BLOOMINGTON – Eight-week long classes at Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington begin on Oct. 15. Short-term, eight-week classes offer the same material as traditional 16-week courses but have been reformatted so that students can complete courses in half the time.

“This shift to offering more short-term courses is driven by the College’s focus on student success. By offering eight-week courses, students can take fewer classes at a time, while still making progress toward completing their degrees and certifications,” said Larry Swafford, Ph.D., vice chancellor of academic affairs. “By Spring Semester 2019, Ivy Tech Bloomington plans to offer at least half of its courses in an eight-week format.”

On Oct. 15, students can begin eight-week classes both in-person and online in Accounting, Business Administration, General Studies, Four-year transfer programs, and many more. For a full list of course offerings, visit For online course options in Bloomington, select Internet Courses.

Prospective students can apply online for free at

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.