Short Term Programs

Change your life. Change the lives of others. We know you want to. So what are you waiting for? Start Your Life. Changing. Journey at Indian Hills Community College!

Want to help people for a living but don’t know where to start? Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind experience? Ready to advance your skills? The path to your future starts at Indian Hills! And we already know it’s going to be Life. Changing.


Whether you want to earn a diploma or get a certificate in a specific field, we have what you need! Below are what Indian Hills has to offer for the 6-9 month diploma/certificate awards.


Explore the Indian Hills Short Term Programs below, or click here to see a list of program areas.

EMS/Paramedic Programs
Adv. Emergency Medical Tech.

Think fast, because LIVES are going to depend on you! Get ready to learn the life-saving skills to begin a Life.Changing. Career in Emergency Medical Services!

Diploma/Degree: Certificate
Length: 2 Terms (6 Months)Program Details

Avionics
Avionics Electronic Technician

A multi-million dollar aircraft is stuck on the ground with an autopilot system failure, and the next flight is in 30 MINUTES!!

Diploma/Degree: Diploma
Length: 3 Terms (9 Months)Program Details

Business Specialist
Business Specialist

Behind every good business, is a GREAT Business Specialist! Master the skills to becoming a successful part of the office environment.

Diploma/Degree: Diploma
Length: 3 Terms (9 Months)Program Details

Early Childhood Programs
Child Care Technician

Make an impact. Change a child’s life. Change your life. Ready to make a life-changing difference to a child? Let’s get started!

Diploma/Degree: Diploma
Length: 3 or 4 Terms (9-12 Months)Program Details

Clinical Lab Assistant
Clinical Laboratory Assistant

Needles, pipets, tubes of blood. Let’s help doctors make a life-saving diagnosis, and get you a Life. Changing. Career!

Diploma/Degree: Diploma
Length: 3 Terms (9 Months)Program Details

Computer Accounting
Computer Accounting

Surround yourself with assets, not liabilities! Jumpstart your Life.Changing. career in Accounting today!

Diploma/Degree: Diploma
Length: 2 Terms (6 Months)Program Details

EMS/Paramedic Programs
Emergency Medical Tech.

Think fast, because LIVES are going to depend on you! Get ready to learn the life-saving skills to begin a Life.Changing. Career in Emergency Medical Services!

Diploma/Degree: Certificate
Length: 2 Terms (6 Months)Program Details

Health Informatics Programs
Health Unit Coordinator

You could help save lives! Now that’s using technology that’s Life. Changing.

Diploma/Degree: Diploma
Length: 2 Terms (6 Months)Program Details

HVAC and Refrigeration
HVAC and Refrigeration

From creating comfort or simply preserving your food, the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry is not only Life. Changing. but can also be Life. SAVING!

Diploma/Degree: Diploma
Length: 2 Terms (6 Months)Program Details

Industrial Maintenance
Industrial Maintenance

Tired of the assembly line? Doing the same thing day in and day out? Make your work more exciting with one of our Life.Changing. Industrial Maintenance Programs!

Diploma/Degree: Diploma
Length: 3 Terms (9 Months)Program Details

Pharmacy Technology
Pharmacy Technology

Here’s the prescription you need to fill: three terms at Indian Hills, and you’ll be on your way to a Life. Changing. career as a Pharmacy Technician in no time!

Diploma/Degree: Diploma
Length: 3 Terms (9 Months)Program Details

Computer Tomography
Computed Tomography

Continue your education in Radiologic Technology with our Computed Tomography Certificate Program.

Diploma/Degree: Certificate
Length: 2 Terms (6 Months)Program Details


So, are you ready to embark on your Life.Changing. journey at Indian Hills? We can’t wait! 

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Office of Admissions

Indian Hills Community College
Bennett Student Services Center
623 Indian Hills Drive
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5262 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5262
Email: [email protected]