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It really doesn’t have to end this way.

Don’t let your student loan payment break the bank. Your college career doesn’t have to end in student loan payments that break the bank. Take two years at Ivy Tech and then transfer to a four-year university as a junior. Tuition for a two-year transfer degree at Ivy Tech will cost you about $6,600. How does that compare to the school you’re planning to attend? Consider Ivy Tech for your freshman and sophomore years. No application fee. No parking fees. No housing expenses. Lowest tuition in the state. Don’t let your student loans break the bank.

You do the math. Ivy Tech just makes sense.

tuition & fees (INdiana residents)

$111.15 per credit hour tuition


per semester technology fee


per credit hour distance-ed fee

You do the math

estimate your financial obligation by using our online calculator at

[what’s inside] Getting Started............................................................................................2

School of Technology............................................................................. 13

Identify Yourself...........................................................................................3

School of Business................................................................................... 13

People to See................................................................................................4

School of Education................................................................................ 14


School of Fine Arts and Design........................................................... 15

Talk the Talk: Acronyms and Jargon......................................................5

School of Health Sciences..................................................................... 15

Paying for College.......................................................................................7

School of Liberal Arts and Sciences .................................................. 16

Earn College Credit by Exam...................................................................8

School of Nursing..................................................................................... 16

Earn Credit for Experience.......................................................................9

School of Public and Social Services................................................. 17

The Truth About General Education.................................................. 10

School of Technology............................................................................. 18

Ivy Tech 360o Perspective: Viewing All of Your Options

Things to Do............................................................................................... 20

Your Short-term Options....................................................................... 11

Places to Go................................................................................................ 21

Your Academic Program Options....................................................... 13

It just makes sense! More and more students, like Jordan Childers, exit the doors of their high school and enter the doors of Ivy Tech. For this first-time student, Ivy Tech just made sense. She wanted to pursue a degree in surgical technology, but also wanted to continue coaching girls basketball and help manage the family farm. Choosing Ivy Tech worked out perfectly for her because of her close ties to her community and family. The next doors that will open for Jordan will be those to an operating room, putting her surgical technology degree to work in healthcare.

Getting Started visit the web site at visit campus Campuses in the Kokomo Region are located

register early Many classes are filling to capacity soon after registration opens. To have the best selection of class time/day choices, register early!

in Kokomo, Logansport, Peru and Wabash. Instructional sites are located in Rochester, Winamac, North Manchester, and Tipton.

know when fees are due and where to pay

Identify yourself! (see page 3) Apply for admission early at

Apply for financial aid early at | school code 009917

Apply for all the scholarships you can! Apply online by logging into Campus Connect at Click on the Scholarship Manager under MY IVY TECH, FINANCIAL AID LINKS

Know your financial responsibility

For self-paying students, tuition payments are made at the bursar’s office/business office at the Kokomo, Logansport and Wabash campuses or online through Campus Connect. Payments can also be mailed in or called in using a credit card.

Visit your campus bookstore Purchase or rent your books as early as possible. Books also can be purchased or rented online. For more info on renting, go to rentatext or visit

don’t be left clueless Register for Ivy Tech Alert to receive emergency text message advisories including weather advisories, college closings, and security issues to your cell phone at

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Associate of arts degree (AA) The Associate of Arts prepares students to transfer for university study. The curriculum is almost entirely made up of general education and liberal arts courses. A minimum of eight hours in a foreign language is required. Associate of applied science degree (AAS) Associate of Applied Science degree programs prepare students for careers, career changes and career advancement. AAS programs also may prepare students to transfer to university study. About 30 percent of the program content is general education, while the rest focuses on conceptual and technical skills. General education courses provide problem-solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills required in the workplace. Technical courses equip students with the technical skills to obtain employment and to advance in their careers. ASSOCIATE OF GENERAL STUDIES IN GENERAL STUDIES (AGS) The Associate of General Studies degree prepares you for transfer to a university to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The degree offers the student a solid core of General Education classes with the flexibility of additional elective courses of an individualized education plan. The General Education core of the degree provides broad exposure in composition, the humanities and sciences, mathematics, communication and multicultural awareness. These courses are largely transferable to four-year institutions as required coursework towards a bachelor’s degree. Students can construct their General Studies degree in conjunction with their individual career interests, educational goals, or other needs through the choice of elective courses to round out the degree.


Associate of science degree (AS) Two kinds of AS programs are available: programs for technical/professional fields and for liberal arts. AS programs in technical and professional areas prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions and also to enter careers. Most programs contain at least 40 percent general education, with the balance in technical and professional courses. AS coursework in technical/professional areas is tailored to meet specific institutional transfer objectives. Our AS liberal arts program prepares students to transfer to university study. General education and liberal arts courses make up most of the curriculum. If you plan to transfer and continue your education, this program provides a strong foundation on which to build a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Technical certificate (TC) Technical Certificate programs provide education in conceptual and technical skills for specific occupations. Each program contains a sequence of required courses in a recognized specialty within one of Ivy Tech’s programs. Program content is designed to develop competency in both general and technical skills. TCs can be completed in one year. certificates (CT) Certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses. They provide access to targeted, short-term training, and those who complete may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area. Certificates are between 16 and 27 credit hours.

Identify yourself First-time college student Those seeking a degree or certificate at Ivy Tech Community College, planning to enroll at Ivy Tech after high school graduation or completing a GED, or adults with no prior college classes o .COMPLETE THE FREE ADMISSION APPLICATION at o APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID at least six weeks before semester begins at (Note: School code 009917) • Student loan applications are available in the financial aid office. • If you are eligible for veterans’ benefits, contact your campus VA representative.

o MEET WITH AN ADVISOR TO SCHEDULE YOUR CLASSES o UNDERSTAND YOUR FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES Guest student Those NOT seeking a degree or certificate at Ivy Tech Community College but who are currently enrolled in another college or university and plan to take Ivy Tech courses to transfer back to their home institution o .COMPLETE THE guest student APPLICATION at o provide verification of good standing with your home institution

o provide acceptable ACT or SAT scores if applicable

o fax application to 765-457-1610, or e-mail

o ATTEND A new student orientation



former student Returning to Ivy Tech after an absence of two years or more o .COMPLETE THE FREE ADMISSION APPLICATION at

incoming transfer student Those seeking a degree or certificate at Ivy Tech Community College who have previously attended another college or university

o apply for financial aid at least six weeks before semester begins at (Note: School code 009917) • Student loan applications are available in the financial aid office. • If you are eligible for veterans’ benefits, contact your campus VA representative.


o determine course placement only if directed to do so by an admission advisor.

o APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID at least six weeks before semester begins at (Note: School code 009917) • Student loan applications are available in the financial aid office. • If you are eligible for veterans’ benefits, contact your campus VA representative.

o ATTEND A New student orientation

o submit YOUR OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS Have the issuing institution mail your official transcripts to: Registrar, Ivy Tech Community College, PO Box 1373, Kokomo, IN 46903-1373 Transfer credit will only be considered from official transcripts. -OR determine course placement only if directed to do so by an admission advisor. o ATTEND A new student orientation

o MEET WITH AN ADVISOR TO SCHEDULE YOUR CLASSES o UNDERSTAND YOUR FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES courses only/non degree student Those not seeking a degree or certificate, rather taking classes for personal interest or job/career development (Note: Financial aid cannot be used if you are not seeking a degree or certificate at Ivy Tech.) o .COMPLETE THE FREE ADMISSION APPLICATION at o determine course placement only if directed to do so by an admission advisor. o MEET WITH AN ADVISOR TO SCHEDULE YOUR CLASSES o UNDERSTAND YOUR FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES


People to see

Services you get

Academic advisor All new students will be assigned an academic advisor who will discuss in detail your academic plan including, but not limited to, your class schedule. You will usually work with this person for one or two semesters before you transition to your faculty program advisor.

There are a wide variety of services that can help you be successful at Ivy Tech.

Faculty program advisor Faculty member from your program who will provide you with guidance when planning your schedule once you are program ready. Bursar Cashier; who you see to pay your bill Registrar Student records; transfer credit approval Region-wide Resources 800-459-0561 + ext. or 800-459-0561 + ext. Career Services.................................................................. ext. 222 Corporate College............................................................ext. 285 Registrar/Records.............................................................ext. 242 Student Life and Development...................................ext. 419 VA Certification Office.....................................................ext. 245 Kokomo Campus 800-459-0561 + ext. or 800-459-0561 + ext. Academic Advising Center............................................ext. 214 Admissions..........................................................................ext. 239 Bursar/cashier....................................................................ext. 227 Bookstore............................................................................ext. 470 Disability Services............................................................ext. 504 Financial Aid.......................................................................ext. 231 Library/Learning Resource Center.............................ext. 515 Tutor Center.......................................................................ext. 623 Logansport Campus 574-753-5101 + ext. or 866-753-5102 + ext. Academic Advising Center......................................... ext. 2185 Bursar/cashier................................................................. ext. 2187 Bookstore......................................................................... ext. 2113 Disability Services......................................................... ext. 2229 Financial Aid.................................................................... ext. 2175 Library/Learning Resource Center.......................... ext. 2234 Wabash Campus 260-563-8828 + ext. Bursar/cashier....................................................................ext. 319 Bookstore............................................................................ext. 307 Disability Services............................................................ext. 304 Financial Aid.......................................................................ext. 301 Library/Learning Resource Center.............................ext. 303 Peru Instruction Site 765-473-7281 + ext. Academic Advising......................................................... ext. 318 Admissions......................................................................... ext. 311 General information....................................................... ext. 301 Financial Aid...................................................................... ext. 317 Learning Resource Center............................................ ext. 304 Rochester Instructional Site 574-223-3228 or or Tipton Instructional Site 765-675-1177 or


ALERT An opt-in only service that broadcasts text notifications directly to your personal cell phone and/or e-mail address. Activate online at, Career Services Career exploration, résumé writing, career planning, mock interviews and finding a job are all services provided to you at no cost through Ivy Tech’s Career Services office. For those students who are unsure if a degree is the path they should pursue, or if Corporate College’s short-term training is the direction to go, Career Services is the place to help guide you. Staff can provide free interest assessments to help you make the right choice before you enroll. Campus Connect Student Web portal for access to all of Ivy Tech’s online services: Community services referral Struggling with life? 2-1-1 is a one-stop free resource for you to get information on: food, counseling, employment, health care, substance abuse, support groups , housing/shelter, legal aid, clothing, education, and more. Call 2-1-1. Kaleidoscope Know what is going on in the Kokomo Region with this weekly campus update posted in restrooms (aka The Pottygram). The most up-to-date info can be found here. Recycling Green is more than a school color. Ivy Tech prides itself on recycling paper and plastic. You’ll see receptacles to support an environmentally-friendly atmosphere on your campus. Tutoring Our goal and yours is for you to be successful as a student. After all, you’ll invest a great deal of time and money in your education. Tutoring at Ivy Tech is a free service available to students at the Learning Resource Center (LRC). You are encouraged to seek tutoring services the minute you run into trouble. Waiting a week, or sometimes even a day, can make you fall behind. You are not limited to the tutoring services at the campus where you take classes; you may schedule tutoring at any Kokomo Region campus at no cost to you. Due to fewer staff at our smaller instructional sites, tutoring services are limited. Transportation The City Line is the City of Kokomo’s trolley system that provides free transportation for its citizens. Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Main campus is one of the stops on its route. If transportation is an issue for you, or you simply want to practice ‘green’ living, hop aboard the City Line! In Wabash, students can utilize the Wabash Transit service. The college provides free vouchers to its Wabash students. Wireless Internet Access is available on all campuses at no cost to Ivy Tech students.

[talk the talk] Sometimes students find themselves confused by all the jargon and acronyms they see and hear on campus. Translation of the “talk” will be helpful to your success at Ivy Tech. With that in mind, Tech Talk has been created as a quick-reference guide to help you find your way. Enjoy your journey!



ASA Academic Skills Advancement. Courses that prepare students for college level learning

Academic Standards of Progress The measure used to determine if a student is making sufficient progress in a course of study. Financial aid may be impacted by insufficient academic progress.

CLEP (College Level Examination Program) See page 8. Save time. Save money. Take CLEP. CLEP allows you to earn credit by successfully completing national subject exams. Cost is typically one-third or less than tuition for the equivalent course. Contact Vinita Williams, at, or Sarah Martin, at, for more information. CWA College for working adults. Classes meet the same two nights each week for six semesters. DSS Disability Support Services DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Test) See page 9. Like CLEP above, DSST gives you the chance to prove your proficiency in general education areas. Exams are available for just a fraction of the cost of a college course. If you’re in the military, you may be able to take the exam for free. Contact Vinita Williams, at, or Sarah Martin, at, for more information. FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, protects student records and affords specific rights to students regarding their records. GED General Education Development diploma

Academic monitoring The academic status of a student who has earned fewer than 15 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0

Academic probation The academic status of a student who has earned 15 or more credit hours with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0

Academic suspension The academic status of a student who was on academic probation the previous semester, and who still has not earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0

Completion of attempted courses Students must earn credit hours for at least 67 percent of the credit hours attempted

Maximum time frame Students must be able to complete an academic program attempting no more than 150 percent of the required credit hours for that program

Articulation An agreement between two colleges that allows specific courses or degrees to transfer Audit a class Taking a class to gain knowledge, not credit. Regular tuition applies. No late fees apply.

GPA Grade-point average

Blackboard A software system accessible to students used to enhance teaching and learning for online classes and sometimes in face-to-face classroom environments

IT Information technology IVYT Course One- and three-credit hour course designed to ensure success in college that students take in the first semester LRC Learning Resource Center located in campus library PIN Personal Identification Number PLA (Prior Learning Assessment) A means to receive college credit for prior learning and experience. For additional information go to


Certification Training Professional development courses offered through the Corporate College can assist you in preparing for national certifications. Pre-licensure training many times offered through distance education and nationally recognized certifications in a variety of professional fields are available. Contact hours The total number of hours a class and/or lab meets per week in a course


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Co-requisite Any course which must be taken during the same term as the course that specifies the co-requisite Corporate College Ivy Tech Corporate College provides shortterm workforce training and personal enrichment courses. View what Corporate College has to offer by visiting corporate-college Course outline Includes course content, objectives and what one should be able to do upon completion of the course. It also describes the required classroom hours, lab hours, clinic or coop hours and indicates if a prerequisite/co-requisite is needed.


Credit hour Courses taken in college are measured in terms of credit hours. To earn one credit hour, a student must attend a class for one classroom hour (usually 50 minutes) per week for the whole semester (usually 16 weeks). Classes are offered in 1 - 5 credit hour increments, and sometimes in larger amounts. In classes with labs, clinicals, practicums, internships, or externships, the credit hours may not be equal to the hours attended. For example, two lab hours are equal to one credit hour. Certification Crosswalk Ivy Tech acknowledges certification credentials by providing a “certification crosswalk.” This means that certifications also may qualify for college credit. Curriculum Set of courses constituting an area of specialization Distance Education Online courses, one- and two-way video courses Elective A course that is not required in a specific program Full-time Twelve or more credit hours per semester Good academic standing The status of a student who has met or exceeded the requirements specified in college policy (2.0 GPA or above) and completion of at least 67 percent of attempted courses. A student must be in good academic standing to be eligible for financial assistance. Half-time Six credit hours per semester (usually two classes) Hybrid class Combines face-to-face classroom instruction with computer-based, online learning. It’s the same amount of work, just less time in a face-to-face classroom. This allows for more flexible scheduling, while maintaining the face-to-face contact with the instructor that is typical of traditional education. Limited enrollment programs (aka competitive programs) Admittance to these programs is selective based on prerequisites that must be met prior to acceptance in the programs (i.e. nursing). Major (aka concentration) A term for student’s concentrated field of study Open Enrollment (Corporate College) Non-credit short-term open enrollment course provides professional development to acquire workplace skills. Continuing Educational Units (CEUs) are available through short-term courses for professionals to maintain their professional credentials. Peer tutoring Available to students enrolled in general education classes. Contact the LRC for more information.

Student I.D. # (aka “C” number) A personal identification number assigned to each Ivy Tech student (i.e. C02314567) Syllabus The course outline supplemented with details of the class, including grading criteria, a calendar of activities and assignments, and the professor’s contact information Transcript A student’s official academic record maintained by the registrar’s office. It shows all academic work attempted and grades earned, as well as transfer credits accepted. Transfer credit Credit from coursework taken at a previous college or university which is accepted toward a degree requirement at Ivy Tech Community College Withdraw If a student is unable to complete a course after the last day for a refund, the student must withdraw from the course or risk receiving a grade of “F.” The required form must be taken to the registrar’s office prior to the deadline to finalize the process.

Money talk Sometimes applying for financial aid, filling out applications and understanding the world of financial aid can make your eyes glaze over. Here are some translations to help you get through it. DD214 Military discharge papers FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Apply online at Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) A federal financial aid program that allows students to work on campus Intent to Borrow Loan application Dropped Taken out of classes, either by the student or the college prior to the end of the refund period Fee bill Bill resulting from registering for classes Fees Course-related cost to attend college Grant Financial assistance that does not require repayment Loan Financial assistance that requires repayment Title IV Student financial assistance programs authorized by Title IV of the Federal Higher Education Act of 1965 include: Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) Federal Work-Study (FWS) and Federal Direct Student Loans VA Veterans Assistance, see admissions office

Prerequisite A course that must be taken prior to enrollment in another course School One of nine academic units within the college that include: • • • • • • • • •

School of Applied Science and Engineering Technology School of Business School of Education School of Fine Arts and Design School of Health Sciences School of Liberal Arts and Sciences School of Nursing School of Public and Social Services School of Technology



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[Complete your free FAFSA online at] Scholarship Free money awarded to qualifying applicants. Apply online by logging into Campus Connect at Click on the Scholarship Manager under MY IVY TECH, FINANCIAL AID LINKS ALL students who apply for Ivy Tech scholarships are required to complete the FAFSA. Many scholarships are awarded by the college, but don’t stop your search for scholarships there. There are many Web sites that point you to literally hundreds of scholarship opportunities. Apply early for scholarships! Grants Grants are gift-aid and do not require repayment. A Pell Grant is an example. This award is based on financial need. Loans Unlike gift-aid such as scholarships or grants, loans must be repaid. work-study For those who qualify, combining work and study can be an option for education funding. For all types of work-study employment, you must work a specific number of hours per week and be paid biweekly. Ideally, your employment will be in the area related to your degree or certificate program. Stop b4u drop! Should you decide that you need to drop a course, please make sure you officially withdraw from the course via Campus Connect or in person at the record’s office. Until you do this, the course will still be on your record, and you will receive a grade. There are some things you should know before you make your decision: •

Dropping below full-time status — 12 credit-hours or more. Check to learn if dropping below full-time status will affect your financial aid status as an international student or affect your health insurance coverage if you are on your parents’ plan.

Ask your advisor. How will dropping a class affect my academic progress?

Ask financial aid. How will this affect my financial aid?

Know the deadlines. Deadline dates are published on Campus Connect, in the Kaleidoscope and at the offices of records and financial aid. The last day to withdraw is at 75 percent of the semester.

Know the refund dates. Like the deadline to withdraw, these dates are posted on Campus Connect, in the Kaleidoscope, and at the offices of financial aid and records and business offices.

Incomplete option. If there are extenuating circumstances that make it impossible to complete your course work during the formal semester, check with your instructor to see if you can take an incomplete for the grade. If an incomplete is granted, you will have 30 days after the beginning of the new semester to complete the course work. Failure to complete within that period of time will result in probable failure of the course. All courses are not subject to incompletes — it is at the instructor’s discretion.

Free fafsa application Apply online, at You will need your tax forms, social security number, driver’s license number (if you have one) and statements of income not taxed, like Social Security, TANF and Veteran’s benefits, to complete the application. Financial aid staff Kokomo 765-459-0561 or toll free 800-459-0561, or Regional Director Anjanetta Polk | ext. 243 Financial Aid Advisors Treva Pugh | ext. 244 Dara Johnson | ext. 240 Chad Lewis | ext. 241 Clerk Anita Smith | ext. 231 Logansport 574-753-5101 or toll free 866-753-5102, or Associate Director Brenda Hamilton | ext. 2173 Financial Aid Advisor Lori Lange | ext. 2175 Peru 765-473-7281 Associate Director Wendell Brown | ext. 317 Wabash 260-563-8828 Associate Director Wendell Brown | ext. 301


earn college credit by exam

[College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)]

Want to earn college credit without: • the expense of textbooks • sitting through 16 weeks of class for knowledge you already have • paying tuition? Consider CLEP, a program designed for those who already have college-level knowledge in a number of subjects. Earn college credit for a qualifying score on any of our 34 CLEP exams. Who should consider CLEP? • High school juniors or seniors who are in AP classes • High school juniors or seniors who earn A’s in subject areas listed • Recent high school graduates who excelled in and have the subject matter still fresh in their mind • Those who have extensive knowledge in the subject areas listed What are the advantages? • Saves time! Moves students toward completion of their degree/technical certificate at a much faster pace. • Saves money! Cost is only $97 per exam — ­ a fraction of the cost of tuition. • Makes college more interesting. Skip general introductory courses and move on to more advanced classes, or explore new and challenging academic areas.

CLEP TITLE Ivy Tech Course/Cr. American Government POLS 101/3 American Literature ENGL 222 & ENGL 223/6 Biology BIOL 101/3 Calculus MATH 211/4 Chemistry CHEM 101 & CHEM 102/6 CHEM 111/4 College Mathematics MATH 118/3 Educational Psychology PSYC 242/3 College Composition ENGL 111/3 English Literature ENGL 224 & ENGL 225/6 Financial Accounting ACCT 101/3 French (Level 1) FREN 101 & FREN 102/8 French (Level 2) FREN 101,102, 201& 202/16 German (Level 1) Humanities Credit/6 German (Level 2) Humanities Credit/12 History of the U.S. I: Early Colonization to 1877 HIST 101/3 History of the U.S. II: 1865 to Present HIST 102/3


• Graduate on time. CLEP can help you to the finish line if you’re a few credits shy of graduation. • For those who desire to transfer, many universities accept CLEP. We strongly urge students to consult with their intended transfer institution for verification. What are the risks and disadvantages? • Cost is $97 per exam. If a student doesn’t meet the minimum required score, they would still incur the regular tuition rate/fees to take the class. • Financial aid will not pay for CLEP exam fees. • If a student does not pass an exam, he or she may not repeat the exam within six months of the original testing date. • Students who have failed a course cannot take the CLEP exam equivalent. • Some universities do not accept CLEP credit as transfer credit.

Save time. Save money. Take CLEP. If you are confident in your aptitude in subject areas listed below, you can move quickly and confidently through your degree! Visit the CLEP Web site at for additional details. Retrieve an exam overview by selecting an exam title at To register or for more information, contact Sarah Martin at, or 800-459-0561, ext. 509.

CLEP TITLE Ivy Tech Course/Cr. Human Growth & Dev PSYC 201/3 Humanities HUMA 201 & 202/6 Information Systems & Computer Application CINS 102/3 Introductory Business Law BUSN 102/3 Introductory Psychology PSYC 101/3 Introductory Sociology SOCI 111/3 Precalculus MATH 133 & MATH 134/6 MATH 131 & MATH 132/6 MATH 136 & MATH 137/6 Principles of Accounting ACCT 101/3 Principles of Macroecon ECON 201/3 Principles of Management BUSN 105/3 Principles of Marketing MKTG 101/3 Principles of Microecon ECON 202/3 Spanish (Level 1) SPAN 101 & 102/8 Spanish (Level 2) SPAN 101, 102, 201 & 202/16 Trigonometry MATH 134/3

Get credit for what you already know! [Dantes Subject Standardized Test®] It’s your life. Take credit for it! The DSST® Program is a nationally-recognized testing program that gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom. You gain knowledge from your job, from reading and from special interests you may pursue. College credits are available in 25 unique subjects. Disciplines include business, humanities, mathematics, physical science, and more. From personal accounting to public speaking, from your health to law enforcement or ethics, there’s likely a DSST subject you already know well. Whether you’re looking to start a new career or advance in your current job, a few more academic credits can make a big difference. And because you’re on your way to a college degree, the extra credits you earn through DSST will free you up to focus your time and energy on the courses you want to take. Combine DSST with other prior learning assessment DSST is an effective method to provide your college with evidence of prior learning. In fact, the 25 exams available at a competitive fee compliment other credit-by-exam programs such as CLEP by helping you accelerate your path to degree completion ­— saving you the time it takes to sit through a course, as well as the extra money spent on tuition and textbooks.

3. Download a fact sheet with recommended study material available for free in addition to a list of approved study materials by test preparation companies: 4. Take the exam. It takes 90 minutes or less to complete a DSST exam. The exam fee is $100. Benefits • Earning credit for previously learned knowledge • Reaching career goals by furthering your education without taking time off from work to be a full-time student • Gaining confidence performing at a college level • Improving chances for college or university admission • Maximizing tuition assistance to enroll in more advancedlevel courses • Making up missed courses • Reducing time spent in classroom when outside responsibilities prevent you from attending regularly scheduled classes • Graduating in less time Visit the DSST Web site at To register or for more information, contact Sarah Martin at or 800-459-0561, ext. 509.

Follow these steps to accelerate your degree 1. Choose which exams are relevant to the degree you are pursuing or the experience you’ve had. 2. Contact us to learn about our credit-awarding policy.

Imagine cutting months off your degree completion requirements in practically no time at all. ...Or checking off a few elective credits in just one weekend. DSST TITLE Ivy Tech Course/Cr. Art of Western World ARTH 101/3 Astronomy ASTR 101/3 Business Law II BUSN 102/3 Criminal Justice CRIM 105/3 Environment & Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet BIOL 220/3 Ethics in America PHIL 102/3 General Anthropology ANTH 154/3 Human Resource Mgmt BUSN 202/3 Intro to Business BUSN 101/3 Intro to Computing CINS 102/3 Intro to Law Enforcement CRIM 118/3 Intro to World Religions Humanities Credit/3 Lifespan Dev. Psych PSYC 201/3

DSST TITLE Ivy Tech Course/Cr. Mgmt Information Systems CINS 114/3 Organizational Behavior BUSN 208/3 Personal Finance ACCT 109 or BUSN 108/3 HR Mgmt BUSN 202/3 Principles of Finance ACCT 212 or BUSN 210/3 Prin of Financial Accounting ACCT 101/3 Prin of Physical Science SCIN 111/3 Prin of Public Speaking COMM 101/3 Principles of Statistics MATH 115/3 Principles of Supervision OPMT 102/3 Technical Writing ENGL 211/3


the truth about gen ed classes

by Josh Rockey, program chair, associate professor, communication

As assistant professor of communication at Ivy Tech Community College, I have the pleasure of teaching everyone’s favorite course — public speaking! The truth is that very few people look forward to taking a public speaking class. Students commonly express a sentiment such as, “Why do I have to take this class? I don’t want to be a speaker. I want to be a [insert career field]. This class won’t help me at all.” Fortunately, I happen to know that I am in good company as many students say the same thing about their history, sociology, political science, psychology, philosophy, and English classes. The answer to these grumblings is actually fairly simple. Ivy Tech’s mandate as a community college, and that of any institution conferring associate and baccalaureate degrees, is to equip students with more than just job-related skills. It requires us to produce graduates who can be more productive and accomplished members of society, both as workers and as citizens. John George Kemeny, a scholar and former President of Dartmouth College, spoke regularly to his students about how the fundamental socioeconomic fabric of our country has changed since the founding of the United States. He would point out that America began as an agrarian society. People primarily worked their land, raising crops and livestock, which could be accomplished in isolation with very little interaction with or dependence on anyone else. During the 21st Century, however, America became the leading industrial power in the world. Kemeny noted that the industrial strength that has led the charge toward prosperity in the United States also has caused our economic and cultural reality to become increasingly interconnected and complex. It’s not difficult for us to see the wisdom in Kemeny’s message. The real question is: What can we, as individuals in the Kokomo area, do to prepare ourselves to be productive in this new reality? What can we do to add to our value as workers in this new global era? The answer: Expand our world. We are not an island. Things that go on in the world around us have an effect on things right here at home. Businesses relocating to other states or countries, foreign investment in companies within our community, the price of oil in the

Middle East, the burgeoning agricultural industries in Brazil and China…things that happen all over the world affect life in our own backyard. An education grounded in the liberal arts tradition (which includes public speaking, history, and many of the other classes mentioned before) gives graduates earning an associate or baccalaureate degree the broad perspective to more effectively understand these events and relate their effects to their community. The reality is that the roles of “working professional” and “citizen of the world” are not as easily separated as we like to think. Given the current economic woes of the area, the connection between economic health and other factors such as the political and cultural health of a community would seem selfevident. As if the fact that we live in a globalized economy wasn’t enough, the truth is that principles and theories students learn in courses like public speaking and interpersonal communication are applicable to nearly every possible career — not to mention everyday life. It’s a fact that communication skills are one of the most sought-after traits employers look for in prospective employees. A liberal arts education prepares students to better operate within the workforce, but they also make for a better community and nation. Learning about the intricacies of a democracy, the workings of the human brain, and the ethical considerations that should guide the decisions we make only serve to make us better, more informed and involved citizens. Ivy Tech still offers degrees and certificates geared toward technical/vocational proficiencies that require very little liberal arts training, if any at all, and we are very proud of the quality of the students and faculty in those technical programs. Those programs are designed to get students the specific job-related skills they need to be successful and get them back into the workforce in a hurry. Students pursuing a more advanced degree, however, would be well served to view the liberal arts requirements of the degree as an opportunity to espouse a more expansive worldview. More and more, the working world that students will enter will require exactly that!

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[viewing all of your options] Ivy Tech has a diverse population of students with a wide range of goals. To better assist you with meeting your needs, we want you to view the entire picture — know all of your options at Ivy Tech.

Many students know their plan is to complete a two-year degree program (see academic options beginning on page 13) and move right into the workforce. Others come to Ivy Tech to jump-start a bachelor’s degree by saving literally thousands of dollars on tuition while earning credit that will transfer to a four-year university. Some look at short-term options and want a more vocational approach to learning. Whatever your needs to reach your professional goals, Ivy Tech is your partner in reaching them! On the next several pages you will get a 360o perspective of the options we can provide you.


Here are a few examples of high-demand training options: The Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification shows you have knowledge in four critical areas: Safety, Quality, Manufacturing Processes and Maintenance that prepare you for the advanced manufacturing jobs of the future. If you are looking for shorter-term options, Ivy Tech Corporate College may be the path for you. Training through Corporate College, a division of Ivy Tech Community College, can be anywhere from six weeks to six months, face-to-face, or online, depending on the program. Corporate College provides training that is addressing the need for skilled workers, especially in the manufacturing sector. It offers training that is changing the workforce from a show-me approach, to a problem-solving and continuousimprovement approach! Areas of training • Computers & IT • Healthcare • Hospitality/Tourism • Manufacturing & Industrial Technology • Quality • Safety • Sales & Business • Supervision/Management • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics • Workforce Readiness Short-term training results in a vocational credential, industry certification, or can lead to a two-year degree. Many students who complete training programs through Corporate College ‘crosswalk’ to academic programs, going on to earn associate and associate of applied science degrees. The certifications students earn through Corporate College translate to earned college credit that can be applied toward a degree program. See a Corporate College advisor for details.

The Green Production Module (GPM) certification is a complement to most any job. Proving skill in environmental controls, sustainability, and according to the instructor, Jeremy Pattee, “it is the greening of all jobs.” Computer Numerical Control (CNC) certifies the operator in both lathe and milling techniques. The demand for CNC operators is increasing; even the “mom and pop shops” have a CNC machine tucked away in their processes just to compete. Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) is a skill set that has marketability anywhere there is something that is being transported. Warehouses, trucking companies, parts being shipped in, distributed throughout the process, and finally out the door. The advanced manufacturing skills these trainings provide are necessary, portable, and nationally recognized. Several other training options are available. Call a Corporate College advisor, or visit to learn more. certification Ivy Tech offers nationally recognized certifications that can enhance your career path or validate your existing skills in fields like healthcare, business, manufacturing and information technology. Adding a certification to your current qualifications can make you a more valuable and confident employee. Training and testing are available in a variety of fields including: • • • • •

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Insurance Microsoft© Certified Professional (MCP) and more!

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“Starting out with short-term training gave me the chance to build my confidence in the classroom. Shortly after finishing my Corporate College training, I moved right into the technology program and graduated with an associate degree!� — Randy DeSpain, AAS '10

A valued option If you have researched job needs of the future, including wages and pathways to prepare for these jobs, and if you are thinking about training opportunities to get a better job and to provide a better life for yourself and your family, non-credit programs through Ivy Tech Corporate College are a valued option. Training today through the Corporate College can provide skills to obtain entry-level jobs in a short period of time while providing a pathway for further education. We know that adult learners have many responsibilities, need to be in the workforce, want or need to gain better employment skills on a short-term basis, and want options to build on training experiences that lead to on-going opportunities. If you are considering expanding your workforce skills to match in-demand jobs while developing pathways that continue to build your resume once you enter

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the workforce, there are options through Ivy Tech Corporate College to achieve your educational goals. Exploring Corporate College training/certification programs as part of your educational options will help you make the decision that is right for you. Classes start at varying times, unlike degree programs that run on a semester basis. It is best to meet with a Corporate College advisor to get the most up-to-date schedule of start times. Corporate College training is not financial aid eligible; however, funding options may be available to those who qualify. Call 800-459-0561 today to find out how Ivy Tech Corporate College can close the skill gap for you! Visit Ivy Tech Corporate College on the Web at:

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School of Applied Science & Engineering Technology In your region, programs include: Agriculture [AS, AAS] Indiana’s agriculture industry is high-growth and high-tech. Changes in the business of agriculture and technologies used have tremendous potential for our economy, the environment — and your future. The agriculture AAS degree at Ivy Tech offers training that agribusiness employers value with 15 agriculture courses in these focused areas: ag business management, ag equipment management, crop production. Students will gain hands-on experience and knowledge through classroom, laboratory and field trip activities in a smallclass-size environment with instructors who have extensive industry experience in agricultural disciplines. A supervised agriculture internship is required, allowing students to apply concepts learned in the classroom. The agriculture AS degree at Ivy Tech provides students with a strong foundation of agriculture, math, science and general education courses. Coursework will prepare students to transfer into one of the many agriculture BS degree programs in the College of Agriculture at Purdue University, including preveterinary studies. Sample careers in this field: farm management, sales representative, crop services technician, precision agriculture technician Contact Kokomo | Jennifer Vandeburg, program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 716 | ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY [AS] Do you like to work with your hands? Do you like technology? Do you want to know how things work, such as computers, robots and other machines, and the materials it takes to build them? If so, then the Engineering Technology degree may be just for you. The Engineering Technology program will educate skilled technicians who will work with engineers and other technicians to design, implement, and support engineering processes. Students will develop basic and advanced skills appropriate to the application of science, technology, engineering, and math that will enable graduates to enter the workforce and/or transfer to a four-year engineering technology program. Graduates can continue their education at Purdue University Statewide programs. For salary ranges in your area, visit or

Sample careers in this field: process designer, process technician, product designer, research associate Contact Kokomo | Robert Sovacool, program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 518

School of business In your region, programs include: ACCOUNTING [AS, AAS, TC, CT] The accounting program develops an understanding of accounting principles, business law, communications, business equipment and related areas of study in the field. You also will gain instruction in computerized accounting systems. Technical skills in financial accounting, cost accounting and tax preparation are emphasized. The program develops critical thinking skills and an understanding of the systematic process used to identify, report, and analyze business transactions for use in decision making. Sample careers in this field: bookkeeper, payroll clerk, junior accountant, staff accountant CONTACT Kokomo | Steve Groves, program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 395 | Logansport | Heidi Metzger, business faculty 866-753-5102, ext. 2242 | BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [AS, AAS, TC, CT] Whether your career goal is to start your own business, to advance your career in an existing business, or to continue your education at a four-year institution, the business administration program can be a stepping stone on your path to success. The program provides outstanding career opportunities by giving you new job skills or by improving the ones you already possess. Sample careers in this field: sales assistant, first-line manager, human resources, marketing, real estate, restaurant assistant manager. CONTACT Kokomo | Jim Fitzgerald, program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 396 | Logansport | Heidi Metzger, business faculty 866-753-5102, ext. 2242 |

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COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS [AS, AAS, TC, CT] Get the knowledge you need to meet today’s business requirements in the computer world. The computer information systems curriculum is designed to provide a flexible and comprehensive education. You will be instructed in both theoretical concepts and practical applications. You also will become familiar with programming languages, operating systems, database management systems, and Web design, as well as application programming concepts and practices.

certification exams, including: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. CONTACT Kokomo | Phylliss Harris, program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 373 | Logansport | Barb McFarland, faculty 866-753-5102, ext. 2262 |

School of education

Courses within the curriculum prepare students for professional certification, including: CIW Foundations, Java, CIW Site Designer, and Visual Basic.

In your region, programs include:

Sample careers in this field: computer programmer, information manager, Web site manager

The early childhood education program focuses on early child growth and development including adult-child relationships. Emphasis is placed on the development of skills and techniques for providing appropriate environments and care for young children. Instruction is provided in the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive areas of early childhood. You will develop competencies through classroom instruction, observation, and participation in early education and care settings.

CONTACT Kokomo | Lou Ann Stroup, program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 397 | Logansport | Christine Stiles, instructor 866-753-5102, ext. 2261 | COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY [AS, AAS, TC, CT] Information technology careers are in abundance and the computer information technology program will prepare you to get the career you want. You will develop skills in network management, network security, computer hardware support and operating system administration. You will be prepared to provide technical support to computer users, including hardware, network and operating system support. Courses within the curriculum prepare students for professional certification exams, including: CompTIA: Network +, Linux +, Security +, A+ Essentials, A+ Practical Application, CISCO CCENT, and a number of Microsoft certifications. Sample careers in this field: computer support specialist, networking, desktop/help desk technician, computer operator, information technology analyst CONTACT Kokomo | Dennis Gordon, program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 394 | Wabash | Jerry Perkins, faculty 260-563-8828, ext. 386 | OFFICE ADMINISTRATION [AS, AAS, TC, CT] As the business office relies increasingly on technology, companies need a well-trained, take-charge person to ensure that daily tasks are handled quickly and efficiently. In Ivy Tech’s office administration program, you’ll learn the technical and interpersonal skills that will make you a key player in dayto-day operations. Not only will you cover basics of word processing, spreadsheets and databases, but you’ll also study more advanced areas such as desktop publishing, developing skills that will move you to the top of a company’s must-hire list. Programs are tailored for beginning, intermediate and advanced skill levels. Sample careers in this field: administrative assistant, first-line manager, legal secretary, and software application specialist Courses within the curriculum prepare students for professional

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Early Childhood Education [AS, AAS, TC, CT]

Sample careers in this field: center director, family childcare provider, preschool teacher, resource and referral services, paraprofessional, family life education, child development specialist Articulation transfer opportunities are available with the public four-year universities in Indiana. Additional opportunities for courses and program transfer also are available. Those interested in transferring should contact the program chair or verify transferability with the receiving institution. Contact Kokomo | Jane Hildenbrand, program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 423 | Logansport | Jane Horner, faculty 866-753-5102, ext. 2167 | education [AS] With an associate degree in education, you will acquire knowledge of the teaching profession and a strong background in general education subjects required of teachers. Sample careers include: proficiency exam evaluator, substitute teacher, or teacher’s aide. Completion of Ivy Tech Community College’s Associate of Science degree prepares a student to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program with confidence. By completing a core of foundational education courses, general education requirements, and courses in educational professionalism, a student will be ready to enter a baccalaureate degree program as a junior. With a bachelor’s degree, a student can seek licensure for teaching in the public school system. Articulation

transfer opportunities are available with the public fouryear universities in Indiana. Those interested should verify transferability with the receiving institution. Contact Kokomo | Jerry Miller, program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 305 | Logansport | Nancy Smith, faculty 866-753-5102, ext. 2265 |

School of fine arts and design In your region, programs include: VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS [AAS] Visual communication students are provided with all the skills necessary to work in the design industry. You will develop advanced skills and knowledge in your particular field of interest. The program prepares you for the working world by developing real-world internship and design exhibit opportunities. You also will develop a professional print and media portfolio that will be critiqued by local industry representatives. You will take part in mock interviews with these representatives and receive important feedback on what it takes to get a job in this field. Sample careers in this field: web master, graphic designer, camera operator, production assistant CONTACT Kokomo | Kyle Wiley, program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 440 |

School of health sciences In your region, programs include: Dental Assisting [TC] The dental assistant is an integral part of the dental health care team. Dental assistants prepare a patient for an exam, pass instruments to the doctor, prepare dental materials, expose and develop X-rays, teach preventative dental care and sterilize instruments. You could be instrumental in helping patients be less anxious about having dental check-ups. You also could help children understand why brushing their teeth is important. Contact Kokomo | Kristy Riddick, program chair 800-457-0858, ext. 104 | HEALTH CARE SUPPORT [AAS, CT] The health care support program offers exciting opportunities for people who are considering entry into the health care field, as well as to current health care providers who want additional credentials or an Associate of Applied Science degree to complement their current skills. The program allows students to complete personal goals for attaining credentials required or preferred by employers in nearly all health care sectors - hospitals, long term care centers, physician practices, home care, and community services. Students also may complete the AAS degree, which offers courses relevant to many other health care professions, as well. Sample careers in this field: insurance specialists, phlebotomists, emergency medical technicians (EMT), For salary ranges in your area, visit or

certified nursing assistants (CNA), medical administrative office specialists or electrocardiography technicians (ECG) CONTACT Kokomo | Lynn Taylor, program chair 800-457-0858, ext. 126 | MEDICAL ASSISTING [AAS, TC] Medical assistants are multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the public’s health and well-being, and requires mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills requiring both formal education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into the profession. Sample careers in this field: certified medical assistant (CMA(AAMA)) CONTACT Kokomo | Kathy Bunker, program chair 800-457-0858, ext. 105 | Kokomo | Steve Padgett, instructor 800-457-0858, ext. 123 | Logansport | Edie Srotyr, instructor 866-753-5102, ext. 2249 | Paramedic Science [AS] Does the idea of being an emergency first-responder make your heart beat a little faster? Are you an emergency medical technician who wants to get to the next level of emergency care and job opportunity? Then our paramedic science program may be for you. Through clinical and practical instruction as well as a field internship, you’ll be prepared to function in the uncontrolled environment of emergency medicine in the pre-hospital setting. Upon completion, you’ll qualify for state certification as an emergency medical technician-paramedic. Already a certified paramedic? Take just six general education courses and you’ll earn an Associate of Science degree that transfers into four-year degree programs. Sample careers in this field: emergency medical technician (EMT), paramedic Contact Kokomo | John Chalfin, program chair 800-457-0858, ext. 121 | Surgical Technology [AS] A career in surgical technology is very fast-paced and challenging. You may be able to hold a beating heart in your hand. You may be part of a team in the operating room that works on replacing a total hip or knee in the orthopedic rotation at your site. You will certainly hand many different instruments to the surgeon in the correct fashion and at the correct time. You will be the keeper of the sterile field. This is a very rewarding career in the health science field. It is not nursing; you do a very specific technical job and work under RNs and surgeons. Contact Kokomo | Jia Hardimon-Eddington, program chair 800-457-0858, ext. 107 |

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School of liberal arts and sciences In your region, programs include: GENERAL STUDIES [AGS] The general studies program focuses on students taking their first two years of college at Ivy Tech Community College and then transferring their credits to other colleges and universities, both in-state and out-of-state. General studies students complete a core of general education courses which include fundamentals of public speaking, English composition, exposition and persuasion, mathematics, and life and physical sciences. Also, students select from courses which include history, government and politics, psychology, sociology and philosophy. Articulation transfer opportunities are available with the public four-year universities in Indiana. Additional opportunities for courses and program transfer may be available. Those interested in transferring should contact the receiving institution to verify transferability. CONTACT Kokomo | Megan Burriss, administrative assistant 800-459-0561, ext. 458 | Logansport | Susan Eagan, administrative assistant 866-753-5102, ext. 2185 | LIBERAL ARTS [AA, AS] A Liberal Arts degree is among the most versatile and widely recognized degrees in the U.S. An Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts or an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts offers a student a broad base of knowledge and skills that emphasize inquiry, critical thinking, creativity and communication. An AA or an AS in Liberal Arts is a transfer degree that provides you with an opportunity to complete the first two years of study leading to a bachelor’s in liberal arts as well as many other professional degrees. Articulation agreements have been established with all the public, four-year universities in Indiana so that if you complete your associate degree, you may fulfill the requirements for a related bachelor’s degree in an additional two years of full-time study at the university. Additional opportunities for courses and program transfer may be available. Those interested in transferring should contact the receiving institution to verify transferability. CONTACT Kokomo Megan Burriss, administrative assistant 800-459-0561, ext. 458 |

Joshua Rockey, communication program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 437 | Ken Ferries, social and behavioral science program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 380 | Logansport Susan Eagan, administrative assistant 866-753-5102, ext. 2185 | PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION [AS] The professional communication program provides you with a rich background in the arts and sciences. Courses in the program equip you with problem solving skills, communication and writing abilities, and experience in communicating and designing texts using information technologies. Articulation transfer opportunities are available with the public four-year universities in Indiana. Additional opportunities for courses and program transfer may be available. Those interested in transferring should contact Program Chair Joshua Rockey or verify transferability with the receiving institution. CONTACT Kokomo Megan Burriss, administrative assistant 800-459-0561, ext. 458 | Joshua Rockey, program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 437 |

School of nursing In your region, programs include: NURSING [AS] The Associate of Science in Nursing program is designed to accommodate two groups of students: those who are entering a nursing program for the first time and those Licensed Practical Nurses or certified Paramedics seeking educational mobility to the associate degree level. As a graduate of the ASN Program, you will be eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN examination to become Registered Nurses. You may seek immediate employment as Nurses or choose to transfer your credits to a four-year institution offering a baccalaureate degree. The nursing program is a selective program. When you apply to the college, you will be accepted into the health care support nursing interest program while you complete the prerequisite requirements. The nursing program accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process.

Gayle Eikenberry, general studies/foreign language program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 377 |

CONTACT Kokomo | Marian Henry, dean 800-457-0858, ext. 103 |

Tom Ghering, humanities program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 428 |

Logansport | Tamera Ledbetter, department chair 866-753-5102, ext. 2264 |

Amy McCauley, English program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 383 |


Emily Getty, life and physical sciences program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 386 | Gretchen Jordan, mathematics program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 378 |

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The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is an integral part of the health care team. The practical nursing program leads to a technical certificate and can be completed in approximately

one year. The accredited program will prepare you to care for patients in a variety of health care settings, such as hospitals, convalescent centers, clinics, home care and physicians’ offices. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-PN to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. The practical nursing program is a selective program. When you apply to the college, you will be accepted into health care support nursing interest program while you complete the prerequisite requirements. The practical nursing program accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process.

necessary to obtain entry-level employment in a wide variety of social service settings. As human services paraprofessionals, graduates reach out to individuals, families and communities. Sample careers in this field: case management, community corrections, counseling, residential and behavioral technician, social services, victim’s advocate, volunteer coordinator Articulation transfer opportunities are available with the public four-year universities in Indiana. Additional opportunities for courses and program transfer also are available. Those interested in transferring should contact Program Chair Laura Hapner or verify transferability with the receiving institution.

CONTACT Kokomo | Marian Henry, dean 800-457-0858, ext. 103 |

Contact Kokomo | Laura Hapner, program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 393 |

Logansport | Tamera Ledbetter, department chair 866-753-5102, ext. 2264 |

Library Technical Assistant [AS]

Wabash | D. Starr McNally, program chair 260-563-8828, ext. 310 |

School of public and social services In your region, programs include: Criminal Justice [AS, AAS] If you are looking for an opportunity for public service in a challenging job that involves personal responsibility, you may find success in the criminal justice field. Knowledge of sociology, psychology, physical sciences, government and law is helpful in preparing for this career. Students can earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, and find careers as security guards, police officers, sheriff patrol officers, or correctional officers. Ivy Tech Community College’s Associate of Science degree in criminal justice prepares you to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice or criminology at a four-year institution. Sample careers in this field: federal criminal justice agency employees, school resource officer, police officer, criminal investigator, community corrections employees, or court security personnel Articulation transfer opportunities are available with the public four-year universities in Indiana. Additional opportunities for courses and program transfer also are available. Those interested in transferring should contact their program advisor or verify transferability with the receiving institution. Contact Kokomo | Michael Holsapple, program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 391 | Logansport | Rob Haywood, faculty 866-753-5102, ext. 2168 | Human Services [AS, AAS, CT] If you’re looking for a career that will allow you to help others, you may want to check out our human services program. It’s designed to provide meaningful training for students interested in working with people. The program emphasizes the personal attitudes, technical knowledge, and practical skills

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The library technical assistant program will give you an understanding of the history of libraries and the functions and roles of the different types of libraries. You will have an understanding of and be functionally proficient in: basic library technical services including ordering, processing, and copycataloging of the wide variety of materials found in libraries; library public support services including circulation, interlibrary loan, basic reference, and computer operations as they relate to library functions. As a library technical assistant, you might work under the supervision of librarians in circulation, technical processing, reference and audio-visual services. You also might assist librarians in the preparation and organization of materials and help patrons use the library. Sample careers in this field: education, library support, library technical assistant, research Articulation transfer opportunities are available with the public four-year universities in Indiana. Additional opportunities for courses and program transfer also are available. Those interested in transferring should contact their program advisor or verify transferability with the receiving institution. Contact Kokomo | Sally Vyain, School of Public and Social Services dean 800-459-0561, ext. 316 | Paralegal Studies [AS, AAS] If you like writing, researching and problem-solving, you’ll love a career as a paralegal. Our paralegal program provides students with the skills needed to handle legal research, legal correspondence, client interviews and trial exhibits. Courses are taught by attorneys or paralegals who are experienced in the subject matter and familiar with the important role paralegals play as members of the legal team. Sample careers in this field: legal secretary, paralegal Articulation transfer opportunities are available with the public four-year universities in Indiana. Additional opportunities for courses and program transfer also are available. Those interested in transferring should contact Program Chair Marianne Wilson or verify transferability with the receiving institution. Contact Kokomo | Marianne Wilson, program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 390 |

Public Safety [AAS, TC, CT]


The public safety program is designed to meet the ongoing needs of municipalities, businesses and industry. It encompasses certificate concentrations in fire prevention and investigation, fire services administration, driver/operator, and hazardous materials.

The Automotive Institute is a fast track into the work field as it is designed to prepare students to start their careers in new car dealerships and independent repair facilities working on newer high technology equipped vehicles in a professional work environment. This program will prepare students for entry level employment with companies that require training in electrical systems, engine performance, transmissions, brakes, steering and suspension systems, air conditioning systems, or engine repair. Students have the opportunity to receive industry certifications from industry partners within the courses themselves which may assist with employment opportunities. Students also are prepared to take industry standard certification exams from ASE. Students receive handson experience on up-to-date repair and diagnostic equipment that is currently used in the automotive field today.

Electives within the associate of applied science degree program also allow students to focus their studies on public administration or environmental health and safety. The program will develop both technical and managerial skills, general knowledge, critical thinking, and problem solving within these areas and will assist students in adapting to changes in the work environment and will promote successful advancement in a career. Courses within the curriculum prepare students for the following professional certifications: State/National Firefighter I and II and State Fire Officer Strategy & Tactics. Sample careers in this field: government administration, environmental health and safety technician, firefighter, hazardous material/chemical technician, safety director/technician Contact Kokomo | Paul Edwards, program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 746

School of technology In your region, programs include: Advanced Manufacturing [AAS, CT] The face of today’s manufacturing sector is changing rapidly, and these changes pose significant challenges as well as opportunities for students who desire to enter an evolving job market. The advanced manufacturing curriculum combines practical, hands-on skills with the theoretical techniques being applied in progressive industries around the country. Advanced manufacturing students will be exposed to a variety of courses in CNC programming, lean manufacturing, robotics, programmable logic controllers, manufacturing processes and industrial materials. Completion of the advanced manufacturing degree will prepare students for employment with companies that have implemented team-oriented design, production, quality and maintenance systems, in order to compete in a global environment. A unique aspect of the advanced manufacturing degree permits students to study Manufacturing Skill Standards Council materials which have been embedded into two ADMF credit courses. Upon completion of the courses, students may take the Production Technician Certification tests and receive MSSC certification. MSSC is an industry-led training assessment and certification system focused on the core skills needed by the nation’s workforce. Contact Kokomo | Ron Thibos, program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 560 | Logansport | Greg Spence, faculty 866-753-5102, ext. 2141 | Wabash | Thann Mughmaw, faculty 260-563-8828, ext. 308 |

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Students can attain a Technical Certificate (TC) in as little as one year by attending classes five (5) days a week for a total of thirty five (35) hours a week. Upon completion of the TC degree students are ready to enter the workforce but they also have the option of continuing on to achieve their Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in automotive technology which can transfer to other institutions for additional degrees. This program has been developed with local industry leaders to ensure students receive the skills that they need and is technology focused with math, reading, writing, and communication skills embedded into the course material. CONTACT Kokomo | Mike Erny, program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 701 | AUTOMOTIVE PROGRAM [AAS, TC, CT] The Automotive Technology program offers exciting careers and unlimited opportunities. Through the use of equipment used in the automotive industry today and ASE Master Certified instructors, students learn how to diagnose and repair today’s high-tech vehicles. This program will prepare students for entrylevel employment with companies that require training in areas such as; electrical systems, engine performance, transmissions, brakes, steering and suspension systems, air conditioning systems, and engine repair. Students are prepared to take industry standard certification exams from ASE. Students receive hands-on experience on up-to-date repair and diagnostic equipment that is currently used in the automotive field today. Computer usage and skills along with network communication diagnosis have become critical skills required to quickly and accurately diagnosis newer automobiles, hybrid and alternative fueled vehicles, and heavy diesel trucks. This is a “hands-on” training program that allows plenty of lab time to develop the skills needed to be successful in whichever emphasis of study the student chooses to go into. Through your choice of electives, you can choose the emphasis of study you would like to pursue. Sample careers in this field: service technicians, accessory part installers, parts counter persons, managers, shop owners, or service writers CONTACT Kokomo | Mike Erny, program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 701 |

Construction Technology [AAS, TC, CT] The construction technology program is devoted to the development of the skills necessary to compete in the construction industry. The AAS degree allows you to explore courses in residential and light carpentry, cabinetry, and electrical areas of the construction technology field. Students who pursue a degree in residential and light carpentry learn how to read blueprints, write specifications, and do material take off. They also learn how to layout and build the floor and wall systems, frame roofs, and finish both interior and exterior construction. Remodeling houses is another area where graduates can find jobs. The electrical degree prepares students in basic electrical theory in both commercial and residential wiring. Analysis and diagnosis of circuits, wire pulling, switch installation, and metering devise usage also are included. Training also is available in furniture design, layout and building kitchen cabinets, and CNC (ShopBot). Contact Kokomo | Randall Gardner, program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 558 | Design Technology [AAS, TC] Look around your surroundings and consider the opportunities. Consider your favorite hobbies, toys, and necessities. It all had to be designed. Do you want to know the secrets of good design? The design technology program will show you how you can become a valuable member of a process engineering team. You’ll learn how to design solutions for modifying new or existing buildings, develop innovative commercial products, create compelling animations and technical brochures, and carve complex machine parts from simple blocks of wood. You’ll be on your way to an exciting career in an in-demand field. Sample careers in this field: Designer, CADD technician, engineering support Contact Kokomo | Daniel Ward II, program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 555 | Heating, ventilation and air conditioning Technology [AAS, TC, CT] If you enjoy working on motors and equipment and have an interest in physics, math and electricity —coupled with an interest in “how things work” — the HVAC/R field could be the career for you!

certification ESCO exams including: air conditioning (EPA 608), gas heat/electric heat, and electrical. Technicians may choose one of the following paths of interest in the field of HVAC/R: installation, service, design, sales, training, and/or product development. The two-year AAS degree transfers to any number of universities. Ivy Tech has been a leader in the training of HVAC/R personnel — recently receiving a four-year accreditation from the ESCO Institute. Further, the college was granted the ability to award the prestigious HVAC Excellence certifications. Ivy Tech is the only institution in the state that offers these certifications. Contact Kokomo | Randall Gardner, program chair 800-459-056, ext. 558 | Industrial Technology [AAS, TC, CT] The industrial technology program provides students with a blend of industrial and manufacturing theory mixed with the practical, hands-on experiences necessary to prepare for today’s ever-changing industrial environment. The Industrial Technology degree program provides a flexible environment which allows students to focus their learning on a variety of disciplines such as basic machining & CNC machining, industrial maintenance, commercial/industrial electrical applications, and welding technology. Our industrial labs are equipped with modern equipment, permitting students to develop their industrial skills in programmable logic controllers (PLC) application, industrial robotics and integration, motor and motor control, and industrial/commercial wiring. Our machining and CNC lab contains state-of-the-art turning and milling centers along with a modern software-based

programming classroom. Our welding technology students will find a well-equipped facility that supports SMAW, MIG, TIG, fabrication, pipe welding and a variety of AWS certification opportunities. In today’s marketplace, students need to develop technical skills in order to compete for rewarding and well-paid occupations in manufacturing and service industries. Completion of our Industrial Technology degree will help achieve that rewarding goal. Contact Kokomo | Ron Thibos, program chair 800-459-0561, ext. 560 | Logansport | Greg Spence, faculty 866-753-5102, ext. 2141 | Wabash | Thann Mughmaw, faculty 260-563-8828, ext. 308 |

HVAC/R technicians work for companies that specialize in installing and maintaining heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Some may work directly for businesses with a large system or many buildings to maintain. They earn high salaries with two years of training. The job outlook in North Central Indiana is very promising. HVAC/R technicians install heating, air-conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration systems with a variety of tools, including testing devices, hand tools, welding equipment, and many specialized diagnostic tools. They adjust system controls and test the performance of the entire system using these tools and meters. Courses in the HVAC program prepare students for professional

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Things to do

[Office of Student Life and Development] The Office of Student Life and Development provides students with several opportunities to get involved on campus through participation in a number of organizations. Beyond student organizations, another innovative and popular student activity is our Mystery Trips. Mystery Trips provide a variety of adventures that include everything from cultural exhibits and plays to visits to the baseball diamond or football field. As its name implies, though, students don’t know where they’re going until the Mystery Bus arrives at its destination. By participating, students truly make a leap of faith — a leap that many end up repeating over and over again. As you’ll learn, Ivy Tech isn’t just about textbooks, lectures and exams — it’s also about leadership, having fun and meeting new people. ag club Ivy Tech’s Postsecondary Agriculture Student chapter is part of the national student organization, PAS. The club’s goals are to learn about agriculture, especially career development skills, to engage in service projects, and to have fun! Bowling league The Ivy Tech bowling league is made up of students of all skill levels and abilities. The league is ten weeks in length and offers safe and friendly fun. Business Administration Student Organization [BASO] The primary purpose of BASO is to provide an environment for Ivy Tech students and prospective business majors to network and learn outside of the traditional classroom. The goal is to have socials and other events that bring in business professionals to speak to the organization members. This type of forum will give students exposure to potential employers and the skills they are looking for in employees. Students from all programs are encouraged to join. Community Constructors Community Constructors is a student organization committed to helping local families in need by assisting in building and construction projects. The idea for the group was born out of the spring break trips to the Gulf Coast in which students helped to rebuild following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina. Diversity Student Union This organization aims at promoting multiculturalism in education and social matters among students, faculty and staff. It strives to provide opportunities for social interaction among minority students, faculty and staff. The organization provides educational programs that are relevant to the minority community with the purpose of enhancing the knowledge of cultural values and ethnic beliefs. Fitness classes The fitness classes are fun, low-pressure and comfortable for both beginners and seasoned exercisers. Classes are FREE to all students. Human Services Student Organization [HSSO] This group is for students interested in social service. The group engages in service activities, including forming a team for “Take Back the Night,” fundraising, sponsoring several children at Christmas and providing gifts for them, and holding food drives for the Kokomo Urban Outreach “Buddy Bag” program among many others. This organization gives students the opportunity to not only serve, but to learn about the needs of the community. It also provides networking opportunities for potential internship sites and jobs.

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Phi Theta Kappa [PTK] Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges. Its purpose is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service skills, but another benefit is that it is an exciting opportunity to meet new, like-minded friends and embark on a variety of adventures. You must have accumulated 12 degree credit hours and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher to be invited to join Phi Theta Kappa. Stars and Stripes Student Organization Stars and Stripes Student Organization is a patriotic club that is open to all students. The organization provides support for our U.S. military and their families through a variety of activities including holiday care packages, Operation Cookie Dough, patriotic ceremonies, food drives and veteran recognition. The group hosts a number of fundraisers to support their activities, including a dinner theatre and several bake sales. They meet monthly at the Kokomo and Logansport campuses. Student Government Association [SGA] The Student Government Association was established to promote college spirit and improve the quality of student life on the Kokomo, Logansport, Peru and Wabash campuses. Meetings take place in a relaxed environment and are fun, friendly and productive. For more details, contact the SGA advisor on your campus. student leadership academy [SLA] The Student Leadership Academy is designed to promote student’s personal development as they move to greater responsibilities and leadership roles at college and in their lives. Applications are available through your academic advisor. Tec Squad Ivy TEC Squad is the newest technology group at the college. TEC Squad's goal is to foster a technologically innovative dynamic learning environment at the Wabash Campus. Students will learn in a fun and creative way the latest technology and keep up-to-date with what is new. Members also will be reaching out to our community on projects. Ivy TEC Squad wants to develop a creative learning environment where members can share knowledge, participate in community activities and become strong in their field.

Places to go Even locations of different buildings and departments can be a mystery. Here are some places to go­— once you learn what and where they are! Academic Advising Center (AAC) Ivy Tech is invested in your success. Visit the Academic Advising Center, 2nd floor of the student affairs building. The center offers assistance with all aspects of your academic success, especially in the first few semesters of your college career. Life doesn’t stop when you enter college, so anticipate an occasional bump in the road to success. The staff in the center will make every effort to smooth your path whenever possible. ASA Lab Located on the Kokomo main campus and the Wabash campus. These labs are designed specifically for students in Academic Skills Advancement courses such as ENGL 083. Tutors and computers are available at no charge.

Open Labs In various locations on each campus or site the college provides computer labs for use by Ivy Tech students at no charge. Hours vary at each campus or site. Ask the front desk receptionist for a listing of open labs at the campus near you. You do not have to use only the labs at the campus where you attend; you may use any open lab at any Ivy Tech campus. Region 5 Internal term used to reference Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Region, which includes campuses in Kokomo, Logansport, Peru and Wabash, and instructional sites in Rochester and Tipton. Student Commons Area designated for students to relax, study, or enjoy a refreshment. It’s a great place for you to meet in a study group!

KHDC is a dated reference to the health sciences facility located at 700 E. Firmin St., Kokomo. Health sciences occupies the entire east half of the Inventrek building.

Campus Connection Bookstore is located on the Kokomo, Logansport, and Wabash campuses. In addition to textbooks and school supplies, the bookstore carries cool Ivy Tech T-shirts and sweatshirts and even laptop computers and bookbags! Hours vary so you will need to call or visit our Web site at and click on Bookstore.

Kokomo Region Correct term used to refer to the counties that are served by the region including Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, Tipton and Wabash, and some of Pulaski County, too.

Fitness Center Stay in shape before, between or after class in the new fitness center on the Logansport campus. There is no charge to use the fitness center.

LRC Library or Learning Resource Center. This facility is where students go for assessment prior to enrolling at Ivy Tech. It is also where students can schedule free tutoring. The LRC houses books and periodicals for student research, as well as an open computer lab for student use during posted hours.

Kokomo Event & Conference Center (KECC) Located on US-31, adjacent to the Kokomo main campus. This facility hosts several public events and also is available for private gatherings. In addition, the Kokomo Automotive Museum is housed in the building and features over 100 historic cars. Visit to learn more about the facility.

[Enjoy a smoke-free campus] Enjoy clean air! Ivy Tech’s Logansport and Kokomo campuses are smoke-free and tobacco-free.

Ivy Tech Kokomo Region serving cass, fulton, howard, miami, tipton and wabash counties

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