Monthly Archive:: April 2015

Not Your Grandfather’s Factory

Next generation industrial careers need high-tech skills What do you think of when you imagine a shift change at a factory? Unless you work inside one, chances are you think of a whistle, punch cards and time

Skill and Caring

There’s more to healthcare careers than you think Everyone knows that job opportunities in healthcare are booming. From technicians to those on the front line of patient care, healthcare careers abound. Beyond doctors and nurses, hospitals and

Short-Term Training Nets Long-Term Career Goals

Student Success Story Ka-Te-Dra Purifoy Ka-Te-Dra Purifoy learned about the short-term training opportunities at Hawkeye Community College at a time in her life when she was searching for direction. Unemployed for nearly two years, she was at

Lost Your Job? Where do you begin?

Changing careers after years in one job can seem overwhelming. Often the first steps–the mental and emotional ones–are the hardest. “People lose their jobs for many reasons,” says recruiting firm Harris Allied manager Kathy Harris. “Maybe their

Life After the Bakery Closes

Job retraining at Hawkeye Community College helps father land on his feet Kent Zingg had a plan. He had 26 years under his belt at Wonder Bread and planned on five more until retirement. Then, the factory

Respiratory Care Program

The Respiratory Care program at Hawkeye Community College prepares students for employment in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. “If you like helping people and want a career

Getting a Head Start

Ways to earn college credit in high school CollegeNow! at Hawkeye Community College allows students to earn high school and college degrees simultaneously. Mercedes “Cede” Angel will graduate from Denver High School on May 24. As she

Career Academies

Career Academies give you the opportunity to earn college credit and may include hands-on experience in the workplace. Courses are offered at your high school, at Hawkeye’s main campus, or at one of the college’s other centers.

Hawkeye Community College Guide to Careers

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 is at the core

Alumni Spotlight: Life-Changing Events

Some events in life leave a lasting impression. They are pivotal points in time that are truly life changing. For Laura Freeman, the first of these came at age 12. She was diagnosed with cancer, an illness