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Visual Communications

Bring stories to life

What You'll Learn

Visual communication is everywhere—whether you’re walking past a storefront, watching a documentary, picking up a newspaper, or scrolling through your favorite app. This program arms you with the skills and tools needed to be an effective visual communicator. 

Ivy Tech’s Visual Communications (VISC) program is a launching pad for students looking to work in graphic design, web and media arts, photography, and user experience design. 

You’ll gain hands-on experience and graduate with a diverse portfolio of work to help you land a job. You can also take the skills you learn into a bachelor’s degree program to continue your studies. 

Picturing yourself as a Visual Communications student at Ivy Tech? Get a snapshot of your life in the classroom. Here’s what you’ll do: 

  • Use images and words to communicate messages, ideas, and emotions.
  • Learn the principles of graphic design, web design, digital illustration, publication design, social media marketing, photography, and video production.
  • Choose elective courses in user experience design, animation, motion graphics, print production, sequential art, public art, or others.
  • Use industry-standard software, tools, and equipment.
  • Develop an understanding of both the technical and aesthetic aspects of design.
  • Create a portfolio of work and self-promotion identity materials, which you’ll present to a jury at the end of the program.
  • Complete an optional field study so you can see first-hand how a successful media company operates.

Career Options

You can truly start in the VISC program and go anywhere in the realm of media! Many Ivy Tech Visual Communications graduates work in advertising, UX design, communications, journalism, social media, and marketing. Others choose to freelance or go into the event industry. Some graduates transfer to 4-year partner school to advance their career to another level.

As a Visual Communications graduate, you’ll be ready to take on the following career paths: 

  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Photographer (Commercial, sports, wedding, studio/portrait, travel, scientific/forensic, real estate, freelance, or event) 
  • Photojournalist 
  • Videographer
  • UX Designer
  • Web/App Designer
  • Art Director
  • Creative Director
  • Editor
  • Visual Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Photo Retoucher
  • Printer
  • Social Media Blogger

If you transfer to a four-year university to continue your education in a specialty, you may also work as a:

  • 3D artist
  • AR/VR developer
  • Digital illustrator
  • Digital marketer
  • Filmmaker
  • Full-stack developer
  • Mobile app designer
  • Game designer
  • Motion graphics artist
  • Social media strategist

Degree Types Offered

Credential Type Associate Degrees – Career-Ready Degrees Associate Degree – Transferable Degree Long-Term Certificate – known as a Technical Certificate (TC) Short-Term Certificate – known as a Certificate (CT)
Visual Communications (AAS) Visual Communications (AAS) – Photography Concentration Visual Communications (AS) Transfer as a Junior (TSAP) icon Visual Communications User Experience and User Interface Design Next-Level Jobs icon
A Good Fit If...
  • You'd like to begin your creative career immediately upon completion of your associate degree
  • You'd like to establish yourself as a photographer and need the technical know-how and skills to make it happen
  • You'd like to pursue a bachelor's degree upon completion of your studies at Ivy Tech 
  • You're a creative who is curious about the various aspects of how people communicate visually
  • You'd like to complete a certificate while pursuing your associate degree
  • You're interested in getting a taste of the coursework before enrolling in one of the associate degrees
  • You have existing work or educational experience and you're looking for a certificate program to help you make a career change 
  • You'd like to complete a certificate while pursuing your associate degree
  • You're interested in a career as a User Interface (UI) Designer, Content Strategist or App Designer
Where Offered See 7 locations See 6 locations See 7 locations See 7 locations See 7 locations
Length of Program 60 credit hours
4 semesters
60 credit hours
4 semesters
60 credit hours
4 semesters
31 credit hours
2 semesters
18 credit hours
2 semesters
Cost2 $10,204 $10,204 $10,204 $5,272 $3,061

Credential Type

A Good Fit If...

Where Offered

Length of Program

Cost2

Associate Degrees – Career-Ready Degrees
Visual Communications (AAS)
  • You'd like to begin your creative career immediately upon completion of your associate degree
See 7 locations 60 credit hours
4 semesters
$10,204
Visual Communications (AAS) – Photography Concentration
  • You'd like to establish yourself as a photographer and need the technical know-how and skills to make it happen
See 6 locations 60 credit hours
4 semesters
$10,204
Associate Degree – Transferable Degree
Visual Communications (AS) Transfer as a Junior (TSAP) icon
  • You'd like to pursue a bachelor's degree upon completion of your studies at Ivy Tech 
  • You're a creative who is curious about the various aspects of how people communicate visually
See 7 locations 60 credit hours
4 semesters
$10,204
Long-Term Certificate – known as a Technical Certificate (TC)
Visual Communications
  • You'd like to complete a certificate while pursuing your associate degree
  • You're interested in getting a taste of the coursework before enrolling in one of the associate degrees
  • You have existing work or educational experience and you're looking for a certificate program to help you make a career change 
See 7 locations 31 credit hours
2 semesters
$5,272
Short-Term Certificate – known as a Certificate (CT)
User Experience and User Interface Design Next-Level Jobs icon
  • You'd like to complete a certificate while pursuing your associate degree
  • You're interested in a career as a User Interface (UI) Designer, Content Strategist or App Designer
See 7 locations 18 credit hours
2 semesters
$3,061

Associate Degrees – Career-Ready Degrees

  • The AAS in Visual Communications is a customizable degree that allows you to choose courses based on your interests, whether you want to focus on photography, graphic design, UX design, digital illustration, social media marketing, or something else media-related. This path is for students wanting to start working in your chosen field after graduation.

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    Required Courses

    Associate degree graduates must complete a total of 60 credit hours:

    • 16 general education course credits
    • 44 program-specific course credits

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    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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  • The AAS in Visual Communications (Photography Concentration) curriculum centers on photography and design fundamentals, typography, vector graphics, journalistic and editorial photography, and so much more.  

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    Required Courses

    Associate degree graduates must complete a total of 60 credit hours:

    • 16 general education course credits
    • 44 program-specific course credits

    View Course Descriptions

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    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 Associate of Science in Visual Communications is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree. You can save upward of $10,000 by completing your first two years at Ivy Tech and then transferring!

    Our Visual Communications program currently has partnerships with three schools so you can seamlessly transfer without losing your credits or time:

    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 Visual Communications program. You will need to be admitted to the institution you intend to transfer to.

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    Required Courses

    Associate degree graduates must complete a total of 60 credit hours:

    • 30 general education course credits
    • 1 student success course credit
    • 29 program-specific course credits

    View Course Descriptions

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    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

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

  • The Visual Communications Technical Certificate (TC) gives students foundational knowledge and hands-on experience with design, photography, and other web and media skills. 

    Apply Now   Request More Info

    Earn a Certificate on the Way to Your Associate Degree

    A recommended path to one of the associate degrees in Visual Communications is to complete the certificate program offered by Ivy Tech while working toward the degree. Certificates are designed to provide gateways toward entry-level visual communications careers, so you can begin working quickly. You may then choose to pursue a credential that requires more credits and time in order to learn more and move up in your professional career. You can apply the credits from your certificate to your higher-level credential at Ivy Tech to make the most of your time and tuition.

    Required Courses

    Graduates must complete a total of 31 credit hours:

    • 7 general education course credits
    • 24 program-specific course credits

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    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 Certificate known as a Certificate (CT)

  • The User Experience and User Interface Design certificate exposes students to the tools, methodology, processes, and design thinking required for effective user experience design. Establishes a comprehensive mindset in students for the end users’ needs. Through case studies of a variety of real-world projects, this certificate examines the practical application of user experience design.

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    Time to Complete

    The User Experience and User Interface Design CT at Ivy Tech requires 18 credit hours, or two semesters to complete.

    Required Courses

    Graduates must complete a total of 18 credit hours:

    VIEW COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

    SEARCH UPCOMING COURSES

    Sample Careers

    • User Interface (UI) Designer
    • Visual Designer
    • UI Strategist
    • Content Strategist
    • UI Innovator
    • Lead User Experience Designer
    • App (Application) Designer
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Program Details

Visual Communications is offered at 7 Ivy Tech locations in Indiana. Each location offers a unique combination of certificate and degree options:

Campus User Experience and User Interface Design CT Visual Communications TC Visual Communications (AS) Visual Communications (AAS) Visual Communications (AAS) – Photography Concentration
Columbus X X X X X
Evansville X X X X X
Fort Wayne X X X X X
Indianapolis X X X X X
Kokomo X X X X
Sellersburg X X X X X
South Bend X X X X X

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

Is Visual Communications Right for Me?

Visual communications can be an artistically fulfilling career for those who love to create and use their work to tell stories. Every industry benefits from the work of visual communicators. These careers can be a good fit for people who enjoy variety and want freedom and flexibility in their careers. 

You can choose to work as a freelancer and work from home. Or, you can work for an agency, printer, newspaper, or on an in-house marketing team. 

Successful visual communications professionals are often: 

  • Creative 
  • Detail-oriented
  • Curious
  • Communicative 
  • Passionate
  • Able to take direction and constructive criticism
  • Adept at research 
  • Strategic thinkers

Sound Like You?

If you identify with the traits above, visual communications may be the path for you! Take the next step to get started or speak with your local advisor to learn more.

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Prerequisite Courses for Visual Communications

There are no prerequisites you must take prior to enrolling in the Visual Communications program. 

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.

 

Visual Communications Courses

Descriptions of Visual Communications courses can be found in our online course catalog.

 View required classes and course descriptions for:

Upcoming Courses

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

Search for Upcoming Courses 

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

Course Formats

Most Visual Communications courses are available via in-person, online, and hybrid formats. Photography concentration courses are not available online due to the hands-on nature of the curriculum.  

Big Dreams? Go for Honors

If you're motivated and want a more robust, personalized academic experience, consider enhancing your associate degree in Visual Communications by pursuing an Honors pathway. Honors courses are fully virtual with opportunities to meet and network with honors students and faculty across the state. The coursework is designed to support a student’s spirit of inquiry and intellectual growth, as well as foster multicultural awareness and leadership. View eligibility requirements

Graduating with a Visual Communications degree with an Honors pathway can help you stand out as a high-achieving college student, boost your resume, and help you land an acceptance letter to a top four-year college or university.

LEARN ABOUT HONORS

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.

Recent Visual Communications Program Awards 

Over the years, our students and graduates have won numerous prestigious industry awards. Below are a few of the most recent.

Student Piece Award

Fort Wayne

M. Waddell Package design for Lakeside Meadery Packaging Gold AdFed Award winner
G. Walters Label design for Wild Vodka Gold AdFed Award winner

Sellersburg

C. Bays Video" "Dairy Dilemma"
  • American Advertising Federation (AAF) 2022 winner
  • Gold ADDY
  • Louisville AAF Best in Show Award
A. Oo Photography: "Under the Bridge"
  • American Advertising Federation (AAF) 2021 winner
  • Gold ADDY
  • Louisville AAF Best in Show Award

Local Program Contacts & Info

For more information, contact:

Allison Horner
Program Chair - Visual Communications Progam
(812) 374-5333
ahorner4@ivytech.edu

CONTACT INFORMATION

Craig Sheaks
Program Chair, Faculty Advisor & Professor
csheaks@ivytech.edu
574-289-7001 ext. 5349

Angela Boembeke
Department Chair & Professor
aboembek@ivytech.edu
574-289-7001 ext. 5409

 

Visual Communications Website – ivytechviscsbe.com

 
Visual Communications Ivy Tech SBE

 

RECENT STUDENT WORK

Photography

Graphic Design

Film & Video

Joe Hostetler
Department Chair
812-429-9888.
jhostetl@ivytech.edu

Jared Applegate
Program Chair
Visual Communications Assistant Professor
japplegate19@ivytech.edu
260-480-4202 

John Perez, Program Chair
317-449-9102
jperez@ivytech.edu

CONTACT INFORMATION

Craig Sheaks
Program Chair, Faculty Advisor & Professor
csheaks@ivytech.edu
574-289-7001 ext. 5349

Angela Boembeke
Department Chair & Professor
aboembek@ivytech.edu
574-289-7001 ext. 5409

 

Visual Communications Website – ivytechviscsbe.com

 
Visual Communications Ivy Tech SBE

 

RECENT STUDENT WORK

Photography

Graphic Design

Film & Video

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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
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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 Visual Communications 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)

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