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Indian Hills Insight: How the College Helps English Learners

Some of the international students enrolled at the Indian Hills Community College campuses in Ottumwa and Centerville came to IHCC with a degree of proficiency in the English language. The majority, however, require the help they are able to receive at the English Language Learning Center at the college. Those are not the only students who take advantage of the services offered at the Center, though. It also acts as a resource for many other non-English speaking students and community members.

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Indian Hills Insight: Dental

When the Rural Health Education Center was built on the Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa campus in 2006-07, extra space was included that planners hoped would one day house new dental programs at the college. That vision came true a half-dozen years later when a $750,000 dental clinic was opened for simulation lab and clinical experience.

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Indian Hills Insight: HLC

In about a month a team made up of academic and student affairs administrators from different colleges and universities will visit Indian Hills Community College to assess the quality of education at IHCC by reviewing documentation and meeting with numerous committees. The visiting team will spend two days familiarizing themselves with all facets of Indian Hills as part of the regular Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation process.

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Indian Hills Insight: Aviation

Indian Hills Community College is one of only a handful of colleges in Iowa with formal aviation-related education programs. Indian Hills offers Aviation Pilot Training, Aviation Maintenance and Avionics, all at the IHCC North Campus, located at the Ottumwa airport. There are only two schools in the state that have pilot-training programs.

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Indian Hills Insight: 4 Day Week

It was November 1977 when Indian Hills Community College adopted a rather radical new class schedule on a trial basis. Indian Hills pioneered the four-day week among Iowa colleges, taking a cue from some community colleges in Minnesota that had gone to the innovative plan to save money after unusually cold weather the previous winter.

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Indian Hills Insight: EMS

As Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week is celebrated nationally May 19-25 – the 45th Annual National EMS Week – Joshua Hemminger, the director of EMS programs at Indian Hills Community College, says it’s a perfect time to honor the dedication of those who provide day-to-day lifesaving services, and also remind the public there is a “huge shortage of EMS providers in Iowa and nationwide.”

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