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Indian River State College
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What Can You Expect From Indian River State College? Every aspect of Indian River State College is focused on helping you succeed. If you are a high school graduate, your diploma will guarantee admission to IRSC. If you have already earned your Associate Degree at Indian River, you are well-prepared for the IRSC Bachelor’s Degree program of your choice. All along the way, you’ll connect with approachable professors in small classes. Personalized advising will help you stay on track with lots of resources to help you do your best, and you’ll be able to make the most of your time with convenient campuses and online classes. You’ll apply what you learn and benefit from internships and capstone projects, providing you with real-world experience. As a result, you’ll stand out with your Bachelor’s Degree from IRSC, valued by employers. Do you want to make a difference? Service learning and student activities will involve you in the community. Best of all you will feel at home in the friendly atmosphere - without the burden of expensive tuition! At IRSC, you’ll find an exceptional educational value with quality, affordability, and convenience.
IRSC Bachelor’s Degrees Choose the one that’s right for you! Specifically designed to give you the competitive edge in today’s job market. Accounting Biology
- Graphic Design and Visual Communication - Animation, Gaming, and Modeling
Education - Exceptional Student Education with ESOL Endorsement* - Middle Grades Mathematics* - High School Mathematics - Middle Grades Science - High School Biology - Elementary Education with Reading & ESOL Endorsement
Health Care Management
- Human Services Generalist - Youth & Family Studies - Addictions Studies
Information Technology Management/Cyber Security*
- Emergency Planning and Management - Public Policy and Leadership
*Programs available entirely online
Quality As an IRSC student, you will be attending an outstanding nationally-ranked college. IRSC was selected from more than 1,200 community and state colleges as a Top Ten Finalist for the Aspen Prize, placing IRSC in the “Top 1%” of colleges in the nation. At the same time, IRSC is one of the most affordable colleges in the country! Additional indicators of IRSC’s quality include: • 3rd Most Affordable College in the Nation - U.S. Department of Education • Selection as one of the nation’s Achieving the Dream TM Leader colleges • Fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) These achievements reflect IRSC’s commitment to student success, providing the support you need to reach your goals. Classes are small with a 24 to 1 student/teacher ratio. Advisors provide Guided Pathways and an array of services to help you stay on track and be successful. IRSC maintains over 400 business partnerships, and input from Advisory Committees ensures curriculum and instruction are connected to workforce needs. From Quick Job Training to Associate Degrees to Bachelor’s Degree programs, emphasis is on applied learning, internships, clinical practicums and job placement. A leader in economic development, IRSC serves as the base for the National Science Foundation regional and national centers in lasers & optics and nuclear energy technologies. The 50-acre Public Safety Training Complex is headquarters for the National Preparedness Institute which develops and coordinates educational and training resources for public safety. The Dan K. Richardson Entrepreneurship Institute at IRSC serves as a powerful launching pad for new business, including support services through the Pioneer Business Incubator, Corporate & Community Training Institute and Small Business Development Center.
Affordability Why burden yourself with debt? Take advantage of a quality education at reasonable cost. IRSC has been consistently rated as the 3rd Most Affordable College in the country and most affordable of Florida colleges by the U.S. Department of Education. IRSC tuition is 40% less than Florida public universities and about 88% less than private career institutions along the Treasure Coast. In fact, IRSC has not increased tuition five years in a row! At IRSC financial aid goes farther. Knowledgeable advisors in the Financial Aid Department will help you get financial aid, grants and scholarships you donâ€™t have to pay back. Over 70% of IRSC students receive some form of financial aid and only 13% take student loans. You can save thousands of dollars by attending IRSC and after you graduate, your paychecks wonâ€™t go to student loans.
Accessibility and Convenience Now, that you’ve made the commitment to further your education, don’t let a busy schedule stand in your way. At IRSC you don’t have to travel hours to a distant college campus. There’s an IRSC campus within about 20 minutes driving distance for all Treasure Coast residents. Attend full or part-time, day or evenings. Choose the Virtual Campus and complete your entire degree online or take advantage of hundreds of online classes. You may prefer a blended approach that combines the interaction of the traditional classroom with the flexibility of e-learning.
Manage Accounting Accountants are always in demand, with accounting consistently ranked as one of the state’s top growth careers. At IRSC you’ll gain a thorough understanding of accounting theory and practices from auditing to corporate finance and statistics for business decisions. With your Bachelor’s Degree, you’ll be ready to sit for the CPA Examination and other professional certifications. IRSC is a member of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). Through VITA, you’ll gain experience providing free tax help to people who qualify for assistance. You’ll interact with other like-minded students in the Phi Beta Lambda business club. As a member of the Investment Club, you can make your virtual portfolio grow – with real money to manage!
Vincent Gannascoli, IRSC Class of 2015 Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting Owner/Manager Tropical Smoothie 3 locations
Manage Business Administration Gain the competitive advantage in the business world with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. You’ll have what it takes to climb the corporate ladder, start your own business or continue to graduate school to earn your MBA. You’ll develop knowledge and skills in management and leadership, corporate finance, strategic planning, human resources, and accounting. In addition, you’ll gain insight into strategies for successful entrepreneurship, as well as the use of technology to maximize business opportunities. The final semester internship will engage you in a management training position where you will apply what you have learned and expand your knowledge and expertise. You will be able to earn your Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at an affordable cost. IRSC’s online degree was ranked the most affordable in the county by AffordableSchools.net.
Taylor Marie English, IRSC Class of 2016 Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration Choose a blended program with classroom and online learning or complete your entire Business Administration Degree online.
Office Manager WOKC 100.9 FM Okeechobee
Manage Organizational Management Are you ready to move up to the next level in your career? A Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Organizational Management will open the door to advancement, preparing you for management and leadership positions in a wide variety of fields. Youâ€™ll enhance your business skills in marketing, management, human resources, finance and communication and expand your practical experience. Working with a local or regional company or non-profit organization for your capstone project, youâ€™ll interact with a team to conduct research, identify issues, recommend strategies and make sound business decisions. Projects have focused on grant writing, event planning, marketing research, social media, feasibility studies, and product development, providing valuable experience for opening a business, gaining a promotion or launching a new career.
Sarah Pizarro, IRSC Class of 2010 Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Organizational Management Choose a blended program with classroom and online learning or complete your entire Organizational Management Degree online.
Owner/Administrator Ability Home Care Port St. Lucie
Manage Information Technology/ Cyber Security Preserving security in todayâ€™s threatened environment is more challenging than ever. The security landscape is continually changing from what was once only perimeter protection to protecting exposed and mobile systems that are connected and often vulnerable. With a degree from IRSC in Information Technology/Cyber Security you will gain the technical knowledge, insight, and hands-on training to defend networks with confidence. You will expand your understanding of wireless security, learn how to protect a system, and develop in-depth knowledge in what it takes to become an intrusion detection/prevention or security analyst. You will be trained to work on remote access to servers, develop hands-on practice in virtual network configurations, and complete a capstone project developing web sites or structuring databases for local businesses, equipping you with highly marketable skills.
Raymond Gorniewicz, IRSC Class of 2014 Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology/Cyber Security Choose a blended program with classroom and online learning or complete your entire Information Technology/Cyber Security Degree online.
Information Technology Analyst St. Lucie County Sheriffâ€™s Department Fort Pierce
Teach Elementary Education You can make a real difference as an elementary school teacher. As an IRSC student and pre-service teacher, you will gain experience through step-by-step involvement in local classrooms. You’ll begin with 15 hours of observation with master teachers and then become engaged in a classroom setting, planning, preparing and implementing several lessons. Finally, you will participate in a 12-week full-time internship. As a result of the comprehensive nature of the IRSC curriculum and in-field opportunities, the College’s program is highly respected by area school districts who value and hire IRSC graduates. In fact, many IRSC alumni have been recognized as Outstanding First Year Teachers and Teachers of the Year for their school and district.
Exceptional Student Education with ESOL Endorsement If you want to help children achieve despite challenges, you will find meaning in a career as an ESE teacher. You’ll gain a firm foundation in educational methods and real-world experience. Your Exceptional Student Education/English for Speakers of Other Languages background will allow you to help each child reach his or her full potential.
Shannon Hartley, IRSC Class of 2014 Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, Exceptional Student Education/Reading & ESOL Choose a blended program with classroom and online learning or complete your entire Education (Exceptional Student Education with ESOL Endorsement) Degree online.
Teacher Southport Middle School Port St. Lucie
Teach Middle Grades Mathematics Education High School Mathematics Education Mathematics teaching is especially important as the foundation for a world-class education. As an IRSC student and pre-service teacher you will develop a well-rounded foundation for success. You will participate in college courses that develop teaching expertise, focus on courses specific to your subject area, and gain experience in a final semester 12-week internship under the mentorship of an experienced teacher. You can specialize in Middle Grades or High School level math. â€œI want to make math easier and more understandable for students. Now, I wake up every day happy to go to work.â€? Kelli Siters, IRSC graduate, Math Teacher, Outstanding First Year Teacher, Port St. Lucie High School Interested in a STEM Teacher Scholarship? IRSC will pay for your last semester if you qualify. Call (772) 462-7451 to find out more.
Randi Barnes, IRSC Class of 2013 Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, Middle Grades Mathematics Mathematics Teacher Osceola Middle School Okeechobee
Teach Middle Grades Science Education High School Biology Education As a science teacher you will help children and teens explore the fascinating world of science, inspiring interest in a field that will dramatically affect our lives in the 21st century. IRSC offers both a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Middle Grades Science and High School Biology. You will take courses that enhance your knowledge of science as well as develop teaching expertise. You will focus on classroom management, integrating technology into learning, human development, diversity and more. IRSC professors will model best practices and provide you with feedback on how to use their techniques in the classroom. You will be well-prepared for your internship, teaching full-time at a local school under the mentorship of an experienced teacher. Interested in a STEM Teacher Scholarship? IRSC will pay for your last semester if you qualify. Call (772) 462-7451 to find out more.
Jackie Zakarian, IRSC Class of 2011 Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, Middle Grades Science Middle School Science Teacher Vero Beach High School Vero Beach
Heal - Lead - Research Biology/Biotechnology Discoveries in biology will transform the 21st century. If you are interested in a fascinating career in the life sciences, a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Biology opens the door to meaningful job opportunities and continued education. You will gain a firm foundation for a rewarding career in biotechnology, medicine, veterinary, pharmaceuticals, environmental science or research that improves health and saves lives. Your internship will get you started with exciting research at highly respected institutes. Student interns in the SEA-PHAGES program, sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, discover and characterize new viruses collected from the local environment. Interns at the USDA are combating citrus greening, a major blight of Floridaâ€™s most important crops and determining if tobacco mosaic virus can be engineered to control nematodes that result in major crop losses. IRSC graduates are hired by these institutes and other prestigious research facilities, while many continue their education at the graduate level.
Matt Kazen, IRSC Class of 2013 Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology Biological Science Technician USDA Horticultural Research Lab Fort Pierce
Heal - Lead - Research Health Care Management With population growth, new technologies and the aging of Florida residents, Health Care Management is one of the top growth fields in the State. The IRSC Bachelorâ€™s Degree program in Health Care Management offers you exceptional opportunities to apply what you learn to fully prepare for your new career. Service learning at local health care facilities will engage you in day-today health care management, helping you choose what interests you the most. During the next-to-last semester you will be immersed in a Practicum at a local agency, focused on health care administration, policy and program practices. Finally, you will engage in a capstone experience developing a major project at a health care agency.
Wayne Summerset, IRSC Class of 2017 Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Care Management Manager, Radiation Oncologies Martin Health Systems Stuart
Heal - Lead - Research Nursing If you’re a registered nurse eager to advance to leadership and management positions, the B.S. Degree in Nursing will provide you with a highly-valued credential. Hospitals and health care organizations are seeking nursing supervisors and managers who are effective leaders, ready to manage complex resources. In fact, Treasure Coast hospitals prefer to have 85% of their nurses credentialed with a B.S.N. Degree. As a result, there are excellent career opportunities for R.N.’s with the four-year degree. The online B.S.N. program at IRSC will enable you to expand your knowledge. The nursing leadership capstone project will provide you with real life experiences in partnership with nursing leaders. Student projects have included development of a wound care protocol for the ICU at St. Lucie Medical Center, education of maternity nursing staff on ways to improve HCAP scores at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, development of a hospital-wide policy for flushing intravenous access devices at St Lucie Medical Center, planning for a new staffing pattern for the Transitional Care Unit at Martin Memorial Medical Center and many more.
Temeka Mobley, IRSC Class of 2011 Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing
IRSC’s online degree was ranked the most affordable in the county by AffordableSchools.net.
Nursing Supervisor Florida Department of Health St. Lucie County Port St. Lucie
Create Digital Media The list of creative careers launched by IRSC digital media graduates is awesome! Their outstanding portfolios showcase professional quality, immersion in the design process and creative thinking â€“ just what CEOs, art directors and marketing professionals are looking for. As an IRSC digital media student you will develop your own body of work, reflecting strength in corporate identity, package design, advertising, web design, animation, typography and more. You may be one of the many IRSC students to win an Addy Award or gain experience through an internship or freelance opportunity. Students also develop marketing materials and web designs for clients of the IRSC Business Incubator and government agencies. All these experiences will increase your value to employers. Recent graduates have been hired by Cotton & Company, All for Color, General Micro Systems, Pharus Group, Southern Eagle Distributing, Sunrise Theatre, JVS Marketing, NetZero and many more.
Leslie Driver, IRSC Class of 2013 Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Digital Media, Graphic Design and Visual Communication Business Development Manager Group One Safety & Security Stuart
Protect and Serve Criminal Justice Are you ready for a challenging and exciting career protecting and serving the public? As a criminal justice professional with a Bachelor’s Degree you will be ready for leadership in a career field that will always be needed. As a student in the Bachelor’s Degree program in Criminal Justice you will focus on all aspects of this exciting field, including criminal and delinquent behavior and its root causes; ethics and liability; evolving technologies; leadership skills; and the relationship between research, theory and practice. Your capstone project will enable you to put your understanding into action. The degree prepares those currently working in the field for advancement, provides a strong foundation for employment as a law enforcement officer eager to move up, and can serve as the undergraduate degree for those who wish to earn a Master’s Degree or continue to Law School.
Kaycee Davis, IRSC Class of 2017 Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Choose a blended program with classroom and online learning or complete your entire Criminal Justice Degree online.
Patrol Officer Fort Pierce Police Department Fort Pierce
Protect and Serve Public Administration Launch a career serving the public or become more valuable to your public sector employer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration. You can specialize in Public Policy and Leadership with a focus on strategic planning or Emergency Management and Planning, with emphasis on multiagency incident command and emergency services. You’ll develop a depth of knowledge in budgeting, organizational behavior, ethics, labor relations and more. During your final semester you’ll apply what you have learned in a capstone experience with a community agency. You’ll be wellprepared for career advancement or graduate school.
Stephanie Heidt, IRSC Class of 2015 Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration Choose a blended program with classroom and online learning or complete your entire Public Administration Degree online.
Intergovernmental/Brown Fields Coordinator Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council Stuart
Protect and Serve Human Services Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives every day? Human Services is the career for you. You will help children, families, victims of abuse and adults coping with life’s challenges. Choose the specialization that most interests you: Youth and Family Studies, Addiction Studies, or Generalist. You’ll combine what you have learned in the classroom with the opportunity to develop real-world experience through a capstone project. In fact, many students are offered employment by their capstone agencies. A large percentage of graduates continue for a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling or Clinical Social Work while working in the human services field in varied capacities as parent educators, mental health case workers, dependency case managers, child protective investigators, and domestic abuse advocates. IRSC graduates have obtained jobs in dozens of programs and agencies, including New Horizons of the Treasure Coast, SafeSpace, Just Believe Recovery Center, Legacy Behavioral Healthcare, Children’s Home Society, Department of Children and Families, State Attorney Victim Advocate Program, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and many more.
Grady Sams, IRSC Class of 2014 Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services Children’s Outpatient Case Worker New Horizons Fort Pierce
Student Success is the Most Important Thing at IRSC Every aspect of IRSC is focused on helping you succeed from enrollment to employmentâ€Ś. Whatâ€™s the best career for you? Visit Career & Transition Services. (772) 462-7470 Need Financial Aid? We Can Help! (772) 462-7450 Interested in a Scholarship? (772) 462-4786 Want to succeed in college? Your assigned advisor will help you stay on track. (772) 462-7800 Struggling in class? Take advantage of free tutoring. Visit the Academic Support Center at your nearest campus. (772) 462-7625 Coping with personal challenges? River Support resources can help. (772) 462-4772 Ready to start your new career? Check out the Job Bank. Get help with your resume and interview skills. (772) 462-7470
IRSC Campus Locations *Indiantown Education Center
3209 Virginia Avenue Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596 772-462-4772
15655 S.W. Osceola Street Indiantown, FL 34956 772-597-5130
2400 S.E. Salerno Road Stuart, FL 34997 772-419-5600
*IRSC Blackburn Educational Building 3002 Avenue D Fort Pierce, FL 34947 772-462-7100
Dixon Hendry Campus 2229 N.W. 9th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 863-824-6000
*Prima Vista Adult Education Center 419 Irving Street Port St. Lucie, FL 34983 772-343-9553
6155 College Lane Vero Beach, FL 32966 772-226-2500
*Stuart Square Site 1994 S.E. Federal Hwy. Stuart, FL 34994 772-283-6550
500 N.W. California Blvd. Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 772-336-6200
*Historic Sebastian School Site
*Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex
1235 Main Street Sebastian, FL 32958 772-226-2525
4600 Kirby Loop Road Fort Pierce, FL 34981 772-462-7150
Accreditation Indian River State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate and Baccalaureate Degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Indian River State College.
Indian River State College
3rd Most Affordable College in the country - U.S. Department of Education