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 non-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.

Classes will be held on the Ottumwa Campus at the Rosenman Center in room 46 in the lower level. They will be held Mon – Wed, 8:00AM – 3:00PM.

Tuition: $160.00
Fee: $10.00
Book: $15.00
Total: $185.00

 Sept 17 – Sept 19
19/YR*HEA*3005*609

Oct 15 – Oct 17
19/YR*HEA*3005*610

Nov 12 – Nov 14
19/YR*HEA*3005*611

Dec 10 – Dec 12
19/YR*HEA*3005*612

 

Medication Aid

This 58 hour course consists of 48 classroom hours (six 8 hour days) and a minimum of 10 clinical hours. The purpose of this course is to prepare individuals to safely administer non-parenteral medications in agencies/facilities licensed by DIA. Medication Aide course is required for individuals working in LTC and Residential Care Facilities that are 15 beds and larger. Federal requirements require students working at a certified nursing facility must be employed for at least six months by the facility, must provide a letter of recommendation from the facility and they must be eligible on the Iowa Nurse Aide Registry. Students working at residential or other related type of agency licensed by DIA must just provide a letter recommendation from the administrator in the facility in which they are employed.

Clinical must be completed at the student’s place of employment where the student must be supervised by an RN there assigned to directly supervise actual medication administration to satisfy the clinical component.

Aug 21-22, 28-29, Sept 4-5
Tues & Wed
Ottumwa Campus, Rosenman Center, Room 125
8:30AM - 5:00PM
(1/2 hour for lunch on your own)
Clinical: Sept 6 - Oct 5, 2018
State Test(s) may be taken upon completion of clinical and must be completed by October 18, 2018

Tuition: $350.00
Fee: $20.00
Textbook/workbook: $130.00
Total: $500.00

 

LPN IV Therapy

This course is designed to prepare the licensed practical nurse to perform procedures related to the expanded scope of intravenous therapy, using a peripheral intravenous catheter, a midline catheter and a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC line), in a licensed hospital, a licensed skilled nursing facility and a certified end-stage renal dialysis unit.

 Students must: 

  • Have a current unrestricted Iowa license to practice as a licensed practical nurse
  • Provide documentation of 1040 hours of practice as a licensed practical nurse
  • Pass a math pretest with a score of 90%
  • Be employed in a licensed hospital, a licensed skilled nursing facility or a certified end-stage renal dialysis unit whose policies allow the licensed practical nurse to perform procedures related to the expanded scope of intravenous therapy.
  • Complete clinical at their place of employment.

Math Pretest: Sept 4 – Sept 11
Class: Wed, Sept 12 – Oct24
Clinical/Final Exam: Completed by Nov 30
19/YR*REL*4661*600
Rosenman Center, Room 32

Tuition: $400.00
Book: $75.00
Fee: $75.00
Total: $550.00

 

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. Cohorts begin each January & July.

 

Phlebotomy
(only offered in the summer)

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. If you qualify for assistance the GAP coordinator will have the necessary forms for you to fill out for the class.

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.

 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.

 

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.

CT Principles & Instrumentation - online
Thurs, Nov 15 - Tues, Feb 19
19/YR*HEA*2204*601
Tuition: $300.00

CT Clinical 280
Thurs, Nov 15 - Tues, Feb 19
19/YR*HEA*2215*601
Tuition: $170.00

CT Clinical 480
Thurs, Nov 15 - Tues, Feb 19
19/YR*HEA*2216*601
Tuition: $170.00

RT Sectional Anatomy - online
Fri, Feb 15 - Thurs, May 16
19/YR*HEA*2201*602
Tuition: $300.00

CT Procedures - online
Fri, Feb 15 - Thurs, May 16
19/YR*HEA*2202*602
Tuition: $300.00

CT Clinical 280
Fri, Feb 15 - Thurs, May 16
19/YR*HEA*2215*602
Tuition: $170.00

CT Clinical 480
Fri, Feb 15 - Thurs, May 16
19/YR*HEA*2216*602
Tuition: $170.00

 

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 heather.larson@indianhills.edu.  

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.

 

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.

Tuition: $570.00
Books: $80.00
Fees: $20.00
Background Check: $20.00
Skills Registry Exam: $95.00
Written Registry Exam: $55.00
Total: $840.00

Payment. The CNA class is a pre-register and pre-pay class.

  1. Students who are self-paying. You can register online 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 cews@indianhills.edu Students without full payment will not be allowed to start the course.
  2. Students whose course is being paid for by a third party (employer). The third party payer must email teresa.canaday@indianhills.edu 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.

Prerequisites: 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

 

State Background Check

 Physical Examination Form

 

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.

 Sept 04 – Sept 20
19/YR*NUR*1000*609
(Class starts on a Tues due to Mon being a holiday)
Registration Deadline: Mon, Aug 27, 12:00pm
Mandatory Orientation: Tues, Aug 28, 2:00pm

Oct 01 – Oct 17
19/YR*NUR*1000*610
Registration Deadline: Mon, Sept 24, 12:00pm
Mandatory Orientation: Tues, Sept 25, 2:00pm

Oct 29 – Nov 14
19/YR*NUR*1000*611
Registration Deadline: Mon, Oct 22, 12:00pm
Mandatory Orientation: Tues, Oct 23, 2:00pm

Nov 26 – Dec 12
19/YR*NUR*1000*612
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.

  1. Students who are self-paying. You can register online 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 cews@indianhills.edu
  2. Students whose testing is being paid for by a third party (employer). The third party payer must email teresa.canaday@indianhills.edu 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.

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

Skills Examination Dates:
Sept 07- Registration deadline: Sept 03
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.

  1. Students who are self-paying. You can register online 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 cews@indianhills.edu 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.
  2. Students whose testing is being paid for by a third party (employer). The third party payer must email teresa.canaday@indianhills.edu 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.

For More Information:

Registration & General Information: 

canaday_profileTeresa Canaday, Operations Manager
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

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

 

 

Nathan Crump

Nathan Crump, Administrative Assistant
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-4253 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 4253
Email: Nathan.Crump@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.