Ivy Tech credit and non-credit classes begin Monday, Aug. 20

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August 15, 2012

Ivy Tech credit and non-credit classes begin Monday, Aug. 20

Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington’s fall semester kicks off on Monday, August 20. Per campus tradition, students can expect to be greeted the morning of the first day of classes at the Connie and Steve Ferguson Academic Building, by Chancellor John Whikehart and bagpiper Ian Arthur. A “Welcome Week” of activities has been planned for students, which includes a family-friendly live concert.

“I am proud to welcome students with open doors to Ivy Tech-Bloomington,” said Whikehart. “For our students, the first day of classes will be their first step toward graduation, or a successful transfer to a four-year university. As a reminder, students are still encouraged to register for our late-start classes which begin in October.”

“Additionally, registration for non-credit classes is now open and the public is invited to sign up for classes in lifelong learning and professional development.”

For degree-seeking students:

For degree-seeking students, it is not too late to register for classes at Ivy Tech-Bloomington. Ivy Tech still has late-start courses that begin in October. Financial aid is still available, and staff will help you apply, register for classes, and apply for financial aid. Visit us at 200 Daniels Way, west of highway 37. Walk in hours are Monday through Thursday 8 to 6, and Friday 8 to 5. Or call 812-330-6013. Apply today at www.ivytech.edu.

For non-degree seeking students:

Online registration for non-credit classes through Ivy Tech Community College is now open. Classes in visual arts, wellness, practical living, and computing and professional development courses are all available.

New non-credit classes in personal enrichment include Creating Home Movies with iMovie, Hooray for Hollywood: The Early Years, De-antiquing with Susan, plus new classes in cooking, history, photography and more. Youth classes are also offered through Ivy Arts for Kids and include classes in painting, drawing, ceramics, and cupcake decorating.

Professionals can upgrade skills through individual classes or pursue certificates in areas such as web or graphic design as well as entrepreneurship. New “micro-topics” in Microsoft software applications also allow users to customize computing training to meet their individual needs.

For a full schedule of non-credit classes visit the Center for Lifelong Learning at www.ivytech.edu/cll. Information on professional development classes is available through Ivy Tech’s Corporate College at www.ivytech.edu/bloomington/corporate-college.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College (www.ivytech.edu) 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.