Indiana State, Ivy Tech to sign articulation agreement

TERRE HAUTE –Leaders of Indiana State University and Ivy Tech Community College will sign an articulation agreement that will make it easier for students enrolled in Ivy Tech’s School of Technology statewide to transfer to Indiana State’s College of Technology upon completion of their associate degrees.

A new articulation agreement between Indiana State and Ivy Tech campuses will provide a framework for the transfer of credits earned at Ivy Tech toward an Indiana State bachelor’s degree in a variety of majors offered within three departments of the College of Technology – aviation technology; electronics, computer and mechanical engineering; and technology management.

Degrees in these areas prepare students for job opportunities in the thriving sectors of aviation, electronics, manufacturing, construction management, human resources, packaging, and automation.

This agreement is one step in a continuing and comprehensive process by which the two institutions, as well as the Ivy Tech system as a whole, work to enhance educational resources and opportunities, according to Jeff Pittman, chancellor of Ivy Tech’s Wabash Valley Region (located in Terre Haute) and vice provost of distance education.

“One of the critical components of the Ivy Tech mission is to increase transfer opportunities for students and graduates of the college to four-year institutions. Each year, the faculty and staff of Indiana State University continue to support this goal by working with representatives of Ivy Tech to ensure transfer agreements are up-to-date and relevant,” Pittman said.

This agreement reflects the active spirit of cooperation between the two institutions. An increasing number of Ivy Tech students are taking advantage of transferring credits to Indiana State.

“The College is extremely fortunate to have such a strong partner within Indiana and will continue to encourage Ivy Tech students who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree and beyond to carefully consider the many transfer options available to them at Indiana State University,” he added.

Indiana State’s College of Technology is experiencing a rebirth, after revising all its programs and adding a few new ones to respond to changing workforce demands. Today’s workforce demands more education and training, according to Tad Foster, dean of Indiana State’s College of Technology.

“Students can build on their associate’s degree by transferring to Indiana State. All the courses will be credited and the student will come in at junior status, taking 300-400 level classes,” Foster said. Indiana State is looking into extending similar agreements to more associate degree institutions, he said.

“Faculty from both institutions worked together to develop a curriculum that is both challenging for the student and rewarding for the state of Indiana,” said C. Jack Maynard, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Officials from both institutions will sign the agreement during a ceremony on Wednesday, April 30 at 3 p.m. outside of Oakley Auditorium at Ivy Tech Community College, Wabash Valley Region, located in Terre Haute.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech is the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system and the state’s second largest public post-secondary institution with more than 110,000 students enrolled annually.  Ivy Tech has 23 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 of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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