Career Academies

EMC² - Exploring Manufacturing Careers Consortium

Hawkeye has partnered up with high schools in our service area to offer students a plan for a career in advanced manufacturing.

Start your career now with EMC2

The EMC2 programs gives you a chance to explore an advanced manufacturing career while earning college credit, money, and hands-on experience.

Earn College Credits

Take college classes while in high school. Each summer you will earn $300 for yourself and another $300 for an educational account for future tuition at Hawkeye.

When you complete the EMC2 program and Hawkeye's admissions requirements, you will transition into the CNC Machining and Tool-Making Technology program at Hawkeye. After successful completion of the program's four semesters, you will earn your Associate of Applied Science degree. After graduating from Hawkeye, you may transfer your credits to the University of Northern Iowa and/or transition into the workforce.

What Does EMC2 Do for You?

  • Earn up to 21 college credits for free - more than a $3000 value.
  • Receive a $600 tuition credit towards the CNC Machining and Tool-Making Technology program at Hawkeye.
  • Reduces your tuition costs by up to 35%.
  • Pays you $600 cash.
  • Receive advanced placement in the CNC Machining and Tool-Making Technology program at Hawkeye.
  • Ability to transfer credits to the University of Northern Iowa.

How to Get Started

  1. Must be a junior in high school.

  2. Have taken the ACT or COMPASS assessment.

  3. Review your high school's plan of study for EMC2.

  4. Complete and submit the EMC² application [pdf].

  5. Application deadline is March 12, 2014.

EMC² Coordinator

Mallory Jensen
Buchanan Hall 100B
319-296-4044
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