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.
Students considering pharmacy as their major need to make early contact with the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer to arrange to take the PCAT exam, which is generally required for admission to the pharmacy program. You must request PCAT dates early enough to allow sufficient time to meet application deadlines at your intended institution. Note that college biology is a one-year course and it is important to take all three majors-level IHCC biology courses (BIO120, BIO121, and BIO122). If a student takes only one or two of the three courses, they may not transfer to a four-year college.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Students who take the courses recommended in the pre-professional focus area will be able to:
use and understand the facts, concepts, theories, and vocabulary of the physical and biological sciences
use the scientific process and describe the development of scientific ideas
develop analytic and problem-solving skills
develop the ability to draw inferences from observations and synthesize and integrate information and ideas
use higher-order thinking skills in applying learned principles to new problems and real-world situations