Sep 21, 2019  
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2019-2020 
    
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2019-2020

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 advising 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:

  • Bellevue University
  • Buena Vista University
  • Drake University
  • Graceland University
  • Iowa State University
  • Iowa Wesleyan University
  • Northwestern College
  • Ottawa University
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Purdue University Global
  • Truman State University
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of Phoenix
  • Upper Iowa University
  • Waldorf College
  • Western Illinois University
  • William Penn University

The following colleges have indicated they are willing to accept certain Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees, for students who wish to transfer:

  • Allen College
  • Bellevue University
  • Buena Vista University
  • Graceland University
  • Iowa Wesleyan University
  • Mercy College of Health Sciences
  • Saint Joseph’s College
  • Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • The College of St. Scholastica
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • Western Illinois University
  • William Penn University

It is advised that students pursuing and A.A.S. degree work closely with the transfer admissions department of the college to which they plan to transfer.

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Indian Hills Community College is an institutional participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), a voluntary and regional method to oversee distance education.  As a result of Indian Hills Community College’s participation in SARA and approved by its home state of Iowa, Indian Hills Community College may offer distance education programs in SARA member states without further approval from the individual state. SARA only applies to distance education and does not cover instruction provided on-ground at any of Indian Hills Community College’s campuses. www.nc-sara.org