Career Training Programs
Gain the skills you need quickly for a job in your chosen field with IRSC Career and Technical Education programs. Many programs take less than one year and all programs are designed to lead to licensure or certification. Programs include hands-on experience and participants can expect to develop increasingly sophisticated marketable skills as the program progresses.
If you’re looking to transition to a new industry or career, Career and Technical Education programs will prepare you for a job with good wages. And many programs offer flexible course scheduling, allowing students to remain employed while participating in the program.
Firefighting: Basic Recruit Training
Fire Fighter – Emergency Medical Technician – Combined
Florida Law Enforcement Academy: Basic Recruit Training
Home Health Aide
Law Enforcement Officer Crossover from Correctional Officer
Deadlines and Admissions Criteria
Many career training programs are selective-admissions programs with special deadlines and admissions criteria. Applicants to selective admission programs should consult with an IRSC advisor well before the intended term of enrollment. Florida Statutes require students in career training programs that have 450 hours or more to pass the Basic Skills Requirement, except for those students who meet the state standards for an exemption.
Non-exempt students who are enrolled in a post-secondary adult vocational program greater than 180 clock-hours must complete a basic skills examination within the first six weeks after admission to the program. The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is administered by Assessment Centers at each IRSC campus. Minimum basic skills grade levels in mathematics and language must be met.