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 of Hawkeye’s mission. Look over the full range of options in this Hawkeye programs listing to find a degree or transfer program that fits...
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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. Many classes are free, since your high school pays for the courses and may provide textbooks. To register for one of Hawkeye’s Career Academies speak with your high...
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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 that has options for different life circumstances, respiratory care is for you,” said Jamie Bute, director of the Respiratory Care...
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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 health centers are staffed with technicians, researchers, therapists, and assistants. Many of these in-demand, good-paying healthcare careers require...

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 doors closed in 2012 and Zingg found himself looking for a job. His plans had changed. “I didn’t know which way to go,” he said. “With my experience there’s really not a whole lot out...

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 company has decided to outsource or sell a division; it’s purely a financial decision; or the nature of the work or business has...

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 clocks, and thousands of workers pouring out of the gates. The assembly line of Henry Ford’s day still shapes public perception of manufacturing. But within the industry, vast changes in...

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 is at the core of Hawkeye’s mission. Look over the full range of options in this Hawkeye programs listing to find a degree or...
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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 at the core of Hawkeye’s mission. Look over the full range of options in this Hawkeye programs listing to find a degree or transfer...
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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 Dan Utley, instructor in Hawkeye’s Industrial Automation Technology program. “You can’t just hire someone off the...
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Hawkeye 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 at the core of Hawkeye’s mission. Look over the full range of options in this list of Hawkeye programs to find a degree or transfer...
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Quiz: Test Your Hawkeye Knowledge

Hawkeye Community College has been connecting the community with the education and training for 50 years. How much do you know about Hawkeye’s five-decade history in the Cedar Valley? Complete this five-question quiz at www.hawkeyecollege.edu/cf/trivia and be entered to win limited edition Hawkeye gear like t-shirts and pennants. 1. How much money did Harold Brock borrow to help get Hawkeye...
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STEM @ Hawkeye

Hawkeye’s mobile learning lab is helping K-12 students get excited about science, technology, engineering, and math. [caption id="attachment_1281" align="alignleft" width="200"] STEM Career Fair The annual Eighth Grade STEM Career Fair brings more than 1,200 students to campus each fall to hear from STEM-related employers and try their hands at everything from occupational therapy to...

Hawkeye Community College Guide to Careers

For 50 years, Hawkeye Community College has been helping thousands obtain a high-quality, affordable college education and reach their career goals. Check out Hawkeye’s more than 45 career and transfer programs to find a degree or program that fits your talents and interests. To find out more about how to prepare for your future at Hawkeye, call 319-296-4000 or visit us online at...
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Hawkeye Community College Receives Grant to Support Truck Driving Training for Military Veterans

Hawkeye Community College is one of seven colleges across the country to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration program to train current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their spouses and children for jobs as commercial bus and truck drivers. Hawkeye received $100,524 from the Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator...
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Low Risk, High Rewards

High-Tech Simulators Help Train High-Quality Healthcare Professionals Everything that happens in the Van Gerpen Patient Simulator Lab at Hawkeye Community College is focused on one thing: quality. It’s not just about the quality of the technology or the simulations it runs. It’s the quality of the educational experience and the quality of healthcare professionals that experience...
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