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Ivy Tech Community College Northwest offers programs and concentrations in the following Schools. Each campus provides a wide variety of options that let you hit the ground running, whether you want to continue your education at a four-year school or start your career as soon as possible. No matter what you want, Ivy Tech can help you get started quickly and provide an affordable option. School of Applied Science & Engineering Technology School of Business School of Health Sciences School of Liberal Arts & Sciences

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Program Guide Changing Lives. Making Indiana Great.


J. Guadalupe Valtierra Chancellor Ivy Tech Community College Northwest

Thank you for considering Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana! Ivy Tech Northwest is part of the 14-region Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana system – the largest and fastest growing public higher education system in the state. Ivy Tech Northwest serves a seven county area (Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Starke, Newton, Jasper and Pulaski) and is the only region in the statewide system that has four distinct campus locations: Gary, East Chicago, Valparaiso and Michigan City. We also offer classes in the Portage area. Each campus addresses the unique needs of the community it serves. We offer over 150 programs of study within our seven schools of Business, Technology, Public and Social Services, Health Sciences, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Applied Science and Engineering. Students can earn associate degrees, technical certificates or certificates. For students unable to attend classes on campus, the eLearning program provides options for continuing or completing degrees and certificates online. Whether you are seeking a degree, working to transfer to one of our sister four-year institutions or updating and enhancing your job skills, Ivy Tech is here to assist you in your goals. I hope you choose Ivy Tech. If you need assistance in choosing a program that is right for you, please don’t hesitate to call any one of our four campuses and talk with one of our academic advisors.

J. Guadalupe Valtierra Chancellor

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The College is a member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the American Association of Community Colleges, the Association of Community College Trustees, EDUCAUSE, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators, the National Council for Research and Planning, the National Council on Student Development, and the Society for College and University Planning.


PROGRAMS OF STUDY ACCOUNTING* ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION* COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS* COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY CRIMINAL JUSTICE DESIGN TECHNOLOGY* EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION* ELEMENTARY/SECONDARY EDUCATION ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY GENERAL STUDIES* HEALTH CARE SUPPORT HOSPITALITY ADMINISTRATION HUMAN SERVICES* HVAC INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY LIBERAL ARTS* LIBRARY TECHNICAL ASSISTANT** MEDICAL ASSISTING MORTUARY SCIENCE NURSING (ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE) OFFICE ADMINISTRATION* PARALEGAL STUDIES* PARAMEDIC SCIENCE PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT PRACTICAL NURSING* PRE-ENGINEERING PUBLIC SAFETY RESPIRATORY CARE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY ** ON CAMPUS AND DISTANCE EDUCATION ** DISTANCE EDUCATION ONLY


ACCOUNTING The Accounting Program develops an understanding of business, communications, accounting principles, business law, business equipment, and related areas of study in the field. Instruction is offered in computerized accounting systems. Technical skills in payroll, financial accounting, cost accounting, and tax preparation are emphasized. Accounting duties typically include maintaining journals and ledgers, processing expense reports, preparing financial statements, and analyzing managerial reports. Position titles may include cost accounting clerk, bookkeeper, payroll clerk, inventory clerk, accounts receivable clerk, financial management accountant, and accounts payable clerk. DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Applied Science Technical Certificate Fundamental Payroll Certificate TYPICAL CAREERS: Accounting Clerk Financial Accountant Income Tax Preparer Financial Mgmt. Accountant TRANSFER OPTIONS: Calumet College of St. Joseph Franklin College Indiana Wesleyan University Purdue University Calumet CAMPUSES: East Chicago Gary

Associate of Science Book Keeper Certificate

Bank Teller Payroll/Billing Clerk Junior or Staff Accountant Cost Accounting

St. Joseph College of Rensselaer Tri-State University Valparaiso University

Michigan City Valparaiso

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


ADVANCED MANUFACTURING The Advanced Manufacturing Program is a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program, with one concentration and three areas of emphasis: manufacturing design, production technology and manufacturing operations. The mission and purpose of this program is to provide its students with educational experiences that will provide a framework from which they can pursue a career in the manufacturing industry as well as the skills for possible advanced placement or continuation of their educational goals. The curriculum offers three different areas of emphasis, but focuses on the integration of each area as used in systemic applications. The laboratory applications of the classroom study require each student to use the equipment associated with the practice of the advanced manufacturing program areas of emphasis. DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Applied Science

Technical Certificate

AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Manufacturing Design Manufacturing Operations

Production Technology

TYPICAL CAREERS: Production Supervisor Quality Technician CAD/CAM Specialist Industrial Designer Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Robotics Technician Mechatronics Technician CNC Operator/Programmer Manufac. Engineer Technician

CAMPUS: Valparaiso These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY The Automotive Technology Program prepares students with the general and technical education needed for successful careers in automotive service, sales, technical support, management and customer relations as well as continuation in higher education. The automotive program trains students in three specialties: Auto Body Repair, Auto Service and Auto Management. The auto body repair specialty covers the major concepts of body repair such as collision, frame, plastic and fiberglass repair, estimating, surface preparation, painting and refinishing. The automotive service specialty covers the major elements of automotive service, diagnostics and repair. The entire Automotive Technology program emphasizes the “hands-on� learning approach taught by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified instructors using current equipment. The automotive management specialty combines automotive service and management courses to give students understanding of both. This specialty is designed to prepare students for careers in estimating, service writing and potential management of automotive related businesses. DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Applied Science

SPECIALTIES OFFERED: Auto Body Repair TYPICAL CAREERS: Auto Service Technician Parts Specialist Insurance Adjuster Parts Manager TRANSFER OPTIONS: Indiana State University

Technical Certificate Certificate

Auto Service

Body Repair Technician Shop Manager Damage Appraiser

Indiana Wesleyan University

CAMPUS: East Chicago

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION The Business Administration Program gives students the broad background required for general administrative positions in a variety of business environments. It also provides an opportunity for specialization in areas such as: management, marketing, logistics, or human resources. DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Applied Science Technical Certificate

Associate of Science

SPECIALTIES OFFERED: Entrepreneurship Human Resources Mgmt. Logistics Management

Management Marketing

TYPICAL CAREERS: Management Merchandising Inventory Control Marketing Retail Management Promotion/Ad Executive Customer Service Representative Human Resource Management

Entrepreneurship Warehousing Supervision Sales Public Relations Non-Profit Administration Small Business Management

TRANSFER OPTIONS: Ball State University Calumet College of Saint Joseph’s Franklin College Governors State University Indiana State University Indiana Wesleyan University

Purdue University Calumet Purdue University North Central Robert Morris College Tri-State University University of Phoenix University of Southern Indiana

CAMPUSES: East Chicago Gary

Michigan City Valparaiso

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS The Computer Information Systems curriculum is designed to provide a flexible and comprehensive education. Instruction includes both theoretical concepts and practical applications needed to produce graduates who are competent to meet today’s business requirements. The student will become familiar with programming languages, operating systems, database management systems, and web design, as well as application programming concepts and practices. Students graduating from the Computer Information Systems program participate in evaluations of proficiency in general and technical education. DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Applied Science TYPICAL CAREERS: Computer Programmer Consultant Database Administrator Systems Analyst

Technical Certificate Certificate Technical Consultant Web Site Administrator

TRANSFER OPTIONS: Ball State University Calumet College of Saint Joseph Franklin College Governors State University Indiana State University Indiana Wesleyan University

Purdue University Calumet Purdue University North Central Robert Morris College Tri-State University University of Phoenix University of Southern Indiana

CAMPUSES: Gary

Valparaiso

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


Computer Information Technology The Computer Information Technology curriculum is designed to educate students in the technical aspects of computers. Instruction includes both theoretical concepts and the practical hands-on experience needed to produce graduates who are competent to work with today’s computer technology. The student will become familiar with networks, network security, computer hardware, computer support and administration, and operating systems. Students graduating from the Computer Information Technology program participate in evaluations of proficiency in general and technical education. DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Applied Science SPECIALTIES OFFERED: Computer Security Networking TYPICAL CAREERS: Network Administrator PC Specialist Service Engineer Assistant

Technical Certificate Certificate PC Support and Administration Student Directed Studies

Systems Analyst Technical Consultant

TRANSFER OPTIONS: Ball State University Calumet College of Saint Joseph Franklin College Governors State University Indiana State University Indiana Wesleyan University

Purdue University Calumet Purdue University North Central Robert Morris College Tri-State University University of Phoenix University of Southern Indiana

CAMPUSES: Gary

Valparaiso

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY The Construction Technology Program educates technicians with broad-based skills in construction methods, estimation and specification, and blueprint interpretation. Specialty courses are offered to build on the foundation skills. The flexibility of the program allows students to pursue a full course of study or take courses as needed to update skills. Construction technology graduates can look forward to the enhanced knowledge of assistance of construction contractors in project superintendence, estimating construction costs, bidding procedures, project expediting, building layout and surveying, general construction inspection, and other related specialty assignments. DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Applied Science Career Development Certificate

Technical Certificate Certificate

SPECIALTIES OFFERED: Residential and Light Carpentry TYPICAL CAREERS: Carpenter Building Contractor Construction Engineer Floor & Sanding Machine Operators General Contractor Roofers Draftsman Construction Engineering Surveyors Supervisor Wood Workers Operators Wood Machinist TRANSFER OPTIONS: Ball State University Indiana State University

Architectural Model Builder Building Technician Floor Installer Furniture Assemblers Insulation Installer Construction Superintendent Drywall Installers Fence Installer General Construction Woodworking Machine

Indiana Wesleyan University Tri-State University

CAMPUS: East Chicago

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


CRIMINAL JUSTICE The Criminal Justice Program addresses educational needs for professionals in a wide variety of both public and private criminal justice facilities and service providers. Students will acquire an in-depth understanding of the various psychological, social, and environmental needs of clients served by these facilities. Criminal justice professionals can be found in justice facilities, law enforcement agencies, adult and juvenile correctional facilities, community correctional programs, child advocacy programs, juvenile agencies, victim advocacy agencies, protective services, halfway houses, group homes for children, and other human service agencies. DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Science - Criminal Justice or Criminology Technical Certificate TYPICAL CAREERS: Airport Security Officer Jailer Corrections Officer Fish & Game Warden Social Worker Public Safety Officer Private Detective

Military Officer Park Ranger Youth Advocate Security Officer Police Officer City, County, or State Police Casino Security

TRANSFER OPTIONS: Anderson University Indiana State University Indiana University Northwest

Indiana Wesleyan University Saint Mary’s of The Woods Tri-State University

CAMPUS: Valparaiso Michigan City

East Chicago Gary

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


DESIGN TECHNOLOGY The Design Technology Program is designed to be responsive to the needs of business and industry. The program provides an environment conducive to the development of general knowledge, technical skills and critical thinking skills so graduates may enter their professions as technicians in industry. Students will use their skills to produce drawings and projects in architecture or engineering offices, utility and manufacturing companies, computer graphic departments or ad agencies. Students are prepared to respond to future advances and changes in their professions. Graduates will have the necessary knowledge and skills to choose related and challenging careers or continue their education at other post-secondary institutions. DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Applied Science Technical Certificate TYPICAL CAREERS: Assistant Engineer Drafting Consultant Technical Specialist

Associate of Science

CAD Operator Draftsperson Designer

TRANSFER OPTIONS: Purdue University Calumet CAMPUSES: East Chicago

Valparaiso

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION The Early Childhood Education Program focuses on early childhood 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. The training is appropriate for candidates seeking the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or an associate in early childhood education. The student develops competencies through classroom instruction, observation and participation in early childhood settings. DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Applied Science Associate of Science

CDA Training Technical Certificate

TYPICAL CAREERS: Child Care Provider Nanny Before and After School Care Playroom Attendant Head Start Pediatrics Resource and Referral Services

Intergenerational Care Provider Assistant Director of Center Preschool Teacher School Aide Family Day Care Infant/Toddler Care Home Visitor

TRANSFER OPTIONS: Ball State University Indiana State University Indiana Wesleyan University

Purdue University Calumet Purdue University North Central

CAMPUS: Gary

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


ELEMENTARY AND secondary EDUCATION The Education Program is designed for those seeking to enter the field of K-12 education. An associate degree qualifies graduates for paraprofessional (teacher’s aide) positions in education or transfer to a baccalaureate program to complete a teaching degree. With an Associate of Science Degree in Education, you will acquire knowledge of the teaching profession as well as a strong background in general education subjects required of teachers. By completing a core of educational foundation courses, general education requirements, and the Praxis I exam, you will be ready to enter baccalaureate degree programs as a junior to pursue your Bachelor’s Degree in Education. DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Science TYPICAL CAREERS: Proficiency Exam Evaluator Substitute Teacher TRANSFER OPTIONS: Indiana University Northwest Purdue University Calumet

Teacher’s Aide

Purdue University North Central Valparaiso University

Additional transfer opportunities available CAMPUS: Michigan City

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY The Engineering Technology program will educate students to work with engineers and other technicians to design, implement, and support engineering processes. Activities such as collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data and troubleshooting complex integrated systems will be fundamental concepts in all coursework. As firms continue to seek new means of reducing costs and increasing productivity, demand for engineering technicians to analyze and improve production processes should increase. 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 campus DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Science TYPICAL CAREERS: Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians Civil Engineering Technicians Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technicians Industrial Engineering Technicians Mechanical Engineering Technicians TRANSFER OPTIONS: IUPUI Purdue University Calumet Purdue University North Central

University of Evansville University of Southern Indiana Valparaiso University

CAMPUSES: Valparaiso

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


GENERAL STUDIES 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 communication, English composition, mathematics, life and physical sciences, social science and humanities courses. TRANSFER OPTIONS: Articulated transfer opportunities are available with public fouryear universities in Indiana. Additional opportunities for courses and program transfer may also be available. You should contact the transfer office of your local Ivy Tech for additional information. Students are encouraged to review their transfer options with their advisors, to consult the current catalog of the institution to which they wish to transfer, and to contact the institution to which they wish to transfer before selecting courses. CAMPUSES: East Chicago Gary

Michigan City Valparaiso

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


HEALTH CARE SUPPORT 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 or 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. DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Applied Science

Certificates

SPECIALTIES OFFERED: Clinical Support Concentration (AAS) Patient Care (CT) Phlebotomy Technician (CT) TYPICAL CAREERS: Certified Nurse Assistant Home Health Aide CAMPUSES: Gary Michigan City

Emergency Medical Technician Phlebotomy Technician

Valparaiso

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


HOSPITALITY ADMINISTRATION The Hospitality Administration Program emphasizes the techniques of such hospitality leaders as Ritz, Escoffier, Statler, Hilton and Marriott. By choosing a specialty area, students build leadership skills for the profession of welcoming and serving guests. Students spend most of their time in kitchens learning to use the appropriate equipment and to prepare meals through actual practice. They learn good knife techniques, safe food-handling procedures, and proper use and care of kitchen equipment. Courses in nutrition, menu planning, portion control, purchasing and inventory methods, proper food storage procedures, and use of leftover food to minimize waste are taught. Students also learn sanitation and public health rules for handling food. DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Applied Science

Technical Certificate

SPECIALTIES OFFERED: Baking Culinary Arts Hotel Management

Convention Management Food Service Hotel & Restaurant Administration

TYPICAL CAREERS: Executive Chefs Private Household Cooks Institution and Cafeteria Cooks Food Preparation Workers Restaurant Managers Bakers TRANSFER OPTIONS: Ball State University Indiana Wesleyan University CAMPUSES: East Chicago Michigan City

Banquet Chefs Short Order Cooks Fast Food Cooks Sous Chefs Pastry Chefs

Purdue University Calumet University of Southern Indiana

Gary

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


Human Services Human service professionals play a variety of roles in the community. They may assist clients in need of counseling or crisis intervention, lead and facilitate group activities and counseling, and work for not-for-profit agencies. Human service workers may assist adults and children who need supervision with personal hygiene and daily living skills in many different settings. They review clients’ records, complete intake and assessment paperwork, talk with family members, and confer with medical and other caregivers to gain better insight into clients’ backgrounds and needs. Human service professionals also provide emotional support and help clients become involved in their own well-being. DEGREE AVAILABLE: Associate of Applied Science Technical Certificate

Associate of Science

SKILLS LEARNED: Interviewing and Assessment Problem-solving Techniques Crisis Intervention Behavior Modification Implementing and creating treatment plans Case management and Referral procedures Facilitation of groups TYPICAL CAREERS: Direct Support Professionals Child and Adolescent Worker Substance Abuse Counselors Mental Health Workers Social and Human Services Assistant TRANSFER OPTIONS: Ball State University Indiana State University IUPUI

Saint Mary’s of the Woods University of Indianapolis University of Southern Indiana

CAMPUSES: East Chicago

Valparaiso

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


HVAC The HVAC program prepares students to become qualified technicians in all residential and light commercial heating, cooling, and refrigeration. Graduates will be able to work for area employers, or as self employed technicians. Students will learn to design, plan, install, and operate building heating, cooling, and ventilation systems. DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Applied Science Technical Certificate Certificate TYPICAL CAREERS: Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers CAMPUS: Valparaiso

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY The Industrial Technology Program (INDT)is a multi-disciplinary program designed to prepare students for technician level positions. The curriculum is broad-based and offers a number of concentrations. The associate of applied science (AAS) curriculum is designed to develop in the graduate proficiency in mathematics, communications, science and basic general technology skills in the computer, print reading, safety, electricity and problem solving areas. Graduates may enter their professions as technicians in industry. Skills are acquired through lectures, demonstrations, homework, research, individual and group projects and hands-on lab experiences. Lab activities include the use of modern training equipment and learning techniques simulating actual technology used in industry. DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Applied Science Career Development Certificate EMPHASES: Machining Welding

Technical Certificate

Process Operations Maintenance

TYPICAL CAREERS: Industrial Maintenance Technologist Mfg. Process Operator High Pressure Welder Motor Inspector Industrial Equipment Sales Machinist

Fabricator Facilities Maintenance Mgr. Electrical Systems Install/Repair Process Automation Technician CAD Operator

TRANSFER OPTIONS: Ferris State University Indiana State University

Purdue University North Central

CAMPUSES: Valparaiso East Chicago

Gary

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


liberal Arts and Science The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science in Liberal Arts are transfer programs that provide you with an opportunity to complete the first two years of study leading to a bachelor’s degree in several liberal arts areas. 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. DEGREE AVAILABLE: Associate of Arts

Associate of Science

DISCIPLINES: English Communication Biology Mathematics

History Foreign Language Psychology Sociology

TRANSFER OPTIONS: Articulated transfer opportunities are available with public fouryear universities in Indiana. Additional opportunities for courses and program transfer may also be available. You should contact the transfer office of your local Ivy Tech for additional information. Students are encouraged to review their transfer options with their advisors, to consult the current catalog of the institution to which they wish to transfer, and to contact the institution to which they wish to transfer before selecting courses. CAMPUSES: East Chicago Gary

Michigan City Valparaiso

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


LIBRARY TECHNICAL ASSISTANT The Library Technical Assistant program prepares students to work as library technicians in public, academic, school or special libraries. Library technical assistants (LTAs) often work with the public and must be customer service-oriented and enjoy working with people as members of the library team. Under the supervision of librarians, LTAs assist in areas such as circulation, preparation and organization of materials, reference, and instructing and helping children and adults use the library. Students will become proficient in all aspects of Library processes. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for the national American Library Association’s Library Support Staff Certification Program. Courses are also offered for library staff seeking Indiana’s Public Librarian Certification at levels 4-6 and for those seeking coursework to use for Indiana’s Library Education Units (LEU’s). DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Science SKILLS LEARNED: Library Technology TYPICAL CAREERS: Children’s Services Assistant Circulation Assistant Public Services Assistant Reference Assistant

Children’s Services School Media Aide Technical Services Assistant Web/Technology Assistant

TRANSFER OPTIONS: IUPUI Other IU/Purdue Regional Campuses CAMPUSES: The LTA Program is totally online and available from any Ivy Tech Campus in Indiana

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


MEDICAL ASSISTING A medical assistant is a professional, multi-skilled person dedicated to assisting patient care management primarily in a physician’s office. The practitioner performs administrative and clinical duties and may manage emergency situations, facilities, and /or personnel. A required externship under the direct supervision of a physician provides valuable on-thejob experience. Graduates of the associate of applied science and technical certificate (General Specialist) in the Medical Assisting Program will be prepared to take the certification examination of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and the American Medical Association (AMA). The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Applied Science SPECIALTIES OFFERED: Phlebotomy Administrative/Clinical Outpatient TYPICAL CAREERS: Administrative TRANSFER OPTIONS: Indiana Wesleyan University Purdue University North Central

Technical Certificate

Insurance Billing & Coding

Phlebotomist

University of Southern Indiana

CAMPUS: Michigan City

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


MORTUARY SCIENCE The Mortuary Science Program is designed to properly train men and women in the community who will confidently serve as professionals. Students will learn how to advise, guide, and support bereaved families through loss. The mortuary science courses will teach students the skills to be competent funeral directors and embalmers as defined by nationally accepted standards. The student demonstrates proficiency by successfully completing both national and state licensing examinations. Students learn how to demonstrate high standards of ethical conduct to promote the dignity of the funeral service profession. The Mortuary Science Program at the Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana Mortuary Science Program – Northwest region is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 3414 Ashland Avenue, Suite G, St. Joseph, MO 64506, (816) 233-3747. Web: www.abfse.org. ALL students must take the National Board Examinations (NBE) as a graduation requirement. The annual passage rate of firsttime takers on the National Board Examination (NBE) for the most recent three-year period for this institution and all ABFSE accredited funeral service education programs is posted on the ABFSE website (www.abfse.org).

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Program Aim: The central aim of the program recognizes the importance of funeral service education personnel as: 1. Members of a human service profession, 2. Members of the community in which they serve, 3. Participants in the relationship between bereaved families and those engaged in the funeral service profession, 4. Professionals knowledgeable of and compliant with federal, state, provincial/territorial, and local regulatory guidelines (in the geographic area where they practice), as well as 5. Professionals sensitive to the responsibility for public health, safety and welfare in caring for human remains. Program Objectives: 1. To enlarge the background and knowledge of students about the funeral service profession; 2. To educate students in every phase of funeral service, and to help enable them to develop the proficiency and skills necessary for the profession, as defined by the Preamble above. 3. To educate students concerning the responsibilities of the funeral service profession to the community at large. 4. To emphasize high standards of ethical conduct. 5. To provide a curriculum at the post secondary level of instruction. 6. To encourage student and faculty research in the field of funeral service DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Applied Science SPECIALTIES OFFERED: Funeral Directing TYPICAL CAREERS: Funeral Director Embalming/Embalmer Cemeterians Crematory Owner and Operator

Embalming

Funeral Services Sales Funeral Home Owner

TRANSFER OPTIONS: Indiana Wesleyan University CAMPUS: East Chicago

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


NURSING (ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE) The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Program is a registered nurse (RN) preparation program that is designed to accommodate two groups of students: Those who are entering a nursing program for the first time and licensed practical nurses seeking upward mobility to the associate-degree level. Classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences prepare students for service in hospitals, nursing homes, physicians’ offices, clinics and other service-related settings. Graduates of the ASN program are eligible to take the NCLEXRN examination to become registered nurses. DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Science in Nursing SKILLS LEARNED: Professional Behaviors Assessment Caring Interventions Collaboration TYPICAL CAREERS: Maternal/Child Nurse Surgical Nurse Emergency Room Nurse Industrial Nurse Home Care Nurse Office Nurse Orthopedic Nurse

Communication Clinical Decision Making Teaching and Learning Managing Care Oncology Nurse Critical Care Nurse School Nurse Psychiatric Nurse Geriatric Nurse Med/Surge Nurse

TRANSFER OPTIONS: Indiana University Northwest Indiana Wesleyan University Purdue University Calumet Grand Canyon University

Purdue University North Central Valparaiso University University of Phoenix Western Governors University

CAMPUSES: Gary

Valparaiso

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


OFFICE ADMINISTRATION The Office Administration Program prepares students for an automated office environment. Students develop basic office skills and acquire computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. The Office Administration Program offers courses which provide initial, advanced, and refresher education and assists individuals in achieving professional recognition and career progression. The program, which offers an associate of applied science degree, prepares graduates as administrative office personnel and provides opportunities for specialized training in such areas as medical, administrative assistant, and legal. A technical certificate and career development certificate is also available. DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Applied Science Technical Certificate Career Development Certificates Associate of Science Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate Associate of Applied Science (via Distance Education) TYPICAL CAREERS: Administrative Assistant Office Assistant Transcriptionist Medical Secretary

Receptionist/Secretary Executive Secretary Legal Secretary Certified Coding/Billing Specialist

TRANSFER OPTIONS: Indiana Wesleyan University Purdue University Calumet

Robert Morris College

CAMPUSES: East Chicago Gary

Valparaiso

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


PARALEGAL STUDIES The Paralegal Studies Program emphasizes a general education and technical core of courses, along with regional electives. The technical courses focus on specialized areas within the paralegal profession that include litigation, property law, civil procedures, contracts and commercial law, and legal research. Regional electives include courses in family law, criminal law, wills, trusts and probates. Recognizing the demand for trained paralegals, Ivy Tech has shaped a curriculum with input from attorneys and other professionals associated with the legal field. These advisors offer Ivy Tech the opportunity to establish the qualifications necessary for success in the paralegal field. DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Applied Science SKILLS LEARNED: Legal Research Interviewing Clients

Associate of Science

Drafting Legal Correspondence Managing Trial Documents and Exhibits

TYPICAL CAREERS: Law Firms Judicial Systems Insurance Companies

Banks Hospitals Government Agencies

TRANSFER OPTIONS: Ball State University Calumet College of St. Joseph

Indiana Wesleyan University Tri-State University

CAMPUS: Valparaiso

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


PARAMEDIC SCIENCE A paramedic is the highest trained emergency health care professional who provides emergency care to a patient as he or she is being taken to the hospital. Paramedics can give more advanced care than emergency medical technician (EMT) professionals because they have more extensive training in performing more difficult pre-hospital medical procedures. The individual takes the practical examination administered by the state certifying agency or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians examination for certification. Students learn advanced skills in body function and receive extensive related coursework and clinical and field experience. DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Science SKILLS LEARNED: Advanced Patient Assessment Trauma Management Pharmacology Communication Advanced Skills in Intubation

Intravenous Therapy Drug Administration Specialized Rescue Techniques Medical Terminology

TYPICAL CAREERS: Fire Departments Police Departments Ambulance Services Doctors’ Offices

Hospital Emergency Departments Instructors Dispatchers

CAMPUSES: Gary

Michigan City

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT The physical therapist assistant works under the supervision of a physical therapist in a variety of clinical settings that may include a hospital, nursing home, pediatric clinic, wellness center, athletic facility, private office or home. Physical therapist assistants work with patients/clients that may include individuals with acquired or congenital conditions. These may include stroke, traumatic brain injury, low back pain, arthritis, heart disease, fractures, cerebral palsy and work hardening conditions. The physical therapist assistant is employed in the main practice patterns of physical therapy: musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary and integumentary. Physical therapist assistants assist physical therapists in providing services that help improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients due to injuries or disease. DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Science SKILLS LEARNED: Treatment Procedures Massages Ultrasound Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques Documentation

Therapeutic Exercises Electrical Stimulation Traction Gait Training

TRANSFER OPTIONS: Indiana Wesleyan University CAMPUS: Gary

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


PRACTICAL NURSING The licensed practical nurse (LPN) is an integral part of the health care team. The Practical Nursing Program is a one-year course of study leading to a technical certificate. This accredited program prepares the individual to take the state licensure exam to become a licensed practical nurse. The program is designed for students to gain knowledge and technical skills necessary to appropriately care for patients in a variety of health care settings such as hospitals, convalescent centers, and physicians’ offices. Students learn to administer medications and treatments commonly performed by licensed practical nurses. DEGREES AVAILABLE: Technical Certificate SKILLS LEARNED: Nursing Trends Caring Intervention Collaboration Professional Behavior

Communication Assessment Pharmacology Teaching/Learning

TYPICAL CAREERS: Home Care Nurse Geriatric Nurse Clinical Manager

Hospital Nurse Office Nurse Donor Recruiter

TRANSFER OPTIONS: Ivy Tech Community College LPN to ASN (Transitional Program) CAMPUSES: Gary

Valparaiso

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


PRE-ENGINEERING The Pre-Engineering program is designed to prepare you for transfer to baccalaureate degree programs in engineering such as electrical, mechanical, computer, or civil. The program curriculum will provide a strong foundation in science, math and technology. Special emphasis is placed on qualitative and quantitative analytical skills necessary in engineering design and problem solving while working in a cooperative team environment. Articulation transfer opportunities are available with Purdue University Calumet, Valparaiso University, Purdue University North Central, University of Evansville, and University of Southern Indiana. Additional opportunities for courses and program transfer may be available. You should contact the program chair for additional information at Valparaiso Campus. DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Science TRANSFER OPTIONS: IUPUI Purdue University Calumet Purdue University North Central

University of Evansville University of Southern Indiana Valparaiso University

CAMPUS: Valparaiso

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


PUBLIC SAFETY The Public Safety Program is designed to meet the ongoing needs of municipalities, students, businesses and industries. The program develops technical skills, general knowledge, critical thinking and problem solving abilities of students. Broad-based technical skills combined with critical thinking assist students in adapting to changes in the work environment and supports advancement on the job. An associate of applied science degree with specialties in environmental care, fire science or environmental management is available. DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Applied Science SPECIALTIES OFFERED: Environmental Management TYPICAL CAREERS: Municipal Firefighters Arson Investigation Homeland Security Environmental Technicians TRANSFER OPTIONS: Calumet College of St. Joseph Indiana Wesleyan University

Fire Science

Industrial Firefighters Careers in Insurance Safety Careers

Southern Illinois University Tri-State College

CAMPUS: Gary

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


RESPIRATORY CARE Respiratory therapists are registered health care professionals who provide respiratory care for patients with breathing disorders such as asthma, pneumonia, emphysema, lung cancer and heart attack. Care includes assessment, evaluation, and treatment of these patients. Respiratory therapists work under the direction of a physician and assist in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with pulmonary disorders. Patients treated by respiratory therapists range from premature infants to the elderly. A graduate of the associate of science program is eligible to take the entry level and advanced practitioner exams given by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NRBC). Successful examination candidates are awarded the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential. DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Science SKILLS LEARNED: Respiratory Pharmacology (Inhalers, Nebulizer Treatments) Smoking Cessation Cardiopulmonary Diagnostic Testing

Continuing Care Emergency Management Neonatal Care

TYPICAL CAREERS: Respiratory Therapist in a Hospital Setting Respiratory Therapist in a Home Care Setting Respiratory Therapist in Sales Respiratory Therapist in an Educational Setting Respiratory Therapist in a Management Setting TRANSFER OPTIONS: Ball State University Clarian Health & Affiliated Universities Indiana University

Indiana Wesleyan University Purdue University North Central University of Indianapolis

CAMPUS: Gary These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY The surgical technologist is a member of the surgical team, qualified by didactic and clinical education to provide safe and efficient care to the patient in the operating room. The surgical technologist actively participates in surgery by performing scrub and/or circulating duties which include passing instruments and supplies to surgical team members, preparing and positioning the patient, operating equipment, assisting the anesthesiologist and keeping accurate records. Graduates from the Surgical Technology Program may seek immediate employment as surgical technologists or choose to transfer to four-year institutions. DEGREES AVAILABLE: Associate of Science SKILLS LEARNED: Aseptic Technique Positioning

Care and Handling of Instrumentation Obstetrical Care

TYPICAL CAREERS: Operating Room Surgical Technologist

Private Surgical Scrub Ambulatory Care

TRANSFER OPTIONS: Indiana University Northwest Indiana University South Bend Indiana Wesleyan University

Purdue University North Central University of Southern Indiana

CAMPUS: Valparaiso

These programs and/or courses may transfer to other colleges and universities. Please check with a program advisor.


Ivy Tech Community College

is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 200,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

www.ivytech.edu


Open Door Policy Ivy Tech has an "open door" admissions policy for citizens of the State of Indiana. The College provides for open admission, advising and placement services for all persons, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental handicap, age or veteran status. Residents of other states may be admitted provided that they do not displace an Indiana resident.

❑ Mr.

❑ Mrs.

❑ Ms.

Name____________________________________________________

The College reserves the right to suggest the program or course of study that best meets the student's objectives and needs.

Address__________________________________________________

Admissions Process

E-mail____________________________________________________

students must: 1. Complete an application online. 2. Students must take Orientation. 3. Take the Accuplacer Assessment or submit SAT/ACT or college transcript. 4. Complete application and FAFSA, (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) if the student is planning to use financial aid as their form of payment. 5. Meet with a Student Affairs advisor to register.

City____________________________State______Zip____________

Birth Date: Month ______________ Day _______ Year __________ Day Telephone____________________________________________ Evening Telephone_________________________________________ Name of High School______________________________________ Graduation Date__________________________ GED: ❑ yes ❑ no Would you like information about Financial Aid: ❑ yes ❑ no

Students with disabilities and special needs are encouraged to contact the Student Affairs Office for assistance. Support services are available and the College works with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and other service agencies to assist our students. Each campus is accessible to handicapped students and has available designated parking.

Financial Aid Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana participates in several federal, state and institutional financial aid programs designed to assist students with their education expenses. Students are encouraged to explore all financial aid options and to meet with a financial aid counselor if they have additional questions. To apply and get information about financial aid, visit fafsa.gov

Anticipated Starting Term:

❑ Fall

❑ Spring

❑ Summer

Year _______

Please check programs in which you are interested: ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑

Accounting Advanced Manufacturing Automotive Technology Business Administration Computer Information Systems Computer Information Technology Construction Technology Criminal Justice Design Technology Early Childhood Education Elementary/Secondary Education Engineering Technology General Studies Health Care Support Hospitality Administration Human Services HVAC Industrial Technology

❑ Liberal Arts ❑ Library Technical Assistant ❑ Medical Assisting ❑ Mortuary Science ❑ Nursing (Associate of Science) ❑ Office Administration ❑ Paralegal Studies ❑ Paramedic Science ❑ Physical Therapist Assistant ❑ Practical Nursing ❑ Pre-Engineering ❑ Public Safety ❑ Respiratory Care ❑ Surgical Technology


Open Door Policy Ivy Tech has an "open door" admissions policy for citizens of the State of Indiana. The College provides for open admission, advising and placement services for all persons, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental handicap, age or veteran status. Residents of other states may be admitted provided that they do not displace an Indiana resident.

❑ Mr.

❑ Mrs.

❑ Ms.

Name____________________________________________________

The College reserves the right to suggest the program or course of study that best meets the student's objectives and needs.

Address__________________________________________________

Admissions Process

E-mail____________________________________________________

students must: 1. Complete an application online. 2. Students must take Orientation. 3. Take the Accuplacer Assessment or submit SAT/ACT or college transcript. 4. Complete application and FAFSA, (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) if the student is planning to use financial aid as their form of payment. 5. Meet with a Student Affairs advisor to register.

City____________________________State______Zip____________

Birth Date: Month ______________ Day _______ Year __________ Day Telephone____________________________________________ Evening Telephone_________________________________________ Name of High School______________________________________ Graduation Date__________________________ GED: ❑ yes ❑ no Would you like information about Financial Aid: ❑ yes ❑ no

Students with disabilities and special needs are encouraged to contact the Student Affairs Office for assistance. Support services are available and the College works with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and other service agencies to assist our students. Each campus is accessible to handicapped students and has available designated parking.

Financial Aid Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana participates in several federal, state and institutional financial aid programs designed to assist students with their education expenses. Students are encouraged to explore all financial aid options and to meet with a financial aid counselor if they have additional questions. To apply and get information about financial aid, visit fafsa.gov

Anticipated Starting Term:

❑ Fall

❑ Spring

❑ Summer

Year _______

Please check programs in which you are interested: ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑

Accounting Advanced Manufacturing Automotive Technology Business Administration Computer Information Systems Computer Information Technology Construction Technology Criminal Justice Design Technology Early Childhood Education Elementary/Secondary Education Engineering Technology General Studies Health Care Support Hospitality Administration Human Services HVAC Industrial Technology

❑ Liberal Arts ❑ Library Technical Assistant ❑ Medical Assisting ❑ Mortuary Science ❑ Nursing (Associate of Science) ❑ Office Administration ❑ Paralegal Studies ❑ Paramedic Science ❑ Physical Therapist Assistant ❑ Practical Nursing ❑ Pre-Engineering ❑ Public Safety ❑ Respiratory Care ❑ Surgical Technology


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Ivy Tech Community College Northwest offers programs and concentrations in the following Schools. Each campus provides a wide variety of options that let you hit the ground running, whether you want to continue your education at a four-year school or start your career as soon as possible. No matter what you want, Ivy Tech can help you get started quickly and provide an affordable option. School of Applied Science & Engineering Technology School of Business School of Health Sciences School of Liberal Arts & Sciences

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Gary Campus reGional offiCe 1440 East 35th Avenue, Gary, IN 46409 (219) 981-1111 FAX: (219) 981-4415 Valparaiso Campus 3100 Ivy Tech Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383 (219) 464-8514 FAX: (219) 464-9751 east ChiCaGo De la Garza Campus 410 East Columbus Drive, East Chicago, IN 46312 (219) 392-3600 FAX: (219) 392-3609 miChiGan City Campus 3714 Franklin, Michigan City, IN 46360 (219) 879-9137 FAX: (219) 879-9157 portaGe uniVersity Center 6240 Central Avenue, Portage, IN 46368 lowell eDuCation site tri-Creek Corporation aDministration builDinG 195 W. Oakley Avenue, Lowell, IN 46356

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Ivy Tech Northwest Program Guide  

This guide lists the various programs that are offered through Ivy Tech Community College Northwest Region (campuses in Gary, Valparaiso, Ea...

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