High School Programs

Calling all High Schoolers! Want to get a head-start on College? Interested in taking more advanced classes? How about saving money on College credits? Look no further. Indian Hills has what you need!

Grab Your Education by the Diploma with the Life. Changing. High School Programs at Indian Hills Community College!

You’re pretty smart. So why not use that clever brain of yours to get ahead? Indian Hills Community College offers has tons of classes for high school students.

Get a Life. Changing. head-start at Indian Hills

  • Earn college and high school credits – at the same time!
  • Take courses not offered by your school
  • Get ready for a technical or vocational career
  • Save money on college credit courses
  • Prepare yourself for the transition to college


What's the best part? That's right, we're not stopping there. We’ve got high school alternative programs in case you weren’t able to finish attending your high school. Plus, we offer transition services to make your first semester at college a success. Now that’s a Life. Changing. opportunity!

Now That You’ve Made Up Your Mind, Which Program Do You Want?


Career Pathways

Do you already know what your career or college goal is? We can help you achieve it! We’ll start by helping you design the perfect course map – with high school and college classes – and guide you along the way.

Get a head start on your future — ask your high school guidance counselor about Career Pathways!


Courses taught at Area High Schools

Indian Hills offers a number of college-level courses at area high schools.
View the IHCC Courses Taught at Area High Schools

Get Connected

Career tours! Job shadows! Internships! Your perfect career is out there, and we’ll help you find it. Check out Get Connected to explore career opportunities before you get to college and declare your major.

Learn more here

High School Alternative Programs

Struggling in high school? Maybe you just need a different program to get back in the game. Earn credits toward your high school diploma, finish high school with independent classes, work toward a GED or try our fifth year/transition program.

  • Credit Recovery: Students in high school can earn credits toward their high school degrees by taking face-to-face courses through Indian Hills (funded by student's school district).
  • High School Completion: Students take correspondence courses through Indian Hills, earning credits toward their high school degrees.
  • Alternative Learning Program: Students ages 16-21 may receive assistance in the areas of math, writing, reading, social studies, and science, while working toward earning a GED (Certificate of General Educational Development).
  • Fifth Year or Transition Programs: Designed for high school students with mild to moderate learning disabilities who are seeking a vocational skill or degree.

Find out more about High School Alternative Programs and the Adult Basic Education Center

Job Corps

If you’re between 16 and 24 years old, you could enroll for a free education and training program through Job Corps! Learn technical skills, get certified and earn your high school diploma/HSE.

Learn more here


Making the Transition to College with Jump Start

Getting ready for college? Take one of our Jump Start summer classes to see what a college course is like, plus earn some credits toward your degree. It’s a win-win!

Contact the Admissions Office for more information


R.I.S.E. - Raising Individual Student Expectations

So you’ve got a dream career in mind and an IEP. We’ll help you RISE up into the vocation you’re passionate about.

RISE is a vocational program for students requiring additional instruction and training, as written in the Individual Education Plan (IEP). For more information and to apply, please download the RISE Packet below.

RISE Packet

After completing all form fields, please print the document and mail it to:

henderson_profileMadison Henderson, Coordinator, RISE Program
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5111, ext. 1737 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1737
Email: Madison.Henderson@indianhills.edu 



Don’t forget to check out a RISE Visit Day while you're at it!


Project Lead the Way

Do you like problem solving? Interested in STEM? Maybe you already dream of becoming an engineer? This is the program for you.



Check Out this Program Just for High School Juniors and Seniors!

Indian Hills Community College paired up with our area’s high schools to give you even more chances to get college credit for classes that will launch you into your dream major and career. Hang on to your seats, you’re in for a Life. Changing. ride!

Career Connections and Career Academies will knock your socks off with these classes. (Seriously, check if your shoes and socks are still on.) Want to know how?

It’s free.

Yup, you read that right. It’s FREE. Mic. DROP!


Agriculture & Landscape Career Academy at Indian Hills College: Program Details
Agriculture & Landscape Career Academy at Indian Hills College: Information Card

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IHWA - Indian Hills Welding Academy Flyer
KCCA - Keokuk County Career Academy Flyer
MCCA - Mahaska County Cary Academy Flyer
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RACA - Rathbun Area Career Academy Flyer
WCCA - Wayne Community Career Academy Flyer

Career Academy Instructor Directory


Career Academy Adult Program

Are you interested in advancing in your current occupation or in gaining new skills to join the workforce? In an effort to connect adult learners with career and technical-focused education, Indian Hills is opening the doors of the Keokuk County & Mahaska County Career Academies for the Career Academy Adult Program (CAAP).


Learn more here


Ready to Get Started? Let’s Do This!

You’ve explored your options. You found the perfect program – or maybe a few perfect programs. You’re ready to sign up.

Step 1 – Talk to you guidance counselor about the details and any costs there might be.

Step 2 – Fill out our Indian Hills College Study Enrollment form and get your parent, principal and guidance counselor signatures.

Step 3 – Submit that form and get ready for a Life. Changing. experience!


Indian Hills High School Programs

Indian Hills High School Programs Brochure

Indian Hills High School Programs Manual

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Questions? Don't stress. Just ask away!

We’ve got the answers you need. So go ahead. Give us a call. Send us an email. It’s what we’re here for.


cammie_richardsCammie Richards, Director, High School Programs
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5277 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5277
Email: Cammie.Richards@indianhills.edu 



keesling_profileDonna Keesling, Coordinator High School Programs
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5202 or (800) 726-2585 ext. 5202
Email: Donna.Keesling@indianhills.edu 



miller_profileNathan Miller, Work-Based Learning Specialist
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5309 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5309
Email: Nathan.Miller@IndianHills.edu



placeholder_profileNichole Lohmann, Work Based Learning Specialist
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5239 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5239
Email: Nichole.Lohmann@indianhills.edu



orman_profileLeslie Orman, Administrative Assistant, High School Programs
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5125 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5125
Email: Leslie.Orman@IndianHills.edu