ILTA Pathway at Ivy Tech: Title Industry Program
In 2017, the Indiana Land Title Association’s (ILTA) Accreditation Subcommittee and Ivy Tech Community College explored the development of an education program for future and current title industry professionals. Title insurance has been part of the fabric of the American real estate and financial industries from the home front to small business and big business ventures since the mid-1800’s. Existing classes with the Ivy Tech Community College’s Technical Certificate in Business Administration were identified to create the ILTA Pathway to advance opportunities as the title industry continues to evolve through its second century.
The ILTA Pathway classes provide a broad base of skill sets in the following areas of the title industry: accounting, business management, customer service, ethics, insurance, marketing, real estate, settlement service, and technology. ILTA has identified 13 classes that serve to complete the 31 credit hours for Ivy Tech’s Technical Certificate in Business Administration and the ILTA Pathway. These pathway classes also permit the selection of three out of five elective courses including an internship with a title company as one of the elective options.
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 offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of the title industry’s workforce development needs along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. Ivy Tech Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. With Ivy Tech’s outreach programs for high school students and for various community instructional centers as well as Ivy Tech’s online and traditional campus classes, the ILTA Pathway provides flexibility for students to achieve their education and career goals while gaining title industry workforce skills.
Title Company Resources
- ILTA Pathway: Internship Requirements
- Application for Internship Host
- Career Services Internship Agreement Form
- Intern Evaluation - Title Company
- Introductory Webinar on Certificate Pathway
- Employee Recruitment and Retention