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 www.hawkeyecollege.edu.  

Registration for summer and fall terms begins March 20. 

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Programs Example Career Paths Starting Wages*
Agricultural Business Management Agricultural Equipment Operators $26,700-$35,500 
Farm Products Buyers & Purchasing Agents $34,100-$56,700
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Workers $38,600-$54,300
Precision Agriculture Technicians $31,800-$48,300
Animal Science Agricultural & Food Science Technicians $23,500-$34,900 
Agricultural Inspectors $31,500-$47,000
Animal Breeders $23,400-$32,700
Farmworkers $21,400-$27,600
Landscape & Turf Management First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, & Groundskeeping Workers $28,200-$40,100
Grounds Maintenance Workers  $24,800-$35,100 
Nursery & Greenhouse Farmworkers & Laborers $20,100-$28,600
Vegetation Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, & Applicators $21,500-$30,100
Natural Resources Management Forest & Conservation Technicians $31,100-$43,200 
Veterinary Assisting Veterinary Assistants & Laboratory Animal Caretakers $18,300-$24,500 

Arts

Programs Example Career Paths Starting Wages*
Digital Mass Media Audio & Video Equipment Technicians $21,400-$34,400 
Broadcast Technicians & Videographers $18,200-$39,100
Multimedia Artists & Specialists $29,100-$55,600
Sound Engineering Technicians $29,500-$48,400
Graphic Communications Desktop Publishers $28,600-$44,700
Graphic Designers $27,500-$43,800 
Multimedia Artists $29,100-$55,600
Web Designers $33,500-$61,000 
Professional Photography Photographers $17,600-$27,700 

Business

Programs Example Career Paths Starting Wages*
Accounting Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks $22,900-$34,000 
Executive Assistant Executive Secretaries & Executive Administrative Assistants $31,200-$43,700  
Secretaries & Administrative Assistants $21,900-$31,600
Golf Course &
Country Club Management
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, & Groundskeeping Workers $28,200-$42,100 
Food Service Managers $27,200-$40,900
Hospitality Management Food Service Managers $27,200-$40,900 
General & Operations Managers $40,200-$89,300
Lodging Managers $24,000-$42,400  
Programs Example Career Paths Starting Wages*
Human Resource Management Human Resources Assistants $27,200-$37,800  
Human Resources Specialists $33,600-$51,700
Legal Office Assistant Executive Secretaries & Executive Administrative Assistants $31,200-$43,700
Legal Secretaries $24,700-$36,500  
Marketing Management Advertising Sales Agents $25,000-$46,900  
Customer Service & Office Managers & Supervisors $31,100-$48,200
Customer Service Representatives $21,900-$32,600
Sales Supervisors and Managers $37,400-$64,100
Medical Administrative Assistant Executive Secretaries & Executive Administrative Assistants $31,200-$43,700  
Medical Secretaries $24,500-$32,500
Medical Billing & Coding Associate Medical Records & Health Information Technicians $28,100-$39,200 


Education

Programs Example Career Paths Starting Wages*
Early Childhood Education Childcare Workers $17,000-$18,900  
Preschool Teachers in Head Start & Private Preschools $19,400-$27,100  
Teacher Assistants $17,500-$23,400  


Health

Programs Example Career Paths Starting Wages*
Associate Degree Nursing Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) $33,500-$39,700 
Registered Nurses (RN) $42,200-$55,000
Dental Assisting Dental Assistants $28,800-$37,800  
Dental Hygiene Dental Hygienists $57,900-$68,500 
Medical Laboratory Technology Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technicians $31,000-$42,300  
Occupational Therapy Assistant Occupational Therapy Assistants $42,000-$53,700 
Physical Therapist Assistant Physical Therapist Assistants $32,700-$46,000  
Respiratory Care Respiratory Therapists $42,300-$50,600


Industrial and Engineering Technology

Programs Example Career Paths Starting Wages*
Civil & Construction
Engineering Technology
Civil Engineering Technicians $34,600-$52,400  
CNC Machining &
Tool-Making Technology
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers $34,600-$45,200  
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators $29,400-$35,900
Machinists $26,700-$37,300  
Tool & Die Makers $38,900-$48,900
Electromechanical
Engineering Technology
Electrical & Electronics Repairers for Commercial &
Industrial Equipment
$35,800-$50,000
Industrial Engineering Technicians $37,600-$51,500
Electronics
Engineering Technology
Electrical & Electronics Engineering Technicians $41,800-$60,200  
Electrical & Electronics Repairers for Commercial &
Industrial Equipment
$35,800-$50,000
Heating & Air Conditioning Heating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration Mechanics
& Installers
$32,800-$49,500 
Industrial Automation
Technology
Industrial Machinery Mechanics $35,400-$48,200  
Machinery Maintenance Workers $30,100-$42,700 
Robotics Technicians $42,300-$60,400
Sustainable Construction
& Design
Carpenters $29,400-$41,500  
Construction Managers $44,300-$74,400
Drywall & Ceiling Tile Installers $27,100-$38,200  
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades $38,900-$57,800  
Welding Welders, Cutters, Solderers, & Brazers $27,900-$36,200  
  Welding, Soldering, & Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders $29,200-$35,800 


Liberal Arts and Transfer Programs

At Hawkeye, you can complete the first two years of your four-year degree and transfer to the four-year college or university of your choice as a junior. 

When you earn your Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree, you are completing the general education requirements and recommended and/or required elective courses for your four-year bachelor’s degree. Work closely with an advisor to ensure coursework transfers seamlessly. 

Choose from one of our transfer degrees to get a jump-start on your four-year degree.
Liberal Arts
Agricultural Science
Business Administration
Criminal Justice

Information Technology

Programs Example Career Paths Starting Wages*
Information Systems Management Computer User Support Specialists $28,400-$43,200  
Network Administration & Engineering Computer Network Support Specialists $38,400-$54,400 
Computer User Support Specialists $28,400-$43,200  
Web Programming & Development Web Developers $33,500-$61,000 

 

Power Technology

Programs Possible Career Paths Starting Wages*
Agricultural Power Technology Farm Equipment Mechanics & Service Technicians $29,400-$38,700  
Automotive Technology Automotive Service Technicians & Mechanics $24,500-$38,800  
Electronic Equipment Installers & Repairers $24,600-$33,600
Collision Repair & Refinishing Automotive Body & Related Repairers $24,800-$38,800  
Construction Equipment Operation Construction Equipment Operators & Operating Engineers $32,400-$46,700 
Diesel Truck Technology Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists $28,400-$40,700  
Truck Driving & Transportation Training Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers $28,100-$40,600  
Light Truck & Delivery Services Drivers $19,200-$31,900

 

Public Services

Programs Possible Career Paths Starting Wages*
Emergency Medical Services Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics $22,600-$33,200  
Fire Science Firefighters $21,500-$37,900  
Police Science Detectives & Criminal Investigators $53,100-$77,000
Gaming Surveillance Officers & Gaming Investigators $22,100-$31,800
Police & Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $39,100-$54,300