Jul 23, 2024  
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2023-2024 
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College Catalog & Student Handbook 2023-2024

 Welcome to the College Catalog

The Indian Hills Community College Catalog contains a number of helpful features to make it easy for you to find the information you need. First, be sure to select the appropriate resource from the drop-down menu in the upper-right corner of this page. There, you can select the current academic year’s College Catalog or Student Handbook, as well as archived resources, as they become available. Next, use the options in the menu on the left to navigate through the catalog, which includes general information about the college, policies, services, course descriptions, detailed information about our academic programs, and much more. Feel free to use the simple search and advanced search tools in the upper-left corner of the page, as well.

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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

Richard Gaumer - Ottumwa - President
Nellie Coltrain - Albia   Amy Webber - Fairfield
Beth Danowsky - Sigourney   Riley Sheetz - Oskaloosa
Lori Yates - Ottumwa   Jerry Kirkpatrick - Centerville
Katie Nichols - Keosauqua - Vice President   Alan Wilson - Corydon

Annual Non-Discrimination Statement 

Non-Discrimination Policy: It is the policy of Indian Hills Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status.

Lack of English language proficiency will not be a barrier to admission and participation in career and technical education programs. Indian Hills Community College offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

  • Accounting Assistant
  • Accounting Specialist
  • Administrative Support Specialist
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Science
  • Associate Degree Nursing*
  • Auto Technology
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Aviation Professional Pilot*
  • Avionics Electronic Technician
  • Business Office Specialist
  • Clinical Laboratory Assistant*
  • Computer Accounting
  • Computer Software Development
  • Construction Technology
  • Construction Trades
  • Criminal Justice*
  • Culinary Arts
  • Cyber Security & Systems Administration
  • Dental Assisting*
  • Dental Hygiene*
  • Diesel Technology
  • Early Childhood Diploma*
  • Electrical & Renewable Energy Technology
  • Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Emergency Medical Technician*
  • Geospatial Technology
  • Health Information Technology*
  • HVAC & Refrigeration
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Interactive Media Technology
  • Landscape & Turfgrass Technology
  • Laser & Optics Technology
  • Machine Technology
  • Medical/Insurance Coding*
  • Medical Laboratory Technology*
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant*
  • Paramedic*
  • Paramedic Core*
  • Phlebotomy Technician*
  • Physical Therapist Assistant*
  • Practical Nursing*
  • Precision Farming
  • Radiologic Technology*
  • Robotics/Automation Technology
  • Surgical Technology*
  • Welding Technology

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Alix McPherson, Associate Dean, Student Development, 525 Grandview Ave, Ottumwa, IA 52501, (641) 683-5155, [email protected] (students, faculty and staff); Noel Gorden, Executive Dean, Centerville Campus and Learning Services, (641) 683-5174, [email protected] (students with disabilities); or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone number (312) 730-1560, fax (312) 730- 1576, [email protected].

*Indicate screened programs.  For admissions criteria, please visit http://www.indianhills.edu/nondiscriminationadmissioncriteria


The online versions of the College Catalog & Student Handbook, Financial Aid Handbook, and all academic program manuals are the versions of record for all Indian Hills policies.  Students are responsible for knowing and complying with all policies and procedures stated within the online version of the Catalog, Handbooks and individual program manuals.  The policies in these manuals do not act as a contract with the student and policies are subject to change at any time.   

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.