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IRSC in Top 10 Public Southern Colleges IRSC Choosing a college is a major decision, with many different aspects to consider. At Indian River State College, you’ll discover a college environment with everything you need for success.

Ranked 10th Top Public Regional College in the South by U.S. News & World Report

You’ll find small classes and personal attention with friendly professors eager to help you learn. You’ll find many scheduling options so you can fit college into your busy work and family schedule – with lots of opportunities to experience college life. And, you’ll find all types of financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

Choosing IRSC will be one of the smartest decisions you ever make.

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We’re here for you . . .

At IRSC you will find . . . Quality • Convenience • Affordability Whatever your situation, you will be assisted by approachable faculty and counselors who understand the challenges and excitement you are experiencing as a college student. If you are attending college for the first time, returning to school, or planning a new start in life, we are dedicated to preparing you for success. Over 50,000 students have graduated from IRSC over the past 50 years. They have increased their earning potential and improved their quality of life for themselves and their families. You can be one of them!

With everything you need to succeed . . .

IRSC offers over 150 programs to choose from, at five convenient campuses (see page 32). You can attend full-time, part-time, or online, with a personalized step-by-step plan to help you track your progress toward your goal. Not sure, what career is best for you? Visit Career & Transition Services to discover your talents and aptitudes.

IRSC offers you: Affordable tuition - IRSC is ranked the “5th Most Affordable College” in the U.S. (with over 5,000 student enrollment) by the U.S. Department of Education. Scholarship & Financial Aid Opportunities Career and Academic Counseling

“IRSC is family! Everyone is so helpful. That support is what kept me at IRSC to earn my Bachelor’s after I earned my A.A. Degree.”

Highly-qualified Faculty Clubs and Student Activities River Hammock Student Housing

Makeda Brome

Free Academic Support Centers at every campus

Bachelor’s Degree graduate Secondary Math High School Math Teacher

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Convenient One-Stop Student Services



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. Also accredited by:

Commission on Dental Accreditation Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, and Dental Laboratory Technology 211 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611-2678 • Phone 312-440-4653 Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs of the Emergency Medical Services Programs (CoAEMSP) 4101 W. Green Oaks Blvd., Suite 305-599, Arlington, TX 76016 • Phone 817-330-0080 Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) 233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150, Chicago, IL 60601 • Phone 312-233-1100 Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756 • Phone 727-210-2350 National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences 5600 N. River Road • Suite 720 • Rosemont, IL 60018-5119 American Association of Medical Assistants • Medical Assisting Education Review Board 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1575, Chicago, IL 60606 • Phone 800-228-2262 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission 3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 • Phone 404-679-4500 Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314• Phone 703-706-3245 email:; website: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182 • Phone 312-704-5300 Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoArc) 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021 • Phone 800-874-5615 Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA) 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Littleton, Co. 80120-8031 • Phone 303-694-9262

IRSC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, one of the nation’s most prestigious accrediting organizations. This accreditation means you can transfer your credits to colleges and universities in Florida and around the nation. IRSC is also accredited by national organizations in specific career areas, ensuring that your degree from IRSC is a valued educational credential.

And approved by:

The Florida State Board of Nursing The Florida Board of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services Approved as a Massage School by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy

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Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree

Earn your Bachelor’s Degree at IRSC and benefit from an exceptional educational value. You’ll find experienced professors who connect what you are learning to what’s current in your field of interest. You won’t get lost in the crowd, and you’ll succeed in small classes with a low student to teacher ratio. The College’s five Treasure Coast campuses and array of online courses will enable you to continue your education with convenience close to where you live and work. In fact, you can complete three Bachelor’s programs entirely online (see ] below) And, you won’t graduate buried under a mountain of debt! Tuition at IRSC is 40% less than a public university and thousands less than private colleges or career institutes. Popular majors include: ] Organizational Management IT Management ] Business Administration ] Nursing Public Safety Administration Biology Human Services Health Care Management Education Digital Media

“IRSC provided me with everything I needed to become a teacher, from classroom experience to a firm academic foundation.” Angela Fish Bachelor’s Degree graduate Exceptional Student Education 4th grade teacher

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Prepare for transfer

Associate in Arts Degree Because of their positive experiences at “The River” many Associate in Arts Degree graduates continue at IRSC for their Bachelor’s Degree. Your A.A. Degree is your ticket to upper-division and graduate education. At IRSC you will gain a firm foundation in pre-medicine, pre-law, science, accounting, economics or any other field of your choice. Through the IRSC Virtual Campus you can complete your A.A. Degree online. And, IRSC A.A. Degree graduates are guaranteed transfer to one of Florida’s public universities with at least 60 credits toward a Bachelor’s Degree.

Get Started Early with Dual Enrollment Get a head start on college through Dual Enrollment. Eligible high school students can earn high school and college credits at the same time – and it’s FREE! You will be able to take advantage of IRSC services and speed your progress to a technical certificate or college degree, saving time and money! Contact your guidance counselor or IRSC to find out more. High school students at Clark Advanced Learning Center, located on the IRSC Chastain Campus in Stuart, typically graduate with at least a year of college completed. Visit or call (772) 419-5750. I n d i a n R i v e r S tat e C o l l e g e

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Get ready for your dream career

Over 50 Associate in Science Degree and Associate in Applied Science Degree programs provide training for an in-demand career in just two years. Not ready for a two-year educational commitment? IRSC offers many short-term and certificate programs to prepare you for a job in a year or less. Take advantage of quick job training in fields such as dental assisting, certified nurse assistant, air conditioning, office skills, auto mechanics and more. IRSC programs emphasize what you will actually be doing on the job, with instruction that reflects what employers are looking for. Internships help you gain real-world experience, make connections with people in your field, and familiarize you with the skills and knowledge expected by future employers. You’ll stand out as a fully prepared job candidate – ready to contribute in the career you always wanted!

“After I graduated I was immediately hired by FPL with a good salary and benefits. It has made a major difference in my life and my ability to support my family.” Olivia Bell Graduate, Power Plant Technology Institute Technician with Florida Power & Light

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“I interact with customers nationally and internationally, presenting software and technical support for Internet security.With my degree, I’ll have an important credential to help me as I advance in my career.”

Stephen Voorhees

Cyber Security Institute student Sales Engineer, SpectorSoft

Stephen Technology is everywhere from your IPhone, to the movies you watch, to the medical care you receive, and technology remains one of the nation’s strongest career sectors. In the forefront of training for this critically important field, IRSC was named #1 in Technology by the Center for Digital Education three years in a row. To get started, select the program that is right for you. Are you interested in creating amazing video animations? Choose the Digital Media Institute and continue with the Bachelor’s Degree program in Digital Media. How about assisting with ocean exploration through the use of robots or focusing on the use of lasers in medicine? Choose the Robotics and Photonics Institute. Cyber theft is a growing threat – specialize in protecting people and companies with the skills and knowledge you gain in the CyberSecurity Institute. Use computer-aided drafting to contribute to the engineering field or major in computer information technology, one of the nation’s top growth fields. I n d i a n R i v e r S tat e C o l l e g e

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Health care careers combine the satisfaction of helping others with excellent prospects for good salaries and benefits. IRSC offers over 20 different health care education programs, from training that prepares you for a job in several months to a four-year degree in nursing. If you are interested in direct patient care, then nursing, respiratory therapy, physical therapist assistant, radiography, dental hygiene and dental assisting are some of the choices for you. As a specialist in medical laboratory technology, you will conduct important tests for medical diagnosis. Health information technologists ensure that sophisticated health records systems operate efficiently. Interested in a versatile career? Medical assistants are responsible for office management and medical tasks. Want to use your creativity? As a dental lab technologist you will combine your artistic skill with healthcare.

Charlotte “The hands-on training I received at IRSC really prepared me for success in the growing field of medical lab technology.� Charlotte Rumer A.S. Degree graduate Medical Lab Technology Medical Lab Technologist Lawnwood Regional Medical Center

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Be ready to excel in the business world or develop the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your own business. Choose an Associate in Science Degree in: Business Administration Accounting Technology Marketing Management

“My education has led to promotions in my banking career. I apply what I learned in my daily work environment and see immediate results.” Jamie DuPlantis Bachelor’s Degree graduate Organizational Management Recruiting Team Lead/ Financial Specialist Program/PNC Bank

With an Associate Degree from IRSC, you can take advantage of seamless transfer into the Bachelor of Applied Science Degree program in Organizational Management or earn your Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Are you considering attending college for the first time or returning after many years away from school? The Professional Career Program is designed just for you with courses that combine business and interpersonal skills with a strong support network. Proceed at your own pace and learn the latest office software in the Office Administration Careers programs.

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Develop pride in yourself as you progress through fast-track law enforcement, corrections or firefighter training at IRSC. Basic Recruit academies offer preparation for entry-level positions. The academy tracks in Criminal Justice and Fire Science enable you to complete the Academy and earn a two-year degree at the same time.

“I’ve wanted to be a firefighter since I was a boy. My first step was to become a certified fire safety inspector and now I’m completing the IRSC Fire Academy. The more I can expand my knowledge in all aspects of fire science, the better my chances will be for advancement opportunities.” George Hodge Fire Academy student Fire Inspector, City of Stuart


Ready for advancement? Continue your education with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Safety Administration or Criminal Justice.

Earn an A.S. Degree in Paralegal Studies and enter the fascinating legal field. Help children, teens, families and others facing life’s challenges through a career in Human Services with a Bachelor’s Degree in this multi-faceted field. You’ll benefit from hands-on training in the 50-acre state-ofthe-art Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex, the most comprehensive and well-equipped training ground of its kind in the nation. I n d i a n R i v e r S tat e C o l l e g e

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Do you enjoy creating with your hands? Maybe the smooth hum of a well-tuned engine is music to your ears. Would you like to design and maintain stunning landscapes? Do you love to cook? IRSC offers a wide variety of Career Training programs.

• Air Conditioning/Refrigeration/Heating

• Automotive Service Technology

• Cosmetology/Barbering

• Culinary Institute of the Treasure Coast and Culinary Apprenticeship Program

• Early Childhood Education and many more

Claudia “I always enjoyed entertaining and creating new dishes with inspiration from my mom. Now, I’m in the second year of the Restaurant Management program, interning at Oak Harbor Country Club and gaining experience in both cooking and management.” Claudia Ramos

Help young children thrive and learn as a specialist in Early Childhood Education. You can get started by completing a 600-hour Career Training program, then earn a certificate or degree to expand your knowledge. The 30-hour Statewide Childcare Training prepares you for a job in a child care center.

IRSC Culinary Arts student

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Experience College Life

You won’t get lost in the crowd at IRSC with many opportunities for fun, learning and leadership through student activities. Choose from more than 50 clubs for a wide variety of interests. Challenge yourself as a member of the Honors Program or join a student organization linked to your future career. Become active in community service through Student Government or take a Service Learning course and find out how to “pay it forward.” Cheer on the nation’s #1 Swimming and Diving Team or take advantage of the many performance opportunities in music, dance and voice. There are lots of ways to express yourself at IRSC. Come grow with us! Like us on Facebook today!!

“There are so many great activities, with clubs for every interest. I encourage everyone to come out and get involved!” Daniel Oria

Enjoy Club Activities Make new friends, give back to the community, and expand what you are learning in a friendly, fun atmosphere.

Past President Campus Coalition Government Bachelor’s Degree student Digital Media

Daniel Clubs include: Achievers Honors Brain Bowl Interior Design Chess International Cultural Exchange Kappa Delta Phi DECA for business Medical Assisting students Practical Nursing Engineering Science English Spanish Future Teachers And many more! Health Occupation Students of America I n d i a n R i v e r S tat e C o l l e g e

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Challenge Yourself

The Honors Program Enrich your learning experience by participating in the IRSC Honors Program, with fascinating inter-disciplinary experiences and opportunities to share interests. • Gain the competitive advantage for transfer to prestigious universities • Complete a Capstone Project showcasing your depth of knowledge

Service Learning Participate in Service Learning related to your field of interest and give back to the community • Participating organizations include museums, hospitals, businesses, and charitable organizations

Phi Theta Kappa Be recognized for your academic achievement and leadership. After induction into IRSC’s award-winning chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society you will be qualified for numerous scholarship opportunities.

Broaden Your Global Perspective — Study Abroad Enjoy the experience of a lifetime with IRSC Study Abroad. Visit the Japanese Stock Exchange, marvel at the architecture of ancient Rome, provide nursing care in Costa Rica, view the stars over Caribbean waters, or engage in an international mock disaster in Eastern Europe. IRSC offers several different Study Abroad experiences each summer. Make your dream of international study come true and create memories of a lifetime! I n d i a n R i v e r S tat e C o l l e g e

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“At IRSC I focus on voice while exploring dance, acting, and musical theatre with lots of performance opportunities. I’ve even been able to save money because of my Fine Arts Scholarship. ”

A.A. Degree student Fine Arts - Vocal Performance Major

IRSC Fine Arts programs offer an unparalleled number of performance opportunities, more than 12 shows each year in professional performance venues. You can specialize in theater, instrumental music, choral music, dance, technical theatre or the visual arts. And – you can perform even if Fine Arts is not your major! Over 90 Fine Arts scholarships are available annually, a $4,000 value for the first two years of college. Looking for the dormitory experience? IRSC also offers 25 housing scholarships for Fine Arts students at the “River Hammock” located on the Main Campus in Fort Pierce. I n d i a n R i v e r S tat e C o l l e g e

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Catch the Pioneer Spirit! By emphasizing academics, community service, and athletic competition, IRSC develops well-rounded student athletes. The IRSC Swimming and Diving Team holds the longest unbroken national championship winning streak in the country!

Men’s & Women’s Swimming and Diving

Men’s & Women’s Basketball

Men’s Baseball

Women’s Softball

Women’s Volleyball

Celeste Degen IRSC Women’s Swim Team and 2011 graduate on scholarship at University of Miami

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Try out for a team or attend a game.

“As a member of a big team, I explored the role of team member and the responsibility I had not only to myself, but also to my team. Winning the NJCAA Championship title and breaking the national record in the 50 Freestyle was a highlight of my IRSC career. I gained valuable tools at Indian River that I will use as I further my education and swimming career. GO RIVER!!!”

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Paying for College

IRSC tuition cost thousands of dollars less than state or private universities or career colleges. In fact, IRSC is ranked as the “5th Most Affordable College” in the U.S. (with over 5,000 student enrollment) by the U.S. Department of Education. At IRSC you benefit from: • Quality Education • Reasonable Cost • Many Financial Aid Opportunities Over $30 million in Financial Aid is awarded to IRSC students every year. • State and Federal Financial Aid • Workforce Development Funds • IRSC and community-based scholarships College is possible for everyone, regardless of income. To apply: 1. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at 2.

Go to and click on Register & Pay. Sign in with your Student ID and pin. Click on the Financial Aid link and complete the certification document.

3. You’ll be notified by the IRSC Financial Aid Office, if any other documentation is needed.

IRSC is the . . . 5th most affordable college in the U.S.

(with over 5,000 student enrollment) 2012 U.S. Department of Education College Affordability and Transparency List

TEN STEPS FOR GETTING STARTED Join our Freshman class! Not sure which career path is best for you? Visit Career & Transition Services at the Main Campus. 1. Complete an Application for Admission at or any IRSC campus. 2. Submit high school transcript and transcripts from any previously attended colleges, along with college placement test scores (ACT, SAT, or P.E.R.T.). 3. Apply for Financial Aid. 4. Sign up for New Student Orientation. 5. Activate your RiverMail student e-mail. 6. Meet with your advisor to plan your program. 7. Select classes. 8. Register online. 9. Pay for your classes. 10. Buy your books through the campus bookstore.

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Choose the Program that’s Bachelor’s Degree Programs Biology ]

(Many others are available. Check with an advisor for more information)

You can choose to complete your Associate in Arts Degree entirely online.

Business Administration

Criminal Justice Digital Media Graphics & Web Gaming & Video Modeling & Simulation Education Exceptional Student Education with ESOL Middle Grades or Secondary Mathematics Middle Grades Science Secondary Biology Human Services Youth & Family Studies Addictions Studies Human Services Generalist IT Management/Cyber Security ] Nursing


] Organizational

Management Health Care Management Public Safety Administration Emergency Planning & Management Public Policy & Leadership ]

Associate in Arts Degree Program Tracks

You can complete these programs online

Accounting Agriculture Anthropology Architecture Art Biology Biotechnology Business Administration Chemistry Computer & Information Sciences Criminal Justice Economics Education Engineering English Environmental Science Finance/Marketing Foreign Language Forestry/Wildlife Ecology & Conservation

IRSC offers over 150 programs

History Humanities Journalism/Public Relations Marine Science Mathematics Music/Musical Theatre/ Music Therapy Nursing Occupational Therapy Pharmacy Physical Education Physics Political Science Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dental/ Pre-Veterinary/Pre-Physical Therapy Psychology Public Administration Sociology Theatre/Dramatic Arts

right for you Associate in Science & Certificate Programs

Career Training Programs

(Many others are available. Check with an advisor for more information)

(Generally about a year or less – Check with an advisor for additional programs)

Accounting Technology Agricultural Production Technology & Certificate in Aquaculture Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Systems Technology Architectural Design & Construction Technology Automotive Service Management Technology Building Construction Technology Business Administration Civil Engineering Technology Computer Information Technology Cisco Certified Network Associate Computer Programming Specialist Web Production Criminal Justice Technology Culinary Arts Management Dental Assisting Technology & Management Dental Hygiene Dental Laboratory Technology & Management Digital Media Technology Drafting & Design Technology

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Early Childhood Education Electrical Power Technology Electronics Engineering Technology Emergency Administration & Management Emergency Medical Services Fire Science Technology Golf Course Operations Graphics Technology Health Information Management Health Services Management Human Services Interior Design Technology Landscape & Horticulture Technology Marketing Management Medical Laboratory Technology Nuclear Medicine Technology Nursing (RN) Paralegal Studies/Legal Assisting Physical Therapist Assistant Radiography Respiratory Care Restaurant Management Theatre & Entertainment Technology

Administrative Assistant Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Automotive Service Technology Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officer Barbering Carpentry Commercial Vehicle Driving Correctional Officer Cosmetology Facials & Nails Specialist Culinary Operations Dietetic Management & Supervision Early Childhood Education Electrical Apprenticeship Firefighting Law Enforcement

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Legal Administrative Specialist Line Erector Apprenticeship Masonry Apprenticeship Medical Administrative Specialist Medical Assisting Patient Care Assistant Pharmacy Technician Phlebotomy Plumbing Apprenticeship Practical Nursing Private Security Officer Supported Competitive Employment for Adults with Disabilities Surgical Technology Vocational Education for Students with Disabilities Welding Technology


Visit Us Tours are held at the Main Campus every second Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m. Meet in the Koblegard Student Union in KSU-112. To set up a personal tour: Contact the Student Activities Specialist at (772) 462-7788.





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Choose The River

IRSC PROVIDES YOU WITH … QUALITY… • Small classes, with a 22 to 1 student-to-teacher ratio • The help and resources you need to reach your goals – over the past 11 years, every IRSC graduating class has grown, with 3,200 graduating in 2013 – the largest class ever! • A strong foundation for success – as an IRSC graduate you’ll be well-prepared to continue your studies in Florida or throughout the U.S.

TUITION YOU CAN AFFORD… • No need to overwhelm yourself with college debt - IRSC is ranked the 5th most affordable college in the country (with over 5,000 student enrollment) by the U.S. Department of Education. • Over $30 million in Financial Aid is awarded to IRSC students each year.

Pioneer Promise As an IRSC student, I promise to follow IRSC’s core values • Integrity • Respect • Scholarship • Community

EDUCATION YOU CAN RELATE TO … • IRSC partners with hundreds of health care agencies, technology firms, businesses, schools, public service agencies and non-profit organizations to connect what you learn to what they need. You’ll be just what they are looking for in a new employee!

• Internships and capstone projects will give you the opportunity to gain skills, make contacts and become familiar with your industry of choice. • Service Learning allows you to give back to the community and have fun at the same time

Indian River State College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or genetic information in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Dean of Minority Affairs, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, (772) 462-7606

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Ranked in Top 10 Public Southern Colleges

Main Campus 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596 772-462-4772 Chastain Campus

Dixon Hendry Campus

Mueller Campus

Pruitt Campus

2400 S.E. Salerno Road Stuart, FL 34997 772-283-6550

2229 N.W. 9th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 863-824-6000

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