management at PBSC. Transfer to bachelor’s degree programs at other institutions may be possible as well.

AT A GLANCE

If you thrive in a dynamic, people-oriented environment, this field is for you. This degree program covers all facets of the hospitality/tourism industry, including hotel management, purchasing, cooking, food service and dining room operations, cost control, human resources, front office, security and marketing.

 

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Summarize basic principles and concepts of the hospitality industry along with managerial techniques and human resource management practices.
  • Outline the legal responsibilities and rights of the owners, guest and employees, and identify the security procedures and needs of the hospitality industry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the marketing function and how it applies to the hospitality industry.
  • Develop an understanding of the basic functions related to front desk operation and the coordination of the guest cycle.
  • Maintain a safe, sanitary, and secure environment for food preparation and service.
  • Demonstrate a reasonable level of comfort and confidence participating in the operation of a commercial kitchen.
  • Demonstrate food preparation methods appropriate for specific production situations.
  • Demonstrate the practical approach to the various aspects of food and beverage cost control, purchasing, and budgets

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Graduates are ready to begin management careers in hotels, restaurants, resorts/spas, tourist attractions, convention centers and more.

 

FURTHER EDUCATION

Graduates may pursue the Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supervision and Management at PBSC. Transfer to bachelor’s degree programs at other institutions may be possible as well.

AT A GLANCE

The Paralegal program at Palm Beach State College can be your entry to a fascinating career where opportunities are plentiful. Educated and well-trained legal assistants are in demand at law firms, corporations, banks, real estate agencies, insurance companies, and governmental agencies

 


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to identify substantive and procedural theories and concepts as they apply to a wide variety of legal tasks completed in legal settings, such as private law firms, corporate and public legal offices, and nonprofit legal services entities.
  • Effective written and oral communication with persons who seek legal services as well as other parties who are an integral part of the legal process, such as court personnel, other paralegals in offices of opposing counsels, clients, and witnesses.
  • The use of both print and technology modes, including pleading texts and programs, and research programs typically found in legal settings.
  • How to identify and solve questions related to the ethical practice of law under the direction of a licensed attorney.
  • How to recognize and understand how court personnel, attorneys, and all other persons employed in the delivery of legal services relate to each other.
LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Accuracy - Consistently apply accuracy, attention to detail, and thoroughness in completing work tasks.
  • Analytic - Analyze legal information and apply laws to specific fact-patterns to produce conclusions. Resolve legal problems through critical thinking skills.
  • Communication - Provide information to supervising lawyers, coworkers, and members of the legal community through effective written and oral communication.
  • Documenting and Recording Information - Obtain, record, and maintain information from relevant sources in written and/or electronic form.
  • Information Processing - Possess the ability to process large volumes of information.
  • Technical - Apply practical knowledge of legal software and databases to properly analyze legal problems.

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

This degree program prepares the student for employment as a legal assistant/paralegal in law-related occupations, including but not limited to: public and private law practice (such as Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Family Law, Criminal Law, and Immigration), corporate or government law-related activities, community-based non-governmental organizations, and real estate and title company work.
 
AT A GLANCE

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for further education and employment in the transportation distribution and logistics career cluster. The program is designed to develop the student's general employability by improving their work attitudes, communication, critical thinking, technical skills, problem-solving skills and occupation-specific skills relative to supply chain management.

 

PROGRAM INFO

Total program hours: 600

Approximate program length: 6 months (24 weeks) full time, 9 months (36 weeks) part time.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Accounting principles and practices.
  • Organization and maintenance of business and financial records.
  • Preparation of basic financial reports and statements.
  • Financial analysis and reporting of business transactions.
  • Accounting and bookkeeping software.
  • Fundamentals of taxation for individuals and corporations.
  • Use of financial data to evaluate business operations and make decisions.
 
LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Source: https://www.onetonline.org


POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Direct or coordinate production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, or financial forecasting services or activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, or safety. Examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs. Direct the movement, storage, or processing of inventory.

Sample of job titles: Global Consumer Sector Vice President, Global Supply Chain Director, Global Supply Chain Vice President, Material Requirements Planning Manager, Solution Design and Analysis Manager, Supply Chain Director, Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain Vice President.

FURTHER EDUCATION

Graduates may pursue the Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supervision and Management at PBSC. Transfer to bachelor’s degree programs at other institutions may be possible as well.


Postsecondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) Certificate

PSAV certificate programs prepare you for high-skill, high-demand jobs. 


AT A GLANCE

This Program prepares students for employment in the transportation, distribution and logistics industry. Course content focuses on the practical knowledge and skills needed by a variety of employers, including distribution facilities, carriers, ports, manufacturers, retailers and third-party logistics firms. The program also covers general employability skills, technical skills and an overview of career pathways.

The content includes but is not limited to: the global supply chain, the logistics environment, safety principles, quality control principles, work communication practices, teamwork-workplace behavior- and problem solving, supply chain computer systems, supply chain life cycle, product receiving and stocking, product order processing, product shipment, safe operation and use of equipment, inventory control, safe handling of hazardous materials, customs process/free trade, modes of transportation (air, sea, truck, and rail), dispatch operations, routing and tracking operations, and customer relations.

PROGRAM INFO

Total program hours:600

Approximate program length: 6 months (24 weeks) full time, 9 months (36 weeks) part time.

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Describe the principle elements of global logistics and supply chain technology.
  • Compare, contrast, and explain transportation systems.
  • Demonstrate an ability to use existing and emerging industry-related technology.
  • Describe and explain warehouse operations.
  • Apply principles of economics to solve business problems or address business-related issues.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Developing and Building Teams - Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization - Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
National Center for O*NET Development. 11-3071.01 - Transportation Managers. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved June 13, 2019, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-3071.01

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

  • Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
  • Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
  • Logisticians
  • Computer User Support Specialists

 

LINKS & CATALOG

 Completion Requirement

Students must pass with the following minimum Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores: Reading 9; English 9; Mathematics 9; or qualify for TABE exemption.

AT A GLANCE

This PSAV program is designed to prepare students to work in an insurance office as an accredited claims adjuster. This program is approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Agent and Agency Services, as a pre-licensing requirement for obtaining a ACA 5.20 or 6.20 Insurance License. This course is required for the public adjuster apprentice (3.21) license.

This 40-hour course content will include but is not limited to the following:  Insurance terms and concepts, insuring; personal and business automobiles, personal and commercial inland marine, residential and commercial property, general liability, worker compensation, crime insurance and health insurance.

PROGRAM INFO

Total program clock hours: 40; Approximate program length: 5 weeks.

This program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Florida statutes governing property and casualty insurance, insurance policies and coverages, and licensing requirements
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the ACA in resolving insurance claims
  • Identify and explain the major areas of property and casualty, including legal aspects, ethics, and insurance practice.



LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

National Center for O*NET Development. 13-1031.02 - Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved June 13, 2019, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/13-1031.02

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Claims Adjusters, Examiners and Investigators
LINKS & CATALOG

 
AT A GLANCE

This PSAV program prepares the student to take the State of Florida licensing exam for a position as a life insurance agent, including health and variable annuities. This course is for all participants who deal with the ultimate consumer and must obtain a Florida insurance license. This pre-licensing course is approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Agent and Agency Services.

Course content includes development of communication, critical thinking, human relations and employability skills. Topics included in the course: insurance terminology and concepts, federal and state regulations and legal contracts.

Information taking from the FDOE Curriculum Framework.

 

PROGRAM INFO

Total program hours: 60 Hours

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Florida statutes governing life, health, and variable annuities insurance; insurance policies and coverages; and licensing requirements.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the operations of insurance agencies and the role of the agent and client in insurance transactions.
  • Identify and explain the major areas of life, health, and variable annuities insurance, including legal aspects, ethics, finance, economics, and insurance practice.



LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.  
    Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

National Center for O*NET Development. 41-3021.00 - Insurance Sales Agents. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved June 13, 2019, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/41-3021.00

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Insurance Sales Agent
LINKS & CATALOG

 

 
AT A GLANCE

This PSAV program is designed to prepare students to take the State of Florida licensing examination for the property & casualty general lines (2.20 authority), in preparation for the position of general lines agent. This pre-licensing course is approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Agent and Agency Services.

Topics include automobile, fire & allied lines, general liability, homeowner's insurance, crime & surety, worker's compensation, inland & ocean marine, aviation and boiler machinery. Course content includes development of communication, critical thinking, human relations and employability skills.

Information taking from the FDOE Curriculum Framework.

PROGRAM INFO

Total program clock hours: 200. Approximate program length: 14 weeks.

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Florida statutes governing property and casualty/general lines insurance, insurance policies and coverages, and licensing requirements.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the operations of insurance agencies and the role of the agent and client in insurance transactions.
  • Identify and explain the major areas of property and casualty/general lines insurance, including legal aspects, ethics, finance, economics, and insurance practice.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

National Center for O*NET Development. 41-3021.00 - Insurance Sales Agents. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved June 13, 2019, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/41-3021.00

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Insurance Sales Agents
LINKS & CATALOG

 
AT A GLANCE

The Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) of the Florida Division of Real Estate requires completion of a 45-hour post license course within the first two (2) years of obtaining a real estate license.

This program offers the FREC required post-licensing education for licensed real estate sales associates. It will expand upon pre-licensing education by further developing the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful sales agent career. Topics include listing, selling and financing real property, analyzing/managing investment property, legal issues, and strategies for business planning and time management.

PROGRAM INFO

Total program clock hours: 45 hours   Approximate program length: 1 week full time, 4 weeks part-time.

Based on enrollment, the program is offered at the Lake Worth, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, and Loxahatchee Groves campuses.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Foundational knowledge required of a successful real estate sales associate as it relates to legal issues, risk management, the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, professional ethics, communication skills, and business plan preparation.
  • Ability to prospect for listings, appropriately price a property for sale, make a listing presentation, and complete a listing contract.
  • Ability to work with buyers, differentiate between a sales contract and an option contract, write and present an offer.
  • Identify mortgage qualities, explain how to obtain financing, and explain the closing process.
  • Ability to analyze and manage investment property.
  • Renewal of real estate license.
LINKS & CATALOG

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AT A GLANCE

This PSAV program is a study of the basic principles, practices and theories of real property, economic value, legal implication and relationship to the sales associate and broker. This pre-licensing class is approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Real estate Commission. 

The pre-license course for real estate sales associates must be successfully completed prior to taking the state license examination. 

Real estate is one of the major industry groups in the Florida economy. The selling and leasing of housing is an especially strong career opportunity in South Florida.

 PROGRAM INFO

Total program hours: 63. Approximate program length: four to ten weeks.

The program is offered at the Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, Loxahatchee Groves, and Boca Raton campuses.

 


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Knowledge of the Florida statutes governing real estate agents, contract agreements, ownership of property, and licensing requirements.
  • Knowledge of the operations of real estate agencies and the role of the broker and associate in real estate transactions.
  • Identify and explain the major areas of real estate, including legal aspects, finance, economics, real estate practice, and appraisal.
LINKS & CATALOG

 

College Credit Certificate (CCC)

A CCC awards college credit and delivers the technical core of the A.S. degree in that area of study. Completing a CCC gives you an immediate credential for skilled employment, allowing you to start or advance a career. And because CCC credits transfer into an A.S. degree, you'll have a great start toward your degree goal, too.


AT A GLANCE

This college credit certificate program is designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment in the accounting field.

Course content includes principles, procedures and theories of organizing and maintaining business and financial records and the preparation of accompanying financial reports.

 

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Prepare and use financial information about business organizations to support decision making.
  • Manage business information using appropriate software.
  • Demonstrate effective business communication skills.
  • Evaluate business and financial information to support internal decision making.
  • Prepare governmental tax forms, including income, payroll, and sales taxes.
  • Consider the implications of professional values, ethics, and attitudes in business.

**FLDOE:  http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/18567/urlt/0552030205-1819.rtf

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Academic knowledge.
  • Higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills.
  • Work attitudes.
  • General employability skills.
  • Technical skills.
  • Occupation-specific skills.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of the Business Management and Administration career cluster.

**FLDOE:  http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/18567/urlt/0552030205-1819.rtf

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

This credit program is designed to prepare the student for employment as an accounting clerk, junior accountant or assistant accountant, or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in the accounting field.

 

LINKS & CATALOG

 
AT A GLANCE

This program is a college credit certificate for individuals currently employed in the banking industry or for those who would like to pursue a career in the banking field.

The Banking Specialist College Credit Certificate program provides students with both general knowledge and specific competencies that establish a foundation for a successful financial services career. This 12-credit certificate includes training in banking principles, law and banking, marketing for bankers and business communications.

 

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Demonstrate comprehension and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate effective customer service skills.
  • Demonstrate human relations skills necessary for workplace success.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using microcomputer and electronic skills to perform job functions.
  • Perform general organizational workplace competencies.
  • Demonstrate sales and marketing fundamentals.
  • Demonstrate employability skills.
  • Manage career development.
  • Utilize effective cross selling techniques and procedures for financial services.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history, growth and structure of the financial industry.
  • Understand terminology unique to the finance and credit industry.
  • Understand terminology unique to the banking industry.
  • Utilize effective selling techniques in interactions with customers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history, growth and structure of the banking industry.
  • Demonstrate basic skills for performing functions of entry level positions in banking institutions.
  • Demonstrate security procedures and detection of fraud.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of accounting/budgeting operations.
  • Manage customer interactions.
  • Participate in learning.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of principles of human resources.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of essential human relations skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of product and service technology.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic marketing principles.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of real estate.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of major laws and regulations that relate to and affect banking.

**FLDOE:  http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/18567/urlt/0252080303-1819.rtf


LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Academic knowledge.
  • Higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills.
  • Work attitudes.
  • General employability skills.
  • Technical skills.
  • Occupation-specific skills.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of the finance career cluster.

**FLDOE:  http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/18567/urlt/0252080303-1819.rtf

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

This certificate is well suited for individuals who plan to make banking a long-term career. Those individuals included career entry employees with clerical, administrative or customer service responsibilities.

 

LINKS & CATALOG

 
AT A GLANCE

This college credit certificate program is designed to prepare the student for employment in business.

Course content prepares the student to become proficient in the planning, organizing, directing and controlling of a business, including organizational and human aspects, with emphasis on various theories of management, the knowledge and understanding necessary for managing economic resources, and decision making. Emphasis is given to the ownership of small business enterprises. It also provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently operating or owning a small business.

 

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Demonstrate, by specific example, the major management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling.
  • Analyze the nature of marketing and the elements and interrelationships of the marketing mix.
  • Communicate business information in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner through written documents, oral presentations, and use of technology.
  • Apply specific business knowledge – e.g., accounting, economics, marketing, and management – in a manner that identifies and evaluates business practices.
  • Analyze legal and ethical issues from a global awareness perspective within the operation of a business.
  • Describe the nature, purpose, and importance of human relations in an organization environment.
  • Identify the major forces influencing human behavior at work.
LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Analytic – Analyze information and apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers.
  • Detail Oriented - Must pay attention to details. This quality is necessary across a range of tasks, from ensuring that the organization complies with building codes to managing the process of buying equipment.
  • Communication – Provide information to supervisors, co-workers and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Leadership – Must have this quality to manage workers and to coordinate administrative duties, as well as motivate employees and deal with any issues.
**https://www.onetonline.org/ - Copied from the website.  Will need to be reworked.

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

This program is designed to prepare the student for the operation of a small business or to become small business owners/entrepreneurs.

 

LINKS & CATALOG

 
AT A GLANCE

This college credit certificate program is designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment in business.

Course content prepares the student to become proficient in the planning, organizing, directing and controlling of a business, including organizational and human aspects, with emphasis on various theories of management, the knowledge and understanding necessary for managing economic resources, and decision making. It also provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently operating or owning a small business.

 

PROGRAM INFO

The program can be completed in one year full-time or 1-1⁄2 years part-time.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Prepare and use financial information about business organizations to support decision making.
  • Manage business information using appropriate software.
  • Demonstrate effective business communication skills.
  • Describe the significance of legal and ethical issues in a business environment.
  • Demonstrate employability skills.

**FLDOE:  http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/18567/urlt/0552020104-1819.rtf


LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Academic knowledge.
  • Higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills.
  • Work attitudes.
  • General employability skills.
  • Technical skills.
  • Occupation-specific skills.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of the Business Management and Administration career cluster.

**FLDOE:  http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/18567/urlt/0552020104-1819.rtf

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

This program is designed to prepare the student for mid-management positions in a variety of business environments or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in management occupations.

 

LINKS & CATALOG

 
AT A GLANCE

This college credit certificate program is designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment in business.

Course content prepares the student to become proficient in the planning, organizing, directing and controlling of a business, including organizational and human aspects, with emphasis on various theories of management, the knowledge and understanding necessary for managing economic resources, and decision making. It also provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently operating or owning a small business.

 

PROGRAM INFO

The program can be completed in one year full-time or 1-1⁄2 years part-time.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Prepare and use financial information about business organizations to support decision making.
  • Manage business information using appropriate software.
  • Demonstrate effective business communication skills.
  • Describe the significance of legal and ethical issues in a business environment.
  • Demonstrate employability skills.

**FLDOE:  http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/18567/urlt/0552020104-1819.rtf


LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Academic knowledge.
  • Higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills.
  • Work attitudes.
  • General employability skills.
  • Technical skills.
  • Occupation-specific skills.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of the Business Management and Administration career cluster.

**FLDOE:  http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/18567/urlt/0552020104-1819.rtf

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

This program is designed to prepare the student for mid-management positions in a variety of business environments or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in management occupations.

 

LINKS & INFO

 
AT A GLANCE

This college credit certificate program is designed for the person who has the vision, strategy and discipline to start a business venture but lacks the business expertise and skills to make it a success. It would also be helpful for those already in business seeking to expand or diversify or those considering self-employment for the first time.

Course content includes entrepreneurial thinking, opportunity recognition, sales and marketing, e-commerce and global challenges, managing economic resources, risk-taking, securing financing, getting the required licensing and certifications, decision making, staffing issues, management and leadership skills.

 

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Develop entrepreneurial concepts.
  • Develop entrepreneurial resources.
  • Apply accounting principles and concepts to perform accounting activities.
  • Demonstrates money management skills.
  • Describe and conduct business records management.
  • Plan and develop a marketing-information management system.
  • Plan and develop promotional strategies.
  • Plan and develop pricing strategies.
  • Analyze business risk.
  • Analyze and identify legal considerations.

**FLDOE:  http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/18567/urlt/0552070308-1819.rtf

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Academic knowledge.
  • Higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills.
  • Work attitudes.
  • General employability skills.
  • Technical skills.
  • Occupation-specific skills.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of the Business Management and Administration career cluster.

**FLDOE:  http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/18567/urlt/0552070308-1819.rtf

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

This program is designed to prepare the students to start their own business venture, work with others to identify business opportunities, or work for an established organization.

 

LINKS & CATALOG

 
AT A GLANCE

This certificate is designed to introduce food service management concepts. The courses will provide a broad range of skills and knowledge that will be needed to enter into an entry-level management position.

Course content includes sanitation, food production, dining room service and management, and cost control practices.

The content includes but is not limited to employability skills in the hospitality industry, laws that affect the hospitality industry, technology used in the industry, and management of various types of hospitality establishments.

Information taking from the FDOE Curriculum Framework.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Summarize basic principles and concepts of the hospitality industry along with managerial techniques and human resource management practices.
  • Outline the legal responsibilities and rights of the owners, guest and employees, and identify the security procedures and needs of the hospitality industry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the marketing function and how it applies to the hospitality industry.
  • Develop an understanding of the basic functions related to front desk operation and the coordination of the guest cycle.
  • Maintain a safe, sanitary, and secure environments for food preparation and service.
  • Demonstrate a reasonable level of comfort and confidence participating in the operation of a commercial kitchen.
  • Demonstrate food preparation methods appropriate for specific production situations.
  • Demonstrate the practical approach to the various aspects of food and beverage cost control, purchasing, and budgets.

Information taking from Learning outcomes. https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/program-learning-outcomes/business-and-office-management.aspx

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

National Center for O*NET Development. 11-9051.00 - Food Service Managers. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved June 13, 2019, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-9051.00

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Food Service Managers

 

LINKS & CATALOG

 
AT A GLANCE

This certificate is designed to introduce hotel management concepts. The courses will provide a broad range of skills and knowledge that will be needed to understand the management process within the lodging industry.

Course content includes security, personnel practices, purchasing, front office procedures, property operations management, and legal aspects of the hospitality industry.

The content includes but is not limited to employability and customer service skills, marketing techniques in the hospitality industry, laws that affect the hospitality industry, and management operations for hotels.

Information taking from the FDOE Curriculum Framework.

 

 


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Summarize basic principles and concepts of the hospitality industry along with managerial techniques and human resource management practices.
  • Outline the legal responsibilities and rights of the owners, guest and employees, and identify the security procedures and needs of the hospitality industry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the marketing function and how it applies to the hospitality industry.
  • Develop an understanding of the basic functions related to front desk operation and the coordination of the guest cycle.
  • Maintain a safe, sanitary, and secure environments for food preparation and service.
  • Demonstrate a reasonable level of comfort and confidence participating in the operation of a commercial kitchen.
  • Demonstrate food preparation methods appropriate for specific production situations.
    Demonstrate the practical approach to the various aspects of food and beverage cost control, purchasing, and budgets.

Information taking from Learning outcomes. https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/program-learning-outcomes/business-and-office-management.aspx

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

National Center for O*NET Development. 11-9081.00 - Lodging Managers. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved June 13, 2019, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-9081.00

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Bed and Breakfast Innkeeper, Front Desk Manager, Front Office Director, Front Office Manager, Guest Relations Manager, Guest Service Manager, Hotel Manager, Night Manager, Resort Manager, Rooms Director

 

LINKS & CATALOG

 
AT A GLANCE

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for further education and employment in the transportation distribution and logistics career cluster. The program is designed to develop the student's general employability by improving their work attitudes, communication, critical thinking, technical skills, problem-solving skills and occupation-specific skills relative to supply chain management.

The content includes but is not limited to related business and accounting practices such as:  standard policies and operating procedures, negotiation techniques, planning, organizing, logistics concepts, purchasing and inventory control theory.  Emphasis is placed on the development of business and managerial skills necessary for the efficient and effective performance of all operations within a company’s supply chain.

Information taking from the FDOE Curriculum Framework.

PROGRAM INFO

Total program credits: 18. Students may complete this program in 24 weeks.

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Demonstrate the major functions of supply chain management: planning, acquisition, flow, and distribution of goods and services.
  • Apply problem solving skills to managerial practices applicable to supply chain finance, accounting, and economics.
  • Demonstrate an ability to efficiently manage transportation systems.
  • Analyze legal and ethical issues from a global awareness perspective within the supply chain management industry.
  • Conduct and present market research.
  • Demonstrate professionalism specific to the supply chain management industry.

Information taking from Learning outcomes. https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/program-learning-outcomes/business-and-office-management.aspx

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

National Center for O*NET Development. 11-3071.01 - Transportation Managers. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved June 13, 2019, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-3071.01

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

Director of Operations, Fleet Manager, Freight Coordinator, Global Transportation Manager, Traffic Manager, Train Operations Manager, Trainmaster, Transportation Director, Transportation Manager, Transportation Supervisor

 

LINKS & CATALOG

 
AT A GLANCE

This college credit certificate program is designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment in the marketing field.

Course content includes marketing, advertising, personal selling, business law, management and general business knowledge.

PROGRAM INFO

Students may complete the program in one year if they attend full time or two years part time.


POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

This credit program is designed to prepare the student for employment as an advertising and display specialist or marketing, advertising, & public relations specialist. This program also provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.

 

LINKS & CATALOG

 
AT A GLANCE

This college credit certificate program is designed for the student who seeks a broad background in business, seeks to start a small business, or wants to advance in a current position.

This program prepares students for employment in roles such as:  Customer service representative, Insurance office assistant, Account Managers, Personal Lines Agent, Claims Adjuster, and Risk Analyst.

The content includes but is not limited to related business and insurance practices such as:  insurance standard policies and forms, Florida insurance regulations, operating procedures, planning, organizing, customer service, marketing, sales, and risk management.  Emphasis is placed on the development of business and risk management skills necessary to become efficient and effective in identifying customers’ insurance needs based on the amount of risk found and meeting profit goals within an insurance agency or carrier.

Information taking from the FDOE Curriculum Framework.

 

PROGRAM INFO

32 weeks (full time), or 64 weeks (part time).

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Communicate business information in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner through written documents, oral presentations, and use of technology.
  • Analyze legal and ethical issues from a global awareness perspective within the operation of a business.
  • Analyze the nature of marketing and the elements and interrelationships of the marketing mix.
  • Demonstrate, by specific example, the major management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling.
  • Apply specific business knowledge – e.g., accounting, economics, marketing, and management – in a manner that identifies and evaluates business practices.
  • Explain the role of insurance in both personal and business environments; identify insurance needs and appropriate actions; recognize key terms and clauses in the insurance contract; explain the scope of insurance contracts and how they are applied to risks and losses; understand the role of marketing and customer service; discuss risk management and insurance concepts.
  • Recognize career opportunities in the Risk Management and Insurance field.

Information taking from Learning outcomes. https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/program-learning-outcomes/business-and-office-management.aspx

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.  
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National Center for O*NET Development. 13-1031.01 - Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved June 13, 2019, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/13-1031.01

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Financial Managers, Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators, Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage, Personal Financial Advisors, Insurance Underwriters, Insurance Sales Agent, Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks

 

LINKS & CATALOG

 

Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC)

ATCs are advanced specialized programs of study for people with degrees (associate and above) and award college credits. 


AT A GLANCE

The Paralegal Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) is designed for students who have a bachelor's degree and are seeking further education in the field of paralegal studies. This program certificate renders the student eligible to obtain professional certification from the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) through the Certified Paralegal (CP) examination.

Course content includes legal concepts, legal writing and research, court systems, and business law. Course work prepares the student for employment as a paralegal in law-related occupations, including public and private law practice and/or corporate or government law-related activities.

PROGRAM INFO
  • Have a bachelor's degree
  • The program can be finished in one year if you attend full-time.
  • The program is offered at the Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens campuses.
  • Earn 24 credit

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Identify substantive and procedural theories and concepts as they apply to a wide variety of legal tasks completed in legal settings, such as private law firms, corporate and public legal offices and nonprofit legal services entities.
  • Effectively communicate in writing and orally with persons who seek legal services as well as other parties who are an integral part of the legal process, such as court personnel, other paralegals in offices of opposing counsels, clients and witnesses.
  • Use both print and technology modes, including pleading texts and programs, and research programs typically found in legal settings.
  • Identify and solve questions related to the ethical practice of law under the direction of a licensed attorney.
  • Recognize and understand how court personnel, attorneys and all other persons employed in the delivery of legal services relate to each other.
LINKS & CATALOG

 

Certificate of Professional Preparation (CPP)

CPPs offer pathways to professional occupations for degree holders (bachelor's and above) and award college credits.


AT A GLANCE

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

These courses cover competencies for several certifications including Project Management Institute's Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and Project Management Professional (PMP).

Possible Occupations

  • Business analyst
  • Business development manager
  • Business process improvement manager
  • Information technology manager
  • Operations manager
  • Product manager
  • Program planner
  • Project manager
  • Quality assurance manager
  • Team leader
PROGRAM INFO
  • To apply for the Certificate of Professional Preparation in Project Management program, students must have earned a bachelor's degree and have at least a 2.0 GPA.
  • Total program semester hours: 21 hours
  • This program is offered online and at the Lake Worth campus.
  • This program consists of seven online courses.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • All knowledge areas in the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK® Guide project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, procurement, human resources, communications and risk management.

  • All phases of a project life cycle from initiation, planning and execution to monitoring and controlling, and last of all, closing.

  • Competencies for several certifications including the Project Management Institute's Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® and Project Management Professional (PMP)® . Employers look for and value PMI certification.

 

LINKS & CATALOG

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