Browse through a large variety of courses that are designed to meet the re-licensure requirements for various health professions. Please look at individual course descriptions to see which professions' requirements are satisfied be each course.
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All classes within this section require preregistration. If there is insufficient enrollment, courses may be canceled. Most courses require that the student obtain and read a course textbook prior to class. Books may be obtained from any source, but are available in the IHCC bookstore. Contact Lori Reeves for current edition information if needed.
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all
AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these
materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American
Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees
needed for American Heart Association course
materials, do not represent income to the American Heart Association.
Social Work Ethics
The overall purpose of this course is to encourage and help participants develop and reinforce prior understanding of and manage the ethical issues and dilemmas they encounter in practice. This course meets the requirements for an ethics course for social work license renewal.
Sept 19 – Sept 19
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Tech Ctr
Instructors: Motiér Haskins MSW, Assistant Professor, the University of Iowa School of Social Work
Credit: 3 contact hours for Social Work
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care
The purpose of this class is to provide fundamental education on dementia and dementia care to enhance the quality of life of dementia patients. The program will also foster sensitivity and respect for the dementia client, teach communication techniques, and provide sensitive approaches for assisting Alzheimer’s and dementia patients with activities of daily living.
Individuals meeting prerequisite requirements and completing this course will be eligible to apply to the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners for Certification (NCCDP) as a Certified Dementia Practitioner® (CDP®) (at an additional cost)
Oct 30 – Oct 30
(with an hour for lunch on your own)
Advanced Tech Ctr, Room: 111A
Tuition: $100.00, Book: $25.00
Instructor: Helen Burk, DPT, Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer®
Credit: 7.5 Contact hours for nursing, 9 CEH’s for all levels of EMS, Respiratory Therapists, Social Work Nursing Home Administrators, Residential Care Administrators, Physical/Occupational Therapy, Massage Therapy, Activity Directors/Professionals
Acute Care and Emergency Certification Courses
ACLS & PALS Instructor Renewal Opportunity
This time is designed to provide both ACLS and/or PALS instructors an opportunity
to complete requirements for instructor renewal. Although it is encouraged that instructors
renew their provider status before coming, instructors may complete check offs and
the written exam to renew their provider status if needed, as well as be monitored
by Training Center Faculty to renew their instructor status. Classes will be held
on the Ottumwa Campus in the Rosenman Center, room 125.
Credit: 3.0 Contact hours for nursing or respiratory therapy, 3.0 CEH’s for EMS (FE)
Sept 20 – Sept 20
Thurs, 1:00PM – 4:00PM, $20.00
Dec 6 – Dec 6
Thurs, 01:00PM – 04:00PM, $20.00
Other: Individuals must pay a $20.00 card fee per discipline when they renew their instructor card(s) and/or $15 per discipline card fee to renew their provider status.
EMS Continuing Education Courses
24-7 On-line EMS Continuing Education - Cost $60 per seat
Get high-quality video-based CE courses on-line, 24-7. Over 100 courses are available and range from 1-1.5 CEU’s for each class. Professionally produced, award winning videos feature nationally noted EMS subject matter experts Curriculums are structured to maximize learning and retention with integrated video, learning objectives, scenario practices, and support material. CAPCE, formerly CECBEMS (The Continuing Education Board for EMS) certificates may be printed at the end of the course allowing most courses to count as “Formal” or “FE” EMS continuing education for here in Iowa! National Registry has a limits of how many hours may be done via on-line classes, check with them for limits. Iowa has no limit of how many continuing education hours may be done on-line!
A “seat” allows an individual to take as many classes as they would like within a 12-month period, there is no limit! Individuals may register through the on-line registration process for continuing education. Register on-line or by sending payment via mail to include name, address, DOB & email. Once paid and registered participants will receive an email in 1-2 business days with directions to a secure web site and will be given an access code to access the courses and begin their 12-month period of enrollment.
On-line, available 24-7
Tuition: $60.00 per seat
Credit: Each class is worth 1-1.5 CEH’s - approved by CECBEMS (The Continuing Education Board for EMS)
Emergency Vehicle Safety (EVOS) Course
NAEMT's new EMS Vehicle Operator Safety (EVOS) course addresses the knowledge gap
that leads to injuries and deaths, and focuses on the specific behaviors that need
to be changed to create a culture of safe driving. Drawing on the most current research
about the behaviors and other hazards that lead to crashes, EVOS features case studies
and analyses of both common and catastrophic collisions. EVOS challenges EMS practitioners
to reconsider their preconceptions about safe vehicle operations. Instructors can
easily incorporate local laws, rules and policies into the curriculum.
Registration deadline is September 20, 2018.
Sept 27 – Sept 27
Thurs, 8:00PM – 4:30PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Tuition: $100.00, Card: $10.00
Credit: 8.5 CEH’s for EMS (OE)
Tactical Emergency Causality Care (TECC)
Developed by NAEMT’s Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Committee, the TECC program uses lessons learned from our military and applies them to the civilian EMS world of tactical medicine. This 16-hour course covers topics designed to decrease preventable death in the tactical situation. While TECC has a tactical slant, it takes an all-hazards approach to providing EMS care outside the normal operating conditions of most EMS agencies, such as responding to a mass casualty or active shooter event.
Oct 13 – Oct 14
Sat & Sun, 8:00AM – 5:00PM
(with an hour lunch on your own)
Video Conf Training Ctr
Room: 34- lower level
Tuition: $200.00, Card: $15.00
Other Fee: $20 (disposables)
(Students must obtain a Military Version PHTLS 8th Edition ISBN 13- 9781284041750)
Credit: 15.5 Contact hours for nursing, 18.0 CEH’s for EMS (FE)
Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
This PHTLS course is a hybrid format, where a portion of the course is taken online in an interactive, web-based format, followed by a one day face-to-face for skill station evaluations. This program is designed to provide the practicing prehospital and emergency care provider with a specific body of knowledge related to the prehospital assessment and care of the trauma patient. The course is based on the current National Association of Emergency Medical Technician’s (NAEMT’s) Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) 8th edition curriculum. Students are required to obtain a current PHTLS book for this course. Books are available through multiple on-line sources. Prerequisite: Licensure as an EMS provider or nurse. Access to the on-line portion of the course will be provided approximately 10-12 days before class.
Pre-registration Deadline: Oct 7
Oct 19 – Oct 19
Fri, 8:00AM – 4:30PM
(with an hour lunch on your own)
Video Conf Training Ctr
Room: 32- lower level
Tuition: $175.00, Card: $15.00
(Students must obtain a current 8th edition PHTLS text book on their own)
Credit: 12.6 Contact hours for nursing, 15.0 CEH’s for EMS (FE)
EMS Instructor Update
This update is required once each recertification period for EMS instructors who wish to maintain their instructor (T) endorsement. Class is held on the Ottumwa Campus at the Advanced Technology Bldg, Continuing Education Conf Room.
Oct 09 – Oct 09
19/YR HEA 3100 601
Tues, 6:00PM -8:00PM, $10.00
Credit: 2.0 Contact hours for EMS (FE)
EMS Evaluator Workshop
This workshop is required for individuals who wish to become evaluators at EMS practical examination testing period. Current evaluators are not required to attend this class more than once. Class is held on the Ottumwa Campus at the Advanced Technology Bldg, Continuing Education Conf Room.
Oct 17 – Oct 17
19/YR HEA 3100 602
Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM, $10.00
Credit: 2.0 Contact hours for EMS (FE)
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and EMT
With a minimum of 10 students a non-credit EMR or EMT class can be held right in your community. Please contact Lori Reeves (641-683-5337, firstname.lastname@example.org) a minimum of 6 weeks prior to anticipated/requested course start. Class schedules are flexible and will be developed based on both community/student needs and instructor availability. An informational meeting can be held with prospective students. Both programs are eligible for GAP tuition assistance. Additional scholarships covering up to 70% of course costs may be available to departments paying for students.
EMR- 66 hours, no clinical or ride time
EMT- 140 hours, 56 hours clinical/ride time.
Fire Fighter Courses and Continuing Education
Fire Fighter I * Fire Fighter II * Pumper Driver/Operation
Indian Hills can offer any of the above three classes at local fire departments through the volunteer firefighter’s training fund with no tuition charges to participants. Classes require a minimum of 12 students to qualify for use of the fund but participants from several departments may be grouped together to meet the minimum. Fire departments are responsible for supplying the appropriate textbook (as applicable) which may be purchased from the FSTB at a discount. Fire departments may maintain books to use on a loan out basis rather than purchasing them every time a course is conducted.
Properly qualified* instructors from your department can be utilized to teach the course(s) or Indian Hills can provide an instructor acceptable to the department. (*Instructors must be certified at the level of course they are teaching and have completed Fire Instructor training and must provide proof of both.)
A FFI class is held in the Ottumwa area every fall with sufficient enrollment. For more information about these courses or to schedule a class contact Lori Reeves at (800) 726-2585, ext. 5337 or (641) 683-5337 or email email@example.com.
OT - PT- Massage Therapy
The “Topics in Rehab” series of classes will focus on continuing education topics specifically of interest for professionals in the rehab professions. Each month will bring a new topic and a new speaker. Classes will be held on the Ottumwa Campus in the Rural Health Education Center, Room 108. Credit: 3 contact hours for PT, PTA, OT, OTA
October: Mindful Movement: Using Yoga Principles in Your Practice
In this program on Mindful Movement we will look at incorporating yoga principles to address mobility, pain management and stress reduction in patients across the lifespan, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Considering current issues with back pain, pain management/opioid abuse and childhood mental health, integrating yoga strategies and practices may offer genuine benefits for many of your patients. Instructor: Rachel Allen-McHugh, MSOT, OTR/L, Lab Manager, Occupational Therapy, Drake University
Oct 02 – Oct 02
Thurs, 6:00PM – 9:00PM, $40.00
November: Orthotic Fabrication for Hand and Wrist Conditions
Previously referred to as “splinting”, orthotic fabrication is an integral aspect of therapy treatment. This course will focus on current documentation and billing for orthotic fabrication in rehab therapy. A hands-on approach will be taken to trial orthotic fabrication for common hand or wrist conditions as well as cover new fabrication techniques. Instructor: David Plutschack, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, CEAS, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences **This class includes a $25 materials fee for supplies for the hands-on portion of the course**
Nov 13 – Nov 13
Thurs, 6:00PM – 9:00PM, $40.00 plus
Material Fee: $25
December: The ABCs of Pediatric Therapy - How to Grow with Kids, One Step at a Time.
In this course, we will gain a better overview of the joys and challenges of working with children, from the unborn to the young adult. Emphasis will be on evidence based research in what works and doesn't work through multiple areas of pediatric practice. This will be a highly interactive session, and questions are encouraged. Instructor: Clark Ullerich, PT, Great Prairie AEA
Dec 06 – Dec 06
Thurs, 6:00PM – 9:00PM, $40.00
Mandatory Reporter – Dependent Adult & Child Abuse
With a minimum of ten students, we can make arrangements to teach a face-to-face Dependent Adult and/or Child Abuse class for your group at an Indian Hills Location or at your location. Please call a minimum of four weeks in advance of your needs to arrange. Call: 1-800-726-2585, ext. 5337.
These courses meet the Iowa Code 235.B.16(5) requirements for daycare, foster parents, social workers, law enforcement, nurses, social work, EMS and other health care providers as mandatory reporters of adult/child abuse. Individuals may take Dependent Adult Abuse, Child Abuse or both as needed for their profession. Students will be able to print a certificate of completion following successful completion of the course.
Students will not be able to begin the course immediately after registration. Students will receive an email with instructions on how to begin the course within 2 business days of registering on-line.
On-Line Dependent Adult Abuse – Cost $25
Credit: 2.0 Contact hours for nursing and other professions, 2.0 CEHs for EMS (FE)*
On-Line Child Abuse – Cost $25
Credit: 2.0 Contact hours for nursing and other professions, 2.0 CEHs for EMS (FE)*
On-Line- Combined Dependent Adult & Child Abuse - Cost $40
Credit: 3.0 Contact hours for nursing and other professions, 3.0 CEHs for EMS (FE)*
*Students who wish to receive professional relicensure continuing education for the course will need to contact Lori Reeves at 641-683-5337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AHA HeartCode Skills Check-Offs
Individuals who complete the HeartCode BLS, HeartCode ACLS or HeartCode PALS programs on-line may contact IHCC to complete the required skills check-off to receive their card. (Students may access and pay for the HeartCode classes on-line directly with the AHA on their website.) The check-off will be scheduled one-on-one with an AHA Instructor. Students need to come prepared; remediation time is NOT included. Students who do not pass without remediation will need to take the entire course over or find remediation on their own and pay again to complete the skill check-off at a later date. Check offs need to be scheduled a minimum of 2 weeks in advance. Call 641-683-5211 for BLS or 641-683-5337 to schedule a check-off for ACLS or PALS.
Students must bring a copy of their certificate to the check-off.
BLS- $50 (includes card)
Infant 1 & 2 person CPR
ACLS- $75 (includes card)
1- Mega Code
PALS- $100 (includes card)
Infant 1 & 2 person BLS
1- Cardiac Case Scenario
1- Shock or Respiratory Case Scenario
Prepare for the CDM Exam
This program is approved by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals and prepares students to take the Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) exam. Individuals that hold the CDM credential are highly sought after in the food service departments of schools, hospitals, and long-term care facilities. New regulations in long-term care state that in the absence of a Registered Dietitian, long-term care facilities must employ a CDM as the Director of Food and Nutrition Services. Individuals that are hired into this role, must obtain their CDM no later than one year after hire. If you have questions about the content of the program, contact Heather Larson at email@example.com.
- Register and start the program any time after August 28th, 2017. This program is completely self-paced; you have up to 1 year to complete all of the curriculum.
- This program is entirely online, complete your courses from any location and attend class at a time that works for you.
- Approved by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals
- Low Tuition Rate of only $550 (does not include the textbook). Compare to other exam preparation programs at upwards of $2,500.
Nurse Aide (CNA) Certification Program
This course introduces the student to the scientific knowledge, technical skills, and communication techniques, as specified by OBRA, to function as an accountable member of the health care team. Theory, laboratory practice, and clinical experience will be incorporated to prepare the student to address the patient’s biopsychosocial and spiritual needs.
**Tuition assistance for the CNA Program may be available through the GAP Tuition Assistance program. Depending upon your financial eligibility you may be eligible for full or partial assistance with training costs, call 641-683-5149 for details. If you qualify for assistance the GAP coordinator will have the necessary forms for you to fill out for the class.
Background Check: $20.00
Skills Registry Exam: $95.00
Written Registry Exam: $55.00
Payment. The CNA class is a pre-register and pre-pay class.
- Students who are self-paying. You can register by scrolling to the top of the page and clicking on the button that says “Register for a Continuing Education Class”. In the Search box type CNA and all the CNA classes and testing will come up. Select the CNA class you would like to attend, click Submit and follow the prompts to register and pay for the class. You will be able to pay for the class with a debit card, credit card or electronic check. If you have trouble registering online, please contact us at either 1-800-346-4413 or firstname.lastname@example.org Students without full payment will not be allowed to start the course.
- Students whose course is being paid for by a third party (employer). The third party payer must email email@example.com indicating their agreement to pay for the class for that student. The email must include student’s name, address, telephone number, date of birth and last 4 of their social security number. You will not be registered into the course until this email is received.
- Required State Criminal and Abuse Background Check. The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals requires a State check and verification be done through Iowa Department of Human Services. You will be given the Criminal background check form to fill out at the MANDATORY ORIENTATION. If you believe there is a reason your background check will be flagged by the state, you will need to click on the State Background Check button below to download the Criminal background check form prior to orientation. You will need to fill it out, sign it and return it to us immediately. You will not be allowed to attend clinical until your background checks has been cleared by the state which can take a couple of weeks. If the State Background check and verification is more than 30 days old, it is not valid for the CNA program and will need to be repeated at the $20.00 fee.
- Physical Examination. Physical with immunization and a two-step TB testing (PPD). Click on the the Physical Examination Form button below to download the physical form. You are required to turn in the completed physical to your instructor at the MANDATORY ORIENTATION. All documentation must be transferred onto the physical form, please do not attach documentation to it. The form must be signed by a practitioner (ARNP, PA , MD, DO) after the form is completely filled out and your physical is complete. Students without completed forms will not be allowed to start the CNA class.
Registration Deadline and Mandatory Orientation
All nurse aide classes will have a registration deadline of 12:00pm on the Monday preceding the start date of class. All students are required to attend a mandatory orientation on the Tuesday preceding the first day of class at 2:00pm in the Rosenman Center, room 46. This orientation will last approximately 2 hours. If pre-registered students do not attend this mandatory orientation, they will be removed from the class roster and their spot may be filled with another student.
In order to qualify for a refund, you must cancel your registration 3 business days before the start of your class. If you have not prepaid for the class, charges will still be assessed to your account if you do not show up for the class or cancel within the required time frame. Exceptions will be made only in extreme circumstances. To cancel a registration, call us at 1-800-346-4413.
All courses listed below will be held on the Ottumwa Campus at the Rosenman Center, room 46 in the lower level. They will be held Mon – Thurs, class time: 7:45AM - 3:30PM (class-first seven days) and clinical time: 6:30AM – 2:45PM.
Oct 01 – Oct 17
Registration Deadline: Mon, Sept 24, 12:00pm
Mandatory Orientation: Tues, Sept 25, 2:00pm
Oct 29 – Nov 14
Registration Deadline: Mon, Oct 22, 12:00pm
Mandatory Orientation: Tues, Oct 23, 2:00pm
Nov 26 – Dec 12
Registration Deadline: Mon, Nov 19, 12:00pm
Mandatory Orientation: Tues, Nov 20, 2:00pm
CNA Registry Testing – Examination fee $95.00
IHCC offers the CNA Skills Registry Examinations on certain Fridays throughout the year. No walk-ins will be allowed for the exam. Students who fail to cancel or do not show will forfeit their testing fee. The skills examinations will be completed on the IHCC Ottumwa Campus at the Rosenman Center, room 46. Students must wear plain scrubs, no prints, and must show a photo ID.
Payment. The CNA Skills Testing is a pre-register and pre-pay test.
- Students who are self-paying. You can register by scrolling to the top of the page and clicking on the button that says “Register for a Continuing Education Class”. In the Search box type CNA and all the CNA classes and testing will come up. Select the CNA skills test you would like to attend. Note: You must register for the earliest time slot available on that given testing day. Click Submit and follow the prompts to register and pay for the class. You will be able to pay for the class with a debit card, credit card or electronic check. If you have trouble registering online, please contact us at either 1-800-346-4413 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Students whose testing is being paid for by a third party (employer). The third party payer must email email@example.com indicating their agreement to pay for the testing for that student. The email must include student’s name, address, telephone number, date of birth and last 4 of their social security number. You will not be registered for the testing until this email is received.
All students must be registered by 12:00pm on the Monday before skills testing dates to test that Friday.
Skills Examination Dates:
Sept 21- Registration deadline: Sept 17
Oct 05- Registration deadline: Oct 01
Oct 19- Registration deadline: Oct 15
Nov 02- Registration deadline: Oct 29
Nov 16- Registration deadline: Nov 12
Nov 30- Registration deadline: Nov 26
Dec 14- Registration deadline: Dec 10
CNA Written Registry Examination -Examination fee: $55.00
IHCC offers the CNA Written Registry Examinations through our Testing Center at the Trustee Hall. The written examinations are computerized and will be administered on an individual basis. Candidates must show a photo ID to test.
Payment. The CNA Written Testing is a pre-register and pre-pay test.
- Students who are self-paying. You can register by scrolling to the top of the page and clicking on the button that says “Register for a Continuing Education Class”. In the Search box type CNA and all the CNA classes and testing will come up. Select the CNA written test that applies to you. If this is your first attempt this year choose the CNA Written Exam 1st Attempt. If you failed the first attempt and are taking the testing again choose the CNA Written Exam 2nd Attempt. If you failed the first two attempts and this is your final attempt choose the CNA Written Exam 3rd Attempt. Note: the date listed is the last day you can take the test not the date of your test. Click Submit and follow the prompts to register and pay for the class. You will be able to pay for the class with a debit card, credit card or electronic check. If you have trouble registering online, please contact us at either 1-800-346-4413 or firstname.lastname@example.org Once you are registered for the test you will need to call the testing center at 641-683-5142 or 1-800-726-2585 x 5142 to schedule an appointment to take the test. Students will also need to provide proof of payment to the testing center before taking the test.
- Students whose testing is being paid for by a third party (employer). The third party payer must email email@example.com indicating their agreement to pay for the testing for that student. The email must include student’s name, address, telephone number, date of birth and last 4 of their social security number. You will not be registered for the testing until this email is received. Once you are registered for the test you will need to call the testing center at 641-683-5142 or 1-800-726-2585 x 5142 to schedule an appointment to take the test. Students will also need to provide proof of payment to the testing center before taking the test.
Continuing Education Course Refund Policy:
In order to qualify for a refund, you must cancel your registration at least 3 business days prior to course start. If you have not prepaid for the class, charges will be assessed to your account if you do not cancel within the required timeframe or if you do not show up for the class you will be charged. Exceptions will be made only in extreme circumstances. To cancel a registration, call us at 1-800-346-4413.