Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana Reviews
My degree program prepared me for conducting business using various computer programs. I was introduce to the various Microsoft programs, such as word, excel, power point, and access. Later on, I learned to create web pages in notepad, use SQL in a database, write C++ code, write code in Visual Studios, etc. My initial plan was to study Computer Science, but it wasn't offered. So I took the closest courses I could while preparing to transfer to a 4-year college. Some of these courses were transferred but not very many. I recommend seeing which courses would transfer if you're planning to go beyond an associate's degree.
Ivy Tech is a great school. Earning a degree from Ivy Tech may not give you automatic prestige in the academic world, but it will give you a more practical and complete education than just about any other school. Ivy tech makes it possible to take classes while attending to your familial and professional responsibilities. There are plenty of online classes and on campus classes offered at all hours of the day. Every professor I had was at least good if not excellent. They all were very willing to devote extra time and energy helping students who sought out their assistance. All around a great school!
Overall my experience with Ivy Tech was average. The biggest draw, of course, is that you're able to receive a four-year education without the price tag that's often associated with it. But, with any institution of this caliber, there are certainly some areas that may require fine-tuning. My major changed twice which is not uncommon these days. The career counselor I had assigned to me was not particularly helpful. I took an aptitude test my second year and was instructed that I would best fit to work overseas teaching English as a second language. This was particularly confusing as I never expressed any interest in teaching or traveling to a foreign country. When I pointed this out, the counselor insinuated that I didn't know what I was talking about and she'd been doing her work for several years. I decided to consider her advice but ultimately decided it wasn't for me. My other troubles came from a professor who had an unorthodox attendance system. Students were to sign in at the end of class after test days only; no other days were counted against you for missing. I was there for every session but one and was still somehow marked absent for all four tests we had. When I showed her I'd actually completed the tests, she admitted to having me confused with another student. I figured that would be enough for her to change my attendance, but instead I was failed. I complained to the department head who forwarded the email to her. I received a reply the next day and was told I was failed for the semester. This was a course for a health sciences program. Shortly thereafter, I withdrew from the program and moved onto general studies. After that, it was smooth sailing and I had some of the best professors anyone could ask for. My math teacher often stayed on his own time to ensure that we understood the material and my psychology and sociology professors both did the same. My only complaint is that I no longer have access to my school email, which I have several accounts attached to, but otherwise the experience was mostly pleasant.
I am so happy and pleased that I attended and graduated from Ivy Tech Community College. Being a non-traditional student and single mother they made the transition from home life to college an easy and stress free experience. I recommend this college to anyone unsure of their degree, non-traditional students, and anyone who just wants to feel accomplished in life by earning and receiving a degree from Ivy Tech. The teachers were great and online classes were so easy and convenient.