Associate in Science/Associate in Applied Science Degrees and Technical Certificate Programs

Associate in Science studentsACCOUNTING TECHNOLOGY

    Certificate in:

    Accounting Applications

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY

    Certificate in:

     Aquaculture Technology

AIR CONDITIONING, REFRIGERATION & HEATING SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY

     Certificate in:

     A/C, Refrigeration & Heating Systems Technology

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

    Certificate in:

    Business Management

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

     Certificate in:

     - Cisco Certified Network Associate

     - Information Technology Support Specialist

     - Computer Programming Specialist

     - Web Production

     - Office Specialist

CRIMINAL JUSTICE TECHNOLOGY A.S.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE TECHNOLOGY A.A.S.

DENTAL ASSISTING TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT

     Applied Technology Diploma in

     Dental Assisting Technology & Mgmt

DENTAL HYGIENE

DENTAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT

DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY

     Certificate in:

     - Digital Media Production

     - Digital Media Support

DRAFTING & DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

     Certificate in:

     Drafting

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

     Certificate in:

     Child Development & Early Intervention

ELECTRICAL POWER TECHNOLOGY

ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

     Certificate in

     - Lasers & Photonics

     - Basic Electronics

     - Electronic Technology

EMERGENCY ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT

     Certificate in

     - Emergency Management

     - Homeland Security Emergency Manager

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

     Applied Technology Diploma in:

     Emergency Medical Technology Certificate in Paramedic

FIRE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY

GOLF COURSE OPERATIONS

     Applied Technology Diploma in:

     - Turf Equipment

     - Pest Control Operations

GRAPHICS TECHNOLOGY

     Certificate in:

     - Graphic Design Support

     - Graphic Design Production

HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT

HUMAN SERVICES

INTERIOR DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

     Certificate in:

     Kitchen & Bath Design

LANDSCAPE & HORTICULTURE TECHNOLOGY

     Certificate in:

     - Landscape & Horticulture Specialist

     - Landscape & Horticulture Professional

     - Landscape & Horticulture Technician

MARKETING MANAGEMENT

     Certificate in

     Marketing Operations

MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY

NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGY

NURSING, A.S. DEGREE - R.N.

     Advanced Technical Certificate in:

     Perioperative Nursing

PARALEGAL STUDIES/LEGAL ASSISTING

PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT

     Advanced Technical Certificate in:

     Manual Techniques for the PTA

RADIOGRAPHY

     Certificate in:

     Nuclear Medicine Technology Specialist

     Advanced Technical Certificate in:

     PET/CT

RESPIRATORY CARE

     Advanced Technical Certificate in:

     Advanced Respiratory Care Practice

RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT

THEATRE & ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY

The Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science Degree programs are designed for students wishing to develop technical skills with emphasis on 21st Century employment opportunities. This twoyear college degree program focuses on high technology careers, prepares students to compete effectively in the contemporary job market and transfers into the IRSC Baccalaureate Degree programs.

The Technical Certificate is awarded to a student who has completed the required number of college credit hours that are part of the two-year A.S. or A.A.S. Degree program. Students must complete at least twenty-five (25%) of the certificate course requirements at IRSC with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in the coursework for the Certificate.

The Applied Technology Diploma (ATD) consists of a course of study that is part of an Associate in Science (A.S.) or an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree and leads to employment. Student must have a high school diploma, submit required placement scores on the TABE test, and complete at least twenty-five (25%) of the ATD requirements at IRSC with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

The Applied Technology Diploma and the Technical Certificate are designed to prepare the student to obtain employment as a skilled/paraprofessional worker. Students may then complete the remaining requirements for the Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science Degree programs while employed.

The A.S. and A.A.S. Degrees include a cluster of General Education courses in the areas of Humanities/Fine Arts, Natural Science/Mathematics, and Social/Behavioral Science. Students also complete credits in an area of specialty, and additional credits are earned in technical support classes.

The Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) is a specialized certification in a technical area beyond the award of the A.S./A.A.S. Degrees.

Effective Fall Term 2000, a statewide articulation agreement between the State University System and the Community Colleges of Florida provides for the articulation of selected Associate in Science Degrees to selected Baccalaureate Degrees (State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.024). The programs available at IRSC are Nursing-Associate Degree, Radiography and Criminal Justice. Consult Educational Services to determine specific requirements.

Other A.S. Degree programs not included in this agreement may also be accepted by public and private upper division institutions. This determination is made by the receiving university or college and not by IRSC. Consult Educational Services to determine specific requirements.

Associate in Science/Associate in Applied Science Degree Requirements

To meet the requirements for the Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science Degrees, the student must complete the required General Education courses and program specialty requirements as specified in this catalog. In addition, the student must:

  1. Submit the required placement scores (ACTE, SATR, Florida Entry Level Placement Test) to IRSC. Students who test into college preparatory instruction must successfully complete the required college preparatory courses in English, math, and reading.
  2. Achieve a cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.0 in all courses attempted (including transfer hours, but, excluding college preparatory courses) and in all courses taken at Indian River State College.
  3. Demonstrate competency in the basic use of computers by passing a computer competency examination, by successfully completing an approved computer course (grade of “S” or ”C” or better), or by completing an approved program of study that includes the basic use of computers.
  4. The computer competency examination may be taken at any of the IRSC Assessment Services Department. Demonstration of competency in the basic use of computers includes:
    1. running a Windows-based (or equivalent) program;
    2. using a word processing program to create, save, retrieve, edit, and print a file;
    3. using the Internet to send e-mail and to locate and to print specific reference materials.
  5. Courses approved to meet the computer competency requirement for the Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science Degree are: CGS 1060; CGS 1100; CIS 1000; EME 2040; OST 1713.
  6. Completion of the Information Systems & Computer Applications CLEP examination with a minimum score of 50.
  7. Programs approved to meet the computer competency requirement for the Associate in Science/Associate in Applied Science Degree are:
  • Accounting Technology
  • Agricultural Production Technology
  • Architectural Design and Construction Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Digital Media/Multimedia Technology
  • Drafting and Design Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Golf Course Operations
  • Graphics Technology
  • Health Information Management
  • Health Services Management
  • Interior Design Technology
  • Landscape and Horticulture Technology
  • Marketing Management
  • Office Administration
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiography
  • Theatre and Entertainment Technology
  1. Students must complete at least twenty-five (25%) of the total program credits at IRSC.
  2. Students earning the Associate in Science Degree must earn a grade of “C” or higher in math and English courses selected that are designated as Gordon Rule courses.
  3. Apply for graduation by the published deadline date of the semester in which the student plans to graduate. See Academic Calendars near the front of this catalog for deadline dates.
  4. Pay the Commencement fee to participate in the appropriate Commencement Ceremony. For Spring graduates, the ceremony is in May and for Fall/Summer I & II graduates, the ceremony is in December.
  5. Be recommended by the faculty to the President of the College for the confirmation of the degree.

It is the responsibility of the student, not the College, to check his or her records to be sure that all of the above graduation requirements are met. An Educational Services Advisor/Counselor will assist at any time with course selections and in determining status toward meeting the graduation requirements.

Special Requirements

Applicants to the Health Science programs at IRSC are subject to special admission requirements and dates. Therefore, it is imperative that applicants who wish to enroll in the Associate Degree Nursing, Dental Lab Technology, Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Services Technology, Medical Lab Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography, and Respiratory Care Programs consult with an IRSC advisor/counselor well before the term of enrollment. Special application deadlines are noted in the Academic Calendar. Additional General Education credits may be required for specialized programs.

 

Indian River State College Placement Rates

The most recent placement rate for each program may be found at 2006-2007 Placement Rates, 2007-2008 Placement Rates, 2008-2009 Placement Rates.