Ivy Tech Community College is the largest college in the state of Indiana. The North Central region serves four counties: St. Joseph, Elkhart, Kosciusko and Marshall and comprises three campuses in South Bend, Goshen and Warsaw. The North Central region educates about 15,000 students annually through its academic programs and about 3,500 employees through the Department of Workforce and Economic Development.
The school offers various degrees and certifications through the following schools:
- Applied Science & Engineering
- Computing and Informatics
- Fine Arts & Design
- Health Sciences
- Liberal Arts & Sciences
- Public & Social Services
The degree programs offered include Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Science, and Associate of Arts. The areas of study include Advanced Manufacturing, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Early Childhood Education, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Visual Communications, Criminal Justice, and Electronics & Computer Technology. Various certificates are offered by the college in areas such as Accounting, Office Administration, Computer Information Technology, Practical Nursing, Health Care Support, and Industrial Technology.
Orthopedic and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center
The school recently opened this new center, which houses the tools and courses for hands-on training in:
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Machine Tool Technology
- Pre-Engineering/Engineering Technology
The facility can also be used with local employers, in conjunction with the school, to develop specific job and skill training that relates to their particular needs.
The school admits first time students, returning Ivy Tech students, transfer students, international students, and dual credit high school students. To seek admission, students need to complete an admission application form. They are also required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. There is a mandatory orientation session for new students. Students are also required to appear for the COMPASS Placement test for assessment of basic skills in Algebra, Mathematics, English and Reading. Students can seek exemption from the placement test based on their SAT/ACT scores or if they have prior college credits in English and Math.
Financial aid is provided to students to help them meet their educational expenses. The different forms of financial aid available include grants, work-study opportunities, scholarships, and student loans.
Different types of grant options available to the students include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, Ivy Tech Grant, TEACH grant, and Indiana National Guard Supplemental Grant.
Students may be eligible for various loan options such as Federal Direct Stafford (Subsidized and Unsubsidized) loans, Parent PLUS loans, and (Private) Student Loans. Students can also apply for work-study programs wherein they can seek in-campus and off-campus work-study positions.
The students here can apply for various scholarships such as the Academic Merit Scholarship, Build St. Joseph County Scholarship, Coquillard Family Scholarship, Dennis Kambs Memorial Scholarship, and Gerber Family Scholarship.
Student Financial Aid Details
Various resources are available for students to ensure an all-round development. There is a Student Government which is the voice of the students and promotes the college spirit. Students are encouraged to get involved in the community through education, recreation, and volunteering activities. JobZone, the career services website of the Ivy Tech Community College, is a valuable resource for finding employment opportunities. Students can become members of existing student clubs/organizations or create newer ones to satisfy their interests. The Academic Skills Advancement program is aimed at students facing academic difficulty and provides assistance with developmental instruction in communications, math, sciences, and writing and study skills. The Academic Advisors on campus provide assistance to students to help them achieve their educational, personal, and career goals.
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Accreditation is provided by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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