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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Vocational

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. 

Jun 21- Jun 29
21/YR*VOC*3187*102
Classroom/Online
Mon & Tue, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
$390.00
Lindsay Michel & Kristen Mayson

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.

Check back for future classes!

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


Educational

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
21/YR*VOC*3267*101
$75.00
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).

Aug 02 - Aug 03
21/YR*VOC*1567*101
Ottumwa Campus
Mon & Tue, 8:00AM - 4:00PM
$50.00
Greg Kepner

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Fundamentals of Photonics Institute

This Fundamentals of Photonics Institute will provide participants with basic photonics theory and concepts supported by hands-on laboratory activities, an overview of the photonics industry (including tours) and photonics related careers, and a review of photonics curriculum. Participants will learn about the characteristics of light and lasers. Each participant will receive a “Light & Optics Experiment Kit” (valued at $100) and a $500 travel stipend. Two recertification credits are available through GPAEA.  This institute is co-sponsored by the Micro Nano Technology Education Center (NSF DUE #2000281) and the Developing Photonics Education project (NSF DUE #1800935).

Jul 12 - Jul 15
21/YR*VOC*3388*101
Ottumwa Campus
Mon - Thurs, 8:00AM - 4:00PM
$50.00
Greg Kepner

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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


 

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: Amy.Hammack@indianhills.edu 

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.