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PATHWAY: INDUSTRIAL & TECHNICAL PROGRAMS

Industry, Manufacturing, Construction and Transportation (IMCT)

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WE ARE THE TECHNICIANS

We produce, build, enhance and serve our community through the values and best practices of Industry, Manufacturing, Construction and Transportation. We are the engineering technologists, welders, machinists, power plant technicians, landscapers, air conditioning specialists, automotive, diesel and marine service technicians, electricians and low voltage technicians as well as the cosmetologists, facial specialists, massage therapists, nail technicians and barbers.


 

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Need information regarding a program? Please visit the "Your Leadership Team" section and email the Department Chair of the program.

For other information, contact our Enrollment center. 

 


Request a Tour 

Prospective students are encouraged to tour the PBSC campus(es) that interest them. Recruiters and student leaders will guide you and answer your questions. Families and groups are welcome.

 

Academic Advisors

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.

Contact Us

Trade & Industry Program Leadership

Patricia V. Richie
Dean, Business, Trade & Industry, and Public Safety
Campus: Lake Worth
Ph: 561-868-3117
Email: Patricia Richie

 

Dr. Kristy K. Taylor
Interim Associate Dean
Campus: Belle Glades
Ph: 561-868-1134EEmail: Kristy Taylor

 

Edward Willey
Dean of Academic Affairs
Interim Dean of Health Sciences
Campus: Lake Worth
Email: Edward Willey 

 

Thomas Gauthier
Associate Dean, Trade and Industry 
Campus:Lake Worth
Ph: 561-868-3540
Email: Thomas Gauthier


Transportation Technologies

Eligio Marquez
Program Director
Transportation Technologies
Campus: Lake Worth
Ph: 561-868-3542
Email: Eligio Marquez

 

Donald Kauts
Program Administrative Assistant
Campus: Lake Worth
Ph: 561-868-3866
Email: Donald Kauts

 

Darla Safford 
Administrative Assistant
Campus: Lake Worth
Ph: 561-868-3536
Email: Darla Safford

 

Mikayel Ishmael 
Program Advisor 
Campus: Lake Worth
Ph: 561-868-3557
Email: Mikayel Ishmael

 

Dalila Rodriguez 
TABE and VPI Advisor 
Campus: Lake Worth
Ph: 561-868-3877
Email: Dalila Rodriguez


Cosmetology | Facial Technology | Nails - Lake Worth Campus

Alicia Constantine Talley
Program Director
Ph: 561-868-3851
Email: Alicia Constantine Talley

 


Heavy Equipment | Welding | Cosmetology - Belle Glades

Gloria McAllister 
Program Director
Campus: Belle Glade
Ph: 561-993-1175
Email: Gloria McAllister

 

Doug Brown
OPS Support
Campus: Belle Glade
Ph: 561-993-1143
Email: Doug Brown

 

Veronica Blackmon
Office Assistant
Campus: Belle Glade
Ph: 561.993.1187
Email: Veronica Blackmon


 

Electrical

TBA


Welding | HVAC | Machining

Lynnmarie Gomes Highsmith
Program Director
Campus: Lake Worth
Ph: 561-868-3547
Email:Lynnmarie Gomes Highsmith


 

INDUSTRY


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

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.

PROGRAM INFO

Total Program Credits: 60

The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.

Approximate program length: two years of full-time enrollment or three years part time.

We offer internships and informal job placement support to our students. Financial aid is available to qualified students. Day and evening classes are offered.

  • 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 (program under construction), 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.
  • For ISA certification, take Arboriculture and pass the ISA Certified Arborist exam.
  • For the FNGLA Florida Certified Horticulture [formerly Nursery] Professional certification, take Nursery Management and pass the FNGLA written exam. This is given on campus in December, as well as at FNATS (Orlando, September) and TPIE (Ft. Lauderdale, January)
  • For the LESCO Fertilizer & Turf Certification contact the Environmental Horticulture Dept. (561-207-5052) as this program develops.
  • For Palm Beach State Environmental Horticulture certificates, complete the Palm Beach State certificate requirements (with suggested course sequence) below. (To obtain requirements for the older certificates, contact the Dept. Chair.)
  • For FNGLA certifications (beyond FCHP), complete all FNGLA requirements and pass FNGLA's exams, which involve various combinations of field skills, written examinations, and experience as detailed below. The Palm Beach State certificates are steppingstones to the FNGLA certifications. Those offered by Palm Beach State require only passing all of the listed courses.

George K. Rogers, Ph.D., Professor, Horticulture Department Chair 
Faculty Webpage   Phone: 561-207-5052

Mala Naik, Adjunct Instructor
Faculty Webpage

William Donovan, Adjunct Instructor
Faculty Webpage

Carol Bailey, Adjunct Instructor 
Faculty Webpage

Brenda Lesser, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 561-207-5055

The following horticulture personnel can be reached by calling Dr. Rogers at 561-207-5052:

  • Sue Hildebrandt, Nursery Manager
  • Jean Weber, Horticulture Technician II

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Recognize plants prevalent in South Florida landscaping.
  • Prepare and interpret landscape designs.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of botanical principles underlying modern horticultural practice.
  • Apply basic garden skills: propagation, potting, planting, pruning, plant installation.
  • Manage plant pests safely and responsibly.
  • Engage in horticultural practices with awareness of associated safety issues and environmental issues.
  • Apply print and electronic informational resources to horticultural practice.
  • Apply irrigation and fertilizer to landscapes properly.
  • Understand basic business principles related to horticultural practice.

 

ABILITIES YOU'LL NEED TO HAVE
  • Multilimb Coordination — Coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • Manual Dexterity — Quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Trunk Strength — Use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness — Keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Control Precision — Quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Extent Flexibility — Ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  • Static Strength — Exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Students may work in at golf courses, nurseries, landscape companies, lawn maintenance firms, tree care enterprises or garden centers. Many students are self-employed in landscaping.

 

FURTHER EDUCATION

Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State’s Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management.

In addition, courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities which allow students to transfer into a four-year program.


Postsecondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) Certificate

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


AT A GLANCE

1,200 clock hour program

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

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

PROGRAM COSTS

Approximately $4,812.00 if completed within normal time. Costs include In-State tuition/fees, books, supplies and equipment.

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


Program Contacts

Gloria McAllister,
Program Director,
Belle Glade campus
mcallisg@palmbeachstate.edu
561-993-1175


APPLICATION PROCESS

Steps to apply to the Barbering program are as follows:

  1. Apply at www.palmbeachstate.edu/Admissions. There is a one-time $40 application fee.
  2. If you require financial aid, submit a FAFSA via www.fafsa.ed.gov
  3. Submit all high school and college transcripts.
  4. Speak to the Trade and Industry advisor to be admitted. *REQUIRED
  5. Take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) exam or prove you have an exemption.
  6. Sign up for classes.

 

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 Felisia Hill, PSAV Advisor. She can be reached at hillf@palmbeachstate.edu

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Introduction to the Industry
  • Hair Cutting
  • Hair Styling
  • Chemicals (Perms and Relaxers)
  • Color
  • Shaving and Skin Care
  • Beard Styling and Maintenance
  • Salon Management
  • Time Management

 

ABILITIES YOU NEED

  • Artistic Inclination
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Self-Motivation
  • Pleasant Personality
  • “Team Player” Attitude

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Barbers enjoy a wide range of career options while performing hair, shaving, and skin services.

These include, but are not limited to:

  • being a stylist for a salon, spa, resort or cruise ship
  • working in your own salon suite
  • owning your own business
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AT A GLANCE

1,200 clock hour program

If you like making people feel good about themselves, this might be the career for you! This comprehensive cosmetology program develops your knowledge, personal image and mastery of hair, skin and nail care.  During this program, you will also learn the importance of communication skills and salon career options.  After completing this program, you may apply for your state license through the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

PROGRAM INFO

Spring Term - 2020

Full-time day class begins February 4, 2020.

Part-time evening class begins March 24, 2020.


Program Contacts

Belle Glade campus:
Gloria McAllister,
Program Director
mcallisg@palmbeachstate.edu
561-993-1175

 

Lake Worth campus:
Alicia Constantine Talley,
Program Director
constana@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3851

 

PROGRAM COSTS

Approximately $4,665.00 if completed within normal time. Costs include In-State tuition/fees, books, supplies and equipment.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Steps to apply to the Cosmetology Program are as follows:

  1. It is recommended that you attend an information session. They are held monthly.
  2. Apply at www.palmbeachstate.edu/Admissions. There is a one-time $40 application fee.
  3. If you require financial aid, submit a FAFSA via www.fafsa.ed.gov
  4. Submit all high school and college transcripts.
  5. Speak to the Trade and Industry advisor to be admitted. *REQUIRED
  6. Take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) exam or prove you have an exemption.
  7. Sign up for classes.

 

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 Felisia Hill, PSAV Advisor. She can be reached at hillf@palmbeachstate.edu
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.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Introduction to the Industry
  • Hair Cutting
  • Hair Styling
  • Chemicals (Perms and Relaxers)
  • Color
  • Facials
  • Nails
  • Salon Management
  • Time Management
  • Cosmetology Florida Law

 

ABILITIES YOU NEED

  • Artistic Inclination
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Self-Motivation
  • Pleasant Personality
  • “Team Player” Attitude

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Cosmetologists enjoy a wide range of career options while performing hair, skin and nail services. 

These include, but are not limited to:

  • becoming a stylist in a salon, spa, resort or cruise ship
  • working in your own suite
  • owning your own business

 

LINK(S)

 
AT A GLANCE

260 clock hour Career Certificate program

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

 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

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 from 8:30am-3:30pm. Takes approximately 8.5 weeks to complete.

Evening Schedule:  Offered Spring and Fall. Students are in classes/labs Tuesday-Thursday from 6:00pm-10:00pm. Takes approximately 5.5 months to complete. *This class typically fills up within one day.

 

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 Felisia Hill, PSAV Advisor. She can be reached at hillf@palmbeachstate.edu

PROGRAM INFO
Program Contacts

Belle Glade campus
:

Gloria McAllister,
Program Director
mcallisg@palmbeachstate.edu
561-993-1175

 

Lake Worth campus:
Alicia Constantine Talley,
Program Director
constana@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3851


PROGRAM COSTS

Approximately $1,000.00 including tuition, books and uniform.

* This program does not qualify for financial aid.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Steps to apply to the Facials Specialty Program are as follows:

  1. It is recommended that you attend an information session. They are held monthly.
  2. Apply at www.palmbeachstate.edu/Admissions. There is a one-time $40 application fee.
  3. Sign up for classes.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

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

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Facials
  • Facial Machines
  • Peels
  • Hair Removal
  • Make-Up Application
  • Skin Analysis

 

ABILITIES YOU NEED

  • Manual Dexterity
  • Pleasant Personality
  • “Team player” Attitude
  • Time Management Skills

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Facials specialists enjoy a wide range of career options including, but not limited to:

  • working in a full-service salon, spa or resort
  • working in a dermatology or plastic surgeon’s office
  • becoming a waxing specialist or a make-up artist.

 

LINK(S)

 
AT A GLANCE

240 clock hour Career Certificate program

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.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

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.

 

 

PROGRAM INFO

Program Contacts

Belle Glade campus:
Gloria McAllister,
Program Director
mcallisg@palmbeachstate.edu
561-993-1175

 

Lake Worth campus:
Alicia Constantine Talley,
Program Director
constana@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3851

 

PROGRAM COSTS

Approximately $1,000.00 including tuition, books and uniform.

*Program does not qualify for federal financial aid.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Steps to apply to the Nails Technician Program are as follows:

  1. It is recommended that you attend an information session. They are held monthly.
  2. Apply at www.PalmBeachState.edu/Admissions. There is a one-time $40.00 application fee.
  3. Sign up for classes.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

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 Felisia Hill, PSAV Advisor. She can be reached at hillf@palmbeachstate.edu

 

LAKE WORTH:

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

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Acrylics
  • Nail Extensions
  • Nail Wraps
  • Gels
  • Nail Art
  • Nail Repair

 

ABILITIES YOU NEED

  • Artistic Inclination
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Self-Motivation
  • Pleasant Personality
  • “Team Player” Attitude

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Nail Technicians enjoy a wide range of career options, from a full-service salon or spa, to a resort, or cruise ships.

 

LINK(S)

 
AT A GLANCE

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.

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 Application


The Limited Access application for the upcoming Fall 2020 cycle will be available on or after March 30, 2020.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2020
Classes Start: June 2020

Interested students should in the interim do the following:

 

Business Partnership Council

This council is designed to support program development keeping consistent and current with the needs of our industry in the southeast Florida community. Council members are employers, doctors, licensed massage therapists and establishment owners who know the needs of the massage and bodywork industry. For information on becoming a member of our Massage Therapy Business Partnership Council, call program Associate Dean, Jyrece McClendon at 561-862-4413 or email: mcclendj@palmbeachstate.edu.

 

PROGRAM INFO

For additional questions or concerns, please contact the Massage Therapy Department either by email at SouthMassageThrpy@PalmBeachState.Edu or by phone at 561-862-4722.

 

Quick Links


PROGRAM DATES & INFORMATION

Mandatory Orientation: Mandatory Orientation is for accepted students only. During Orientation we will go over the rules and regulations for the program, required next steps, financial aid options, program schedule, as well as other pertinent information.

Program Credit Hours: Our program is 750 clock hours and has four courses.
Introduction to Massage Therapy = 78 Clock Hours
Massage Therapy I = 200 Clock Hours
Massage Therapy II = 235 Clock Hours
Massage Therapy III = 237 Clock Hours

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 8:00 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 4:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with some variation according to semester.

Program Location: 801 Palm Beach State College Dr, Boca Raton FL 33431

For additional questions or concerns, please contact the Massage Therapy Department either by email at SouthMassageThrpy@PalmBeachState.Edu or by phone at 561-862-4722.

Attendance at an Information Session is strongly encouraged.

Important information will be discussed including program details and requirements, class information, department tour, introduction to instructors, tuition and related costs and other pertinent details.

Western Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology

We use a "whole-brain" approach to learning that includes sculpting muscles with clay, games, creative projects and symbolism, all of which help students to gain a tangible understanding of the human body and how the natural healing process works.


Eastern Anatomy & Physiology

Ancient holistic healing systems are presented and compared with modern scientific discoveries regarding the correspondences between the physical body, the emotions and the mind. An experiential understanding of the chakras and subtle energy work is presented along with theory and techniques from India, Thailand, Polynesia, China and Japan.


Massage Lab

Massage lab begins with training students on Swedish massage one stroke at a time. Many allied modality techniques are taught in addition to the basic Swedish massage, offering students a thorough training for job employment once licensed. As students become more proficient with Swedish massage, we begin to introduce allied modalities and other bodywork techniques such as; Hydrotherapy(Hot packs, Cryotherapy), Native American Hot Stone massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Chair massage, ROM, Sports, Active Isolated Stretching, Thai massage, Manual Lymph Drainage, Aryurveda Shirodhara, Neuromuscular therapy, Reiki, Body Rolling (self massage), infant massage and Cranial Sacral therapy.


Hydrotherapy Lab

We provide a 'state of the art' ceramic tiled room with two Vichy shower stations and a Hydro-therapy tub for training students and servicing clientele in a wet/hydrotherapy spa. Students learn the Vichy table rinse as well as the procedure for assisting the client off the table for a shower rinse. We begin with Aromatherapy Salt Glow Exfoliations (wet and dry), Hot/Cold Contrast Baths and Herbal Infusion Baths.(Refer to Student Clinic menu of services)


Integrative Case Studies

In MSS0252 Massage Therapy I, students begin learning Swedish Massage strokes, protocols, body mechanics and routines. By MSS0262 Massage Therapy II, students change their focus to the client/patient needs, indications, contra-indications, endangerment sites and pathology. Students learn how to gather medical information, create medical charts, practice S.O.A.P. notes, practice medical terminology,  and how to operate a clinic setting. Clients, Instructors and Students have a circle of communication through our "Clinic Critiques". In MSS0263 Massage Therapy III students are now creating treatment plans and developing critical thinking skills for individual client/patient needs.


Palm Beach State/FAU Learning Exchange Program

Introduction to Musculoskeletal Gross anatomy at the Florida Atlantic University Biomedical lab; FAU Medical students and faculty teach Palm Beach State Massage Therapy Senior students gross anatomy bringing all they have learned 'to life'. In exchange, Palm Beach State Massage therapy senior students and instructors teach Complimentary and Alternative Medicine and Compassionate touch to FAU medical students.


Business/Marketing/Entrepreneurship Class

Do you want to be self employed or work for someone else? Since we are a vocational program, we focus on training our students to work wherever they desire. Do you see yourself in a Medical setting or hospital, a five star resort, spa, or cruise ship? We want all our licensed graduates employed and happy with their employment. Palm Beach State College has it's own "Small Business Development Center" whereby certified business analysts are available to offer education, support and encouragement to students who choose to create their own business.


Community Outreach

Student therapists take Chair Massage on the road. We take our chairs to your community affairs or activities as long as the event meets with our schedule. Our best times are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12-3pm or Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-9:30pm. Typically we provide three chairs, five massage therapy students and one instructor.

Every year the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards informs the massage therapy schools of how well our students perform on the examination. As reported by the FSMTB, Palm Beach State College Massage Therapy graduates continues to hold a high pass rate between  86%-100% as compared to the average Florida state massage school pass rate of 63% and the national average massage school pass rate of 70%.

These statistics are due to the design of our curriculum, our excellent qualified instructors and our high academic standards.

Upon completion of all the Massage Therapy Program requirements, students are guided in the completion of the applications for the state examination and licensing forms.

Completing students are then invited to wear caps and gowns and partake in the Palm Beach State College graduation commencement ceremonies in the month of December. Families and guests are welcome to attend.

Employers are pleased with our 'state of the art ' facility and thorough training program. We receive calls year round inquiring to hire our licensed graduates. Licensed graduates are working in Massage establishments, day spas, large resort spas, chiropractic offices, hospitals, cruise ships, their own out call businesses and their own wellness centers. You may contact the Palm Beach State Career Center at www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career to post or gain employment. Or you may contact Jyrece McClendon, Program Associate Dean via email: mcclendj@palmbeachstate.edu or call 561-862-4413.

Palm Beach State College has its own Small Business Development Center whereby certified business analysts are available to offer education, support and encouragement to students who choose to create their own business. Email Vin Nolan at: nolanv@palmbeachstate.edu

Instructors

Margi Foley, Full-Time Instructor, is also a Graduate of the Palm Beach State College Massage Therapy Program, a Massage Therapist for 9 years before becoming a Florida Licensed Massage Therapist in 2005. As a Massage Lab and Clinic hands-on instructor, Margi's soft loving personality educates students step-by-step to develop their hands on clinic skills. Margi’s love for Massage Therapy is surpassed only by her talent for teaching in a way that truly connects with students.

Email: foleym@palmbeachstate.edu


Mindy Yale, Full-Time Instructor, has been teaching anatomy and physiology, eastern modalities, and allied natural therapies since 1995 and has been a licensed Massage therapist since 1992. Her dedication to providing practical understanding and support to the professional development of her students is paramount. She implements different styles of teaching that are tailored to help different types of learners to succeed in a challenging field. Mindy's class will transform you like no other.

Email: yalem@palmbeachstate.edu


Lisa Sterman, Adjunct Instructor, comes to us with a long history as an educator in a variety of subjects. Anatomy and Physiology, Pathology, Professional Development, Hydrotherapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Structural Integration, Swedish Massage, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Myokinetics, Functional Assessment, Hydrostone, Kinesiology, (Advanced Master Program), Trager, Advanced Neuromuscular, Resistive Release, Myofascial Release, Active Isolated Stretching as well as general education. Students love Lisa's teaching style and her fun way of making information easy to understand.

Email: stermanl@palmbeachstate.edu


Bodhi Da Silva, Adjunct Instructor, offers a unique massage experience as he shares with us his specialty of Thai Massage. Bodhi started his teaching career with PBSC in the year 2000; the first year the Massage Therapy Program began. Bodhi is additionally part of the Hippocrates Health Institute family where he shares his healing touch with people who face life threatening health challenges. Bodhi spreads his knowledge and love throughout the world offering Thai Certification courses. Bodhi's approach is truthful, direct, and genuine. He supports you in properly utilizing authentic Thai technique while encouraging you to be true to who you are.


Lisa Moran (Lee), Adjunct Instructor, graduated from Palm Beach State College's Massage Therapy Program and has been licensed since 2011. She comes to us with a BA in Psychology and incorporates her background in mental health with Mind/Body/Spirit integrative massage therapy in the hospice field. In addition to hospice patients, Lee has a private practice of individual and corporate clients. Sheen joys "paying forward" the transformative education that was lovingly provided by the highest quality instructors and massage therapy program.

Email:moranl@palmbeachstate.edu

Open to the Public

Clients are asked to pay minimum fees which contributes to student education.

For Clinic hours and to schedule an appointment, call 561-862-4722

Menu of services:

Swedish Massage  $18
A 50-minute, full body relaxation massage. Student therapists will incorporate varied basic Swedish massage techniques in a rhythmical sequence that will cover all major muscle groups of the body, providing a fully relaxing session.

Stone Massage  $27
A 50-minute, full body deep relaxation massage with smooth hot river rocks. The combination of Swedish massage techniques and hot river rocks allows for deeper tissue penetration and deeper relaxation.

Vichy Exfoliation  $25
Aromatherapy sea salt applied to the skin in a vigorous fashion to encourage increased blood flow and skin exfoliation, followed by a warm rain shower rinse and a soothing application of moisturizing skin lotion. Aroma oil added to the salt rub is optional.

Chair Massage  $13
A 30-minute clothed massage performed in a specially designed massage chair with specific attention paid to muscles of the head, neck, and shoulders, upper and lower back, arms, hands and wrists.

Reflexology (feet &/or hands)   $18
Reflexology is organized around a system of points on the feet and hands that are thought to correspond to the major joints, organs and systems of the body. This 50 minute treatment of the hands and feet can reduce stress, improve overall circulation and boost energy. Mini hot river stones may be added for a deeper state of relaxation.

Combination Reflexology - Add on Paraffin or Foot Bath   $5
Feel the added relaxing effects of a warm paraffin bath (a mixture of wax and essential oil) dip to the hands and feet. Your skin will feel smooth, soft and supple. Or soak your feet in a warm, soothing foot bath with essential oil added.

Bathing suits are required for Swedish, Stone, Vichy treatments. Shoes must be worn from locker rooms to treatment room.

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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 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.

PROGRAM INFO

Total Program Credits: 18

The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Soils and Fertilizers
  • Ornamental Plant Identification

 

ABILITIES YOU'LL NEED TO HAVE
  • Multilimb Coordination — Coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • Manual Dexterity — Quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Trunk Strength — Use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness — Keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Control Precision — Quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Extent Flexibility — Ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  • Static Strength — Exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Students may work in the green industry: golf courses, nurseries, landscape companies, lawn maintenance firms, tree care enterprises and garden centers. Many students are self-employed in landscaping.

 

FURTHER EDUCATION

Students who complete this certification may apply for the Landscape and Horticulture Professional II certification. All of the courses required for this certification can be applied to an A.S. degree in Landscape and Horticulture Management.

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AT A GLANCE

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.

PROGRAM INFO

Total Program Credits: 30

The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Plant Propagation
  • Environmental Issues in Horticulture
  • Computer-Aided Landscape Design
  • Professional Landscape Installation and Maintenance
  • Introduction to Palms and Their Culture
  • Landscape Construction
  • Arboriculture
  • Plants of the South Florida Ecosystems - Grasses, Sedges, Rushes, and Grass-Like
  • Native Plants
  • Horticultural Taxonomy

 

ABILITIES YOU'LL NEED TO HAVE
  • Multilimb Coordination — Coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • Manual Dexterity — Quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Trunk Strength — Use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness — Keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Control Precision — Quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Extent Flexibility — Ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  • Static Strength — Exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Students may work in the green industry: golf courses, nurseries, landscape companies, lawn maintenance firms, tree care enterprises, and garden centers. Many of our students are self-employed in landscaping.

 

FURTHER EDUCATION

All of the courses required for this certification can be applied to an A.S. in Landscape and Horticulture Management.

LINKS

AT A GLANCE

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.

PROGRAM INFO

Total Program Credits: 12

The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus and may be completed online.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Plant Physiology
  • Landscape Design
  • Computer-Aided Landscape Design
  • Professional Landscape Installation and Maintenance
  • Plant Selections for Landscape Situations

 

ABILITIES YOU'LL NEED TO HAVE
  • Multilimb Coordination — Coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • Manual Dexterity — Quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Trunk Strength — Use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness — Keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Control Precision — Quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Extent Flexibility — Ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  • Static Strength — Exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Students may work in the green industry: golf courses, nurseries, landscape companies, lawn maintenance firms, tree care enterprises and garden centers. Many students are self-employed in landscaping.

 

FURTHER EDUCATION

Students who complete this certification may apply for the Landscape and Horticulture Professional I certificate. All of the courses required for this certification can be applied to an A.S. degree in Landscape and Horticulture Management.

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MANUFACTURING


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

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.

 

PROGRAM INFO

Total Program Credits: 60

Program Length: The program can be finished in two years if students attend full time, or three years if they attend part time.

The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.

Contact Info

Eva Suarez

Phone: 561-207-5727  |  Email: suareze@palmbeachstate.edu

 

 


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

The Engineering Technology - Advanced Manufacturing 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. 

 

What is the Difference Between an Engineer & Engineering Technologist?

Engineers have fundamentally built the world in which we live. Their significant contributions involve planning, research, and theoretical and concept-oriented vision and logic. This integral process also involves advanced mathematics and physics.

Engineering technology implements current technologies into applications with a practical hands-on approach. Modernization of the industrialized workplace has led to requiring specialized training for engineering technologists, who operate and handle high-tech equipment and tools. Utilizing the vision and logic of engineering, the engineering technologist is an essential asset to getting the job done.

“Engineering technology is the profession in which a knowledge of mathematics and natural sciences gained by higher education, experience and practice is devoted primarily to the implementation and extension of existing technology for the benefit of humanity. Engineering technology education focuses primarily on the applied aspects of science and engineering aimed at preparing graduates for practice in that portion of the technological spectrum closest to product improvement, manufacturing, construction and engineering operational functions.” – Accreditation Board of Engineering Technology (ABET)

See some of the equipment you'll be using while enrolled in Engineering Technology.

Oleg Andric is full-time faculty in the Electrical Power Technology program at Palm Beach State College.  Oleg has achieved a Ph.D. Candidate status in Electrical Engineering at Florida Atlantic University.

He obtained his Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Electrical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University, although the majority of his undergraduate work was done at  the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.  Oleg spent 14 years at Motorola where he was a member of Motorola Labs research teams working on various research projects on all aspects of technology development: from conceptualization through design to development and customer trials. His experience is in wireless sensor networks, self-organizing self-healing low-power low-rate wireless networks, cognitive radio, speech recognition, speech coding, and signal detection.

Oleg was part of the team that led the development of IEEE802.15.4 and ZigBee standards, which are also used in Smart Grid power technologies. He holds multiple patents and publications.  He translated a book of fiction from Bosnian to English (The Second Book by Muharem Bazdulj), nominated for the Best Translation into English by the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL), 2006.

John Rock has been Adjunct Professor at Palm Beach State College for over 5 years. Starting with the Construction Technologies Program at the Lake Worth campus and currently associated with the Electrical Power Technology program at Palm Beach Gardens Campus. John received his Bachelors Degree in Building Construction from the University of Florida and a Masters Degree in Quality Systems Management from the National Graduate School.

Professionally he spent 15 years in the private sector with top 5 ENR (Engineering News Record) rated construction company's advancing to Project Manager and Southeast Regional Manager.

He's currently employed with South Florida Water Management District as Principal Cost Estimator for the Everglades Restoration Department. John is also a Certified General Contractor in the State of Florida and a Project Management Professional (PMP). Professor Rock strives to provide real life experiences in the class room environment so that students can apply what they have learned to their future endeavors.

John Sheetz is an Adjunct Professor in the Electrical Power Technology Program at Palm Beach State College. John has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of South Florida, and is also a Professional Engineer, registered in the State of Florida.

John retired from NextEra/Florida Power and Light after working 27 years in a variety of engineering and management positions. He concluded his career with NextEra/FPL as the construction project manager of an 800 MW combined cycle co-generation power plant near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

After retirement, John returned to work for several years as a consultant with Sargent & Lundy Engineers, working on photovoltaic power plant development projects, solar-thermal power plant development projects and numerous nuclear power plant upgrade projects throughout the US.

Prior to NextEra/FPL, John was a chief nuclear test engineer for the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation. He specialized in construction, startup, testing and operations of submarine nuclear reactor plants.

 

Stephan Stacco is an Adjunct Physics Professor at Palm Beach State College. He specialize in computational electrodynamics through his research for the Navy and for the Florida International University Electrical Engineering Department. In this position he created three-dimensional time-dependent models of electromagnetic waves emitted by permanent magnet motors using Finite Element Analysis. The goal of this project was to mitigate the radiated Electromagnetic Interference induced by high frequency switches in all-electric vehicles. Using a suite of computer modeling software including COMSOL, MATLAB, and Mathematica he solved and animated the propagation of transient electromagnetic radiation from the motors' circuitry, through the vehicles' frame, and into the surrounding environment. Currently, professor Stacco modeling the relativistic curvature of space-time induced by the stress-energy tensor associated with a group of phased-array current loops, with applications as a plasma accelerator.

Stacco received his Master of Science in Physics from the University of Tennessee where I worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to increase the sensitivity of microcantilever gas sensors. There he used Focused Ion Beam milling procedure to mill microscale grooves onto uncoated microcantilevers. Stacco also researched a ferroelectric polymer thin film used as a conductance switch with Scanning Tunneling Microscopy while obtaining my Bachelor of Science in Physics from Florida International University.  Stephan Stacco also enjoys drawing, painting, and archery.
 

Ricardo Castellanos holds a bachelor's degree in Electronics from Xaveriana University located in Bogota, Colombia.  He also earned a Master's degree in Computer Engineering and second Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, both from Florida Atlantic University.  He is currently a PhD Candidate in Electrical Engineering at Florida Atlantic University working in Digital Signal Processing.  Ricardo currently works at Nova Southeastern University helping with development, design and conduction of research projects involving the development of computational algorithms for the statistical analysis of cognitive and biological data.

Student Graduation Engineering EXPO May 2019

 

Annual Business Development Board of Engineers discuss curriculum for industry at Palm Beach State College

 

Tecnologico de Monterrey: Students Tour Green Energy, Engineering & Physics Programs at PBSC’s Eissey Campus

 

 

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Upon completion of this program, you may seek employment in an entry-level position with a broad base of skills in engineering technology. There will be expanded employment opportunities due to Florida’s projected additional engineering technologist needs. Job titles include engineering assistant, technician or technologist in engineering technology, automation, manufacturing, mechatronics or quality assurance.

 

FURTHER EDUCATION

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.


Postsecondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) Certificate

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


AT A GLANCE

Program Code: 5459 – 1500-clock hour program

The machining technology program is designed to prepare the student for employment in the manufacturing industry as a machinist.

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 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.

 

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

APPLICATION PROCESS

Steps to apply to the Machining Technology Program are as follows:

  1. Apply at www.PalmBeachState.edu/Admissions. There is a one-time $40.00 application fee
  2. If you require financial aid, submit a FAFSA via www.fafsa.ed.gov
  3. Submit all high school and college transcripts
  4. Attend an information session. They are held at least three times a semester.
  5. Speak to the Trade and Industry advisor to be admitted.
  6. Take the TABE exam or prove you have an exemption.
  7. Sign up for classes.
 
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

This purposes of the machining technology program is to provide coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the machining industry; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the manufacturing industry.  This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare students for employment in the machining industry.

The content includes but is not limited to planning, management, technical and product skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.

Students will learn to use machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders, to produce precision metal parts. Students will learn to use both manual and CNC machinery. CNC machines control the cutting tool speed and do all necessary cuts to create a part. They will also learn to determine the cutting path, the speed of the cut, and the feed rate by programming instructions into the CNC machine.

 

ABILITIES YOU NEED

Analytical Skills
Machinists and tool and die makers must understand technical blueprints, models, and specifications so that they can craft precision tools and metal parts.

Manual Dexterity
Machinists’ and tool and die makers’ work must be accurate. For example, machining parts may demand accuracy to within .0001 of an inch, a level of accuracy that requires workers’ concentration and dexterity.

Math Skills and Computer Application Experience
Workers must be experienced in using computers to work with CAD/CAM technology, CNC machine tools, and computerized measuring machines.

Mechanical Skills
Machinists and tool and die makers must operate milling machines, lathes, grinders, laser and water cutting machines, wire electrical discharge machines, and other machine tools.

Physical Stamina
Machinist and tool and die makers must stand for extended periods and perform repetitious movements.

Technical Skills
Machinists and tool and die makers must understand computerized measuring machines and metalworking processes, such as stock removal, chip control, and heat treating and plating.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Machinists and Tool and Die Makers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/production/machinists-and-tool-and-die-makers.htm (visited May 10, 2019).

 
POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Student may find entry-level employment as machinists, machinist helpers, computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) operators or programmers, and CAD/CAM machine operators or programmers.

 

WAGES & JOB OUTLOOK

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for machinists was $43,630 in May 2018. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $27,050, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $65,360.

 

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AT A GLANCE

Program Code: 5460 – 1050-clock hour program

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

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.

 

PROGRAM COSTS

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.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Steps to apply to the Welding Technology Program are as follows:

  1. Apply at www.PalmBeachState.edu/Admissions. There is a one-time $40.00 application fee.
  2. If you require financial aid, submit a FAFSA via www.fafsa.ed.gov
  3. Submit all high school and college transcripts.
  4. Attend an information session. They are held at least three times a semester.
  5. Speak to the Trade and Industry advisor to be admitted.
  6. Take the TABE exam or prove you have an exemption.
  7. Sign up for classes.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

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 Felisia Hill, PSAV Advisor. She can be reached at hillf@palmbeachstate.edu

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

This purposes of the welding technology program is to provide coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the manufacturing industry; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the manufacturing industry.  This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare students for employment in the welding industry.

The content includes but is not limited to planning, management, technical and product skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.

 

ABILITIES YOU NEED

Detail Oriented
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers perform precision work, often with straight edges and minimal flaws. The ability to see details and characteristics of the joint and detect changes in molten metal flows requires good eyesight and attention to detail.

Manual Dexterity
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers must have a steady hand to hold a torch in one place. Workers must also have good hand–eye coordination.

Physical Stamina
The ability to endure long periods of standing and repetitious movements outside in the heat is important for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers.

Physical Strength
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers must be in good physical condition. They often must lift heavy pieces of metal and move welding or cutting equipment, and they sometimes bend, stoop, or reach while working.

Spatial-Orientation Skills
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers must read, understand, and interpret two- and three-dimensional diagrams in order to fit metal products correctly.

Technical Skills
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers must operate manual or semiautomatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/production/welders-cutters-solderers-and-brazers.htm (visited May 12, 2019).

 
POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

This program is designed to prepare the student for entry level employment in the welding industry. Students are trained to become welders (Helpers; Production Workers; Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers) in accordance with the State of Florida Department of Education SOC Codes. Welders with fabrication skills are in high demand.

 

WAGES & JOB OUTLOOK

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers was $41,380 in May 2018. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $28,560, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $63,740.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/production/welders-cutters-solderers-and-brazers.htm (visited May 12, 2019).

 

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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

The Lean Manufacturing College Credit Certificate 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.

PROGRAM INFO

12 credit hours. The program can be completed in two semesters (32 weeks)

This program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
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CONSTRUCTION


Postsecondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) Certificate

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


AT A GLANCE

Program Code: 5267 – 1350-clock hour program

This Career Certificate 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 the HVAC industry such as management, finance, technical and production skills. The underlying principles of technology, labor issues, health, safety and environmental issues are also covered.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

HVAC 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 7:30am-3pm. You can finish the certificate in 12-13 months.

Evening Schedule: Students are in class Monday through Thursday from 5:30pm-10:00pm. You can finish the program in 20 months.

 

PROGRAM COSTS
Approximately $4,200.00 including books, uniform shirt and tuition.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Steps to apply to the HVAC Program are as follows:

  1. Apply at www.PalmBeachState.edu/Admissions. There is a one-time $40.00 application fee
  2. If you require financial aid, submit a FAFSA via www.fafsa.ed.gov
  3. Submit all high school and college transcripts
  4. Attend an information session. They are held at least three times a semester.
  5. Speak to the Trade and Industry advisor to be admitted.
  6. Take the TABE exam or prove you have an exemption.
  7. Sign up for classes.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

The purpose of the HVAC/R Technology program is to prepare students for employment the heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration and ventilation industry.

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Architecture and Construction career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills.

The content includes but is not limited to designing, testing and repairing heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and cooling (HVAC/R) systems.

 

ABILITIES YOU NEED

Customer-Service Skills
HVAC/R technicians often work in customers’ homes or business offices, so it is important that they be friendly, polite, and punctual. Repair technicians sometimes deal with unhappy customers whose heating or air conditioning is not working.

Detail Oriented
HVAC/R technicians must carefully maintain records of all work performed. The records must include the nature of the work performed and the time it took, as well as a list of specific parts and equipment that were used.

Math Skills
HVAC/R technicians need to calculate the correct load requirements to ensure that the HVACR equipment properly heats or cools the space required.

Mechanical Skills
HVAC/R technicians install and work on complicated climate-control systems, so they must understand the HVAC components and be able to properly assemble, disassemble, and, if needed, program them.

Physical Stamina
HVAC/R technicians may spend many hours walking and standing. The constant physical activity can be tiring.

Physical Strength
HVAC/R technicians may have to lift and support heavy equipment and components, often without help.

Time-Management Skills
HVAC/R technicians frequently have a set number of daily maintenance calls. They should be able to keep a schedule and complete all necessary repairs or tasks.

Troubleshooting Skills
HVAC/R technicians must be able to identify problems on malfunctioning heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems and then determine the best way to repair them.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/heating-air-conditioning-and-refrigeration-mechanics-and-installers.htm (visited May 10, 2019).


 
POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

This program is designed to prepare the student for entry level employment in the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Students are trained to become service technicians (Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers) in accordance with the State of Florida Department of Education SOC Codes.

 

WAGES & JOB OUTLOOK

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, HVAC/R Mechanics and Installers have a median annual wage of $47,610 as of May 2018. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount, and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $29,460, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $76,230. Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/heating-air-conditioning-and-refrigeration-mechanics-and-installers.htm (visited May 10, 2019).

 

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AT A GLANCE

Program Code: 5450 | Program Length: 750 clock hours (25 weeks)

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.

These systems require well-trained low voltage professionals who understand how the technologies work and work together. 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.

 

 


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PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Low Voltage Technician classes are held weekdays on the Lake Worth campus.

Monday through Friday, classes meet from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break.

 

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.

 

PROGRAM CONTACTS

Jenny Posadas, Program Director
posadasj@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3541

Sabrina Etienne, Administrative Assistant
etienns1@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3577


APPLICATION PROCESS

Steps to apply to the Low Voltage Technician program are as follows:

  1. Apply at www.PalmBeachState.edu/Admissions. (If you are already a student, you will only need to update your program objective).
  2. Attend a mandatory information session. View Program Info Sessions.
  3. There is a one-time $40.00 application fee.
  4. If you require financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  5. Submit all high school and college transcripts.
  6. Meet with the Program Advisor and Program Director to be admitted.
  7. Take the TABE exam or prove you are exempt.
  8. Register for classes.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Basic information for electrical concepts that include Electrical theory and Ohm’s Law.
  • Fundamentals of series, parallel and combination circuits.
  • Kirchhoff’s Law and voltage drop.
  • Electrical analysis and reporting of business transactions.
  • Termination of cat 5, cat 6, for telecommunication systems.
  • Termination of fiber optics cable that includes calibration and testing equipment.
  • Wiring of security systems and access control applications.

 

ABILITIES YOU NEED

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 electrical concepts to land, terminate and troubleshoot low voltage applications.

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/email and in person.

  

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Low voltage technicians can work alone, or in teams, in existing homes, new home construction, and industrial and commercial buildings.

This program prepares students for employment as entry-level low voltage technicians in disciplines such as security systems, audio/visual, access control, closed circuit TV (CCTV), fire alarms and nurse call systems.

Other possible occupations: electronic technician, field service representative, field service technician, home theater installer, installer, low voltage electrician, satellite installer, service technician, television analyzer, television repair technician.

O*NET Online Summary Report 49-2097.00, Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment
Installers and Repairers: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-2097.00 (Visited April 8, 2020).

  

CERTIFICATIONS

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

 

WAGES & JOB OUTLOOK

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers earn a median annual salary of $40,350 in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metropolitan area.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Audiovisual Equipment Installers and Repairers: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes492097.htm (visited April 8, 2020).

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AT A GLANCE

Program Code: 5246 | Program Length: 1,200 clock hours (approx. 1 year)

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.

This program teaches the knowledge and skills needed for entry-level residential and commercial electrician work. You’ll learn all aspects of the electrical trade, including terminology, circuitry, the proper use of tools and more. Taught by licensed electricians, students undertake challenging projects that develop essential skills in wiring installation and repair for residential and commercial properties.

 

 


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PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Residential and Commercial Electrician classes are held on the Lake Worth campus.
 
Classes meet Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break.
 
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.
 
PROGRAM CONTACTS
Jenny Posadas, Program Director
posadasj@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3541
 
Sabrina Etienne, Administrative Assistant
etienns1@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3577

APPLICATION PROCESS

Steps to apply to the Residential and Commercial Electrician program are as follows:

  1. Apply at www.PalmBeachState.edu/Admissions. (If you are already a student, you will only need to update your program objective).
  2. Attend a mandatory information session. View Program Info Sessions.
  3. There is a one-time $40.00 application fee.
  4. If you require financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  5. Submit all high school and college transcripts.
  6. Meet with the Program Advisor and Program Director to be admitted.
  7. Take the TABE exam or prove you are exempt.
  8. Register for classes.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Basic information for electrical concepts that include electrical theory and Ohm’s Law
  • Fundamentals of series, parallel and combination circuits
  • Electrical theory and voltage drop
  • Electrical analysis and reporting of business transactions
  • Residential and commercial wiring applications
  • Conduit bending according to the NEC Code
  • Blueprint and technical diagram reading

 

ABILITIES YOU NEED

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 electrical concepts to land, terminate and troubleshoot electrical circuits.

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/email and in person.

  

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

A long-term electrician career requires strong problem-solving skills as well as manual dexterity and the ability to work in different environments. Electricians work indoors and outdoors at homes, businesses, manufacturing plants, public utilities and construction sites.

Students may enter the field in an entry-level position or continue their education through the PBSC Apprenticeship program. (Apprenticeship information is in next section.)

With experience, students may build careers leading to positions such as chief electrician, control electrician, industrial electrician, maintenance electrician, journeyman electrician, wireman, mechanical trades specialist, or qualified craft worker/electrician.

Related occupations include elevator installer and repairer and telecommunications equipment installer and repairer.

  

CERTIFICATIONS

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

 

WAGES & JOB OUTLOOK

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, electricians earn a median annual salary of $55,190. That's almost $10,000 more than the average annual salary of all construction and trade jobs. The BLS also reports that the highest 10 percent earned more than $94,620 a year.

About 94,600 openings for electricians are projected each year, on average, over the 2018–28 decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who exit the labor force, such as to retire, and from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations.

In addition, the BLS estimates that jobs for electrical workers will grow by 10% through 2028. That's over 74,000 new jobs.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Electricians, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/electricians.htm (visited March 31, 2020).

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AT A GLANCE

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.

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.

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.

 


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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.

 

PROGRAM COST & APPRENTICE WAGES

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.

Apprentices earn a progressive wage--as their skills increase, their wages increase (usually every six months). The beginning wage rate is at least 35% of the journeyperson’s hourly rate, and the ending wage is no less than 75% of the journeyworker’s hourly wage rate.

 

PROGRAM CONTACTS

Jenny Posadas
PBSC Apprenticeships Program Director
posadasj@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3541

Air Conditioning (HVAC):
FACA (Florida Air Conditioning Apprenticeship)
4420 Georgia Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Phone: 561-262-7523
Email: info@FACASchool.com

Electrical:
IEC (Independent Electrical Contractors)
Florida East Coast Chapter
5656 Corporate Way
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Phone: 561-697-4893
Fax: 561-697-8728
Email: carolynann@iec-fecc.org


APPLICATION PROCESS

Registered Apprenticeship program sponsors identify the minimum qualifications to apply for a program. 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.

The first step is to apply at www.PalmBeachState.edu/Admissions. (If you are already a student, you will only need to update your program objective using the following program codes:

Air Conditioning (HVAC): Program Code 5266

Electrical: Program Code 5170

Then contact the local apprenticeship sponsor at:

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

The Registered Apprenticeship program offers access to 1,000 career areas, including the top occupations of air conditioning (HVAC) technician and electrician.

 

WAGES & JOB OUTLOOK

Apprentices start working from day one with incremental wage increases as they become more proficient. The average starting wage for an apprentice is approximately $15.00 per hour.

Through an apprenticeship program, you can obtain paid, relevant workplace experience while acquiring the skills and credentials that employer’s value. 94% of apprentices who complete an apprenticeship retain employment, with an average annual salary of $70,000. Learn more about the benefits of apprenticeship for career seekers and prospective apprentices:

https://www.apprenticeship.gov/become-apprentice (Visited on April 27, 2020.)

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TRANSPORTATION


Postsecondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) Certificate

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


AT A GLANCE

Program Code: 5451 – 600-clock hour program

This program will prepare the participant for entry-level employment in the automotive service field. 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. This is a ASE Education Foundation Accredited Training Program. https://www.aseeducationfoundation.org/

 


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PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair classes are scheduled for evenings all year. Class times are Monday to Thursday, 5:00pm to 10:00pm.

 

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

APPLICATION PROCESS

Steps to apply to the MLR Program are as follows:

  1. Apply at www.PalmBeachState.edu/Admissions. (If you are already a student, you will only need to update your program objective).
  2. There is a one-time $40.00 application fee.
  3. If you require financial aid, submit a FAFSA via www.fafsa.ed.gov
  4. Submit all high school and college transcripts.
  5. Attend a mandatory information session.
  6. Meet with the Trade and Industry Advisor and Program Director to be admitted.
  7. Take the TABE exam or prove you are exempt.
  8. Register for classes.

Note: Valid driver’s license is required for this program.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Workplace success skills.
  • Shop and personal safety tasks relating to the automotive industry.
  • Proper use and handling of tools and equipment relating to the automotive industry.
  • Basic engine fundamentals.
  • Automotive general electrical systems, starting and charging systems, batteries, lighting, and electrical accessories.
  • Suspension and steering systems, and brake systems.
  • HVAC systems, engine performance systems, automatic and manual transmission/transaxle systems.

 

ABILITIES YOU NEED

  • Customer-service Skills
  • Math skills
  • Mechanical skills
  • Physical stamina
  • Physical strength
  • Time-management skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Driver’s license

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/automotive-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm (visited May 10, 2019).

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Graduates are prepared to pursue careers as entry-level technicians in the automotive industry.

 

WAGES & JOB OUTLOOK

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, automotive technicians have a median annual wage of $40,710.00 as of May 2018. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount, and half earned less.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, on the Internet at  https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/automotive-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm (visited May 10, 2019).

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AT A GLANCE

Program Code: 5458A – 1,800-clock hour program

This program will prepare the participant as a technician in the automotive service field. 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. The AST program provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the automotive field. ASE Education Foundation Entry Level curriculum prepares learners for 10 entry-level certification exams included in the program.  Additionally, the program prepares students for the professional level ASE A1 thru A8 plus G1 certification exams. This is a ASE Education Foundation Accredited Training Program. https://www.aseeducationfoundation.org/

 


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PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Daytime classes are scheduled all year with new students entering the program in August and February. Class times are Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 3:00pm with a one-hour break for lunch. Summer hours may be slightly different.

 

PROGRAM COSTS

Approximately $5,938.00 including books, uniform shirt and tuition.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Steps to apply to the AST Program are as follows:

  1. Apply at www.PalmBeachState.edu/Admissions. (If you are already a student, you will only need to update your program objective).
  2. There is a one-time $40.00 application fee.
  3. If you require financial aid, submit a FAFSA via www.fafsa.ed.gov
  4. Submit all high school and college transcripts.
  5. Attend a mandatory information session.
  6. Meet with the Trade and Industry Advisor and Program Director to be admitted.
  7. Take the TABE exam or prove you are exempt.
  8. Register for classes.

Note: Valid driver’s license is required for this program.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Career opportunities and requirements of a professional auto mechanic.
  • Equipment skills, safety regulations, routine maintenance, and customer service.
  • Diagnostics and repair of general engine, cylinder heads, valve trains, engine block, lubrication, and cooling systems.
  • Diagnostics, repair, service, and operation of automatic transmission/transaxles.
  • Diagnostics and repair of drive train, clutch, transmission, transaxle, half shaft universal, constant-velocity joint, rear axle, ring and pinion gears, differential case assemble, limited slip differential, drive shaft, and four-wheel drive/all-wheel drive.
  • Diagnosis, service and repair of heating and air conditioning, refrigeration, compressors, compressor clutches, evaporators, receiver driers, accumulators, condensers, heating and engine cooling, related control systems, refrigerant recovery, and recycling and handling.
  • Diagnostics and repair of brake systems, drum brakes, disc brakes, power assist units, electronic brakes, traction, and stability control.
  • Diagnostics and repair of general suspension, steering systems, front suspensions, rear suspensions, wheel alignment, and tires.
  • Diagnostics and repair of electrical/electronics, battery, starting, charging, lighting, gauges, warning devices, driver information, horn, wiper/washer and accessory systems.

 

ABILITIES YOU NEED

  • Customer-service skills
  • Math skills
  • Mechanical skills
  • Physical stamina
  • Physical strength
  • Time-management skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Driver’s license

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/automotive-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm (visited May 10, 2019).

 
POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Graduates are prepared to pursue careers as entry-level technicians in the automotive industry.

 

WAGES & JOB OUTLOOK

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, automotive technicians have a median annual wage of $40,7100 as of May 2018. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount, and half earned less.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/automotive-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm (visited May 10, 2019).

 

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AT A GLANCE

Program Code: 5463 – 1,050-clock hour program

This program will prepare the participant as a mechanic in the automotive service field. 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. The BAST program provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the automotive field. ASE Education Foundation Entry Level curriculum prepares learners for 5 entry-level certification exams included in the program.  Additionally, the program prepares students for the professional level ASE A1, A4 thru A6 plus G1 certification exams. This is a ASE Education Foundation Accredited Training Program. https://www.aseeducationfoundation.org/

 


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PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Classes are scheduled for evenings all year.  Class times are Monday to Thursday, 5:00pm to 10:00pm.

 

PROGRAM COSTS
Approximately $3,700.00 including books, uniform shirt and tuition.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Steps to apply to the BAST Program are as follows:

  1. Apply at www.PalmBeachState.edu/Admissions. (If you are already a student, you will only need to update your program objective).
  2. There is a one-time $40.00 application fee.
  3. If you require financial aid, submit a FAFSA via www.fafsa.ed.gov
  4. Submit all high school and college transcripts.
  5. Attend a mandatory information session.
  6. Meet with the Trade and Industry Advisor and Program Director to be admitted.
  7. Take the TABE exam or prove you are exempt
  8. Register for classes.

Note: Valid driver’s license is required for this program.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Career opportunities and requirements of a professional auto mechanic.
  • Equipment skills, safety regulations, routine maintenance, and customer service.
  • Diagnostics and repair of brake systems, drum brakes, disc brakes, power assist units, electronic brakes, traction, and stability control.
  • Diagnostics and repair of general suspension, steering systems, front suspensions, rear suspensions, wheel alignment, and tires.
  • Diagnostics and repair of electrical/electronics, battery, starting, charging, lighting, gauges, warning devices, driver information, horn, wiper/washer and accessory systems.
  • Diagnostics and repair of general engine, cylinder heads, valve trains, engine block, lubrication, and cooling systems.

 

ABILITIES YOU NEED

  • Customer-service skills
  • Math skills
  • Mechanical skills
  • Physical stamina
  • Physical strength
  • Time-management skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Driver’s license

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/automotive-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm (visited May 10, 2019).

 
POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Graduates are prepared to pursue careers as entry-level technicians in the automotive industry.

 

WAGES & JOB OUTLOOK

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, automotive technicians have a median annual wage of $40,7100 as of May 2018. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount, and half earned less.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/automotive-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm (visited May 10, 2019).

 

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AT A GLANCE

Program Code: 5468 – 1,050-clock hour program

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. The participant will be trained with the ASE Education Foundation Entry Level standards and testing’s, leading into 3 Certifications. Additionally, the program prepares students for the professional level ASE exams T2, T4 and T6. This is a ASE Education Foundation Accredited Training Program. https://www.aseeducationfoundation.org/

 


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PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Daytime classes are scheduled all year with new students entering the program in either August or February. Class times are Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 3:00pm with a one-hour break for lunch. Summer hours may be slightly different.

 

PROGRAM COSTS
Approximately $3,970.00 including books, uniform shirt and tuition.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Steps to apply to the Basic Diesel Program are as follows:

  1. Apply at www.PalmBeachState.edu/Admissions. (If you are already a student, you will only need to update your program objective).
  2. There is a one-time $40.00 application fee.
  3. If you require financial aid, submit a FAFSA via www.fafsa.ed.gov
  4. Submit all high school and college transcripts.
  5. Attend a mandatory information session.
  6. Meet with the Trade and Industry Advisor and Program Director to be admitted.
  7. Take the TABE exam or prove you are exempt.
  8. Register for classes.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Shop and personal safety skills, basic diesel components, tools and equipment, occupational safety, engine operation, and workplace employment skills.
  • General electrical systems, batteries, starting, charging, lighting, gauges, warning devices, and related electrical system diagnostics, service, and repair.
  • Engine, cylinder head, valve train, engine block, lubrication, cooling, air induction, exhaust, fuel, and engine brakes diagnostics, service, and repair.
  • Diagnostic, service, and repair of air, and hydraulic brakes.

 

ABILITIES YOU NEED

  • Customer-service skills
  • Math skills
  • Mechanical skills
  • Physical stamina
  • Physical strength
  • Time-management skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Driver’s license (CDL)

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/diesel-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm (visited May 10, 2019).

 
POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Graduates are prepared to pursue careers as entry-level technicians in the heavy truck and bus repair industry.

 

WAGES & JOB OUTLOOK

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, automotive technicians have a median annual wage of $47,350 as of May 2018. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount, and half earned less.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/diesel-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm (visited May 10, 2019).

 

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AT A GLANCE

Program Code: 5452 – 600-clock hour program

This program will prepare the participant with the entry-level knowledge in the diesel service 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. The participant will be trained with the ASE Education Foundation Entry Level standards and testing’s, leading into Certifications into 2 certifications. Additionally, the program prepares students for the professional level ASE exams T4 and T8. This is a ASE Education Foundation Accredited Training Program. https://www.aseeducationfoundation.org/

 


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PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Diesel Maintenance Technician classes are scheduled for evenings all year.  Class times are Monday to Thursday, 5:00pm to 10:00pm.

 

PROGRAM COSTS
Approximately $2,700.00 including books, uniform shirt and tuition.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Steps to apply to the Diesel Maintenance Program are as follows:

  1. Apply at www.PalmBeachState.edu/Admissions. (If you are already a student, you will only need to update your program objective).
  2. There is a one-time $40.00 application fee.
  3. If you require financial aid, submit a FAFSA via www.fafsa.ed.gov
  4. Submit all high school and college transcripts.
  5. Attend a mandatory information session.
  6. Meet with the Trade and Industry Advisor and Program Director to be admitted.
  7. Take the TABE exam or prove you are exempt.
  8. Register for classes.

Note: Valid driver’s license is required for this program.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Shop and personal safety skills, basic diesel components, tools and equipment, occupational safety, engine operation, and workplace employment skills.
  • Diagnostic, service, and repair of air, and hydraulic brakes.
  • Engine, fuel, air induction and exhaust, lubrication, instruments and control, safety equipment, hardware, heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems, electrical/electronic; battery and starting systems, charging systems, and lighting systems; air brakes, hydraulic brakes, drive train, suspension and steering, tires and wheels, frame and fifth wheel systems.
  • Preventive Maintenance Inspection (PMI)

 

ABILITIES YOU NEED

  • Customer-service skills
  • Math skills
  • Mechanical skills
  • Physical stamina
  • Physical strength
  • Time-management skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Driver’s license

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/diesel-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm (visited May 10, 2019).

 
POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Graduates are prepared to pursue careers as entry-level technicians in the heavy truck and bus repair industry.

 

WAGES & JOB OUTLOOK

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, automotive technicians have a median annual wage of $47,350 as of May 2018. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount, and half earned less.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/diesel-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm (visited May 10, 2019).

 

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AT A GLANCE

Program Code: 5457A – 1,800-clock hour program

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. The participant 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. https://www.aseeducationfoundation.org/

 


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PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Daytime classes are scheduled all year with new students entering the program in either August or February. Class times are Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 3:00pm with a one-hour break for lunch. Summer hours may be slightly different.

 

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

APPLICATION PROCESS

Steps to apply to the DST Program are as follows:

  1. Apply at www.PalmBeachState.edu/Admissions. (If you are already a student, you will only need to update your program objective).
  2. There is a one-time $40.00 application fee.
  3. If you require financial aid, submit a FAFSA via www.fafsa.ed.gov
  4. Submit all high school and college transcripts.
  5. Attend an information session. They are held at least three times a semester.
  6. Speak to the Trade and Industry advisor to be admitted.
  7. Take the TABE exam or prove you are exempt.
  8. Register for classes.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Workplace employment skills
  • Shop and personal safety skills, basic diesel components, tools and equipment, occupational safety, engine operation, and workplace employment skills.
  • General electrical systems, batteries, starting, charging, lighting, gauges, warning devices, and related electrical system diagnostics, service, and repair.
  • Engine system, cab and hood systems, electrical/electronic systems, frame and chassis systems diagnostics, service, and repair.
  • Engine, cylinder head, valve train, engine block, lubrication, cooling, air induction, exhaust, fuel, and engine brakes diagnostics, service, and repair.
  • Diagnostic, service, and repair of air, and hydraulic brakes.
  • Diagnostic, service, and repair of HVAC, and A/C systems.
  • Diagnostic, service, and repair of steering, suspension, wheel alignment, wheels, tires, and frame systems.
  • Diagnostic, service, and repair of clutch, transmission, driveshaft, universal joint, and drive axle systems.
  • Diagnostic, service, and repair of hydraulic, pumps, filtration/reservoir, hoses, fittings, connectors, control valves, and actuator systems.
  • Preventive Maintenance Inspection (PMI)

 

ABILITIES YOU NEED

  • Customer-service skills
  • Math skills
  • Mechanical skills
  • Physical stamina
  • Physical strength
  • Time-management skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Driver’s license (CDL)

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/diesel-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm (visited May 10, 2019).

 
POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Graduates are prepared to pursue careers as entry-level technicians in the heavy truck and bus repair industry.

 

WAGES & JOB OUTLOOK

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, automotive technicians have a median annual wage of $47,350 as of May 2018. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount, and half earned less.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/diesel-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm (visited May 10, 2019).

 

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AT A GLANCE

1800 clock hour certificate program

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.

Program Schedule

Part-time Evenings & Weekends

PROGRAM COSTS

Approximately $5,010.00 including textbook, protective clothing and tuition.
Qualifies for financial aid if you received a regular high school diploma or GED.


 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Must be 16 years of age. No high school diploma is required.

BELLE GLADE

  • Registration assistance for all Belle Glade classes is available by emailing Felisia Hill, PSAV Advisor. She can be reached at hillf@palmbeachstate.edu

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Mechanical Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Brake Systems
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Drive Train Systems
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Systems for Heavy Equipment
  • Preventative Maintenance

 

ABILITIES YOU NEED

  • Working inside or outside in heat and noise
  • Good engine diagnostic skills
  • Precision
  • Pleasant personality
  • “Team player” attitude
  • Time management skills

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Mechanic, foreman. Technicians with computer skills are in high demand.

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AT A GLANCE

Program Code: 5453 – 1350-clock hour program.

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.

Palm Beach State College, in partnership with the American Boat and Yacht Council (www.abycinc.org), 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.

 

 


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PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Marine Service Technology classes will be scheduled for days and evenings.

Day classes will meet from 8:00am to 3:00pm, with a 1-hour lunch break, Monday to Friday. Evening classes will meet from 5:00pm to 10:00pm Monday to Thursday and every other Saturday from 8:00am to 3:00pm with one-hour lunch.

 

PROGRAM COST

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

 

PROGRAM CONTACTS

Eligio Marquez, Program Director
marqueze@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3542

Don Kauts, Administrative Assistant
kautsd@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3866


APPLICATION PROCESS

Steps to apply to the Marine Service Technology program are as follows:

  1. Apply at www.PalmBeachState.edu/Admissions. (If you are already a student, you will only need to update your program objective).
  2. Attend a mandatory information sessions. View Program Info Sessions
  3. There is a one-time $40.00 application fee.
  4. If you require financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  5. Submit all high school and college transcripts.
  6. Meet with the Trade and Industry Advisor and Program Director to be admitted.
  7. Take the TABE exam or prove you are exempt.
  8. Register for classes.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Workplace safety and organization, trailer service, various boat materials, 2-stroke cycle outboard engines, fuel systems on boats, marine electrical systems, procedures for preparing boats to customers, capacitor discharge ignition systems, outboard engine fuel systems, and proper use of computer systems related to parts specialization.
  • Outboard 4-stroke cycle engines, charging systems, battery ignition systems, cranking systems, lubrication systems, cooling systems, lower gear cases, lower units and housing assemblies, employability, and entrepreneurship.
  • Basic computer skills, computer-based diagnostic equipment, electrical, control box, and gauges.
  • Basic four-stroke cycle engines, fuel systems, cooling systems, lubrication systems, ignition systems, and capacitor discharge ignition systems.
  • Stern drive upper and lower cases, intermediate housings, and inboard gas transmissions.
  • Diesel fuel, cooling, lubrication, and charging systems.

 

ABILITIES YOU NEED

  • Customer-service skills
  • Math skills
  • Mechanical skills
  • Physical stamina
  • Physical strength
  • Time-management skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Driver’s license

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/oes/2018/may/oes493051.htm#st (visited Feb. 5, 2020).

 
POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Graduates are prepared to pursue careers as entry-level marine mechanics and service technicians, including such positions at marine dealerships, boat repair shops and yacht maintenance facilities.

 

WAGES & JOB OUTLOOK

The marine industry is growing, increasing the demand for marine mechanics and service technicians. According to the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, in the tri-county region (Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach), marine industry sales grew an estimated 36.3% between 2014 and 2018. https://www.marinepbc.org/industry-impact.

Wages: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, motorboat mechanics and service technicians in Florida earn a median salary of $45,410 and $47,950 in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metropolitan area. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount, and half earned less.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/oes/2018/may/oes493051.htm#st (visited Feb. 25, 2020).

 

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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 gets students ready to start careers in the supply chain, transportation and logistics industry, in addition to preparing them for further education. Students gain knowledge and skills in supply chain management, as well as enhance their communication, critical thinking, technical and problem-solving abilities. All credits from this certificate transfer into Palm Beach State’s A.S. degree in Supply Chain Management.

PROGRAM INFO

Total program credits: 18.

Students may complete this program in 6 months (24 weeks) full time; 9 months (36 weeks) part time.

The program is offered at the Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens campuses.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Warehouse and distribution technologies and operations
  • Information systems for logistics, inventory and materials management
  • Methods, costs and benefits of all forms of transportation
  • Procurement and demand planning
  • Business management principles encompassing strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources, production methods and leadership.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • 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 issues from a global awareness perspective within the supply chain management industry.
  • Demonstrate professionalism specific to the supply chain management industry.

 

POSSIBLE OCCUPATIONS

The supply chain and logistics field offers many career paths and opportunities across all business categories, including e-commerce enterprises, manufacturers, retailers, distribution facilities, transportation and logistics companies and ports. Industry sectors that rely on supply chains include hospitals and health care organizations, restaurant chains, and manufacturers of consumer goods, electronics, food and beverages, fashion and much more.

Common job titles: Transportation Specialist, Logistics Operations Coordinator, Distribution Center Supervisor, Fleet Manager, Freight Coordinator, Global Transportation Manager, Shipping & Receiving Team Lead, Raw Materials Warehouse Supervisor, Inventory Control Associate, Import/Export Specialist

 

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FURTHER EDUCATION

Graduates of this program may apply all credits earned toward Palm Beach State’s A.S. degree in Supply Chain Management.

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