Campus offering new degrees, transfer agreement

Beginning 2017-18, Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus will offer two new academic programs.

One is an associate degree in Biology. This will be considered a transfer opportunity, meaning graduates will be able to transfer their credits to any public four-year institution in Indiana. When students begin at their four-year school, they will be considered juniors.

Should Biology graduates wish to enter the workforce immediately, they would be able to find employment as biological sciences lab technicians, forest conservation technicians, or medical laboratory technicians.

The program, which has not been offered at any Ivy Tech statewide before now, will include courses in molecular biology, genetics, and ecology. Learn more at, or contact program chair Diane Lewis at or 482-9171 x2546.

Also new this semester is the Diesel Technology program. This associate degree program puts an emphasis on analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. The program’s content is 30 percent general education and 70 percent professional/technical education. This diesel program compliments the commercial driver’s license training already provided by the Fort Wayne Campus. This program can also be used as a gateway to a bachelor’s degree at Indiana universities for those considering further educational attainment. Learn more at, or contact program chair Nick Goodnight at or 260-480-4293.

“I am so pleased we are able to offer these new degree options,” says Kim Barnett-Johnson, vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. “By offering northeast Indiana so many educational opportunities, we are providing residents with a variety of gainful employment programs.”

In addition to these new degree options, students also have a new transfer option with the University of Saint Francis: Students who graduate with an associate degree in Cyber Security/Information Assurance now have the opportunity to transfer to Saint Francis to work toward their bachelor’s degree in Cyber Security.

Learn more about Cyber Security/Information Assurance at, or contact program chair Daryl Togashi at or 260-480-4279.

Twelve-week classes start Sept. 18, eight-week classes start Oct. 16, and spring enrollment opens today. The spring semester starts Jan. 16, 2018.

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