General Interest Programs

Browse through a large variety of fun classes designed for individuals interested in taking a course for personal enrichment!

Found the class you want to take? Great! Click on the register button below the course to sign up! Or just go to www.indianhills.edu/cewsregister and browse through this term's available courses to find more classes you may be interested in taking!

 

Oils of the Bible

What the Bible says sets a biblical foundation for the use of modern day essential oils. We will explore the uses in the Old and New Testaments to uncover where the oils came from, how they were made and how they were used in biblical times. We will reveal the oils and spices most commonly mentioned in the Bible. Learn their origins, histories, significance and how they can be used today to help our bodies heal.

Dec 05 - Dec 05
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$20.00

Instructor: Reck

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Apr 17 - Apr 17
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$20.00

Instructor:  Reck

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Essential Oils 101 - the Basics

Natural, organic oils have powerful properties to enhance one’s emotional and physical well-being. We will cover the basics of essential, therapeutic oils including how to choose quality oil, how to use them safely, and which oils can be part of your daily routine to support general health, minor ailments, skin care, and cleaning.

Mar 20 - Mar 20
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$20.00

Instructor:  Reck

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Country Line Dancing

This popular dance class is a great opportunity to learn modern Country Line Dances and also serves as an exercise class. The sessions start at the beginner level and progresses from there. No partner necessary. Get your friends together and come have some fun.

Dec 07 - Feb 22
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Hellyer Student Life Center
Rm: 105

$50.00

Instructor:  Headley

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Social Media Basics

What is it? How do I get started? What do I do once I get started? How do I use it? Get the answers to these questions and others during this class. Learn the benefits of the most recent social networking tools. Topics covered will include Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

Jan 23 - Jan 23
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 216

$29.00

Instructor:  Reck

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Smartphone for Dummies – Android

Do you have a new phone? Would you like to use your smart phone to its full potential? This class is for you! Learn about the "apps" and everything "cool" about your new phone.

Feb 20 - Feb 20
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$29.00

Instructor:  Reck

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Self-Defense Techniques for Everyday People

Be prepared. Both men and women need to know simple, personal protection techniques to protect themselves or loved ones. Learn from a self-defense expert, essential, easy-to-use close quarter defensive techniques and strategies, which use your body and your surroundings to increase personal safety. If you work late, park in dark parking lots or are out alone at night, this class will teach you defensive techniques.

Feb 21 - Feb 28
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Rural Health Education Center
Rm: 111

$60.00

Instructor:  Shaw

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Apr 16 - Apr 23
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Rural Health Education Center
Rm: 111

$60.00

Instructor:  Shaw

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Ham Radio 101

Ham Radio 101 is just one of the many courses we are offering this fall that can introduce you to your new favorite hobby! For over 100 years "hams" have been using radio waves to communicate with other people from around the country and even around the world. In Ham Radio 101, join instructor Joe Goudy and learn the basics of radio equipment and operations, as well as FCC regulations. After this course, participants will be prepared to take the federal exam that grants them a Technician license which is necessary to legally communicate via the radio. After earning this license, you are officially a "ham" and can join the community of operators in North America and have limited privileges on the radio bands used for international communications.

Feb 21 - Mar 28
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 156

$120.00

Instructor:  Goudy

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Basic Bedding Plants

Get a jump on your gardening while the snow is still on the ground and join us for this popular class! Get your hands dirty and grow annual and perennial flowers and vegetables from seed, cuttings and divisions. Also touch on basic controlled environments and growing structures. Please bring a variety of seeds that you wish to see flourishing in your garden to class the first evening. Class size is limited to 20 so don’t wait to enroll. An additional $20 fee is due the IHCC Horticulture program for materials and supplies. The course includes a limited number of flats; additional flats will be charged accordingly.

Mar 06 - Apr 24
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Horticulture Bldg
Rm: 100

$150.00

Instructor:  Smith

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Iowa in the Civil War

The Civil War was largely fought by young farmers. Iowa sent a higher percentage of young farmers to the war than any other state. Much material will be presented from unpublished letters and journals from soldiers and people at home. Artifacts and weapons from the conflict will be shown.

Mar 10 - Mar 10
Ottumwa Campus
Sat, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$25.00

Instructor:  Zahs

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Landscape Design: How Do I Start and Where Do I Go From Here?

A well-designed landscape adds beauty and value to any home or business. Proper creation of that design ensures that it will provide a functional outdoor space you can enjoy for years to come. Join Steve Huffman for this three night course that will cover the following topics:

 *             Sight Analysis

*             Owners wants and needs of landscape

*             Principles of Design

*             Hardscape vs Landscape

*             Line locates before you dig

*             Design Process

*             Cost analysis

*             The ease of installation/maintenance

Mar 14 - Mar 28
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111B

$60.00

Instructor:  Huffman

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BABYSITTING

 

BLAST Babysitting Class - Ages 11-14 

The BLAST (Babysitting Lessons & Safety Training) Program is an exciting and interactive course that teaches participants how to set up and run their own babysitting business, how to handle the basics of childcare, how to react responsibly to medical emergencies and injuries, how to preform first aid for common childhood injuries and illnesses and how to entertain children with a variety of activities. Participants will complete Heartsaver Family and Friends CPR and receive a CPR course participation card. During the course students will also make first aid kits and baby sitter busy bags filled with activities and games to use while babysitting. This class is open to student's age 11-14 years of age. Enrollment is limited. Participants should bring a 12-16" doll or teddy bear and a flash drive with them to class. Lunch will be provided.

Feb 10 – Feb 10
Ottumwa Campus
Sat, 9:00AM – 3:30PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$50.00

Instructor:  Koll

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Mar 14 – Mar 14
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 9:00AM – 3:30PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$50.00

Instructor:  Koll

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Crafts

 

Zentangle - Gems II

The Zentangle method is simple to understand and easy to enjoy -- even if you are convinced you are not an artist. At first glance, a Zentangle creation can seem intricate and complicated. But when you learn how it is done, you realize how simple it is... sort of like learning the secret behind a magic trick. Then, when you create a piece of Zentangle art, you realize how fun and in grossing the process itself is. This class students will create drawings of semiprecious stones, such as turquoise, opal, and lapis.

Dec 07 - Dec 07
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111B

$20.00

Instructor:  Oldfield-White

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Crafty Desk Calendars

Fun 2018 desk calendars! Make one for yourself or give as a Christmas gift. Each month features a different theme! An additional $20 fee is due to the instructor at class for materials and supplies.

Dec 07 - Dec 07
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 116

$30.00

Instructor:  Morgan

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Beaded Bracelets

Learn to create fun, creative beaded bracelets! Make them stretchy or string them on wire! Keep them for yourself or make a special gift!   An additional $5 fee is due to the instructor at class for each bracelet.

Dec 14 - Dec 14
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 116

$30.00

Instructor:  Morgan

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Jan 25 - Jan 25
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 116

$30.00

Instructor:  Morgan

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Square Up and ‘tangle down!   Beginner level Quilting Class

When you finish this class, you will have learned how to assemble several quilt blocks using squares and rectangles as basic building blocks. You may make more of your favorite block to create a wall hanging, small quilt or any size quilt you desire. If you can sew a straight seam and operate a rotary cutter, you can quilt.

               Tools you need to complete this project:

  • Sewing machine, thread, 2 loaded bobbins, size 12-14 machine needles for woven fabric.
  • Sharp fabric scissors (pinking preferred), rotary cutter, rotary cutting mat, clear quilting ruler.
  • Marking pencil (dark or pencil for light fabrics and silver/yellow for dark fabrics).
  • Quilting pins, seam ripper and your imagination.

Fabric you need to purchase and bring to class:

  • 1 Pkg of Charm Squares (these are 5” squares of coordinating/contrasting fabric) and a 1 Layer cake pat (10” squares of coordinating/contrasting fabric) and 1yard white tone on tone or other appropriate color for borders OR
  • 2 yards contrast/coordinating fabric and 1 yard white or white tone on tone for borders.
  • The actual amount of fabric you need will depend on how many blocks you want to make, so choose fabric you can buy more of fairly easily.

Finished product:   You will have at least four different patterned blocks that you can create any size quilt, table runner, placemats, lap quilts, baby quilts or just a bed cover.   If we have time, we can try more than four patterns. We can also discuss sandwiching, quilting/tying and binding if we have time. Come and have a great time! You’ve got this!

Jan 12 - Jan 26
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$60.00

Instructor:  Francis

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“Frosty” Window

To beat the frosty weather, bring the snowman indoors and make a painted vintage window a great addition to your home. It would also make a very memorable gift for someone special. A $20 supply fee, payable to the instructor, for all of the supplies, including the window, to complete your project. Come enjoy a relaxing, fun night with friends. Sign up early as space is limited!

Jan 16 - Jan 16
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 116

$20.00

Instructor:  Winn

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Heart on a string

Don't miss out on this String Art Class! Learn how to create a beautiful, personalized wall hanging. Each participant will leave class with a finished wood pallet with a heart design made with string and nails. The $20 supply fee, payable to the instructor at class, includes all of the supplies needed to create one string art creation.

Feb 06 - Feb 06
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 116

$20.00

Instructor:  Winn

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Crochet for Beginners

Learn the basics of how to crochet including hooks, yarns, and pattern selection. The first three sessions will have an assignment to present the next week. Supplies you will need to bring to class are any crochet hook and some scrap yarn. (Extra will be available for use during the class.)

Mar 06 - Mar 27
Centerville
Tues, 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Centerville Training Facility
Rm: 15

$40.00

Instructor:  Camardo

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4 Leaf Clover – “Wine and Wood” Class

Paint your very own masterpiece while you sip on some wine and receive step by step instruction. You'll be making memories, having fun and laughing with others. If you've never painted before, NO PROBLEM! All the supplies are provided and the instructor is here to help guide your creativity! Bring the girls and let's have some fun! A $20 supply fee, payable to the instructor, for all of the supplies to complete your project. Space is limited so sign up today.

Mar 13 - Mar 13
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 116

$20.00

Instructor:  Winn

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Pineapple Wreath

Put away all your winter decorations and let everyone in the neighborhood know that you can’t wait for spring with this pineapple wreath on your front door! Get the girls together and come get crafty. A $20 supply fee, payable to the instructor, for all of the supplies to complete your project. Space is limited so sign up today.

Apr 17 - Apr 17
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 116

$20.00

Instructor:  Winn

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Dog Obedience

Develop a rewarding relationship with your dog! By providing leadership, structure, and fulfillment, you will learn how to create clear communication, establish reliable obedience, condition calmness, build confidence, and prevent problem behaviors in your canine companion. In this six week course, handlers will practice and proof six basic commands: Sit, Down, Place, Heel, Leave It, and Recall. Marker words and release cues will also be introduced, as well as ways to motivate and reward your dog to reinforce desired behaviors and build engagement. Dogs should be at least 5 months of age to take the course. Class size is limited so early registration is recommended. Pit Bulls and Staff Terriers cannot be accepted in this class due to city ordinances. The first day of class is an informative session, you will not bring your dog, just current rabies certificate. At this class the instructor will schedule two one–on-one sessions with you and your dog to meet with him individually and then the remaining three weeks you will meet as a group.

Jan 28 - Mar 11
Ottumwa North Campus
Sun, 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Rural Services Training Center
Rm: 10

$80.00

Instructor:  Steingreaber

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Jan 28 - Mar 11
Ottumwa North Campus
Sun, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Rural Services Training Center
Rm: 10

$80.00

Instructor:  Steingreaber

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Foods

 

Holiday Cookie Creations

Don’t stress over your holiday baking, instead come spend a fun afternoon in the IHCC baking lab.   We will make, bake and decorate a variety of holiday cookies to take home and share with your family and friends.

Dec 09 - Dec 09
Ottumwa Campus
Sat, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Food Service Complex
Rm: B80

 $50.00

Instructor:  Fisher

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Homemade Baby - Make Your Own Baby Food

As a new parent, you only want the best for your little one, and that includes what he or she eats. Join Registered Dietitian and new mom Heather Larson as she demonstrates the ins and outs of making your own baby food, gives you samples, recipe book and ideas to take with you. There is a $25 supply fee to the instructor at class and each participant will leave with a set of baby food containers and a freezer kit.

Dec 11 - Dec 11
Ottumwa Campus
Mon, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Food Service Complex
Rm: B80

$20.00

Instructor:  Larson

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Date Night: Pizza, Wine and Beer

Bring your sweetheart or best friend and spend a fun evening creating your own masterpiece pizza while sampling a delicious wine and beer selection. Chef Mark and Chef Adam will demonstrate the process of making your dough from scratch and walk you through the pizza making process. They will also demonstrate appetizer flatbread pizzas and amazing dessert pizzas that will be sampled during class. Come learn some fun baking and cooking techniques and sit down to a delicious meal at the end of the class! You will work as a team of 2 during the class, course fee is a per couple charge, only one participant per couple needs to register and pay online. Space is limited so sign up today!

Jan 19 - Jan 19
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Food Service Complex
Rm: The Studio

$60.00 per couple

Instructors:  Fisher, A. Darland

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Valentine Day Cookie and Decorating Class

What’s better than receiving homemade sugar cookies? Giving them! Learn how to make your Valentine a special gift as Chef Mark shows you everything you need to know about making, baking and decorating sugar cookies. You'll spend the morning rolling, cutting and decorating cookies and take these masterpieces home with you to give as gifts or keep all to yourself! Call today to get registered as space is limited! Course fee covers the cost of the supplies as well.

Feb 10 - Feb 10
Ottumwa Campus
Sat, 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Food Service Complex
Rm: B80

$50.00

Instructor:  Fisher

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Fitness

 

Yoga for the Mind & Body

Create balance by developing both strength and flexibility through yoga. Relieve stress, find focus and achieve peace of mind, body and spirit. This class will focus on breathing techniques, stretching, toning, balance and relaxation. Although Yoga is for everyBODY and EVERYbody, many of the yoga positions include floor exercises. If you have physical limitations or questions, please contact us. You will need to bring a yoga mat to class--Yoga blocks are not required but recommended. Class size is limited, therefore, participants must register and pay prior to the session to hold their place in the class. Please no ‘walk-ins’. Namaste!

Jan 10 - Jan 31
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$30.00

Instructor:  Sisler

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Feb 07 - Feb 28
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$30.00

Instructor:  Sisler

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Mar 07 - Mar 28
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$30.00

Instructor:  Sisler

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Apr 04 - Apr 25
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$30.00

Instructor:  Sisler

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Zumba

Do you have an inner Jennifer Lopez longing to emerge? Then, come on out and join this one-hour class that will have you moving to a combination of Latin and current Pop music. Brandea is a certified Zumba® instructor that will have you burning a ton of calories without even realizing it! No dance experience is required and all fitness levels are welcome.

Jan 08 - May 17
Fairfield
Mon & Thurs, 5:45PM - 6:45PM
Morning Star Studio, 51 ½ South Court
Sunset Gallery

$100.00

Instructor:  McCann

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Jan 09 - May 15
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Hellyer Student Life Center
Rm: 105

$50.00

Instructor:  McCann

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Brazilian Cross Training

Brazilian cross training is a great way to mix and match your workout routine by using different muscle groups you can reach a higher level of fitness. These workouts are short, intense and really help you burn more calories. Class is led by Gabby Zeller and all levels are welcome, she will keep things interesting and fun and also helps you stick with it.

Jan 08 - May 16
Ottumwa Campus
Mon & Wed, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Tom Arnold Net Center
Rm: Weight

$100.00

Instructor:  Zeller

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Insanity

Looking for INSANE results? INSANITY may be your answer. Jennifer Hess is certified in Shaun T’s INSANITY workout. Insanity entails max interval training which includes cardio and plyometric drills with intervals of strength, power, resistance, and core training. The program involves long bursts of maximum-intensity exercises with short periods of rest so you can burn calories and sculpt muscles. The course will begin with 30 minute sessions and build up to 50 minutes. This class will push your limits but modifications are adaptable to any fitness level.

Jan 08 - May 16
Ottumwa Campus
Mon & Wed, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Hellyer Student Life Center
Rm: 105

$100.00

Instructor:  Hess

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Woman Power! Weight Class

This class, developed for women, offers community, energy, and motivation to help deliver fitness results by developing strength and endurance in your major muscle groups. We will be using high repetitions of light to moderate weight in this fun workout. This will be a 10 week program in a small group setting so sign up early as space is limited!

Jan 09 - May 15
Ottumwa Campus
Tues & Thurs, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Tom Arnold Net Center
Rm: Weight

$100.00

Instructor:  Zeller

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Continuing Education Courses Refund Policy:

In order to qualify for a refund, you must cancel your registration at least 3 business days prior to course start.  If you have not prepaid for the class, charges will be assessed to your account if you do not cancel within the required timeframe or if you do not show up for the class you will be charged.  Exceptions will be made only in extreme circumstances.  To cancel a registration, call us at 1-800-346-4413.