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.

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Other Health Non-Credit Certificate Programs

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

Note: 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.

For all Medication Manager Classes:
Tuition:  $160.00              
Fee:   $10.00      
Book: $10.00

April 09 – April 11
18/YR*HEA*3005*607   
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 
Video Conf Training Ctr      
08:00AM - 03:00PM
Room:  46-lower level

May 07 – May 09
18/YR*HEA*3005*608   
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 
Video Conf Training Ctr       
08:00AM - 03:00PM
Room:  32-lower level

June 18 – June 20
18/YR*HEA*3005*609
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 
Video Conf Training Ctr       
08:00AM - 03:00PM
Room:  46-lower level

July 16 – July 18 
18/YR*HEA*3005*610   
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 
Video Conf Training Ctr       
08:00AM - 03:00PM
Room:  46-lower level

August 13 – August 15 
18/YR*HEA*3005*611   
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 
Video Conf Training Ctr      
08:00AM - 03:00PM
Room:  46-lower level

 

Dental Expanded Functions

If you are currently registered as a Dental Assistant in the state of Iowa you are eligible to expand your skill set and certify in 11 different expanded functions.  Pick one or more, or register for all 11 to obtain the Level 1 Expanded Functions designation.

 These classes are online and self-paced over the course of 5 months.  Registration deadline is June 26, 2018.  Classes are completed between July 9 - December 13, 2018. You must be currently employed by a licensed dentist who agrees to sponsor you and allow you to complete the clinical requirements at the dental practice under their supervision.  Sponsorship entails allowing you to complete the clinical portion of the course at their practice.

Expanded Functions Level 1 (all 11)   
19/YR*HEA 2100*600      
52 hrs                   
$469.00

 Nitrous Oxide           
19/YR*HEA 2101*600                                                
8 hrs                     
$80.00

Testing Pulp Vitality    
19/YR*HEA 2102*600
2 hrs                     
$20.00

Liners, Bases & Agents  
19/YR*HEA 2103*600 
4 hrs                     
$40.00

Occlusal Registrations     
19/YR*HEA 2104*600                             
2 hrs                     
$20.00

Gingival Retraction    
19/YR*HEA 2105*600                         
4 hrs                     
$40.00

Final Impressions  
19/YR*HEA 2106*600 
5 hrs                     
$50.00

Provisional Restorations   
19/YR*HEA 2107*600
14 hrs             
$140.00

Periodontal Dressings  
19/YR*HEA 2108*600 
4 hrs               
$40.00

Dry Socket Medications   
19/YR*HEA 2109*600
3 hrs               
$30.00

Dental Adhesives                   
19/YR*HEA 2110*600                               
2 hrs               
$20.00

Dental Charting   
19/YR*HEA 2111*600                           
4 hrs               
$40.00

 

Phlebotomy

These non-credit short term classes 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 HEA*5000) with on-line coursework and a lab meeting once per week. Also included is a clinical portion (Phlebotomy Clinical HEA*5005) with 120 hours of internship/clinical practicum at area hospitals, as is required for professional certification.  Completion of this program 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. 

 The graduate of this training will be able to work in clinics, hospital labs, Doctors’ offices, etc.  This is also an excellent opportunity for other health care professionals to gain phlebotomy skills and potentially an additional certification in order to enhance their current practice. 

 **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 is a hybrid course that will run June 4-July 16 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.

June 04 – July 16
18/YR*VOC*7028*602                  
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Mondays 5:00PM – 9:00PM
Rural Health Educ. Ctr.                  
Room: 16 (lower level)
Tuition: $350.00                              
Fees: $75.00
Books: $115.00

 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 from July 30 to October 16 to finish all clinical requirements.

July 30 – October 16 
19/YR*VOC*7029*602                  
Locations TBA                                   
Times TBA
Scheduled through instructor
Tuition: $250.00                              
Fees: $75.00

Related Expenses:
Background check: $20
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)

 

Computed Tomography (CT) Certificate Program

This certificate provides a core program of computed tomography courses for registered radiologic technologists that builds on previous educational experiences and affords the student the opportunity to acquire attitudes, knowledge and skills necessary to perform in the role of a CT technologist.  This program consists of a core of four on-line didactic courses, two taken in each the fall and winter terms. In addition to the didactic courses, students must also complete specified numbers of skills in a clinical setting. To accomplish this, based on the student’s availability to do clinical and how busy their chosen clinical site is, they may choose one of two clinical options each term. Students not completing the minimum skills within the two terms may have to do additional clinical time beyond two terms until minimum skills are completed. Students may complete clinical at their place of employment and while working.

Prerequisites:
Participants must be a registered radiologic technologist or a graduate from an accredited program preparing to take their board exam.

Program:

Prerequisite 4 Weeks prior to Fall for students new to IHCC:

HEA 2210   CT Clinical Prep* (Required only for students new to IHCC)

Note: Student may have additional expenses to assure physical and immunizations are up to date. Students not new to IHCC who already have a Castlebranch account do not need to take this course. Students new to IHCC must preregister for HEA 2200 “CT Clinical Prep” no later than July 30th.

 

Fall Term (August 27 - Nov 14):      

(Preregister by August 13)
HEA 2201   RT Sectional Anatomy
HEA 2201   CT Procedures

Pick one:             
HEA 2215   CT Clinical 280  (Clinical 3 days/week)*
HEA 2216   CT Clinical 480  (Clinical 5 days/week)*   

Winter Term (Nov 15 – February 19):

(Preregister by November 12)
HEA 2203   CT Patient Care & Safety
HEA 2204   CT Principles & Instrumentation

Pick one:             
HEA 2215   CT Clinical 280  (Clinical 3 days/week)
HEA 2216   CT Clinical 480  (Clinical 5 days/week)

 

CT Clinical Prep                

PREREGISTER BY JULY 30

July 30 – August 13
18/YR*HEA*2200*600                  
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Time TBA
Rural Health Educ. Ctr.                  
Radiology Instructor’s Office (lower level)
Tuition: $20.00                                 
Fees: $180.00

RT Sectional Anatomy

August 27 – November 14
19/YR*HEA*2201*600                  
On-Line
Tuition: $300.00                              
Books: $300

 CT Procedures

August 27 – November 14
19/YR*HEA*2202*600                  
On-Line
Tuition: $300.00

 Pick just one:

CT Clinical 280                                                                   

August 27 – November 14         
18/YR* HEA*2216*600
Clinical Site TBA                
Tuition: $150.00                                               
Fees: $20                                 

CT Clinical 480

August 27 – November 14
18/YR* HEA*2216*600
Clinical Site TBA
Tuition: $150.00
Fees: $20 

 

Prepare for the CDM Exam

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, 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.

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

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


Note: 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.

Important: 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 Examination Form


Note: 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
18/YR*NUR*1000*607  
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

18/YR*NUR*1000*608  
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

18/YR*NUR*1000*609  
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)

18/YR*NUR*1000*610  
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 

18/YR*NUR*1000*607  
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, July 23, 12:00pm.
Mandatory Orientation: Tuesday, July 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. 

Important: 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. 

The written examinations are computerized and will be administered on an individual basis.  After pre-registering and paying  please call the testing center to 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 Rosenman Center, room46. 

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

 

For More Information:

appleget_profileRegistration & General Information:

Rebecca (Beckie) Appleget, Operations Manager

Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5281 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5281
Email: Rebecca.Appleget@indianhills.edu

 

canaday_profileRegistration & General Information:

Teresa Canaday, Administrative Assistant, Continuing Education & Workforce Solutions

Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5182 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5182
Email: Teresa.Canaday@indianhills.edu

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.