Professor explains benefits of Early Childhood Education field

by Debra Pierce, Professor, Early Childhood Education
Indianapolis Campus

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I am an Early Childhood professor for Ivy Tech. Our program has qualified professors and instructors, all of whom have a master’s degree or higher in the field and have experience actually working in the profession. I spent 15 years teaching in a NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited preschool myself, before teaching adults. Continue reading

Program Spotlight: Industrial Technology

Is Industrial Technology for you?

Being one of Ivy Tech Community Colleges most hands on programs, Industrial Technology covers a variety of topics from welding to fluid power systems.

The Industrial Technology program allows you to work hands-on with a variety of machines. This allows you to become a welder, industrial technologist, or even in a supervising role. With a limited amount of lecture time, students are well prepared for the career of their life.

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Program Spotlight: HVAC

Over 60 percent of energy used is Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology related and there is a huge demand for highly trained professionals in a variety of fields including commercial, industrial, residential, and more!

As an Ivy Tech Community College HVAC student, you will have access to training facilities where you will learn to work on actual equipment. This allows student to gain experience in equipment installation, troubleshooting, and charging air conditioning units.

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Never Give Up: One Student’s Journey in IT

by David Houchin, student
Terre Haute Campus

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My name is David Houchin, and I’m a nerd.  A proud one actually.  I’m very stubborn as well.  In my experience, it is all too common that people do not get to follow their dreams and have the opportunity to work in a career doing the kind of work they enjoy.  I don’t feel “lucky” necessarily (not in the normal sense of the word as most people think of it anyway.)  I define “luck” as a favorable result returned from a series of effective plans and efforts.  In other words, “you reap what you sow.” My favorite way to actively look at this is to always do and decide in such a way that your future self will appreciate it. Continue reading

Top 7 Reasons to Go to an Ivy Tech Statewide Express Enrollment Day

The fall semester is just around the corner, and time is running to complete enrollment steps.

For many, this may be overwhelming – but it doesn’t have to be! As Zig Ziglar said, “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”

Get a great start through our Statewide Express Enrollment Day (SEED), where you can get all of your enrollment done in one day, at one place!

Here are seven reasons you should attend SEED at a campus near you on August 3 or August 5!

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Exciting Project to Improve Student Success at Ivy Tech

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As a college student, we hope you’re encountering exciting new opportunities, but you may also be facing some new challenges–adjusting to a new learning environment, balancing your studies with a job, your family, or other responsibilities, or even just keeping track of deadlines and requirements for multiple classes. Ivy Tech is always looking for ways to better support our students, so we’re excited to be partnering with researchers from the Harvard Kennedy School to explore a new approach to help our students succeed. Continue reading

Three Reasons I Should’ve Gone to Express Enrollment Day

Although I often heard of Express Enrollment events throughout Ivy Tech, I did not attend an event prior to becoming an Ivy Tech student. Whether it was me being stubborn, or not knowing the benefits of the event, it seemed easier to just figure it out on my own.

As an intern for Ivy Tech, I have learned of the benefits of attending one of these events, and I regret not attending one. So I decided to write this blog to let you know, my three reasons I wish I would have gone to an Express Enrollment Day.

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The Internet: A Student’s Best Friend

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by Joseph Black, student
Indianapolis Campus

It can be a nightmare to track down resources for college, especially if you’re just starting out your first semester.

Getting your books, materials, financial aid, student loans, advisement, classes registered, etc. can honestly seem like a never-ending to-do list. But there is one tool that every student should have at their fingertips and it’s also one tool that happens to be one of the most overlooked: Access to the Internet! Continue reading

Program Spotlight: Supply Chain Management

Is a career in supply chain management for you?

As one of the biggest industries in the state of Indiana, Supply Chain and Logistics, the demand for skilled professionals continue to grow. Ivy Tech Community College’s Supply Chain Management program prepares students for a high demand industry.

Supply Chain Management addresses the movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods. Continue reading

Program Spotlight: Network Infrastructure

High tech degree, for a high tech industry.

One of Ivy Tech Community College’s eight computing programs, Network Infrastructure, allows students to work with industry-standard networking equipment. This includes everything from routers and switches, to connectivity and mounting.

This curriculum also allows students to work through Cisco Networking Academy official CCNA preparation curriculum, and a variety of elective courses in infrastructure, wireless, voice, server administration and cyber security. Continue reading