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Industry, Manufacturing, Construction and Transportation (IMCT)

Trade and industrial careers offer much more than you may think. Now more than ever, people with special skills and technical training are in strong demand. There's never been a better time - or place - to train for a dynamic career.

  • Learn from professionals with many years of experience and a commitment to your success.
  • Graduate with industry certifications recognized nationally and valued by employers.
  • Excel in a small class with significant one-on-one attention. Our hands-on labs and classrooms feature the latest equipment and technology usd in modern industrial environments.
  • Pay only a fraction of what private schools cost. Plus, financial aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Pick your pathway & get started!

Industry, Manufacturing, Construction and Transportation Certificates & Degrees

At PBSC, you can choose from many career pathways. Each certificate and degree is a stepping-stone, either to the job market or to the next level in your education. 

Degrees:

  • AS: Associate in Science degrees prepare you for skilled employment or transfer to PBSC’s bachelor's programs and possibly other institutions.

Certificates:

  • CCC: College Credit Certificates give you marketable skills as well as college credits that can transfer to an associate degree.
  • CCP: Career Certificate Programs prepare you for high-skill, high-demand jobs.


Industry

Overview

If you like making people feel good about themselves, this might be the career for you!

This comprehensive Barbering program develops your knowledge, personal image and mastery of hair, beard, and skin care. During this program, you will also learn the importance of communication skills and salon career options.

Students build their barbering skills in a modern salon environment and gain hands-on experience performing services for other students as well as paying clients.

 

Barbering - Career Certificate Program (CCP)

Barbering program graduates are eligible to take the barbering license exam and apply to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation for the barber license. Upon passing the exam, students will become licensed barbers, eligible to perform all barbering services in Florida.

Note: This program is only offered on the Belle Glade Campus


Program Requirements

  • Face-to-face meeting with academic advisor is required prior to registering.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age. No high school diploma required.
  • Registration assistance for all Belle Glade classes is available by emailing Mikayel Ishmael, CCP Advisor.

Overview

If you like making people feel good about themselves, this might be the career for you! 
This program includes theory and salon experience in hair styling, hair cutting, hair coloring, permanent waving and hair relaxing, manicures and pedicures, salon management and skin care services. In addition, course work covers cosmetology law, ethics, and other technical information related to the field. 

You'll also also learn the importance of communication skills and salon career options.

 

Cosmetology - Career Certificate Program (CCP)

Instruction is designed to prepare the student to successfully pass the Florida State Board of Cosmetology exam. Upon passing the examination, the student will become a licensed cosmetologist.


Program Requirements

BELLE GLADE

  • Must be 16 years of age. No high school diploma required.
  • Face-to-face meeting with academic advisor is required prior to registering
  • Registration assistance for all Belle Glade classes is available by emailing Mikayel Ishmael, CCP Advisor. 
LAKE WORTH
  • Must be 16 years of age. No high school diploma required.
  • Face-to-face meeting with academic advisor is required prior to registering.

Overview

If you like helping people feel positive about their appearance, being a facial specialist (esthetician) could be your new profession! 

Students are trained in a fully equipped spa, through a combination of lectures and hand-on practice, taught and guided by licensed professionals.


Facials Specialty - Career Certificate Program (CCP)

At the end of this program, you may apply for your state license through the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.


Program Requirements & Cost

  • Must be 16 years of age and/or have received a high school diploma.
  • Program cost is approximately $1,000 including tuition, books and uniform.
  • This program does not qualify for financial aid.


Program Schedules

BELLE GLADE

  • Facials Specialty classes are offered part-time day or evening.
  • Classes are approximately 4 hours daily Monday through Thursday. The program takes approximately 4.5 months to complete.
  • Registration assistance for all Belle Glade classes is available by emailing Mikayel Ishmael, CCP Advisor. 

 LAKE WORTH

  • Facials Specialist classes are offered full-time and part-time.
  • Day Schedule:  Offered Spring, Summer and Fall.  Students are in classes/labs Monday-Friday. Takes approximately 8.5 weeks to complete.
  • Evening Schedule:  Offered Spring and Fall. Students are in classes/labs Tuesday-Thursday. Takes approximately 5.5 months to complete. *This class typically fills up within one day.
  • Registration assistance for all Lake Worth classes is available by emailing Mikayel Ishmael, CCP Advisor. 

Overview 

Environmental Horticulture provides the knowledge and expertise driving the green industry in Palm Beach County. Comprised of golf courses, nurseries, landscape companies, lawn maintenance firms, tree care enterprises, and garden centers, this industry seeks well trained horticulturists. Many of our students are self-employed in landscaping. 

 

Landscape Horticulture Management -  Associate in Science (A.S.)

This degree program is designed to prepare the student for management and technical positions in the green industry. Course content provides broad and well-rounded training in such areas as turfgrass culture, pesticides, plant physiology, nursery management and landscape construction.

Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State’s Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. In addition, courses may also transfer to other colleges and universities that allow students to transfer into a four-year program.

 

Landscape and Horticulture Certificates

Professional certification is increasingly important in the green industry, and Palm Beach State offers three Landscape and Horticulture College Credit Certificates.

In these programs, students gain marketable hands-on skills working in the College's greenhouse, shadehouse and gardens. Each certificate builds on the information of the previous one, culminating with the Professional 2 certificate. In addition, most earned credits can be applied to the A.S. degree in Landscape and Management Horticulture Management.

  • Professional certification is rapidly increasing in importance within the Environmental Horticulture Program to match its increasing importance in the workplace.
  • The purpose of the certification program is to provide marketable skills without the need for General Education.
  • Most of the courses required for certifications can also be applied to the A.S. degree so that certification can usually be a step toward that degree. Non-degree, certificate-only courses are Field Skills I & I and the LESCO certification courses under construction.
  • Our certification program is oriented strongly toward outside agencies, principally the Florida Nursery Growers & Landscape Assn. (FNGLA), LESCO, and the International Society of Arboriculture.
  • Most of the Palm Beach State certifications can be used as stepping stones toward the FNGLA certifications of the same names.
  • Generally, professional certificates are not licenses and are not required by law to practice horticulture. However, in Florida and nationally, there is a growing certification movement, with employers coming to prefer or require certified employees.
  • The former Horticulture certificates are in the process of being replaced by a new certification program, which is under construction. The older certificates remain available. The new program has the advantages of closer ties to the industry, direct relationship with FNGLA, and formal credit. FNGLA certificates earned through Palm Beach State will count as educational "end points" appearing on transcripts.
  • Students interested in FNGLA certification should contact the Florida Nursery Growers & Landscape Association in Orlando for updates, details, promotional materials, discussion of experience requirements when relevant, and current manuals. Their Education Director is Ms. Merry Mott at 1-800-375-3642 or mmott@fnga.org. The Palm Beach State Environmental Horticulture Department can help you make contact.

 

Landscape and Horticulture Specialist - College Credit Certificate (CCC)

This college credit certificate program provides marketable skills without the need for General Education. Environmental horticulture provides the knowledge and expertise driving the green industry in Palm Beach County.

This certification program is oriented strongly toward outside agencies, principally the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association and the International Society of Arboriculture. Most of the Palm Beach State certifications can be used as steppingstones toward the FNGLA certifications of the same names.

Students who complete this certification may apply for the Landscape and Horticulture Professional I certificate. 

 

Landscape and Horticulture Professional 1 -  College Credit Certificate (CCC)

This college credit certificate program provides marketable skills without the need for General Education. Environmental horticulture provides the knowledge and expertise driving the green industry in Palm Beach County.

This certification program is oriented strongly toward outside agencies, principally the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association and the International Society of Arboriculture. Most of the Palm Beach State certifications can be used as steppingstones toward the FNGLA certifications of the same names.

Students who complete this certification may apply for the Landscape and Horticulture Professional II certification.

 

Landscape and Horticulture Professional 2 -  College Credit Certificate (CCC)

This college credit certificate program provides marketable skills without the need for General Education. Environmental horticulture provides the knowledge and expertise driving the green industry in Palm Beach County.

This certification program is oriented strongly toward outside agencies, principally the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association and the International Society of Arboriculture. Most of the Palm Beach State certifications can be used as steppingstones toward the FNGLA certifications of the same names.

Overview

If you enjoy precision work and like working with people, this could be your new career! Students are trained in a fully-equipped nail spa setting through a combination of lectures and hands-on practice, taught and guided by licensed professionals. After completing this program, you may apply for your state license through the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

 

Nails Technician - Career Certificate Program (CCP)

This CCP program prepares the student for employment as a registered nail specialist.

This course is designed to provide instruction in school, classroom/laboratory safety rules and procedures. This course is designed to provide competencies in manicuring and pedicuring and in applying artificial nails and nail wraps.


Program Requirements & Cost

BELLE GLADE

  • Must be 16 years of age. No high school diploma is required.
  • Registration assistance for all Belle Glade classes is available by emailing Mikayel Ishmael, CCP Advisor. 

LAKE WORTH

  • Must be 16 years of age and/or have received a high school diploma.

 

Program Schedules

BELLE GLADE

  • Nails Technician classes are offered part-time day or evening.
  • Classes are approximately 4 hours daily Monday through Thursday. The program takes approximately 4.0 months to complete. 

LAKE WORTH

  • Nails Technician classes are offered part-time.
  • Evening schedule:  Offered Spring and Fall. Students are in classes/labs Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm-10:00pm. Takes approximately 5 months to complete. 

Overview

Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the human body by a person who is licensed for compensation.

The Massage Therapy Program is designed to prepare our students for employment as licensed massage therapists. In therapeutic training lab, hydrotherapy lab and clinical environments, students will practice Swedish massage as well as a variety of allied modalities. Practice in the lab and with clients in a public student clinic prepares our students 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.

 

Massage Therapy - Career Certificate Program (CCP)

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.


Limited Access Program

Some programs at Palm Beach State College (PBSC) require an additional program application to be submitted after you've been accepted to Palm Beach State College. These programs are known as limited or controlled access programs. 

 

 

 

Program Schedule

Our program has 3 cohorts per year.

  1. Full-Time day class from January to July (7 months) Monday through Friday.
  2. Full-Time day class from June to December (7 months) Monday through Friday. Classes and labs are held during the day, between 8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with some variation according to semester.
  3. Part-Time evening class from January to December (12 months) Classes and labs are held during the evening, between 4 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with some variation according to semester.

 

Manufacturing

Overview

The demand for skilled technicians in technology and engineering fields has reached a critical level nationwide and in South Florida. Graduates of the Engineering Technology program are rapidly finding employment in the local engineering technology, power, aerospace and manufacturing industries. Local employers are seeking talented graduates with a desire to work with both their hands and heads.

 

Engineering Technology: Advanced Manufacturing -  Associate in Science (A.S.)

This program is designed for the student who is seeking an A.S. degree and preparing for a career in the engineering technology field with a focus on advanced manufacturing. It is also designed for employees in this field who seek further education and career advancement. The modern manufacturing workplace is highly automated and robotized, requiring skills in electrical and mechanical systems, electronics and robotics. The skill set and knowledge acquired in the program covers automation, mechatronics, lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques.

Courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities that allow students to transfer into a four-year program. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.

 

Lean Manufacturing - College Credit Certificate (CCC)

This program is designed for the student who is seeking entry into the field of engineering technology, with a focus on the manufacturing process, quality assurance, lean manufacturing and Six Sigma. It is also designed for employees in this field who seek further education and career advancement

Overview

The machining technology program is designed to prepare the student for employment in the manufacturing industry as a machinist. It offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare students for employment. 

 

Machining Technology - Career Certificate Program (CCP)

Course content includes safety issues of the manufacturing environment, associated math and blueprint reading skills, computer numerical control (CNC) programming, manufacturing planning/methods, inspection methods, and related machining concepts and theories. Shop or laboratory activities are an integral part of the program and provide instruction in the various machine tools, machine accessories and programming techniques related to current industry standard and practices.

 

 

Program Cost

  • Approximately $4,400.00 including books, uniform shirt, and tuition.


Program Schedule

  • Machining classes begin every August and January and they fill quickly! The program is offered during the day and evening.
  • Day Schedule: Students are in class Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 3pm. You can finish the certificate in 14 months.
  • Evening Schedule: Students are in class Tuesday through Thursday from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. You can finish the program in 31 months.

Overview

The Welding Technology program prepares the student for entry-level employment in a variety of occupations in the welding industry.

 

Welding Technology - Career Certificate Program (CCP)

Course content includes, but is not limited to, communication skills, human relations, employability skills, safe and efficient work practices, reading blueprints, identifying metals and basic shop skills.

Shop activities are an integral part of this program and provide instruction in the various processes and fabrication skills, including torch cutting, arc welding, MIG welding, flux core welding, TIG welding, certification test preparation, use of current industry standards, practices and techniques.

 

Program Cost

BELLE GLADE *

  • Approximately $3,500 including tuition, textbook and personal protection equipment.

LAKE WORTH *

  • Approximately $4,000.00 including tuition, books, uniform shirt and personal protection equipment.

*Qualifies for federal financial aid if you received a regular high school diploma or GED.

 

Program Schedules

BELLE GLADE

  • Day Schedule: New classes start in August and they fill quickly! Students are in class Monday through Thursday from 8:30am - 4:30pm. You can finish the program and get your certificate in 11 months.
  • Evening Schedule: New classes start August and January and they fill quickly! Students are in class Monday through Thursday from 6:00pm -10:00pm. You can finish the program and get your certificate in 20 months.

LAKE WORTH

  • Welding classes begin every August and January and they fill quickly! The program is offered during the day and evening.
  • Day Schedule: Students are in class Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 3pm. You can finish the certificate in 11 months.
  • Evening Schedule: Students are in class Monday through Thursday from 5:30pm -10:00pm. You can finish the program in 16 months.

 

Construction

Overview

Working with construction industry partners, Palm Beach State College has designed two programs that prepare students for a successful career in construction management.

Through a dynamic, hands-on curriculum focused on current best practices, students are
exposed to all critical areas of managing a construction project. By learning high-demand
skills in construction materials and methods, cost estimating, scheduling and planning,
building information modeling, site logistics, mobilization and more, students are ready to
fill positions that put them on the fast track to management.

 

 

Building Construction Management - Associate in Science (A.S.)

This A.S. degree program prepares students to enter the construction industry on a management track. Students are exposed to all critical areas of managing a construction project, from materials and methods to scheduling and planning.

In addition to classroom instruction and laboratory exploration, summer internships give students the opportunity to gain experience at a local construction worksite. Through a comprehensive curriculum focused on current best practices, students will be ready to launch a successful career in construction management.

Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree program in Supervision and Management. In addition, courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities that allow students to transfer into a four-year program.

 

Building Construction Specialist -  College Credit Certificate (CCC)

This College Credit Certificate program focuses on developing the essential competencies necessary for a successful career in construction management. It is ideal for those who already have a degree and want a faster route to employment. Through a combination of classroom instruction and real-world, hands-on projects, students gain knowledge, skills and experience in construction materials and methods, cost estimating, scheduling and planning, applied mathematics, building information modeling and more.

Overview

The heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry is in constant need of skilled technicians to support residential and commercial clients.

Through real-world projects—including “on-the-job” experiences— you’ll achieve hands-on knowledge of HVAC/R operations, installation and repairs, troubleshooting, and key issues like safety and indoor air quality. The College’s lab gives you access to a wide range of up-to-date equipment, including residential split heating and cooling systems, commercial water-cooled systems, ice machines, refrigerators and freezers. 

 

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC) - Career Certificate Program (CCP)

This CCP program's course content includes broad, transferable skills, and stresses the understanding of all aspects of the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. The curriculum emphasizes operational functions of systems, along with troubleshooting and repair of systems. The underlying principles of technology, labor issues, health, safety and environmental issues are also covered.

Shop or laboratory activities are an integral part of this program. These activities include instruction in the use of safety procedures and in the care of tools, equipment, materials and processes found in the industry.

Overview

Low voltage technicians specialize in the low voltage electronic systems that keep homes and commercial buildings safe, energy efficient and easy to manage. These systems have become so advanced that it is possible to control building access, security devices, thermostats, lights, entertainment and more via a smartphone, tablet, touchscreen or computer.

 

Low Voltage Technician - Career Certificate Program (CCP)

In this program, students learn to install, configure, integrate and repair all types of low voltage systems used by residential customers and businesses. Through an industry driven, hands-on curriculum taught in a modern lab, students gain experience working with security and home automation systems, telecommunications and fiber optic networks, remote access control systems, whole house audio and video, closed-circuit television, nurse call and fire alarms, turnkey gate automation and intrusion detection systems.

Students graduate ready to enter the rapidly expanding low voltage field, which provides a variety of avenues for solid employment as well as professional growth.

During the program, students earn credentials from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) in Electronic Systems Technician Levels 1-4.

 

Program Cost

Approximately $3,000 for Florida residents, including tuition, fees, book and uniform shirt. Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.

Overview

The world would not function as it does today without electricity. Choosing a career as an electrician will provide you with a skill set that you can take anywhere and be successful. From wiring new homes to bringing older factories up to code, electricians are needed for every type of structure and in every industry.

 

Residential and Commercial Electrician - Career Certificate Program (CCP)

Taught by licensed electricians, the program covers all aspects of the electrical trade, from terminology and circuitry to the proper use of tools and more. In challenging projects, you’ll develop essential skills in wiring installation and repair for residential and commercial properties. Graduates pursue careers in electrical construction, maintenance, public utilities and contract work. This program also may be a stepping stone to local electrician apprenticeship opportunities.

During the program, students earn credentials from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Electrical Levels 1 & 2 credentials.

 

Program Cost

Approximately $3,773 for Florida residents, including tuition, fees, book and uniform shirt. Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.

Overview

Palm Beach State College trains about 500 students annually in two registered apprenticeship construction trade programs: Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Electrical.

The training is accomplished through partnership agreements with local apprenticeship sponsors who provide on-the-job training as well as related classroom instruction for the 4-5 years it typically takes, depending on the occupation, to complete the program.

Each of the two apprenticeship programs contribute to local industry by promoting a skilled, competent workforce with high-wage jobs.

Registered apprenticeship training programs not only positively impact Palm Beach County's workforce demands, but also allow over 1,000 students to enjoy full-fledged taxpayer status. The apprentices of today become the business and industry leaders of tomorrow.

 

Apprenticeship (Air Conditioning & Electrical) - Career Certificate Program (CCP)

Upon program completion, students receive a Florida Department of Education Certificate and are recognized worldwide as journey workers.

Palm Beach State College awards students who complete their apprenticeship a Career Certificate Program training certificate.

 

Program Requirements & Cost

  • Registered Apprenticeship program sponsors identify the minimum qualifications to apply for a program.
  • Contact the local apprenticeship sponsor at:
  • The eligible starting age can be no less than 16; however, individuals must usually be 18 to be an apprentice in hazardous occupations.
  • Program sponsors also identify additional minimum qualifications to apply, (e.g., education, ability to physically perform the essential functions of the occupation, and proof of age). All applicants are required to meet the minimum qualifications.
  • As per the Florida Statute 1009.25, apprentices are not charged tuition. The only costs would be tools, books and materials needed for the trade.

 

Program Schedule

Classroom and lab instruction take place both on the Lake Worth campus and off campus at local apprenticeship sponsor training sites. Classes and labs are scheduled in the evenings to allow for on-the-job training during the day.

The length of an apprenticeship program depends on the complexity of the occupation and the type of program (Time-based, Competency-based, or Hybrid). Apprenticeship programs range from one year to six years, but most of the programs are 4-5 years in length. During the program, the apprentice receives both structured, on-the-job training and job-related education. For each year of the apprenticeship, the apprentice will receive normally 2,000 hours of on-the-job training and a recommended minimum of 144 hours of related classroom/lab instruction.

 

Transportation

Overview

The Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Program will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to obtain employment as an entry-level technician in the automotive industry.  

 

Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair - Career Certificate Program (CCP)

Hands-on training in the labs in supplemented with the theory in the classroom to   give the student a full understanding of workplace practice, safety and organization. ASE Education Foundation Entry Level curriculum prepares learners for 4 entry-level certification exams included in the program. Additionally, the program prepares students for the professional level ASE A4, A5, A6 and G1 certification exams.

 

Program Cost

Approximately $2,400.00 including books, uniform shirt and tuition.

Overview

This program will prepare the participant as a technician in the automotive service field. This program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of occupations and careers found in the automotive service and repair industry. A combination of technical theory and practical hands-on instruction will provide students with the knowledge and skills required for entry level employment in this high wage field.

 

Automotive Service Technology - Career Certificate Program (CCP)

Coursework for the Automotive Service Technology program prepares students for the Automotive Technician ASE (National Automotive Service Excellence ) certification exams in Engine Repair (A1), Brakes (A5), Steering and Suspension (A4) Electricity and Electronics (A6), Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (A2), Manual Drive Train and Axles (A3), Heating and Air Conditioning (A7), and Engine Performance (A8).

 

Program Accreditation

The Automotive Service Technology program is accredited as a Master Training Program by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) meeting national training standards in Automotive Service Excellence areas of certification.

Overview

This program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of occupations and careers found in the automotive service and repair industry. A combination of technical theory and practical hands-on instruction will provide students with the knowledge and skills required for entry level employment in this high wage field.

 

Basic Automotive Service Technology - Career Certificate Program (CCP)

Coursework for the Basic Automotive Service Technology program prepares students for the Automotive Technician ASE (National Automotive Service Excellence) certification exams in Engine Repair (A1), Steering and Suspension (A4), Brakes (A5), and Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6).

The Basic Automotive Service Technology program is certified as a Master Training Program by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) meeting national training standards in Automotive Service Excellence areas of certification.

Overview

This program will prepare the participant for employment as bus, truck and diesel engine mechanics, diesel mechanics helpers, mobile heavy equipment mechanics, construction equipment mechanics, industrial truck mechanics. A combination of technical theory and practical hands-on instruction will provide students with the knowledge and skills required for entry level employment in this high wage field.

 

Basic Diesel Service Technology  - Career Certificate Program (CCP)

Coursework for the Basic Diesel Service Technology program prepares students for the Medium/Heavy Truck Technician ASE (National Automotive Service Excellence) certification exams in Diesel Engines (T2), Brake Systems (T4) and Electrical and Electronic Systems (T6).

Coursework for this program covers instruction in the proper and safe use of heavy diesel service tools and diagnostic equipment. The curriculum is designed to give students a combination of classroom and lab related activities.

Upon completion of this program, you may seek employment as a Heavy/Medium Truck Technician, Fleet Technician, Bus Mechanic, Marine Diesel Technician, Heavy Equipment Repair or Parts Counterperson. Some Diesel Technicians work on heavy trucks and off-road equipment, including bulldozers, cranes, loaders, farm tractors, or combines.

 

Program Accreditation

The Diesel Technology Program is accredited by the National Automotive Education Foundation (NATEF).

Overview

The Diesel Maintenance Technician Program will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to obtain employment as an entry- level technician in the diesel industry. It employs theory and laboratory work to cover a broad range of entry-level skills that will provide a solid foundation for this career in the industry.

Hands-on training in the labs in combination with the theory in the classroom will give the student a full understanding in workplace practice, safety and organization.

 

Diesel Maintenance Technician - Career Certificate Program (CCP)

Students will be trained with the ASE Education Foundation Entry Level standards and testings, leading into Certifications into 2 certifications. Additionally, the program prepares students for the professional level ASE exams T4 and T8. 

This program provides instruction in the inspection, maintenance and minor repairs area of medium heavy-duty vehicles. Student competencies to exit the program for employment are established by the Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation.

Upon completion of this program, students may seek employment as maintenance technicians in fleets, dealerships, quick lube shops, tire stores or independent service/repair shops related to the diesel industry. Students may choose to enter jobs as technicians, service advisors, parts specialists or entrepreneurs.

Overview

This program will prepare the participant for employment as bus, truck and diesel engine mechanics, diesel mechanics helpers, mobile heavy equipment mechanics, construction equipment mechanics, industrial truck mechanics.

Hands-on training in the labs in combination with the theory in the classroom will give the student a full understanding in workplace practice, safety and organization. 

 

Diesel Service Technology - Career Certificate Program (CCP)

Students will be trained with the ASE Education Foundation Entry Level standards and testing’s, leading into 5 Certifications. Additionally, the program prepares students for the professional level ASE exams T2 thru T8. This is a ASE Education Foundation Accredited Training Program.

Coursework for this program covers instruction in the proper and safe use of heavy diesel service tools and diagnostic equipment. The curriculum is designed to give students a combination of classroom and lab related activities.

 

Program Accreditation

The Diesel Technology Program is accredited by the National Automotive Education Foundation (NATEF).

 

Program Cost

Approximately $6,400.00 including books, uniform shirt and tuition.

Overview

Do you like working on big trucks, tractors, and other large machines? Heavy Equipment Service Technician might be the career for you! Heavy equipment mechanics inspect, maintain, and repair vehicles and machinery used in construction, farming, air and rail transportation, ocean vessels, and other industries. Service technicians usually work indoors in repair shops. They often lift heavy parts and tools, handle greasy and dirty equipment, and stand or lie in uncomfortable positions. Most service technicians work full time, and many work evenings and weekends. Overtime is common.

 

Heavy Equipment Service Technician - Career Certificate Program (CCP)

This CCP program is designed to prepare the student for employment as bus, truck and diesel engine mechanics, diesel mechanics helpers, mobile heavy equipment mechanics, construction equipment mechanics, and industrial truck mechanics.

 

Program Requirements & Cost

  • Must be 16 years of age. No high school diploma is required.
  • Program cost is approximately $5,010.00 including textbook, protective clothing and tuition. (Qualifies for financial aid if you received a regular high school diploma or GED.)
  • Registration assistance for all Belle Glade classes is available by emailing Felisia Hill, CCP Advisor. She can be reached at hillf@palmbeachstate.edu

Overview

Students gain marketable skills in logistics information systems, materials and inventory planning, transportation and distribution, and managing the supply chain from raw materials to delivered products.

 

Logistics and Transportation Specialist - Career Certificate Program (CCP)

This program gets students ready to start careers in the supply chain, transportation and logistics industry, in addition to preparing them for further education

All credits from this certificate transfer into Palm Beach State’s A.S. degree in Supply Chain Management.

Overview

Florida has the largest marine industry in the U.S., and Palm Beach County is a major hub with 800+ marine-related businesses. The demand for marine mechanics and service technicians in dealerships, boat repair shops and yacht maintenance facilities is high and continuing to grow.

 

Marine Service Technology - Career Certificate Program (CCP)

Palm Beach State College, in partnership with the American Boat and Yacht Council, offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to train marine service technicians according to industry standards and practices. Through a combination of lectures, demonstrations and extensive hands-on training in labs and on boats, students gain a full understanding of marine workplace practices, safety and organization. Utilizing the American Boat and Yacht Council entry-level standards and tests, the program prepares students to achieve ABYC student certification before graduation. The program also trains students to test for regular ABYC certification, as well as selected Automotive Service Excellence certifications (ASE T1 and T2), which are valuable to employers.

 

Program Cost

Approximately $4,420.00 including tuition, fees, book and uniform shirt.

 

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