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Ivy Tech Community College Course Information

Ivy Tech is a community college that offers two-year degree programs. The institution is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers affordable tuition rates. There are several campuses within an hour drive time of Henry County, including: Anderson, Connersville, Indianapolis, Muncie, New Castle, Noblesville, Richmond, and Shelbyville.
Find out more: https://www.ivytech.edu/ 

Ivy Tech’s Community College’s Muncie and New Castle locations offer seven schools of study, providing nearly 60 different degree options. Ranging from manufacturing to nursing to social services, there are many opportunities for continued learning. Discover what’s available: https://www.ivytech.edu/muncie/6387.html

Knowing the general information on courses is important before you enroll to take them. Ivy Tech provides a breakdown of the courses offered, any prerequisites required, a summary of the course, and how many credit hours the course will be.
Browse the course catalog: https://www.ivytech.edu/files/ivy-tech-course-descriptions-2019.pdf

New Castle Career Center Course Descriptions

Advanced Manufacturing I & II
1 or 2-Year Program: Advanced Manufacturing is a course that includes classroom and laboratory experiences in two broad areas: Industrial Technology/Software Controls and Manufacturing Trends. Industrial Technology and Software Controls covers wiring and schematic diagrams used to design, install, and repair electrical/electronic equipment such as wireless communication devices and programmable controllers. Course content will include basic theories of electricity, electronics, digital technology, and basic circuit analysis. Activities include experiences in: soldering; use of an oscilloscope, meters, signal generators and tracers; bread boarding; circuit simulation software; and troubleshooting. Understanding and using the underlying scientific principles related to electricity, electronics, circuits, sine waves, and Ohm’s Law are integral to this course. Manufacturing Trends covers basic concepts in manufacturing operations and plant floor layout in the production environment. Applications of Computer Numerical Control (CNC), lathe, and turning operations are developed as a foundation for machining operations. Coordinate system concepts are introduced as relevant to machining processes, as well as fluid and mechanical power, welding, and lean manufacturing. Fluid power concepts will include hydraulic components and circuits, laws and principles, fluid power controllers, and the construction of systems. In the mechanical power portion of the course, students will learn about machine specifications, basic forces, friction, simple machines, motors, and motor controls. Students will also be introduced to lean manufacturing where they will study concepts including: lean goals, product quality, eliminating waste, cost effectiveness, lean concepts, resource planning, continuous improvement, and the various advantages of lean manufacturing. This course includes MSSC concepts required to earn MSSC certification.

Location: New Castle Career Center
Dual College Credits: IvyT111 – Student Success in University Transfer MPRO100 – Introduction to Plant floor and CNC MPRO106 – Introduction to the Workplace and Safety

Building Trades I & II
1 or 2-Year Program: Building Trades provides experiences related to residential home construction and commercial renovation. Students learn basic techniques in framing and rough carpentry, siding, roofing, door and window installation, wiring, drywall hanging and finishing, flooring installations, and finish carpentry. Students are also introduced to concrete/foundation work, heating/cooling, and plumbing. In year 2, students are assigned more complex, independent projects and lead work teams. All aspects of safety are stressed, and students are required to complete online OSHA 10-hour Construction Industry certification. Students are expected to work on scaffolding and on roof levels as well as outside in various weather conditions. Upon completion of this program, students continue their education in 2 and 4-year degree programs at the postsecondary level or enter employment in one of the many construction fields. Students also enter apprenticeship programs for specific construction trades.

Location: New Castle Career Center & current construction site
Industry Certifications: OSHA Safety certification
Dual College Credits: BCTI100 – Intro to Construction Technology BCTI101 – Intro to Carpentry, Part I BCTI102 – Intro to Carpentry, Part II BCTI130 – Intro to Electrical

Computer Operations – Computer Tech Support
1-Year Program: Computer Tech Support allows students to explore how computers work. Students learn the functionality of hardware and software components as well as suggested best practices in maintenance and safety issues. Lab work includes the diagnosis and repair of computers and components for outside clients. High-performing students may have the opportunity to complete internships with local companies. Students entering this program are expected to have significant computer knowledge. This program can be combined with Computer Operations – Networking Fundamentals to create a 2-year experience. Upon graduation, students continue their education at the postsecondary level in both 2 and 4-year degree programs related to computer and information technology. Others may gain employment in local computer technology and support businesses.

Location: New Castle Career Center
Industry Certifications: Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)
Dual College Credits: INFM109-S2 Informatics Fundamentals

Computer Operations – Networking Fundamentals
1-Year Program: Networking Fundamentals students learn the skills needed to successfully move into a role as an IT professional supporting networked computers. Concepts covered include TCP/IP client administration, planning a network topology, configuring the TCP/IP protocol, managing network clients, configuring routers and hubs, and creating wireless LANs. High-performing students may have the opportunity to complete internships with local companies. Students entering this program are expected to have significant computer knowledge. This program can be combined with Computer Operations – Computer Tech Support to create a 2-year experience. Upon graduation, students continue their education at the postsecondary level in both 2 and 4-year degree programs related to computer and information technology. Others may gain employment in local computer technology and support businesses.

Location: New Castle Career Center
Industry Certifications: Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)
Dual College Credits: NETI105-S2 Hardware/Software Support

Education Fundamentals EMT / Public Safety
1-Year Program – Seniors Only: The EMT / Public Safety program exposes students to the areas of law enforcement, firefighting, corrections, and probation and prepares students to become EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians). EMT certification is recognized in a variety of public safety related careers and required in firefighting. The exposure to a variety of areas will help students discover the career area they want to pursue. During the first semester, students will complete the EMT training. Students will learn to recognize the seriousness of the patient’s condition, use the appropriate emergency care techniques and equipment to stabilize the patient, and transport them to the hospital. This course also addresses the handling of victims of hazardous materials accidents. It covers theories, techniques, and operational aspects of pre-hospital emergency care with the scope and responsibility of the basic emergency medical technician. It requires laboratory practice and clinical observation in a hospital emergency room and ambulance. Students will spend the second semester rotating among different career areas, including law enforcement, firefighting, corrections, and probation. Experiences will include job shadowing professionals in the field. Some of the experiences will require students to participate during the evenings and on weekends. Students will be required to pass a criminal history check.

Location: REC (Raintree Education Center) and other clinical sites
Industry Certification: IN Department of Homeland Security EMT License

Health Careers
AM & PM 1-Year Program – Seniors Only: Students spend time in the classroom as well as participating in clinical rotations at various health care facilities in the community. Clinical experiences vary depending on the student’s career goal and training site availability. They include several areas of nursing, imaging, laboratory, physical therapy, nuclear medicine, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, dietary, mortuary science, pharmacy, and medical records. Classroom instruction includes human anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, ethics, CPR, and practical skills applicable to all health-related occupations. Students completing this program usually continue their education in 2 or 4-year postsecondary degree programs or special medical licensing programs at the postsecondary level.

Location: REC (Raintree Education Center), Henry County Hospital, & clinical sites
Dual College Credits: HLHS100 – Intro to Health Careers HLHS107 – CAN Preparation HLHS101 – Medical Terminology HLHS111 – Health & Wellness for Life
Industry Certification: CPR/AED Professional Rescuer Indiana State CNA Pharmacy Technician NCHSE

Machine Trades I & II
1 or 2-Year Program Students in the machining program prepare for in-demand jobs in the manufacturing industry. The Machine Trades program provides instruction and laboratory experience in standard and manual machining, blueprint reading, formulas to determine the proper speed and feed of machines, and the operation and maintenance of common machines, including mills, lathes, and grinders. The program also provides exposure to computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining. New Castle Career Center works with an industry advisory committee and Ivy Tech Community College to provide a curriculum focused on skills needed in industry. Students completing this program generally continue their education at the postsecondary level in 2 and 4-year degree programs or begin their careers in local machining businesses. Students also enter apprenticeship programs for specific machining-related trades.

Location: New Castle Career Center
Dual College Credits: MTTC101 – Machine Tool Technology MTTC102 – Turning Processes I MTTC103 – Precision Machining Technology MTTC106 – Machine Tool Technology IVYT111 – Student Success in University Transfer MTTC105 – Abrasive Processes I MTTC107 – CNC Set Up & Operations MTTC208 – CNC Mill Programming MTTC209 – CNC Lathe Programming
QR: Machine Trades I and II satisfies the “Mathematics or quantitative reasoning course” in each year of high school requirement for the CORE 40, AHD, and THD diplomas.

Pre-Engineering I & II
1 or 2-Year Program Pre-Engineering students learn engineering principles through project-based learning. A significant amount of time is spent identifying and solving industrial design and function issues. Students use state of the art software to solve real world problems and communicate solutions to hands-on projects and activities which include building design, robotics, CNC machining, and automated manufacturing. Students choose to specialize in aerospace, robotics, motor sports, architecture, or a variety of other areas, and student teams compete in contests designed as culminating activities where they perform specific tasks and complete problem-solving exercises. Students completing this program continue their education in 2 and 4-year engineering and technology degree programs at the postsecondary level.

Location: New Castle Career Center
Dual College Credits: DESN101 – Intro to Technology DESN113 – Computer Aided Design DESN104 – Mechanical Graphics
Industry Certification: Autodesk Inventor QR: Pre-Engineering II satisfies the “Mathematics or quantitative reasoning course” in each year of high school requirement for the CORE 40, AHD, and THD diplomas.

Welding Technology I & II
1 or 2-Year Program Students develop skills in the basic welding areas including shielded metal (SMAW), gas metal arc (GMAW or MIG), gas tungsten arc (TIG), oxy- fuel, fuel cutting manual, and semi-automatic. Projects and welding exercises are utilized to teach students how to weld various kinds of metals in 4 basic welding positions – flat, vertical, horizontal, and overhead. Classroom instruction includes blueprint reading, metallurgy, theory of the various types of welding, and machine setup and use. Students apply the various welding techniques to design and construct projects. Students in year 2 are able to complete additional AWS certifications and intern at local companies. Upon completion of this program, students pursue 2 and 4-year postsecondary degrees such as welding technology and welding engineering. Students also enter employment in construction and fabrication businesses and enter apprenticeships that identify welding as a related career.

  Location: New Castle Career Center
Dual College Credits: WELD100 – Welding Technology I WELD108 – Shielded Metal Arc Welding I WELD206 – Adv. Shielded Metal Arc Weld II WELD203 – Pipe Welding I IVYT111 – Student Success in University Transfer WELD207 – Gas Metal Arc Welding WELD208 – Gas Tungsten Arc Welding WELD210 – Welding Fabrication I WELD272 – Adv Gas Metal Arc Weld II WELD273 – Adv Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II
Industry Certification: American Welding Society Sense Level I Certification