BEDFORD – Ivy Tech Community College will host a community open house at the new StoneGate Arts & Education Center in downtown Bedford on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. Ivy Tech representatives will be available to provide information about class offerings, upcoming events, and to answer questions. Refreshments will be served. There is still time to enroll in spring classes that begin Jan. 14.

The new StoneGate facility allows Ivy Tech to offer more courses and certifications than before.

“For Spring Semester 2019, students can earn a certificate in bookkeeping entirely in Bedford,” said Jessica Strunk, vice chancellor of enrollment services. “StoneGate also has advanced technology, which allows Ivy Tech to offer live online classes. This gives students more class options in Bedford and allows them to virtually attend classes offered in Bloomington through synchronous video technology.”

Ivy Tech offers classes in Bedford that prepare students for jobs and that lead to associate degrees and certificates in business, healthcare, industrial technology, and HVAC. Ivy Tech also offers general education classes in Bedford that transfer to public colleges and universities in Indiana.

For more information about getting started at Ivy Tech, visit the StoneGate Arts & Education Center at 931 15th Street, call (812) 330-6013, or email For contact outside of business hours, call (888) IVY-LINE (489-5463).

Ivy Tech holds office hours at StoneGate on a regular schedule, Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An Ivy Tech staff member is available to provide assistance with general questions, applying to the College, applying for financial aid, academic advising, career guidance, and placement exam assessment.

Information and classes offered at Ivy Tech’s Bedford location can be found online at

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.