Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

June 9, 2014

Ivy Tech Kokomo Region to offer new School of Computing and Informatics

Programs will focus on information science and technology

From Staff Reports
Kokomo Tribune

---- — Ivy Tech Community College’s Kokomo Region will offer three new programs this fall as part of the college’s new School of Computing and Informatics.

The programs recently were approved by the Indiana Commission on Higher Education and the new school directly links to the college’s new structure of providing focused, workforce-relevant career pathways for students.

Jan Bailey, dean of the School of Business for Kokomo Region, will head the new school for the region.

“We are very excited to bring these new programs to Kokomo,” Bailey said in a press release. “This is a great opportunity for students to prepare for high-demand, well-paying careers in the computing and informatics industries.”

The three new programs are information assurance, software development and information technology support.

“The field of informatics looks at how information science and technology impacts the lives of people at work and play,” Bailey said. “It involves studying how people interact with computers, data and other technologies to increase productivity and improve communication. Students will study topics in information technology and information systems and how they can be applied to areas like health sciences, criminal justice, accounting and social sciences.”

Classes in the new programs will begin this fall. For more information, call Lou Ann Stroup at 765-459-0561 ext. 397 or email her at lstroup4@ivytech.edu.