Current Students

Current StudentsIn class and out, from academics to athletics and clubs, we've got you covered. The resources below are designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your time at Indian Hills Community College, both in your studies and your life outside the classroom. We stand ready to help you at any point on your academic journey.

Resources are grouped into four sections:

IT Help Desk:
Tech Support

Need technical support? Ask us. It's that easy. The IT Help Desk is ready to help. Check out our web page for more information:

Quick Resources

General Information

Programs of Study
Find out more about your chosen academic program, including course details and who to contact, if you have questions, in the Courses & Programs area.

Continuing Education & Customized Learning
The Customized Learning Division at Indian Hills provides services to anyone who wants to learn new skills, gain relicensure or continuing education credits, or just enhance their skills and learn something new.

Skill–Building Courses
Increase your confidence and abilities in subject areas where you may need some extra help, whether you are preparing to enter one of our academic programs or are already taking courses.

High School Programs
Are you participating in one of our many programs for high school students? Find what you need here.

Online Learning
Have you checked out our online learning courses and programs? They may be just the thing you need to fit education into your busy schedule. Find out more.

IT Help Desk IT Help Desk
Technology giving you trouble? Need help with MyHills or WebAdvisor? Forgot your password?
The IT Help Desk has got you covered.

Emergency and Severe Weather Information
Know who to contact in case of an emergency and be familiar with our severe weather procedures, so you know what to do ahead of time.

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Academic Services

The Academic Services division at Indian Hills has your success as its top priority. Staff members are available to guide you each step of the way.

Adult Basic Education/General Education Development (ABE/GED)
ABE includes literacy, English as a Second Language, high school completion, skill enhancement, and post-high school adult refresher courses. GED prep materials help students to earn their GED High School Equivalency Diploma.

Disability Services
Disability Services are provided for students with disabilities who have a need for special accommodations or services. This includes classroom accommodations and adaptive or specialized equipment.

English as a Second Language (ESL)
English as a Second Language classes are available to adults 17 and older who wish to learn to speak, read, and write in English, study for the citizenship examination, or prepare for the GED test.

The Indian Hills Library, with locations on the Ottumwa and Centerville campuses, provides research materials on–site, through interlibrary loan, and online through its research databases. The staff are also available to help you in a variety of ways, whether online or on–campus.

Student Support Services
Student Support Services provides assistance to lower–income, first–generation college students, and students with disabilities. Services include academic, financial, and personal counseling, special workshops, tutoring, cultural trips, and more. (Student Support Services is a TRIO program)

Academic Success Center
The Academic Success Center, with locations on the Ottumwa and Centerville campuses, provides assistance in through skill–building courses, disability services, tutoring, credit exchange, computer labs, pre–enrollment workshops, amd much more. Explore the Academic Success Center section for more information >>

Telecommunications (ICN and Videoconferencing)
The Iowa Communications Network (ICN) is a statewide fiber–optic telecommunications network. The ICN is used to provide voice, video, data, and WAN connections, as well as Internet services that link from Indian Hills classrooms to our County Service Centers and other locations around the state of Iowa. For more information, contact Linda Abel at (641) 683-5219 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5219 or

Testing Center
The Testing Center offers a wide range of tests that are available to students, non–students, companies, and the general public. Tests include ACT, CLEP, COMPASS, HiSET, MAT, Praxis, and more.

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Student Services

Indian Hills Community College is focused on the success of our students. From offering a variety of extracurricular activities to providing academic advising and tutoring, let us help you make your college experience the best it can be! Use the following list to find what you’re looking for at Indian Hills.

Academic Advising and Counseling Services
The Academic Advising and Counseling Services Staff will help you plan your academic future, both here at Indian Hills Community College and beyond. Whether you need help selecting courses or getting ready to transfer to another school, our staff is here for you. Counseling Services are also available.

The Indian Hills bookstore, with locations on the Ottumwa and Centerville campuses, offer all the textbooks needed for courses along with a wide selection of stationery supplies and Indian Hills gear. Students can also enjoy the convenience of ordering their textbooks online.

Students on the Ottumwa campus can choose to eat at The Hills Diner or Warrior Junction. Students on the North Campus may eat at the Airport Café. Students in Centerville can enjoy the Centerville Student Union. Check out the Weekly Menu for Indian Hills Dining Facilities to find out what's offered this week.

Early Alert Referral
An Early Alert Referral is an alert from your instructor or other concerned person that you may be experiencing academic difficulties, or maybe your personal life is off track and impacting your academic life. An Early Alert Referral helps you find support resources to stay in class and successfully finish. Falling behind in your studies can have a domino effect on your ability to earn your degree, transfer, graduate, or even qualify for financial aid or scholarships. Let us assist you in identifying individualized options, resources, and opportunities to help you succeed. All Indian Hills services are free and confidential. Remember to work with your instructor to work out a successful educational plan. If you need assistance, please Contact: Alix McPherson, Early Alert Specialist, Phone: (641) 683-5155 | Email:

Tuition and Financial Aid
A variety of options for financial aid are available at Indian Hills. Funding is available from the federal, state, and local levels and includes scholarships, student loans, work–study positions, and more.

eRefunds (Financial Aid Difference Refunds)
Find out how to receive your financial aid difference refunds through the eRefund system.

Grievances and Appeals
Indian Hills Community College maintains a grievances and appeals process for students.

Indian Hills has on–campus housing on both the Ottumwa and Centerville campuses. Rooms range from modern, apartment–style units to traditional double–occupancy.

Lost and Found
Indian Hills provides lost and found locations on the Ottumwa and Centerville campuses. If you find or lose an item, please check with these locations first.
Ottumwa: Library — phone: (641) 683-5199
Centerville: Library — phone: (641) 856-2143, ext. 2237

Registrar and Academic Policy Information
This information includes: Adding and Dropping Courses, Grading Scale, Auditing a Course, the Academic Probation Policy, Graduation Forms, and more.

Student Health and Wellness
Indian Hills offers Student Health and Wellness assistance to all currently enrolled students. There is no charge for office visits at the Student Health and Wellness Center, although there may be a minimal fee for certain laboratory tests, vaccinations, or medical supplies.

Student Life
Indian Hills Community College offers a wide variety of activities to appeal to all students. Get involved and meet new people through student clubs, student government, activities, and sports.

Vehicles and Parking
Be sure to familiarize yourself with all of the vehicle and parking policies of IHCC, as these must be followed. This page also includes a parking map and information on how to acquire required parking stickers.

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