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Indian River State College— A Premier Institution for Higher Education

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IRSC Overview

IRSC Is One of the Top Colleges in the Nation IRSC is a public, comprehensive college with a statewide and national reputation for excellence. Located in Florida’s Treasure Coast region, each of the College’s five campuses—in Fort Pierce, Okeechobee, Port St. Lucie, Stuart and Vero Beach—provide unparalleled educational environments. IRSC offers more than 100 programs leading to Bachelor’s degrees, Associate degrees, technical certificates and applied technology diplomas. Students at IRSC enjoy small classes, personal attention and state-of-the-art facilities, with friendly professors and advisors who are active partners in their educational journey. IRSC is recognized as one of the top colleges in the nation, earning a spot as a finalist for the prestigious Aspen Prize in 2015, 2017 and 2019. This is due to the College’s continual focus on quality of instruction, student services and academic support, and its commitment to providing a superior learning environment that is broadly accessible.

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Quality Education That Is Convenient and Affordable Indian River State College recognizes many students have full-time jobs and personal obligations that divide their attention between work, family and school. That’s why the College offers many fulland part-time scheduling options that fit into busy work and family schedules.

IRSC is the most affordable college in Florida.

There’s an IRSC campus within a 20-minute drive for every Treasure Coast resident, and through its Virtual Campus, students may choose from hundreds of online courses each semester.

IRSC is identified by the United States Department of Education as the most affordable college in Florida and the third-most affordable college in the country. Tuition is 40% less than public universities and thousands of dollars less than private universities and career colleges or institutes. At IRSC you won’t graduate with a mountain of debt. Financial aid and scholarship programs are readily available to eligible students. More than 85% of IRSC students who receive financial aid don’t need to pay it back.

Your Pathway to Great Jobs and Higher Education Students graduate job-ready as a result of opportunities such as internships, capstone projects and service learning that complement their academic goals. 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.

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Anthony DeGeorges, IRSC Class of 2014 Head of Military Sales, STS Component Solutions

Your Success Is Our Number One Priority IRSC is one of the few colleges in the nation to earn the Achieving the Dream™ Leader College designation. This distinction signifies a steadfast commitment to student success from enrollment to employment. Whether 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.

IRSC Overview

This is where . . .

Tour Our Campus We invite you to schedule a tour of the Main Campus in Fort Pierce and experience all that IRSC has to offer. Contact the Student Affairs Office at 772-462-4706, or fill out the form at www.irsc.edu.

“Working in aviation is exciting. My education prepared me for leadership and collaboration in a career with opportunity to grow.”

. . . education takes flight. 94% of IRSC students are employed or continue their education soon after graduation. 5


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Your High School Diploma or GED Guarantees Your Admission to IRSC*

GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education (ACE) and administered exclusively by GED Testing Service LLC under license. This material is not endorsed or approved by ACE or GED Testing Service. *Upon presentation of all previous transcripts and appropriate test scores

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1. Complete the Application for Admission and the Florida Residency Declaration found at www.irsc.edu. 2. Request your high school and all previous college transcripts. Official sealed transcripts must be submitted to the IRSC Office of Student Records. 3. Apply for financial aid, and activate your RiverMail to check financial aid and scholarship award status and to receive important updates from IRSC. (See page 8.)

Application & Enrollment

Get Started

4. Register for and complete New Student Orientation. 5. Meet with your advisor, and register for classes. Bachelor’s Degree programs and selective admissions programs have additional admissions criteria. Consult the online College Catalog at www.irsc.edu for specific program requirements. For assistance, call 1-866-792-4772, or visit your nearest campus.

Priority Deadlines by Semester Summer 2019

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

April 1, 2019 Baccalaureate and Associate application process

July 3, 2019 Baccalaureate application process

November 8, 2019 Baccalaureate and Associate application process

July 22, 2019 Associate application process

Students must submit all documents (official transcripts, etc.) to IRSC and complete New Student Orientation before registering for classes. 7


This is where . . . Ayla Flickinger, IRSC Class of 2014 Emergency Room Nurse, Martin Memorial Hospital

Activate Your RiverMail When you submit your application for admission to IRSC, the College creates a RiverMail account for you. RiverMail is the official electronic means of communication between you and the College about anything relating to your student record. Important information such as application status, financial aid status and scholarship information is communicated through RiverMail. You will also use RiverMail to connect with your assigned advisor (see page 9). It is important that you activate your RiverMail account as soon as it is assigned.

“I love caring for patients and their families on the hardest, most vulnerable days of their lives. I’m honored that they trust me to manage their healing.”

. . . I call the shots. Attend New Student Orientation Attending New Student Orientation (NSO) is an essential next step in the admissions process, and is required for new and transfer students. NSO offers a mix of academic, educational and social programming designed to prepare you for a successful college career. Orientation leaders will make sure that you feel confident and are inspired to begin your IRSC experience. Orientation may be completed online or face-to-face at sessions hosted on any of our five campuses. (If you have previously taken Dual Enrollment courses, you are still considered a new student at IRSC.)

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All new degree-seeking students are assigned an advisor upon completion of onboarding. Students should schedule an appointment with their assigned advisor to discuss academic and career goals. Together, the student and advisor customize an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway that serves as a roadmap to program completion and reflects the courses needed each semester. They also select classes and determine if additional placement tests ÂŽ ÂŽ (such as P.E.R.T., SAT or ACT ) are required.

Identify Your Meta Major Meta majors are collections of academic majors with related courses. Selecting a meta major can help you choose a program of study based on your interests, knowledge, skills and abilities. Once you have a general idea of the topic or meta major that you wish to pursue, your advisor can help you choose the right classes for your academic success.

Application & Enrollment

Meet with Your Assigned Advisor

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Meta Majors

Arts, Humanities, Communications and Design The Arts, Humanities, Communications and Design Meta Major is designed for creative people who are interested in careers such as music, graphic arts, digital media, television and film. It also encompasses fields such as writing, history and law.

Business The Business Meta Major encompasses majors in accounting, business administration, finance and marketing. If you see yourself as a business owner or manager, or working for a big corporation, this is the meta major for you.

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If you want to make a difference as a teacher or principal, or in some other academic role, you will want to choose the Education Meta Major.

Health Science There are many careers within the Health Science Meta Major, including jobs in patient care, laboratory testing and healthcare management. Programs range from Associate degrees in Respiratory Care or Dental Hygiene, to a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and more.

Degree Programs and Career Training Programs

Education

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Meta Majors Continued

Industry, Manufacturing and Construction Do you like to build or fix things? The Industry, Manufacturing and Construction Meta Major includes fields such as architectural design, construction technology, drafting and design, and air conditioning, refrigeration and heating.

Public Safety The Public Safety Meta Major puts you on the path to careers in criminal justice, paralegal studies and fire science technology. If you can picture yourself as a police officer or detective, or responding to an emergency, this is the meta major for you.

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The STEM Meta Major represents some of the fastest-growing, high-tech fields. If you elect to pursue a career as an engineer or computer programmer, or as a bio-chemist in a research lab, this meta major is for you.

Social and Behavioral Science and Human Services Do you have a desire to learn how and why society impacts us? Do you want to help your community by serving in government, or helping individuals, youth and families as a social worker? If so, the Social and Behavioral Science and Human Services Meta Major is for you.

Degree Programs and Career Training Programs

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

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Associate in Arts Degree Tracks As a full-time student, you will be able to earn your 60-credit Associate in Arts Degree in just two years (four semesters). Upon completion of the degree, you will be guaranteed transfer as a junior to a Florida public university or can choose to enroll in one of the IRSC Bachelor’s Degree programs. You can earn your A.A. Degree completely online.

Accounting

Economics (Business)

Journalism

Agricultural (Food & Resource) Economics

Economics (Social Sciences)

Marine/Aquatic Biology

Agriculture (General)

Education (Elementary/Special)

Multimedia Studies

Anthropology Architecture Art (General) Biology Biotechnology Business Administration Chemistry Computer & Information Sciences Computer Engineering Criminal Justice Dance Digital Media Dramatic Arts/Theatre

Education (Secondary) Engineering English

Music Organizational Management

Environmental Science

Parks & Recreation Management

Finance/Marketing

Philosophy

Foreign Language

Physical Education

Forestry/Wildlife Ecology & Conservation

Physics

Health Science

Psychology

History Humanities IT Management & Cyber Security

Honors Program The Honors program is designed for students committed to high academic achievement. The program engages students majoring in a diverse range of subjects: science, pre-law and premedicine, graphic design, English, math, computer technology, fine arts, education, nursing and more. Honors program graduates have a competitive advantage in earning scholarships and awards and in transferring to prestigious universities. 14

Mathematics

Political Science Public Administration Social Work Sociology


A.S./A.A.S. Degree programs prepare you for an in-demand career after two years (four semesters) of study. Many programs enable you to earn technical certificates and industry certifications that attest to your skills as you progress toward your degree. Some A.S. Degree programs also qualify you to transfer into a Bachelor’s Degree program at IRSC or elsewhere. Accounting Technology

Drafting & Design Technology

A/C, Refrigeration & Heating Systems Technology+

Early Childhood Education+

Agricultural Production Technology

Electronics Engineering Technology

Architectural Design & Construction Technology Automotive Service Management Technology Building Construction Technology Business Administration* Civil Engineering Technology Computer Information Technology* Criminal Justice Technology* Culinary Management Dental Assisting Technology & Management+ Dental Hygiene Digital Media Technology

Electrical Power Technology Emergency Administration & Management+ Emergency Medical Services Fire Science Technology Graphics Technology Health Information Technology* Health Services Management Hospitality & Tourism Management Interior Design Technology Landscape & Horticulture Technology Marketing Management Medical Laboratory Technology Nursing, Associate Degree—R.N. Paralegal Studies/Legal Assisting Physical Therapist Assistant Radiography Respiratory Care Restaurant Management Social & Human Services

Degree Programs and Career Training Programs

Associate in Science/Applied Science Degree Programs

*Indicates degree programs with courses that can be completed online +Gainful employment disclosures online at www.irsc.edu

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Bachelor’s Degree Programs IRSC offers more than 20 Bachelor’s Degree programs—some offered entirely online—at tuition rates that are 40% less than Florida public universities and 88% less than private career institutions located on Florida’s Treasure Coast.

This is where . . .

Accounting Biology Business Administration*

Rory Gallo IRSC Class of 2014 Instrumentation Specialist, FPL

Criminal Justice* Digital Media: - Graphic Design and Visual Communication - Animation, Gaming, & Modeling Education: - Elementary Education with Reading & ESOL Endorsement* - Exceptional Student Education with ESOL Endorsement* - Middle Grades Mathematics* - Secondary Mathematics - Middle Grades Science - Secondary Biology Healthcare Management* Human Services: - Addictions Studies

“Every day I learn something new in this field. Each new experience is an adventure.”

. . . my goals come to life.

- Human Services Generalist - Youth & Family Studies Information Technology Management & Cyber Security* Nursing (BSN)* Organizational Management* Public Administration*: - Emergency Planning and Management - Public Policy and Leadership *Indicates degree programs with courses that can be completed online

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Career Training programs prepare you for employment within a shorter timeframe. These programs include hands-on experience and opportunities to develop increasingly sophisticated marketable skills as you progress through the program. Administrative Office Specialist+

Culinary Operations Apprenticeship

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Apprenticeship

Early Childhood Education+

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Technology I+

Firefighting: Basic Recruit Training

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Technology II+ Automotive Service Technology I+ Automotive Service Technology II+ Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officer Barbering+ Carpentry+ Commercial Vehicle Driving Correctional Officer: Basic Recruit Training Correctional Officer Crossover from Law Enforcement Officer

Electrical Apprenticeship Law Enforcement: Basic Recruit Training+ Law Enforcement Officer Crossover from Correctional Officer Legal Administrative Specialist+ Masonry Apprenticeship Medical Administrative Specialist+ Medical Assisting+ Nursing Assistant Pharmacy Technician+ Phlebotomy Plumbing Apprenticeship

Cosmetology+

Practical Nursing

Cosmetology: Advanced Esthetics+

Private Security Officer

Cosmetology Specialist: Facials (Esthetics)

Surgical Technology+ Vocational Education for Students with Disabilities

Cosmetology Specialist: Nails

Applied Welding Technology+

+Gainful employment disclosures online at www.irsc.edu

Degree Programs and Career Training Programs

Career Training Programs

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Indian River State College Is the Affordable Choice

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In addition to its commitment to student success and academic excellence, Indian River State College is widely recognized for its affordability. In the most recent U.S. Department of Education College Center for Transparency and Affordability rankings, IRSC was listed as the most affordable college in Florida and the third-most affordable college in the country.

Paying for College

Tuition and Fees

Refer to the fees section of the current IRSC Catalog for detailed fee and tuition information. These fees should be considered approximate costs. All fees listed are subject to change at any point during the Catalog year.

$103.83

$390.49 $117.10 $536.04

per Advanced and per Advanced and Professional Lower-level Professional Lower-level college credit, college credit, Florida Resident Non-Florida Resident

per Advanced and Professional Baccalaureate-level college credit, Florida Resident

per Advanced and Professional Baccalaureate-level college credit, Non-Florida Resident

These fees are subject to change, pending Board of Trustees approval. Additional fees may be required depending on program selected. Lab fees and technology fees for online classes are extra. Many financial aid and scholarship programs are available to eligible students to assist with the financing of their college education at IRSC. (See page 20 and 21 for more information.)

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We’re Here to Help 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 Financial Aid TV­—accessible through the IRSC website and available 24/7—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-FAID (3243)

More than $40 million in financial aid is awarded to IRSC students annually in the form of grants, loans and scholarships.

Grants Grants are a form of financial aid that do not need to be repaid. Grants are typically needsbased and funded through Federal, State and/or College sources. Some grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis; therefore it is to your advantage to apply early. The following grants may be available to eligible IRSC students:

• Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

• IRSC Financial Need Grant

• First Generation Matching Grant Program

• Florida Student Assistant Grant (FSAG)

• Pell Grant

• Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

Loans Federal and state governments, as well as private organizations, can provide college loans to students and parents. The loans listed below allow you to defer repaying any money until you’re out of college, although interest may accrue.

• Federal Direct Student Loans

• Subsidized Loans

• Unsubsidized and PLUS Loans

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Students must enroll at IRSC full time in order to receive the maximum award amounts. Full time is defined as at least 12 semester hours for all terms. Certain award programs, such as Pell Grants, may pro-rate awards to correspond to a student’s enrollment status (i.e., half-time students receive half of the full-time award.) Students must be enrolled at least half time (6 credits or 180 clock hours) to receive a student loan. Awards are made to students who meet eligibility requirements with a valid FAFSA on file at IRSC. Some grants may require additional information or separate applications.

Veterans Education Benefits The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs administers a variety of educational benefit programs. Many veterans and active duty personnel can qualify for more than one program, and there also are programs for qualified dependents. For program information and to begin an application, visit https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/apply.asp.

Paying for College

Grant and Loan Eligibility

This is where . . . Jacob Ortiz Fire Academy IRSC Class of 2016 St. Lucie County Firefighter/EMT

“I’ve always enjoyed serving our community, helping people in their time of need and knowing I made an impact on their lives.”

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Applying for Aid 1. Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.gov. The application is available on October 1 each year, and students must apply annually. Include the IRSC school code on your FAFSA: 001493. Students should not wait to be admitted to IRSC before applying for financial aid; however, admissions must be complete before aid can be awarded. 2. Admissions status to IRSC must be complete. Be sure to fully complete the admissions process (see page 7), and confirm your intention to seek a degree or certificate at IRSC. All A.A., A.S., A.A.S., and B.S. Degree programs are eligible. Certain certificate and developmental education programs are also eligible. 3. Upload verification documents to MyPioneerPortal. 4. Check your award status and instructions by signing into your student account at www.irsc.edu. Your student account is activated when you become an enrolled student with IRSC. All classes must be compliant to be considered for Federal aid, which means they must count towards your degree program. Students must also meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards. If eligibility requirements are satisfied, financial aid funds may be disbursed.

Important Aid and IRSC Scholarship Application Dates In order to have financial aid awarded before classes begin, students should have their processed FAFSA and all necessary documents to the Financial Aid Office by the priority deadlines.

July 15, 2019

January 31, 2020

FAFSA Priority Application date for Fall 2019 semester

IRSC Foundation Scholarship deadlines begin for Fall 2020 awards

October 1, 2019 2020 FAFSA application available

October 15, 2019 FAFSA Priority Application date for Spring 2020 semester

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March 16, 2020 FAFSA Priority Application date for Summer 2020 semester

June 30, 2020 FAFSA Priority Application date for Fall 2020 semester

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Scholarships If you have exceptional academic, athletic or artistic talent; are a first-generation college student; plan to study in a particular academic field; are a member of underrepresented groups; or demonstrate financial need, you could be eligible for institutional, community and State scholarships. Like grants, scholarship awards do not require repayment.

Paying for College

$3 million in scholarships is awarded annually by the IRSC Foundation.

A variety of scholarship opportunities for new and returning students are awarded or administered through the IRSC Foundation (www.irscfoundation.org). Scholarship deadlines are generally January 31 for the following academic year. Apply by signing into your account at www.irsc.edu. Students are notified of their scholarship eligibility via RiverMail. New IRSC students should also consider the following State programs: • Florida Bright Futures Program for new high school graduates • Complete Florida Scholarships for those with some college credit that have not yet completed a Bachelor’s Degree

Payment Plans IRSC offers a no-interest monthly tuition installment plan through Nelnet Corporation/FACTS. The plan breaks down your tuition balance into affordable monthly payments and automatically deducts that payment from your bank account (ACH) or charges a credit or debit card. There are flexible payment options, affordable set-up fees and no interest charges. Enroll at www.irsc.edu.

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Campus Life at IRSC Is Diverse and Dynamic

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Student Life

At Indian River State College, academic life is complemented by a dynamic community that seeks to develop the “whole student.” Opportunities for engagement abound, and student-initiated programming, cultural events, athletics and more promote personal, social and intellectual growth. You don’t have to go to a big university to have a vibrant campus experience. IRSC offers more than 70 campus clubs and organizations with wide-ranging opportunities to develop leadership skills and build lasting friendships. Getting involved in campus activities is one of the best ways to balance out your college experience.

Koblegard Student Union At the center of the Main Campus in Fort Pierce sits the Koblegard Student Union (KSU)—the center of IRSC student life and the gathering place for the College. The KSU houses a number of activities and departments such as Student Affairs, a cafeteria and coffee shop, and the RiverShop­—a retail store and bookstore, a student lounge, a mailroom and the Pioneer Closet. Displays of IRSC Pioneers and Distinguished Alumni offer inspiration to the IRSC community. A campus center with a student lounge, bookstore and food options are available on each of the IRSC branch campuses.

RiverLife RiverLife the online student life portal is your source to connect, lead and get involved! Here you can keep up-to-date on activities and events, join student clubs or organizations, network with other students, track community service hours, develop your cocurricular transcript, access various leadership development opportunities including the Emerging Leaders Program and more. Access RiverLife through MyPioneerPortal.

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Student Clubs and Organizations Campus Coalition Government Academy of Future Teachers Achiever’s Club Accounting Club Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society (APS)* Ambassador Club Anthropology Club Brain Bowl Caring through Crafting Christian Student Fellowship Club Coalition for Christian Outreach Collegiate Delta Epsilon Chi Association (DECA) Criminal Justice Club Culinary Club Delta Mu Epsilon (Math) Club Digital Photography Economics Club Eta Sigma Delta Honor Society* Flag Football League Florida Ultra Endurance Academic Research Future Alumni Association Game Design & Development Club Gaming Anime Magic Media Arts (GAMMA)

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Global Study Abroad Graphic Design/Digital Media Club Haitian Cultural Club Hallstrom Astronomical Society Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) Health & Self Club Honor Society for Nursing* Honors Club* H.O.P.E. Human Services Club Interior Design Club International Club International F-1 Club Intramural Esports Club Intramurals Investment Club IRSC Chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes Kappa Delta Pi* Lambda Nu Honor Society* LEAPers Club Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questionable+ (LGBTQ) Alliance Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Club Music

Nursing Students Association (NSA) Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)* Pioneer Radio Political Science Club Practical Nursing Pre-Law Pioneers River Readers Book Club Science Club Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society* Spanish Club Student Veterans Organization (SVO) Surgical Technology Club Theatre Scholars Tomeu Mentors Club Turning Point USA Writing Club Athletic Teams: - Baseball - Basketball (Men) - Basketball (Women) - Softball - Swimming & Diving (Men & Women) - Volleyball

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Student Life

IRSC Honor Societies IRSC chapters of national and international honor societies recognize student academic achievement and leadership. Qualifying student members have opportunities to network with high-achieving professionals in their field; to hold leadership positions; to compete for valuable scholarships, fellowships and grants; to attend seminars, workshops and conferences; and to participate in campus and community programming that extend and enhance their academic experience.

• Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society—academic achievement

• Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society—education students

• Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society—business students

• Honor Society for Nursing—nursing students

• Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society—criminal justice students

• Eta Sigma Delta Honor Society—hospitality, tourism and culinary arts students • Lambda Nu Honor Society—radiologic and imaging studies students 27


Campus Coalition Government

The Campus Coalition Government (CCG) is the official student government of Indian River State College. CCG student leaders are elected or appointed to represent each of the student organizations on campus. CCG serves as the coordinating board between the various groups of students on campus and College administration.

Emerging Leaders The Emerging Leaders program at IRSC is a year-long experience that offers a variety of events, seminars and leadership opportunities that help students grow socially, intellectually and professionally. Participants in the Emerging Leaders program go beyond the ordinary and take advantage of all opportunities to become engaged on campus.

Internships and Service Learning At Indian River State College, students are encouraged to explore and grow. Students can apply what they learn in the classroom through internships and capstone projects. Abundant service-learning opportunities further expand horizons and involve students in the community.

This is where . . . Edgar Carrasco IRSC Class of 2017 / UCF Class of 2019 Studying Pediatric Psychology

Study Abroad Indian River State College offers several study and travel abroad trips each summer providing students with opportunities to earn college credits as they participate in enriching lifechanging experiences. Among the trips planned for 2019 are study abroad opportunities in Japan, Switzerland, England, Czech Republic, Guatemala and Costa Rica.

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“I’ve worked with at-risk kids, and seeing what they go through makes me want to be there for them.”

. . . one great school leads to another.


Student Life

Athletics Indian River State College offers students a well-rounded athletics program. IRSC competes on a statewide and national level in men’s and women’s basketball, swimming and diving, baseball, fast-pitch softball and women’s volleyball. Intramural sports promote social interaction, healthy lifestyles and studentfriendly rivalry through many different forms of competition, including flag football, volleyball, basketball, racquetball and tennis. Whether an accomplished athlete or a recreational novice, students at Indian River State College have many opportunities to be active, engaged and healthy. The student workout facility offers a full range of universal weight equipment and cardiovascular machines, such as stationary bikes and treadmills. The aquatics complex includes a 25-yard x 25-meter pool with diving well and maxi flex boards and one 50-meter x 25-yard swimming pool. Athletic amenities on Main Campus also include racquetball courts, tennis courts and an outdoor basketball court.

#IRSCProud A sampling of recent IRSC athletic accolades: • Men’s Swimming and Diving 2018 NJCAA Champions with 44 consecutive titles—the longest unbroken U.S. championship winning streak in any sport at the collegiate level • Women’s Swimming and Diving 2018 NJCAA Champions with 36 consecutive and 40 overall titles

• Men’s Basketball 2018 Southern Conference Champions

• Women’s Softball 2018 Southern Conference Champions

• Baseball 2018 Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year, and players named to First Team All-Southern Conference and Second Team All-Southern Conference Additionally, members of all IRSC athletic teams regularly earn notable scholarathlete designations in recognition of their high-academic achievement from such organizations as the National Junior College Athletic Association, the American Volleyball Coaches’ Association and the College Swim Coaches Association of America. 29


Cultural Enrichment Cultural enrichment is a key facet of the IRSC Mission and Goals. In support of this, students are provided with a diverse array of lectures, symposia, workshops, performances and concerts in various intellectual and creative arenas, thereby cultivating a greater appreciation for a diverse world. The McAlpin Fine Arts Center and Wynne Black Box Theatre on Main Campus in Fort Pierce house many of these events. Students and community members alike enjoy notable musicals such as Chicago and Ragtime and dramas including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Of Mice and Men performed by students in the IRSC Theatre program. The student song and dance troupe “Company,� the Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble and College Chorale also perform regularly. For tickets, visit the IRSC Box Office at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center on Main Campus, call 772-462-4750, or book online at www.irsc.edu.

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Student Life

Main Campus also houses the state-of-the-art Hallstrom Planetarium, which offers lectures and shows about planets, constellations and stars and an Art Gallery that regularly showcases a breadth of work, featuring students as well as the most innovative artists working in today’s environment. Each November, a week is dedicated to International Education activities, including a Parade of Nations, music and dance performances, a Veterans panel, a global economics panel and more.

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At IRSC, Student Success Is Our First Priority

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Academic Advisement All new degree-seeking students at Indian River State College are assigned an advisor upon completion of the admissions process. Your assigned advisor works with you one-on-one to help you map out your degree or certificate program. Together, you will develop a customized Academic Plan/Guided Pathway that will be utilized for class selection throughout your enrollment with IRSC.

Advising and Student Services

From enrollment through graduation and beyond, the IRSC advisement team supports every aspect of your college career from pre-admission application and financial aid assistance to academic support and career counseling and transfer services. Whether you are a first-time student, returning to school or planning a new start in life, IRSC is dedicated to preparing you for success.

Academic Support The Academic Support Center (ASC) at Indian River State College provides extensive resources and instruction to help students excel in their coursework. Services include free individual and group tutoring, review sessions, computer use and assistance, and special needs equipment. The Center also offers workshops that address how to study, take notes, manage your time, save money and stay out of debt. There’s an ASC lab on every campus. Various online tools also support academic success. These include River Support, Blackboard online training and Virtual Campus academic resources.

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Nearly 70,000 students have graduated from IRSC over the past six decades, improving quality of life for themselves and their families.

This is where . . . Raynasha Grant, IRSC Class of 2017 Office Manager, Indian River Medical Center

Student Accessibility Services Indian River State College provides reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities through the Office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS). SAS works with area high schools to assist soon-to-be high school graduates applying to IRSC prepare for the transition to college enrollment. Email accessibilityservices@irsc.edu, or call the SAS counselor on your campus for more information.

Financial Aid

“I want to lead change in the healthcare world. My goal is to become a hospital CEO.�

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The Financial Aid Office helps students find the resources to pursue their educational and professional goals. In addition to one-on-one advisement and financial aid workshops, the Financial Aid Office also hosts Financial Aid TV, a series of videos designed to make financial aid and related topics easy to understand.


Career and Transfer Services staff educate and assist students and alumni in effectively developing, evaluating and implementing their career plans. 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 and assessments. For graduates continuing their academic journey, IRSC transfer agreements with several institutions make it easy and affordable to earn a Bachelor’s or post-graduate Degree. Specific Associate or Baccalaureate degrees transfer seamlessly to other public and private universities. Career and Transfer Services staff conduct workshops on a regular basis, providing support on the transfer application process and helping students identify financial aid and scholarship sources.

IRSC Transfer Partnerships

Advising and Student Services

Career and Transfer Services

Many students choose to earn their Bachelor’s Degree at IRSC. Others transfer into public and private universities, taking with them credits earned in specific IRSC Associate or Baccalaureate Degree programs. IRSC & university agreements include the following: Argosy University Barry University University of Central Florida Florida Atlantic University Florida International University Lynn University Northcentral University University of Phoenix Southeast Florida Engineering Education Consortium

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Indian River State College Campus & Site Locations

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Campus Resources

Health Services The IRSC Health and Wellness Center is focused on providing a comprehensive approach to good health and well-being. The Center offers personal wellness classes, computerized nutritional analysis and lifestyle assessments, and a health resource library featuring books, pamphlets, audio tapes and videos on topics such as common illnesses, as well as an electronic database describing medical procedures and medications. A registered nurse is available during posted health services hours. The College nurse can provide treatment for minor illnesses and injuries; emergency care; individual counseling; health information; and referrals.

WQCS 88.9 FM Radio WQCS 88.9 FM is licensed to Indian River State College. At 100,000 watts, the station serves a listening area from northern Palm Beach County to Melbourne. The news and classical music station is a member of National Public Radio and Florida Public Broadcasting Service and is affiliated with Public Radio International, American Public Media and the Associated Press. In case of emergency, students and their families are asked to monitor the www.IRSC.edu home page, WQCS 88.9 FM and social media (#IRSCalert).

IRSC Child Development Center IRSC has a full-service center for early childhood education located at its Main Campus in Fort Pierce. The Center is open to students, staff and community families looking for a quality experience for their children three months through four years of age. The IRSC Child Development Center is a site for the Florida’s Voluntary Prekindergarten Education (VPK) program. For more information, contact the Center for Early Childhood Education at 772-462-7645.

Cosmetology/Barbering Students and graduates receive a 20% discount on cosmetology, barbering, and nail and skin care services offered by students studying on Main Campus in Fort Pierce (2401 South 29th Street) and at the Stuart Square Plaza in Stuart (1998 S.E. Federal Highway).

River Shop Bookstore The well-stocked River Shop bookstores, located on the Main Campus and on branch campuses, sell new and used textbooks, classroom supplies, gifts, IRSC apparel and merchandise. The shops often offer “Back-to-School” promotions, such as “Midnight Madness” and other events. As part of a continuing effort to keep the cost of education at Indian River State College to a minimum, “Book BuyBacks” are offered at all campuses each spring and fall. Books accepted for resale must be in good condition, and they must be designated for use in upcoming classes at IRSC. 42


Helpful Phone Numbers IRSC Information Call Center: 772-462-4772 or 1-866-792-4772 toll-free Department Contact Information *Advising Services 772-462-7800 Academic Support Center (Tutoring) Chastain Dixon Hendry Mueller Pruitt Assessment Services (Testing) Chastain Dixon Hendry Mueller Pruitt Bookstore Chastain Dixon Hendry Mueller Pruitt Career & Transfer Services Enrollment Center Financial Aid Chastain Dixon Hendry Mueller Pruitt Foundation (Scholarships) Student Accessibility Services Student Activities Student Affairs Student Records (Transcripts) Student Support Services Veterans Affairs

772-462-7625 772-419-5615 863-824-6009 772-226-2508 772-336-6215 772-462-7585 772-419-5607 863-824-6010 772-226-2527 772-336-6233 1-877-770-2665 toll-free or 772-462-7700 772-419-5627 863-824-6027 772-226-2543 772-336-6246 772-462-7470 772-462-4740 1-866-900-3243 toll-free or 772-462-7450 772-419-5600 863-824-6000 772-569-0333 772-879-4199 772-462-4786 772-462-7782 772-462-7788 772-462-4706 772-462-7460 772-462-7480 772-462-7443

Refer to the Indian River State College Academic Calendar at www.irsc.edu for important dates and deadlines. 43


IRSC Campus and Building Locations Main Campus 3209 Virginia Ave. Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596 772-462-4772 Chastain Campus 2400 S.E. Salerno Rd. Stuart, FL 34997 772-419-5600

*Indiantown Education Center 15655 S.W. Osceola Street Indiantown, FL 34956 772-597-5130 *IRSC Blackburn Educational Building 3002 Avenue D Fort Pierce, FL 34947 772-462-7100

Dixon Hendry Campus 2229 N.W. 9th Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34972 863-824-6000

*Prima Vista Adult Education Center 419 Irving Street Port St. Lucie, FL 34983 772-343-9553

Mueller Campus 6155 College Lane Vero Beach, FL 32966 772-226-2500 Pruitt Campus 500 N.W. California Blvd. Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 772-879-4199 *Historic Sebastian School Site 1235 Main Street Sebastian, FL 32958 772-226-2525

*Stuart Square Site 1994 S.E. Federal Hwy. Stuart, FL 34994 772-283-6550 *Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex 4600 Kirby Loop Road Fort Pierce, FL 34981 772-462-7150

*Non-Registration Site

WWW.IRSC.EDU 1-866-792-4772

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