Accelerated Courses for Working Adults

Accelerated Courses for Working Adults

Accelerated courses at Hawkeye are designed for working adults that want to take the next step in their careers.

Students enrolled in Hawkeye's Accelerated classes:

  • take one class at a time, meeting once a week in the evening for 5 or 10 weeks.
  • complete additional coursework outside the classroom and online.
  • have class discussions based on personal and professional experiences.

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students can complete the Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts or Business Administration entirely in the accelerated 5-week format. Additionally, students can take a combination of online, evening, and daytime course formats to complete their degree requirements.

It's recommended that students in accelerated courses take only one course at a time due to the intensity of the 5-week course format.

We encourage students to work with a Hawkeye program advisor to select courses, make a transfer plan, and review their progress.

Accelerated Classes Start Every 5 Weeks!

Classes begin each month so you can get started right away. Enroll today!

Block 5 February 09 – March 08, 2016
CLS150 Latin American History and Culture 3 credits Tues 5:30-9:30pm
SOC120 Marriage and Family 3 credits Tues 5:30-9:30pm
Block 6 March 22 – April 21, 2016
ECN120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits Thur 5:30-9:30pm
LIT133 Minority Voices in U.S. Literature 3 credits Tues 5:30-9:30pm
PHI101 Introduction to Philosophy 3 credits Tues 5:30-9:30pm
Block 7 April 26 – May 26, 2016
ECN130 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits Thur 5:30-9:30pm
HIS152 U.S. History Since 1877 3 credits Tues 5:30-9:30pm
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3 credits Tues 5:30-9:30pm
Block 8 May 31 – June 30, 2016
MGT101 Principles of Management 3 credits Thur 5:30-9:30pm
ENV115 Environmental Science 3 credits Tues 5:30-9:30pm
Block 8/9 May 31 – August 02, 2016
ENG105 Composition I 3 credits Tues 5:30-7:50pm
ENG106 Composition II 3 credits Tues 5:30-7:50pm
HIS117 Western Civilization I: Ancient and Medieval 3 credits Tues 5:30-7:50pm
Block 9 July 05 – August 04, 2016
BIO154 Human Biology 3 credits Tues 5:30-9:30pm
BUS183 Business Law 3 credits Thur 5:30-9:30pm

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Cindi Clark
Black Hawk Hall 101
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Program Advisors

Ryan Rasmussen
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 203
319-296-2329 ext.1237
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Bryan Renfro
Black Hawk Hall 102
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