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FAPSC Professional Membership

FAPSC offers an individual Professional Membership that is open to all employees of a FAPSC school or associate member.  This membership was designed to help keep your entire staff in direct communication with FAPSC.  Download an application today!

FAPSC Board of Directors

Dean Bartness, President

Linda Weldon, President Elect

Mark Gutmann, Past President

Joe Hardiman, Treasurer

Randy Proto, Secretary

Jorge Alfonso
Arthur Benjamin
Gil Bonwitt
Nancy Bradley
Richard Covington, Jr.
Peter Crocitto
Walt Kirby
William Polmear
Nancy Rodriguez
Mitch Talenfeld
Chris Tilley
Melissa Wade
Claire Walker 

FAPSC Executive Staff

Curtis Austin, Executive Director

Wanda Minick, Deputy Executive Director/Member Services 

Katie Allan, Director of Continuing Education 

Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges  

FAPSC provides leadership, support and advocacy for quality career education. 


FAPSC Hosting Nursing Workshop to assist with Student Outcomes

The FAPSC Nursing Committee has been working diligently putting together this Nursing Workshop to assist schools with Nursing Programs in the State of Florida.  This workshop will be innovative and informative while helping you prepare your students with testing taking methods, best practices on exam day, and ways to improve your outcomes in the classroom.

This event will take place on February 20, 2013 at the Hilton Orlando | Altamonte Springs. Regular registration ends on February 12.  Register ealy and save $55!

Click here for complete registration rates and hotel accomadation information. Download a copy of the workshop flyer here.

Make Plans Now to Attend FAPSC 2013 Central Conference

Join FAPSC as we trailblaze into the new year with “Pioneering Trails for Student Success” February 21-22, 2013 at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs.

 ♦ Administrator Conference – Thursday, February 21, 2013
 ♦ Faculty Conference – Friday, February 22, 2013

Eight (8) CEUs may be earned by attending each conference in its entirety.

Central Conference Early Registration is now open through January 27, 2013.

For additional details visit the Central Conference web page.

Stay Current with FAPSC - Download the FAPSC App

If you have not already, download the FAPSC App which is available through your iPad, tablet or smartphone app store.

The FAPSC App is a great way to stay informed about what’s happening in the career college sector. This App will provide users with a wide array of information including legislative updates, breaking news on higher education, and publications highlighting our sector.  It will also be a resource for you to stay updated on our conferences and events.  It will come handy for a quick glance at our upcoming workshops and conference schedules or to have fun with the photo gallery.

For more details about the App click here.

iPhone, iPad, iPod users click here to download app.

Android users click here to download app.

Watch FAPSC Video on How to Log-in and Renew your Membership


Do you know when your membership expires? If not, then please watch the above video and discover your renewal date.  The video will walk you through the steps to discover what your renewal date is as well as provide you the information needed to complete the renewal process online.

We appreciate your membership and thank you for your continued support and participation of FAPSC.  If not for you we would not be able to:
  • Provide valuable resources
  • Support our sector
  • Influence or object proposed legislation

Please don't let it end! 

If you experience any issues or have questions, please don't hesitate to contact the FAPSC office at (850) 577-3139 or Wanda Minick via email:

Get Involved! Become a Sponsor at Camp FAPSC

2013 Conference Sponsors

Frontier Sponsor



 Lantern Sponsor


 Compass Sponsor


Scout Sponsor

 Fire Fly Sponsor



Lippincott Williams & Wilkins / Wolters Kluwer Health

Join an elite group of companies by providing additional support to our sector. Sign up to sponsor our 2013 conference series "Pioneering Trails for Student Sucess".

Sponsor registration is open and waiting for you! 

All sponsorships are available on a first come, first serve basis – so don’t delay in reserving your place among this fast growing list of Conference Sponsors.

There are an array of sponsorship options available! If you don't see something you like, call us at (850) 577-3139!  We are more than happy to customize a package for you!

Please visit our website with all the details about how you can become a leader at Camp FAPSC.

Note: Only sponsoring companies will be eligible to exhibit at the Central Conference (February 2013)

LearningExpress Updates

LearningExpress, LLC added a lot of new course in 2012.  In case you have not heard they have added Nursing Preparation eBooks and Test as well as GED, Praxis practice exams plus so much more. For a complete listing of new practice exams, tests and eBooks added in 2012 click here.

On Wednesday, January 9 they will be adding more resources that will be available in the LearningExpress Library. New and Revised Practice Exams will be available to users preparing for the GMAT, NCLEX-RN and Border Patrol Exams.

New eBooks will be added to their inventory of vocational and instructional eBooks to now include a new Power Practice title for NCLEX-RN candidates, and New Flash Review guides for NCLEX-RN, AP Biology, and AP U.S. History, as well as a new, updated edition of our 1,001 Math Problems eBook.

New Popular Software Tutorials were added to include courses for Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Adobe Illustrator CS6 programs. For a full list of updates click here

If your schools is a FAPSC member, you are entitled to receive a FREE subscription to LearningExpress Library and Job and Career Accelerator please contact Wanda Minick at (850) 577-3139 or via email to get started today!  

FAPSC Online Training Center Updates
New for 2013!  FAPSC Online training center has added course rating results! This feature dynamically generates and displays the course survey results in each training evaluation area to show a measure of the quality and relevance of the course from the perspective of the course participant. Anyone can see how a course is doing by clicking on the Course Rating located to the right side of screen.

Did you know FAPSC Online Training Center has issued a new VIP code for 2013?  This code has been added to the Members Only Center on our website.  To receive the new VIP code please log into the FAPSC website "Members Only Center" and click the "FAPSC Online Training Center" link. 

Want more intensive management specific training? Find out how your administrators and school managers can become a FAPSC Management Boot Camp graduate. There’s specialized training available to those managers new to our sector, new to Florida and experienced high-level training.

If you have any questions regarding these courses please contact FAPSC Online Training Center or call (888) 626-2407 Toll Free.

FAPSC 2013 Awards Program
Is there someone at your campus that makes it a better place to work, learn and thrive? Why not let FAPSC know about the amazing things happening at your campus!

We have tons of awards categories and sub-categories just waiting for you to submit a nomination and recognize someone’s great work. As an additional bonus all nominators who submitted nominations before March 31, 2013 will automatically be entered to win one FREE Annual Conference registration. Submit an awards nomination today!  

Career Services
Financial Aid (The Rickie Knobel Award)
Student Services (The Gail Benjamin Award)

Degree Granting Accredited Institution
Degree Granting Non-Accredited Institution
Non-Degree Seeking Accredited Institution
Non-Degree Seeking Non-Accredited Institution

Graduate of a Degree Granting Institution
Graduate of a Non-Degree Granting Institution

Accredited Institution
Non-Accredited Institution

APSCU Updates

 APSCU Update

Have You Visited our Member News Section Recently?

Smart Horizons Career Online Education and ed2go Announce Newest Bridge to Start High School Partnership with CBT College

January 08, 2013

Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) and ed2go ( are proud to announce that CBT College ( has become the newest partner in the Bridge to Start High School program.

SHCOE is the world's first AdvancED/SACS accredited online school district, offering an instructional program that enables students to earn an 18-credit high school diploma and a credentialed career certificate in one online program. A division of Cengage Learning, ed2go is a leading provider of online courses for adult and continuing education students with over 2 million students enrolled in various courses.

Got News?

If you would like to be featured here just send an email to to get noticed.


Update on FAPSC Scholarship Program

The FAPSC Board of Directors and scholarship committee have elected to take the next 7 months to restructure the FAPSC scholarship program.   The purpose of the reorganization is to better meet the needs of the students attending our member schools. The committee hopes this reorganization will not only increase school and student participation but awareness in the local community.

If you have any questions about this please contact the FAPSC office at (850) 577-3139 or via email

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Stay informed on all the latest FAPSC happenings and issues related to Florida's career college sector by liking us on facebook and following us on twitter and Linkedin! If you think we should be following your school or organization, send your suggestions to

Got Announcements?

If you would like to share an announcement, please contact Wanda Minick via email at  

Upcoming Events

January 2013

10- DETC- Accrediting Commission Meeting

15- FAPSC Board and Committee Meetings, Orlando, FL 

16- The Commission for Independent Education, Howey In the Hills, FL 

23-24- National Training for Counselors and Mentors Webinars

28- Celebrating Educators, brought to you by CEA, Kansas City, MO

28- CHEA- Council for Higher Education Accreditation Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

February 2013

13- ABHES 10th Annual National Conference, San Diego, CA

20- FAPSC Nursing Workshop, Altamonte Springs, FL

21-22- FAPSC Central Conference, Altamonte Springs, FL 

23-24- College Goal Sunday, FL 

25- Private Career Colleges and Schools, Atlanta, GA

Please visit our events calendar frequently as events are added daily.

Connect with FAPSC and your colleagues in our online communities


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