Ivy Tech Community College offering six new certificate or degree options at Fort Wayne campus

Ivy Tech Community College plans to offer six new certificate or degree programs at its Fort Wayne campus. (News-Sentinel.com archive photo)

Students can pursue six new certificate or degree options at Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne campus, including urban horticulture, various forms of design and mechanical engineering technology.

Here are the details:

* Urban Horticulture: Students seeking this certificate will learn about growing food using alternative growing methods in nontraditional environments, an Ivy Tech news release said. The six classes required to earn the certificate prepare a student to own or operate a greenhouse and can be applied toward an associate’s degree in Applied Science in Agriculture.

* Mechanical Engineering Technology: Students earn an associate’s degree in science as part of a Transfer as a Junior program that allows them to transfer after two years to Purdue University Fort Wayne to pursue a bachelor’s degree in that field, the news release said. New courses offered include fluid power, system automation and control, and a capstone course. The degree will prepare students for jobs in manufacturing, quality control, design, materials testing, process and product design, and Computer-Aided Design (CAD).

* Engineering: A new technical certificate and a freshmen engineering certificate will allow students to gain credentials as they study for the associate’s degree in engineering.

* Mechanical Design, Computer Aided Design, and Architectural Design: Because of high demand for workers, many Design Technology students get hired for jobs before completing their associate’s degree, the news release said. The new certificates allow students to show a knowledge base on their resumes and encourage companies to invest in helping their new employees to complete degrees, the news release said.

Professionals working in related career fields also can take the classes to stay current with their career needs, the news release said.

For more information about these programs or others offered by Ivy Tech-Fort Wayne, go to the college’s website or call 1-888-IVY-LINE (1-888-489-5463).