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    Indian Hills Community College
   
 
  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog 2017-18

Articulation Agreements



High School Level

Aviation Maintenance Program

Students who can submit a transcript of courses from an approved Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 147 school showing successful completion of either the airframe or power plant rating, and can produce the actual FAA mechanic’s certificate with either the airframe or power plant rating, are eligible for articulation into this program. Indian Hills will articulate the transcript subject by subject. Students will be eligible to receive up to a maximum of 30 semester hours of credit toward an Associate of Applied Science degree in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program. Students must then enroll for a minimum of three terms to obtain the other rating and qualify for graduation. For information, contact either the Indian Hills Marketing/Recruiting Office at (641) 683-5153 or the Aviation Department at (641) 683-5214. Indian Hills can be contacted toll-free at (800) 726-2585.

Statewide Articulation

A statewide agreement has been established by which students at any Iowa high school can transfer some courses to similar technical course offerings at any Iowa community college. Indian Hills participates in this agreement and will articulate these courses into areas where like courses are offered. For additional information, students should contact their high school counselor or an Indian Hills Community College representative.

High School Articulation Agreements

Indian Hills Community College maintains secondary-to-postsecondary articulation agreements with all Area XV high schools and many other schools in Iowa and Missouri. These agreements are by course and are based upon mutually established competencies which include, but are not restricted to, the state-mandated minimums. These articulated courses are accepted by Indian Hills on the basis of a signed agreement which indicates the satisfactory completion of the high school level course(s) by the applicant. Indian Hills does not require acceptance testing and does not charge for the community college credits granted under these agreements.

To take advantage of these agreements, students should contact their high school counselor. All agreements must be accepted by Indian Hills Community College prior to the term in which the credits apply.

Baccalaureate Level

Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Articulation

The IHCC Arts and Sciences Division maintains transfer agreements with many public and private institutions in Iowa and the surrounding states. Articulation agreements are those made between Indian Hills and other colleges, which allow for the smooth transfer of IHCC students into four-year programs awarding the baccalaureate degree. Articulation agreements are based upon the assumption that transferring students have completed their Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree. Students without A.A. or A.S. degrees may still transfer; however, credits at the transferring institution will be accepted on a course-by-course basis only.

An agreement with the state universities in Iowa allows students to transfer completed Associate of Arts degrees. The agreement requires that transferring students maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all courses. Students must also meet the following requirements:

  1. Communications - 8 semester hours
  2. Humanities - 8 semester hours
  3. Math and Science - 8 semester hours
  4. Social Sciences - 8 semester hours
  5. Distributed electives - 8 semester hours will be taken from the above four divisions

An agreement with the state universities in Iowa allows students to transfer completed Associate of Science degrees. The agreement requires that transferring students maintain a minimum of 2.0 in all courses. Students must also meet the following requirements:

  1. Communications – 8 semester hours
  2. Humanities and Social Sciences – 8 semester hours
  3. Math and Science -20 semester hours (at least one course in each)
  4. Distributed electives - 4 semester hours taken from the above divisions

It is understood that where a foreign language is required, the student can meet this requirement either at IHCC or at the transfer institution. All students should work out their transfer programs as early as possible through the academic counseling office.

Although all colleges will accept transfer credit from IHCC, the following colleges have committed to admitting the IHCC student with an A.A. degree at a junior-level standing:

 

Buena Vista University
Central College
Clarke College
Drake University
Graceland University
Iowa State University
Iowa Wesleyan College
Kaplan University
Missouri Western State College
Northwestern College
Northwest Missouri State University
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Simpson College
Truman State University
University of Iowa
University of Nebraska at Kearney
University of Northern Iowa
University of Phoenix
Upper Iowa University
Waldorf College
William Penn University

Storm Lake/Ottumwa, Iowa
Pella, Iowa
Dubuque, Iowa
Des Moines, Iowa
Lamoni, Iowa
Ames, Iowa
Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Des Moines, Iowa
St. Joseph, Mo.
Orange City, Iowa
Maryville, Mo.
Davenport, Iowa
Indianola, Iowa
Kirksville, Mo.
Iowa City, Iowa
Kearney, Neb.
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Des Moines, Iowa
Fayette, Iowa
Forest City, Iowa
Oskaloosa, Iowa
     

Iowa State University

Iowa State University’s “Admissions Partnership Program” is a partnership between participating community colleges and ISU designed to provide an advantage to community college students planning to earn a bachelor’s degree at Iowa State. Students should contact an Indian Hills advisor at (641) 683-5112 for details.

University of Iowa

Iowa community college students in select majors can use the “2 Plus 2 Guaranteed Graduation Plan” to supplement their AA degree with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa after just two additional years of study. Students should contact an Indian Hills advisor at (641) 683-5112 for details.

University of Northern Iowa

The University of Northern Iowa’s “Admissions Partnership Program” is a partnership between participating community colleges and UNI designed to provide an advantage to community college students planning to earn a bachelor’s degree at UNI. Students should contact an Indian Hills advisor at (641) 683-5112 for details.

University of Northern Iowa

Indian Hills, UNI and several area high schools maintain a two + two + two curriculum articulation in the industrial technology area of study.

Students who complete the A.A.S. degree at Indian Hills in Agricultural/Biofuels Process Technology, Automotive Collision Technology, Automotive Technology, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Computer Networks and Security, Computer Software Development, Construction Management Technology, Diesel Power Systems Technology, Digital Forensics, Electronic Engineering Technology, Laser/Electro-Optics Technology, Machine Technology, Mechanical Design Technology or Robotics/Automation Technology will be granted 48 semester credits toward a Bachelor of Arts degree in Technology Management.

Additional Arts and Sciences credits taken at IHCC in the general education area also can be transferred under this agreement for a combined total of 65 semester credits. For more information on this agreement, contact the IHCC Advanced Technology Center counselor at (641) 683-5215, or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5215.

Iowa Articulation Plan for Nursing Education: RN to Baccalaureate

The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Indian Hills has been approved for participation in the Iowa Articulation Plan since January 1991. In conjunction with the Iowa Board of Nursing, nursing leaders in Iowa collaboratively developed the Iowa Articulation Plan for Nursing: RN to Baccalaureate. The plan is designed to facilitate the access of registered nurses to baccalaureate nursing education. The student may choose from four mutually exclusive options offered at participating baccalaureate programs. For a list of participating baccalaureate nursing programs in Iowa go to: www.iowa.gov/nursing/nursing_ed/articulation_plan.html.

Buena Vista University

Students completing most A.A.S. degrees may articulate at the junior level at Buena Vista University. See the Indian Hills or Buena Vista counselors for details. Students completing selected A.A.S. degrees may articulate at the junior level in the Buena Vista Technology Management program.

Southern Illinois University

Students who complete the A.A.S. degree at Indian Hills in either the Aviation Pilot Training or the Aviation Maintenance Technology programs will receive preferential admission status into the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management program. For more information, contact the IHCC Aviation Department at (641) 683-5232 or (800) 726-2585, extension 5232.

William Penn University

Two options are available for students with Associate of Applied Science degrees in selected programs to transfer to William Penn University.

Option 1 is for those A.A.S. students who wish to complete a Baccalaureate degree but do not wish to continue to focus on the same area of study as that completed at Indian Hills Community College.

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Technical Studies (BATS) is for students with A.A.S. degrees in selected programs who wish to pursue studies in a different area at William Penn University. Transferred courses will be used to fulfill general education requirements based on applicable policies. BATS transfer students will complete a minimum of 64 additional hours at WPU, including the remaining leadership core courses, and a minor area that includes at least 15 hours of courses taken at William Penn. BATS students will complete all other applicable graduation requirements, such as 124 hours, 2.0 GPA, and six hours of 300 level courses in the minor. BATS students will be able to complete a major in a discipline if they desire without affecting the transfer of A.A.S. credits. If the student has not completed the A.A.S. degree, transfer credits will be evaluated according to existing policies. Students may not duplicate any courses for which college credit has been assigned.

Students from the following IHCC programs are eligible for the BATS degree at William Penn University:

Associate Degree Nursing
Aviation Maintenance Technology
Bioprocess Technology
Computer Networks and Security
Computer Software Development
Construction Management Technology
Early Childhood Associate
Electronic Engineering Technology
Emergency Medical Technician
Health Information Technology
Laser/Electro-Optics Technology
Machine Technology
Mechanical Design Technology
Physical Therapist Assistant
Radiologic Technology
Robotics/Automation Technology

Option 2 is for those A.A.S. students who wish to complete a major at William Penn University in an area substantially similar to the area studied at IHCC. The application of specific A.A.S. courses to requirements in a major will be based on articulation agreements and departmental requirements as specified in the formal articulation agreement. Students should see academic counselors for this information.

Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Indian Hills Community College is a registered private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.