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Harrison College

Harrison College was founded by Charles Cring in 1902 in Indiana as a business school that trained workers for specific skills so they could receive jobs in the thriving Indiana economy. Today, Harrison College has 12 locations, a culinary school, and offers several online degrees.

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Harrison offers associate of art degrees in culinary arts, pastry arts, and therapeutic and clinical massages. The massage program provides students with an understanding of the human body and its functions so students can properly apply massage techniques for the client's maximum benefit. Topics include but are not limited to sports massage, neuromuscular therapy, client relations, and business promotion. The program is 96 credits and can be completed in 8-9 quarters. It is available at the Indianapolis East campus.

Harrison's Chef Academy houses the culinary and pastry arts associate degrees. The culinary degree is 127 quarter credits and can be completed in 8-9 quarter hours. The program provides hands-on instruction in food sanitation, prep, various types of cuisine, purchasing, and much more. Upon completion of the degree students can expect employment as a cook, line cook, pastry chef, or sous chef.

The AAS degree in Pastry Arts prepares students for entry-level positions as pastry cooks and assistant pastry chefs. The degree is 124 credits and can be completed in 8 quarters. Students learn the art of making specialty breads and pastries. They also learn design techniques that assist them in pastry decoration on a variety of foods such as cakes, pies, and breads. The program ends in a 16 week externship where students can apply their skills. This program, as well as the culinary program, is located at the Chef's Academy in downtown Indianapolis.

Harrison also provides a host of services such as academic advising, career counseling, tutoring, computer labs, library services, and disability accommodations, all designed to enhance the learning environment for the student.

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Fashion Merchandising: A.A.S. Degre

Possible Careers:

  • Merchandise Buyer Assistant
  • Merchandise Buyer
  • Merchandiser
  • Apparel Merchandiser
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Fashion Coordinator
  • Retail Merchandiser
  • Visual Merchandising Manager

Skills, Tasks & Education required:

  • Evaluate the market and identify trends; effectively choose products and estimate optimal quantities
  • Negotiate prices and help determine mark-ups
  • Keep close watch on seasonal changes in fashion trends
  • Visit manufacturers and review products on site with manufacturers’ representatives
  • Work as a member of a team of fashion and retail professionals
  • Specialize in an area or line of fashion
  • Willingness to travel (some jobs require more travel than others).

Typical Employment Settings:

  • Retail companies, web-based and brick and mortar
  • Textile and fashion organizations

Harrison College list of campuses:

  • Harrison College - Anderson
  • Harrison College - Columbus IN
  • Harrison College - Evansville
  • Harrison College - Ft. Wayne
  • Harrison College - Indianapolis-Downtown
  • Harrison College - Indianapolis-East
  • Harrison College - Lafayette
  • Harrison College - Indianapolis-Northwest
  • Harrison College - Terre Haute
  • Harrison College - Columbus OH

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