July 19, 2010
Fort Wayne, Ind. – Indiana Tech is expanding its facilities in northwest Indiana by combining the university’s Merrillville and Hammond locations into one larger, more accessible site in Munster, Ind.
Indiana Tech’s College of Professional Studies has offered classes in the region since 2007 when the university first opened a site in Merrillville. The Hammond location was added in 2008.
“We’re committed to serving non-traditional students in northwest Indiana, and this new facility improves our ability to do that,” said Steve Herendeen, vice president for the College of Professional Studies. “Combining the two smaller classroom sites gives us greater flexibility in class scheduling to suit student needs.”
The new Indiana Tech facility at 9245 Calumet Ave. in Munster will have four classrooms and a computer lab. Classes will begin at the new location the week of Aug. 22. Staff at the site will include Enrollment Manager Cleveland Anderson, Admissions Representative Julie LePore, and Administrative Assistant Michelle Washington.
The College of Professional Studies offers undergraduate and graduate programs in an accelerated format. The program is designed to accommodate nontraditional students who also have to balance work, family, and community responsibilities. Each course meets once a week for five-week or six-week sessions, allowing students to attend full-time without sacrificing other commitments.
The career-oriented programs in fields such as accounting, business administration, criminal justice, human services and organizational leadership cater to working adults by focusing on contemporary topics in the corporate world. Faculty members have real world experience in addition to academic credentials, allowing them to blend textbook theory with workplace reality. Students attend class with other working adults, setting the scene for stimulating discussions of common challenges.
In addition to northwest Indiana and the main campus in Fort Wayne, the College of Professional Studies also has locations in Elkhart, Fishers, Greenwood, Huntington, Indianapolis, Kendallville, Mishawaka, Plainfield, and Warsaw. Accelerated degree programs are also available online.
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