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Study at Hawkeye Community College

Hawkeye Community College is a community college located just outside Waterloo, Iowa. HCC also operates several satellite campuses in nearby towns. The Hawkeye Institute of Technology was formed on July 1, 1966, replacing the Waterloo Area Vocational School. The institute eventually added programs in liberal arts and sciences, and expanded as a comprehensive college. It was renamed Hawkeye Community College in July of 1993.

Student life at HCC is active. There are several clubs and organizations on campus as well. Some of these are the All Agriculture Club, the International Association of Administrative Professionals, Distributive Education Clubs of American and Global Humanitarian Relief Club.

Profile of Hawkeye Community College

The campus of Hawkeye Community College is in Waterloo, IA, which is a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Hawkeye Community College include, at the school's highest level, the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in nursing and emergency medicine and conservation and resource management.

Hawkeye Community College Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes Hawkeye Community College an attractive choice for many applicants. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Hawkeye Community College had 5, 725 students enrolled (3, 860 full-time equivalent).

Hawkeye Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine473licensed practical nurse, registered nursing, various nursing
Liberal Arts341liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies
Medical Support and Technology73medical lab tech, dental hygienist, respiratory care tech, dental assistant, optometric tech
Mechanics and Repair64automobile mechanics, HVAC, autobody repair, diesel mechanics, industrial mechanics
Engineering Technician47electronics tech, architectural drafting, civil engineering tech, manufacturing tech, mechanical drafting
Production Trades46machinist, tool and die tech, welding
Conservation and Resource Management40natural resources management
Medical administration32medical secretary
Security and Law Enforcement29criminal justice and police
office and Administration28executive secretary, general office occupations, administrative assistant
Business and Management25accounting, sales and marketing
Computer Science and Engineering24computer networking, computer services management, web design
Photography and Commercial Art24commercial photography
Family and Social Work20child care provider
Media19graphic communications
Agricultural Science and Management18agricultural supply, agricultural machine operation
Landscaping and Horticulture12applied horticulture
Transportation12truck and bus driver
Design7interior design
Animal Science and Care7animal husbandry

Contact: Hawkeye Community College

Hawkeye Community College

1501 E Orange Rd

Waterloo, IA 50701

General Phone: (319) 296-2320


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