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Pathways to a Successful Career

Palm Beach State College has been awarded a $4.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to provide a 5-year plan of academic and advising/mentor support, industry-related opportunities and career placement for Hispanic and low income students currently enrolled at PBSC.

Students should be interested in continuing their education and pursuing a bachelor’s degree at FAU in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

This project helps eligible institutes of higher education to become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality and institutional management. It is a collaboration between PBSC, FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science, FAU's College of Education, and Broward College.



  • We'll prepare you academically and professionally to be successful inside the classroom and beyond. Students will hear from professionals in the field, gain real world experience through events and workshops, and be prepared for future employment.
  • Receive unlimited tutoring time with the Student Learning Center (SLC).
  • You'll receive a FAU mentor that will walk you through the entire transitioning process and get you on a path of success.
  • Join T.E.K.N.O, a computer science club that explores Technology, Engineering, Knowledge, Networking and Opportunity.


  • Interest in becoming a computer scientist, computer engineer, or electrical engineer
  • Must be Hispanic or low income (per FAFSA)
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be enrolled at PBSC and working on an Associate in Arts degree (A.A.)
  • Enrollment in 9 to 12 credit hours per semester
  • Have a minimum (high school or college) GPA of 2.5
  • Must be enrolled in a math class


While at PBSC

We are committed to your success. This Flight Plan is a tool to assist you in planning the courses you should complete to earn your Associate in Arts degree prior to transferring to FAU’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program. You should review this planning tool with your tresPATHS advisor to ensure good understanding of:

  • Which courses you have to complete and requirements you have satisfied
  • How to get the most from your academic experience at PBSC
  • How to effectively utilize the resources available to you as a tresPATHS Scholar
Gateway courses
Subjects Course ID CR Year/Semester
College Comp I (See Note A) ENC1101 3 1st/FALL
College Algebra (See Note B) MAC1105 3 1st/FALL
Social Science (First) (See Note C) 3 1st/FALL
Intro to Programming Logic (See Note D) COP1000 3 1st/FALL
College Comp II ENC1102 3 1st/SPRING
Precalculus MAC1140 3 1st/SPRING
General Chemistry + Lab CHM1045+L 4 1st/SPRING
Intro to Engineering (See Note E) EGN1002C 3 1st/SPRING
Trigonometry - 12 week session MAC1114 3 1st/SUMMER
Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry I MAC2311 4 2nd/FALL
Intro to Programming in C COP1220 3 2nd/FALL
Humanities (First) (See Note C) 3 2nd/FALL
Fundamentals of Speech SPC1017 3 2nd/FALL
Calculus w/Analytic Geometry II MAC2312 4 2nd/SPRING
Gen Physics w/Calculus 1 + Lab PHY2048+L 5 2nd/SPRING
Humanities (Second) (See Note C) 3 2nd/SPRING
Differential Equations MAP2302 3 2nd/SUMMER
Calculus w/Analytic Geometry III MAC2313 4 3RD/FALL
Gen Physics w/Calculus 2 + Lab PHY2049+L 5 3RD/FALL
Social Science (Second) (See Note C) 3 3RD/FALL



  1. English placement or appropriate prerequisite courses are required to take.
  2. Math placement or appropriate placement courses are required to take.
  3. Obtain from the Palm Beach State College Associate in Arts 36/24 Degree.
  4. See tresPATHS Advisor for corequisite requirements (CGS1100).
  5. Must be taken prior to earning 30.




Transferring to FAU

FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science offers a flexible schedule of courses delivered through a variety of formats such as e-learning, distance learning, daily-recorded live lectures, downloadable video streaming, podcasts as well as interactive video courses broadcast to remote locations and featuring two-way audio and video.

Curriculum Flight Plans

Employment & Career Information

For information specific to FAU, view their website.



Request More Information

Interested in becoming a part of tresPATHS programs? Complete our Request for Information Form below.

Contact Us

Kevin Moreau
Program Grant Manager
Phone Number: 561-862-4819



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