BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College classes began Aug. 26, though students can still sign up or apply now for certificate programs that lead to high-demand jobs and that count toward associate degrees. Classes start again this fall, on Oct. 28.

Ivy Tech is offering the Workforce Ready Grant (WRG) through Next Level Jobs Indiana, a program that offers qualified applicants the opportunity to earn job certifications in high-demand fields for only the cost of books and supplies. High-demand fields include, Advanced Manufacturing, Health and Life Sciences, IT and Business Services, and Transportation and Logistics. Some workforce ready grant-eligible programs offered at Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus include, automotive, LPN, welding, HVAC, cyber security, business administration, accounting, and IT support.

Ivy Tech is also offering Next Level Jobs certificate training in healthcare specialist fields. Students can earn certifications in as little as one semester in EMT, Dementia Care, and Nutrition and Wellness. A newer program offering at Ivy Tech Bloomington is Medical Assisting and is a WRG-eligible program. All Ivy Tech job certifications count toward associate degrees.

For questions about applying for free and signing up for classes that start in Oct., call (812) 330-6013 or email

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.