Purdue College of Liberal Arts partners with Ivy Tech ASAP program

The Purdue College of Liberal Arts is partnering with Ivy Tech Community College to offer students a three year Bachelor’s degree.

Posted: Jun 7, 2019 3:11 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Purdue College of Liberal Arts is partnering with Lafayette's Ivy Tech Community College to offer students a three year bachelor’s degree.

Students enrolled in Ivy Tech's ASAP program will have a direct pathway from the 11 month associate degree program to a bachelor's degree in a liberal arts major at Purdue.

The ASAP program is an accelerated associate’s degree program in which students receive their degree in one year instead of two. ASAP students also participate in community outreach events and enrichment programs during their time at Ivy Tech.

Sean McCan is the director of the Lafayette ASAP Program. He said he was excited about Purdue approaching Ivy Tech about the partnership.

“We thought it was a great fit,” explained McCan. “ Any time we can get, not just Ivy Tech students, but students across the state a degree in a quicker time they can enter the workforce. They start pursuing their dreams more quickly. We're definitely on board with that.”

McCan also said the partnership with Purdue will help prepare students for their future careers as scholars and professional lives after school.

“Getting the students this great foundation of classes before they move on is an option, but they may choose to go into the workforce.” McCan said. “These are important skills they need to learn, such as communication or how to interact in society and culture.”

The Dean of Purdue Liberal Arts, David Reingold, gave a statement in regards to the partnership.

“With Purdue’s commitment to value and access for higher education, this partnership opens the doors of the University to these students. By showing them a detailed path to degree completion and offering strong advising support, we can help them complete their bachelor’s degrees with two years at Purdue. Then, they can enter the workforce and contribute to the Indiana economy.”

West Lafayette
Overcast
67° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 67°
Kokomo
Overcast
67° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 67°
Rensselaer
Overcast
63° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 63°
Fowler
Overcast
63° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 63°
Williamsport
Overcast
63° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 63°
Crawfordsville
Overcast
61° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 61°
Frankfort
Overcast
69° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 69°
Delphi
Broken Clouds
70° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 70°
Monticello
Broken Clouds
70° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 70°
Logansport
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 72°
Dry, windy, very warm weather, followed by scattered rain & much cooler conditions.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 115407

Reported Deaths: 3566
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion21196765
Lake10493323
Elkhart6528110
St. Joseph6392106
Allen6178202
Hamilton4848109
Vanderburgh360930
Hendricks2715123
Monroe256036
Tippecanoe239113
Johnson2305123
Clark221457
Porter213647
Delaware194262
Cass19419
Vigo182526
Madison164375
LaPorte142340
Floyd135862
Howard130563
Warrick128038
Kosciusko121617
Bartholomew116457
Marshall100824
Dubois96919
Boone96846
Hancock92143
Grant91934
Noble90832
Henry79826
Wayne75414
Jackson7499
Morgan71638
Shelby67229
Daviess66328
Dearborn66028
LaGrange63411
Clinton59914
Harrison57624
Putnam56412
Knox5159
Gibson5114
Lawrence51129
Montgomery50821
White48514
DeKalb47611
Decatur45839
Miami4353
Greene42435
Fayette42113
Jasper3942
Steuben3807
Scott37311
Sullivan33712
Posey3240
Jennings31312
Franklin30725
Clay3005
Ripley2968
Orange28824
Carroll27413
Whitley2707
Washington2651
Wabash2648
Starke2637
Adams2613
Wells2614
Jefferson2483
Spencer2413
Fulton2382
Huntington2363
Tipton22622
Perry22113
Randolph2167
Jay1800
Newton17311
Owen1681
Martin1640
Rush1554
Pike1471
Vermillion1280
Fountain1232
Blackford1193
Pulaski1131
Crawford1050
Brown1043
Parke962
Benton880
Ohio787
Union780
Switzerland690
Warren391
Unassigned0226

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events