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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Vocational

Coaching Authorization

We offer all of the courses necessary to earn your coaching authorization for junior high or high school athletics in the state of Iowa. Visit our website to see a complete listing of these classes. www.indianhills.edu/cewscoachingauthorization

There are five-courses in the coaching series that are required to allow an individual to coach inter-scholastic sports in Iowa's junior high and senior high school programs. It allows the schools to employ individuals without teaching certificates to aid the school's athletic programs as junior high, junior varsity, assistant varsity, and head varsity coaches. For Centerville coaching classes call Ann Finch, 641-856-2143 ext 2228, at the Centerville campus for the actual dates & times.

 

Ottumwa        

Care & Prevention of Injuries

April 16 - April 30
18/YR*VOC*3003*105
Ottumwa Campus
Mon & Wed, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Bennett Student Services Center
Rm: 100

$138.00
Instructor:  Northcutt

 

Coaching Theory

June 4 – June 11
18/YR*VOC*3000*107
Ottumwa Campus
Mon & Wed, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Bennett Student Services Center
Rm: 100

$69.00
Instructor:  Northcutt

 

Human Growth and Development

June 13 – June 20
18/YR*VOC*3001*107
Ottumwa Campus
Mon & Wed, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Bennett Student Services Center
Rm: 100

$69.00
Instructor:  Northcutt 

 

Anatomy for Coaches

June 25 – July 2
18/YR*VOC*3002*107
Ottumwa Campus
Mon & Wed, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Bennett Student Services Center
Rm: 100

$69.00
Instructor:  Northcutt 

 

Care & Prevention of Injuries

July 9 –July 23
18/YR*VOC*3003*107
Ottumwa Campus
Mon & Wed, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Bennett Student Services Center
Rm: 100

$138.00
Instructor:  Northcutt

 

Coaching Ethics & Legalities

July 30 – August 1
18/YR*VOC*1545*107
Ottumwa Campus
Mon & Wed, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Bennett Student Services Center
Rm: 100

$45.00
Instructor:  Northcutt

 

Sports Officiating Workshop

Have you ever thought about becoming a referee? How hard can it be? This workshop will focus on the requirements of becoming a sports official, the registration process, equipment resources, how to get games, and basically everything a person might need to know when starting out as a new official.

May 9 – May 16
18/YR*VOC*1534*101
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Rm: 111B

$49.00

Instructor:  S. Allison

July 9 – July 16
18/YR*VOC*1534*102
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Rm: 111B

$49.00

Instructor:  S. Allison

 

 

Computer Technology

We offer a wide variety of computer technology classes. Visit our website to see a complete listing of these classes. www.indianhills.edu/cewscomputertechnology

 

Intro to Microsoft Excel

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

April 13 - April 13 
18/YR*VOC*1570*104
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 216

$49.00
Instructor:  Reck

June 15 – June 15
18/YR*VOC*1570*105
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 216

$49.00
Instructor:  Reck

 

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.

April 27 - April 27
18/YR*VOC*1015*104
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 216

$49.00
Instructor:  Reck 

August 3 – August 3
18/YR*VOC*1015*105
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 216

$49.00
Instructor:  Reck

  

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!

July 20 – July 20 
18/YR*VOC*1031*105
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 216

$49.00
Instructor:  Reck

  

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.

April 09 - April 23
18/YR*VOC*1019*104
Ottumwa Campus
Mon, 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 216

$79.00
Instructor:  Reck

July 17 – July 31
18/YR*VOC*1019*105
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 216

$79.00
Instructor:  Reck

 

Mechanical

 

Small Engine Repair

This class will cover the fundamentals of two and four-cycle engines. Students will receive instruction and laboratory experience in the operation, maintenance, diagnosis, repair and care of the engines. Students are encouraged to bring their own projects to repair.

April 11 - April 25
18/YR*VOC*3044*102
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111B

$69.00
Instructor:  Bogert

  

Ladies Start Your Engines!

Get your hands dirty in IHCC’s automotive lab and gain the confidence to perform her own light automotive maintenance and also gain the knowledge and language you need to communicate and understand technical jargon. The class teaches women: How to change a tire, how to check fluids and add if necessary, gain basic understanding of how an engine works, basic knowledge of the braking system i.e. rotors, pads, drums, shoes, calipers, battery maintenance, how to check belts, fuses and how to replace wiper blades. Register today as space is limited.

May 5 – May 15 
18/YR*VOC*3052*102
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Rm: Auto Lab

$40.00
Instructor: A. Summers

 

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.

April 13 - April 13
18/YR*VOC*3077*108
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Arts & Sciences Complex
Rm: 102

$199.00
Instructor:  Peralta

May 11 – May 11 
18/YR*VOC*3077*109
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Arts & Sciences Complex
Rm: 102

$199.00
Instructor:  Peralta

June 1 – June 1
18/YR*VOC*3077*110
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Arts & Sciences Complex
Rm: 102

$199.00
Instructor:  Peralta

July 6 – July 6
18/YR*VOC*3077*111
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Arts & Sciences Complex
Rm: 102

$199.00
Instructor:  Peralta

August 3 – August 3
18/YR*VOC*3077*112
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Arts & Sciences Complex
Rm: 102

$199.00
Instructor:  Peralta

 

 

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.

April 12 - May 03
18/YR*VOC*3024*103
Ottumwa North Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Aviation Bldg
Rm: 51

$99.00
Instructor:  Guffey

April 24 - May 15
18/YR*VOC*3024*104
Sigourney
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Keokuk County Service Center

$99.00
Instructor:  Arendt

June 5 – June 26
18/YR*VOC*3024*105
Sigourney
Tues, 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Keokuk County Service Center

$99.00
Instructor:  Arendt

July 9 – July 30
18/YR*VOC*3024*106
Ottumwa North Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Aviation Bldg
Rm: 51

$99.00
Instructor:  Guffey

 

 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.  

April 13 - April 13 
18/YR*VOC*3259*107
Ottumwa North Campus
Fri, 7:30AM - 12:30PM
Aviation Bldg
Rm: 51

$234.00
Instructor:  Hopwood

May 11 – May 11
18/YR*VOC*3259*110
Ottumwa North Campus
Fri, 7:30AM - 12:30PM
Aviation Bldg
Rm: 51

$234.00
Instructor:  Hopwood

June 8 – June 8
18/YR*VOC*3259*111
Ottumwa North Campus
Fri, 7:30AM - 12:30PM
Aviation Bldg
Rm: 51

$234.00
Instructor:  Hopwood

July 13 – July 13
18/YR*VOC*3259*112
Ottumwa North Campus
Fri, 7:30AM - 12:30PM
Aviation Bldg
Rm: 51

$234.00
Instructor:  Hopwood

 

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.