Part of the 15-member Iowa community college system, Indian Hills CC covers 10 counties in the southeastern part of the state and was established in 1966. While these 10 counties supply the majority of students at Indian Hills Community College, there are a number of coeds from around the state and country at IHCC. The primary locations of IHCC are in Centerville and Ottumwa.
Accreditation for Indian Hills Community College is provided by the North Central Association’s Higher Learning Commission to award associate degrees. The college also receives accreditation from the Iowa Dept. of Education. In addition to these overall accreditations, IHCC receives separate accreditation for the programs in Health Information Technology, Physical Therapy Assistant Coursework, Culinary Arts, Radiologic Tech, Automotive Tech and Aviation Maintenance Technology.
Indian Hills Community College students can receive three different types of degrees: the Associate of Arts, the Associate of Science and the Associate of Applied Science. The extensive roster of majors in the Arts & Sciences Department includes Accounting, Art and Design, Business, Chemistry, English, History, Journalism, Psychology and many others. The other major department is Health Occupations. Students can pursue degrees in Child Care Tech, Clinical Lab Assistant, Health Information Technology, Nursing, Massage and more. The Advanced Technologies Department will get students the most practical tools for their desired careers. Students can train to become an Admin Assistant, Automotive Technician, Computer Accountant, Aviation Technician, Ethanol Plant Technician, Viticulturist, Welder and Computer Programmer, among many other tech careers.
In addition to these degree and certificate programs, students of any ages and backgrounds can take classes in skill-building and continuing ed. IHCC is offering online classes to students who cannot make it to campus on a regular basis, as well as the opportunity for high school students to take courses before graduation for college credit.