The Ivy Tech Community College is the largest college in the state of Indiana and the largest single accredited statewide community college system in the United States. The Northeast region is the second largest college in the Ivy Tech system. This campus came into existence in 1969 with a total of 131 students. As of 2011, the college has a total enrollment of approximately 12,000 students. The main campus of this region is located in Fort Wayne and comprises the Coliseum Campus and the North Campus. There are numerous other sites serving the counties of Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Steuben, Wells, and Whitley.
Buildings such as The Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center, Student Life Center, Harshman Hall, Carroll Hall, and the Liberal Arts Building are housed in this region.
This region offers more than 35 degree options and about 250 certificate and technical certificate programs through the ten schools of the Ivy Tech system:
- Applied Science & Engineering
- Computing and Informatics
- Fine Arts & Design
- Health Sciences
- Liberal Arts & Sciences
- Public & Social Services
The degrees offered here include the Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Science, and Associate of Arts degrees. The areas of study include Automotive Technology, Design Technology, Business Administration, Hospitality Administration, Early Childhood Education, Liberal Arts, Paralegal Studies, Nursing, and Criminal Justice. Various certificates are offered by the college in areas such as Accounting, Computer Information Technology, Practical Nursing, Automotive Technology, and Human Services.
The school admits first-time students, returning Ivy Tech students, GED credential holders, transfer students, international students, and dual credit high school students. To seek admission here, 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/PSAT 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 to students 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 can avail 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 of this region can apply for various scholarships such as the Robert C. Byrd Honors scholarship, Chancellor’s scholarship, Culinary scholarship, and Harvey Poling scholarship.
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Students here can enhance their career and educational prospects by participating in campus organizations and activities.
The Fort Wayne Student Success Center provides guidance to ensure the personal success of the students.
The Student Leadership Academy provides the platform for emerging leaders to hone their leadership skills through study, observation, and application.
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. The Career Services Center has its own job search website, JobZone, where students can search for open positions and post their resume.
The Student Government is the voice of the students and promotes the college spirit.
There is a bookstore on the campus which stocks textbooks and supplies. The Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast has an agreement with The Learning Community (TLC) Child Care Center to provide child care facilities for infants and children up to 13 years of age.
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Students can participate in intramural team sports such as flag football, basketball, volleyball, sand volleyball, and tennis. The individual sports include billiards and table tennis. The Student Life Center at North Campus features a Wellness Center with facilities such as fitness center, gymnasium, locker rooms, and softball diamond.
Accreditation is provided by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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