Ivy Tech Targets ‘Changing’ Ag Sector

February 14th, 2013

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February 14, 2013

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The Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE) has approved Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast to offer an Associate of Science degree and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Agriculture that will be available at the College beginning in August 2013.

Agriculture is one of the leading sectors of Indiana’s economy, with a $20 billion annual impact. This industry consists of a wide variety of careers such as farmers, researchers, technicians and sales. Due to the constant growth and the quickly evolving agriculture industry, there is a need for trained college graduates in these careers.

The Agriculture program is currently offered at the Columbus, East Central, Kokomo, Lafayette, Richmond and Wabash Valley campuses. Starting in the fall, this program will offer students and businesses in the Fort Wayne area the opportunity to expand their knowledge and potential in this exciting industry.

An Associate of Science degree in Agriculture from Ivy Tech will give students the classroom and hands-on experience needed for their future career in the agriculture industry. This program will prepare students to transfer to Purdue University, where they can continue their education in one of 33 majors. This degree leads to a career in a diverse industry that will always be a staple of the Indiana economy. An Associate of Applied Science degree in Agriculture from Ivy Tech will give students the classroom and hands-on experience they need to enter all of the major branches of agriculture: crops, livestock and ag-business.

For more information, visit IvyTech.edu/agriculture

Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech serves nearly 200,000 students annually and has campuses throughout Indiana. It functions as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Source: Ivy Tech Community College