IHCC Engineering Visit Day


(Press Release) – OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College will hold an Engineering Visit Day on Saturday, Feb. 21.  The special day will allow those interested a chance to learn more about careers in engineering and the engineering transfer program at IHCC.

Students have an opportunity to take classes at Indian Hills and establish the foundation necessary to pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering before transferring to a four-year program.  The IHCC curriculum prepares students to transfer in one of a number of engineering fields, including biomedical, biochemical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial and mechanical.

The purpose of the academic program at Indian Hills is to enable more students from southeast Iowa to pursue a career in engineering.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of engineering jobs is projected to increase by 9% by 2022.  The median salary for an engineer was $86,200 in 2012.

Those attending the IHCC visit day will learn about course equivalencies between Indian Hills and the colleges of engineering at the University of Iowa and Iowa State University and will get an opportunity to ask questions of a panel of current IHCC engineering students.

There will also be information about student services offered at Indian Hills, such as the SUCCESS Center and tutoring, scholarships and financial aid, student health and wellness, and housing and dining.  The day will conclude with a campus tour.

Check-in begins at noon in Efner Academic Hall on the IHCC Ottumwa campus.  The program starts at 1:00.

An online registration form and more information can be found on the IHCC website at www.indianhills.edu/engineering.