Ivy Tech expands hours for express enrollment, introduces new certifications

Fall Semester classes begin Monday, August 24 at Ivy Tech Community College, and Express Enrollment Days will begin Monday, August 10 through Thursday, August 13 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, August 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  During Express Enrollment, students can complete the steps to begin classes for Fall Semester, including assessment, advising, help with financial aid, and course registration.

Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus is also extending hours on Monday, August 17 through Thursday, August 20 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and will be open Saturday, August 15 and Saturday, August 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The testing center, business office, bookstore, and financial aid offices will be open.

New technical certificates will be offered this fall, including Certified Personal Trainer, Pharmacy Technician, and Qualified Medication Aide.

“The new certificates can lead directly to jobs in those respective areas,” said Larry Swafford, Ph.D., dean of the School of Health Sciences. “The certificates are also part of associate degree tracks, so after students earn their certificates, they can choose to continue on to earn Kinesiology or Healthcare Specialist degrees.”

Ivy Tech Bloomington’s School of Health Sciences offers associate degree programs in Healthcare Specialist, Kinesiology, Paramedic Science, Radiation Therapy, Respiratory Care, and Nursing. Certificates offered include Practical Nursing, Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Personal Trainer, Pharmacy Technician, Qualified Medication Aide, and Emergency Medical Technician.

For salary and employment information about Ivy Tech’s degree programs visit www.ivytech.edu and click on Degrees and Programs.

Ivy Tech Bloomington is located at 200 Daniels Way on the west side.

Youth art summer camps at Ivy Tech Waldron draw to a close, still time to register for final session

The final session for Ivy Arts for Kids summer camps at Ivy Tech Waldron begins on Monday, July 20 and registration is still open for children ages 4 to 11 years old.

The final camp session runs Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 31, and youth will create art using 2D and 3D media such as paint, pencil, and ceramics. Children in the Pre-K and Kindergarten Art class will explore the unique art of South America and create works of art in South American styles with games and activities. Elementary school-aged children in the South American Celebration class will create art influenced by Brazil, Peru and Argentina. They will also create musical instruments.

Morning and afternoon options are available in partnership with City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation’s Kid City summer camps. Children can participate in Ivy Arts for Kids from 9 a.m. until Noon at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, and spend the afternoon at Kid City from Noon to 4 p.m. Another option is spending the morning at Kid City from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the afternoon at Ivy Arts for Kids from 1 to 4 p.m.

Fall offerings for Ivy Arts for Kids classes will open for registration in August.

For more information about Ivy Arts for Kids summer camps, and to download a camp registration form, visit http://www.ivytech.edu/cll/youth.