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Study at Indian River Community College

Indian River Community college has been renamed Indian River State College by the college's board of trustees, effective July 1, 2008. Established in 1959, IRSC is a state college based in Fort Pierce, Florida. It has branch campuses in Okeechobee, St. Lucie West in Port St. Lucie, Stuart and Vero Beach.

IRSC offers a wide variety of programs and degrees in diverse Course Topics. The institution also offers additional educational programs such as Technical Certificates and Applied Technology Diplomas.

The college's official mascot is the Pioneer. It has several athletic teams participating in various sports like basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and swimming and diving. The Indian River swimming team has won 32 straight NJCAA swimming championships.

Profile of Indian River Community College

Indian River Community College can be found in Fort Pierce, FL (a large suburb). The school is a public institution. The Associate's degree is the highest degree at Indian River Community College.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in security and law enforcement.

Indian River Community College Selectivity

Indian River Community College is welcoming, and offers open admission to students who meet its minimum qualifications. People attending the school come from a variety of states around the country.


A tenure system is one way Indian River Community College works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at the school are well-paid.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 14, 932 students were enrolled in Indian River Community College. Older adults are in evidence at the school, often seeking career changing education.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"As a leader in education and innovation, Indian River Community College positively impacts lives by making possibilities a reality. We respond to our community by Creating a superior learning environment Cultivating student success Embracing diversity Stimulating economic growth Promoting cultural enrichment Providing lifelong learning"

Indian River Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts890liberal arts and sciences
Security and Law Enforcement677corrections, fire-fighting, security and loss prevention, criminal justice and police, criminal justice and administration, fire protection tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine426EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, various nursing
Beauty and Cosmetology172facial treatment, cosmetology, manicurist, barber
Business and Management161entrepreneurship, business management, marketing, accounting technology, accounting and related services, finance, merchandising and sales, management information systems, . . .
Medical Support and Technology111dental assistant, surgical tech, nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, dental hygienist, pharmacy tech, respiratory care tech, mental health services tech, . . .
Family and Social Work44child care provider, housing and human environments, public administration, foodservice management, family studies
Engineering Technician35construction engineering tech, electronics tech, automotive tech, drafting, HVAC tech, architectural engineering tech, civil engineering tech
Medical administration28medical records tech, medical secretary
Therapy and Counselling23physical therapist assistant
office and Administration21office management, executive secretary
Photography and Commercial Art17commercial art
Law14legal assistant
Architecture and Planning14interior architecture
Landscaping and Horticulture12landscaping, turf management, pest management
Agricultural Science and Management10agriculture, aquaculture, agricultural management
Hospitality8restaurant and food services management
Computer Science and Engineering8systems analyst, computer applications programming
Construction Trades7carpentry, electrician, plumbing, masonry
Education and Teaching3teacher Education
Mechanics and Repair3HVAC, automobile mechanics, small engine mechanics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2dietitian assistant
Drama and Performing Arts1various performing arts
Production Trades0welding
Transportation0truck and bus driver

Contact: Indian River Community College

Indian River Community College

3209 Virginia Ave

Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596

General Phone: (772) 462-4722

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