Ivy Tech approved to offer new health degree, certificates

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE) has granted approval for Ivy Tech Community College to offer a new Associate of Applied Science in Health Care Support, as well as Certificates in Pharmacy Technician, Patient Care, Phlebotomy Technician, Therapeutic Massage and Electrocardiography.

The new programs will be offered at Ivy Tech’s 23 full-service campuses in addition to the learning sites in Wabash, Greencastle, Connersville and Batesville, although not all programs will be available at each site.

The new degree and certificates, which will begin in Spring 2010, have been made available by combining a portion of the college’s allied health program offerings, particularly those related to short-term certificates required for professional certification or state licensure and supporting career ladder opportunities for students.

The integrated curricular design would allow students to pursue a single certificate, multiple certificates or an associate degree.

The Associated of Applied Science in Health Care Support will have three options: Clinical Support, which incorporates Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy, Emergency Medical Technician, and Electrocardiography; Therapeutic Massage; and Patient Care, which incorporated CNA, QMA, Home Health Aide, and Dementia Care.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest, singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 130,000 students enrolled 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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