Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission Mark of AffiliationIndian Hills Community College (IHCC) is a public post–secondary institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA), 30 North LaSalle St. Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (800) 621-7440. IHCC is also accredited by the Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146, (515) 281-8260.

IHCC programs are approved by the Division of Veterans and Military Education, Iowa Department of Education, for veterans education benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

In addition, numerous IHCC programs are accredited and several others are seeking accreditation:

The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 233 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2150, Chicago, IL 60601-5800, (312) 233-1100.

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Indian Hills Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; telephone: (703) 706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.

The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-2901, (312) 704-5300.

The Nursing programs are approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing, Riverpoint Business Park, 400 SW Eight St. Suite B, Des Moines, IA 50309-4685, (515) 281-3255.

The First Responder, EMT—Basic, EMT—Intermediate, Paramedic, and Paramedic Specialist programs are approved by the Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309, (800) 728-3367.

The Therapeutic Massage program is approved by the Iowa Board of Massage Therapy Examiners, Lucas State Office Building, 321 E. 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319 (515) 281-6959 and the Board of Therapeutic Massage, 3605 Missouri Boulevard, P.O. Box 1335, Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335 (573) 522-6277.

IHCC programs in Automotive Technology, Diesel Power Systems Technology, and Automotive Collision Repair Technology are certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, 13505 Dulles Technology Drive Suite 2, Herndon, VA 20171-3421, (703) 713-0100.

IHCC is a Federal Aviation Administration–approved aviation training facility; the Aviation Pilot Training program is Part 141 approved, while the Aviation Maintenance Technology program is Part 147 approved. The FAA may be contacted at 6500 S. MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169, (405) 954-0138.

The Culinary Arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation, 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095, (800) 624-9458.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449, (301) 652-2682.

The Early Childhood Associate program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1313 L. Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 232-8777.

The Clinical Laboratory Assistant program is approved through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, (773) 714-8880.

The Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, (773) 714-8880.

The Dental Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

Complaint Resolution

Indian Hills Community College (IHCC) desires to resolve student grievances, complaints, and concerns in an expeditious, fair, and amicable manner. Students who reside within or outside of the State of Iowa, while attending IHCC, who desire to resolve a grievance, should follow the college’s Grievance and Appeals Procedures, as described in the Student Services section of the Indian Hills Community College Catalog (www.indianhills.edu/catalog). However, if an issue cannot be resolved internally, a student may file a complaint as described below.

In compliance with the language passed in the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) conducted a Negotiated Rule Making Process in 2010. Institutions offering distance education must provide enrolled and prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with its accrediting agency and with the appropriate state agency for handling complaints in the student's state. Information on Indian Hills Community College’s regional accreditation agency, followed by a state-by-state list of the agencies in each state responsible for complaints regarding out-of-state distance education programs may be found in the document: Complaint Resolution

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