Non-Credit Certificates

Students completing these courses will earn a non-credit certificate that can be used as proof of program completion and basic skill level attainment in a subject area applicable to local employment.

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.

 

Aquatics Management Certificate Programs

The Aquatic Management Certificate program is designed to give aquatic professionals education needed to provide safe aquatic venues to the patrons using their facilities. There are six courses in the Aquatic Management Certificate program.  After completion of the Certified Pool/Spa Operators (CPO) course, participants may complete additional classes at their own pace. Upon completion of all courses, Indian Hills will issue an Aquatics Management Certificate.

All courses provide CEU’s toward CPO certification renewal through the National Swimming Pool Foundation. CPO certification needs to be renewed every five years. Ten hours of continuing education courses is required for renewal.

These classes are recognized by the Iowa Department of Public Health in meeting requirements outlined by IDPH Code Regulation 15.11(1).

Pre-Register or More Information: To pre-register for Aquatics Management Certificate Programs, call (641) 683-5281. If you would like more information about one of the Aquatics Management Certificate Programs, call (641) 683-5211.


Certified Pool/Spa Operators (CPO)

This national certification course from the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) teaches pool professionals how to properly maintain their pools in accordance with state regulations and industry standards. It will provide individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques and skills of basic pool and spa operation and gives participants a better understanding of the operator’s role in pool care, management and risk reduction.

The CPO class is offered in a blended format that combines the online Pool Operator Primer with one day of the Pool Operator Fusion in-person class. An open-book, written examination is required.
It is recommended that individuals take this class before any others in the Aquatics Management Certificate Program.

After completing the online Pool Operator Primer, individuals may complete the course by taking the Pool Operator Fusion in-person class at any one of these face-to-face sessions:

June 20, 2017
July 20, 2017
September 21, 2017
October 17, 2017
November 22, 2017
All classes will be held on Indian Hills’ Ottumwa Campus in room 125 of the Video Conference Training Center from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Pool Primer Online Class Length: 8 hours
Pool Fusion In-Person Class Length: 8 hours
Tuition: $225 includes book, online Pool Primer class, In-Person Pool Fusion class, NSPF certificate and lunch.

Aquatic Play Features
This online course is a supplemental class to the CPO certification program. It is designed to provide additional information and training to operators that manage and operate facilities that include play features. This is not limited to water park facilities. Some swimming pools may also have play features, such as water slides and interactive play/spray features. Students will receive an on-line certificate from NSPF upon completion.


Online Class Length: 3-4 hours Tuition: $50 includes book

 

Aquatic Facility Audits

In this online course, participants learn why safety audits are important and how to actually plan and conduct a safety audit. This class will help managers, operators and service professionals view the facilities they operate with a fresh eye focused on reducing risk. The course also teaches how to formulate corrective action, write audit reports and conduct follow-ups to ensure the desired corrective actions are taken. Students will receive an online certificate from NSPF upon completion.

Online Class Length: 2-3 hours Tuition: $50 includes book

 

Recreational Water Illness

Recreational water illnesses can cause a wide variety of symptoms. This online class will help professionals understand and prevent these often serious illnesses. Public health officials, pool operators, aquatic managers, service companies and manufacturers will gain a comprehensive and detailed understanding about the control of recreational water illness. Students will receive an online certificate from NSPF upon completion.

Online Class Length: 4-5 hours Tuition: $75 includes book


Aquatic Emergency Response Planning

Establishing an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) will help minimize injuries to staff and patrons while also guiding organizations on how to administer care when responding to emergencies. This online course will help managers of all types of aquatic facilities develop their own ERP. Students will receive an online certificate from NSPF upon completion.

Online Class Length: 3-4 hours Tuition: $50 includes book


Aquatic Risk Management

Course participants will learn how to handle a variety of pool emergencies including how to utilize their Emergency Response Plan (ERP). Aquatics emergencies, pool fecal matter emergencies, weather and natural disaster response and other emergency action situations will be discussed. Participants will also learn the importance of effective communication during high stress situations and will discuss aquatic hazard communications plans in accordance with OSHA 1910.1200. Students will receive an online certificate from NSPF upon completion.

Online Class Length: 3-4 hours Tuition: $50 includes book

Medication Manager

This course is designed to prepare individuals to safely administer no parenteral medications in a fifteen bed or less residential facility, child care facility, or a supervised living apartment.  Emphasis is placed on the safe administration of medications from a prescription bottle and observation of obvious medication reactions. 

Prerequisites:  None

**Tuition assistance for the Medication Manager 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.

HEA*3005*610
August 14 – August 16
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 
Video Conf.Training Ctr.
08:00AM - 03:00PM
Room:  46-lower level

Tuition:  $160.00
Fee:   $10.00
Book: $10.00

HEA*3005*600
September 11 – September 13
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 
Video Conf.Training Ctr.
08:00AM - 03:00PM
Room:  34-lower level

Tuition:  $160.00
Fee:   $10.00
Book: $10.00

HEA*3005*601
October 10 – October 12
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 
Video Conf.Training Ctr.
08:00AM - 03:00PM
Room:  46-lower level

Tuition:  $160.00
Fee:   $10.00
Book: $10.00

HEA*3005*602
November 13 – November 15
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 
Video Conf.Training Ctr.
08:00AM - 03:00PM
Room:  46-lower level

Tuition:  $160.00
Fee:   $10.00
Book: $10.00

HEA*3005*603
December 11 – December 13
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 
Video Conf.Training Ctr.
08:00AM - 03:00PM
Room:  46-lower level

Tuition:  $160.00
Fee:   $10.00
Book: $10.00

 

Phlebotomy

These non-credit short term courses provide complete training in best practices of phlebotomy and other specimen collections, and includes actual hands-on competencies and practice. The program includes a hybrid portion (Principles of Phlebotomy VOC*7028) with on-line coursework and a lab meeting once per week. Also included is a clinical portion (Phlebotomy Clinical VOC*7029) with 120 hours of internship/clinical practicum at area hospitals, as is required for professional certification.

Completion of these classes enables graduates to sit for the Board of Certification Exam administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. These classes are excellent for persons interested in acquiring these skills as well as other healthcare professionals wanting to develop/authenticate these skills and receive an additional certification.

**Tuition assistance for the Phlebotomy 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.

Participants must take both courses.

 

Principles of Phlebotomy

This portion of this non-credit program will run September 11 – October 23 and will provide the student with qualified instruction in specimen collection and processing skills and actual hands-on practice and competencies. Students will complete course work on-line and meet one evening a week (5:00 pm-9:00pm) for hands on lab experiences.

HEA*5000*600
September 11 – October 23
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Mondays 5:00PM – 9:00PM
Rural Health Educ. Ctr.
Room: 16 (lower level)

Tuition: $320.00
Fees: $75.00
Books: $100.00


Related Expenses:

One Source Background check: $32 (Payable on-line to One Source)
Board of Certification Examination: $135 (Payable on-line to ASCP)
Physical/immunizations: variable (required for clinical)
Scrubs from IHCC bookstore for clinical: $42 (extended sizes higher)

 

Phlebotomy Clinical

This portion of this non-credit program consists of 120 hours of clinical. (Additional time may be required if students do not preform minimum number of procedures). Clinical will be scheduled individually for each student based on their availability and clinical site availability. Students will have until February 2, 2018 to finish all clinical requirements.

HEA*5005*601
October 30 – February 02
Locations TBA
Times TBA (Scheduled through instructor)

Tuition: $160.00
Fees: $35.00
Book: $16.00

 

 

Medication Aid

The purpose of this course is to prepare individuals to safely administer non-parenteral medications. The emphasis is on safe administration and students are provided with classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences to assist in achieving the course competencies. Medication Aide course is required for individuals working in LTC and Residential Care Facilities (15 beds and larger).

In addition to class, participants have 60 days to complete 10-20 hours of required clinical time passing medications at their place of employment supervised by an RN.  At the time of enrollment, each student must identify the RN who will supervise the validation of competencies in the clinical area in their facility of employment following the course.

Course Pre-requisites: In order to take this course, the applicant must be drug free and working in an agency/facility licensed by DIA.  Other requirements include:

  • If employed in a certified nursing facility
  • All applicants must be employed for at least six months by the facility sponsor
  • Must be eligible on the Iowa Nurse Aide Registry
  • Provide recommendation from the administrator in the facility in which they are employed
  • If employed in a residential or related type of agency licensed by DIA
  • Provide recommendation from the administrator in the facility in which they are employed

**Tuition assistance for the Medication Aid 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.

HEA*3008*600
October 24 – November 08 
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Tuesday & Wednesday
Video Conf.Training Ctr.
08:00AM - 04:30PM (1/2 hour for lunch on your own)
Room:  34-lower level
Clinical: November 09 – January 09

Tuition:  $350.00
Fee:  $20.00
Textbook/workbook: $100.00

 

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)