Jul 18, 2018  
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2017-18 
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Continuing Education & Workforce Solutions

The Continuing Education and Workforce Solutions (CEWS) Department coordinates non-credit programming at Indian Hills Community College. The department facilitates courses in a variety of areas, including: Career Supplementary, General Interest, Professional Relicensure, Short-Term Certificates and State and Court Mandated.

In addition, customized training is offered for businesses and organizations throughout Indian Hills’ 10-county region. Courses can be customized in most content areas. Call (641) 683-5249 for more details.


Tuition for CEWS courses varies based on length and content. Go to www.indianhills.edu/docs/cutomized_learning_schedule.pdf to view the college’s most current course listing. Persons can register for a course be calling (641) 683-5249 or online through the IHCC WebAdvisor system.

Preregistration is required for most courses. Students are encouraged to register at least one week prior to the start of the course. Courses my be can celled if there are insufficient registrations. refunds will be given if a student cancels a registration at least three business days prior to the start of the course. Refunds will be automatically distributed if Indian Hills cancels a course for any reason.

Career Supplementary Courses

Changing technology and best practices in business and industry require that both employers and employees upgrade their skills regularly. Indian Hills Community College offers a wide variety of short courses to meet this need.

Examples of course topics include:

  • 21st Century Skills
    • Appropriate Communication
    • Critical Thinking
    • Positive Attitude
    • Working in Teams
  • Blueprint and Precision Reading
  • Clerical
  • CNC (Computer Numerical Control)
  • Computer
    • Access
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • QuickBooks
    • Web Programming
    • Work
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Hydraulics and Fluid Power
  • Human Resources (SHRM)
  • Leadership
  • Lean
  • Management
  • Mechanical Maintenance
  • Mediation
  • OSHA Seminars
  • Small Business/Entrepreneurial
  • Social Media
  • Welding

Indian Hills also works with online content provider Ed2Go on a variety relevant workplace topics. Go to www.ed2go.com/ihcc/ to search their online course database.

General Interest Courses

Persons are encouraged to take a course “just for fun.” A variety of courses are offered designed to let students explore areas of interest outside of their primary career. Indian Hills also facilitates a variety of exploratory workshops for kids.

Examples of general interest topic areas include:

  • Art
  • Auto Maintenance
  • Baking/Cake Decorating
  • Computer
  • Dog Training
  • Exercise/Dance
  • Firearms Safety
  • Foreign Language
  • Jewelry Making
  • Personal Finance
  • Photography
  • Quilting/Sewing
  • Wine Pairing/Tasting
  • Woodworking

Professional Relicensure Courses

Some professionals are required by Iowa law to complete continuing education courses in order to renew professional licenses. Indian Hills offers relicensure courses for the following professions:

  • Childcare
  • Cosmetology
  • Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing/Safety
  • Funeral Director
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Lead Safe Renovator
  • Real Estate

Short-Term Certificates

Certificates that are industry recognized can be earned through Indian Hills in the following subject areas:

  • Activity Coordinator
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • AWS Welding
  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Coaching
  • Lifeguard
  • LPN Supervision
  • Medication Manager
  • OSHA
  • Paralegal
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Serv-Safe
  • Water Safety Instructor

Indian Hills Community College also offers a locally-developed Industry Readiness Certificate that incorporates the following subject areas:

  • Lean Principles and Tools
  • Manufacturing Math
  • Mapping of Manufacturing Processes
  • Computer Skills
  • Measurement
  • Communication Skills and Etiquette
  • Problem Solving
  • 5S Workplace Organization
  • Putting It All Together
  • 10-Hour Construction OSHA

State- and Court-Mandated Courses

These courses are required by state law to receive certain permits or court mandated:

  • Anger Management
  • Children in the Middle
  • Drinking Driver (DUI)
  • Driver Improvement
  • Handgun Safety (Concealed Weapon Permit)
  • Mandatory Reporting
  • Motorcycle Safety
  • PS/MAPP (Foster Parent/Adoption)
  • School Bus Driver In-Service