Apr 15, 2024  
Catalog 2009-2010 
Catalog 2009-2010 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

About PSC

Community Focused.
Expanded Opportunities.

For more than four decades, Polk Community College  has positively touched the lives of Polk County residents.  The college offers over 190 quality educational programs leading to associate degrees and certificates and annually  serves over 20,000 students. The college has changed its name to Polk State College to reflect the creation of its first bachelor’s degree program.  Beginning in January 2010, PSC will offer a Bachelor of  Applied Science in Supervision and Management. Growth has been a constant at the college, which originally started as Polk Junior College. The educational institution  opened its doors in 1964 expecting 600 students, but more  than 1,000 enrolled.  It was an auspicious beginning for a college that was soon to become an important educational resource for residents of Polk County. In the 1970s, as educational offerings and locations expanded beyond its original Winter Haven campus, the college changed its name to Polk Community College to more accurately reflect its mission. Today, Polk State College offers classes in traditional classroom settings and via the Internet. PSC has two full-service campuses (in Lakeland and Winter Haven) and two centers (the Airside Center near the Lakeland Airport, and the JD Alexander Center in the renovated former Lake Wales City Hall building). PSC has been a leader in partnering with the community to meet critical needs in nursing, health care, law enforcement, and information technology. The name change means a new beginning, but PSC will not lose sight of its commitment to serve the community’s higher educational needs.