ivy institute of technology:

a 40-week alternative to a college degree

The Ivy Institute of Technology is a new program focusing on the skills and knowledge required at industries where workers are in high demand. Ivy Tech's Columbus/Franklin Region is the first offering a concentration in Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics.

Ivy Institute relies on integrated lab activities to prepare you for new rewarding jobs. At the end of each class, you will take exams for industry certifications, or you can use your Ivy Institute experience to continue your education in pursuit of an associate degree from Ivy Tech Community College.

career opportunities


In general, you must meet the minimum ability to benefit scores on ACCUPLACER, an assessment tool to help us determine the best starting point for you in your college career. All credits earned in an Institute program will apply to a related Technical Certificate and/or an associate degree.


You will have a fixed daily class schedule, attending 6 hours a day, Monday through Friday. Each day will include all of your academic activity, including all of your class assignments. You can enter the program in January, April, July, or October.


  • Automation & Robotics
  • Team work
  • Basic Hydraulics
  • Math
  • Process Control
  • Programmable Controllers
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Written Communication
  • Quality Systems
  • English
  • Electronics
  • Mechatronics