Focus Area: Pre-Professional

If a prescription of variety is what you ordered, then we’ve got it in the Pre-Professional Focus Areas at Indian Hills! Choose from any of our 8 Pre-Professional Focus Areas to get started on your Life.Changing career today!

Campus Ottumwa and Centerville Campuses
Entry Term All Terms
Length of Program 6 Terms (18 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Associate of Arts  (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.)


Interested in transferring to a four–year college to work towards a Bachelor’s degree or even a Master’s degree in a Pre-Professional field?  Get a jump-start on your career and prepare for your future without breaking the bank by completing the recommended courses for your area of interest, by selecting one of the 8 Focus Area below!  The Pre–Professional Focus Area will provide a foundation for anyone interested in the professional fields of chiropractic, dentistry, law, medicine, mortuary science, optometry, osteopathy, pharmacy, or veterinary medicine. However, if you are interested in a specific career path, it is a good idea to follow the recommended plan for that field.


Students interested in Pre–Law should follow a course plan for the English/Literature, Political Science, or Business Focus Areas.


Which Degree Will You Choose?

It’s your education. Choose your own path. We’re right behind you every step of the way!

Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Optometry, Associate of Science

Pre-Law, Associate of Arts

Pre-Mortuary Sciences, Associate of Science

Pre-Osteopathy, Associate of Science

Pre-Pharmacy (One-Year)

Pre-Pharmacy (Two-Year), Associate of Arts

Pre-Pharmacy (Two-Year), Associate of Science

Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Associate of Science


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 Lawyer, Pharmacist, Veterinarian, or Chiropractor, to name a few!


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Not sure what type of Pre-Professional Focus Area you’re interested in? Maybe you want more details about transferring your associate credits to a four-year school once you’re done? Don’t stress. Just ask Don!

Don Waltenberger, Department Chair, Arts & Sciences
(641) 683-5154 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5154
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