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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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.      

January 08 – January 10
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

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February 05 – February 07
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

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March 05 – March 07
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

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April 09 – April 11
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

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May 07 – May 09
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

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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.

March 14 – May 10
IHCC Ottumwa Campus      
Wednesday’s
Video Conf. Training Ctr      
Class Time: 09:00AM - 04:00PM
Room: 125                         
Clinical: May 10 – July 10 (at place of employment)

Tuition: $400.00                 
Fee:   $75.00
Book: $75.00

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Dental Expanded Functions

If you are currently register 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 register for all 11 to obtain the Level 1 Expanded Functions designation.

This course is online and self-paced over the course of 5 months. Registration deadline is January 10, 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.

January 22 – June 15

Expanded Functions Level 1 (all 11)           
52 hrs              
Tuition: $469.00

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Nitrous Oxide                                     
8 hrs              
Tuition:  $ 80.00

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Testing Pulp Vitality                           
2 hrs              
Tuition:  $ 20.00

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Liners, Bases & Agents                                  
4 hrs              
$ 40.00

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Occlusal Registrations                        
2 hrs              
$ 20.00

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Gingival Retraction                            
4 hrs             
$ 40.00

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Final Impressions                               
5 hrs              
$ 50.00

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Provisional Restorations                     
14 hrs              
$140.00

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Periodontal Dressings                          
4 hrs             
$ 40.00

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Dry Socket Medications                                    
3 hrs             
$ 30.00

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Dental Adhesives                                  
2 hrs             
$ 20.00

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Charting                                                  
4 hrs             
$ 40.00

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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.

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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

 

Medication Aide

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. The emphasis is on safe administration and students are provided with classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences to assist in achieving the course competencies.

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 there.

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

*The new rules apply only to individuals employed in residential care facilities licensed for more than 15 beds.  Residential care facilities licensed for 15 or fewer beds may continue to use medication managers to administer nonparenteral medications.  The requirement that CMAs working in nursing facilities or skilled nursing facilities must first be a certified nursing assistant remains unchanged as this is a federal requirement.

February 13 – February 28
IHCC Ottumwa Campus      
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 08:00AM – 04:00PM
Video Conf. Training Ctr.     
(with a half lunch on your own)
Room: 125
Clinical: Mar 1 – Mar 30      
Testing must be completed by April 13, 2108

Tuition: $350.00                
Books: $130
Fees: $20 

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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.

Tuition: $540.00
Books: $80.00
Fees: $20.00
Skills Registry Exam: $95.00
Written Registry Exam: $55.00

Total: $790.00

Background Check: $20.00 (Paid separately)

Required Criminal and Abuse Background Check

State Background Check-$20.00     

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 Examination/Immunization

Payment- Payment for the CNA class 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 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. 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
1-800-346-4413.        

January 15 – January 31
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, January 8, 12:00pm.
Mandatory Orientation: Tuesday, January 9, 2pm, VCTC- Room 46

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February 12 – February 28
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, February 5, 12:00pm.
Mandatory Orientation: Tuesday, February 6, 2pm, VCTC- Room 46

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March 12 – March 28
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, March 5, 12:00pm.
Mandatory Orientation: Tuesday, March 6, 2pm, VCTC- Room 46

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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

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Note change in class schedule for this particular class

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

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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

The written examinations are computerized and will be administered on an individual basis. 

Please pre-register for the month in which you plan to take your exam, by clicking the corresponding link below.  Once you have pre-registered for the month you plan to test in, you will need to call the Testing Center to setup a date/time during that month that you can come in to take your exam.

Testing Center
Indian Hills Community College
603 Indian Hills Drive
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Phone
(641) 683-5142
(800) 726-2585, ext. 5142

testing@indianhills.edu

Note: 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.   

Pre-Register to Test in January Pre-Register to Test in February Pre-Register to Test in March
Pre-Register to Test in April Pre-Register to Test in May  

 

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 the skills testing date they want to test on.  

Skills Examination Dates: 

Testing on January 19, 2018 - (Registration Deadline = January 15, 2018)
7:30 AM 9:30AM 11:30AM
Testing on February 02, 2018 - (Registration Deadline = January 29, 2018)
7:30 AM 9:30AM 11:30AM
Testing on February 16, 2018- (Registration Deadline = February 12, 2018)
7:30 AM 9:30AM 11:30AM
Testing on March 02, 2018- (Registration Deadline = February 26, 2018)
7:30 AM 9:30AM 11:30AM
Testing on March 16, 2018- (Registration Deadline = March 12, 2018)
7:30 AM 9:30AM 11:30AM
Testing on March 30, 2018- (Registration Deadline = March 26, 2018)
7:30 AM 9:30AM 11:30AM
Testing on April 20, 2018- (Registration Deadline = April 16, 2018)
7:30 AM 9:30AM 11:30AM
Testing on May 04, 2018- (Registration Deadline = April 30, 2018)
7:30 AM 9:30AM 11:30AM
Testing on May 18, 2018- (Registration Deadline = May 14, 2018)
7:30 AM 9:30AM 11:30AM

  

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, to schedule call Joy Korthuis @ (641) 683-5211.  

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


Continuing Education Courses 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.