Non-Discrimination Policy: It is the policy of Indian Hills Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (employment), sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§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.). Read the full policy here.
The Child Care Technician diploma option begins each Fall or Winter term. This program is designed to provide the flexibility needed for currently-employed early childhood professionals. All courses are available in online and face-to-face formats, making it convenient for the working student. This course schedule identifies terms courses are available online. Students must complete entry-level courses prior to enrolling in advanced courses. State and national criminal background, child abuse record checks are required prior to the field experiences.
To apply for the Child Care Technician diploma option, complete an IHCC application and submit high school transcripts or High School Equivalency Diploma scores and take one of the following: ACT, SAT or ACCUPLACER test. Testing may be scheduled by calling the IHCC Testing Center at (641) 683-5142 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5142.
*Prior to enrolling in ECE 263 -EC Field Experience I or ECE 264 - EC Field Experience II, students must complete the following course or have documentation of completion of the specified components:
ECE 108 - ECE Fieldwork Certifications or documentation of 1) current CPR certification, 2) child abuse mandatory reporter certification, 3) bloodborne pathogen training and 4) current First Aid certification.