Vocational Programs

Vocational courses provide various levels of exposure to skilled trades, but are typically not as long as full certificate programs.

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Computer Technology ServSafe Certification Welding Classes Conversational Spanish Pre-Trip Inspection


Computer Technology

All of the classes are held on the Ottumwa Campus in the Advanced Technology Center, Room 216 and instructed by T. Reck.

Intro to Microsoft Excel
Learn the fundamentals to create worksheets and workbooks in order to track financial matters of a personal or business nature.

Dec 07 - Dec 07
Fri, 9:00AM - 1:00PM, $49.00

Feb 19 - Feb 19
Tues, 9:00AM - 1:00PM, $49.00

Apr 26 - Apr 26
Fri, 9:00AM - 1:00PM, $49.00

Intro to Microsoft Word
What is word processing? Learn how to use Microsoft Word. Understand the menus and dialog boxes. You will move, edit, and insert text into a document.

Dec 14 - Dec 14
Fri, 9:00AM - 1:00PM, $49.00

Feb 22 - Feb 22
Fri, 9:00AM - 1:00PM, $49.00

Apr 16 - Apr 16
Tues, 6:00PM - 10:00PM, $49.00

Intro to Microsoft PowerPoint
Would you like to make picture presentations like you see at weddings, graduations or at work? If so, this is the class for you! We will learn how to create beautiful slide shows that you can use and show to your boss, family or friends! You will learn how to navigate PowerPoint briefly but most of the time will be spent on making photo albums and photo presentations. We can even put these pictures to music! Bring your pictures and music on a thumb drive and become an expert at fabulous presentations!

Jan 18 - Jan 18
Fri, 9:00AM - 1:00PM, $49.00

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Are You a Windows 10 Dummy?: Windows 10 Features and Updates 

Take this class to get a running start with Windows 10 operating system. Learn to use the "Edge" versus Internet Explorer. Discover task view and Snap Assist for windows management. Learn about customization, managing user accounts, and Cortana, the new voice controlled assistant, along with many other features.

Jan 23 - Jan 23
Wed, 6:00PM - 9:00PM, $35.00

What Can My Computer Do for Me?
You've got your computer---now what do you do with it besides turning it on and playing Solitaire? This course is designed to introduce the user to the basic concepts of the computer, the internet, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). You will learn terminology associated with the computer, organize computer files, use the internet to look up tons of information, use Word to create documents, Excel to create worksheets, and PowerPoint to create great presentations and/or photo albums.

Jan 24 - Feb 07
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:30PM, $79.00

Mar 12 - Mar 26
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:30PM, $79.00

Outlook Tips and Tricks

Outlook has many useful features that will allow you to do your work more effectively and efficiently. In this class we will discuss how to put the calendar to work for us, using delegates, organization, and more tips to put Outlook to work for you. These tips and tricks will allow you to get the most out of Outlook’s features with the least amount of fuss.

Mar 05 - Mar 05
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM, $25.00

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ServSafe Certification

ServSafe Course/Testing is designated for foodservice owners, operators, managers and supervisors in order to achieve certification on food safety mandates and requirements. Materials have been developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The course fee includes the current edition of ServSafe Essentials, course materials and test. It is mandatory that you pick up the book prior to the class taking place. It is also recommended that you bring your lunch to this class. Note: If you have a group of people who need certification and live in the 10-county area, please call to set up a class in your area.

Classes are held on the Ottumwa Campus in the Arts & Sciences Complex, room 102 and instructed by H. Peralta. Classes are held on Fridays 8:00AM - 6:00PM. Cost $199.00

Jan 11 - Jan 11

Feb 01 - Feb 01

Mar 01 - Mar 01

Apr 12 - Apr 12

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Welding Classes

Basic Welding

During this welding class, participants will have the opportunity to explore the different types of welding applications and how each application might best fit a particular project. There will be hands-on welding, so proper safety equipment is required.

Classes below are held on North Ottumwa Campus in the Aviation Bldg, room 51 and instructed by R. Guffey. Classes are held on Thursdays 6:00PM - 8:00PM. Cost $99.00

Apr 11 - May 02

Classes below are held in Sigourney at the Keokuk County Service Center and instructed by B. Arendt. Classes are held on Thursdays 6:00PM - 8:00PM. Cost $99.00

Nov 27 - Dec 18

Feb 12 - Mar 04

Classes below are held in Cardinal Career Academy in Eldon IA. and instructed by B. Arendt. Classes are held on Thursdays 6:00PM - 8:00PM. Cost $99.00

Jan 17 - Feb 17

AWS Welding Certification

If you are an experienced welder and would like to move your career to the next level, this is your opportunity.  Indian Hills Community College is now an American Welding Society (AWS) Accredited Test Facility (ATF).  IHCC is now able to perform AWS Welding Certification Testing for welders.  The AWS test will be performed on 3/8 inch steel in 3G and 4G positions. All weld tests are certified to the AWS D1.1 structural welding code.  Schedule your test early as seats are limited to the first 4 welders that register and pay.  Successful participants will receive a certificate stating they have obtained the AWS Certified Welder status.

Classes are held on the North Ottumwa Campus in the Aviation Bldg, room 51 and instructed by J. Hopwood. Classes are held on Fridays, 7:30AM - 12:30PM. Cost $234.00

Dec 14 - Dec 14

Jan 11 - Jan 11

Feb 08 - Feb 08

Mar 08 - Mar 08

Apr 12 - Apr 12

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Conversational Spanish 

 Conversational Spanish is an introductory Spanish course which emphasizes listening comprehension and speaking communication in a variety of topics at a basic level. The course is intended for students with no previous or very little knowledge of the Spanish language. The purpose of this course is to further the students’ conversational skills in Spanish for either professional or personal purposes. In addition to new vocabulary, reading and writing may be done as reinforcement to oral communication skills. This course will provide multiple real-life scenarios where the students will have to show how to apply the concepts learned throughout the course. Students will also be exposed to the culture of some of the Spanish-speaking countries in the world. Take this opportunity to start learning a new language and be able to communicate better with your friends and neighbors.  There will not be class on April 4 due to IHCC spring break.

Mar 07 - Apr 18
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 111A - $129.00
E. Cabrena-Tello

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Trip Inspection 

Pre-Trip Inspection

This course will cover all materials needed to successfully pass both pre-trip and in-cab inspection as required by the DOT for CDL testing. Pre-trip testing is also offered for an additional fee, ask your instructor or contact us for more details.  All classes will meet at Indian Hills North Campus, at the Aviation building, room 30.

Jan 14 - Jan 23
Mon & Wed, 5:30PM - 7:30PM, $80.00

Mar 11 - Mar 20
Mon & Wed, 5:30PM - 7:30PM, $80.00 

Pre-trip testing is also offered between Jan 14 - Aug 25 for an additional fee of $100.00, ask your instructor or contact us for more details. 19/YR*VOC*3080*103

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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.