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Carrs in Healthcare Start at IRSC


A note from the Dean‌ My name is Dr. Ann Hubbard, and I am the Dean of Health Science at Indian River State College. We are delighted that you are interested in pursuing a career in Health Science. IRSC offers more than 20 different programs in Health Science (in 19 areas of study) for you to explore, from fast-paced emergency care to patient care in a medical office environment to careers in healthcare administration. All health science programs at IRSC are selective admission, meaning a limited number of students are accepted each year. Selection is based on specific criteria, which could include GPA, prerequisite coursework, shadowing hours, etc. Find the career that is right for you by exploring the pages that follow and by attending free information sessions, which are offered regularly at IRSC campuses. The IRSC Health Science Division offers short-term training programs, certificate programs, Associate in Science degrees and Bachelor of Science degrees. Now is the perfect time to meet with an IRSC advisor at any one of our five Treasure Coast campuses to plan which program(s) to apply for and to review the selection criteria to determine your eligibility. I wish you the best of luck on your educational journey and hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Ann B. Hubbard, Ed.D., D.N.P., C.N.E. Dean of Health Science, Indian River State College

Meet IRSC

Ann B. Hubbard, Ed.D., D.N.P., C.N.E. Dean of Health Science

Diana G. Camacho, D.B.A. Nursing Support Specialist 2

Patricia A. Gagliano, Ph.D., R.N. Assistant Dean, Nursing

Juliana M. King Nursing Laboratory Specialist

Judy Diaz Clerk

Michelle A. Cuba, Ed.D. Program Coordinator

Kay Idlette Dental Support Specialist


2019 Health Science Program Application Open, Close and Start Dates Program Application Open Date

Application Close Date- Deadline

Program Start Date

EMT January 3, 2019

March 8, 2019 or until full

Summer A 2019

Pharmacy Technician

January 3, 2019

April 19, 2019

Summer A 2019

Surgical Technology

April 1, 2019

April 30, 2019

Fall 2019

Dental Hygiene

January 3, 2019

May 3, 2019

Summer B 2019

Medical Lab Technology

January 3, 2019

April 19, 2019

Fall 2019

Associate Degree in Nursing (RN)

January 7, 2019

May 2, 2019

Fall 2019

Respiratory Care

January 3, 2019

May 3, 2019

Fall 2019

Physical Therapist Assistant

January 3, 2019

May 6, 2019

Fall 2019

Dental Assisting Technology January 3, 2019 June 3, 2019 Fall 2019 Management

Paramedic

January 3, 2019

June 13, 2019

Fall 2019

Health Information January 3, 2019 Technology

August 5, 2019 or until full

Fall 2019

Medical Assisting January 3, 2019

August 5, 2019 or until full

Fall 2019

January 3, 2019

Open until full

Fall 2019

EMT March 20, 2019

May 20, 2019 or until full

Fall 2019

Phlebotomy

Practical Nursing

July 1, 2019

September 5, 2019

Spring 2020

Associate Degree in Nursing (RN)

July 1, 2019

September 5, 2019

Spring 2020

Associate Degree in Health Services Open Enrollment Management

Students accepted each semester

Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Open Enrollment Management

Students accepted each semester

Nursing Assistant Open Enrollment

Students accepted each semester

Students accepted each semester

Bachelor’s Degree Nursing Open Enrollment (RN to BSN)

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Getting Started Students interested in applying for a health science program at Indian River State College must be at least 18 years of age and should complete the items in the checklist below: • Complete the IRSC Application for Admission and the Florida Residency Declaration found at www.irsc.edu. • Request your high school, GED® and previous college transcripts. Official sealed transcripts must be submitted to IRSC Student Records. • Meet with an advisor at any IRSC campus to discuss your Academic Plan/Guided Pathway. • Review the selection criteria, process for applying, program fees, schedule and application deadline. • Attend a program information session. Visit www.irsc.edu for information session schedules.

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Careers in Health Science Healthcare careers combine the satisfaction of helping others with excellent prospects for good salaries and benefits.

Dental Assisting

Requires 2.0 or higher GPA Dental assistants help others look and feel their best— working with dentists to help patients maintain and improve their oral health and quality of life. Dental assistants seek employment in a private dental office, dental school, hospital, clinic or public health setting where they set up equipment, sterilize instruments, take radiographs and impressions, make temporary crowns, polish teeth, place sealants and administer fluoride treatments. According to Career Coach (August 2018), the Treasure Coast employment for projection for dental assistants continues to grow. New workers earn approximately $25,573 annually. Typical pay is $40,129 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to $50,432.

100% of students enrolled in the Dental Assisting program in 2017 graduated.*

Dental Hygiene

Requires 2.0 or higher GPA Dental hygienists work with dentists to help patients maintain and improve their oral health and quality of life. They examine the mouth; scale, root plane, clean and polish teeth; and expose and interpret x-rays. Students completing their IRSC degree can expect to take the Dental Hygiene National and State Licensure Board examinations and seek employment in a private dental office, public health agency, school system, hospital or clinic. According to Career Coach (August 2018), median pay for dental hygienists is $66,352. New worker earnings start near $45,741. Highly experienced workers can earn up to $80,541.

100% of 2018 IRSC Dental Hygiene program graduates were working full- or part-time as a dental hygienist within 9 months of graduation.*

* Recent graduate outcome data. Not a guarantee.

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Emergency Medical Technician Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) enjoy rewarding careers—helping to save lives in the event of illness or injury in response to emergency calls. They assess injuries, administer emergency medical care and transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities. According to Career Coach (August 2018), compensation for new workers generally starts around $22,126. Typical pay for EMTs and paramedics is $27,744 per year, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $37,232. Gainful Employment information is included in program curriculum—visit www.irsc.edu.

On average, 4-out-of-5 IRSC students enrolled in the Emergency Medical Technician program pass the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam on the first full attempt.*

Paramedic Paramedics administer first aid treatment or life support care to sick or injured persons in prehospital settings. They assess the nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures and perform emergency diagnostic and treatment procedures. Paramedics with a degree in Emergency Medical Services often obtain leadership and management positions. According to Career Coach (August 2018), compensation for new workers generally starts around $22,126. Typical pay for EMTs and paramedics is $27,744 per year, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $37,232. Gainful Employment information is included in program curriculum—visit www.irsc.edu.

Within 12 months of graduation, 100% of IRSC Paramedic program graduates are either employed full- or part-time as a paramedic, continuing their education or serving in the military.*

The Indian River State College Emergency Medical Services program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

* Based on recent graduate outcome data. Not a guarantee.

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Health Information Technology Requires 2.5 or higher GPA

Health information technicians enjoy rewarding careers in healthcare and cutting-edge information technology. They are trained to accurately compile, analyze and maintain medical records consistent with the healthcare industry’s numerical coding system. Graduates earning an A.S. Degree in Health Information Technology take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam, and seek employment with a hospital, outpatient surgery center, clinic, physician’s office or government agency. Some technicians even work from home. Annual salaries for new health information technicians average $20,976. Typical pay is $35,197 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to $55,214. (Career Coach, August 2018)

Health Information Technology program graduates earned a 100% pass rate on the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam in 2018.*

The Associate in Science Degree in Health Information Technology is an online program through the IRSC Virtual Campus. The IRSC program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Earn Your Degree Online Through its Virtual Campus, Indian River State College leverages new opportunities for flexible, web-based course delivery, providing online access to academic programs for campus-based students, as well as off-campus and distance students. IRSC offers hundreds of individual web-based courses and twelve web-based degrees; among these are the A.S. Degree in Health Information Technology and the coursework for the Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. In-person, clinical components are required. Virtual Campus courses and degree programs are nationally certified through Quality Matters (QM) and created with a consistent format, so students can focus on learning and easily navigate through the material.

* Recent graduate outcome data. Not a guarantee.

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Health Services Management Requires 2.5 or higher GPA

Health services managers are trained as entry level health professionals to generally coordinate the front office operations for a clinic or physician’s office. Typical duties include working with the public to set appointments, maintain confidential medical records, and facilitate some billing or accounting functions. According to Pay Scale*, the average annual salary for this position is $38,840. Salaries will vary depending on a candidates work history and degree. Prospective Health Services Management students may be able to earn competency credits based on current knowledge and prior experience working in the healthcare industry. See page 15 to learn how IRSC Prior Learning Assessment can help you save time and money in pursuit of your degree.

“I want to lead change in the healthcare world. My goal is to become a hospital CEO.” Raynasha Grant, Class of 2017 Office Manager, Indian River Medical Center

* https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Administrative_Assistant/Hourly_Rate

Healthcare Management (B.S. Degree) Requires 2.5 or higher GPA

Healthcare managers are trained to plan direct and coordinate medical and health services. They keep healthcare operations running smoothly by making decisions, solving problems, monitoring resources, analyzing information, implementing healthcare programs and coordinating the work of others. Healthcare managers typically seek employment in a hospital, clinic, physician’s office, public health agency, long-term care facility or laboratory. According to Pay Scale*, the average annual salary for this position is $51,785. Salaries will vary depending on a candidate’s work history and degree. Prospective Bachelor’s Degree students may be able to earn competency credits based on current knowledge and prior experience working in a supervisory role in the healthcare industry. See page 15 to learn how IRSC Prior Learning Assessment can help you save time and money in pursuit of your degree in Healthcare Management. * https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Healthcare_ Manager/Salary/0291b581/Entry-Level

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“Indian River State College has smallersize classes and blended classes, and the professors take the time to get to know you as a person.” David Forest, Class of 2018 Director of Rehab Services, Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute


Medical Lab Technology Requires 2.5 or higher GPA

Medical laboratory technologists enjoy careers as part of the emerging biotechnology field and diagnostic healthcare team. They process body fluids for chemical, serological and biological analysis for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Students completing the program at IRSC, go on to take the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) medical lab technology certification exams, and seek employment in a hospital or independent laboratory. According to Career Coach (August 2018), medical lab technology is an in-demand field on Florida’s Treasure Coast. New workers earn $48,309 per year on average. Typical pay for medical and clinical laboratory technologists is $59,525 per year, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $82,689.

“The resources at Indian River State College have made it possible to achieve my goal of being a medical laboratory technologist and have groomed me to be a very competitive candidate in my field.” Michael Kutsner, Class of 2019 Medical Lab Technology

100% of IRSC Medical Laboratory Technology program graduates are working full- or part-time as a medical technologist within 12 months of graduation.*

Medical Assisting Medical assistants enjoy rewarding careers in one of the fastest-growing healthcare careers. Under the direction of a physician, they take and record vital signs and medical histories, prepare patients for examination, draw blood, administer medications and injections, perform minor surgery, schedule appointments, maintain medical records and assist with billing and coding. Upon completion of the program, students seek American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) national certification, and find employment in a physician’s office, hospital, clinic, or other healthcare facility. Medical assistants earn around $23,744 when they start out. Typical pay is $30,367 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to $39,989 (Career Coach, August 2018). Gainful Employment information is included in program curriculum—visit www.irsc.edu.

In 2018, Medical Assisting program graduates earned a 93% pass rate on the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification exam.

* Based on recent graduate outcome data. Not a guarantee. Placement data from 2013 through 2017.

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Nursing—Nursing Assistant Nursing assistants enjoy rewarding careers under the supervision of nursing and medical staff. Students are trained to identify and meet basic patient care needs for safety, comfort and daily activities—including feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming and transporting of patients. Nursing assistant graduates seek employment in a hospital, nursing home, physician’s office, clinic, long-term care facility or private home. Earnings for new nursing assistants generally start around $19,747. Typical pay for nursing assistants is $25,035 per year, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $32,322. (Career Coach, August 2018)

Nursing—Licensed Practical Nurse Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are trained to work under the direction of doctors and registered nurses to assist with examining and treating patients; measure and record patient vital signs; prepare and administer injections; dress wounds; assist patients with bathing, dressing and eating; and record the progress of patients. LPNs seek employment at a hospital, physician’s office, clinic, surgery center, nursing home, school system, private home or residential care facility after passing the National Council Licensure Examination. According to Career Coach (August 2018), new LPNs earn approximately $34,130. Typical pay is $43,442 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to $54,834. Gainful Employment information is included in program curriculum—visit www.irsc.edu.

On average, nearly 100% of IRSC Practical Nursing program graduates are working in either a full- or part-time position as a practical nurse 9 months after graduation.*

* Based on recent graduate outcome data. Not a guarantee.

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Associate Degree in Nursing— Registered Nurse (RN) Requires 3.0 or higher GPA

Registered Nurses (RNs) assess patient health problems and needs, provide hands-on daily care, monitor patient progress, educate, manage and supervise. RNs seek employment at a hospital, physician’s office, clinic, surgery center, nursing home, school system, private home or residential care facility after passing the National Council Licensure Examination. According to Career Coach (August 2018), earnings for new RNs serving Treasure Coast communities start around $43,566. Typical pay is $55,670 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to $75,817.

On average, nearly 100% of IRSC Registered Nursing program graduates are working in either a full- or part-time position as a registered nurse 9 months after graduation.*

Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing—RN to BSN Requires 2.5 or higher GPA; an active, unrestricted home state of Florida Registered Nurse License; Florida residency declaration for tuition purposes; and transcript demonstrating graduation from an accredited Associate Degree in Nursing program.

Registered nurses ready for advancement to leadership and management positions complete the Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing for additional training, positioning them for advancement with a highly valued credential. Building on the skills, knowledge and experiences of your Associate Degree, the nurse prepared with a Baccalaureate Degree utilizes an evidence-based practice model. This model uses the best scientific evidence, based on clinical experience and research, while incorporating patient preferences and values in the practice of professional nursing care. This dynamic program offers online didactic lectures with clinical placement in four Florida counties: Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie.

On average, nearly 100% of IRSC Registered Nurse to B.S.N. program graduates are working in either a full or part-time position as a nurse within six months of graduation.*

The IRSC ADN and RN to BSN Nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). * Based on recent graduate outcome data. Not a guarantee.

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Pharmacy Technician Pharmacy technicians enjoy rewarding careers as vital members of the healthcare team—trained to prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. They measure, mix, count out, label and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders. Graduates of the IRSC Pharmacy Technician program take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination, and may seek employment in a retail pharmacy, hospital or nursing facility. Others choose to continue their education to become a pharmacist by completing the Associate in Arts Degree program prior to transferring to a university. New pharmacy technicians start out earning around $21,059. Normal pay is $28,774 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to $38,119 (Career Coach, August 2018). Gainful Employment information is included in program curriculum—visit www.irsc.edu.

“I love what I do. My career is the perfect mix of working with people and science.” Adam Carroll, Class of 2013 Pharmacy Manager, Walmart

80% of IRSC Pharmacy Technician program graduates for 2017 were working either full- or part-time as a pharmacy technician within 3 months of graduation.*

Phlebotomy Phlebotomists enjoy rewarding careers as vital members of the healthcare team—trained to draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations or research. They also label, sort and record blood specimens; prepare blood smears; and provide comfort to patients during blood draws. Phlebotomists are usually employed at a hospital, clinic, laboratory or healthcare facility. Many are able to set their own schedule. Phlebotomist earnings generally average around $23,579. Typical pay for phlebotomists is $27,695 per year, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $36,714. (Career Coach, August 2018)

Nearly 4-out-of-5 graduates of the 2018 IRSC Phlebotomy program were employed in a full- or part-time position as a phlebotomist within 12 months of graduation.*

* Recent graduate outcome data. Not a guarantee.

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Physical Therapist Assistant Requires 3.0 or higher GPA

Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) work under the direction of a physical therapist to assist patients in improving their mobility, restoring function and relieving their pain. They are trained to prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Graduates of the IRSC Physical Therapist Assistant program sit for the Florida Jurisprudence Examination and the National PTA Licensure Examination, and seek employment in a hospital, physical therapist’s office, skilled nursing facility or home care. New physical therapist assistants earn around $50,471. Typical pay is $62,097 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to $89,553. (Career Coach, August 2018)

98% of IRSC Physical Therapist Assistant program graduates were working in either a full- or part-time position as a physical therapist within 6 months of graduation.* The PTA program at Indian River State College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Radiography

Requires 3.0 or higher GPA Radiographers enjoy rewarding careers as valued members of the healthcare team. They are trained to take x-rays and CAT scans to assist in diagnosing medical conditions. Graduates of the IRSC Radiography program take the national certifying examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (A.R.R.T.), and seek employment in a hospital, imaging center or physician’s office. Radiologic technologists working on the Treasure Coast generally earn around $34,135 when they start out. Typical pay is $44,691 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to $62,065. (Career Coach, August 2018)

Nearly 100% of IRSC Radiography program graduates are employed in either a full- or part-time position as a radiographer within 12 months of graduation.*

This IRSC program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). * Based on recent graduate outcome data. Not a guarantee.

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Respiratory Care

Requires 2.5 or higher GPA Respiratory therapists are trained to care for patients with respiratory or other cardiopulmonary disorders. They care for premature infants, elderly patients and patients suffering from heart attacks, drowning and chronic lung disease. Most seek employment in a hospital or other medical facility. According to Career Coach (August 2018), the median salary for a respiratory therapist is $55,211. New workers start around $42,269. Highly experienced workers can earn up to $73,198. The IRSC Respiratory Care program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

In April 2018, IRSC was awarded the “Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award” by CoARC in recognition of the 2017 credentialed graduates of the program. That year (most recent data available), 100% of the graduating class reported employment in the field, and 100% of the employers surveyed indicated satisfaction with the graduates of the IRSC program.*

Surgical Technology Surgical technologists work under the supervision and delegatory authority of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive and non-invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Surgical technologists are experts in the theory and application of the principles of asepsis and sterile technique to combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation and tools and technologies to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedure. Earnings for surgical technologists generally average around $31,552. Typical pay is $41,342 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to $55,193 (Career Coach, August 2018). Gainful Employment information is included in program curriculum—visit www.irsc.edu.

100% of those graduating from the program were working either full- or part-time as a certified surgical technologist one year after graduation.*

The IRSC Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. * Based on recent graduate outcome data. Not a guarantee.

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Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Indian River State College may grant course credit for students enrolled in the Health Services Management and Healthcare Management Degree programs who have acquired knowledge equivalent to college credit through work, experience or prior knowledge. PLA offers multiple benefits for students: • Shortens the amount of time it takes to finish a degree • Saves money • Boosts the likelihood of graduation • Increases motivation to complete a certificate or degree • Focuses on new material rather than repeating prior learning Adult learners may earn PLA credits for the skills and expertise they already possess. PLA is an excellent option for working adults, active-duty military and veterans, experienced volunteers or anyone who has acquired college-level knowledge to earn college credit.

Competency Validation Courses Students who have completed post-secondary career training or college certification in an Allied Health area from an accredited program and passed the licensing exam can receive a maximum of 14 competency credits. Before competency validation or credits can occur, students must submit their respective state or national licensure to the IRSC Health Science Division. There is a fee of $5.00 per credit for review and posting of competency credit. Credits may be awarded accordingly after the drop deadline for first semester enrollment. HSC 1001C Introduction to Healthcare Management

4 credits

HSC 2802C Health Science Seminar

4 credits

HSC 2531 Medical Technology I

3 credits

HSC 1632C Overview of Healthcare Delivery

3 credits

Contact Anne Drabczyk for more information, adrabczy@irsc.edu or 772–462–7539.

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Healthcare Career Pathways

Career

Doctor/Surgeon Dentist Pharmacist Nurse Practitioner Physical Therapist Physician Assistant Occupational Therapist Registered Nurse Respiratory Therapist Physical Therapist Assistant Radiologic Technologist Medical Laboratory Technologist Health Information Technician Health Services Administration Dental Hygienist Dental Assistant Medical Assistant Pharmacy Technician EMT Paramedic Phlebotomist Practical Nurse Nursing Assistant Surgical Technologist

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Education Work Setting 9+ yrs. Medical School 8 yrs. Dental School 8 yrs. Pharmacy School 6+ yrs. Graduate Level 7 yrs. Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

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6 yrs. Graduate Level 6 yrs. Graduate Level 2 yrs. A.S. Degree 2 yrs. A.S. Degree 2 yrs. A.S. Degree 2 yrs. A.S. Degree 2 yrs. A.S. Degree 2 yrs. A.S. Degree 2 yrs. A.S. Degree 2 yrs. A.S. Degree 2 yrs. A.S. Degree <1 year Certificate

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Study at IRSC Indian River State College (IRSC) is a public, comprehensive college with a statewide and national reputation for excellence. Located on Florida’s Treasure Coast, each of the College’s five campuses— in Fort Pierce, Okeechobee, Port St. Lucie, Stuart and Vero Beach—provide unparalleled educational environments. At IRSC, students enjoy small classes, personal attention and state-of-theart facilities, with friendly professors and advisors who are active partners in their educational journey. IRSC offers more than 20 different health science programs from career training certificates to Bachelor’s degrees. All of our health science programs are accredited. This ensures that students are receiving education that meets or exceeds the standard for that profession. Health science programs at IRSC go above and beyond the traditional learning experience by engaging students through the use of cutting-edge technology in the classroom and interdisciplinary collaboration. These and other strategies for learning have proven highly successful for our students as demonstrated in our program success rates. The IRSC Health Science Division overall licensure pass rate is 85%, and the overall job placement rate is 88%. Individual success rates by program can be found at www.irsc.edu.

Transfer and Career Services Students enrolled in IRSC health science programs graduate job-ready as a result of opportunities such as internships, capstone projects, technical certificates and service learning that complement their academic pursuits. For those pursuing an advanced degree, credits earned at IRSC seamlessly transfer into Baccalaureate Degree programs offered at IRSC and at colleges and universities throughout the State of Florida. For those entering the workforce post-graduation, Career and Transfer Services offers workshops, job fairs, career forums, career counseling appointments, mock interviews, resume assistance, job searches and career exploration/assessments.

Financial Aid The Financial Aid Office at Indian River State College is staffed with knowledgeable advisors who assist students in applying for needs-based grants, Federal Direct Student Loans and scholarships. Workshops designed to help students and parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are held regularly on IRSC campuses. A host of financial aid resources—from printed materials to step-bystep videos—are readily available to students and parents. Financial aid advisors can be reached during regular business hours: • St. Lucie County: 772-462-7450 • Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties: 1-866-900-3243

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HOSA—Future Health Professionals HOSA is a national organization that supplements and complements the health occupations education curriculum. HOSA provides students with opportunities to develop personal, leadership and career skills needed by healthcare providers. ◊ The premier international student-led organization exclusively dedicated to future health professionals ◊ Endorsed by the United States Department of Education ◊ Composed of 54 state associations with over 200,000 student members ◊ Annual State and International Leadership Conferences offering multiple opportunities that inspire, motivate, recognize and award outstanding performance outside the classroom

The Hands of HOSA Mold the Health of Tomorrow —National HOSA Motto

◊ Over $400,000 in scholarships awarded annually ◊ Outstanding Volunteer Service Recognition Awards ◊ Elected leadership opportunities at the local, state and national levels ◊ Educational Symposia and workshops led by leaders in the healthcare industry

Health Science and HOSA A Healthy Partnership

◊ Networking opportunities with HOSA’s 49 official partners in healthcare and education ◊ Internships with the Surgeon General’s Office, Medical Reserve Corps. and Public Health Service ◊ Fifty-six different health- and leadership-related competitive and recognition events For more information on HOSA, visit www.hosa.org.

Emlyn U. Anderson, M.H.A. HOSA Chapter Advisor Indian River State College 772­-462­-7593 euanders@irsc.edu To join HOSA, login to RiverLife, or contact the IRSC Chapter Advisor.

The IRSC HOSA chapter members and their families participated in a scholarship fundraising event on the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce, Florida.

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Academic Support Center 772-462-7625

Financial Aid 1-866-900-3243

Advising Services 772-462-7800

Student Records 772-462-7460

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Careers in Healthcare—Start at IRSC  

Indian River State College offers more than 20 different programs in Health Science (in 19 areas of study) for you to explore.

Careers in Healthcare—Start at IRSC  

Indian River State College offers more than 20 different programs in Health Science (in 19 areas of study) for you to explore.

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