Hawkeye to Host Advanced Manufacturing Information Session on July 26

posted on Monday, July 10, 2017 in  College News

CEDAR FALLS–Hawkeye Community College will host an information session on short-term training in CNC Machining, Industrial Maintenance, and Welding on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, from 5:00–6:00 p.m. at the Cedar Falls Center, 5330 Nordic Drive, Cedar Falls. The session will include information about upcoming training opportunities, a tour of training areas, and the opportunity to visit with instructors.

The next CNC Machining training runs August 10–December 18, 2017, and meets Mondays and Thursdays from 5:00–10:00 p.m. A second session runs November 7, 2017–March 21, 2018, and meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:00-10:00 p.m. CNC operators work in a variety of manufacturing environments and are trained to program, set up, and operate a CNC machine, inspect parts, perform production runs, and set up jobs. CNC machine operators are in high demand in the Cedar Valley. In four months, individuals completing the non-credit certificate may earn $26,700–$37,300 per year, not including overtime.

The next Production Welding training runs October 3–November 16, 2017, and meets Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Welding continues to be the principle means of fabricating and repairing metal products. Iowa Workforce Development forecasts more than 270 job openings each year for welders through 2022. Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers are some of the top occupations in Iowa with the most job openings. Starting wages average $27,900–$36,900 per year and many in this field work overtime.

The next Industrial Maintenance training runs September 12, 2017–May 23, 2018, with classes held Monday–Thursday, 3:30–9:30 p.m. The Industrial Maintenance program prepares students for high demand entry-level employment. Industrial maintenance workers maintain, monitor, troubleshoot, and repair equipment used in the production of goods. Individuals completing the non-credit certificate may earn $30,100–$42,700 per year, not including overtime.

For more information, call 319-296-4290 or visit www.hawkeyecollege.edu/advanced-manufacturing


  1. Advanced Manufacturing
  2. CNC Machining
  3. Industrial Maintenance Program
  4. Welding
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