Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus is hosting a 20th building anniversary Open House on Sept. 15 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend to explore campus grounds, discover the more than 70 academic programs offered, and learn about employer and scholarship partners. Guided tours will be available at 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.

Ivy Tech Bloomington opened its doors to students in August 2002 with 2,600 students. Today, the campus serves 10,000 students annually. Ivy Tech Bloomington has an eight-county service area, including Brown, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Morgan, Monroe, and Orange Counties. While the campus has an eight-county service area, it serves students from nearly all 92 counties in the state.

Academic programs and services unique to Ivy Tech Bloomington include the Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship, the Biology Outdoor Learning Lab, the Indiana Center for the Life SciencesKinesiology & Exercise ScienceOptician & Eye Care, and Radiation Therapy.

Optician & Eye Care and Radiation Therapy are the only 2-year training programs in the state of Indiana, creating a high demand for graduates. Optician & Eye Care offers a certification that can be completed in just 33 credit hours and is tuition-free for eligible students, funded by the state’s Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready Grant.

Also, in a unique partnership with the Monroe County Airport, Ivy Tech Bloomington’s Automotive Technology program was established there and dedicated in October 2020. Airplane hangars were converted by Ivy Tech into automotive training garages. Automotive Technology offers tuition-free certifications for eligible students, funded by the state’s Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready Grant.

RSVP to attend Open House and learn more at link.ivytech.edu/openhouse2022. Refreshments will be provided by Ivy Tech’s Hospitality/Culinary Arts program.

Ivy Tech Community College offers more than 70 career and four-year transfer programs, with courses that start multiple times per year for quicker entry and graduation. To get started, fill out a free application at ivytech.edu, call 812-330-6013, or email askBloomington@ivytech.edu. For more information about tuition-free programs, visit ivytech.edu/bloomington/NLJ.

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.