Non-Credit Certificates

Students completing these courses will earn a non-credit certificate that can be used as proof of program completion and basic skill level attainment in a subject area applicable to local employment.

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Class Options!

Medication Manager  & Aid

Dental Expanded Functions

CT Certificate Program

CNA Class & Testing

Intro to Mammography Phlebotomy LPN IV Therapy  Intro to MRI
      Nurse Aide (CNA) Refresher

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Other Health Non-Credit Certificate Programs

Medication Manager

This course is designed to prepare individuals to safely administer non-parenteral medications in a fifteen bed or less residential facility, child care facility, or a supervised living apartment or in an assisted living facility.  Emphasis is placed on the safe administration of medications and observation of obvious medication reactions. This program includes all lab/clinical time so students successful in the program leave ready to function in a medication manager capacity.   

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Medication Aid

This 58 hour course consists of 48 classroom hours (six 8 hour days) and a minimum of 10 clinical hours. The purpose of this course is to prepare individuals to safely administer non-parenteral medications in agencies/facilities licensed by DIA. The emphasis is on safe administration and students are provided with classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences to assist in achieving the course competencies. 

Clinical must be completed at the student’s place of employment where the student must be supervised by an RN there assigned to directly supervise actual medication administration to satisfy the clinical requirements.

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Tuition: $545.00

Course Pre-Requisites

 


Intro to Mammography

This program introduces the modality of mammography and describes the roles and responsibilities of a mammographer. Radiographic imaging of the breast will be discussed. Topics of study include anatomy of the breast, recommended guidelines for mammography, the mammographic equipment utilized and quality control measures conducted to assure quality examinations.

Prerequisites

Participants should be a registered radiologic technologist or a graduate from an accredited program.

Program Details

Students will complete a variety of learning activities in this on-line program. Students will have 12 weeks to complete the course.

Tuition: $350.00

Textbook

It is the student’s responsibility to acquire the needed textbook. The book is available for purchase through the IHCC bookstore @: www.indianhills.edu/bookstore or through a variety of on-line sources.

Certificate

Students successfully completing this program will receive a certificate of completion from IHCC.

Preregistration

Students may register for this course at the beginning of each academic term.

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Students may drop up two weeks after the first day of the term and receive a full refund by contacting Lori Reeves. After that date no refund will be given.


Intro to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

This program is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the field of magnetic resonance imaging. It will include an overview of the history and development of MRI. Topics of study will include patient care, imaging procedures and sequence parameters and options, data acquisition and processing, and physical principles of image formation. Basic cross sectional anatomy will be discussed.

Prerequisites

Participants should be a registered radiologic technologist or a graduate from an accredited program.

Program Details
Students will complete a variety of learning activities in this on-line program. Students will have 12 weeks to complete the course.

Tuition: $350.00

Textbook

It is the student’s responsibility to acquire the needed textbook. The book is available for purchase through the IHCC bookstore @: www.indianhills.edu/bookstore or through a variety of on-line sources.

Certificate

Students successfully completing this program will receive a certificate of completion from IHCC.

Preregistration

Students may register for this course at the beginning of each academic term.

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Students may drop up two weeks after the first day of the term and receive a full refund by contacting Lori Reeves. After that date no refund will be given.


Nurse Aide (CNA) Certification Program

This course introduces the student to the knowledge, skills, and communication techniques to function as an accountable member of the health care team in a variety of healthcare settings including long term care facilities. Classroom theory, laboratory practice, and clinical experience will be incorporated to prepare the student to address the patient’s physical, social, and emotional needs. Students successfully completing this course will be awarded a CNA 75-hour course certificate. Students will also be prepared to take the State written and skills exams to be placed on the Iowa Direct Care Workers Registry should they desire.

All courses are held on the Ottumwa Campus at the Rosenman Center, room 46 in the lower level. They will be held Mon – Thurs, class time: 7:45AM - 3:15PM (class-first eight days) and clinical is currently being simulated in lab and students will complete 2 days from 7:45 am to 3:45 pm.  Depending on course enrollment, these two days will be either Mon/Tue or Wed/Thur the last week of class. 

Mandatory orientation will be held at 1:00 pm on the Tuesday before the class starts in room 126 in the Rosenman Training Center.

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Tuition: $599.00
Books: $91.00
Fees: $20.00
Background Check: $20.00
Total: $730.00*  (This price does not include Registry Testing)

*Tuition assistance for the CNA Program may be available through the GAP Tuition Assistance program. Depending upon financial eligibility students may be eligible for full or partial assistance with training costs, call 641-683-5149 for details.

Prerequisites: 

  1. 16 years old at time of enrollment
  2. Ability to read, write and speak English (State requirement)
  3. Possess or be currently working toward a high school diploma or equivalent.
  4. State Criminal and Abuse Background Check. The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals requires a State check and verification be done through Iowa Department of Human Services. The form to complete this will be handed out at the MANDATORY ORIENTATION. If you believe there is a reason your background check will be flagged by the state, you will need to click on the State Background Checkbutton below to download the Criminal background check form prior to orientation. You will need to fill it out, sign it and return it to us immediately. You will not be allowed to attend clinical until your background checks has been cleared by the state which can take a couple of weeks. If the State Background check and verification is more than 30 days old, it is not valid for the CNA program and will need to be repeated at the $20.00 fee.
  5. Physical Examination. Physical with immunization and a two-step TB testing (PPD) completed prior to the course is required. Click on the Physical Examination Formbutton below to download the physical form. You are required to turn in the completed physical to your instructor at the MANDATORY ORIENTATION. All documentation must be transferred onto the physical form, please do not attach documentation to it. The form must be signed by a practitioner (ARNP, PA , MD, DO) after the form is completely filled out and your physical is complete. Students without completed forms will not be allowed to start the CNA class.

 State Background Check

 Physical Examination Form

All nurse aide classes will have a registration deadline of 12:00pm on the Monday preceding the start date of class. 

In order to qualify for a refund, you must cancel your registration 3 business days before the start of your class. Charges will still be assessed to your account if you do not show up for the class or cancel within the required time frame. Exceptions will be made only in extreme circumstances. To cancel a registration, call us at 1-800-346-4413.  

CNA Registry Skills Testing - Examination fee: $115.00

IHCC offers the CNA Skills Registry Examinations on every other Friday throughout the year. No walk-ins will be allowed for the exam. Students who fail to cancel with 3 business days notice or do not show will forfeit their testing fee. The skills examinations will be completed on the IHCC Ottumwa Campus at the Rosenman Center, room 46. Students must wear plain scrubs with no prints, and must show a photo ID.

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All students must be registered by 12:00pm on the Monday before skills testing dates to test that Friday.

CNA Registry Written Examination - Examination fee:  $60.00

IHCC offers the CNA Written Registry Examination by one-on one- appointment through our Testing Center in Trustee Hall. The written examinations are computerized.  After registering and paying, students will need to call the testing center at 641-683-5142 or 1-800-726-2585 x 5142 to schedule an appointment to take the test. Students will also need to provide proof of payment to the testing center before taking the test. Candidates must show a photo ID to test.  

When registering select the CNA written test that applies to you. If this is your first attempt this year choose the CNA Written Exam 1st Attempt. If you failed the first attempt and are taking the testing again choose the CNA Written Exam 2nd Attempt. If you failed the first two attempts and this is your final attempt choose the CNA Written Exam 3rd Attempt. 

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LPN IV Expanded Therapy

Background: The Iowa Board of Nursing rules for nursing practice of the registered nurse and the licensed practical nurse are found in 655 IAC Chapter 6.  Chapter 6 identifies the scope of practice of the registered nurse and the licensed practical nurse.  Effective November 11, 1998, a licensed practical nurse who has completed a board-approved intravenous therapy course offered by a board-approved provider of continuing education will be permitted to perform procedures related to an expanded scope of administration of intravenous therapy in a licensed hospital, a licensed skilled nursing facility and a certified end-stage renal dialysis unit.

Course Description:  This course is designed to prepare the licensed practical nurse to perform procedures related to the expanded scope of intravenous therapy, using a peripheral intravenous catheter, a midline catheter and a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC line), in a licensed hospital, a licensed skilled nursing facility and a certified end-stage renal dialysis unit as identified in 655 IAC Chapter 6.  Major emphasis is placed on the specialized skills needed to provide intravenous therapy related to the expanded scope of the licensed practical nurse for clients who are age 12 or older and for clients who weigh 80 pounds or more. 

  • Current unrestricted Iowa license to practice as a licensed practical nurse
  • Documentation of 1040 hours of practice as a licensed practical nurse
  • Employment in a licensed hospital, a licensed skilled nursing facility or a certified end-stage renal dialysis unit whose policies allow the licensed practical nurse to perform procedures related to the expanded scope of intravenous therapy. 

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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
Email: [email protected] 

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.