Indian Hills Community College (IHCC) is a public post–secondary institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA), 30 North LaSalle St. Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (800) 621-7440. IHCC is also accredited by the Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146, (515) 281-8260.
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR STATE AUTHORIZATION RECIPROCITY AGREEMENT (NC-SARA)
Indian Hills Community College is an institutional participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), a voluntary and regional method to oversee distance education. As a result of Indian Hills Community College’s participation in SARA and approved by its home state of Iowa, Indian Hills Community College may offer distance education programs in SARA member states without further approval from the individual state. SARA only applies to distance education and does not cover instruction provided on-ground at any of Indian Hills Community College’s campuses. www.nc-sara.org
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IHCC programs are approved by the Division of Veterans and Military Education, Iowa Department of Education, for veterans education benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
In addition, numerous IHCC programs are accredited and several others are seeking accreditation:
The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 233 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2150, Chicago, IL 60601-5800, (312) 233-1100.
The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Indian Hills Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; telephone: (703) 706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.
The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-2901, (312) 704-5300.
The Nursing programs are approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing, Riverpoint Business Park, 400 SW Eight St. Suite B, Des Moines, IA 50309-4685, (515) 281-3255.
The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), and Paramedic programs are authorized as an Iowa EMS Training Program by the Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, Iowa, 50309, (800) 728-3367.
The Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs - 25400 U.S. Highway 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33763 727-210-2350 www.caahep.org
IHCC is a Federal Aviation Administration–approved aviation training facility; the Aviation Pilot Training program is Part 141 approved, while the Aviation Maintenance Technology program is Part 147 approved. The FAA may be contacted at 6500 S. MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169, (405) 954-0138.
The Culinary Arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation, 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095, (800) 624-9458.
The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449, (301) 652-2682.
The Early Childhood Associate program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1313 L. Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 232-8777.
The Clinical Laboratory Assistant program is approved through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, (773) 714-8880.
The Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, (773) 714-8880.
The Dental Hygiene program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialize accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. Should any member of the public wish to contact the commission regarding the accreditation status of this program they may do so by writing to: Commission on Dental Accreditation 211 East Chicago Avenue 1900, Chicago, IL 60611. https://www.ada.org/en/coda
The Dental Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.
The High School concurrent enrollment program is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships can be contacted at (919) 593-5205, or at PO Box 578, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. www.nacep.org.
Indian Hills Community College (IHCC) desires to resolve student grievances, complaints, and concerns in an expeditious, fair, and amicable manner. Students who reside within or outside of the State of Iowa, while attending IHCC, who desire to resolve a grievance, should follow the college’s Grievance and Appeals Procedures, as described in the Student Services section of the Indian Hills Community College Catalog (www.indianhills.edu/catalog). However, if an issue cannot be resolved internally, a student may file a complaint as described below.
In compliance with the language passed in the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) conducted a Negotiated Rule Making Process in 2010. Institutions offering distance education must provide enrolled and prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with its accrediting agency and with the appropriate state agency for handling complaints in the student's state. Information on Indian Hills Community College’s regional accreditation agency, followed by a state-by-state list of the agencies in each state responsible for complaints regarding out-of-state distance education programs may be found at the link below.