Continuing Education

Constantly changing demands have made learning a lifetime activity. The Customized Learning Division (sometimes referred to as “Customized Learning”) at Indian Hills Community College provides services to anyone who wants to learn a new skill, complete professional relicensure courses, earn continuing education credits, or enhance their professional skills.

Continuing Education offers non–credit courses in several areas, including:

  • General Interest Courses — such as aerobics, art, cake decorating, crafts, dog obedience, golf, motorcycle safety, self–defense, upholstery, and more.

  • Relicensure Courses — for professions such as cosmetology, insurance, nursing, real estate, etc.

  • Short–Term Preparatory Courses — in fields such as nursing assistant, commercial truck driver, and computer–aided drafting.

  • Adult Career Supplementary Courses — such as apprenticeship training, auto body, basic life support, clerical, food management, homemaker, home health aide, insurance, welding, and more.

Course Offerings

For a list of the Continuing Education courses currently offered at Indian Hills Community College's Ottumwa, Centerville, and North campuses, as well as our County Service Centers, please visit our Online Registration page for the current Indian Hills Continuing Education Class Schedule and Step–by–Step Registration Instructions

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Non-Credit Online Courses

Indian Hills also offers a variety of non–credit online courses through three service providers: SkillSoft, Ed2Go, and Gatlin Education Services (GES). Additionally, students can take online paralegal certificate courses through an IHCC partnership with the Center for Legal Studies.
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Commercial Driver Training (CDT)

This course (six to nine weeks in length) covers the basic knowledge and skills used in commercial truck driving. Students who successfully complete Commercial Driver Training will have the practical driving and operational skills necessary to safely and efficiently operate commercial motor vehicles as entry–level drivers. Contact: Trinita Shewry, Phone: (641) 683-5214
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Iowa BioDevelopment (IBD)

Iowa BioDevelopment (IBD) is an industry training and education outreach program of Indian Hills Community College. Iowa BioDevelopment provides high quality training and support services for biotechnology, biofuel, and value–added agricultural companies and contributes to the economic growth of these business sectors through workforce development.
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Lean Services

Some Lean courses are offered in an open format for several companies at once. Alternatively, all of our Lean coursework is also available for on–site delivery to individual companies. Our certified instructor can come to your location and work with your employees to help your organization implement Lean principles and tools, helping you improve quality, increase capacity, and reduce costs.
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Rural Health Education Partnership (RHEP)

The Rural Health Education Partnership (RHEP) works to develop, coordinate, and distribute quality educational programs to health care workers. Courses are offered to meet the needs of professionals who must continually attend training in order to maintain their licenses.
Contact: Lori Reeves, Phone: (641) 683-5337
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Other Services

Services are also available through the following Indian Hills departments:


phone: (641) 683-5249 or (800) 346-4413

Steve Allison

Steve Allison, Coordinator of Customized Learning and Business and Industry Training, explains the services provided through Customized Learning.

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Nichole Stabile

Nichole Stabile

Nichole describes the wide variety of courses she has taken through Customized Learning and how they helped her gain fun and practical skills.

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