Whether you’re busy with a full-time job or have been away from formal education for awhile, Indiana Tech’s College of Professional Studies in Fort Wright provides a path to career-advancing education.

The College of Professional Studies offers undergraduate and graduate programs in an accelerated format to accommodate students who also have to balance work, family and community responsibilities. The college focuses on adult learners who already have workplace or previous college experience.

Classes meet one evening per week for five weeks at the undergraduate level and six weeks at the graduate level. Online classes also span five weeks or six weeks, but allow students to access materials and complete coursework at any time.

Textbooks, which are included in the cost of tuition, are shipped to students prior to the start of each class.

Located at 809 Wright’s Summit Parkway, the Fort Wright campus is Indiana Tech’s second Kentucky campus. The first opened in Louisville in 2011.

The Northern Kentucky location is about 11,000 square feet and features eight classrooms, a library, a computer lab, a student lounge and wireless connectivity throughout the facility.

One of the attractions of the College of Professional Studies is its flexibility. New class sessions start every five weeks and three out of five students attend classes online rather than on site.

Students aren’t locked into taking classes in a predetermined order with the same group of classmates during the same night and place throughout their enrollment. While many classes do have prerequisites, students have a great deal of flexibility in scheduling classes and locations that are convenient for them.

Students also earn credits based on life experience through the Credit for Learning Program or by passing standardized tests. Transferring credits for classes completed at another institution is another option. They may also defer tuition until after each class is completed if their employer offers tuition assistance. Formally known as Indiana Technical College, Indiana Tech is a private university founded in 1930. It offers career-oriented degree programs in high-demand fields such as accounting, business, criminal justice and leadership.

In addition to the main campus in Fort Wayne, other satellite campuses in Indiana are in Elkhart, Fishers, Greenwood, Huntington, Indianapolis, Jeffersonville, Kendallville, Mishawaka, Munster, Plainfield and Warsaw.

Indiana Tech is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.