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
- 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.
|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|
|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
|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.
|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