Pike County, Indiana is a U.S. leader in pre-engineering and STEM-education coursework. That’s part of a strong community commitment to engineering workforce success from the ground up.

In higher education, that commitment continues with a strong focus on education linked directly to jobs and careers.

Ivy Tech Community College is the nation’s largest singly-accredited state community college system.

Ivy Tech offers more than 150 programs leading to career development certificates, technical certifications, and associate degrees.

For years, Ivy Tech has worked with Vincennes University in a legal partnership designed to further technical education and development.

Today, Vincennes University offers acclaimed programs in engineering, technology, and mathematics, continuing a proud heritage of Indiana colleges renowned for engineering – including Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame.

Ivy Tech’s operates a major campus in nearby Evansville that offers a wide spectrum of education and training designed for business. Coursework is customizable, affordable and industry-certified, with a proven track record of success.

You can explore the full list of course offerings here:   

Southern Indiana Universities

Oakland City University, 12 miles
Vincennes University, 20 miles
Vincennes University Jasper Campus, 22 miles
University of Evansville, 44 miles
University of Southern Indiana, 50 miles 
Indiana University, 75 miles
Purdue University, 155 miles 

Pike County Education

Within the region of Pike County and southwest Indiana, we have top-notch schools and universities. 

Vincennes University and Ivy Tech Community College offer specialized training to meet the skilled labor demands of your industry. 

We have developed strong collegiate partnerships for 1-year certificate programs, Associate Degrees, and Bachelor Degrees.  

Students Receive an Excellent Education in Pike County Indiana

Pike County School Corporation has developed state and nationally recognized programs and is creating graduate that are ready for the workforce. It has several STEM programs throughout the school system. 

Pike County School State Awards:

  • Pike Central High School has over 50% of the high school students enrolled in Project Lead The Way (PLTW) programs. 
  • PLTW Biomedical Program has a dominating Freshman-Senior rotation in the program as they learn about health sciences. 
  • PLTW Engineering Program has Freshman-Junior rotation studying the various engineering professions and gathering a vast understanding of CAD programming. 
  • PLTW programs heavily rely upon maximizing the STEM curriculum, while developing an entrepreneurial spirit in Biomed and engineering fields. 
  • In 2017, the Precision Machining technical class earned first place at the Indiana Skills USA Championship. 
  • Pike Central’s Welding technical course is very competitive and won first place at their 2017 Midwest Tourney. 

Computer science courses are steadily increasing on: 

  • IT
  • Coding
  • Web Design 
  • Graphics  

Pike Central also has various dual college credit courses available for their students.

Pike County School Corporation is preparing the next generation of the workforce from Kindergarten through High School students.Kindergarten students begin learning from computers their very first week in school. 

Both Petersburg Elementary and Winslow Elementary have an introduction to coding classes for 3rd-5th-grade students. 

Pike Central Middle School has several technology classes that offer an introduction to:

  • CNC Manufacturing
  • Electronics
  • Robotics
  • Engineering
  • CAD 
  • Engines 
  • Aviation Technology


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