Focus Area: Engineering

Calling all Problem Solvers! Inventors! Big Dreamers! Are you ready to change the World? Let’s make it happen! Engineering can take you to Infinity and Beyond at Indian Hills!

Campus Ottumwa Campus (Main)
Entry Term All
Length of Program 6 Terms (18 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Associate of Science Degree (A.S.)


There is no limit to what you can do when you start your engineering degree at Indian Hills. Not the sky. Not the ocean floor. If you can imagine it, you can do it. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

Aerospace engineering. Biomedical engineering. Chemical engineering. Biochemical engineering. Civil engineering. Computer engineering. Electrical engineering. Environmental engineering. Industrial engineering. Mechanical engineering.

Whichever type of engineering you choose; you’ll find everything you need to get started at Indian Hills Community College. And once you finish our six-term Focus Area, you’re ready to launch into the four-year school of your choice. Plus, our articulation agreement with The University of Iowa College of Engineering means you won’t miss a single step when you transfer as a second-semester sophomore.


What you will learn:
  • Gain a solid understanding of chemistry and physics
  • Develop analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Learn to apply learned principles to problems and REAL-World situations
  • Methods of mathematical analysis
  • Fundamentals of engineering: statics, thermodynamics, electrical circuits
  • Solution of complex problems in an organized, methodical manner
  • Computer programming skills
  • Technical communication skills


Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the details of this Focus Area below to see how our courses at Indian Hills Community College will help you get on your way to a Life.Changing. career as a Product Engineer, Design Engineer, Aerospace/Astronautic Engineer, or Software Developer!


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Blast off for outer space exploration. Dive into the mysteries of marine ecosystems. Solve your generation’s biggest challenge. Conduct earth-shaking research. Craft the world’s next innovation. It’s going to be a Life. Changing. ride. Hop on!

Still have questions? Talk to Oguz!

It’s a big world out there for engineers. But don’t worry, Oguz is here to guide you on your journey.

Oguz Poroy, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Engineering
(641)683-5111, ext. 1829 or (800)726-2585 x1829
[email protected]