Palm Beach County boasts some great specialty college options for those who are looking to study a specialized trade or career option. See the list below for detailed information on each school.
Aviator Flight Training College
3800 St. Lucie Blvd. | Fort Pierce, FL 34946
A hands-on aeronautical science and technology and flight academy, with 30 aircraft flying over 30,000 hours annually. The Aeronautical Science Program prepares the graduate for a career in the aviation industry by providing a strong foundation in mathematics, physics, aeronautical sciences, aeronautical technology, and the aviation industry. The graduate will receive an Associate of Science Degree from Aviator College with flight ratings from private pilot through commercial, with Flight Instructor ratings. This training is necessary to obtain employment, and completing the associate’s degree offers a competitive advantage to job applicants in the airline industry.
Digital Media Arts College
5400 Broken Sound Blvd. NW, Suite 100 | Boca Raton, FL 33487
DMAC was founded in 2002 as an arts college to serve a growing and constantly changing digital media industry that encompasses technology, media and entertainment. The school offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Animation and Graphic Design, an Associate’s degree in Graphic Design and Multimedia Design, and a Master’s Degree in Web Design & Technology, among other tracks of study. The college provides career training and placement assistance, and holds both in-person and online classes.
5002 T-Rex Ave., #100 | Boca Raton, FL 33431
A focus on adult learners who are seeking small class size and innovative programs characterizes Everglades University. This was one of the first colleges in the United States to offer a bachelor of science degree in Alternative Medicine, and the university serves many emerging market demands with accredited degree programs, including Alternative and Renewable Energy Management, Crisis and Disaster Management, Land and Energy Management, as well as programs in Aerospace, International Business, and Construction Management. Everglades is the recipient of the 2015-2015 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Colleges. Enrollment is approximately 1,500 students.
9022 S. U.S. Highway 1 | Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
Fortis Institute campuses prepare students for careers in healthcare, business and technology and various trades. Fortis also offers online learning platforms for many of its programs. At the Port St. Lucie campus, programs include an Associated Degree in Nursing, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, X-Ray Operation, Medical Billing and Coding, Practical Nursing, and Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning (HVAC). Fortis also offers continuing education program for licensed healthcare professionals at this location.
2085 Vista Pkwy. | West Palm Beach, FL 33411
This career focused university was ranked 2nd in the nation by Community College Week for colleges with associates degrees in health professions, and 5th for colleges with associate degree programs in registered nursing, nursing administration, research and clinical nursing. U.S. News and World Report ranks Keiser 14th in the United States South Region as a Best Regional College for Veterans. This Ft. Lauderdale based institution has 17 campuses across Florida, and education is focused on hands-on career education in small classes using the actual technologies and equipment the students will someday use in the workplace. Keiser has 20,000 students across all campuses, pursuing degrees in over 100 doctoral, specialist, master’s, bachelors’ and associate’s fields. During 2015, Keiser acquired the Northwood University in West Palm Beach, providing its first location with dormitories, athletics teams, and other aspects of the traditional campus experience.
Lincoln Culinary Institute
2410 Metrocentre Blvd. | West Palm Beach, FL 33407
This culinary education program is certified by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission. Respected chefs share their experience and dedication as they teach masterful techniques in preparing, making and serving cuisines from around the world. Lincoln offers a Culinary Management program where students learn to run a successful kitchen or restaurant, and a Pastry Chef program. The campus maintains a close professional bond with local businesses and organizations, providing unique opportunities for students to foster their skills.