Join us for Ivy Tech Night at the Races!

Enjoy a night at the races at Anderson Speedway while learning what Ivy Tech Community College can offer you! Join us Saturday, June 18 and visit with reps from the following programs: Advanced Manufacturing, Design Technology, Construction Technology, Automotive Technology, Industrial Maintenance, Welding, HVAC, and Agriculture. There, at hands-on, interactive booths, you’ll see for yourself what these programs have to offer and the careers they can prepare you for.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m. For more information on ticket prices and a schedule of races, visit

** Ivy Tech students ** Bring your student I.D. and get tickets at the discounted price of $5! (a $10 value)



The Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Program will have a refrigerant recovery machine at the track to demonstrate environmentally friendly recovery techniques. Modern recovery equipment is used to stop refrigerant from being released into the atmosphere and allows it to be recycled and used again. Recovery and recycling skills are demanded by employers and are stressed in the HVAC program at Ivy Tech.

Construction Technology

A wall section mock up (about 4’ tall x 2’), roof truss (small mockup about 4’ long and 2’high) and small base cabinet (kitchen) will be on display. In addition, faculty will demo how to make either handmade dovetails or mortise-and-tenon joinery. A checksheet on the programs available in Construction Technology will also be available. 


Samples of work done in the welding program will be displayed. Information will also be available on what is taught in the Welding Program, which is everything pertaining to the four basic welding processes:  Shielded Metal Arc, Gas Metal Arc, Gas Tungsten Arc and all the Oxy-Acetylene applications. Ivy Tech’s Welding Program offers everything from basic fundamentals to welding qualification on pipe and plate. Welding fabrication, welding codes and metallurgy are also taught.

Automotive Technology

Program chair, Phi Morgan, will have a computerized ignition system for prospective students to check out and a restored Dodge Challenger.

Advanced Manufacturing & New Castle Area Career Programs

Students from the Center’s Project Lead The Way will have on display the car they rebuilt for the IMSTA Super Mileage Challenge. The vehicle is reported to get in excess of 120 miles per gallon.

Workforce & Economic Development

Ivy Tech’s WED Department will provide information on its Commercial Drivers License (CDL) training program. Look for the large Ivy Tech semi that will be parked at the track.


Possible tractor with much of the modern farming technology such as GPS, Autosteer, and light bars on display.  Along with that I would show the software that is used with the GPS system to map fields and record jobs throughout the season.