The School of IT (SoIT) has a lot going on this year! We just started our first software development boot camp that prepares students to be job-ready in one semester through an accelerated study program. The boot camp is led by Prof. Zach Hamby, who is also the Department Chair for our Software Development, Data Analytics, Informatics, and Computer Science programs. Students follow one of the Software CT programs, in addition to some additional coursework, to learn the skills necessary to be employable at the end of the program. TArea employers will participate in a student showcase at the end of the program to facilitate placement in the field.
We are also in the planning stages for an IT Helpdesk boot camp that will begin in summer 2024 and will take three 8-week sessions to complete. This boot camp will follow the IT Helpdesk CT program curriculum, along with additional coursework in Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Management, to help develop people skills along with the technical knowledge. We are working in conjunction with area employers to ensure that the boot camp contains the skills that are most sought after in the Indianapolis area.
We are growing! Fall 2023 enrollment in campus SoIT courses is up 65% compared to fall 2022. This is phenomenal growth that can be largely attributed to the faculty and staff who worked diligently during spring and summer as part of our Four Disciplines of Execution (4DX) efforts to increase enrollment and retention. To meet this dramatic growth, we are in the process of hiring additional full-time and adjunct faculty.
School of Information Technology
For more information on the School of IT programs and faculty, please contact:
Patrick Benner, Dean, School of Information Technology: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zach Hamby, Department Chair: email@example.com
Penny Miguel, Sr. Executive Administrative Assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org
General School of IT Mailbox: email@example.com
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.