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Ivy Tech School of Health Sciences

Optician & Eye Care

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What You'll Learn

The Ivy Tech Optician and Eye Care program can prepare you to become an essential part of an eye care team. Optician and Eye Care is a limited enrollment program that teaches students skills such as:

  • Assisting with eyeglasses selection, adjustment and repair
  • Measuring and ordering prescription eyeglass lenses
  • Creating prescription eyeglass lenses
  • Measuring prescription power in lenses
  • Testing visual acuity, color vision, depth perception, field of vision and pressures in the eye
  • Aiding with contact lens fitting and follow-up exams

Career Options

Ivy Tech Optician and Eye Care program students can gain the knowledge and skills to work in an eye doctor’s office. Graduates are qualified for careers assisting optometrists or ophthalmologists, in roles including:

  • Optician
  • Ophthalmic Technician
  • Optometric Technician
  • Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician
  • Dispensing Optician
  • Contact Lens Technician

Degree Types Offered

Credential Type Associate Degree – Career-Ready Degree Long-Term Certificate – known as a Technical Certificate (TC) Short-Term Certificate – known as a Certificate (CT)
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Optician and Eye Care Next-Level Jobs icon Optician and Eye Care
A Good Fit If...
  • You're interested in the Optician and Eye Care program with the most hands-on clinical hours and networking opportunities
  • You want to build on an Optician and Eye Care program long-term certificate
  • You have no professional experience in the eye care field
  • You want an entry-level credential
  • You're already working as an optician
  • You want to earn a formal credential, pass a national certification exam or both
Where Offered See 1 location See 1 location See 1 location
Length of Program 60 credit hours
4 semesters
33 credit hours
2 semesters
18 credit hours
2 semesters
Cost2 $10,204 $5,612 $3,061
Employment Rate3 100% 100%

Credential Type

A Good Fit If...

Where Offered

Length of Program

Cost2

Employment Rate3

Associate Degree – Career-Ready Degree
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
  • You're interested in the Optician and Eye Care program with the most hands-on clinical hours and networking opportunities
  • You want to build on an Optician and Eye Care program long-term certificate
See 1 location 60 credit hours
4 semesters
$10,204 100%
Long-Term Certificate – known as a Technical Certificate (TC)
Optician and Eye Care Next-Level Jobs icon
  • You have no professional experience in the eye care field
  • You want an entry-level credential
See 1 location 33 credit hours
2 semesters
$5,612
Short-Term Certificate – known as a Certificate (CT)
Optician and Eye Care
  • You're already working as an optician
  • You want to earn a formal credential, pass a national certification exam or both
See 1 location 18 credit hours
2 semesters
$3,061 100%

HOW TO APPLY

Future Students

Students interested in the Optician & Eye Care program must apply to Ivy Tech first using the Ivy Tech general application. In this application, apply for the Healthcare Specialist program with an interest in Optician & Eye Care. Apply to Ivy Tech Now

Current Ivy Tech Students

After you've completed your prerequisite courses, you may apply for the Optician & Eye Care program through the online application for health science programs. Read More about How to Apply & Deadlines

Apply Now   View Application User Guide

Selective Admissions

The Optician and Eye Care program at Ivy Tech has a selective admissions process, which means not all students who apply to the program will be accepted. Learn More about Selective Admissions

one of a kind in Indiana

The Ivy Tech Optician and Eye Care program is the only optician/technician training program in Indiana. Its graduates earn between $2 and $9 more hourly, on average, than the standard wage for opticians in Indiana.* Graduates of Ivy Tech's Optician and Eye Care program have a 100% job placement rate.

*Graduate-reported data has been compared to wages reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Associate Degree – Career-Ready Degree

  • Ivy Tech's AAS in Optician and Eye Care degree program offers hands-on preparation for careers as opticians. Courses teach students how to assist eye doctors in tasks like:

    • Selecting, adjusting and repairing glasses
    • Measuring and ordering lenses
    • Identifying lens types and coatings
    • Shaping lenses
    • Using lens clocks and other hand tools
    • Measuring visual acuity, color vision, depth perception, field of vision and pressure in the eye
    • Fitting different types of contact lenses
    • Educating patients about contact lenses

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    Time to Complete

    The AAS in Optician and Eye Care is a 60 credit-hour program, or four semesters.

    Required Courses

    For the 60 credit hours, graduates must complete:

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

    View Course Descriptions

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    Prep for Industry Exams

    When students complete 33 credit hours of the 60 required for the degree, they are eligible to take the National Opticianry Competency Examination and the Contact Lens Registry Examination.

    Completion Guide

    A completion guide provides the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week terms. For students taking fewer classes at a time, the courses are numbered to show the overall number that will be taken.

    View Optician and Eye Care AAS Completion Guide

    Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take. Completion guides may vary by campus/location dependent on clinical availability.

    Sample Careers

    Graduates of the AAS in Optician and Eye Care degree program can pursue jobs working with optometrists or ophthalmologists as:

    • Opticians
    • Ophthalmic technicians
    • Optometric technicians
    • Ophthalmic laboratory technicians
    • Dispensing opticians
    • Contact lens technicians

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

  • Ivy Tech's Optician and Eye Care Technical Certificate (TC) offers an entry-level credential for students interested in an optician career. The program teaches students how to perform tasks such as:

    • Selecting, adjusting and repairing glasses
    • Measuring and ordering lenses
    • Identifying lens types and coatings
    • Shaping lenses
    • Using lens clocks and other hand tools
    • Measuring visual acuity, color vision, depth perception, field of vision and pressure in the eye
    • Fitting different types of contact lenses
    • Educating patients about contact lenses

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    Time to Complete

    The Optician and Eye Care TC requires 33 credit hours, or two semesters.

    Prep for Industry Exams

    Upon completion of the TC's 33 credit hours, students are eligible to take the National Opticianry Competency Examination and the Contact Lens Registry Examination.

    FREE Through Next Level Jobs

    The Optician and Eye Care TC is part of Indiana’s Next Level Jobs degree program, funded by the Workforce Ready Grant. You may be eligible for a free Optician and Eye Care long-term certificate. You are eligible to be a part of Next Level Jobs at Ivy Tech if you fulfill all of the following requirements:

    • Are an Indiana resident
    • Have a high school diploma or GED/High School Equivalency
    • Have not previously received a certificate in a Next Level Jobs eligible program
    • Have not previously received an associate degree or higher (bachelors, masters, etc.)*

    Learn more about Next Level Jobs

    *Note: Students who are admitted to the Next Level Jobs program to pursue the Eye Care long-term certificate are required to pay for and submit to a criminal background check, drug testing, and physical exam.

    Building on Your Certificate

    If your goal is to earn an Associate of Applied Science in Optician and Eye Care, you can earn this long-term certificate on your way. The certificate is designed to provide an entry-level optician and eye care credential to start your career.

    Required Courses

    The 33 required credit hours in the Optician and Eye Care TC include:

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

    View Course Descriptions

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    Completion Guide

    A completion guide provides the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week terms. For students taking fewer classes at a time, the courses are numbered to show the overall number that will be taken.

    View Optician and Eye Care TC Completion Guide

    Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take. Completion guides may vary by campus/location dependent on clinical availability.

    Sample Careers

    The Optician and Eye Care TC degree program can prepare you for jobs working with optometrists or ophthalmologists as an:

    • Optician
    • Ophthalmic technician
    • Optometric technician
    • Ophthalmic laboratory technician
    • Dispensing optician
    • Contact lens technician

    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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Short-Term Certificate known as a Certificate (CT)

  • Ivy Tech's Optician and Eye Care Certificate (CT) is designed for professionals already working in this field.

    Students in the certificate program can build on their on-the-job experience to earn an educational credential. They also can prepare for the National Opticianry Competency Examination and the Contact Lens Registry Examination.

    The Ivy Tech Optician and Eye Care CT covers topics such as: 

    • Selecting, adjusting and repairing glasses
    • Measuring and ordering lenses
    • Identifying lens types and coatings
    • Shaping lenses
    • Using lens clocks and other hand tools
    • Fitting different types of contact lenses
    • Educating patients about contact lenses

    Apply Now   Request More Info

    Required Courses

    Graduates must compete a total of 18 credit hours.

    View Course Descriptions

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    Completion Guide

    A completion guide provides the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week terms. For students taking fewer classes at a time, the courses are numbered to show the overall number that will be taken.

    View Optician and Eye Care CT Completion Guide

    Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take. Completion guides may vary by campus/location dependent on clinical availability.

    Sample Careers

    Students earning an Optician and Eye Care CT will gain a formal credential to support their careers working in optometrist or ophthalmologist offices. Careers can include:

    • Optician
    • Ophthalmic laboratory technician
    • Dispensing optician
    • Contact lens technician
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Program Details

Optician & Eye Care is offered at 1 Ivy Tech locations in Indiana. Each location offers a unique combination of certificate and degree options:

Campus Optician and Eye Care CT Optician and Eye Care TC Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Bloomington X X X

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

Is Optician and Eye Care Right for Me?

Careers in the optician and eye care field offer an opportunity to make a difference in people's lives every day. These jobs typically feature a variety of day-to-day activities and excellent job placement and stability. Additionally, formal education in this area can lead to higher wages and faster promotions than on-the-job training.

Because they work with patients from a variety of backgrounds and with different visual needs, opticians and other eye care professionals need good interpersonal skills. Successful optician and eye care students and professionals also have good critical thinking skills, which help them find solutions to vision-related issues.

The Ivy Tech Optician and Eye Care program is a full-time, daytime-only program. Students must provide their own transportation to and from clinical sites.

Sound Like You?

If you identify with the details, skills and traits above, optician and eye care 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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The Ivy Tech Optician & Eye Care program can be a challenging, yet rewarding, program. Before you apply, review the following requirements and expectations for students in the program.

Time Commitment

The Associate of Applied Science in Optician and Eye Care Program requires a major commitment of time and energy. Students must be enrolled as a Full-Time student with courses scheduled over several days per week. Students may also need to schedule additional general education courses as needed each semester. It is essential tha you plan for the same amount of study time as class time per week. Course schedules and assignment due dates will not be adjusted to accommodate individual work schedules.

We have designed the Program to be as flexible as possible. Many lectures have flexibility, meaning students can come to campus, attend on Zoom, or watch a recording and submit an additional participation assignment. Most successful students attend live; utilizing the recording option is (1) a privilege that may be revoked if performance suffers, and (2) requires extra dedication and time on the student’s part. All Labs have required attendance at their scheduled times and no exceptions will be made.

You can expect to spend the following hours each week in active contact for your courses (based on 16 week courses):

  • Lecture classes: 1 classroom contact hours per credit hour
  • Lab classes: 2 lab contact hours per credit hour
    Most OPTI courses are Lecture + Lab, meaning a 3 credit hour course requires 4 weekly contact hours.
  • Clinical Shadowing courses: 5 weekly clinical contact hours per credit hour (i.e. 1 credit hour course requires 5 hours per week)
  • Clinical Practicum courses: 3 weekly clinical contact hours per credit hour (i.e. 4 credit hour course requires 12 hours per week)

Attendance

Students are expected to attend all class meetings, or other activities assigned as a part of a course of instruction. Attendance is necessary to maximize student-learning opportunities. Students who are absent are responsible for missed material. Clinical courses require that the student be present to effectively evaluate successful achievement of clinical course objectives and concepts, as clinical course objectives cannot be accomplished or evaluated outside the clinical setting. There are no make-up sessions for missed clinical hours; therefore, regular clinical attendance is mandatory for successful clinical course and program completion.

Additionally, students must be prepared to travel to and from Optometry Practices within 60 miles of the Bloomington area in order to complete clinical practicum hours. For referene, the Long-Term Certificate includes 75 clinical hours, while the Associate of Applied Science degree includes an additional 384 clinical practicum hours.

Physical Requirements

For admission to the program, students also must display the following essential functions and skills:

  • Motor skills
  • Physical strength and endurance
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Touching
  • Smell
  • Communication
  • Emotional stability

Students accepted into the program must submit to a criminal background check and drug testing. They also must have required vaccinations, including COVID.

Program-Specific Costs

In addition to tuition, there are several equipment and exam costs that students will incur during the program.

  • Consumable fees – $60 per applicable course for a total of $240 (Courses: OPTI 151, 153, 251, 121)
  • Background check and drug screen – $95
  • Scrub jacket and name tag – $ 50
  • Vaccination fees – Cost dependent on where you receive vaccines and your insurance coverage

If you have any concerns about these costs, please speak with a member of our financial aid team to discuss options available for support.

Prerequisite Courses for Optician and Eye Care

Completion of the following prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or higher is required for admission to the Optician and Eye Care Associate of Applied Science (AAS) and both the long- and short-term certificate programs:

  • MATH 123 Quantitative Reasoning
  • HLHS 101 Medical Terminology

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 4 weeks prior to the program application deadline to ensure adequate time for processing.

Optician and Eye Care Courses

Descriptions of optician and eye care 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

General Education courses (OPTI 279 Optician and Eye Care Capstone Course and IVYT 112 Student Success - Health Science and Nursing) are available through online instruction.

Due to the nature of the optician and eye care profession and the practical labs and coursework in the curriculum, most courses are taught in a traditional, in-person format. The program offers students hands-on training through practicums at local optometry facilities.

We have designed the Program to be as flexible as possible. Many lectures have flexibility, meaning students can come to campus, attend on Zoom, or watch a recording and submit an additional participation assignment. Most successful students attend live; utilizing the recording option is (1) a privilege that may be revoked if performance suffers, and (2) requires extra dedication and time on the student’s part. All Labs have required attendance at their scheduled times and no exceptions will be made.

Step 1

Apply to Ivy Tech

Students interested in the Optician & Eye Care program must first submit the Ivy Tech general application and complete requirements for admission to the college. During this application, you should apply for Healthcare Support program with a concentration in Optician & Eye Care. Admission to the college does not ensure acceptance to a health science program, but students can be working on prerequisite courses for Optician & Eye Care after admission to the college and before applying to the program itself.

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Step 2

Attend an Information Session

While you are taking your prerequisites and prior to formally applying to the Optician & Eye Care program, all interested students are required to attend an information session. These sessions are held on Zoom. View upcoming sessions below and click to register.

Step 3

Apply to the Optician & Eye Care Program

Following completion of prerequisite courses and an information session, you may apply for the Optician & Eye Care program through the online application for health science programs.

Please note that the Optician & Eye Care program is a selective admission program, which means there are a limited number of spots each year.

The Optician and Eye Care program begins each fall. The application window is between March 15 and May 15 to begin the program that year.

Filling Out the Optician & Eye Care Online Application

Apply to the Program   View Application User Guide

Before you begin:

  • If you are not a current Ivy Tech Community College student, please Apply Now. You will need a C# (Ivy Tech student ID number) and Ivy Tech single sign-on login credentials in order to apply.
  • Gather all required or optional documentation that you will need to upload into the system. View more about requirements here. You will have the ability to save your application in progress until you are able to secure documentation.
  • If you are transferring from another institution, please make sure that your transcripts are evaluated at least 4 weeks prior to the application deadline.

    Frequently Asked Questions

How to Complete the Optician & Eye Care Application:

  1. Go to https://apps.ivytech.edu/apply/NursingAndHealthScience
  2. Log in using your Ivy Tech credentials.
  3. Check to make sure your personal information is accurate.
  4. Select the programs and campuses you would like to be considered as an applicant. You can select up to three different programs and three different campuses. (Some students choose to apply to multiple programs within the School of Health Sciences.)
  5. You must meet all of the prerequisites for a program in order to submit your application. If you receive a message indicating that you do not meet the prerequisites, then please remove that program selection in order to proceed with the application.
  6. Upload any necessary documents.
  7. Make sure grades in the system are accurate. If not, please contact your home campus registrar or advisor.
  8. You will be able to submit your application if you are currently enrolled in a course identified as a prerequisite for the program.
  9. Once complete, submit your application.
  10. You will receive an email confirmation in your Ivy Tech email account that your application has been submitted and is pending review.
  11. Once you have submitted your application, you have the option to reopen it to make changes.

    Note: DO NOT USE THE “BACK” function on your computer. Use the navigation pane at the side of the page to navigate.

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Frequently Asked Questions

To learn more about the Health Sciences and Nursing application process, watch the below video, read the FAQ, or contact your campus of interest. 

If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to the program director, Leanne Short at 812-330-6057 or cshort50@ivytech.edu.

Offers of Admission

Students can select up to three credential types and three campuses each on the application. Offers of acceptance are for a specific credential and a specific campus. The offers are determined through eight rounds of auto-selection and six rounds of manual selection.

If you are accepted, you will receive an email from the online application system to your Ivy Tech email account offering you a seat in the program you selected. Offers are emailed beginning within one week of the application close date and continue until program capacity is met or one week before the start of semester classes. Each round of offers begins at 6:00 am and applicants have until 11:59 pm the following day to either accept or reject an offer.

Depending on their rank and offers, a student could potentially receive multiple offers. Once you accept one offer, you are immediately withdrawn from all other offers and you will be contacted by the chair or dean of the program with information about the program orientation date, time, and location.

If a student fails to respond, then the offer expires. If a student rejects an offer three (3) times, the application is removed from the auto-selection application pool but will then be available for manual selection rounds that occur later in the process.

You do have the ability to withdraw your application at any point during the admission cycle. However, once you withdraw your application, you will not be able to apply again until the next application cycle.

What If I Don’t Get Admitted?

The Optician & Eye Care program does not maintain a waitlist. Non-admitted applicants can reapply in the next semester’s application cycle. You may also want to meet with your advisor. Advisors can assist students in exploring other programs of interest in Ivy Tech’s School of Health Sciences if they have applied several times and have not been accepted into the program. Ivy Tech offers many programs similar to Optician & Eye Care that lead to high-demand jobs that may be new to you but fit your passion to help others.

What is Selective Admission? 

The Optician & Eye Care program is a selective admissions program. Due to the nature of this program and the high number of applications received, we are only able to accept a small number of students each year. 

Weighted Point System

A weighted point system is used to evaluate applicants for admission. Student applications are assigned points based on their grades in prerequisite courses. Point totals for applicants receiving admission offers will vary between campuses. Point totals are not shared.

General Education Weighted Point System

When multiple course attempts are reported on applicant transcripts (including transcripts from other colleges and universities), the highest earned grade of the first three attempts will be used for the selection decision score through the application period. Points for courses transferred from other institutions will be awarded from the grade recorded on the transcript from the other institution provided transfer credit appears on the Ivy Tech transcript.

Point System

Course Points Awarded by Grade
  • MATH 123
  • HLHS 101
  • A = 30 points
  • B = 20 points
  • C = 10 points
  • D = 0 points
  • F = 0 points

Preparing Students to Pass

Upon completion of the Long-Term Certificate or 33 credit hours of the 60 required for the Associate of Applied Science, students are eligible to take the following exams:

  • National Opticianry Competency Examination
  • Contact Lens Registry Examination

These exams demonstrate to the public, your co-workers, and the industry that you are qualified and competent. It identifies you to the public as a dispenser who will handle their eye wear needs with competence. Certification is also recognized by employers as a standard of competence, and it can offer tangible rewards such as increased earning power and job opportunities. ABO and NCLE is a national standard, not a state license; therefore it is recognized in every state and many foreign countries. In non-licensing states such as Indiana, Certification is especially important; it is your only credential - your professional distinction.

Ivy Tech Student Success

Ivy Tech AAS in Optician and Eye Care graduates have a pass rate of more than 90% on their the first try taking these exams.*

*Results of Ivy Tech students who have taken the exam from 2017-2022

 

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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 47304

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.

Spring 2024 Office Hours

Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: Virtual 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
https://ivytech.zoom.us/my/sbeenrollmentadvising

Open Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. during the following dates:
June 1st

574-289-7001
asksouthbendelkhart@ivytech.edu

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

To meet with an admissions or academic advisor please use the link below:

https://ivytech.zoom.us/my/sbeenrollmentadvising

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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