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Catalog/Handbook 2011-2012 
Catalog/Handbook 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Catalog/Handbook 2011-2012

The Polk State College Catalog contains detailed information about admission requirements, academic programs and policies, course descriptions, financial aid, special services and programs, extracurricular activities, and related policies and procedures.

If students have specific questions or need further information, they should contact an academic advisor in Student Services on either the Lakeland or Winter Haven Campus, or the Airside/Lakeland or JD Alexander/Lake Wales Center.

Polk State College is part of the Florida College System and awards Bachelor of Applied Science, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees; Advanced Technical certificates; credit and vocational certificates; and Applied Technology diplomas. Polk State College is governed by the District Board of Trustees.

The information published in this catalog reflects the District Board of Trustees’ rules and administrative regulations in effect at the time of publication. Polk State College reserves the right to make changes in regulations, course offerings, curriculum, academic policies, and other rules affecting students. Information about any changes to rules and regulations is available in Student Services.

Polk State College
999 Avenue H NE
Winter Haven, Florida 33881-4299


Polk State College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associate’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees. Individuals may contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Polk State College. The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence of an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

Polk State College programs are also accredited by:

  • The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; 727-210-2350
  • The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-975-5000
  • The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1488; 703-684-2782
  • The Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) 4101 W. Green Oaks Blvd. Suite 305-599, Arlington, TX 76016; 817-330-0080
  • The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), 4720 Montgomery Lane, PO Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220; 301-652-2682
  • The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Dr. Suite 2850, Chicago, IL. 60606-3182; 312-704-5300
  • The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800; 312-233-1100 
  • The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA®) Public Safety Training Academy Accreditation, 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Ste. 320, Gainesville, VA 20155; 703-352-4225
  • The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX, 76021-4244; 817-283-2835
  • The Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT), 6 Pine Knoll Drive, Beverly, MA 01915-1425; 978-456-5594