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- CALS Distance Education Courses Online and at Research & Education Centers
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- UF Distance Learning
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Program Contacts and Course Syllabi
The University of Florida Indian River Research and Education Center, located in Ft. Pierce, Florida serves University of Florida, students who are pursuing distance education degrees, certificates, or courses through the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS).
IRREC is one of five Research and Education Centers (REC) throughout the state of Florida dedicated to extending the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences' (IFAS) reach to students who wish to pursue the high quality educational resources available through the University of Florida while residing away from the main campus in Gainesville. An academic coordinator at each REC is available to guide degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking students through the process of registration and course selection. Programs vary from Center to Center, so students should refer to the CALS website's Distance Education page, to determine which academic programs are offered or supported at each REC.
The Indian River Research and Education Center holds live labs to support designated online lecture classes, and also offers live test proctoring. A library, equipped with UF networked computers as well as wireless Internet service, is available for students to study in a quiet setting. Two beautiful teaching gardens allow horticulture students an opportunity to study and identify plants. Two state-of-the-art teaching labs support classes in Horticulture; Soil and Water Science; Entomology and Nematology; and Microbiology. Two videoconference-equipped classrooms provide students with real-time access to professors and students in Gainesville and throughout the state.
Distance education students in online programs have ample opportunity to interact with fellow students and IRREC professors through labs, study groups, and social events held at the Center. Renowned research professors provide mentorship for students pursuing undergraduate and graduate research as well as internships and volunteer opportunities in the areas of aquaculture, citrus horticulture, entomology, environmental horticulture, environmental toxicology, plant pathology, postharvest physiology and soil science. Contact the IRREC Academic Coordinator for a description of these dynamic research opportunities.
For more information on CALS distance education programs and the services available to students at the Indian River Research and Education Center, contact Jackie White, IRREC Academic Coordinator, at (772) 468-3922, ext. 148, or firstname.lastname@example.org.