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Fall term begins August 24

07/14/2015

Hurry, and you can still complete the admissions and enrollment process for fall classes! If you are a new student, you can apply online or visit an Admissions office at one of our five campus locations. The College’s application fee is $25 if you register by August 24. Late registration is August 24 – 28 and carries an additional fee of $20. Classes begin on August 24.

We are introducing two new AS degrees this fall: Engineering Technology and Marketing Management. And, don’t forget—PHSC now offers baccalaureate degree programs: Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing. PHSC offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in business, health, industry and technology, and public service.

For more information, contact a Student Development office.

Secure Your Future with a Health Information Technology Degree

07/14/2015

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate of health information technicians is projected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022—faster than the average for all occupations. PHSC’s Health Information Technology Associate in Science degree program provides an opportunity for students to enter this fast-growing career in as little as two years!

PHSC’s health information technology program provides instruction in the acquisition, analysis and security of a patients’ medical and health information. As a health information technician you will play a vital role in assisting health care providers to better manage patient care through secure sharing and use of health related information and data. 

Also, students completing the HIT-AS degree program will be prepared and eligible to sit for the national certification exam to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) through the American Health Information Management Association—a highly sought after certification. The HIT program is currently offered at the PHSC Spring Hill Campus; however prerequisite courses can be taken at any PHSC location.

Apply online today to be on your way to becoming an HIT technician!
 

Open House Events Scheduled

06/24/2015

PHSC is hosting open houses at three of its campuses in July. Attendees will learn about higher education opportunities, including the variety of certificate, associate's and bachelor's degree programs offered through the College. The events will also provide opportunities for campus tours and offer information on admissions, financial aid, scholarships and the more than 50 clubs and organizations available. Open house dates and locations include:

West Campus in New Port Richey; Tuesday, July 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. in R151.

East Campus in Dade City;  Wednesday, July 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. in A240.

North Campus in Brooksville; Thursday, July 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. in B104/105.

For more information call 1-855-NOW-PHSC.
 

Encore Academy Offers Art Hisory Series

06/15/2015

The PHSC Encore Academy will offer four art history workshops on the North Campus in Brooksville, on Tuesdays, July 7 – 28, 2015 from 1 to 3 p.m. 

Learn why Greek and Roman art owes its lasting influence in art and architecture to its simplicity, humanity and sheer beauty in The Classicism of Greek & Roman Art on Tuesday, July 7.

In The Grandeur of Renaissance Art on Tuesday, July 14, find out why the Renaissance was a time of beautiful things, including homes, gardens, paintings and sculpture, fine books, and lavish theatre.

Gain a better understanding of dynamic and undisciplined artistic creativity of the 17th century that earned it the name “Baroque” in Baroque & Rococo Styles of Art on Tuesday, July 21.

Decipher characteristics of 19th and early 20th century art and learn about Impressionism and Other Isms on Tuesday, July 28.

All workshops will be held on the PHSC North Campus and led by PHSC art instructor Charlene Jones. Each session in the series is $12 and may be taken independently. Workshops are open to adults of all ages. Membership in the Encore Academy is not required. Registration deadline is three days prior to workshop start date.

The Encore Academy is a service of PHSC that provides educational opportunities to adults over the age of 50. Workshops, including painting, computers, Microsoft Office, and digital photography, are offered throughout the year. 

Encore Academy Offers Art History Series

06/15/2015

The PHSC Encore Academy will offer four art history workshops on the North Campus in Brooksville, on Tuesdays, July 7 – 28, 2015 from 1 to 3 p.m. 

Learn why Greek and Roman art owes its lasting influence in art and architecture to its simplicity, humanity and sheer beauty in The Classicism of Greek & Roman Art on Tuesday, July 7.

In The Grandeur of Renaissance Art on Tuesday, July 14, find out why the Renaissance was a time of beautiful things, including homes, gardens, paintings and sculpture, fine books, and lavish theatre.

Gain a better understanding of dynamic and undisciplined artistic creativity of the 17th century that earned it the name “Baroque” in Baroque & Rococo Styles of Art on Tuesday, July 21.

Decipher characteristics of 19th and early 20th century art and learn about Impressionism and Other Isms on Tuesday, July 28.

All workshops will be held on the PHSC North Campus and led by PHSC art instructor Charlene Jones. Each session in the series is $12 and may be taken independently. Workshops are open to adults of all ages. Membership in the Encore Academy is not required. Registration deadline is three days prior to workshop start date.

The Encore Academy is a service of PHSC that provides educational opportunities to adults over the age of 50. Workshops, including painting, computers, Microsoft Office, and digital photography, are offered throughout the year. 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Information Session

06/03/2015

PHSC will host an information session on its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree on Monday, June 15 at the West Campus in New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Road, from 6 to 7 p.m. in room R151B. The online BSN program provides additional management, leadership, theory and research training to licensed RNs.

“The program provides flexibility and convenience to current registered nurses, providing them increased opportunities for advancement,” said Daryle Wane, Ph.D., Professor, BS Nursing Program; RN to BSN Coordinator.

Advisors and program faculty will provide details about admission requirements and prerequisite courses available at all five PHSC campuses. The event is free, with limited seating; Please RSVP online. Interested students must apply for admission no later than July 24, 2015 to be considered for the August 2015 BSN class. 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at PHSC.

 

Encore Academy Hosts Alzheimer’s Disease Seminars

05/28/2015

The Encore Academy at PHSC will host Alzheimer’s informational seminars in June on the Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court. These seminars are presented by the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and are open to the community. Adults of all ages are welcome.

Making the Placement Decision – Wednesday, June 17 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Many families are challenged with the care demands of an Alzheimer’s patient. Participants will learn how to plan before a crisis occurs and hear tips on how to find a long-term facility.

Legal Issues – Wednesday, June 24 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Legal plans are especially important for a person with Alzheimer’s disease. The seminar will outline legal considerations and discuss financial programs available to help pay for extended care placement.

The seminars are open to the public at no cost. Registration through PHSC Encore Academy is required. To register, please call 727-816-3439.

The Encore Academy is a service of PHSC that provides educational opportunities to adults over the age of 50. Workshops, including painting, computers, Microsoft Office and digital photography, are offered throughout the year.

Spring Hill Campus

Provost Giannet Elected as Distinguished Scholar and Fellow

05/21/2015

Stanley Giannet, Ph.D., Provost, Pasco-Hernando State College Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel was recently elected to the Distinguished Fellowship in the National Academies of Practice and the Psychology Academy as a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow.

Distinguished scholars and fellows are elected by their peers for their outstanding achievements and significant and enduring contributions to their profession. The National Academies of Practice scholars and fellows work together to advise governmental bodies on matters of healthcare; to influence national health policy and legislation; and to promote quality healthcare through cooperative advocacy, practice, education and research.

Giannet was provost of PHSC’s North Campus prior to his appointment as provost of PHSC’s fifth full-service campus, Porter Campus which opened in January, 2014. Giannet has worked at the college since 1992 serving as dean of arts and sciences, full-time psychology faculty and an adjunct instructor.

Giannet earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Regents College, University of the State of New York, Albany, N.Y., and a Master of Psychology degree from the Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega in Lima, Peru. He earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Walden University, Minneapolis, Minn. and completed post-doctoral training in psycho-immunology at University of South Florida College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, where he also held an affiliate assistant professor post.

Giannet holds a graduate certificate in theology from the Australian Catholic University, professional certificates in human resources management and information systems management from the University of Cambridge (UK), and a certificate in executive leadership from Cornell University. Also, Giannet is the published author of “Love is Stronger Than Death: Encountering Our Struggle With Grief,” and “The Dysfunctional Relationship Manual: A Checklist and Workbook.”

Summer Career Camps

05/13/2015

PHSC is offering academic career themed summer camps designed for middle and early high school students (those entering sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth grades). The sessions will provide an opportunity for students to explore popular career programs offered at PHSC. Each camp will run for four half days, Monday through Thursday.

East Campus, Dade City Camps

Fine Arts Career Camp—June 22–25; 9 a.m. to noon. Campers will explore two- and three-dimensional art forms using various media and as a group, will design and create a mural for display at the end of the camp. Camp fee: $110

STEAM Career Camp—July 13–16; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hands-on learning activities with special emphasis placed on the STEAM curriculum (areas of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) will provide campers with engaging, unique learning experiences. Camp fee: $110

Fire Science Career Camp—July 27–30; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The camp combines instruction with intense, hands-on applications where campers will perform many of the skills required of firefighters and paramedics in their careers. Camp fee: $110

West Campus, New Port Richey Camps

Health Career Camp (Session 1)—June 15–18; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Campers will participate in a radiography career day, be trained in the American Heart Association HeartSaver automated external defibrillation (AED) and CPR procedures, learn about safety procedures in a medical environment, visit the PHSC state-of-the-art dental clinic to discover what it takes to be a dental hygienist, and more. Camp fee: $100

Business and Industry Career Camp—June 22–25; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Campers will prepare for and participate in a mock trial from the viewpoint of a paralegal, learn drafting and design software to build a home, and participate in a session similar to the popular TV show, Shark Tank, and more. Camp fee: $90

Video Production Camp—June 22–25; 1 to 4:30 p.m. Campers will learn video production from A – Z by creating scripts, preparing storyboards, role playing, filming, editing, and critiquing produced camp videos. Camp fee: $110

Photography (Digital) Camp—June 29–July 2; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Campers will experience an intensive exploration of photography in the digital age, be immersed in the art and craft of still photography and introduced to the tools necessary to capture and refine great images. (Participants must bring their own digital camera to this camp.) Camp fee: $110

Health Career Camp (Session 2)—July 20–23; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Campers will participate in a nursing career day, be trained in the American Heart Association HeartSaver automated external defibrillation (AED) and CPR procedures, learn about safety procedures in a medical environment, visit the PHSC state-of-the-art dental clinic and discover what it takes to be a dental hygienist, and more. Camp fee: $100

Each camp session is limited to the first 15 students to register. To learn more about the camps and to register, visit the Summer Career Camp page or call Continuing Education at 727-816-3256.