Re-Licensure Programs

Re-Licensure Programs contain courses that meet the re-licensure requirements for careers outside of health occupations. For Health Re-Licensure Programs, please visit the Health Programs tab.

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Childcare Classes

These childcare classes are each approved for 2 CEU’s of continuing education for DHS licensed childcare professionals and are approved for training contact hours for other childcare providers through the Iowa Childcare Provider Training Registry.

These courses are FREE to all childcare providers in the home daycare, community daycare and pre-school settings. Other community childcare providers are welcome to attend. These classes are sponsored by Indian Hills Community College and the Iowa/Jefferson/Keokuk County Early Childhood Board. All of the classes are held at the IHCC Service Center, 112 S. Court St, Fairfield.

Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development

While there is much information made available to adults about children’s development generally – including physical, mental, and emotional, adults frequently know less about what to expect in terms of children’s sexual development.  This increases the likelihood that adults may respond to children’s behaviors and questions in ways that communicate blame and shame.  Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development is intended to give participants accurate information about children’s sexual development as well as help develop the skills and comfort to promote healthy behaviors and respond to children’s questions. 

Sept 12 - Sept 12
Thur, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
M. Comfort, Early Childhood Educator

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Infants, toddlers, preschool, and school age children “learn” nutrition, physical activity and other health behaviors by observing and imitating adults. Childcare providers will experience ‘less than ideal’ role modeling, will hear and see parents’ opinions of role modeling, and will develop an action plan to foster more positive role modeling to help children engage in more health promoting behaviors and practices.

Oct 09 - Oct 09
Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
S. Sprouse, MSN, RN, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness

Exploring Mental Health Disorders in Infancy and Early Childhood

A baby’s social and emotional development are the foundation to all other aspects of development as the brain architecture is increasing and evolving.  Mental health disorders in young children can be difficult to distinguish but recognition and treatment are vital to influencing a child’s development, personality, educational achievements and their potential to live satisfying and productive lives. In this session we will explore how early childhood educators can help identify mental health issues in the children they care for and what resources are available.

Nov 07 - Nov 07
Thur, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
S. Crill, DNP, ARNP, CPNP-PC, University of Iowa Child Health Specialty Clinic-Ottumwa Regional Center

Learning through STEAM

In this session participants will learn about fun and educational preschool STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) learning opportunities and resources. Inspiring children through STEAM brings out the natural-born scientist in every child! 

Dec 10 - Dec 10
Tue, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
A. Michel, Early Childhood Consultant, GPAEA

The Period of Purple Crying

This program will help caregivers understand the frustrating features of crying in normal, healthy infants that can lead to shaking or abuse. The program provides the opportunity for participants to learn about the Period of Purple Crying and support caregivers in their understanding of early increased infant crying while providing strategies to reduce crying.

Jan 09 - Jan 09
Thur, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
M. Lauderman, RN, BSM, MSN, Jefferson County Public Health

Fun Learning Activities that Stimulate Developmentally Appropriate Skills

Childcare professionals familiar with the Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ-3 & ASQSE-2) will find this session particularly helpful but its content will be beneficial to all childcare providers.  In this program we will look at how you can create skill development activities with every day, at-home items that can be tied to the skills within the Ages and Stages Questionnaire.  We will help providers identify what types of skills are learned through daily activities and play with simple objects.

Feb 04 - Feb 04
Tue, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
L. Godwin, SEIDA Parents as Teachers Program Manager

Flora, Fauna, and Family Engagement

Research highlights the positive outcomes for children when early childhood professionals and their programs engage more collaboratively with families. Learn how you can combine the increased emphasis on outdoor nature-based play experiences for children with family engagement. Explore what it means to engage families, discover new outdoor nature-based play resources, and create an action plan that builds upon high quality best practices.

Mar 12 - Mar 12
Thur, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
J. Rouse, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life 

Games On!  Learning through Games 

There is no need to make excuses for playing games in a quality Early Childhood program as research shows that many of the classic games we associate with early childhood help with cognitive development as well as provide practice in gross motor, language and social skills.  We will play some old favorites, learn some new games and together discover all the standards/objectives that can be met in the process.  We will look at how to implement games during the day and ways to insure a successful Family Game Night.

Apr 07 - Apr 07
Tue, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
V. Parker, Retired Consultant, GPAEA

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Cosmetology Classes

The Cosmetology classes will be held on the Ottumwa Campus in the Bennett Student Services Center, room 100 and instructed by S. Besch. Continental breakfast and box lunch will be provided for this class. Please let us know of any diet restrictions in advance.

With the Change of Color of the Falling Leaves

‘Change brings on opportunity, opportunity to look at ourselves in a new way.’ We will teach you the newest techniques in color and cuts on makeover participants directly from the audience.  You will see how new techniques can apply to your everyday client. We all love to see the before and after, we can all make a difference!  Don't miss out and you may be eligible for the makeover! If you would like to be in the running for a makeover contact Stacy via email with photos.  Stacy will also be including motivation in her program to have us living a better life and making an impact on our clients.

Oct 14 - Oct 14
Ottumwa Campus
Mon, 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Bennett Service Ctr
Rm: 100 - $80.00
S. Besch

Iowa Law and Sanitation

Law & Sanitation will include 2 hours of fun learning with modern game shows!  Discover new laws and ways to keep up on sanitation. 

Oct 14 - Oct 14
Ottumwa Campus
Mon, 12:30PM - 2:30PM
Bennett Service Ctr
Rm: 100 - $30.00
S. Besch

Electrical Re-Licensure

Classes will be held at the Ottumwa Campus in the Advanced Technology bldg., room 111A and will be instructed by R. Chambers. Participants will need to bring a copy of the 2017 NEC, highlighters, notebook and pencils.

Commercial & Industrial Wiring 
This 8 hour class covers the National Electrical Code requirements for commercial, institutional and industrial wiring beginning with general requirements and continuing through branch circuit, feeder and service installation, grounding and bonding, conductor sizing and installation, overcurrent protection, box and conduit sizing, conduit and raceway types and installation rules, cable tray requirements, switches and receptacles, panelboard's, luminaries, appliances, electrical heating
equipment, motors, air conditioners, equipment disconnecting means, and requirements for transformer installations. Also covered are requirements for optional stand by systems, Class 1,
2, and 3 remote and signaling systems and communications systems.

Oct 05 - Oct 05
Sat, 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Grounding & Bonding 
This 6-hour interactive course is designed for those who wish to better understand grounding and bonding of electrical systems and equipment. The PowerPoint presentation is based on the Soares
Book on Grounding, and has been completely revised to coordinate with the 2017 NEC. The class will explain the fundamentals and practice of grounding and bonding in easily understood language
using hundreds of color illustrations and photos.

Oct 25 - Oct 25
Fri, 8:00AM - 2:30PM

Voltage Drop Calculations 
This 2 hour interactive class covers ampacity calculations for conductors in residential,
commercial, and industrial applications, including derating for ambient temperature,
number of conductors in a raceway or cable, and installations on rooftops. 

Oct 25 - Oct 25
Fri, 2:30PM - 4:30PM

Plumbing/HVAC/Mechanical Re-Licensure

Plumbing / HVAC / Mechanical re-licensure classes are offered on the IHCC campuses by The CEU Authority. Course registration is through CEU Authority’s website at For more information on any of the classes or registration contact Audrey Pins at or (515) 333-1293.

*A discounted rate of $275 will apply if you register for the first 8 hours, a discounted rate of $325 will be applied automatically if you register for the whole day*

The following classes will be held on Wed, Sept 4, 2019 on the Ottumwa Campus in the Advanced Technology bldg, room 111A. 

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

8:00AM - 10:00AM
Tuition - $79.00

Construction Safety Focus Four
OSHA’s “Focus Four” (falls, caught-in or between, stuck-by, and electrocution) will be the focus of the seminar. This seminar is designed to help workers recognize, avoid, and protect themselves from those types of accidents most commonly involved in construction workplace fatalities. This course is good for 2 CEU's of Safety for the Iowa Plumbing or Mechanical License's.

10:00AM - 12:00PM
Tuition - $79.00

Math for the Trades
This course will dive into the basic rules for math (measurements, symbols, pipe/duct geometry), formulas, angle measures, conversion of measurement units and more. This course is approved for 4 discipline hours in any of the four plumbing/mechanical licenses for the State of Iowa.

1:00PM - 5:00PM
Tuition - $149.00

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. This course is good for 2 CEU's of plumbing for the Iowa Plumbing License.

5:00PM - 7:00PM
Tuition - $79.00

The following classes will be held on Wed, Nov 13, 2019 on the Ottumwa Campus in the Advanced Technology bldg, room 111A. 

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 CEUs of plumbing code for the Iowa Plumbing License.

Tuition - $79.00

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.

Tuition - $79.00

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. Course Value: This course is approved for 4 discipline hours in any of the four plumbing/mechanical licenses for the State of Iowa.

Tuition - $149.00

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.

Tuition - $79.00

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Real Estate

In partnership with the Iowa Association of Realtors we are offers the classes listed below.  To register and pay for these classes go to or call 515-309-9333.

Law Update

The purpose of this mandatory Law Update course is to ensure licensees review important areas of law that significantly impact their day-to-day real estate business.  This course includes group discussion and activities about Agency, Broker obligations to clients, Education Requirements, Real Estate terms, Federal Laws, Code of Iowa, Real Estate Commission violations, Contracts, Trust Accounts, Advertising, RESPA, ADA, Fair Housing, and more.    


During this course licensees will identify the major ethical issues and problems within their industry.  They will then design and apply a method to deal with those issues.  During this course students will learn to be sensitive to the origin of their own and others' value system, be sensitive to the many responses possible to ethical dilemmas, accept responsibility for their own ethical decision-making and value the importance of leadership in ethical decision-making. 

“It’s All Your Fault!” – Avoiding the Blame Game

This course will review contract writing, and how thorough and thoughtful drafting can avoid Realtor liability. We will explore areas that can result in Realtor liability, such as: fraud; failure to disclose; mistake; personal injury; and criminal liability. We will review real cases where Realtors have been found liable for a buyer or seller’s damage, and we will discuss how these issues could have been avoided. We will also review the agency duties that are imparted on Realtors and explore how to effectively uphold said duties. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the pitfalls of their practice, and how to avoid suits or claims in the future.   


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hammack_profileGeneral Interest Programs, Youth Camps, & Personal Development Programs:

Amy Hammack, Coordinator
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

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


reeves_profileCourt 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



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.