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College Readiness

Welcome to College Readiness at the PBSC Lake Worth campus. Our department serves students who want to refresh basic skills in Math and English. In addition, we offer courses for students whose primary language is not English. Lastly, the course "Introduction to the College Experience" focuses on acclimating first-time students to the college environment.


  • Developmental Reading and Writing  
  • Developmental Algebra 
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Introduction to the College Experience
  • Personal Development


College Readiness Courses

Palm Beach State College provides a complete program for students to build academic skills for success, whether they are entering from high school or are starting or resuming their college career later in life. College readiness courses in reading, English, mathematics, and success skills prepare students for college-level courses.

Any Associate degree-seeking student may enroll in these classes; however, they are designed especially for students who need some additional skills to be successful in college-level courses in reading, English, and mathematics. State law prohibits baccalaureate students from enrolling in college readiness courses. Academic advisors work with these students to design a college readiness plan to help them prepare for college-level work.


College Readiness Areas

The College Readiness program is tailored to each student’s needs. There are several options for college readiness in the areas of mathematics, reading and English. For those whose primary language is not English, the program offers English for Academic Purposes courses.

College readiness courses for students whose primary language is English but who need to improve some skills before taking ENC 1101 College Composition:

  • ENC 0052 College Writing Essentials
  • ENC 0056 College Reading
  • ENC 0017 College Reading and Writing

English for Academic Purposes courses for students with limited English proficiency:

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program at Palm Beach State College consists of six levels of instruction for students with varying levels of English proficiency.  Students are placed into a course based on the scores on the Levels of English Proficiency (LOEP) test.

There are three levels of foundations courses that address reading, grammar, speaking and listening skills. These courses combine lecture and lab components to meet the specific needs of non-native English speakers. Academic support is provided through tutoring, audio and video technology, and interactive computer software in the Student Learning Center at each campus location. 

Foundations Levels 1-3

  • EAP 0100 Speaking and Listening Level 1 
  • EAP 0120 Reading Foundations A 
  • EAP 0160 Grammar Foundations A 
  • EAP 0200 Speaking and Listening Level
  • EAP 0220 Reading Foundations B 
  • EAP 0260 Grammar Foundations B 
  • EAP 0300 Speaking and Listening Level 3
  • EAP 0320 Reading Foundations C
  • EAP 0360 Grammar Foundations C 

EAP College Readiness and EAP Credit Courses provide instruction in more advanced skills needed for ENC 1101 College Composition and other college-level courses.

  • EAP 0400 Speaking/Listening Level 4
  • EAP 0420 Intermediate Reading
  • EAP 0460 Intermediate Grammar 
  • EAP 1500 Speaking and Listening Level 5*
  • EAP 1520 High Intermediate Reading*
  • EAP 1584 High Intermediate English*
  • EAP 1620 Advanced Reading*
  • EAP 1684 Advanced English*

*These courses earn A.A. elective credits that count toward the Associate in Arts (AA) degree. Please see an academic advisor for more information.

Other college readiness courses:

  • MAT 0022 Developmental Algebra 
  • MAT 0055 Developmental Math 1 
  • MAT 0056 Advanced Developmental Algebra 
  • SLS 1501 Introduction to the College Experience


College Readiness Support

In addition to the courses, the College offers a complete support network, including academic advising for college readiness students to help in course selection and educational planning.


Success Tip For College Readiness Students

Once the college readiness courses are completed, take the required college-level courses in English (ENC 1101) and mathematics (MAT 1033) as soon as possible to apply the new skills in a college-level course.


View individual course information in the College Catalog.

Grammar & Composition Courses
Course ESL
EAP 0160  Grammar Foundations A 56-65
EAP 0260  Grammar Foundations B 66-75
EAP 0360  Grammar Foundations C 76-85
EAP 0460   Intermediate Grammar 86 - 95
EAP 1584   High Intermediate English* 96 - 105
EAP 1684   Advanced English* 106 - 115


Reading Courses
Course ESL
EAP 0120  Reading Foundations A 56-65
EAP 0220  Reading Foundations B 66-75
EAP 0320  Reading Foundations C 76-85
EAP 0420   Intermediate Reading 86 - 95
EAP 1520   High Intermediate Reading* 96 - 105
EAP 1620   Advanced Reading* 106 - 115

*EAP1520, EAP1620, EAP1584, and EAP1684 are 
college-level EAP courses and can be applied  as
elective credits toward an associate degree



Speaking & Listening Courses
Course ESL
EAP 0100   Speaking and Listening 1 56-65
EAP 0200   Speaking and Listening 2 66-75
EAP 0300   Speaking and Listening 3 76-85
EAP 0400   Speaking and Listening 4 86 - 95
EAP 1500   Speaking and Listening 5** 96 - 105
EAP 1600   Speaking and Listening 6** 106 - 115
**EAP1500 and EAP1600 are "optional" college-level EAP
courses and can be applied as elective credits toward an associate degree


Department Chairs

Faculty contact info for those serving as Department Chairs
Name/Email Office Phone Areas
Professor Carleton Chernekoff  SS 121 561-868-3021 Reading & English Prep 
Dr. Pamela Mason-Egan  TC 117 561-868-4223  Intro to College Experience 
Professor Monica Hamlin BA 103 561-868-3945 Intro to College Experience 
Professor Tricia Lynn BA 104 561-868-4009 Math Prep
Professor Valerie Lazzara BA 125 561-868-3790 EAP
Dr. Sophia Munro BA 305 561-868-3423 EAP


Additional Full-Time Faculty

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