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SkillUp at IRSC

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IRSC has partnered with the SkillUp Coalition to help the more than 40 million workers impacted by COVID-19 get rehired for in-demand jobs in high-growth industries. SkillUp gives workers the opportunity to build new skills that are suited to in-demand jobs with promising career paths.

IRSC SkillUp Offerings

Prices shown reflect tuition and fees as of January 14, 2021. Fees vary by program:

  • $ ($1 to $999)
  • $$ ($1,000 to $4,999)
  • $$$ ($5,000 +)

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating

For information about programs and courses in Workforce Education, contact Johnna Wallace at 772-462-7892 or jwallace@irsc.edu.

This program prepares students to seek employment as a HVAC technician assistant who assists in the maintanance and installation of air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems in residential or commercial buildings.

  • Modality: In-person
  • Program type: Technical Certificate
  • Duration: 10 months
  • Cost Range: $$
  • Financial Aid eligible

Business

For information about programs and courses in Business, contact Betty Guerrero at 772-462-7154 or bguerrer@irsc.edu.

This program prepares students for an entry level job as an accounting technology specialist. Accounting technology specialists are prepared for entry-level office work as an accounting or book keeping clerk and gain important experience in using data entry accounting software and the review and preparation of financial reports.

  • Modality: In-person and Online
  • Program type: Career Certificate
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Cost Range: $$

Commercial Vehicle Driving

For information about programs and courses in Workforce Education, contact Johnna Wallace at 772-462-7892 or jwallace@irsc.edu.

This program prepares a student for entry-level employment as a truck driver. Students receive instruction regarding how to safely operate a commercial vehicle and which federal rules and regulations apply to their work. They receive one-on-one driver training instruction, and the preparation needed to acquire the class "A" CDL license.

  • Modality: In-person
  • Program type: Technical Certificate
  • Duration: 2 months
  • Cost: $$$
  • Must be 21 years of age

Healthcare

For more information about courses and programs in Health Science, contact Michelle Cuba at 772-462-7544 or mcuba@irsc.edu. For information about Nursing, contact Dr. Patricia Gagliano at 772-462-7570.

This program prepares students for a career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). EMTs  are able to assess injuries, administer emergency medical care and transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities. Upon completion of this program, students are prepared for entry level work in hospitals, surgery centers, or doctors' offices.

  • Modality: In-person
  • Program type: Career Certificate
  • Duration: 4 months
  • Cost: $$
  • Requirements include background check, physical, immunizations, drug screen, health insurance, and CPR certification.

This program prepares a student for a career as a medical assistant. Under the direction of a physician, they take and record vital signs and medical histories, prepare patients for examination, draw blood, administer medications and injections, perform minor surgery, schedule appointments, maintain medical records and assist with billing and coding.

  • Modality: In-person
  • Program type: Technical Certificate
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Cost: $$$
  • Financial Aid eligible
  • Requirements include background check, physical, immunizations, drug screen, health insurance, and CPR certification.

This program prepares a student for a career as a medical coder. Medical coders are educated to accurately compile, analyze, and maintain medical records consistent with the healthcare industry's numerical coding system. They work in hospitals, doctors' offices, surgery centers, or health care systems.

  • Modality: Online
  • Program type: Technical Certificate
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Cost: $$$
  • Financial Aid eligible

This program prepares a student for a career as a Nursing Assistant. Nursing assistants work with nursing and medical staff and are trained to identify and meet basic patient care needs for the safety, comfort and daily activities of patients―including feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming and transporting them.

  • Modality: In-person 
  • Program type: Technical Certificate
  • Duration: 2 months 
  • Cost: $$
  • Requirements include 18 years of age, successfully complete drug and background screening. 

This program prepares students for a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.). L.P.N.s  are trained to work under the direction of doctors and registered nurses to assist with examining and treating patients. Graduates seek employment at a hospital, physician’s office, clinic, surgery center, nursing home, school system, private home or residential care facility after passing the National Council Licensure Examination.

  • Modality: In-person
  • Program type: Technical Certificate
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Cost: $$$
  • Financial Aid eligible
  • Must be 18 years of age, successfully complete drug and background screening, and have a high school diploma and cumulative composite score of 75 on the HESI A2 Admission Exam Composite Score, as well in subcategories of Basic math and Anatomy and Physiology. 

This program prepares a student for a career as a pharmacy technician. Pharmacy technicians are vital members of the healthcare team—trained to prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist.Graduates of the IRSC Pharmacy Technician program take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination and may seek employment in a retail pharmacy, hospital or nursing facility.

  • Modality: In-person
  • Program type: Technical Certificate
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Cost: $$$
  • Financial Aid eligible
  • Requirements include background check, physical, immunizations, drug screen, health insurance, and CPR certification.

Technology

For information on programs and courses in Technology, contact Jennifer Neubauer at 772-462-7575 or jneubaue@irsc.edu.

This program prepares students for an entry-level IT career as a help desk support technician. Students earn an accredited certificate that can lead to a standalone career in cyber security, data science, web development, or IT support. 

  • Modality: Online and Hybrid
  • Program type: Technical Certificate
  • Duration: 3.5 months
  • Cost: $$
  • Financial Aid eligible
  • Prerequisite: College Algebra

The Information Technology Support Specialist program prepares students for a career in cyber security, data science, web development, IT support and related fields. Students will take courses in Website Development and Animation, Web and Java Programming, and introductions to E-Commerce and Computer Programming.

  • Modality: Online and Hybrid
  • Program type: Career Certificate
  • Duration: 3.5 months
  • Cost: $$
  • Financial Aid eligible
  • Prerequisite: College Algebra
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