Health Programs

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.

Found the class you want to take? Great! Copy the class code in Maroon (ie: ELI*1001*600) , head on over to www.indianhills.edu/cewsregister and paste the class code in the "Search Here" field, and hit Submit.

(This method should only pull the class you want to take, specifically. Alternatively, you can also search for other classes, if you like.)

Next, check the box beside that class, and then click submit to register.

 

All classes within this section require preregistration. Spaces are limited in each course, please register early to guarantee a spot. 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 CEWS staff for current edition information if needed

 

ACLS Prep Course

This class is designed to prepare the participant with minimal or no previous ACLS knowledge to successfully complete an ACLS course.  The course will include an ECG dysrhythmia review, emergency drug pharmacology, ACLS science, electrical therapy, treatment algorithms, and an introduction to the ACLS team concept. 

Completion of the ACLS Prep course prior to ACLS is HIGHLY recommended.

REL*4503*600
October 02 – October 02
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Monday, 08:00AM – 04:00PM
Video Conf. Training Ctr. (with an hour lunch on your own)
Room:  125

Tuition:  $100.00

Credit:  7.5 Contact hours for nursing or respiratory therapy, 7.5 CEH’s for EMS (FE)

REL*4503*601
November 20 – November 20
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Monday, 08:00AM – 04:00PM
Video Conf. Training Ctr. (with an hour lunch on your own)
Room:  125

Tuition:  $100.00

Credit:  7.5 Contact hours for nursing or respiratory therapy, 7.5 CEH’s for EMS (FE)

 

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Initial

This course is designed to provide the student with advanced emergency cardiovascular knowledge and skills.  Treatment protocols will be based on the current American Heart Association guidelines.  Prerequisites: PS or EMT-P student or certification, RN licensure, eighth-term nursing student or Respiratory Therapist.  Completion of the ACLS Prep course prior to this class is HIGHLY recommended for individuals who have not taken ACLS before.  Students are required to obtain a current ACLS book for this course and are encouraged to obtain an ECC handbook.  Books are available in the IHCC bookstore. 

The online pre-test is required for admission to this course.  Completion of the ACLS Prep course prior to ACLS is HIGHLY recommended.

REL*4503*602
October 09 – October 09
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Monday - 08:00AM – 03:30PM, Tuesday -08:00AM – 3:30AM
Video Conf. Training Ctr. (with an hour lunch on your own)
Room:  125

Tuition:  $200.00
Other Fee:  $15.00 (Card)   

Credit:  13.5 Contact hours for nursing or respiratory therapy, 13.5 CEH’s for EMS (FE)

REL*4503*603
November 27 – November 28
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Monday - 08:00AM – 03:30PM, Tuesday -08:00AM – 3:30AM
Video Conf. Training Ctr. (with an hour lunch on your own)
Room:  125                        

Tuition:  $200.00
Other Fee:  $15.00 (Card)   

Credit:  13.5 Contact hours for nursing or respiratory therapy, 13.5 CEH’s for EMS (FE)

 
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Update (Renewal)

This course, based on the 2010 AHA science changes, is designed for individuals with current ACLS course completion.  Participants must bring a copy of their card or proof of last course completion to the class. Students are required to obtain a current ACLS book for this course and are recommended to obtain an ECC handbook.  Books are available in the IHCC bookstore.

Completion of the online pre-test is required for admission to this course. 

Individuals whose ACLS is not more than 6 months expired may take this course but must complete all testing without remediation.  If testing (hands on and written) is not passed the first time, no re-testing will be allowed and the individuals must take the full provider course. 

REL*4504*600
October 25 – October 25
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Wednesday, 08:00AM – 04:00PM
Video Conf. Training Ctr. (with an hour lunch on your own)
Room:  125

Tuition:  $100.00
Other Fee:  $15.00 (Card)   

Credit:  7.5 Contact hours for nursing or respiratory therapy, 7.5 CEH’s for EMS (FE)

REL*4504*601
December 07 – December 07
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Thursday, 08:00AM – 04:00PM
Video Conf. Training Ctr. (with an hour lunch on your own)
Room:  125

Tuition:  $100.00
Other Fee:  $15.00 (Card)   

Credit:  7.5 Contact hours for nursing or respiratory therapy, 7.5 CEH’s for EMS (FE)

 
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Initial

This course, based on the 2010 AHA science changes, is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to care for newborn and pediatric patients in emergency medical situations.  This course is based on current American Heart Association guidelines.  Prerequisite: Current EMT-P or PS certification, RN licensure, Respiratory Therapist, Paramedic or PS student, seventh- term nursing student.  Students are required to obtain a current PALS book for this course and it’s recommended that they obtain an ECC handbook.  Books are available in the IHCC bookstore. 

Completion of the on-line pre-test is required for admission to this course.

REL*4516*600
October 30 – October 31
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Monday and Tuesday, 08:00AM - 4:30PM
Video Conf. Training Ctr. (with an hour lunch on your own)
Room:  125

Tuition:  $200.00
Other Fee:  15.00 (Card)     

Credit:  15 Contact hours for nursing or respiratory therapy, 15 CEH’s for EMS (FE)

 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Update (Renewal)

This course, based on the 2010 AHA science changes, is designed for individuals with current course completion of all PALS provider class.  Students are required to obtain the current PALS book for this course and it is recommended that they obtain an ECC handbook.  Books are available in the IHCC bookstore. 

Completion of the pre-test is required for admission to this course.

Individuals whose PALS is not more than 6 months expired may take this course but must complete all testing without remediation.  If testing (hands on and written) is not passed the first time no re-testing will be allowed and the individuals must take the full provider course. 

REL*4511*600
November 08 – November 08
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Wednesday, 08:00AM – 04:30PM
Video Conf. Training Ctr. (with an hour lunch on your own)
Room:  125

Tuition:  $100.00
Card:  $15.00         

Credit:  8.0 Contact hours for nursing or respiratory therapy, 8.0 CEH’s for EMS (FE)

 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor

This course is designed for individuals wishing to become PALS instructors. Students must have current AHA PALS provider status, must become aligned with an AHA Training Center must have an instructor recommendation from a Regional Faculty, training center faculty or the course coordinator/lead instructor from their last PALS provider class.  Preregistration is required. 

Preregistration deadline:  September 12, 2017.  Pre-course paperwork will be sent to preregistered participants.

REL*4519*600
September 26 – September 26
IHCC Main Campus
Tuesday, 08:00AM – 04:00PM
Video Conf. Training Ctr. (with an hour lunch on your own)
Room:  125

Tuition:  $150.00
PALS Instructor Book (if needed) $50.00
Card $20.00
Instructor Monitoring Fee $75.00
Instructor Essentials online access (if needed) $30.00    

7.0 Contact hours for nursing or respiratory therapy, 7.0 CEH’s for EMS (OE)

 

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor

This course is designed for individuals wishing to become ACLS instructors.  Students must have current AHA ACLS provider status, must become aligned with an AHA Training Center, must have an instructor recommendation from a Regional Faculty, Training Center Faculty or the course coordinator/lead instructor from their last ACLS provider class. Preregistration is required. 

Preregistration deadline:  October 3, 2017.  Pre-course paperwork will be sent to reregistered participants. 

REL*4515*600
October 17– October 17
IHCC Main Campus
Tuesday, 08:00AM – 04:00PM
Video Conf. Training Ctr. (with an hour lunch on your own)
Room:  125

Tuition:  $150.00
ACLS Instructor Book (if needed) $50.00
Card $20.00
Instructor Monitoring Fee $75.00
Instructor Essentials online access (if needed) $30.00    

Credit:  7.0 Contact hours for nursing or respiratory therapy, 7.0 CEH’s for EMS (OE)

 

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. 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.  

REL*4512*601
September 20 – September 20
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Wednesday, 01:00PM – 04:00PM
Video Conf. Training Ctr.     
Room:  125

Tuition:  $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

Credit:  3.0 Contact hours for nursing or respiratory therapy, 3.0 CEH’s for EMS (FE)

REL*4512*602
December 14 – December 14
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Thursday, 01:00PM – 04:00PM
Video Conf. Training Ctr.     
Room:  125

Tuition:  $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

Credit:  3.0 Contact hours for nursing or respiratory therapy, 3.0 CEH’s for EMS (FE)

 

NEW- CDM Exam Prep Course

This program 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 Dietician, 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.

Program Benefits:

  • 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.

Register Now:

If you have questions about the content of the program, contact Heather Larson at heather.larson@indianhills.edu

To register for the program, contact the Continuing Education and Workforce Solutions office at 641-683- 5249 or register online at www.indianhills.edu/cews (after August 28th). 

 

OT - PT- Massage Therapy

Evening Series- “Topics in Rehab and Massage”

This 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.  

August: OT and Cognition

Occupational Therapy has a significant role in functional assessments and interventions in the area of cognition.  This program will review screens and assessments used with neurologically impaired adults, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Facilitated discussion and sharing of interventions including handouts & tips for working with this population including techniques for working with Alzheimer patients and guidance for determining fitness for driving will be shared. The attendees are asked to bring your great treatment ideas to share.

REL*4033*613
August 01 – August 01
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Tuesday, 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Rural Health Educ. Ctr.
Room: 108
Preregistration is required.

Tuition:  $40.00

Instructor: Denise Kluever MS OTR/L, Director for the IHCC OTA program.

Credit:  3 contact hours for PT, PTA, OT, OTA

 
September: Muscle Energy

Popularly known simply as MET, muscle energy technique is a form of stretching commonly used by osteopaths and physical therapists.  There is no standardized definition of this technique, which involves the active contraction of a muscle by the client against a resistive force provided by a second party (i.e., the therapist).  In this session we will use a lab setting to learn and apply direct techniques treating the pelvic girdle and axial skeleton that you can immediately apply to your clinical practice.

REL*4033*600
September 07 – September 07    
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Thursday, 6:00PM to 9:00PM 
Rural Health Educ. Ctr.
Room: 15
Preregistration is required.

Tuition:  $40.00

Instructor: Gene Schmitz, PT, OCS, ATC, Director of Rehabilitation, Pella Regional Health Center

Credit:  3 contact hours for PT, PTA, OT, OTA and massage therapy

 

October: Traction and Nerve Mobilization in Clinical Practice

This class will focus on evidence based use of traction modalities and nerve mobilization techniques to alleviate pain and improve function in upper and lower extremities, as well as back and neck pain.

REL*4033*603
October 10 – October 10    
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Tuesday, 6:00PM to 9:00PM  
Rural Health Educ. Ctr.
Room: 15
Preregistration is required.

Tuition:  $40.00

Instructor: Steven B. Mather, MA, PT, LAT, OCS, Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer, Mercy Riverside Rehab,

Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines

Credit:  3 contact hours for PT, PTA, OT, OTA

 

November: Recognizing and Treating the Signs & Symptoms of Central Sensitization in Patient’s with Persistent Pain

This class will cover the current best evidence in understanding and treating the complex nature of central sensitization.  Through a combination of lecture and lab, participants will learn assessment and treatment strategies which can be immediately applied in the clinic.

 REL*4033*602
November 07 – November 07
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Tuesday, 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Rural Health Educ. Ctr.
Room: 15
Preregistration is required.

Tuition:  $40.00

Instructor: Nicholas Maiers, PT, CSMT, TPS, Assistant Professor at Des Moines University

Credit:  3 contact hours for PT, PTA, OT, OTA

 

December: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) for Musculoskeletal Conditions

IASTM uses tools for soft tissue mobilization for the treatment of strains, sprains, chronic injuries, acute injuries and other musculoskeletal conditions.  The principles behind its use and the use of exercise in conjunction with it will be discussed.  Participants should bring tools with them if they have access to them (some will be provided) and shorts/tanks tops to change into for some hands on activities. 

REL*4033*604
December 14 – December14    
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Thursday, 6:00PM to 9:00PM 
Rural Health Educ. Ctr.
Room: 15
Preregistration is required.

Tuition:  $40.00

Instructor: Dustin Briggs, MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS, AEMT, Kinetic Edge Physical Therapy, Health and Injury Management & Prevention Coordinator

Credit:  3 contact hours for PT, PTA, OT, OTA and massage therpy

 

Mandatory Reporter – Dependent Adult & Child Abuse

With a minimum of ten students, Dependent Adult and/or Child Abuse classes may be brought to your facility. Please call a minimum of four weeks in advance of your needs to arrange. Call: 1-800-726-2585, ext. 5337.

These courses meets 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 attend Dependent Adult Abuse, Child Abuse or both as needed for their profession.

Dependent Adult Abuse

REL*4506*602
August 10 – August 10
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Thursday, 08:00AM - 10:00AM
Advanced Technology Ctr.
Room:  122

Tuition:  $25.00

Credit:  2.0 Contact hours for nursing and other professions, 2.0 CEHs for EMS (FE)

 

Child Abuse

REL*4507*602
August 10 – August 10
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Thursday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Room:  122

Tuition:  $25.00

Credit:  2.0 Contact hours for nursing and other professions, 2.0 CEHs for EMS (FE)

 

Dependent Adult Abuse

REL*4506*600
September 21 – September 21
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Thursday, 05:00PM - 7:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Room:  111B

Tuition:  $25.00

Credit:  2.0 Contact hours for nursing and other professions, 2.0 CEHs for EMS (FE)

 
Child Abuse

REL*4507*600
September 21 – September 21
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Thursday, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Room:  111B

Tuition:  $25.00

Credit:  2.0 Contact hours for nursing and other professions, 2.0 CEHs for EMS (FE)

 

Dependent Adult Abuse

REL*4506*601
October 17 – October 17
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Tuesday, 08:00AM - 10:00AM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Room:  111A

Tuition:  $25.00

Credit:  2.0 Contact hours for nursing and other professions, 2.0 CEHs for EMS (FE)

 

Child Abuse

REL*4507*601
October 17 – October 17
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Tuesday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Room:  111A

Tuition:  $25.00

Credit:  2.0 Contact hours for nursing and other professions, 2.0 CEHs for EMS (FE)

 

Dependent Adult Abuse

REL*4506*602
November 16 – November 16
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Thursday, 05:00PM - 7:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Room:  111B

Tuition:  $25.00

Credit:  2.0 Contact hours for nursing and other professions, 2.0 CEHs for EMS (FE)

 

Child Abuse

REL*4507*602
November 16 – November 16
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Thursday, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr.
Room:  111B

Tuition:  $25.00

Credit:  2.0 Contact hours for nursing and other professions, 2.0 CEHs for EMS (FE)

 

Dependent Adult Abuse

REL*4506*603
December 19 – December 19
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Tuesday, 08:00AM - 10:00AM
05:00PM - 7:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr.
Room:  111A

Tuition:  $25.00

Credit:  2.0 Contact hours for nursing and other professions, 2.0 CEHs for EMS (FE)

 
Child Abuse

REL*4507*603
December 19 – December 19
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Tuesday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Room:  111A

Tuition:  $25.00

Credit:  2.0 Contact hours for nursing and other professions, 2.0 CEHs for EMS (FE)

 

Nursing Essentials I / Nurse Aide (CNA) Certificate Program

Nursing Essentials I / Nurse Aide (CNA)

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. 

Prerequisites:  Physical with two-step TB testing (PPD) prior to course start.  Criminal background check required at time of pre-registration for course.

Starting in September 2017, there will be a tuition and book increase.
Tuition: $540.00
Books: $80.00
Fees: $20.00
Skills Registry Exam: $95.00
Written Registry Exam: $55.00

Total: $790.00

Background Checks: $20.00 (Paid separately)

Required Criminal and Abuse Background Checks

State Background Check-($20.00) –paper form only           

The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals requires a State check and verification be done through Iowa Department of Human Services. Use the URL below to go to the website to print the form.

State Background Check

  • The student needs to print this form, complete it and return it to the Health Sciences Administrative Assistant.
  • A cash or check payment is required at the time the form is submitted to the IHCC office.

            The student’s signature is required on this form. 

ALL background check materials will need to be completed and submitted to the appropriate entity no later than 2 weeks prior to course start date.  Students who fail to complete the above steps prior to the course start will not be able to start the course.  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: a physical with immunizations and 2-step TB Testing must be turned in before the first day of clinical.  Students without completed forms will not be allowed to attend clinical.  Use the button below to print the form. 

Physical Examinations/Immunizations

 

Payment: Payment for CNA classes is due no later than the first day of class.  Students without full payment will not be allowed to start the course.  Students whose course is being paid for by a third party must bring a letter no later than the first day of class from that party indicating their agreement to pay for the class for that student. 

 Background check forms and physical examination forms:

  • may be picked up at the Rural Health Education Center on the IHCC campus
  • are available for download at: www.indianhills.edu/RHEP under “Certificate Programs”
  • may be received via mail by calling 1-800-726-2585 ext. 5281 or 641-683-5281.

**Tuition assistance for the CNA Certificate 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.

 

NUR*1000*600
September 11 – September 27
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
Video Conf. Training Ctr.
Class Time:  07:45AM - 03:15PM (class-first seven days)
Room: 46-lower level
Clinical Time:  06:30AM – 02:45PM

Tuition:  See Above Listing

 NUR*1000*601
October 23 – November 08
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
Video Conf. Training Ctr.
Class Time:  07:45AM - 03:15PM (class-first seven days)
Room: 46-lower level
Clinical Time:  06:30AM – 02:45PM

Tuition:  See Above Listing

NUR*1000*603
October 2 – October 30
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday
Video Conf. Training Ctr.
Class Time:  07:45AM - 03:15PM (class-first seven days)
Room: 46-lower level
Clinical Time:  06:45AM – 02:45PM

Tuition:  See Above Listing

 NUR*1000*602
November 27 – December 13
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
Video Conf. Training Ctr.
Class Time:  07:45AM - 03:15PM (class-first seven days)
Room: 46-lower level
Clinical Time:  06:30AM – 02:45PM

Tuition:  See Above Listing

 

CNA Registry Testing

IHCC offers both the CNA Written Registry Examination and Skills Registry Examinations. Students must preregister for either test or by contacting Beckie at 1-800-726-2585 ext. 5281, 641-683-5281 or coming to the Advanced Technology Center-Ottumwa Campus. Preregistration may be done Monday through Thursday 7:30am – 4:45pm. Testing fees must be paid at the time of preregistration and individuals will not be able to pre-register for testing until fees are received.  If an employer or program is paying for testing a letter on company letterhead from that entity must be provided when preregistering or that entity may send an email to rebecca.appleget@indianhills.edu indicating their intent to pay. 

No walk-ins will be allowed for either exam. Students who pre-register and pay for testing and fail to cancel or show will forfeit their testing fee.

CNA Written Registry Examination -Examination fee:  $55.00. 

OBRA written examinations are computerized and will be administered on an individual basis.  After pre-registering and paying for the test in the Advanced Technology Center, individuals may schedule an appointment to take the exam by calling the testing center at 641-683-5142 or 1-800-726-2585 ext. 5142. Students must provide the testing center with a receipt showing payment of testing fees when they test. Candidates must show a photo ID to test.   

CNA Skills Registry Exam- Examination fee- $95.00

When preregistering and paying for skills testing, students will be assigned a time to report for testing on their scheduled testing date.  OBRA skills examinations will be completed on the IHCC Ottumwa Campus in the Rural Health Education Center nursing lab, rooms 17-18. 

OBRA Skills Examination Dates:

August 11- #613 (ABCD)
September 29 - #600 (ABCD)
October 20 - #600 (EFGH)
November 10 - #601 (ABCD)
December 01 - #602 (ABCD)
December 15 - #602 (EFGH)