The partnership between Greensburg Community High School and the Ivy Tech Community College Columbus campus will be featured in an upcoming episode of the College’s podcast, “Our College, Your Voices.”
During the episode, podcast host Dr. Kara Monroe, the College’s provost, will discuss how high school students can complete their first year of college while in high school through Ivy Tech Columbus with Greensburg Community High School Principal Grant Peters, Ivy Tech Director of K-14 Initiatives Mark Schneider, and Ivy Tech Vice President of K-14 Initiatives Rebecca Rahschulte. The podcast episode will be available for free February 25 on all major podcast platforms.
The College and high school have partnered to offer the Indiana College Core which allows high school students to complete a specific list of Ivy Tech college courses while in high school and transfer those credits to continue their college education as a sophomore at any Indiana four-year public institution.
Ella Tungate, a recent Greensburg Community High School graduate, will also join in on the conversation to discuss her experiences with the Indiana College Core program. Tungate is currently studying radiology and plans to do a field experience at Columbus Regional Hospital yet this semester.
“Our partnership with Ivy Tech offers our students the opportunity to get a head start on their college education while they complete their high school requirements,” Peters said. “We are excited to provide this excellent option to advance their education.”
Four-year institutions to which Indiana College Core credits can be transferred include Ball State University, Indiana University, Indiana State University, IUPUC, Purdue Polytechnic, Purdue University, Purdue University Fort Wayne, University of Southern Indiana, Vincennes University, and Western Governors University, and Ivy Tech.
Students who choose to continue their enrollment at Ivy Tech can earn certifications or an associate degree. Ivy Tech Columbus offers more than 30 programs in high-demand, rewarding career fields, including advanced manufacturing, aviation, business administration, education, health care, and information technology.
“With the Indiana College Core, students can start a quality education at Ivy Tech and save money by completing their first year of college in their high school,” Schneider said. “Once they complete the program, students will gain college credits and experiences that will transfer to many four-year universities or they can continue their education at Ivy Tech.”
The “Our College, Your Voices” podcast can be listened to for free on smartphones, tablets or desktop computers through the following platforms: Apple podcast app, Spotify, iHeartRadio, or Radio Public. More information is available at ivytech.edu/podcast.
For more information about the Indiana College Core program, visit ivytech.edu/gen-ed-transfer-core/.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.