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Ivy Tech School of Health Sciences

Physical Therapist Assistant

Improving the Mobility of Patients —
And Your Career

What You'll Learn

CAPTE LogoThe Physical Therapist Assistant program at Ivy Tech is a CAPTE-accredited path toward a career working with people who have physical limitations. Learn more about Ivy Tech's accreditation

With state-of-the-art equipment, laboratories and therapeutic experiences, physical therapist assistant students learn strategies for addressing a variety of disorders. The program focuses on the medical and physical treatment of these systems:

  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neurological
  • Cardiovascular
  • Pulmonary
  • Integumentary (the body's outer layer)

Career Options

Graduates of the Ivy Tech Physical Therapist Assistant program are qualified to work as physical therapist assistants (PTAs) after passing their board exams.

Professionals in this flexible career work under the supervision of physical therapists in places like:

  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Outpatient settings
  • Home healthcare

Selective admissions

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Ivy Tech is a selective admission program, which means not all students who apply to the program will be accepted. Students start by applying to Ivy Tech and enrolling in Healthcare Specialist with an interest in Physical Therapist Assistant while completing their prerequisite requirements.

Continue Reading about How to Apply

Learn More about Selective Admissions

 

In-Demand Career

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects job growth that is much faster than average for physical therapist assistants between 2021 and 2031. The BLS anticipates 24% growth nationally, or about 25,500 job openings each year.

Associate Degree – Transferable or Career-Ready

  • Ivy Tech's Associate of Science (AS) in Physical Therapist Assistant degree program prepares students for a career as a physical therapist assistant.

    After earning their AS in Physical Therapist Assistant and passing board exams, graduates can enter the workforce. To position graduates for success, the program has affiliation agreements with more than 130 employers in Indiana that are seeking physical therapist assistants.

    The AS in Physical Therapist Assistant degree program also 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 physical therapist assistant program currently has partnerships with two 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 Physical Therapist Assistant program. You will need to be admitted to the institution you intend to transfer to.

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    Time to Complete

    The Ivy Tech AS in Physical Therapist Assistant degree program requires 69.5 credit hours, with one prerequisite semester and four program semesters.

    Required Courses

    The courses required to complete 69.5 credit hours include:

    • 25 general education course credits
    • 43.5 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 Physical Therapist Assistant AS 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.

    Prep for an Industry Exam

    The Ivy Tech Physical Therapist Assistant AS degree program prepares you to take the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) licensure exam for physical therapist assistants.

    Careers to Pursue

    The associate degree prepares students to become physical therapist assistants. This career generally offers the flexibility to choose the location, schedule and patient population for your work.

    Physical therapist assistants also can seek administrative roles, including becoming directors, in various therapy settings. They can pursue an Advanced Proficiency designation through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

     

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Program Details

Physical Therapist Assistant is offered at 3 Ivy Tech locations in Indiana. Each location offers a unique combination of certificate and degree options:

Campus Physical Therapist Assistant AS
Lake County at Crown Point X
Muncie X
Sellersburg X

STC — Short-Term Certificate; LTC — Long-Term Certificate; WFC — Workforce Certification.

Is Physical Therapist Assistant Right for Me?

The Physical Therapist Assistant program can prepare students for a variety of fulfilling opportunities, working under the supervision of physical therapists to help people recover and reach their maximum potential. Physical therapists use health, wellness and therapeutic strategies.

A successful physical therapist assistant student and professional develops and strengthens skills like:

  • Dedication to learning
  • Desire to engage in medical sciences
  • Willingness to abide by the field's professionals standards

Sound Like You?

If you identify with the details, skills and traits above, physical therapist assistant 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 Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) 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 PTA Associate of Science program requires a major commitment of time and energy. Students must be enrolled as a Full-Time student with daytime courses. Students may also need to schedule additional general education courses as needed each semester. It is essential that you plan for the same amount of study time as class time per week. PTA course schedules and assignment due dates will not be adjusted to accommodate individual work schedules.

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 provide their own transportation to and from clinical sites within an hour-and-a-half drive from their campus in order to complete clinical hours.

Mandatory Drug and Criminal Background Screenings

All PTA program clinical affiliates require mandatory drug and criminal background screenings before allowing students to participate in clinical courses at their facilities. Results of these screenings could impact your ability to complete clinical courses and therefore, your ability to meet the program's requirements for completion. Requiring criminal background and drug screenings ensures students meet the same standards as healthcare facility employees. Annual criminal background and drug screenings are required for all PTA students.

PTA Program Student Requirements

The following are required for participation in clinical activities:

  • Annual criminal background and sex offender registry screening
  • Annual drug screening
  • Physical examination and verification of essential functions
  • Annual flu vaccination
  • Up-to-date immunizations including Hepatitis B series, MMR, Varicella, Tdap, Diphtheria, Pertussis, and COVID-19
  • Annual TB skin testing or other documentation for positive tests per CDC guidelines
  • Documentation of current CPR Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers from the American Heart Association (AHA).

Students interested in applying for admission to the PTA program should begin locating childhood immunization records early to ensure complete vaccination and physicals are submitted by established deadlines.

Students with disabilities are required to contact the college Disabilities Support Staff at the campus of interest for assistance in requesting accommodations (if applicable).

Program-Specific Costs

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

Charge per credit hour for internet based courses 

$20.00 

College assessed Technology Fee for all students per semester 

$75.00 

Consumable fees, PTAS 224 (Capstone) 

$130.00 

Consumable fees, PTAS 101, 106, 207 

$75.00 

Drug Screen/Background Check 

$211.00 

Physical Exam and Immunizations 

varies 

CPR certification 

$65.00 - $100.00 

Uniform expenses 

$200.00 

Scorebuilders Seminar/Online Testing 

$350.00 

Student membership in APTA – national dues (required 2nd year) 

$90.00 

FSBPT Exam Fees/Licensure Fees (paid spring of graduation) 

$600.00 + (depending on state jurisdiction) 

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

Financial Aid

Connect with the Financial Aid team at your home campus to find out if you can receive financial aid for the program of your choice. Make sure that you have completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the established deadlines to be considered for financial aid assistance.

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Prerequisite Courses for Physical Therapist Assistant

Completion of the following required prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or higher is required for admission to the Associate of Science (AS) in Physical Therapist Assistant degree program:

  • PTAS 101 Introduction to PTA
  • APHY 101 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • APHY 102 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • ENGL 111 Composition I
  • SCIN 111 Physical Science

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.

 

Physical Therapist Assistant Courses

Descriptions of physical therapist assistant courses can be found in our online course catalog:

View Physical therapist assistant course Descriptions

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 Format

Due to the nature of the physical therapist assistant profession and the hands-on learning in the curriculum, all Ivy Tech physical therapist assistant courses are taught in a traditional, in-person format.

 

Apply to Ivy Tech First

Students interested in the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) 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 Specialist program with an interest in PTA. Admission to the college does not ensure acceptance to a health science program, but students can be working on prerequisite courses for the PTA program after admission to the college and before applying to the program itself.

Apply to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Following completion of prerequisite courses, you may apply for the PTA program through the online application for health science programs. Students must have a GPA of 2.5 out of a 4.0 scale at the end of the spring semester in order to be accepted.

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

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

How to Complete the Physical Therapist Assistant 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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For additional information, review your local campus's application packet:

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. 

Offers of Admission

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

If a student is accepted, they will receive an email from the online application system to their Ivy Tech email account offering a seat in the program. 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 one offer is  accepted, the student is immediately withdrawn from all other offers and 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.

Students do have the ability to withdraw an application at any point during the admission cycle. However, once an application is withdrawn, another one cannot be submitted until the next application cycle.

After You're Accepted

If you are accepted into the program—first off, congratulations!—you will be required to attend on orientation session at your local campus during the summer semester prior to beginning classes. An email will be sent following your acceptance with details about the session.

What If I Don’t Get Admitted?

The PTA program does not maintain a waitlist. Non-admitted applicants can reapply in the next year’s application cycle, but we recommend that they to meet with an advisor to begin planning and preparing for the reapplication process. Advisors can also 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.

What is Selective Admission? 

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) 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.

If there is a tie, the tie breaker will be determined by the student's Ivy Tech GPA from the spring semester.

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.

Course A B C D/F
PTAS 101 60 40 20 0
APHY 101 30 20 10 0
APHY 102 30 20 10 0
ENGL 111 15 10 5 0
SCIN 111 15 10 5 0
Total General Education Points Possible = 150

CAPTE-Accredited Program

CAPTE LogoIvy Tech Lake County at Crown Point, Muncie, and Sellersburg are proud to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), an accrediting agency that is nationally recognized by the US Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CAPTE aims to assure the quality of the education that students receive.

Ivy Tech's CAPTE accreditation makes graduates of the PTA associate degree program eligible to sit for the licensure exam.

The information below is provided in accordance with accreditation requirements.

Lake County at Crown Point

Muncie

Sellersburg

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Ivy Tech Community College Lake County (Crown Point -Merrillville Center), is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Ivy Tech Community College, Muncie, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Ivy Tech Community College, Sellersburg, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
3030 Potomac Ave. 
Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085
Phone: 703-706-3245
Email: accreditation@apta.org
http://www.capteonline.org

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PTA Program Resources

Our program chairs are available to answer your questions. You can also find campus-specific materials below that may be helpful as you pursue your associate degree.

Lake County at Crown Point

Muncie

Sellersburg

Dr. Dawn D. Bancsi, PT, DPT, MPT
PTA Program Chair & Assistant Professor
219-980-7799, ext. 012406
dsinickimeves@ivytech.edu
Dr. Mark Wise, PT, DPT, MA
PTA Program Chair
765-289-2291, ext. 1773
mwise@ivytech.edu
Dr. Emily Smith, PT, DPT
PTA Program Chair
812-246-3301, ext. 4290 
esmith782@ivytech.edu

Program Materials

Program Materials

Program Materials

Featured Faculty & Staff

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asklakecounty@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
asklakecounty@ivytech.edu

Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

574-830-0375
asksouthbendelkhart@ivytech.edu

Elkhart Advising
22531 County Road 18
Goshen, IN 46528

January, March, August and October:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. CT
Fridays: 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. CT

All other months
Mondays and Tuesdays: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. CT
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 8 – 5 p.m. CT
Fridays: 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. CT

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
abarchel@ivytech.edu

Frankfort Advising
251 E Clinton Street
Frankfort, IN 46041

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

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
asklakecounty@ivytech.edu

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET

765-653-7410
aharnack@ivytech.edu

Greencastle Advising
915 S Zinc Mill Road
Greencastle, IN 46135

Virtual On-Demand Service (video, voice, or live chat):
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to noon & 1 p.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

Sam Brunsman, Academic Advisor
Advisor for: School of Information Technology, School of Health Sciences programs
sbrunsman1@ivytech.edu

Lou Herchenroeder, Academic Advising Specialist 
Advisor for: School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering and Applied Sciences programs, General Studies, Liberal Arts and Education programs 
lherchenroeder@ivytech.edu

Rose Tobin, Nursing Success Coach
Advisor and Success Coach for School of Nursing programs
rtobin4@ivytech.edu

 

 

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

1-888-489-5463
IvyTech.edu/IndyHelp

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

Lisa Kelley
812-265-2580 ext. 4163
lkelley3@ivytech.edu
Text during business hours 502-414-1597

Monday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

765-651-3100, ext. 3301
marion-advising@ivytech.edu

Marion Advising
261 Commerce Drive
Marion, IN 46953

Zoom Video Call
Call 765-651-3100, ext. 3310 to schedule an appointment.

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

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

574-583-4891
khinkle@ivytech.edu

Monticello Advising
1017 O Connor Boulevard
Monticello, IN 47960

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Saturday (virtually), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Sunday (virtually), 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET

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

Muncie Advising
125 S High Street, Ball Building, 2nd Floor
Muncie, IN 47304

Fax: 765-282-2414

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

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Saturday (virtually), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Sunday (virtually), 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET

765-599-2613, ext 4026
pburris4@ivytech.edu

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

Fax: 765-282-2414

Zoom Video Call
Email pburris4@ivytech.edu to schedule.

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

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

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

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-966-2656, ext. 1202

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
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

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 Advising at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

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

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

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, or live chat):
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to noon & 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
Enter Zoom Room →

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

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

7 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET, 7 days a week

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  • 1 Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Indiana. (2021).
  • 2 Associate degree cost is for an in-state, full-time student. Long-term and short-term certificate costs are for an in-state, part-time student.