Apr 19, 2019  
College Catalog 2016-2017 
College Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College Catalog 2016-2017

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Campus Locations

  Main Campus  
  525 Grandview Avenue  
  Ottumwa, Iowa 52501-1398  
North Campus (641) 683-5111 Centerville Campus
Ottumwa Industrial Airport (800) 726-2585 721 North First Street
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501-1398   Centerville, Iowa 52544
(641) 683-5111   (641) 856-2143
(800) 726-2585   (800) 670-3641



Board of Trustees

John Pothoven - Oskaloosa - President
Nellie Coltrain - Albia   Judith Cox - Fairfield
Beth Danowsky - Sigourney   Richard Gaumer - Ottumwa
Tom Keck - Agency   Jerry Kirkpatrick - Centerville
George Manning - Keosauqua   Alan Wilson - Corydon


An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution 

Non-Discrimination Policy: It is the policy of Indian Hills Community College to provide equal educational and employment opportunities and not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, religion and actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its educational programs, activities or its employment and personnel policies as required by the Iowa Code sections 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.). It is the further policy of Indian Hills Community College that no retaliatory action shall be taken against any person exercising their rights as an employee or student irrespective of the outcome of any procedure instituted hereunder.

This college shall provide activities, a curriculum and instructional resources which reflect the racial and cultural diversity present in the United States and the variety of careers, roles and life styles open to both men and women in our society. One of the objectives of the college’s programs, curriculum, services and teaching strategies is to reduce stereotyping and to eliminate bias. The curricula, programs and services shall foster respect and appreciation for the diverse populations found in our country and an awareness of the rights, duties and responsibilities of each individual as a member of a pluralistic society.

It is the policy of this college to recruit women and men, members of diverse racial/ethnic groups and persons with disabilities for job categories where they are under-represented. A fair and supportive environment will be provided for all students and employees.

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Bonnie Campbell, Director of Human Resources/Equity Coordinator, 525 Grandview, Ottumwa, IA 52501, (641) 683-5108 bonnie.campbell@indianhills.edu; Sheri Heisdorffer, Human Resources Coordinator (staff and faculty), (641) 683-5200; Chris Bowser, Dean of Student Services (students), (641) 683-5159; Darlas Shockley, Executive Dean of Arts & Sciences (students with disabilities), (641) 683-5174; or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number (312) 730-1560, fax (312) 730-1576. 


Disabilities: Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations or special services should contact IHCC Disability Services for assistance. Services are available upon request to individuals with documented disabilities. All student requests are confidential. Students should email disabilityservices@indianhills.edu or contact the Ottumwa Disabilities Center at (641) 683-5749, or the Academic Services Center on the Centerville Campus at (641) 856-2143, ext. 2214.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this catalog. However, due to the dynamic nature of community colleges, it is to be understood that any item in this publication is subject to change by proper administrative procedure.