Continuing Education

New Knowledge. Big Opportunities.

Learning is for everyone at Indian Hills Community College. Earn a license or certification, complete required training hours for your career, or just have fun exploring new hobbies.

Continuing Education courses are what “community” colleges are all about — and that makes IHCC the perfect place to build, grow, and engage.

Healthcare & First Responder Career Training

If you have a heart for helping, you can become a certified healthcare hero in just a few short weeks!
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For Growth: Classes for Adults

At IHCC, you could learn how to...

  • Try a new art or craft
  • Train your dog
  • Play the piano
  • Master handgun safety
  • Keep your body fit and healthy
  • ...and more

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Commercial Driver Training

Start your Life.Changing. journey today!

  • Classes start every 9 weeks
  • Weekly - Sat, Sun
  • Location: North Campus
  • ...and more!

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Even More Online & Workplace Learning

In addition to our Continuing Education classes, IHCC can also help you enroll in non-credit online courses from experts across the country.

  • Ed2Go: 300+ fully interactive courses on topics from anatomy to web design that you can take entirely over the internet. All courses include expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors.
  • Ed2Go Career Training: A variety of career certificate programs that range from three months to two years.
  • Paralegal Certification: Get started in a paralegal career with this flexible online course through the Center for Legal Studies.

If you’re thinking about starting or growing your own business, don’t miss these workforce development programs and resources:


Frequently Asked Questions

The easiest way to register and pay for a class is by searching or browsing in our online catalog.

After selecting your class, you may pay with either Visa or Mastercard. You can also pay in person at our office during normal business hours: Ottumwa Campus, Advanced Technology Center, Monday-Thursday, 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Unless other arrangements have been made for a 3rd party to cover your tuition, you need to pay at the time of registration.

Yes, please have your company contact us at [email protected] or (641) 683-5249 to make arrangements to pay for your class.

Please note: You will not be considered officially registered for the class until we have received confirmation from your company that they will cover your tuition cost.

To qualify for a refund, you must cancel your registration at least 3 business days prior to the class start date.

  • 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.
  • In extreme circumstances, we might make an exception to our policy. To cancel a registration because of extreme circumstances, call us at (641) 683-5249.
  • A few of our class offerings do have special refund policies. If your course has a different refund policy than the one listed above, this information will be conveyed to you at the time of registration.
  • If a class is cancelled by Indian Hills, you will have the option of receiving a full refund or having your registration moved to the next available class date.

If Indian Hills announces that classes are canceled, this will include all continuing education courses. When Indian Hills' makes this announcement college wide, the message is posted on our homepage at

  • If your class is scheduled Monday-Thursday, please check the IHCC homepage for weather related announcements.
  • If your class is scheduled Friday-Sunday, you will receive an email letting you know if your class has been canceled.

Please check both our website and your email before heading to class.


Your Future Starts Here

WilsonDr. Jennifer Wilson
Vice President, Business Solutions

Expertise: Continuing Education and Business Solutions programs

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
Phone: (641) 683-5140 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5140
Email: [email protected]

hammack_profileAmy Hammack
Director, CEWS Operations

Expertise: Continuing Education programs

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
Phone: (641) 683-5216 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5216
Email: [email protected]


absentCathy Stahl
Coordinator, CEWS

Expertise: Continuing Education programs

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
Phone: (641) 683-5281 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5281
Email: [email protected]


Lori ReevesLori Reeves

Expertise: Court Mandated, Professional Re-Licensure & Short-Term Health Certificates

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
Phone: (641) 683-5337 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5337
Email: [email protected]


lind_sarahSarah Lind, Business Liaison
Indian Hills Community College

Expertise: Business Liaison

721 North 1st Street Centerville, Iowa 52544
Phone: (641) 683-2143 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 2209
Email: [email protected]