Career Academy Adult Program

Are you interested in advancing in your current occupation or in gaining new skills to join the workforce? In an effort to connect adult learners with career and technical-focused education, Indian Hills is opening the doors of our Career Academies for the Career Academy Adult Program (CAAP).

The CAAP program works in cooperation with our academies, providing personalized programming to meet the needs of the community by training students with hands-on education to align them with career opportunities. While the Academies offer this programming to high school juniors and seniors, adult members of the community can now take advantage of these educational opportunities, as well, through CAAP.

The  Career Academies connect students to an education in  Auto Technologies, Machine Technologies, Sustanible Agriculture, Precision Agriculture, Lasers, Robotics, Computer Sciences, Health Sciences, Business/Finance, Industrial Maintenance, or Welding.  See the links below for more information on where these opportunities are located!

AACA - Albia Area Career Academy Flyer
CAWA - Cardinal Area Welding Academy Flyer
FACA - Fairfield Area Career Academy Flayer
IHWA - Indian Hills Welding Academy Flyer
KCCA - Keokuk County Career Academy Flyer
MCCA - Mahaska County Cary Academy Flyer
MCWA - Mahaska County Welding Academy Flyer
RACA - Rathbun Area Career Academy Flyer
WCCA - Wayne Community Career Academy Flyer

Classes are conveniently offered in the morning and afternoon to students of all ages. Open seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advance Your Skills . . . Advance Your Life

Adult Program: Career Connections Brochure



cammie_richardsCammie Richards, Director, High School Programs
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5277 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5277
Email: [email protected] 


Donna KeeslingDonna Keesling, Coordinator, High School Programs
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5202 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5202
Email: [email protected]



Leslie Orman, Administrative Assistant, High School Programs
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5125 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5125
Email: [email protected]



High School Alternative Programs

If you are or were struggling in high school and are off track, then these options, offered by the Adult Basic Education Center, may be just what you need to move forward in achieving your educational goals.

  • Credit Recovery: Students in high school can earn credits toward their high school degrees by taking face-to-face courses through Indian Hills (funded by student's school district).
  • High School Completion: Students take correspondence courses through Indian Hills, earning credits toward their high school degrees.
  • Alternative Learning Program: Students ages 16-21 may receive assistance in the areas of math, writing, reading, social studies, and science, while working toward earning a GED (Certificate of General Educational Development).
  • Fifth Year or Transition Programs: Designed for high school students with mild to moderate learning disabilities who are seeking a vocational skill or degree.

Find out more about High School Alternative Programs and the Adult Basic Education Center >>


Need To Request a Transcript?

To request an official transcript, please click here. You will be transferred to the Student Clearinghouse, who will then process your order.

If you have any questions concerning how to request your transcript form, please contact OneStop.

OneStop - We can help with that!Phone: (641) 683-5262 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5262
Email: [email protected]