Vocational Programs

Vocational courses provide various levels of exposure to skilled trades, but are typically not as long as full certificate programs.

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Spanish Classes ServSafe Certification Welding Classes Educational  

 Sign Language 


Please follow this link for any classes starting after September 1st to go to our new site.

New Continuing Education Site


ServSafe Certification

ServSafe Course/Testing is designated for foodservice owners, operators, managers and supervisors in order to achieve certification on food safety mandates and requirements. Materials have been developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The course fee includes the current edition of ServSafe Essentials, course materials and test. It is mandatory that you pick up the book prior to the class taking place. It is also recommended that you bring your lunch to this class. Note: If you have a group of people who need certification and live in the 10-county area, please call to set up a class in your area.  

If you would like to register for a ServSafe class, that will be held after Sept 1st, click on the link below to go to our new website.

Click here to view & register for a ServSafe class being held after Sept 1st.

Coaching Authorization

Coaching Authorization

This course is approved by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners. It is a 55 Hour comprehensive coaching education course that, upon successful completion, will provide you with the essential knowledge and credentials to earn your coaching authorization license.  This is a hybrid class, 12 hours of face to face classroom and the additional online course work completed at your own pace.  At the completion of the course work two tests will be taken with an 80% or better pass rate to receive the Coaching Authorization Certificate. 

Once our certificate is obtained you can complete your application for coaching authorization with the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners, completing all background check forms and submitting all the required fees at www.boee.iowa.gov/licauthorization/coaching-authorization 

**Indian Hills also offers CPR training** This course meets the coursework and CPR requirement for the state's coaching authorization application. 

Please contact Amy Hammack, 641-683-5216, if you have any questions.  Class cost is $390.00 and classes will be offered starting in February, June and October. 


If you would like to register for this Coaching Authorization class click on the link below to go to our new website.

Click here to view & register for the Coaching Authorization class.


Spanish Classes

Basic Medical Spanish

This course targets individuals in the medical area who want to learn basic phrases in Spanish as related to their daily activities. The instructor will introduce different topics such as greeting, patient privacy information, past medical history, instructions for the physical examination, general
treatment, and general vocabulary. Any non-Spanish speaker at any level can register in this course. Class will be held via Zoom to help promote everyone's continued safety.

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Please contact Amy Hammack, 641-683-5216 if you would like to setup a class at your organization or for future dates.


Intro to Blacksmithing

This is a one on one, two-hour class, where you will learn the basics to Blacksmithing. You will learn by doing hands on instruction in the use of the coal forge, anvil, and hand tools. Students will complete three projects, forging an S hook, wardrobe (or J) hook and a drive in hook. All material costs are included in the cost of the class. Once you have registered and paid online the instructor will contact you to schedule a date for your class.

Class will be located at Ye Old Crow Blacksmith Shoppe, Eldon, Iowa.

Registration is open
L. Crow

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Arduino Microcontroller Workshop

This Arduino Microcontrollers Workshop will provide participants with basic microcontroller theory and operation, hands-on laboratory activities, and a review of Arduino curriculum. Participants will learn how to write and modify code for Arduinos, interface sensors and output devices, and build, test, and troubleshoot circuits. Each participant will receive a “Sparkfun Inventor’s Kit” (valued at $110) and a $500 stipend. One recertification credit is available through GPAEA.  This workshop is co-sponsored by the Micro Nano Technology Education Center (NSF DUE #2000281).

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Welding Classes

Basic Welding

During this welding class, participants will have the opportunity to explore the different types of welding applications and how each application might best fit a particular project. There will be hands-on welding, so proper safety equipment is required. 

AWS Welding Certification

If you are an experienced welder and would like to move your career to the next level, this is your opportunity. Indian Hills Community College is now an American Welding Society (AWS) Accredited Test Facility (ATF). IHCC is now able to perform AWS Welding Certification Testing for welders. The AWS test will be performed on 3/8 inch steel in 3G and 4G positions. All weld tests are certified to the AWS D1.1 structural welding code.

Contact Amy Hammack, 641-683-5216, to schedule your testing date. Classes can be set up for up to 4 welders per class. Successful participants will receive a certificate stating they have obtained the AWS Certified Welder status. Classes are held on the North Ottumwa Campus in the Aviation Bldg, room 51 and instructed by J. Hopwood. Tuition $234.00

Plumbing Courses

Uniform Plumbing Code

What's New in the Uniform Plumbing Code
This course will walk you through many of the changes from the previous Plumbing code cycle to the current Plumbing code cycle. This will include: revisions, additions and deletions. Course Value: This course is good for 2 CEU's of plumbing code for the Iowa Plumbing License.

Confined Spaces in Construction
Details requirements of the OSHA 29CFR1926, Subpart AA - Confined Spaces in Construction. Course Value: This course is good for 2 CEUs of Safety for the Iowa Plumbing or Mechanical License/s.

Going Green: Plumbing and Mechanical Systems:
Energy, energy analysis, efficiency rating systems, conventional and alternative space and water heating, cooling, dehumidification, methods of offsetting heating and cooling requirements, and energy conservation measures will be the focus of the seminar. Value: This course is approved for 4 discipline hours for Iowa Plumbing, Mechanical, HVAC/R or Hydronics.

What's New in the Mechanical Code:
This course will cover significant changes from the previous Mechanical Code Cycle. Course Value: This course is good for 2 CEUs for the Iowa Mechanical License.

Register for these classes at https://calendar.theceuauthority.com/ or if you have questions contact CEU Authority at 515-333-1293.

April 5, 2022

Advanced Technology Center Room 112



What's New in the Uniform Plumbing Code

IA PMSB Plumbing Code


Confined Spaces in Construction

IA PMSB Safety


Going Green Plumbing and Mech Systems

IA PMSB Discipline


What's New in the Mechanical Code

IA PMSB Mech Code


Amy HammackAmy Hammack, Coordinator
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5216 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5216
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.