Early College Career Center

EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE

 

Automotive Technology

Leads to a Certificate in Maintenance and Light Repair from Ivy Tech Community College

 

Precision Machine Technology

Leads to a Certificate in Machine Tool Technology from Ivy Tech Community College

 

Welding Technology

Leads to a Certificate in Structural Welding from Ivy Tech Community College

 

Criminal Justice

Leads to a Certificate of Graduation in Law Enforcement from Vincennes University

Requires 5 additional academic courses available through high school dual credits

 

Education Careers

Leads to a Technical Certificate in Education from Ivy Tech Community College

Requires 5 additional academic courses available through high school dual credits

 

Health Science

Leads to a Certificate in Dementia Care from Ivy Tech Community College

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Fall 2020 Parent Newsletter

2020 Ivy Tech Commencement Guide

2019 Ivy Tech Graduation Photo (year 1)

 

 

HISTORY

In March 2020, WCC was fully-endorsed as an Early College Career Center by the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning at the University of Indianapolis. Initially, three programs were designated as Early College career programs because of their dual credit partnership with Ivy Tech. All three programs offer the dual credits necessary to earn a postsecondary credential after two years at WCC.

 

During the 2019-20 school year, Whitewater Career Center students could earn the following Certificates (CTs):

Postsecondary Credential
Partner
Credits
WCC Program
CT Structural Welding Ivy Tech Community College       27 Welding Technology
CT Maintenance & Light Repair Ivy Tech Community College       21 Automotive Technology
CT Machine Tool Technology Ivy Tech Community College       21 Precision Machine Technology

               

Certificates (CTs) are the first postsecondary credential at Ivy Tech. With additional technical courses and academic courses, students can work toward the next credential – Technical Certificates (TCs).

 

In addition to the programs above, the following were added for the 2020-21 school year:

Postsecondary Credential
Partner
Credits
WCC Program
CG Law Enforcement* Vincennes University       15 Criminal Justice
TC Education* Ivy Tech Community College       12 Education Careers
CT Dementia Care Ivy Tech Community College        3 Health Science II

         

 

While WCC does not offer academic dual credit courses at this time, the sending high schools offer a wide variety of academic dual credit. Connersville High School is an endorsed Early College High School, and Franklin County High School is seeking endorsement during the 2020-21 school year. Students are encouraged to complete the academic dual credit courses at their high schools to move toward the Technical Certificate at Ivy Tech and the Certificate of Graduation (CG) at Vincennes.

*requires academic courses to earn the credential.

 

8 CORE PRINCIPLES OF EARLY COLLEGE CAREER CENTER

 

For more information on specific programs and the postsecondary credentials, visit the PROGRAMS tab and select a program.