Ancilla College

Introduction

Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. The College’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic but its climate is ecumenical- open to any person seeking an education and opportunity. Ancilla serves a diverse population with small classes, comprehensive tutoring and personal learning support, and personal interaction. Ancilla College offers over two dozen different degree programs that transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, build lifelong learning skills, launch successful careers and pursue values-centered lives.

  • History: Founded in 1937 by a group of Catholic sisters, the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.
  • Ancilla offers Associate Degrees that will launch a career or transfer to colleges and universities everywhere.
  • Ancilla offers over two dozen different pathways to success: real world degree programs.
  • You will not get lost in the crowd: Ancilla has some 500 students.
  • Small, interactive classroom learning: The student-to-faculty ratio is just 11:1.
  • Graduates: 78% of our students successfully graduate or transfer to continue their education within 5 years.
  • Financial Aid: 85% of our students receive some form of aid; $3.8 million in grants and scholarships awarded to Ancilla students last year.
  • Athletics: 18 NCJAA teams, including men’s baseball, men’s & women’s basketball, men’s & women’s golf, men’s & women’s soccer, men’s lacrosse, women’s softball, women’s volleyball, co-ed cheerleading, and co-ed competitive dance.
  • Dozens of activities and groups on campus: Student Ambassadors, FFA, Student Government, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Dance Club, bowling and more.
  • Location: quiet, rural, wooded campus near Plymouth, in northern Indiana (just an hour and a half drive from Chicago).

Ancilla College offers high quality Associate Degree programs in small, personal classes led by encouraging faculty. Start your journey with us and you can go anywhere. We will help you every step of the way.

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Science
  • Behavioral Science
  • Business Administration
  • Communication: Mass Media
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Environmental Technology
  • Exercise Science
  • General Studies
  • Health Science
  • History
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Logistics & Inventory Systems
  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse (LPN to RN)
  • Nursing (RN)
  • Professional Health Studies
  • Religious Studies
  • Science
  • Secondary Education
  • Sports Management
  • Theology

Amazing new on-campus housing:

Our brand new residence halls have spacious double rooms, each with a private bath. Wireless networking, laundry facilities and full meal plans are included.

Attention to individual students

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 12-to-1 you will get personal attention at Ancilla. We don’t have giant lecture halls—just faculty and staff members who get to know you and support your goals.

Accessible and effective

Students at Ancilla are more likely to graduate on time, getting a head start on a career or four-year degree. Over 97 percent of our graduates rate their educational experience here as “very satisfied” or higher.

Affordable, high value education

We are the lowest cost private college in Indiana with tuition locked in at the same low rate as long as you are a full-time student. No surprises, no tuition increases!

We believe in you.

Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Indiana’s State Board of Nursing and is a member of the Independent Colleges of Indiana.

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Associate of Science

Associate of Science in Business Administration

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Donaldson

In Ancilla College’s Business Administration program you will gain powerful business skills and a foundation to build better business practices. Your degree will provide you with hands-on experiences and knowledge related to accounting, economics, management, business law, and marketing... [+]

In Ancilla College’s Business Administration program you will gain powerful business skills and a foundation to build better business practices. Your degree will provide you with hands-on experiences and knowledge related to accounting, economics, management, business law, and marketing. Your degree will do more than hang on a wall—it will show you've learned to solve problems, plan for success, think critically, lead a team, and adapt to changing environments. Students with concentrations in Business are prepared to contribute in either not-for-profit or profit-oriented organizations as either entrepreneurs, managers or skilled professionals. Every company, no matter how small or large, needs educated people with leadership ability and an understanding of finance, marketing, and production. Why get a business administration degree? Knowing how businesses operate in today’s economy has never been more important. If you’re interested in becoming an accountant, starting your own business, gaining the knowledge necessary to join a new employer, or earning a promotion, an Ancilla Business Administration degree is a great first step that can help prepare you for life’s changing events. Suggested Schedule of Classes Usual first semester courses Freshman Seminar – Humanities 101 Writing I Computer Literacy General Psychology College Algebra Usual second semester courses Business Law Public Speaking Religion, Philosophy or Ethics course Writing II Business Elective Course Usual third semester courses Financial Accounting Microeconomics Introduction to Sociology A Science Elective A Literature Humanities, Fine Arts, Religion or Philosophy Course Usual fourth semester courses Managerial Accounting Macroeconomics A Second Humanities, Fine Arts, Religion or Philosophy Course A History or Political Science Course A Second Science Course What are my career options with this program? Accounting Advertising Construction Management E-Commerce Entrepreneurship Finance Financial Management Financial Planning Hospitality Management Human Resources Industrial Management Labor Relations Management Tax Preparation Restaurant Management Marketing [-]

Associate of Science in Environmental Studies

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Donaldson

The Environmental Technology program offers an array of classes dealing with how science relates to the natural world. The primary importance of a basic understanding of science is stressed while focusing on the recognition of current topics in science and how they affect our everyday lives... [+]

The Environmental Technology program offers an array of classes dealing with how science relates to the natural world. The primary importance of a basic understanding of science is stressed while focusing on the recognition of current topics in science and how they affect our everyday lives. The goals of the Environmental Technology program are to provide required general education courses for the student body at large, and to provide a basic knowledge of science appropriate for a foundation for continuing in any of the sciences (physics, chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy or agriculture) upon transfer to a senior institution. These courses are designed to teach and develop scientific methods as a form of critical analysis of problems and phenomena and/or develop the use of mathematical analysis to solve quantitative problems. Why Environmental Technology? There are also many bachelor degree programs available such as Environmental Science and Environmental Biology that the associate in Environmental Technology can prepare you for. Wind farm or water reclamation technician Environmental Advocate Natural Resource Conservation Specialist Environmental Lab Technician Environmental Consultant Suggested Schedule of Classes Usual first semester courses Public Speaking Computer Literacy Writing I Freshman Seminar Geosystems of the Earth Usual second semester courses Writing II History of the U.S. Since 1877 College Algebra General Psychology Ecology Usual third semester courses Literature Course Personal Finance Introduction to Philosophy Study of World Religions General Chemistry I Usual fourth semester courses Microbiology Topics in Environmental Science General Chemistry II What are my career options with this program? Journalism Advertising Marketing Broadcasting Corporate Training New Media Design Small Business Management Human Resources Labor Relations [-]

Associate of Science in Hospitality and Tourism

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Donaldson

Ancilla College’s Hospitality and Tourism associate of science degree program has been designed to provide an academic curriculum where a well-rounded liberal arts education, general business knowledge, and general management principles are taught and provided as well as providing the knowledge and fostering skills specific to hospitality, lodging, tourism and other leisure businesses... [+]

Ancilla College’s Hospitality and Tourism associate of science degree program has been designed to provide an academic curriculum where a well-rounded liberal arts education, general business knowledge, and general management principles are taught and provided as well as providing the knowledge and fostering skills specific to hospitality, lodging, tourism and other leisure businesses. Suggested Schedule of Classes Usual first semester classes Writing I Freshman Seminar Literature Religion or Philosophy Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Usual second semester classes Writing II Public Speaking Microeconomics Financial Accounting Art Usual third semester classes Risk Management Hotel and Lodging Management Managerial Accounting Personal Finance Business Law Usual fourth semester classes Facilities Operations Advertising Macroeconomics Principles of Management Principles of Marketing What are my career options with this program? Sports Management Sports Marketing Sports Information Director Sports Agent Coach Recreational Sports Director Athletic Director [-]

Associate of Science in Sports Management

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Donaldson

With 20 athletic programs already in place and more to come, Ancilla is no stranger to the sports world. Ancilla offers a Sports Management associate of science degree because the professional sports field brings in $14 billion in earnings each year and employs more than 456,000 people. One out of five Americans ages 6 and older is a health club consumer. From 2008 to 2013, health club consumers increased... [+]

With 20 athletic programs already in place and more to come, Ancilla is no stranger to the sports world. Ancilla offers a Sports Management associate of science degree because the professional sports field brings in $14 billion in earnings each year and employs more than 456,000 people. One out of five Americans ages 6 and older is a health club consumer. From 2008 to 2013, health club consumers increased from 47.7 million to 53 million during that five-year period from 2008 to 2013. Today, there are approximately 59 million health club consumers. Every indication suggests that this part of the industry is expected to increase faster than the average at 7 percent from 2012-2022. Suggested Schedule of Classes Usual first semester classes Writing I Freshman Seminar Literature Religion or Philosophy Art Usual second semester classes Writing II Public Speaking Microeconomics Sports Psychology Math Third semester of classes Computer Literacy Financial Accounting Intro to Sports Management Coaching Theory and Principles Facilities operations Fourth semester of classes Managerial Accounting Business Law Advertising Macroeconomics First Aid & Emergency Procedures What are my career options with this program? Sports Management Sports Marketing Sports Information Director Sports Agent Coach Recreational Sports Director Athletic Director [-]

Associate of Applied Science

Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Donaldson

In Ancilla College’s Computer Information Systems (CIS) program you will learn computer technology and software skills. Your Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree will provide you with hands-on experiences, skill training and knowledge related to computer applications, network security, web design and new information technologies... [+]

In Ancilla College’s Computer Information Systems (CIS) program you will learn computer technology and software skills. Your Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree will provide you with hands-on experiences, skill training and knowledge related to computer applications, network security, web design and new information technologies. You will learn to solve problems, write basic program code and learn how to develop apps and network plans. You will be able to work with technology to create solutions, think critically and adapt to changing tools and online environments. Why a CIS degree? Computer systems tie together every aspect of our world from online businesses to smart phone apps. If you’re interested in computer technology, software development, website design or network management, getting your CIS degree is a great first step in the right direction. Two Track Options The degree has two tracks you can choose from: Web Development or Network Technologies. Usual first semester courses Freshman Seminar Writing I Computer Literacy Introduction to Internet Technology Introduction to Network Technology Usual second semester courses College Algebra or higher math course Interpersonal Communication Interactive Database Design Problem Solving and Help Desk Support Technical Writing A Religion, Philosophy or Ethics course The second year of the program General Psychology A Science course A Literature Humanities, Fine Arts, Religion or Philosophy course A History, Economics, Sociology or Political Science course Web development track Website Development Website Design JavaScript Programming Designing for E-Commerce Web Security Foundations CIS Internship Network technology track Virtualization & Cloud Computing Operating System Technology & Administration Digital Communications Network Design and Infrastructure Security and Privacy CIS Internship What are my career options with this program? Network Management Web Design Information Security eCommerce Technology sales Technology Support App Development Online Marketing Wireless Network Design [-]

Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts Management

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Donaldson

The A.A.S in culinary arts management prepares Ancilla students for successful careers in a growing field. Professional cooks work in restaurants, resorts, hotels, hospitals, and corporate headquarters. Being a chef, for many people, is the first step into building a business in food service or resort management... [+]

We built a dining hall and student life center with a teaching kitchen in 2016. You could be among the first class in our new culinary arts program. The A.A.S in culinary arts management prepares Ancilla students for successful careers in a growing field. Professional cooks work in restaurants, resorts, hotels, hospitals, and corporate headquarters. Being a chef, for many people, is the first step into building a business in food service or resort management. You’ll find chefs in private homes, aboard cruise ships, and as vendors in high-end food trucks. Courses Available with this Major Intro to Professional Cooking (CRT 101) Basic Food Preparation (CRT 102) Sanitation and Safety (CRT 103) Intro to Food & Beverage Industry (CRT 104) Intro to Pastry & Baking (CRT 105) Menu Planning & Design (CRT 106) Inventory Control & Purchase (CRT 107) Intro to Vineyards & Beverages (CRT 108) Regional & International Cuisine (CRT 109) A La Carte I (CRT 210) A La Carte II (CRT 211) Restaurant Layout and Design (CRT 212) Garde Manger (CRT 213) Culinary Externship (CRT 299) What are my career options with this program? Professional chef Food preparation technician Line cook Baker Food safety inspector Restaurant manager Sous chef [-]

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9601 Union Rd, Plymouth
Donaldson, Indiana, IN 46563 US