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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Computer Technology ServSafe Certification Welding Classes Conversational Spanish  
Photonics Workshops - FREE! Coaching Industrial Painting Certificate American Sign Language

Vocational

Computer Technology

What Can My Computer Do for Me?
You've got your computer---now what do you do with it besides turning it on and playing Solitaire? This course is designed to introduce the user to the basic concepts of the computer, the internet, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). You will learn terminology associated with the computer, organize computer files, use the internet to look up tons of information, use Word to create documents, Excel to create worksheets, and PowerPoint to create great presentations and/or photo albums.

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Intro to Microsoft Excel
Learn the fundamentals to create worksheets and workbooks in order to track financial matters of a personal or business nature.

Jul 16 - Jul 16
19/YR*VOC*1570*105
Ottumwa Campus
Thur, 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Advanced Tech Ctr
Rm: 216 - $49.00
T. Reck

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Outlook Tips and Tricks

Outlook has many useful features that will allow you to do your work more effectively and efficiently. In this class we will discuss how to put the calendar to work for us, using delegates, organization, and more tips to put Outlook to work for you. These tips and tricks will allow you to get the most out of Outlook’s features with the least amount of fuss.

Aug 13 - Aug 13
19/YR*VOC*4202*102
Ottumwa Campus
Tue, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Tech Ctr
Rm: 216 - $25.00
T. Reck

Windows 10 - What's New

Take this class to get a running start with Windows 10 operating system. Learn to use the "Edge" versus Internet Explorer.  Discover task view and Snap Assist for windows management. Learn
about customization, managing user accounts, and Cortana, the new voice controlled assistant, along with many other features.

Oct 17 - Oct 17
20/YR*VOC*1494*101
Ottumwa Campus
Thur, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Tech Ctr
Rm: 216 - $35.00
W. Shilling

Overcoming Computerphobia (Windows 10, Office 2016)

Overcome your lingering fears and frustrations to discover the useful and efficient side of computers. Learn at a relaxed pace with a compatible group of beginning computer users. Get a basic overview of what makes your computer operate, organize your computer files (pictures, bills, etc), learn to write basic letters and emails, and using the Internet in this beginning package. Class is limited to 12 students for hands-on assistance from the instructor.

Sept 24 - Sept 26
20/YR*VOC*1494*102
Ottumwa Campus
Tue & Thur, 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Advanced Tech Ctr
Rm: 216 - $50.00
T. Reck

Outlook Basics (Microsoft)

Do your emails pile up in your inbox?  Are you overwhelmed by emails, meetings, and to-do lists? Do you get frustrated missing those important emails?  In this course you'll learn how to manage the wave of emails, organize your mail, create folders and archives, how to keep  track of your contacts and how to use Outlook's Calendar features. Find out how to customize Outlook so it perfectly meets your needs, and discover how to automate your work with rules. Whether you're new to Outlook or you've been using it for years, you're sure to learn something useful!

Oct 22 - Oct 22
20/YR*VOC*4202*101
Ottumwa Campus
Tue, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Tech Ctr
Rm: 216 - $30.00
T. Reck

Top Time Saving Tricks in Excel

When working in Excel, have you ever thought, “There has to be a better way to do this?” This class will review some of the top time saving tips and tricks in Excel that are guaranteed to save you time!  Making numbered lists are just a click and drag away.  Did you know you can make a chart from your data with one key?  This class will show you ways to dazzle those you work with!

Nov 19 - Nov 19
20/YR*VOC*1570*101
Ottumwa Campus
Tue, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Tech Ctr
Rm: 216 - $30.00
T. Reck

Job Seeking 101: Cover Letter & Resume Writing

Learn how to create a professional cover letter and resume. Please be prepared with job history, education, and other important information and bring it with you to this course. A flash drive will be provided to each student at class so they can store all work completed to take home.

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Internet/Email Safety

This is an informational class about safety on the Internet.  Learn about internet hackers, identity scams and phishing, viruses and other threats. 

Dec 09 - Dec 09
20/YR*VOC*1021*101
Ottumwa Campus
Mon, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Tech Ctr
Rm: 216 - $35.00
W. Shilling

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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.  

Jul 12 - Jul 12
19/YR*VOC*3077*111
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Arts & Science Bldg
Rm: 102 - $199.00
H. Peralta

Sept 06 - Sept 06
20/YR*VOC*3077*101
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Arts & Science Bldg
Rm: 102 - $199.00
H. Peralta

Nov 01- Nov 01
20/YR*VOC*3077*102
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Arts & Science Bldg
Rm: 102 - $199.00
H. Peralta

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Coaching Authorization

This class is set up with 12 hours of face to face class time and additional online course work and is designed to enable you to meet the state requirements to make application to the IA Board of Education Examiners for Coaching Authorization.

After successful completion of this course and all the forms (application for coaching authorization, certificates, all background check forms) and the required fees have been sent to the Board of Educational Examiners your application will be processed.   

The background check forms that must be submitted with the Application for Coaching includes a waiver, fingerprint card and fingerprinting instructions, and instruction for criminal history record check procedures. These forms will be provided in class, or can be obtained by contacting the Board of Educational Examiners at 515-281-3483.  Finger printing can be done at your local law enforcement center or at the office of the Board of Educational Examiners. 

 **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 are interested in registering for this class.  Class cost is $390.00 and classes will be offered starting in February, June and October. 

Jun 15 - Jun 19
19/YR*VOC*3187*102
Ottumwa Campus
Sat, June 15th 9 AM - 3 PM, Mon & Wed June 17 & 19 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Bennett Student Success Ctr
Rm: 100 - $390.00
S. Dent

Oct 09 - Oct 23
20/YR*VOC*3187*101
Ottumwa Campus
Face to Face dates: Oct. 9, 14, 21, 23 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Bennett Student Success Ctr
Rm: 100 - $390.00
S. Dent

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.

Classes below are held on North Ottumwa Campus in the Aviation Bldg, room 51 and instructed by R. Guffey. Classes are held on Thursdays 6:00PM - 8:00PM. Tuition $99.00

Aug 01 - Aug 29
19/YR*VOC*3024*101-No Class Thursday, Aug. 22.

Nov 04 - Nov 25
20/YR*VOC*3024*102

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

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Industrial Painting Certificate

The Indian Hills Community College Industrial Painting Certification is achieved by completing all three courses. Participants will also receive the EPA National Area Source Rule painter training certification. This covers 40CFR Part 63, subpart HHHHHH, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): Paint Removing and Miscellaneous Surface Coatings Operations at Area Sources.

Complete Certificate

Oct 01 - Dec 17
20/YR*VOC*3188*101
North Campus
Tue & Thur, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Rm: 15 - $555.00
S. Garrett

Introduction to Refinishing

Oct 01 - Oct 15
20/YR*VOC*3138*101
North Campus
Tue & Thur, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Rm: 15 - $185.00
S. Garrett

Refinishing Methods and Applications

Nov 05 - Nov 19
20/YR*VOC*3189*101
North Campus
Tue & Thur, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Rm: 15 - $185.00
S. Garrett

Detailing and Custom Painting

Dec 03 - Dec 17
20/YR*VOC*3132*101
North Campus
Tue & Thur, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Rm: 15 - $185.00
S. Garrett

Language

Conversational Spanish 

Conversational Spanish is an introductory Spanish course which emphasizes listening comprehension and speaking communication in a variety of topics at a basic level. The course is intended for students with no previous or very little knowledge of the Spanish language. The purpose of this course is to further the students’ conversational skills in Spanish for either professional or personal purposes. In addition to new vocabulary, reading and writing may be done as reinforcement to oral communication skills. This course will provide multiple real-life scenarios where the students will have to show how to apply the concepts learned throughout the course. Students will also be exposed to the culture of some of the Spanish-speaking countries in the world. Take this opportunity to start learning a new language and be able to communicate better with your friends and neighbors. 

Sept 04 - Oct 16
20/YR*VOC*3389*101
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Advanced Tech Ctr
Rm:111A - $129.00
E. Cabrrera-Tello

Advanced Conversational Spanish 

Keep building your Spanish skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, vocabulary, and grammar at the advanced beginner level with this course.  Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to communicate in correct Spanish at the advanced beginner level.  Students and the Instructor will discuss/debate a variety of topics of their interest.  Students will read stories, watch videos, listen to songs, participate in fun theater plays, etc.  Have fun while learning Spanish.

Oct 23 - Dec 04
20/YR*VOC*3389*102
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Advanced Tech Ctr
Rm:111A - $129.00
E. Cabrrera-Tello

American Sign Language

This “hands-on” course introduces the participants to American Sign Language with basic grammar, vocabulary, fingerspelling, numbers, Deaf History and information relating to Deaf Culture. The instructor has over 30 years of experience as a Sign Language Interpreter.

Oct 07 - Oct 28
20/YR*ELI*1001 101
Ottumwa Campus
Mon, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Tech Ctr
Rm:110 - $100.00
L. Bishop

Intermediate Sign Language 

This course is a continuation of ASL I. Participants will increase their vocabulary as well as expressive and receptive signing skills through instruction and various activities. Pre-requisite: ASL I or with permission from the instructor.

Nov 04 - Nov 25
20/YR*ELI*1001 102
Ottumwa Campus
Mon, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Tech Ctr
Rm:110 - $100.00
L. Bishop


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If you have any questions regarding the courses below contact

Greg Kepner at 641-683-5284 or Shannon Stevens at 641-683-5312

Laser Material Processing Workshop
This Laser Material Processing workshop will include an introduction to light and lasers, laser safety, and laser applications. There will be a focus on the application of lasers in a variety of manufacturing processes. There will be several hands-on laser material processing laboratory activities in etching, cutting, and welding. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear about the utilization of lasers in manufacturing operations from industry representatives. Tours of area companies will be the highlighted. This workshop is intended for educators or industry professionals and made possible through funding from a National Science Foundation ATE grant DUE #1400561. Two GPAEA recertification credits are available for $70. Limited to 12 participants.

Jun 10 – Jun 14
Ottumwa Campus, Advanced Tech  Ctr
Mon - Fri, 8:00AM – 4:00PM, No registration fee 
F. Reed

Advanced Laser Material Processing Course
This Laser Material Processing course (VOC 3388) is a hybrid, online course that will include an introduction to light & lasers, laser safety, and the study of a variety of laser applications and includes one week of hands-on laser material processing labs with industrial grade equipment. Learning units will include laser welding, marking, cutting, drilling, forming, engraving, cleaning, and micromachining. Attendees will have the opportunity to see demonstrations of lasers in operation and learn about manufacturing processes from industry representatives. Tours of area companies will be included. This course is intended for educators or industry professionals and made possible through funding from a National Science Foundation ATE grant DUE #1400561. Three GPAEA recertification credits are available for $105. Limited to 12 participants.

Jul 08 – Jul 12
Ottumwa Campus, Advanced Tech Ctr
Mon - Fri, 8:00AM – 4:00PM, No registration fee
F. Reed

Fundamentals of Photonics Workshop
Photonics is the science and technology of light generation, control, and detection. Some say the 21st century will depend on photonics as much as the 20th century depended on electronics. This Fundamentals of Photonics workshop includes an explanation of the nature and properties of light and lasers and optical components. Laser theory and operation along with descriptions of typical laser application examples will be explored. An overview of laser safety will be emphasized. “Hands-on” laser and optics laboratory activities will be included in this workshop. Workshop participants will have a better understanding of photonics technology and the use of photonics in everyday life. This workshop is intended for educators or industry professionals and made possible through funding from a National Science Foundation ATE grant DUE #1400561. One GPAEA recertification credit is available for $35. Limited to 20 participants.

Aug 05 - Aug 06
Ottumwa Campus, Advanced Tech Ctr
Mon - Tue, 8:00AM – 4:00PM, No registration fee
F. Reed

 

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.