Building a Tiny House

Unique construction project provides valuable hands-on learning Tiny houses are a big deal these days. The quaint, sometimes quirky micro houses offer the concept of simple living, with everything you need and nothing you don’t. While the houses

Advanced Skills for Today’s Workforce

Industrial Automation Technology program prepares students for in-demand careers Manufacturing today is increasingly more advanced, with more sophisticated equipment and more technical skills needed to operate it. “It takes a skilled technician to work on equipment,” said

50 Years of Innovation

Since Hawkeye opened its doors in 1966, it has focused on meeting the needs of the community, providing quality, affordable training for learners at all stages of life. First opened as Hawkeye Institute of Technology, today Hawkeye

GAP Tuition Assistance Program Removes Barriers to Career Training

When Toney O’Neal was laid off from his job at Bridgestone/Firestone in Des Moines, he came back to his hometown to get back on track. He was able to enroll in the short-term Industrial Maintenance program at

A Heads-Up on Financial Aid

Headache-saving changes are coming Changes are coming to the financial aid process that will make it easier to apply for help and plan ahead for college. Beginning October 1, 2016, students will be able to file a

Guide to careers

Your Goals. Our Mission. For 50 years, Hawkeye Community College has been educating thousands in Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Butler, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Grundy, Fayette, Floyd, and Tama counties. High-quality, affordable college education that’s close to home is

Contextual Learning: New Hawkeye Program Teaches English, Machining Skills

Kossi Minekpo has completed his four-month training in computer-numerical control (CNC) machining at Hawkeye Community College’s Metro Center. But along with becoming proficient in operating computerized and manual mills and lathes, the native of Togo in West

Gain Confidence, Reinvent Your Career

Former bakery employee uses ingenuity, Hawkeye degree to make his dreams a reality Brian Mauer is a problem solver. He prides himself on coming up with inventive ways to fix things, whether it’s a rigging to elevate a

Student Success Story: Walfer Cifuentes

Walfer Cifuentes learned so much in the CNC Machining class that he doesn’t want to stop. “I want to keep learning more,” he said. “I need to learn the most possible.” Cifuentes has lived in Waterloo for

Dislocated Worker Transition Center

The new Dislocated Worker Transition Center opened August 18, 2015, on Hawkeye Community College’s Main Campus. Established as part of a collaborative effort to assist displaced John Deere workers in Waterloo and Ankeny, the center will assist

The Savvy Choice

More than five years after the economic recession hit, students are savvier shoppers than ever before, a survey finds. In fact, while the U.S. is in official recovery mode, seven in 10 new freshmen say the economy

CNC Training Helps Refugee Find New Career Path

Student Success Story: Po Chan Po Chan arrived in Waterloo two years ago without any real job training. A refugee from Burma, he had worked as a spray painter in Malaysia and had some limited math education,

Begin Here…Go Anywhere

Starting your college education at a community college is a great way to build confidence and study skills, save money, explore career options, and earn college credit for both an associate degree and toward the bachelor’s degree

Study Abroad Programs Offer Global Learning Experiences

College is a place where students gain knowledge, skills, and connections to prepare them for success. For students at Hawkeye Community College, the study abroad program provides the opportunity to make those connections span the globe. “Anybody

Hawkeye Community College Guide to careers

Your Goals. Our Mission. For nearly 50 years, Hawkeye Community College has been educating thousands in Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Butler, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Grundy, Fayette, Floyd, and Tama counties. High-quality, affordable college education that’s close to home