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Wednesday, April 21, 2021 –  The Polk State College District Board of Trustees (DBOT) will consider changes in lab fees for college credit, Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety, and Educator Preparation Institute courses offered at the College at the May 24, 2021, Board Meeting. Each year the College evaluates all fees to ensure that charges accurately reflect any changes in the cost of instructional materials or supplemental items required for courses. Polk State has a total of 224 lab fees for the 2021/2022 academic year. One hundred ninety-six fees are unchanged from 2020/2021. Nine lab fees are decreasing due to reductions in the cost of supplies. Fifteen fees are increasing due to increases in the cost of supplies used in face-to-face and hybrid courses. Four fees are for new face-to-face and hybrid courses or new course requirements. Details of the fee changes are described below:

Decreasing Fees:

CVT 2420 – Invasive Cardiology I  

2020-2021 Fee: $151.50       

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $116.00

CVT 2420 fee decreased as the cost of the expendable supplies are spread out over 14 core courses.

EDE 4304 – Teaching Math and Science: Integrated Methods  

2020-2021 Fee: $150.00       

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $0.00    

EDE 4304 fee was for testing services. It was removed because it was deemed inequitable to students; some students were paying out of pocket for testing, and others had previously tested and did not need to test again.

EPI 0095 – EPI Field Experience    

2020-2021 Fee: $110.00

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $0.00

EPI 0095 fee removed as the textbook fee under lab supplies-expendables has been deleted. Students are now responsible for purchasing textbooks through the bookstore.

HIM 2810L – Coding Application Practicum         

2020-2021 Fee: $14.00         

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $12.00

HIM 2810L fee decreased as student accident and liability rates decreased.

CET 2620C – Connecting Networks          

2020-2021 Fee: $60.00         

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $0.00    

CET 2620C is being removed from the program.

BSC 1011C – Principles of Biology II

2020-2021 Fee: $25.50         

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $24.50  

BSC 1011C fee decreased as cost of materials decreased.

BSC 1311C – Introduction to Marine Biology

2020-2021 Fee: $33.50         

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $32.00

BSC 1311C fee decreased as cost of materials decreased.

CHM 1025C – Introductory Chemistry

2020-2021 Fee: $38.50         

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $36.50  

CHM 1025C fee decreased as cost of materials decreased.

CHM 1045C – General Chemistry I

2020-2021 Fee: $43.00         

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $42.00  

CHM 1045C fee decreased as cost of materials decreased.

Increasing Fees:

CVT 1000 – Introduction to Cardiovascular Technology

2020-2021 Fee: $101.50

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $116.00

The cost of the annual Simbionix Service Agreement and the cost of sterile supplies have increased. The program is spreading these costs over 14 core courses.

CVT 1220 – Cardiovascular Pharmacology

2020-2021 Fee: $89.00         

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $116.00

The cost of the annual Simbionix Service Agreement and the cost of sterile supplies have increased. The program is spreading these costs over 14 core courses.

CVT 1261 – Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology

2020-2021 Fee: $100.00

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $116.00

The cost of the annual Simbionix Service Agreement and the cost of sterile supplies have increased. The program is spreading these costs over 14 core courses.

CVT 1800L – Cardiovascular Pre-Practicum

2020-2021 Fee:  $90.00        

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $140.00

The cost of the annual Simbionix Service Agreement and the cost of sterile supplies have increased. The program is spreading these costs over 14 core courses.

CVT 1801L – Cardiovascular II Pre-Practicum

2020-2021 Fee: $103.00       

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $127.00

The cost of the annual Simbionix Service Agreement and the cost of sterile supplies have increased. The program is spreading these costs over 14 core courses.

CVT 1805L – Cardiovascular III Intervention Pre-Practicum

2020-2021 Fee: $91.00         

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $127.00

The cost of the annual Simbionix Service Agreement and the cost of sterile supplies have increased. The program is spreading these costs over 14 core courses.

CVT 2120L – Cardiovascular IV Practicum           

2020-2021 Fee: $94.50         

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $140.00

The cost of the annual Simbionix Service Agreement and the cost of sterile supplies have increased. The program is spreading these costs over 14 core courses.

CVT 2211 – Critical Care Applications

2020-2021 Fee: $86.00         

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $116.00

The cost of the annual Simbionix Service Agreement and the cost of sterile supplies have increased. The program is spreading these costs over 14 core courses.

CVT 2421 – Invasive Cardiology II 

2020-2021 Fee: $89.00         

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $116.00

The cost of the annual Simbionix Service Agreement and the cost of sterile supplies have increased. The program is spreading these costs over 14 core courses.

CVT 2500 – EKG Interpretation      

2020-2021 Fee: $78.00         

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $116.00

The cost of the annual Simbionix Service Agreement and the cost of sterile supplies have increased. The program is spreading these costs over 14 core courses.

CVT 2511 – Radiation Biology and Safety

2020-2021 Fee: $87.00         

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $116.00

The cost of the annual Simbionix Service Agreement and the cost of sterile supplies have increased. The program is spreading these costs over 14 core courses.

CVT 2843L – Cardiovascular V Practicum

2020-2021 Fee: $92.00         

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $116.00

The cost of the annual Simbionix Service Agreement and the cost of sterile supplies have increased. The program is spreading these costs over 14 core courses.

CVT 2844L – Cardiovascular VI Practicum

2020-2021 Fee: $79.00

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $116.00

The cost of the annual Simbionix Service Agreement and the cost of sterile supplies have increased. The program is spreading these costs over 14 core courses.

ATF 1100L – Private Pilot Flight

2020-2021 Fee: $12.50         

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $140.50

This fee previously was solely for the cost of liability insurance. It has been increased to include the cost of the service plan for simulator use and is distributed over the three required flight labs in the program in equal amounts.

ATF 2210L – Commercial Pilot Flight

2020-2021 Fee: $12.50         

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $140.50

This fee previously was solely for the cost of liability insurance. It has been increased to include the cost of the service plan for simulator use and is distributed over the three required flight labs in the program in equal amounts.

New Fees:

ATF 2305L – Instrument Pilot Flight          

2020-2021 Fee: $0.00

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $128.00

This is a new fee for the cost of the service plan for flight simulator use and is distributed over the three required flight labs in the program in equal amounts.

CJK 0063 – Fundamentals of Patrol

2020-2021 Fee: $0.00

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $37.50  

CJK 0063 is a new course.

CJK 0079 – Crime Scene Follow-Up Investigations

2020-2021 Fee: $0.00

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $2.50    

CJK 0079 is a new course.

CJK 0421 – Conducted Electrical Weapon/Dart Firing Stun Gun          

2020-2021 Fee: $0.00

2021-2022 Fee (Proposed): $58.00  

CJK 0421 is a new course.

About Polk State College

Located in Winter Haven, Florida, and established in 1964, Polk State College is a multi-campus institution serving more than 15,000 students with Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, Associate in Arts, and Associate in Science degrees, as well as 9,000 individuals in a wide range of certificate and workforce training programs. The College also operates three charter high schools.

Polk State’s advantages include small class sizes; hands-on learning; dedicated faculty; day and night classes; online options; affordable tuition; excellent financial aid; and a diverse community and vibrant student life, including fine arts opportunities, clubs, and intercollegiate athletics.

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