A new chapter in higher education in Montgomery County will begin on January 14 when Ivy Tech Community College-Crawfordsville holds its first classes.
The public can see a preview of the campus on Thursday, January 10, before it fills up with the students. A dedication ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. followed by an open house until 6:00 p.m. The new campus is located at 2325 Phil Ward Blvd. in Crawfordsville, in Crawfordsville Commerce Park located near I-74 and US 231.
Ivy Tech has had a presence in Crawfordsville beginning in the 1970s, when training classes were held for employees of area industries. The college opened an instructional center in 2001, and expanded to a larger facility in 2006.
The new campus will include six classrooms, two computer classrooms, a physical science lab, a life/health sciences lab, a CAD lab, an open computer lab, a tutoring and testing center, student lounge, and administrative offices. Two classrooms will feature a movable dividing wall to enable larger meeting space for the college and the community.
More space means many more courses will be offered. Classes in chemistry, human services, design technology, CAD, art appreciation, and liberal arts courses will be available. The campus will also offer a full associate of science degree program in business administration that transfers to many four-year universities in Indiana, including an online bachelor’s degree program in business at Western Governors University-Indiana (WGU). Graduates of the business administration program can use Ivy Tech’s computer lab to complete the WGU bachelor’s degree.
The construction of the new campus is the result of a partnership between the City of Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, and the Crawfordsville Redevelopment Commission. Ivy Tech will lease the facility from the city. The location provides room for future expansion of the campus.
About Ivy Tech
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students 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.