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Eleven Fifty Academy Announces Partnership with Ivy Tech for Accelerated Learning Program

Eleven Fifty Academy and Ivy Tech Community College announced a new partnership between their two educational institutions. Students in Eleven Fifty Academy’s Accelerated Learning Program, a 9-week immersive course encompassing one of the most in-demand skill sets in the technology space, can now earn credits at Ivy Tech Community College.

Coding 101 is now redefined. Eleven Academy students can earn 12 credit hours at Ivy Tech Community College for passing the intensive program which teaches not only the foundation of computer programming, but soft skill sets including: building a portfolio, interviewing techniques and teamwork strategies. Credits earned in the 9-week course can be applied to a degree or certificate in software development and other computing and informatics programs at Ivy Tech.

This new partnership between Eleven Fifty Academy and Ivy Tech Community College enables Eleven Fifty Academy students pursuing a computer programming career an accelerated means of earning their degree by incorporating one of the most advanced courses available in the United States for coding, accelerating them into the marketplace.

In addition to earning 12 credit hours for the 9-week course, students will achieve Red Badge Coder status by passing the 9-week course taught by Eleven Fifty Academy. The Red Badge Coder status is an emerging “Employer Advised” approach to measuring coder competency and skills. The classrooms utilized for the Eleven Fifty Academy accreditation course will be held in their new classrooms located inside Launch Fishers as well as their headquarters in Carmel.

“Our partnership with Ivy Tech Community College creates a unique opportunity for their students, giving them an advantage in the workforce,” says Eleven Fifty Academy President John Qualls. “Eleven Fifty Academy is grateful and proud to offer students the opportunity to earn credits with Ivy Tech.”

“The computing and informatics industry is growing quickly in Central Indiana,” said Dr. Kathleen Lee, chancellor of Ivy Tech Central Indiana. “This partnership between Ivy Tech and Eleven Fifty Academy opens doors for these students, allowing them to get a head start on a degree in this emerging field.”

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Eleven Fifty Academy is a nonprofit organization that offers a variety of mobile, web and professional courses through immersive learning at subsidized rates, made possible through partnerships, corporate and individual donations. Headquartered in award-winning Carmel, Indiana, Eleven Fifty Academy provides the best possible training experience while consistently accelerating the learning curve for people of all ages and skill sets. The mission of Eleven Fifty Academy is to build an ecosystem of coding talent that financially benefits the individual, their employer and their community.

For more information, please visit www.elevenfifty.org/ivytech.

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