Fort Wayne Campus added as Career Step partner

Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus is Career Step’s newest academic partner. Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and professional training.

“Ivy Tech Community College is dedicated to providing their students with quality options for education,” says Glade Tidwell, Career Step vice president of Academic Partnerships. “After partnering with 13 other branches of Ivy Tech, we are excited to partner with the Fort Wayne service area and assist in positively impacting the careers and lives of the students in northeast Indiana.”

The new partnership adds several Career Step courses to Ivy Tech Community College’s catalog. The new courses include Professional Medical Coding and Billing, Medical Transcription and Editing, Medical Administration Assistant with Electronic Health Record, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Billing, Computer Technician, and Healthcare Information Technology.

“We are pleased to offer these additional education opportunities to our students,” says Kaylene Smith, the Fort Wayne Campus’s lead program manager for Workforce Alignment. “We know from the experiences of other Ivy Tech campuses that these high-quality, career-focused programs will make a real difference in the lives of our students.”

Career Step has partnered with continuing education departments of higher learning institutions for more than a decade to offer its industry-leading career training courses. These partnerships provide institutions with a turnkey solution to prepare more students for successful careers and enable Career Step to assist students across the county. The Fort Wayne Campus joins Career Step’s network of academic partners which includes more than 150 other educational institutions, including University of Central Missouri; California State University, Bakersfield; and Louisiana State University.

More information about Career Step’s partnership with the Fort Wayne Campus is available at To learn more about Career Step’s academic partnership program, please visit

About Career Step
Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and professional training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers as well as more than 100,000 healthcare professionals through its various continuing education courses. More than 150 colleges and universities nationwide have partnered with Career Step, and the company provides training for several of the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation. Career Step is committed to helping students and practicing healthcare professionals alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace—improving lives, advancing careers, and driving business results through education. More information can be found at or 800-246-7837.

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