BEDFORD – Ivy Tech Community College hosted a community open house at the new StoneGate Arts & Education Center located downtown Bedford on Thursday, Jan. 10 with nearly 35 visitors in attendance. While the community enjoyed refreshments, they learned that StoneGate offers new technologies to students, such as live online synchronous video capabilities. Live online classes enable students to take classes in Bedford that are held at Ivy Tech Bloomington’s main campus.

“Synchronous video gives students more class options in their home community of Lawrence County,” said Jessica Strunk, vice chancellor of enrollment services. “It allows them to virtually attend class via 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.

There is still time to sign up for classes that start in March. Information and classes offered at Ivy Tech in Bedford 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.