Ivy Tech registration open for classes at Orange County Learning Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 7, 2012

Ivy Tech registration open for classes at Orange County Learning Center

Ivy Tech registration for Spring Semester is open, and classes at the Orange County Learning Center at Springs Valley begin Monday, January 14, 2013.

Students can earn credits toward an Ivy Tech Associate degree by taking classes close to home at the Orange County Learning Center. Courses offered in the spring semester include English composition, algebra, psychology, sociology, new student seminar, and public speaking.

Short-term training courses will also be offered. Courses include Microsoft classes: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access; Social Media for Business; Introduction to Computers; Computer Concepts; Photoshop Elements 8; and ServSafe Food Safety.

Social Media for Business is a new class offering in Orange County. Students will learn about the many applications of social media, and how to utilize social media as a business professional. Class topics will cover all major social networking sites including Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and also discuss how niche sites can be just as important. Students will create profiles on the major social networks and learn how to promote themselves as an individual, as well as their business.

Non-credit personal enrichment classes will also be offered at the Orange County Learning Center. Classes include: Watercolor: Give it a Try!, Growing Mushrooms for a Gourmet Garden, Photography: Digital Artistry, and Containers, Pots, and Planters.

Non-credit classes will also take place at Burton-Kimble Farms, located just 2 miles east of downtown Orleans in Orange County. Classes include, Dinner for One or Two in a Snap, Warm up with Soup, Cooking Ta-do at the Farm, Sweet Stuff: Cookies, Cakes & Goodies, and Preparing for Drop-in Events.

A full list of Ivy Tech classes offered at Orange County Learning Center can be found at www.ivytech.edu/orangecounty. A full list of non-credit course offerings at Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington can be found at www.ivytech.edu/cll.

The Orange County Learning Center at Springs Valley is located at 479 S. Larry Bird Blvd. French Lick, IN. For help applying to Ivy Tech or registering for classes, students can drop in without an appointment. Currently, the Orange County Learning Center office is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office is closed for lunch from Noon to 1 p.m. The office will be closed December 21 through 30. For questions, call the learning center at 812-936-4100 or contact Carol Hudelson at chudelson@ivytech.edu.

About Ivy Tech Orange County Learning Center

Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington opened the Orange County Learning Center in January 2012 to provide easy access to higher education and workforce training in Orange County. The center allows students to earn credits toward an Ivy Tech Associate degree by taking classes close to home. Since opening, the learning center has expanded offerings in for-credit academic courses, and non-credit workforce training and personal-enrichment courses.

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.

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