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Ivy Tech Expands its Dual Credit Program

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The dual credit program allows students at high schools to earn high school as well as college credit at the same time, keeping their potential debt load lighter as well as preparing them for skilled careers faster, thus meeting the needs of employers in the state as well. Dual credit courses are offered during the regular school day and are taught by high school faculty who meet credential requirements and participate in professional development provided by Ivy Tech.

As of now the college has agreements with 419 high schools and career centers, including 93% of Indiana’s public high schools. During the 2013 - 2014 school year, that figure was only 88%. The college reports it has also seen:

  • 24% increase in the number of Core Transfer Library/Liberal Arts dual credit agreements. The Core Transfer Library is made up of courses which are accepted at all Indiana public college and university campuses, not just Ivy Tech
  • 16% increase in the number of Career and Technical Education agreements since last year

“We are extremely pleased by the support we have received from Indiana’s public school system,” said Ivy Tech President Thomas J. Snyder. “The dual credit program is an integral part of preparing the state’s high school students for the rigor of college course work and for the k-14 system, which is becoming the norm in the United States. The dramatic increase in dual credit opportunities demonstrates the commitment by school corporations and Ivy Tech to prepare students for the future.”

Ivy Tech also cut the ribbon on a new training facility in La Porte in March. The campus is located at the Thomas Rose Industrial Park, where growing nearby industries are expected to need over 1,000 positions filled in the coming years.

Thomas J. Snyder, President
Ivy Tech Community College
www.ivytech.edu

Ivy Tech