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Science & Environmental Programs

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Exciting science & environmental careers start at

Learn the skills employers need • Biotechnology • Environmental Science Technology • Environmental Horticulture

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• Landscape and Horticulture Management • Landscape and Horticulture Certificates • Core Sciences


Palm Beach State College! Are you: • A high school graduate who loves the outdoors or has a passion for science? • A working adult needing to expand your skills and knowledge? • A gardener who wants to “grow” your professional skills? • Someone wishing to explore the latest scientific and environmental topics? There’s no better place to launch or advance your science career than at Palm Beach State College–with its BioScience Technology Complex, active partnerships with local employers, and challenging course offerings that prepare you to meet the needs of the global scientific and environmental communities. Day and evening classes are offered, and financial aid is available for qualified students.

Degree and Certificate Programs Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees in Biotechnology, Environmental Science Technology, and Landscape and Horticulture Management prepare students to enter the workforce with highly marketable skills suited to a variety of positions. Associate in Arts (A.A.) transfer degree students may take science and environmental elective courses and go on to complete their studies at a four-year college or university. College Credit Certificate (CCC) programs in Biotechnology and Landscape and Horticulture provide the technical core of the A.S. degrees and prepare students for further study or skilled employment. CCC programs work well for students who are currently employed in these fields or have received a bachelor’s degree and are seeking additional training. Earn your bachelor’s degree: Course credits from all programs may transfer to related degrees or a four-year program, including Palm Beach State’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supervision and Management. Visit

Palm Beach State College has been designated the Employ Florida Banner Center for Life Sciences in recognition of its contribution to workforce development for the life sciences industry.

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Internships with top Florida biotech firms Our students benefit from the College’s outstanding relationships with local biotech companies. With more than 25 internship opportunities available, you can gain realworld experience with such firms as: • Akron Biotech • AssureImmune • BioTools • CHS Pharma • CURNA • Cytonics Corporation • DNA Labs International • Dyadic International • Jupiter Environmental Laboratories • Max Planck Florida Institute • Ocean Ridge Biosciences • Sancilio & Company • The Scripps Research Institute • Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies • University of Miami


Palm Beach State: BioScience Technology Complex in Palm Beach Gardens

Biotechnology Associate in Science degree College Credit Certificate (561) 207-5059 Do you want to play a vital role in one of the nation’s fastest-growing industries? Start by enrolling in Palm Beach State College’s awardwinning Biotechnology program. You can earn an A.S. degree or a college credit certificate in biotechnology, taking advantage of these innovative resources: The BioScience Technology Complex in Palm Beach Gardens. This state-of-the-art facility is equipped and designed to replicate the biotechnology workplace. Here, you will get hands-on experience using modern biotechnology tools to clone a gene, solve a crime, or develop a biotechnology product. A curriculum based on the skills needed in our bioscience community. At Palm Beach State, you will focus on areas such as basic laboratory skills, recombinant DNA technology, proteomics, tissue culture, instrumentation and quality assurance/control–all in high demand and taught by a renowned faculty with industry experience.

Bioscience is Florida’s future Palm Beach State’s Biotechnology graduates are pursuing exciting careers in industry and research. Jobs include laboratory technicians, research assistants, quality assurance specialists and many other specialty positions in the life sciences. South Florida’s bioscience industry needs highly trained graduates for cutting-edge jobs.

The place to be for biotech

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Environmental Science Technology Associate in Science degree (561) 207-5220 As an Environmental Science Technology student at Palm Beach State College, you can work toward an A.S. degree, preparing for a career in environmental restoration, wildlife biology, ecotourism, hazardous materials detection, water quality monitoring, public education, research and conservation. Whether your goal is to earn an A.S. or advanced degree, you will be on your way to having a meaningful career in service of the environment. In our state-of-the-art BioScience Technology Complex and out in the field, you’ll learn alongside environmental scientists and researchers, receiving a quality hands-on education that will give you the skills and knowledge needed by employers. The College’s excellent relationships with area organizations provide students with challenging internship opportunities working on critical initiatives for Florida’s environment. Career Options: Graduates can find employment opportunities nationally or locally with organizations such as Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation, environmental consulting firms, South Florida Water Management District, Palm Beach County Environmental Resources Management, nature centers, Palm Beach Zoo, conservation organizations, eco-tourism operators, and environmental contractors. Warning: If you’re passionate about the environment, be prepared to love what you do!

Turn your passion for the


environment into a rewarding career!

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Environmental Horticulture Associate in Science degree College Credit Certificates 561-207-5052

Landscape and Horticulture Management Earn your A.S. degree in Landscape and Horticulture Management at Palm Beach State College and prepare to join the dynamic green industry in a management or technical position. The coursework, designed and taught by industry professionals, provides extensive training in all aspects of current green practices and operations. Explore landscape design, plant identification and selection, palms, native plants, pest management, plant propagation, plant physiology, environmental issues in horticulture, and landscape maintenance, installation and construction. Internships are available. Green Jobs: After graduation, you’ll have the knowledge and skills sought by employers. Graduates find positions with golf courses, nurseries, landscape companies, lawn maintenance firms, tree care enterprises or garden centers, and many start their own landscaping businesses.

Landscape and Horticulture Certificates Professional certification is increasingly important in the green industry. Palm Beach State College offers three college credit certificate programs that focus on marketable skills: Landscape and Horticulture Specialist Landscape and Horticulture Professional I Landscape and Horticulture Professional II Palm Beach State’s programs are strongly aligned with the professional standards of outside organizations, principally the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association and the International Society of Arboriculture. Most of the College’s certifications can be used as steppingstones toward the FNGLA certifications of the same names. Each Palm Beach State certificate builds on the information of the previous one, culminating with the Landscape and Horticulture Professional II certificate. In addition, most of the courses required for these certifications can be applied to the College’s A.S. degree in Landscape and Horticulture Management.

Launch or jump start your green career now! Most employers in Florida and nationwide now prefer or demand certified and/or degreed employees.


Build a career

or business in the thriving green industry!

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At Palm Beach


Core Sciences Palm Beach State College offers a broad selection of general education science courses, ranging from astronomy and earth science to oceanography and botany, as well as physics, biology and microbiology. All degree programs require a specified number of credit hours in the natural sciences to ensure students receive a well-balanced education. The College offers up-to-date facilities and expert instructors who make every science topic clear and engaging. Choose a course that interests you and see science come alive!

E-learning While the hands-on aspect is critical for the majority of our science and environmental courses, many general education science courses can be taken online. To learn more, visit:

State, we make science come alive! The Natural Science Building at Lake Worth

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Palm Beach State College

Science & Environmental Programs Biotechnology Environmental Science Technology Environmental Horticulture Core Sciences Corporate and Continuing Education Grow your skills and career options, including green industry and eco-friendly careers. Palm Beach State College offers a multitude of continuing education workshops, seminars, courses and programs designed to meet the learning needs of the community. For more information, go to

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Palm Beach State College is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its facilities, educational programs, employment or activities without regard to race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Palm Beach State College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Palm Beach State College. The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution's non-compliance with an accreditation requirement or standard.

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As an Environmental Science Technology student, you will be on your way to a meaningful career imparting a lasting change on the future of F...