Located on the outskirts of Waterloo, Iowa with several satellite campuses nearby, Hawkeye Community College (HCC) offers higher education opportunities in technical- and healthcare-related fields to the local community. The school traces its roots back to 1966 when the Hawkeye Institute of Technology was founded on the present-day campus location, replacing the Waterloo Area Vocational School that preceded it.
Over time, the Hawkeye Institute expanded significantly and added other study options outside the strictly technical field, introducing liberal arts programs and science programs by 1992. The following year, the school received its current name of Hawkeye Community College.
HCC students pursue associate degrees or certificate programs.