BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Bloomington offers short-term training that allows students to earn professional certification required for employment in healthcare fields. Individuals who have not completed a college degree may be eligible to complete the training and earn a free Ivy Tech certificate through Indiana’s Workforce Ready Grant, regardless of income or financial aid eligibility. Information about the grant-funded training and eligibility requirements can be found online at

Short-term healthcare certificates count toward the healthcare specialist associate degree, required for careers and career advancement. Students who complete short-term certificates will be eligible for some healthcare employment duties, so students can gain entry-level work experience as they complete their degree.

Short-term training is offered to help meet workforce demand in the healthcare field. Statewide, there are 3,054 annual job openings projected in the healthcare specialist field through 2020, according to Indiana Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2017.

Ivy Tech Bloomington offers short-term healthcare certification in:

Certified Nursing Assistant
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
Dementia Care
Electrocardiography Technician
Home Health Aid
Home Healthcare Technician
Long-Term Care Specialist
Medical Office Administration
Nutrition and Wellness
Phlebotomy Technician
Pre-Nursing Studies
Qualified Medication Aide
Therapeutic Massage.

For more information about getting started at Ivy Tech, visit campus at 200 Daniels Way, call (812) 330-6013, or email For contact outside of business hours, call (888) IVY-LINE (489-5463).

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.