Health Programs

Browse through a large variety of courses that are designed to meet the re-licensure requirements for various health professions. Please look at individual course descriptions to see which professions' requirements are satisfied be each course.

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General Health OT-PT Massage Therapy AHA Skills Check-Off
ACLS/PALS Dental Continuing Education  Legacy Cancer Conference 


Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care

The purpose of this class is to provide fundamental education on dementia and dementia care to enhance the quality of life of dementia patients. The program will also foster sensitivity and respect for the dementia client, teach communication techniques, and provide sensitive approaches for assisting Alzheimer’s and dementia patients with activities of daily living.

Individuals meeting prerequisite requirements and completing this course will be eligible to apply to the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners for Certification (NCCDP) as a Certified Dementia Practitioner® (CDP®) (at an additional cost)

Aug 10 - Aug 10
Ottumwa Campus 
Wed, 8:00AM-5:00PM
(with an hour for lunch on your own) 
Advanced Tech Ctr, Rm: 111A 
Tuition: $128.00, Book included

Nov 09 - Nov 09
Ottumwa Campus 
Wed, 8:00AM-5:00PM
(with an hour for lunch on your own) 
Advanced Tech Ctr, Rm: 111A 
Tuition: $128.00, Book included

Instructor: Sarah Stanisz, CDP, CADDCT, CDCM is the Education Director at Arbor Springs of West Des Moines and a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Trainer.  She has a Bachelor’s degree from Iowa State and almost 20 years of experience in dementia care in the long-term care/skilled nursing field.

Legacy Cancer Conference

The purpose of this conference is to give healthcare providers knowledge and tools needed to enhance the care they provide to patients with cancer.   


The State of Immunotherapy in 2020- Dr. Josh Lukenbill

Oncology has been revolutionized by ‘immunotherapy’ or harnessing the power of the immune system to attack cancer cells. However, as with many revolutions, the rapidity of change has led to discovery of new challenges to parallel its successes. We will dive into the premise of these immunotherapy mechanisms, its clinical utility and potential toxicities. We also review tactics that we, a medical community, are formulating to overcome these new challenges in order to fully unlock the promise of immunotherapy.

Palliative Care in the Era of Hard to Die - Dr. Charles Goldman

New technologies--LVAD's for severe heart failure, non-invasive ventilation for those with COPD, and immunotherapy for various advanced cancers---are altering the natural history of disease in the chronically ill patient. While extending survival in cancer patients would seem to be an inherently good thing, the situation is not always that clear-cut. Living longer may mean suffering the complications of a cancer for a longer period of time or by our changing the biology of a disease, cancer patients live to experience new complications that are even more devastating than the ones seen in the past. We will discuss how we balance living the most days with living the greatest number of quality days.

Iowa’s Medical Cannabidiol Program: What Providers Need to Know- Owen Parker

Many people are not familiar with Iowa’s medical cannabidiol program, especially the role of the healthcare provider. This session will provide information on the program’s provisions as well as limitations and the roles, responsibilities and protections of the healthcare provider.

NEW DATE: Nov 6, 2020 
Ottumwa Campus 
Fri, 8:00AM-3:00PM
Registration starts at 7:30 AM -Registration deadline is  April 28, 2020 . Enrollment is limited, registration accepted on first come first serve basis.  Continental Breakfast and Lunch Provided
Rural Health, Rm: 108 
Tuition: Tuition covered courtesy of Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation & Robert McCune Endowment

The following will be awarded with 100% attendance:

  • 6 Contact hours for nursing approved by Iowa Board of Nursing, Provider #12
  • 7 CEH’s for all levels of EMS by Provider # 1500, EMS Sponsor # 20-1500-005 FE

For most other healthcare professions in Iowa, it is the licensees’ responsibility to determine if the continuing education programs they attend meet the requirements of their professional licensure board. As a courtesy, IHCC lists contact hours for other professions which we feel the class will meet continuing education requirements for.

  • 7 CEH’s for Social Work Continuing Education
  • 7 CEH’s for Nursing Home Administrators                 
  • 7 Contact hours for Residential Care Administrators
  • 7 CEH’s for Physical/Occupational Therapy               
  • 7 CEUs Activity Directors/Professionals

Acute Care and Emergency Certification Courses

ACLS Instructor

This course is designed for individuals wishing to become ACLS instructors. Students must have current AHA ACLS provider status, must become aligned with an AHA Training Center, must have an instructor recommendation from a Regional Faculty, Training Center Faculty, or the course coordinator/lead instructor from their last ACLS provider class. Preregistration is required. Preregistration deadline: March 3, 2020. Pre-course paperwork will be sent to registered participants.

Credit: 6.5 Contact hours for nursing or respiratory therapy, 7.5 CEH’s for EMS (FE) 

Jun 23 - Jun 23 
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Rosenman Ctr
Rm: 125 - $20.00

(Tuition - $150.00, Monitoring Fee - $75.00, Card Fee - $20.00, Instructor Manual - $220.00)

PALS Instructor

This course is designed for individuals wishing to become PAS instructors. Students must have current AHA PALS provider status, must become aligned with an AHA Training Center, must have an instructor recommendation from a Regional Faculty, Training Center Faculty, or the course coordinator/lead instructor from their last PALS provider class.  Preregistration is required. Preregistration deadline: March 18, 2020. Pre-course paperwork will be sent to registered participants.

Credit: 6.5 Contact hours for nursing or respiratory therapy, 7.5 CEH’s for EMS (FE) 

(Tuition - $150.00, Monitoring Fee - $75.00, Card Fee - $20.00, Instructor Manual - $220.00)

Please check back for future classes.

ACLS & PALS Instructor Renewal Opportunity

This time is designed to provide both ACLS and/or PALS instructors an opportunity to complete monitoring requirements for instructor renewal.  Although it is encouraged that instructors contact a Training Center Faculty to be monitored teaching an actual class, instructors who have been unable to do so may come and be monitored teaching a mock class at this session.  (Course tuition does not include applicable card fees.)

Credit: 3.0 Contact hours for nursing or respiratory therapy, 3.0 CEH’s for EMS (FE)

May 13 - May 13
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Rosenman Ctr
Rm: 125 - $20.00
L. Reeves

Other: Individuals must pay a $20.00 card fee per discipline when they renew their instructor card(s). 

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AHA HeartCode Skills Check-Offs

Individuals who complete the HeartCode BLS, HeartCode ACLS or HeartCode PALS programs on-line may contact IHCC to complete the required skills check-off to receive their card. (Students may access and pay for the HeartCode classes on-line directly with the AHA on their website.) The check-off will be scheduled one-on-one with an AHA Instructor. Students need to come prepared; remediation time is NOT included. Students who do not pass without remediation will need to take the entire course over or find remediation on their own and pay again to complete the skill check-off at a later date. Check offs need to be scheduled a minimum of 2 weeks in advance. Call 641-683-5211 for BLS or 641-683-5337 to schedule a check-off for ACLS or PALS.

Students must bring a copy of their certificate to the check-off.

Required skills:

BLS- $50 (includes Ecard)

Infant 1 & 2 person CPR

ACLS- $75 (includes Ecard)

Airway Management
1- Mega Code

PALS- $100 (includes Ecard)

Infant 1 & 2 person BLS
1- Cardiac Case Scenario
1- Shock or Respiratory Case Scenario

OT - PT Massage Therapy

The “Topics in Rehab” series of classes will focus on continuing education topics specifically of interest for professionals in the rehab professions. Each month will bring a new topic and a new speaker. Classes will be held on the Ottumwa Campus in the Rural Health Education Center, Room 108. Credit: 3 contact hours for PT, PTA, OT, OTA.

Fundamentals of Vestibular Rehabilitation

This course will review the anatomy of the vestibular system as well as discuss common vestibular disorders including BPPV and vestibular neuritis. Critical elements of the oculomotor exam and significance of oculomotor exam findings will be reviewed in the context of physical therapy practice. Treatment principles including canalith repositioning, gaze stabilization exercises, and balance training will also be addressed. A lab component will be included with time to practice oculomotor examination as well as positional testing and canalith repositioning maneuvers.

Presenter: Amy Yotty, PT, DPT, Senior Physical Therapist, Rehabilitation Therapies, University of Iowa Health Care

May 07 - May 07
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Grab & Grip- Assistive Technology Devices

This program will increase the awareness of how AT (Assistive Technology) can affect the life of a person with disabilities. The program will focus on grabbing and gripping aids for individuals with upper extremity limitations, pain limitations and anyone who desires to “Grab & Grip”! Assistive technology can have a significant range in cost and difficulty, including no-tech, low-tech and high-tech devices.

Presenter: Tracy Keninger MS, CRC, ATP & Kimberly Karwal MS, CRC, ATP, Easterseals of Iowa

May 14 - May 14
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

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Dental Continuing Education

Indian Hills is happy to announce the initiation dental continuing education courses for dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants.  Classes will be offered face-to-face on the IHCC campus or may be accessed live via webinar or taken after the fact as a prerecorded self-study versions of courses.  The self-study versions of courses will be available for 1 year after the course was initially held.  Students registering for the webinar version of the class will receive instructions the Monday before class on how to join as well as a required post-test, which must be completed and submitted within 2 weeks after class.  Students will need a minimum score on the post-test to receive course credit.

Self study students-once registered for the self study version of the class, participants will receive course materials within a few days and will have approximately 2 weeks to complete the course and submit course completion.

Registration Deadlines:

Face-to-Face: To Be Determined

Join Live Webinar: To Be Determined

Pre-recorded Self Study: To Be Determined

Opiates - "How to Protect Yourself and Your Patients from the Opiate Epidemic"

To Be Determined
Ottumwa Campus- Face to Face
Wed, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Rural Health Ctr 
Rm: 108 - $40.00

To Be Determined
Ottumwa Campus- Via Webinar
Wed, 6:30PM - 8:30PM

To Be Determined
Self Study

***Watch for upcoming classes happening March 25, 2020***

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Lori ReevesCourt Mandated, Professional Re-Licensure, & Short Term Health Certificates:

Lori Reeves, Coordinator
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5337 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5337

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.