New Tech Graduates Enroll at Ivy Tech

May 30, 2012

New Tech Graduates Enroll at Ivy Tech
More than half of New Tech High School seniors intend to enroll at Ivy Tech

Ivy Tech-Bloomington’s four year collaboration with New Tech High School has resulted in more than half of New Tech’s first graduating class to express intent to enroll at Ivy Tech. Ivy Tech offers “dual credit” classes on New Tech’s campus, which allow high school students to earn both high school and college credits. Additionally, New Tech students are offered the chance to take two dual credit classes at Ivy Tech’s campus tuition-free.

“Ivy Tech-Bloomington was the first Ivy Tech region to offer New Tech students two free dual credit classes,” said Ivy Tech-Bloomington Chancellor John Whikehart, who serves on the New Tech board of advisors. “This practice is now standard college policy at all Ivy Tech campuses statewide. Additionally, Ivy Tech-Bloomington has extended the offer of two free dual credit classes to students at Bloomington Graduation School, Harmony School, Lighthouse Christian Academy and Tabernacle Christian Academy in Martinsville.”

Dual credit classes offered at New Tech High School are New Student Seminar (IVYT 120) and Fundamentals of Imaging (VISC 102). A couple of years ago, an art class taught by Ivy Tech instructor Amy Brier was also offered at New Tech’s campus.

New Student Seminar enhances success in college by assisting students in obtaining skills necessary to their educational, career, and life objectives. Students create and apply critical thinking strategies in areas of time management, media literacy, learning styles, study skills, career planning, money management, and resource utilization.

Fundamentals of Imaging introduces students to a full range of image input technology and manipulation including conventional photography, digital imaging, and computer scanners. Students learn to communicate concepts and ideas through various imaging devices.

Ivy Tech-Bloomington course registration for fall 2012 is open, and classes begin on August 20. “Ivy Tech 101 Night,” an information session for prospective students, will be held on Thursday, June 21 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in Lamkin Hall at Ivy Tech-Bloomington, 200 Daniels Way. To attend, contact Alexa Lopez, Assistant Director of Admissions at or (812) 330-6385.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College ( is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students 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.