Bloomington — Graduates from Bloomfield High School earned credentials from Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus in May 2021. Graduates earned the Indiana College Core certificate, a block of 30 credit hours that transfers to all public Indiana four-year institutions, upon student acceptance. The Indiana College Core certificate is for students who intend to complete bachelor’s degrees while saving time and money on college costs. Ivy Tech also offers certificates that lead directly to careers.

 “Ivy Tech offered classes at my high school that saved me a lot of time and money,” said Taylor Whitfield, Bloomfield High School graduate. Whitfield earned her full Indiana College Core of 30 credits and plans to continue her education at Ivy Tech to pursue her associate of science in nursing degree.

Graduate Brett Horning, earned a career-ready certificate from Ivy Tech before he graduated high school. Horning earned his Emergency Medical Technician firefighter certification, which upon passing the state EMT exam, qualifies him to work in the field. In the future, he plans to go into law enforcement.

Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus offers early college options for high school students who intend to earn bachelor’s degrees or enter the workforce. High School students can earn college credits by enrolling in dual credit classes at their high school or on Ivy Tech’s campus. For more information, visit

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.