INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College has seen an increase in the number of certificates and technical certificates it has awarded increase by 55 percent since 2012. The Community College awarded 11,224 certificates in the 2015-16 academic year. These certificates are designed to be short-term credentials and stackable toward an associate degree. Many certificates alone have immediate value in the workforce.
According to a recent release from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE), “Certificate production has increased by nearly a third (31 percent) since 2012, with 70 percent of certificates awarded by the state’s public colleges. Nearly three-quarters of these certificates took students more than one year, but less than two years to complete. Short-term certificates also saw significant growth since 2012.”
With growing industry workforce demand in high priority sectors, such as Manufacturing, Information Technology, Healthcare, Agriculture, and Logistics, Ivy Tech Community College is well prepared to train the needs of employers. The ICHE release stated, “Nearly 12,000 certificates were awarded in 2016” and Ivy Tech awarded 11,224 certificates earned in the 2015-2016 academic year.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. 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.