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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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 and her classmates prepare to become high school graduates that day, Cede will stand out among them for one reason: she will already be a college...

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...

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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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. [caption id="attachment_1165" align="alignright" width="320"] Jacob Fitzpatrick and Amanda Grunklee assist Haitian university students with soil quality testing...

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 of your choice. Hawkeye can show you the path to a bachelor’s degree. Begin Now! First stop for transfer planning: Student Services – provides the resources to...
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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 up to 650 workers with career and employment-related services and training. “Hawkeye Community College has a long history of serving the workforce...
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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 Africa also improved a few other skills. “I learned English a lot, because English (is) my second language,” said Minekpo. He was...
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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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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 might be small, building them is still a big undertaking. For students in Hawkeye’s Sustainable Construction and Design program, this provided a...
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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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Tips for Returning Adult Students

As daunting as it may sometimes seem, going back to college is easier than many people believe. We understand that the transition into college isn’t the same for everyone and that for some people there might be obstacles to address first. That’s why with the help of Hawkeye Community College, students can begin to see how to combat financial, social, and educational issues that may exist while...
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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...

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Military and Veterans Services at Hawkeye

1 Full-Time Coordinator. Robin Knight provides programming and veteran-related services and advocates for military-connected students on college policy, practice, and procedures. She is the primary point of contact to support the students in education benefits and service referrals. 2 Military and Veterans Service Center. Located in the Brock Student Center, the center provides a designated...

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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Exploring your interests: The value of elective classes

Since 2008, a focus of higher education has understandably been jobs, jobs, jobs. Providing technical training and marketable skills is a core mission of community colleges, and when the economy is sour, their roles assume critical importance. But college offers more than just job training. Beyond the program-specific courses in a given major, a college student is required to take about an equal...
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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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New Adult Learning Center Aims to Expand Services, Opportunities for Students

Bethany Shadow didn’t graduate from high school.  Now and then, she would start working toward her High School Completion Diploma (HSED), but never followed through. Then Bethany became a mother, and she had a shift in perspective. It wasn’t just about finishing her diploma, it was about providing a good example for her daughter. [caption id="attachment_1353" align="alignleft" width="300"]...