As college campuses across the country look to find new degrees and certificate programs to accommodate a wider range of prospective students, Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne campus has decided to add six new programs to their curriculum. The new degrees and programs focus mainly on design, engineering, and technology.
It is a positive step forward for community colleges as they look to provide a more affordable option for students while also offering programs that will set them up for success in the real world well after their schooling is over.
The new majors are Urban Horticulture, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Engineering, Mechanical Design, Computer Aided Design, and Architectural Design.
More information on the engineering and technology programs can be seen below:
* Mechanical Engineering Technology: Students earn an associate’s degree in science as part of a Transfer as a Junior program that allows them to transfer after two years to Purdue University Fort Wayne to pursue a bachelor’s degree in that field, the news release said. New courses offered include fluid power, system automation and control, and a capstone course. The degree will prepare students for jobs in manufacturing, quality control, design, materials testing, process and product design, and Computer-Aided Design (CAD).
* Engineering: A new technical certificate and a freshmen engineering certificate will allow students to gain credentials as they study for the associate’s degree in engineering.
* Mechanical Design, Computer Aided Design, and Architectural Design: Because of high demand for workers, many Design Technology students get hired for jobs before completing their associate’s degree, the news release said. The new certificates allow students to show a knowledge base on their resumes and encourage companies to invest in helping their new employees to complete degrees, the news release said.
For a full look at the new majors and certificates available at the Fort Wayne campus, check out the News-Sentinel.