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

ACCOUNTING 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:

Residential Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Systems Assistant

Air Conditioning Refrigeration and Heating Systems Technology

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGYAutomotive Tech student

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:

Computer Information Data Specialist

Help Desk Support Technician - 60630

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

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

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT

Certificate in:

Guest Services Specialist

Event Planning Management

Rooms Division Operations

HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT

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

SOCIAL AND HUMAN SERVICES

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 taken before March 1, 2016, of Verbal 440, Mathematics 440, or higher, or SAT scores taken after March 1, 2016, of Critical Reading 24 or higher, Math 24 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. Since March 5, 2016, a new redesigned SAT test has been administered.
  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 Rates,2008-2009 Placement Rates.