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.

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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.

September 19 – September 19    
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM to 9:00PM              
Advanced Tech Ctr
Room: 111A                       

Tuition:  $50.00
Instructors:  Motiér Haskins MSW, Assistant Professor, the University of Iowa School of Social Work

Credit:  3 contact hours for Social Work


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. 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.  

May 4 – May 4
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 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)


EMS Continuing Education Courses

24-7 On-line EMS Continuing Education

Get high-quality video-based CE courses on-line, 24-7.  Over 100 courses are available and range from 1-1.5 CEU’s. 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) 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 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 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, 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.


Emergency Vehicle Operator 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 Thursday, February 1, 2018.

June 8 – June 8
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 08:00AM – 04:30PM
Advanced Technology Ctr.           
Room: 111A
Tuition:  $100.00
Card: $15.00                      
Credit:  8.0 CEH’s for EMS (OE)


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.) 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


OT - PT- Massage Therapy


Evening Series- “Topics in Rehab”

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.  

 April: Can Everyone Run a Marathon?

This program will look at an analysis of running and some of the basic biomechanical and efficiency reviews of running.  We will look at what are some of the common injuries from long distance training and explore how physical therapy can treat the injuries, the runners and their coaches.

April 12 – April 12
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM to 9:00PM            
Rural Health Educ. Ctr.
Room: 15 (PTA Lab)        
Tuition:  $40.00
Instructor: Barbara Van Gorp, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Clinical Specialist, Orthopedics, University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
Credit:  3 contact hours for PT, PTA, OT, OTA


May: Innovative Hydrotherapy: The Healing and Wellness Benefits of a New Hydrotherapy Paradigm

In this hydrotherapy class participants will learn about the healing and wellness benefits of hydrotherapy as well as become familiar with some innovative hydrotherapy equipment and routines that each piece of equipment can be used for. Author and inventor, Richard Eidson, will walk participants through the wonders of the fluid based human physiology and explain why water therapy has such a profound healing effect on the body. Nancy Gibson, licensed massage therapist and PTA, will assist in the teaching and practical applications during the workshop portion of the class. Students will have an opportunity to try out techniques on some of the equipment.

May 10 – May 10   
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM to 9:00PM            
Rural Health Educ. Ctr
Room: 108                          
Tuition:  $40.00
Instructors: Richard Eidson BA, MBA, LMT, Author & Nancy Gibson BA, MA, PTA, LMT
Credit:  3 contact hours for PT, PTA, OT, OTA 


June & July-No Classes

 August: Care and Management of the Patient with an ACL Reconstruction

This class with focus on the rehabilitation of a patient with a recent ACL reconstruction.  Rehabilitation protocols will be discussed and presented by reviewing goals and outcomes expectations of a treatment plan.  We will also explore the various return to sport functional testing options.

August 02 – August 02    
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM to 9:00PM            
Rural Health Educ. Ctr.
Room: 108                          
Tuition:  $40.00
Instructor: Sara Ragar DPT, ATC, Great River Health Systema
Credit:  3 contact hours for PT, PTA, OT, OTA


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.

*Student who wish to receive professional relicensure continuing education for the course will need to contact Lori Reeves at 641-683-5337 or

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
Tuition:  $25.00
Credit:  2.0 Contact hours for nursing and other professions, 2.0 CEHs for EMS (FE)*

On-Line Child Abuse
Tuition:  $25.00
Credit:  2.0 Contact hours for nursing and other professions, 2.0 CEHs for EMS (FE)*

On-Line- Combined Dependent Adult & Child Abuse
Tuition:  $40.00
Credit:  3.0 Contact hours for nursing and other professions, 3.0 CEHs for EMS (FE)*


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.

Required skills:

BLS- $50 (includes card)

Infant 1 & 2 person CPR

ACLS- $75 (includes card)

Airway Management
1- Mega Code

PALS- $100 (includes card)

Infant 1 & 2 person BLS
1- Cardiac Case Scenario
1- Shock or Respiratory Case Scenario


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 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.

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 To register for the program, contact the Continuing Education and Workforce Solutions office at 641-683- 5249 or register online at 

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. 

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

Tuition: $540.00
Books: $80.00
Fees: $20.00
Skills Registry Exam: $95.00
Written Registry Exam: $55.00
Background Check: $20.00 (Paid separately)

Total: $810.00 

Required Criminal and Abuse Background Check

 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.

Background check form 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 step 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.  The physical form goes directly to the instructor at class.  Students without completed forms will not be allowed to attend clinical.  Use the URL here to print the form.

Physical Exam Form

Background check form and physical examination forms:

  • may be picked up at the Advanced Technology Center on the IHCC Ottumwa campus.
  • 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.


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, payment for class is also due at the time of registration.  All students are required to attend a mandatory orientation on the Tuesday preceding the first day of class at 2:00pm in the VCTC room 46. 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 800-346-4413.

April 16 – May 02
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

Registration Deadline: Monday, April 9, 12:00pm
Mandatory Orientation: Tuesday, April 10, 2pm, VCTC- Room 46


Note change in class schedule for this particular class only

May 07 – June 01
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:  06:30AM – 02:45PM
Tuition:  See Above Listing   Wednesday & Friday

Registration Deadline: Monday, April 30, 12:00pm
Mandatory Orientation: Tuesday, May 1, 2pm, VCTC- Room 46

June 4 – June 19
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

Registration Deadline: Monday, May 28, 12:00pm
Mandatory Orientation: Tuesday, May 29, 2pm, VCTC- Room 46

July 2 – July 19 (No class 7/4)
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

Registration Deadline: Monday, June 25, 12:00pm.
Mandatory Orientation: Tuesday, June 26, 2pm, VCTC- Room 46

July 30 – August 15 
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

Registration Deadline: Monday, August 23, 12:00pm.
Mandatory Orientation: Tuesday, August 24, 2pm, VCTC- Room 46


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 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. 

The 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.  The skills examinations will be completed on the IHCC Ottumwa Campus in the Rural Health Education Center nursing lab, rooms 17-18. 

Registration Deadline: All students must be registered by 12:00pm on the Monday before skills testing dates to test that Friday.

Skills Examination Dates:

March 30 - #606 (IJKL)
Registration deadline: March 26

April 20 - #607 (ABCD)
Registration deadline: April 16

May 04 - #608 (ABCD)
Registration deadline: April 30

May 18- #608 (EFGH)
Registration deadline: May 14

June 8- #609 (ABCD)
Registration deadline: June 4

June 22- #609 (EFGH)
Registration deadline: June 18

July 6- #610 (ABCD)
Registration deadline: July 2

July 20- #610 (EFGH)
Registration deadline: July 16

August 3- #611 (ABCD)
Registration deadline: July 30

August 17- #611 (EFGH)
Registration deadline: August 13

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.