Non-Discrimination Statement Admissions Criteria

Non-Discrimination Policy: It is the policy of Indian Hills Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (employment), sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

Indian Hills Community College offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Program Index:

Associate Degree Nursing Health Information Technology Pharmacy Technology
Aviation Pilot Training Healthcare Documentation Specialist Phlebotomy Technician
Child Care Technician Health Unit Coordinator Physical Therapist Assistant
Clinical Laboratory Assistant Medical/Insurance Coding Practical Nursing
Criminal Justice Medical Laboratory Technology Radiologic Technology
Dental Assisting Nutrition & Dietary Management Surgical Technology
Dental Hygiene Occupational Therapy Assistant Therapeutic Massage
Early Childhood Associate Paramedic  
Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Core  


Associate Degree Nursing

The Associate Degree Nursing Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Dimploma scores and college transcripts, take one of the following tests: (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer) and take the TEAS examination. Students must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, provide physical and immunization records.

Additionally, the following admission criteria must be met for entry.

GPA 3.0
Compass Writing: Reading: Pre-Algebra:
  70 81 49
Accuplacer Sentence Skills: Reading: Arithmetic:
  98 96 93
SAT 1030
ACT 20


Aviation Pilot Training

The Aviation Pilot Training Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Dimploma scores and college transcripts, take one of the following tests: (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer). Students must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, provide physical and immunization records.

 


Child Care Technician

The Child Care Technician Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Dimploma scores and college transcripts, take one of the following tests: (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer). Students must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, provide physical and immunization records.

Additionally, the following admission criteria must be met for entry.

GPA  
Compass Writing: Reading: Pre-Algebra:
    73  
Accuplacer Sentence Skills: Reading: Arithmetic:
    75  
SAT 600
ACT 14

 


Clinical Laboratory Assistant

The Clinical Laboratory Assistant Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Dimploma scores and college transcripts, take one of the following tests: (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer). Students must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, provide physical and immunization records.

Additionally, the following admission criteria must be met for entry.

GPA 2.0
Compass Writing: Reading: Pre-Algebra:
  45 73 29
Accuplacer Sentence Skills: Reading: Arithmetic:
  64 80 60
SAT 780
ACT 16

 


Commercial Driver Training

The Commercial Driver Training Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Dimploma scores and college transcripts, take one of the following tests: (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer). Students must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, provide physical and immunization records.

 


Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Diploma scores and college transcripts. Students must pass a criminal background check, (fee for check $20.00) to check for convictions that would keep the student from being able to complete the firearms course or gain employment after graduation. 

Note: Please be aware that there are unique pre–employment qualifications for positions in this field, which may include passing extensive criminal and character background checks, physical requirements, polygraph testing, oral boards, drug screening, and/or other requirements pertinent to current hiring practices.

Download the Criminal Justice Background Check Forms

(Required as part of the admissions process)

 

Dental Assisting

The Dental Assisting Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Dimploma scores and college transcripts, take one of the following tests: (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer). Students must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, provide physical and immunization records.

Additionally, the following admission criteria must be met for entry.

GPA 2.5
Compass Writing: Reading: Pre-Algebra:
  62 81 39
Accuplacer Sentence Skills: Reading: Arithmetic:
  64 80 60
SAT 780
ACT 16

 


Dental Hygiene

The Dental Hygiene Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Dimploma scores and college transcripts, take one of the following tests: (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer). Students must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, provide physical and immunization records.

Additionally, the following admission criteria must be met for entry.

GPA 3.0
Compass Writing: Reading: Pre-Algebra:
  70 81 49
Accuplacer Sentence Skills: Reading: Arithmetic:
  86 80 85
SAT 1030
ACT 20

 


Early Childhoood Associate

The Early Childhoood Associate Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Dimploma scores and college transcripts, take one of the following tests: (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer). Students must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, provide physical and immunization records.

Additionally, the following admission criteria must be met for entry.

GPA  
Compass Writing: Reading: Pre-Algebra:
    73  
Accuplacer Sentence Skills: Reading: Arithmetic:
    75  
SAT 600
ACT 14

 
Emergency Medical Technician

The Emergency Medical Technician Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Dimploma scores and college transcripts, take one of the following tests: (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer). Students must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, provide physical and immunization records.

Additionally, the following admission criteria must be met for entry.

GPA 2.0
Compass Writing: Reading: Pre-Algebra:
  45 73 29
Accuplacer Sentence Skills: Reading: Arithmetic:
  64 80 60
SAT 780
ACT 16

 


Health Information Technology

The Health Information Technology Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Dimploma scores and college transcripts, take one of the following tests: (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer). Students must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, provide physical and immunization records.

Additionally, the following admission criteria must be met for entry.

GPA 2.0
Compass Writing: Reading: Pre-Algebra:
  45 73 29
Accuplacer Sentence Skills: Reading: Arithmetic:
  64 80 60
SAT 780
ACT 16

 


Healthcare Documentation Specialist

The Healthcare Documentation Specialist Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Dimploma scores and college transcripts, take one of the following tests: (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer). Students must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, provide physical and immunization records.

Additionally, the following admission criteria must be met for entry.

GPA 2.0
Compass Writing: Reading: Pre-Algebra:
  45 73 29
Accuplacer Sentence Skills: Reading: Arithmetic:
  64 80 60
SAT 780
ACT 16

 
Health Unit Coordinator

The Health Unit Coordinator Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Dimploma scores and college transcripts, take one of the following tests: (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer). Students must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, provide physical and immunization records.

Additionally, the following admission criteria must be met for entry.

GPA 2.0
Compass Writing: Reading: Pre-Algebra:
  45 73 29
Accuplacer Sentence Skills: Reading: Arithmetic:
  64 80 60
SAT 780
ACT 16


Medical/Insurance Coding

The Medical/Insurance Coding Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Dimploma scores and college transcripts, take one of the following tests: (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer). Students must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, provide physical and immunization records.

Additionally, the following admission criteria must be met for entry.

GPA 2.0
Compass Writing: Reading: Pre-Algebra:
  45 73 29
Accuplacer Sentence Skills: Reading: Arithmetic:
  64 80 60
SAT 780
ACT 16


Medical Laboratory Technology

The Medical Laboratory Technology Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Dimploma scores and college transcripts, take one of the following tests: (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer). Students must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, provide physical and immunization records.

Additionally, the following admission criteria must be met for entry.

GPA 2.5
Compass Writing: Reading: Pre-Algebra:
  70 81 49
Accuplacer Sentence Skills: Reading: Arithmetic:
  64 80 60
SAT 780
ACT 16

 


Nutrition & Dietary Managemnet

The Nutrition & Dietary Managemnet Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Dimploma scores and college transcripts, take one of the following tests: (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer). Students must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, provide physical and immunization records.

Additionally, the following admission criteria must be met for entry.

GPA 2.0
Compass Writing: Reading: Pre-Algebra:
  45 73 29
Accuplacer Sentence Skills: Reading: Arithmetic:
  64 80 60
SAT 780
ACT 16

 


Occupational Therapy Assistant

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Dimploma scores and college transcripts, take one of the following tests: (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer). Students must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, provide physical and immunization records.

Additionally, the following admission criteria must be met for entry.

GPA 2.5
Compass Writing: Reading: Pre-Algebra:
  70 81 49
Accuplacer Sentence Skills: Reading: Arithmetic:
  86 80 85
SAT 1030
ACT 20

 


Paramedic

The Paramedic Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Dimploma scores and college transcripts, take one of the following tests: (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer). Students must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, provide physical and immunization records.

Additionally, the following admission criteria must be met for entry.

GPA 2.0
Compass Writing: Reading: Pre-Algebra:
  45 73 29
Accuplacer Sentence Skills: Reading: Arithmetic:
  64 80 60
SAT 780
ACT 16


Paramedic Core

The Paramedic Core Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Dimploma scores and college transcripts, take one of the following tests: (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer). Students must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, provide physical and immunization records.

Additionally, the following admission criteria must be met for entry.

GPA 2.0
Compass Writing: Reading: Pre-Algebra:
  45 73 29
Accuplacer Sentence Skills: Reading: Arithmetic:
  64 80 60
SAT 780
ACT 16


Pharmacy Technology

The Pharmacy Technology Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Dimploma scores and college transcripts, take one of the following tests: (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer). Students must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, provide physical and immunization records.

Additionally, the following admission criteria must be met for entry.

GPA 2.0
Compass Writing: Reading: Pre-Algebra:
  62 81 39
Accuplacer Sentence Skills: Reading: Arithmetic:
  64 80 60
SAT 780
ACT 16

 


Phlebotomy Technician

The Phlebotomy Technician Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Dimploma scores and college transcripts, take one of the following tests: (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer). Students must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, provide physical and immunization records.

Additionally, the following admission criteria must be met for entry.

GPA 2.0*
Compass Writing: Reading: Pre-Algebra:
    73* 29*
Accuplacer Sentence Skills: Reading: Arithmetic:
    75 60
SAT 600
ACT 14

*Phlebotomy Tech must meet both GPA & ACT/SAT OR meet 2 of 3 (GPA, Compass Reading, Compass Pre-Alg) (GPA, Accuplacer Reading, Accuplacer Arithmetic)*

 

Physical Therapist Assistant

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Dimploma scores and college transcripts, take one of the following tests: (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer). Students must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, provide physical and immunization records.

Additionally, the following admission criteria must be met for entry.

GPA 3.0
Compass Writing: Reading: Pre-Algebra:
  70 81 49
Accuplacer Sentence Skills: Reading: Arithmetic:
  98 96 93
SAT 1030
ACT 20

 


Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Dimploma scores and college transcripts, take one of the following tests: (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer) and take the TEAS examination. Students must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, provide physical and immunization records.

Additionally, the following admission criteria must be met for entry.

GPA 2.5
Compass Writing: Reading: Pre-Algebra:
  62 81 39
Accuplacer Sentence Skills: Reading: Arithmetic:
  86 80 85
SAT 900
ACT 18

 


Radiologic Technology

The Radiologic Technology Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Dimploma scores and college transcripts, take one of the following tests: (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer). Students must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, provide physical and immunization records.

Additionally, the following admission criteria must be met for entry.

GPA 3.0
Compass Writing: Reading: Pre-Algebra:
  70 81 49
Accuplacer Sentence Skills: Reading: Arithmetic:
  86 80 85
SAT 1030
ACT 20

 


Surgical Technology

The Surgical Technology Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Dimploma scores and college transcripts, take one of the following tests: (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer). Students must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, provide physical and immunization records.

 


Therapeutic Massage

The Therapeutic Massage Program requires completion of specific admissions criteria for entry.  To be considered for admission to the program, prospective students must complete an application, submit a High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Dimploma scores and college transcripts, take one of the following tests: (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer). Students must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, provide physical and immunization records.

Additionally, the following admission criteria must be met for entry.

GPA 2.0
Compass Writing: Reading: Pre-Algebra:
  45 73 29
Accuplacer Sentence Skills: Reading: Arithmetic:
  64 80 60
SAT 780
ACT 16


If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Kristen Parks, Director of Human Resources/Equity Coordinator, 525 Grandview Ave, Ottumwa, IA 52501, 683-5108; Chris Bowser, Executive Dean, Student Services (students), 683-5159; Darlas Shockley, Executive Dean, Arts & Sciences (students with disabilities), 683-5174; U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312/730-1560, fax 312/730- 1576.