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Ivy Tech School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering & Applied Science

Design Technology

A Career Built On
Form and Function

What You'll Learn

The Design Technology program at Ivy Tech offers the latest hardware and software and emphasizes technical rigor and design foundations. Working with their academic advisors, students can select the elective courses that fit their desired career path, with subjects such as:

  • Mechanical design
  • Architectural design
  • Computer graphics

Career Options

Ivy Tech's Design Technology program prepares students to work in fields like the architecture, construction, industry and computer graphics. Depending on the degree, certificate and electives they choose, graduates can pursue careers like:

  • Drafting technician or designer
  • Technical designer
  • Architectural designer
  • Mechanical designer
  • Graphic designer

Degree Types Offered

Credential Type Associate Degree – Career-Ready Degree Associate Degree – Transferable Degree Long-Term Certificate – known as a Technical Certificate (TC) Short-Term Certificates – known as Certificates (CT)
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Associate of Science (AS) Design Technology Architectural Design Computer-Aided Design Computer Graphics Mechanical Design Surveying Technology
A Good Fit If...
  • You're an innovative problem-solver who likes working with a team to find and create design solutions
  • You want a solid foundation in design tools and fundamentals, so you can start your career right away 
  • You have a Design Technology Technical Certificate and want to build on it
  • You're an innovative problem-solver who likes working with a team to find and create design solutions
  • You have a Design Technology Technical Certificate and want to build on it
  • You want courses in general education as well as design, to prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university
  • You're an innovative problem-solver who likes working with a team to find and create design solutions
  • You want to focus on mechanical or architectural design
  • You're interested in a credential you can build from to earn an associate degree
  • You're creative and enjoy working on a computer
  • You are interested in architecture
  • You're interested in a credential you can build from to earn a Design Technology Technical Certificate
  • You're creative and enjoy working on a computer, using a variety of tools and fundamentals
  • You want a credential you can build from to earn a Design Technology Technical Certificate
  • You're artistic, creative and enjoy working on a computer
  • You want a credential you can build from to earn a Design Technology Technical Certificate
  • You're creative and enjoy working on a computer
  • You are interested in how mechanical parts work
  • You want a credential you can build from to earn a Design Technology LTC
  • You appreciate working with cutting-edge equipment and software, including GPS devices, 3D laser scanning technology, drones, and computer-aided drafting software.
  • You value a range of skills from 3D modeling and data analytics to interpersonal abilities like communication, teamwork, and project management.
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Length of Program 60 credit hours
4 semesters
60 credit hours
4 semesters
31 credit hours
2 semesters
18 credit hours
2 semesters
18 credit hours
2 semesters
18 credit hours
2 semesters
18 credit hours
2 semesters
24 credit hours
2 semesters
Cost2 $10,204 $10,204 $5,272 $3,061 $3,061 $3,061 $3,061 $4,082

Credential Type

A Good Fit If...

Where Offered

Length of Program

Cost2

Associate Degree – Career-Ready Degree
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
  • You're an innovative problem-solver who likes working with a team to find and create design solutions
  • You want a solid foundation in design tools and fundamentals, so you can start your career right away 
  • You have a Design Technology Technical Certificate and want to build on it
See 11 locations 60 credit hours
4 semesters
$10,204
Associate Degree – Transferable Degree
Associate of Science (AS)
  • You're an innovative problem-solver who likes working with a team to find and create design solutions
  • You have a Design Technology Technical Certificate and want to build on it
  • You want courses in general education as well as design, to prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university
See 10 locations 60 credit hours
4 semesters
$10,204
Long-Term Certificate – known as a Technical Certificate (TC)
Design Technology
  • You're an innovative problem-solver who likes working with a team to find and create design solutions
  • You want to focus on mechanical or architectural design
  • You're interested in a credential you can build from to earn an associate degree
See 12 locations 31 credit hours
2 semesters
$5,272
Short-Term Certificates – known as Certificates (CT)
Architectural Design
  • You're creative and enjoy working on a computer
  • You are interested in architecture
  • You're interested in a credential you can build from to earn a Design Technology Technical Certificate
See 10 locations 18 credit hours
2 semesters
$3,061
Computer-Aided Design
  • You're creative and enjoy working on a computer, using a variety of tools and fundamentals
  • You want a credential you can build from to earn a Design Technology Technical Certificate
See 12 locations 18 credit hours
2 semesters
$3,061
Computer Graphics
  • You're artistic, creative and enjoy working on a computer
  • You want a credential you can build from to earn a Design Technology Technical Certificate
See 4 locations 18 credit hours
2 semesters
$3,061
Mechanical Design
  • You're creative and enjoy working on a computer
  • You are interested in how mechanical parts work
  • You want a credential you can build from to earn a Design Technology LTC
See 13 locations 18 credit hours
2 semesters
$3,061
Surveying Technology
  • You appreciate working with cutting-edge equipment and software, including GPS devices, 3D laser scanning technology, drones, and computer-aided drafting software.
  • You value a range of skills from 3D modeling and data analytics to interpersonal abilities like communication, teamwork, and project management.
See 3 locations 24 credit hours
2 semesters
$4,082

Industry-Driven Education

Industry partners from throughout Indiana help shape the education that Ivy Tech Design Technology program students receive. These partners also provide internship, co-op and employment opportunities.

Cutting-Edge Equipment

Students in Ivy Tech's Design Technology program use the latest design tools to put their newly learned skills to work. Labs feature:

  • 3D technologies
  • Laser cutting
  • Physical prototype/model building

Associate Degree – Career-Ready Degree

  • The Ivy Tech Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Design Technology degree program teaches students about several key areas of design:

    • Architecture
    • Mechanical
    • Graphic design

    Students learn about the software and design techniques and tools for each field.

    Apply Now   Request More Info

    Time to Complete

    Ivy Tech's AAS in Design Technology degree program requires 60 credit hours, or four semesters, to complete.

    Earn a Certificate on the Way to Your Associate Degree

    A recommended path to the AAS degree in Design Technology is to complete one of the short-term certificates or a long-term certificate while working toward the degree. The certificates are designed to provide gateways toward entry-level design technology careers existing in the local industry. 

    Short-term certificates:

    Long-term certificate: 

    Courses

    The required 60 credit hours include:

    • 17 general education course credits
    • 42 program-specific course credits
    • 1 student success credit (college requirement)

    View Course Descriptions

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    Class Formats

    The Design Technology AAS at Ivy Tech presents courses through traditional, in-person learning and by online (virtual and online-only) and hybrid (blended or learn anywhere) instruction.

    Sample Careers

    The AAS in Design Technology prepares students for careers as drafting technicians and designers, working in environments such as:

    • Product development teams
    • Architectural firms
    • Construction companies
    • Manufacturing facilities
    • Biotech companies
    • Fire safety teams
    • Machine shops

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are the competencies that Ivy Tech students should be well versed in upon graduating from the program.

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Associate Degree – Transferable Degree

  • The Ivy Tech Associate of Science (AS) in Design Technology degree program includes a design skills core as well as elective courses. Students can choose from electives such as:

    • Mechanical design
    • Architectural design
    • Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)
    • Civil design
    • Computer graphics

    Additionally, students in the associate of science program take general education courses that help prepare them for transfer to a four-year college or university. You can save upward of $10,000 by completing your first two years at Ivy Tech and then transferring!

    Our Design Technology program currently has partnerships with two schools so you can seamlessly transfer without losing your credits or time:

    • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
    • Indiana Wesleyan University

    Talk to our transfer advocates for information about continuing your education after completing your associate degree at Ivy Tech. You are also encouraged to contact the university to which you plan to transfer. Note that admission is not guaranteed just by enrolling in the Design Technology program. You will need to be admitted to the institution you intend to transfer to.

    Apply Now   Request More Info

    Time to Complete

    Ivy Tech's AS in Design Technology degree program requires 60 credit hours, or four semesters, to complete.

    Earn a Certificate on the Way to Your Associate Degree

    A recommended path to the AS degree in Design Technology is to complete one of the short-term certificates or a long-term certificate while working toward the degree. The certificates are designed to provide gateways toward entry-level design technology careers existing in the local industry. 

    Short-term certificates:

    Long-term certificate: 

    Courses

    The 60 credit hours required for the AS in Design Technology include:

    • 31 general education course credits
    • 28 program-specific course credits
    • 1 student success credit (college requirement)

    View Course Descriptions

    Search Upcoming Courses

    Class Format

    The Design Technology AS at Ivy Tech presents courses through hybrid (blended or learn anywhere) instruction.

    Sample Careers

    Graduates of the AS in Design Technology at Ivy Tech can pursue careers such as:

    • Technical designer
    • Draftsperson
    • Architectural designer
    • Mechanical designer

    These professionals work in roles related to:

    • Engineering product development
    • Architecture
    • Construction
    • Property development
    • Interior design
    • Machine shops
    • Drafting supervision

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are the competencies that Ivy Tech students should be well versed in upon graduating from the program.

    See PLOs

    Close

Long-Term Certificate known as a Technical Certificate (TC)

  • Ivy Tech's Design Technology Technical Certificate (TC) provides students with design tool knowledge and skills. The program also features general education courses and the option to focus on mechanical or architectural design.

    Electives range from advanced manufacturing, to robotics, to 2D animation.

    Apply Now   Request More Info

    Time to Complete

    The Design Technology TC requires 31 credit hours, or two semesters, to complete.

    Building on Your Certificate

    If your goal is to earn an associate degree in Design Technology, you can earn this technical certificate on your way. The certificate is designed to provide a gateway into entry-level design technology careers. That means you may be able to enter the workforce in your desired field even before you graduate, if your plan includes working while you’re in school.

    Courses

    The 31 required credit hours in the Ivy Tech Design Technology TC include:

    • 6 general education course credits
    • 24 program-specific course credits
    • 1 student success credit (college requirement)

    View Course Descriptions

    Search Upcoming Courses

    Class Formats

    Design Technology TC courses may be presented in the following formats:

    • In-person, traditional
    • Hybrid (learn anywhere)
    • Online

    Sample Careers

    Graduates can pursue careers as a designer or a draftsperson. These professionals work in:

    • Engineering product development
    • Architecture
    • Construction
    • Property development
    • Interior design

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are the competencies that Ivy Tech students should be well versed in upon graduating from the program.

    See PLOs

    Close

Short-Term Certificates known as Certificates (CT)

  • Ivy Tech's Architectural Design Certificate (CT) provides students with education and training in software design tools. The program also focuses on the application of these tools in architectural design.

    Graduates of this program can stand out to design technology employers while also setting the stage to pursue a technical certificate or associate degree.

    Apply Now   Request More Info

    Time to Complete

    The Architectural Design CT requires 18 credit hours, or two semesters, to complete.

    Building on Your Certificate

    If your goal is to earn a technical certificate or associate degree in Design Technology, you can earn this certificate on your way. The certificate is designed to provide a gateway into entry-level design technology careers. That means you may be able to enter the workforce in your desired field even before you graduate, if your plan includes working while you’re in school.

    Courses

    The 18 required credit hours for the Ivy Tech Architectural Design CT include:

    View Course Descriptions

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    Class Formats

    Architectural Design CT courses may be presented in the following formats:

    • In-person, traditional
    • Hybrid (learn anywhere)
    • Online

    Sample Careers

    This CT prepares students the following careers:

    • Architectural drafting technician
    • Draftsperson
    • Designer

    These professionals work in fields such as:

    • Architecture
    • Construction
    • Property development
    • Interior design

    Graduates could start their own business, or they could work for an architectural design firm.

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are the competencies that Ivy Tech students should be well versed in upon graduating from the program.

    See PLOs

    Close
  • Ivy Tech's Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Certificate (CT), previously called a certificate, provides education and training on:

    • Software design tools
    • 3D printing
    • Architecture
    • Drafting

    Graduates of this program can stand out to design technology employers while also setting the stage to pursue a technical certificate or associate degree.

    Apply Now   Request More Info

    Time to Complete

    The Computer-Aided Design CT requires 18 credit hours, or two semesters, to complete.

    Building on Your Certificate

    If your goal is to earn a technical certificate or associate degree in Design Technology, you can earn this certificate on your way. The certificate is designed to provide a gateway into entry-level design technology careers. That means you may be able to enter the workforce in your desired field even before you graduate, if your plan includes working while you’re in school.

    Courses

    The 18 required credit hours for the Ivy Tech Computer-Aided Design CT include:

    View Course Descriptions

    SEARCH UPCOMING COURSES

    Class Formats

    Computer-Aided Design CT courses may be presented in the following formats:

    • In-person, traditional
    • Hybrid (learn anywhere)
    • Online

    Sample Careers

    Graduates of the Ivy Tech Computer-Aided Design CT program can begin a career in architecture or mechanical drafting. Working in roles such as designer or draftsperson, these professionals typically work in:

    • Engineering product development
    • Architecture
    • Construction
    • Property development
    • Interior design

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are the competencies that Ivy Tech students should be well versed in upon graduating from the program.

    See PLOs

    Close
  • Ivy Tech's Computer Graphics Certificate (CT) provides students with education and training on graphics programs and design principles. Among the graphics programs featured are:

    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign

    Graduates of this program can stand out to design technology employers while also setting the stage to pursue a technical certificate or associate degree.

    Apply Now   Request More Info

    Time to Complete

    The Computer Graphics CT requires 18 credit hours, or two semesters, to complete.

    Building on Your Certificate

    If your goal is to earn a technical certificate or associate degree in Design Technology, you can earn this certificate on your way. The certificate is designed to provide a gateway into entry-level design technology careers. That means you may be able to enter the workforce in your desired field even before you graduate, if your plan includes working while you’re in school.

    Courses

    The 18 required credit hours for the Ivy Tech Computer Graphics CT include:

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    Class Formats

    Computer Graphics CT courses may be presented in the following formats:

    • In-person, traditional
    • Hybrid (learn anywhere)
    • Online

    Sample Careers

    Graduates of this certificate program can pursue careers as graphic designers. They can start their own businesses, or they can work for graphic design firms.

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are the competencies that Ivy Tech students should be well versed in upon graduating from the program.

    See PLOs

    Close
  • Ivy Tech's Mechanical Design Certificate (CT) provides education and training on software design tools and how they work in mechanical design.

    Graduates of this program can stand out to design technology employers while also setting the stage to pursue a technical certificate or associate degree.

    Apply Now   Request More Info

    Time to Complete

    The Mechanical Design CT requires 18 credit hours, or two semesters, to complete.

    Building on Your Certificate

    If your goal is to earn a technical certificate or associate degree in Design Technology, you can earn this certificate on your way. The certificate is designed to provide a gateway into entry-level design technology careers. That means you may be able to enter the workforce in your desired field even before you graduate, if your plan includes working while you’re in school.

    Courses

    The 18 required credit hours for the Ivy Tech Mechanical Design CT include:

    View Course Descriptions

    SEARCH UPCOMING COURSES

    Class Formats

    Mechanical Design CT courses may be presented in the following formats:

    • In-person, traditional
    • Hybrid (learn anywhere)
    • Online

    Sample Careers

    Graduates could enter the mechanical drafting field, or they could work in a machine shop or engineering tech firm. Positions include:

    • Mechanical drafting technician
    • Draftsperson
    • Designer

    These professionals work for:

    • Engineering teams
    • Industry
    • Machine shops
    • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
    • Automotive businesses
    • Biotech companies

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are the competencies that Ivy Tech students should be well versed in upon graduating from the program.

    See PLOs

    Close
  • The new Surveying Technology Certificate will prepare students to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the delineation, determination, planning and positioning of land tracts, land and water boundaries, land contours and features; and the preparation of related maps, charts and reports. Includes instruction in applied geodesy, computer graphics, photo interpretation, plane and geodetic surveying, mensuration, traversing, survey equipment operation and maintenance, instrument calibration, and basic cartography.

    Apply Now   Request More Info

    Time to Complete

    The Surveying Technology CT requires 24 credit hours, or two semesters, to complete.

    Building on Your Certificate

    If your goal is to earn a technical certificate or associate degree in Design Technology, you can earn this certificate on your way. The certificate is designed to provide a gateway into entry-level design technology careers. That means you may be able to enter the workforce in your desired field even before you graduate, if your plan includes working while you’re in school.

    Courses

    The 24 required credit hours for the Ivy Tech Surveying Technology CT include:

    • COMM - 101 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking
    • DESN - 101 - Intro to Design Technology
    • DESN - 113 - 2D Computer-Aided Design
    • DESN - 210 - Surveying
    • DESN - 213 - CAD Mapping
    • DESN - 232 - Sustainable Site Design
    • ENGL - 111 - English Composition
    • MATH - 122 - Applied Technical Mathematics
    • MATH - 136 - College Algebra
    • MATH - 137 - Trigonometry with Analytic Geo

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Program Details

Design Technology is offered at 14 Ivy Tech locations in Indiana. Each location offers a unique combination of certificate and degree options:

Campus Architectural Design CT Computer-Aided Design CT Computer Graphics CT Mechanical Design CT Surveying Technology CT Design Technology TC Design Technology AS Design Technology AAS
Bloomington X X X X X
Columbus X X X X X
Evansville X X X X X X X
Fort Wayne X X X X X X
Indianapolis X X X X X X
Lafayette X X X X X X X
Lawrenceburg X X X X X X
Madison X X X X
Marion X
Muncie X X X X X X
New Castle X X
Sellersburg X X X X
South Bend X X X X X X X X
Valparaiso X X X X X X X X

CT — Certificate (short-term); TC — Technical Certificate (long-term); WFC — Workforce Certification.

Is Design Technology Right for Me?

Design technology professionals play an important role in creating items that we use every day. They're the ones who design these items before they go into production. 

The field offers a variety of opportunities working for employers like architectural firms, construction companies and machining companies. Graduates also can start their own design businesses.

Successful design technology students and professionals typically have traits like:

  • Enjoys working on the computer
  • Likes to find creative solutions to problems
  • Interested in new design approaches
  • Wants to learn about design tools and fundamentals

Sound Like You?

If you identify with the career opportunities and traits above, design technology may be the path for you! Take the next step to get started or speak with your local advisor to learn more.

Apply Now   Request More Info

Prerequisite Courses for Design Technology

Students coming to Ivy Tech with their high school diploma or equivalent can start straight into the degree program without completing any prerequisite courses as long as they are considered college ready by the knowledge assessment.

No Expiration of Credits

There is no expiration date for course credits that were earned in previous years from Ivy Tech Community College.

Transfer Credit for Prerequisite Courses

Prerequisite courses completed at colleges other than Ivy Tech will only be considered for general education selection points if transfer credit has been awarded and courses appear on the Ivy Tech transcript prior to the application deadline.

TR grades are not recognized by the online application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that transfer credit has been awarded and that TR grades are updated to transfer letter grades (TA, TB, TC) on their Ivy Tech transcript.

It is recommended that college transcripts be submitted to the Registrar’s office for evaluation and transfer credit at least four weeks prior to the program application deadline to ensure adequate time for processing.

Design Technology Courses

Descriptions of design technology courses can be found in our online course catalog. View required classes and course descriptions for:

Upcoming Classes

See when specific classes will be offered by searching our class list in Schedule Builder. First, select the semester you’re looking for and then enter the name of the class in the search bar. 

Search for Upcoming Classes

If you’re a current student, upcoming classes are easy to find in Schedule Builder in MyIvy.

Class Formats

Depending on the degree or certificate program, Design Technology courses may be presented in the following formats:

  • In-person, traditional
  • Hybrid (learn anywhere)
  • Online

Applying to Ivy Tech is Free & Easy

The Ivy Tech application is free and easy—you don’t need a certain test score, GPA, or class rank to get started at Ivy Tech. Applying takes about 10-15 minutes and can be completed entirely online.

No Application Deadlines

Ivy Tech does not have a deadline for admission. Our 8-week class sessions start throughout the year—in January, March, June, August, and October—and there is no hard deadline for applying for any of the start dates. It's important, though, to apply early enough that you'll be able to complete all the degree planning, financial aid, and registration activities that need to happen before your first day. We recommend you apply about one month before you intend to start classes. See upcoming start dates

Steps to Apply

(1) Apply to Ivy Tech

If you’ve never applied to Ivy Tech Community College before (or if it’s been two years since you last attended classes here), your first step is to apply to Ivy Tech. You can apply online or in person. To apply in person, reach out to your local admissions team and arrange a meeting. Or, stop by any campus on any Tuesday for Tuesdays@TheTech to receive personal assistance with applying and registering for classes.

Apply Now

(2) Submit Assessment Documents

After you submit your application, you'll be asked to upload documentation—such as SAT/ACT/PSAT scores or high school and college transcripts—that can assess your readiness for college-level coursework and help us make sure you are taking classes that are the right fit for you. How to upload assessment documents

If you don't have your scores or transcripts at your fingertips, don’t worry. Go ahead and submit your application. You can go back to upload assessment documents at any time until the end of the term for which you applied.

(3) Look for a Confirmation Email

Once your application is processed, you will receive a confirmation email at the email address provided on your application. Typically the email will arrive within 1-2 business days of submission, but during peak processing periods (April-June) could take up to 5-10 business days.

The email will contain instructions on how to register for classes, as well as important information regarding your Ivy Tech student portal (MyIvy account), tuition, payment options, and more.

(4) Create an Account in MyIvy

MyIvy is Ivy Tech's online student portal. Students use MyIvy to check e-mail, register for classes, pay tuition, manage financial aid, get the latest news and announcements, and much more. MyIvy also contains "QuickLinks" to the Ivy Tech websites and online tools you will use most often. Learn more about MyIvy

For first-time user instructions and other MyIvy tips: View/Print MyIvy Help Sheet

(5) Course Placement

Before you can register for classes you will need to submit documentation or complete an assessment test. Your test scores can help us determine the best English and math starting classes for you. See the Test Score Course Placement Chart

If you submitted assessment documentation during the application process, your advisor will likely be able to work with those documents to determine course placement and you won't need to take any further steps. If you don't have any of those documents or the scores don't meet minimum thresholds, don’t worry! Your advisor will direct you to complete our free Knowledge Assessment to help develop your customized learning path to better prepare you for courses. 

(6) Register for Classes

Once you have completed the steps above, you may register for classes. Ivy Tech students register for courses using the Schedule Builder tool which can be accessed within MyIvy. If you are a new, first-time Ivy Tech student, we recommend that you meet with your advisor who will help you develop your Academic Completion Plan and help you sign up for courses that are the best fit for you.

For a complete list of registration steps, including detailed registration steps, deadlines, and information about holds, withdrawals, waitlists, and refunds, visit our Registration 101 page.

(7) Pay Your Tuition

After registering for your courses, your bill can be viewed in your MyIvy account > Student Dashboard- > View/Pay Balance. Payments can also be made in your MyIvy account. For complete information about payments, including payment options, payment plans, how to make immediate payments, due dates, information about refunds, and more, visit our Payments page.

Local Program Contacts & Info

April Bledsoe, MSE
Program Chair
abledsoe29@ivytech.edu
812-330-6319

The Design Technology program at Ivy Tech Bloomington is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

For more information, contact:

Patrick Walters
Program Chair
(812) 374-5305
pwalters3@ivytech.edu

Tracy Pace
Environmental Design and Design Technology Department Chair
812-492-0323
tpace4@ivytech.edu

Michael McKinley
Instructor
Machine Tool/Design Department Chair 
mmckinley8@ivytech.edu

Contact Us to Learn More

Jianren Rong
Program Chair
jrong@ivytech.edu

Contact Us to Learn More

Mary Kennell
Program Chair
765-269-5320
mkennell1@ivytech.edu

For more information, contact:

Mark Cauble
Program Chair & Associate Professor Design Technology
812-537-4010 ext. 7257
mcauble@ivytech.edu

George Tackett
Program Chair
gtackett@ivytech.edu

Brandon Gonzales
Program Chair
bgonzales6@ivytech.edu

Dean, Alan Taylor

ataylor657@ivytech.edu

812-246-3301 ext 134182

James Freygan

Assistant Professor of Design Technology, Program Chair
jfreygan@ivytech.edu

Jason Gordon, Department Chair
jgordon50@ivytech.edu

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Wednesday and Thursdays: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fridays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
First week of classes in January and August: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

812-429-1435
evansville-admissions@ivytech.edu

Evansville Admissions Office
3501 N First Avenue
Evansville, IN 47710

Fax: 812-429-9878

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

260-480-4268
fortwayne-sasupport@ivytech.edu

Fort Wayne Admissions Office
3701 Dean Drive, Student Life Center, Room SL 101
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Lafayette.

Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET

317-916-6301
AskFranklin@ivytech.edu

Franklin Admissions Office
2205 McClain Drive
Franklin, IN 46131

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

219-392-3600
lakecounty-admissions@ivytech.edu

Lake County at Arts & Science Building Admissions
3491 Broadway
Gary, IN 46409

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET

765-653-7410
mfrank35@ivytech.edu

Greencastle Admissions
915 S Zinc Mill Road
Greencastle, IN 46135

Virtual On-Demand Service:
Video | Voice | Chat
Monday–Friday | 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
Enter Zoom Room →

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Monday–Friday, by Appointment Only

317-921-4300

Hamilton County Admissions Office
300 N. 17th Street
Noblesville, IN 46060

Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

1-888-489-5463

Indianapolis Admissions Office
50 W. Fall Creek Parkway N.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Or by appointment

765-459-0561
kokomo-enrollment@ivytech.edu

Kokomo Admissions Office
1815 E Morgan Street
Kokomo, IN 46901

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Valparaiso.

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-269-5200
lafayette-admissions@ivytech.edu

Lafayette Admissions Office
3101 S Creasy Lane Ivy Hall 1233
Lafayette, IN 47905

Lake County has 3 full-service locations. Select a location below to see contact information for their Admissions department.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

1-888-489-5463

Lawrence Admissions Office
9301 East 59th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46216

Join the line for virtual assistance →

For School of Health Sciences inquiries:
Elinor Sutton
9301 E. 59th Street, Suite 329
Indianapolis, IN 46216
317-921-4800 ext 084451
school-of-healthsciences-generalinformation@ivytech.edu

 

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

812-537-4010 ext. 5305
R11express@ivytech.edu

Lawrenceburg Admissions Office
50 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Fax: 812-537-0993

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Or by appointment

765-459-0561
kokomo-enrollment@ivytech.edu

Logansport Admissions Office
1 Ivy Tech Way
Logansport, IN 46947

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m. ET

812-265-2580, ext. 4121
etingle2@ivytech.edu

Madison Admissions Office
590 Ivy Tech Drive
Madison, IN 47250

Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

765-651-3100, ext. 3418
marion-admissions@ivytech.edu

Marion Admissions Office
261 Commerce Drive
Marion, IN 46953

Zoom Video Call
Call 765-651-3100, ext. 3418 to schedule an appointment.

K–14 Initiatives
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
765-651-3100, ext. 3418
therschberger1@ivytech.edu

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Valparaiso.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-289-2291, ext. 1233
askmuncie@ivytech.edu

Muncie Admissions Office
125 S High Street, Ball Building, 2nd Floor
Muncie, IN 47305

Fax: 765-282-2414

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-599-2613, ext 4026
askmuncie@ivytech.edu

New Castle Admissions Office
3325 IN-3
New Castle, IN 47362

Fax: 765-282-2414

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Sellersburg.

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Kokomo.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-966-2656, ext. 1202
richmondenrollment@ivytech.edu

Richmond Admissions Office
2357 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374

Zoom Video Call
Call 765-966-2656, ext. 1202 to schedule an appointment.

Fax: 765-962-3775

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Richmond.

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Sellersburg.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

812-246-3301, ext. 4504
seladm@ivytech.edu

Sellersburg Admissions Office
8204 Highway 311, Pfau Hall, Room A2
Sellersburg, IN 47172

Virtual On-Demand Service (video, voice, or live chat):
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

Enter Zoom Room →

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

2024-2025 Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Open Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. during the following dates:
August 10
August 17
December 7
March 15

574-289-7001, ext 6858
asksouthbendelkhart@ivytech.edu

South Bend Admissions Office
220 Dean Johnson Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46601

Jed Duvick- Assist Director of Enrollment

jduvick@ivytech.edu

574-289-7001 ext. 5379

 

Enidza Deynes-Wallace - Elkhart Recruiter

edeyneswallace@ivytech.edu 

574-830-0375 ext. 5303

812-547-7915

Tell City Career and Technology Center
1034 31st Street
Tell City, IN 47586

Fax: 812-547-7916

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET

812-298-2280
acox87@ivytech.edu

Terre Haute Admissions
8000 S Education Drive
Terre Haute, IN 47802

Virtual On-Demand Service:
Video | Voice | Chat
Monday–Friday | 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
Enter Zoom Room →

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

574-316-4325
jlackey20@ivytech.edu

Warsaw Admissions Office
2545 Silveus Crossing
Warsaw, IN 46582

Questions About the Program?

Future Students

If you’re not yet an Ivy Tech student, contact us at 1-888-489-5463 and we’ll be happy to help.

Current Students

Contact your academic advisor, who can answer any questions you have about the Design Technology program and your certificate and degree options.

Find Local Advising Contact Info

Don't see a nearby Advising location? Call 1-888-489-5463 and we'll get you started.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-643-7133
askanderson@ivytech.edu

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

812-934-3954
R11express@ivytech.edu

Batesville Advising
1 Ivy Tech Drive
Batesville, IN 47006

Fax: 812-934-4590

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET
By Appointment

812-330-6013, Option #2
bl-advisingcenter@ivytech.edu

Bloomington Advising
200 Daniels Way
Bloomington, IN 47404

Email to set up an appointment: bloomington-eec@ivytech.edu 

Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

Janet Sharp
812-900-4772
jsharp19@ivytech.edu

Columbus Advising
4475 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-825-9394, ext. 6121
cbottomley2@ivytech.edu

Connersville Advising
717 W 21st Street
Connersville, IN 47331

Fax: 765-825-4516

Phone and Zoom meetings available by request. Call 765-825-9394, ext. 6121.

Call for availability

765-269-5682
aclark505@ivytech.edu

Crawfordsville Advising
2255 Phil Ward Boulevard
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

Monday & Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT
Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. CT
Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

219-392-3600
LakeCounty-advising@ivytech.edu

Lake County at Crown Point
9900 Connecticut Drive
Crown Point, IN 46307

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

219-392-3600
LakeCounty-advising@ivytech.edu

2024-2025 Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Open Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. during the following dates:
August 10
August 17
December 7
March 15

574-830-0375
asksouthbendelkhart@ivytech.edu

Elkhart Advising
22531 County Road 18
Goshen, IN 46528

Enrollment Services/Student Affairs Hours: Effective January 2024:
Mondays and Tuesdays: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursdays: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fridays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
First week of classes in January and August: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

812-492-0531
evansville-advisingcenter@ivytech.edu

Evansville Academic Advising Center
3501 N First Avenue
Evansville, IN 47710

Sign Up for a Call Back
Fax: 812-429-9878

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

260-480-4125

Fort Wayne Advising
3701 Dean Drive, Harshman Hall, Room 1015
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Academic Advisors by Program

Fax: 260-480-4252

Monday–Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-269-5820
hwunder@ivytech.edu

Frankfort Advising
251 E Clinton Street
Frankfort, IN 46041

Mon-Thurs 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET
Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ET

franklin-advising@ivytech.edu

Franklin Advising
2205 McClain Drive
Franklin, IN 46131

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

219-392-3600
LakeCounty-advising@ivytech.edu

Lake County Advising at Gary
3491 Broadway
Gary, IN 46409

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET

765-653-7410
ahooping@ivytech.edu

Greencastle Advising
915 S Zinc Mill Road
Greencastle, IN 46135

Virtual On-Demand Service:
Video | Voice | Chat
Monday–Friday | 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
Enter Zoom Room →

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Advising by Appointment
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

317-921-4300
askhamiltoncounty@ivytech.edu

Hamilton County Advising Center
300 N. 17th Street
Noblesville, IN 46060

Sign Up to Get a Call Back →

Zoom Video Call
Email askhamiltoncounty@ivytech.edu to schedule.

Advising Team
Ginny Leonard, Director of Academic Advising 
Advisor for: Exploratory/Undecided students
vleonard5@ivytech.edu 

Jenny Atkisson, Academic Advisor  
Advisor for: School of Business, Logistics and Supply Chain programs, School of Public and Social Services programs, and Psychology
jatkisson3@ivytech.edu

Chris Waltz, Academic Advisor
Advisor for: General Studies, Liberal Arts and Education
cwaltz8@ivytech.edu 

Nicole DeSalle, Academic Advisor  
Advisor for: School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering and Applied Science and School of IT
jatkisson3@ivytech.edu

 

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

(317) 917-5715
Indy-Advising@ivytech.edu

Indianapolis Advising
50 W. Fall Creek Parkway N.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Or by appointment

765-459-0561
Kokomo-Advising@ivytech.edu

Kokomo Advising
1815 E Morgan Street
Kokomo, IN 46901

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Valparaiso.

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-269-5630
lf-advisingcenter@ivytech.edu

Lafayette Advising
3101 S Creasy Lane Ivy Hall 2117
Lafayette, IN 47905

Lake County has 3 full-service locations. Select a location below to see contact information for their Advising department.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Indianapolis.

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

812-537-4010 ext. 5305
R11express@ivytech.edu

Lawrenceburg Advising
50 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Fax: 812-537-0993

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Or by appointment

765-459-0561
Kokomo-Advising@ivytech.edu

Logansport Advising
1 Ivy Tech Way
Logansport, IN 46947

Monday & Wednesday , 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday & Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

812-256-2580, ext. 4502

Madison Advising Center
590 Ivy Tech Drive
Madison, IN 47250

Fax
812-265-4028

Zoom Video Calls
Available by appointment only. Call 812-256-2580, ext. 4502 to make an appointment. 

Advising Team
Tricia Miracle
812-265-2580 ext. 4137
tmiracle2@ivytech.edu
Text during business hours 812-510-3844
Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours: Wednesdays 9:00-1:00pm & Thursdays 2:00-5:30pm
Zoom Link

Lisa Kelley
812-265-2580 ext. 4163
lkelley3@ivytech.edu
Text during business hours 502-414-1597
Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours: Tuesdays 1:30pm-5pm & Thursdays 8:30am-12pm
Zoom Link

Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

765-651-3100, ext. 3304
marion-advising@ivytech.edu

Marion Advising
261 Commerce Drive
Marion, IN 46953

Zoom Video Call
Call 765-651-3100, ext. 3304 to schedule an appointment.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Valparaiso.

Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday (virtually), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

765-289-2291, ext. 1215
askmuncie@ivytech.edu

Muncie Advising
125 S High Street, Ball Building, 2nd Floor
Muncie, IN 47305

All appointments can be setup virtually. Email askMuncie@ivytech.edu to schedule.

Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET
Friday (virtually), 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

765-599-2613, ext 4032
kterrell36@ivytech.edu

New Castle Advising
3325 IN-3
New Castle, IN 47362

Zoom Video Call
Email kterrell36@ivytech.ed to schedule.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Sellersburg.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Kokomo.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-966-2656, ext. 1202
lpowell91@ivytech.edu

Richmond Local Enrollment
2357 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374

Zoom Video Call
Call 765-966-2656, ext. 1202 to schedule an appointment.

Fax: 765-962-3775

Monday & Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET
Tuesday & Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET

765-932-7191
mroller1@ivytech.edu

Rushville Advising
330 N Main Street
Rushville, IN 46173

Virtual meetings or appointments by request. Call 765-932-7191.

Fax: 765-932-5263

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Sellersburg.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET (5-6 pm by appointment only)
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

812-246-3301, ext. 4309
sl-advising@ivytech.edu

Sellersburg Academic Advising Center
8204 Hwy 311, Pfau Hall, G6
Sellersburg, IN 47172

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

2024-2025 Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Open Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. during the following dates:
August 10
August 17
December 7
March 15

574-289-7001
asksouthbendelkhart@ivytech.edu

South Bend Advising Department
220 Dean Johnson Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46601

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Evansville.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. ET

812-298-2554
aharnack@ivytech.edu

Academic Advising Center
8000 S Education Drive
Terre Haute, IN 47802

Virtual On-Demand Service:
Video | Voice | Chat
Monday–Friday | 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
Enter Zoom Room →

By Appointment Only
Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

Drop-in Advising Day (No Appointment Required) Tuesdays 8am-5pm CT

219-464-8514 ext. 4720
askvalparaiso@ivytech.edu

Valparaiso Academic Advising
3100 Ivy Tech Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Call for an appointment

574-267-5428

Warsaw Advising
2545 Silveus Crossing
Warsaw, IN 46582

24 hours a day, 7 days a week (se habla español)

Live Chat

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