Community Education Center

Community Education CenterThe Community Education Center (CEC) is located on the Indian Hills North Campus in Ottumwa and provides services including Adult Basic Education (ABE), GED (Certificate of General Educational Development) instruction, literacy programs, adult career supplementary courses, and employment classes.

The CEC houses more than 30 computers and offers wireless Internet access, Microsoft Office, and other educational software programs, 10 laptop computers, a scanner, and a fully equipped education center.

The Center offers classes, providing instruction for non–English speakers, families with children, individuals without high school diplomas, and others who need foundational training to complete their educational goals. The CEC provides access to the technology and training necessary to allow students to become literate, informed citizens who are competent technology users. Classroom/Materials Fee: $20 per calendar year quarter.

Adult Basic Education

The Adult Basic Education Center (ABE) is also located in the Community Education Center. In addition to teaching essential skills necessary for adults to function in today's society, ABE includes literacy, Community English classes, Applied Math, Applied Writing, high school completion, skill enhancement, and post–high school refresher courses.

Find out more about Community Education Center Services


Indian Hills Community College
Community Education Center
15260 Truman Street, Suite 2
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Hours of Operation

Monday and Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

HiSET Assessment and Advising

Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.
Call to Register: (641) 683-5189
Wednesdays or Thursdays don't work for you? Call to schedule an appointment that fits your needs.


Community Education Center (Ottumwa): (641) 683-5189
Academic Success Center (Ottumwa): (641) 683-5241

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