Program Spotlight: Dental Hygiene

State-of-the-art facility, small class sizes, one-on-on interaction with experienced faculty; sounds great, right?

I’m talking about Ivy Tech Community College’s Dental Hygiene program. This program teaches students in real clinical settings in order to help them prepare to enter the workforce. While attending Ivy Tech, students are able to treat real patients from the local community in the Ivy Tech dental clinic.

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Professor explains benefits of Early Childhood Education field

by Debra Pierce, Professor, Early Childhood Education
Indianapolis Campus


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

by Rachel Pope
Marketing Intern

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

by Rachel Pope
Marketing Intern

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


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 October 25!

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Exciting Project to Improve Student Success at Ivy Tech


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