Ivy Tech Fort Wayne Electronics and Engineering programs receive CTE Award

Andy Bell, Ivy Tech Fort Wayne department chair of engineering technology; Cait Cramer, Ivy Tech Fort Wayne engineering instructor; and Vearl Turnpaugh, assistant vice president of curriculum for engineering, IT, and agriculture.

On May 10, four Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne programs were honored with the Governor’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Postsecondary Program of Study Awards. The four programs are: Electronics and Computer Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, and Engineering Technology. The CTE award is given to programs that excel in program design, resource utilization, and program outcomes.

“Sustaining high success rates in engineering programs is challenging; however, the Ivy Tech Fort Wayne engineering programs have been a curve breaker,” said Darrel J. Kesler, dean of the School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, and Applied Science. “Each and every graduate is widely sought after, and they often succeed beyond their wildest dreams. Our students enjoy careers with companies like Fort Wayne Metals, Ultra Electronics, and Panoramic.”

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s programs not only provide the theory required in engineering, they also provide substantial hands-on experience, including the opportunity to travel to the Southwest Center for Microsystems Education at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. Classes are available in the evening for students who work full-time

Enrollment in the Electronics and Engineering programs has been steadily increasing over the past several years. The Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, and Engineering Technology programs are accredited by ABET—a highly prestigious accrediting organization.  Students can enter the workforce after graduation or transfer their credits to four-year institutions.

Interested in engineering? Contact Andrew Bell (abell118@ivytech.edu) or Cait Cramer (ccramer15@ivytech.edu).

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