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

Respiratory TechACCOUNTING TECHNOLOGY

    Certificate in:

    Accounting Technology Specialist

    Accounting Technology Operations 

    Accounting Applications

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY

    Certificate in:

     Aquaculture Technology

AIR CONDITIONING, REFRIGERATION & HEATING SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY

    Certificate in:

    Air Conditioning Refrigeration and Heating Systems Technology 
    

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY
    Certificate in:
    Automotive Service Technician

    General Automotive Technician

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

    Certificate in:

    Business Specialist

    Business Operations

    Human Resources Administrator

    Business Management

    Business Management Career Development Program

    Entrepreneurship

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.

CULINARY MANAGEMENT
    Certificate in:
    Chefs Apprentice
    Culinary Arts Management Operations
    Culinary Arts

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:

     Autocad Foundations

     Drafting

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

     Certificate in:

    -Preschool-Specialization

    -Child-Care-Center-Management-Specialization

     Child Development & Early Intervention

 

ELECTRICAL POWER TECHNOLOGY

ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

     Certificate in:

     - Solar Energy Technician

     - Lasers & Photonics

     - Robotics and Simulation Technician

     - Basic Electronics

     - Electronic Technology

EMERGENCY ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT

     Certificate in

     - Emergency Management

     - Homeland Security Emergency Manager

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

     Applied Technology Diploma in:

     Emergency Medical Technician Applied Technology Diploma

    Certificate in:

    Paramedic

FIRE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY

GOLF COURSE OPERATIONS
     Applied Technology Diploma in:

     - Pest Control Operations

GRAPHICS TECHNOLOGY

     Certificate in:

     - Graphic Design Support

     - Graphic Design Production

HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT

HUMAN SERVICES 

INTERIOR DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

     Certificate in:

     Kitchen & Bath Design

     Home Staging Certificate

LANDSCAPE & HORTICULTURE TECHNOLOGY

     Certificate in:

     - Landscape & Horticulture Specialist

     - Landscape & Horticulture Professional

     - Landscape & Horticulture Technician

MARKETING MANAGEMENT

     Certificate in:

     Marketing Operations

MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY

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

    

PARALEGAL STUDIES/LEGAL ASSISTING

PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT 

RADIOGRAPHY

   

RESPIRATORY CARE

    

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. These two-year degree programs focus on high technology careers; prepare students to compete effectively in the contemporary job market; and may transfer into the IRSC Baccalaureate Degree programs.

An important component of many of the Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science Degree programs is the practical training experience. This experience is designed to complement and enhance the theoretical program requirements and is closely supervised by IRSC instructors. Descriptions for these courses are included in the Course Description section of the catalog. Students are encouraged to contact the department chairperson if they have questions regarding any of these courses.

The Technical Certificate is awarded to a student who has completed the required courses which are part of the A.S. or A.A.S. Degree program. Students must submit their official, final high school transcript or GED, and complete at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the Technical Certificate requirements at IRSC with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

The Applied Technology Diploma (ATD) consists of a course of study that is part of an A.S. or an A.A.S. Degree and leads to employment. Student must submit their official, final high school transcript or GED, and complete at least twenty-five percent (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. degree.

A statewide articulation agreement between the State University System and the Community and State 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. Students should consult an advisor 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 Indian River State College. Students should consult an advisor 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 additional program requirements as specified in this catalog. In addition, the student must:

  1. Complete at least 25% of the coursework required for their program at Indian River State College.
  2. Submit the required placement scores (ACT, SAT, P.E.R.T.) to IRSC. Students who present ACT scores of Reading 19, English 17, Math 19 or SAT scores of Verbal 440, Mathematics 440, or higher may be exempt from taking the P.E.R.T. Students who graduated from a Florida public high school since 2007 and students who are serving as an active duty member of any branch of the United States armed services are exempt from mandatory placement testing. Non-exempt students who test into developmental courses must successfully complete the required courses in English, math, and reading. 
  3. Achieve a cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.0 in all courses attempted (including transfer hours, but, excluding developmental education courses).
  4. Students earning the Associate in Science Degree must earn a grade of C or higher in selected math and English courses that are designed as Gordon Rule courses.
  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 to check his or her records to be ensure that all of the above graduation requirements are met. An advisor will assist students with course selections and in determining status toward meeting the graduation requirements.

Indian River State College Placement Rates:  

The most recent placement rate for each program may be found at: 2010-2011 Placement Rates, 2009-2010 Placement Rates2008-2009 Placement Rates.