Hawkeye Adult Literacy Program

Hawkeye Adult Literacy Program

NLD ID #75308
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Contact Information

Hawkeye Community College, Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center
120 Jefferson St.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Primary Contact

Laura Hidlebaugh

(319) 296-4278 Ext:2005


Hours of Operation

8:00 am to 1:30 pm (M-F) & 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm (T,W,TH)

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Program Overview

The Hawkeye Adult Literacy Program offers comprehensive adult education and literacy services for the adult learner. Contact us to learn more about these exciting opportunities:

  • Study and prepare for the HiSET exam so you can earn your High School Equivalency Diploma issued by the Iowa Department of Education. Our High School Completion Program offers leveled math and language arts classes, a Social Studies/Science class, and an independent study lab. A trained teacher staffs our study lab and student computers and online study material are provided. We offer an online class for those with qualifying scores.·
  • HiSET testing is offered in our Assessment Center at a variety of times and days weekly.
  • Career exploration and transition to college services are provided by our Career Pathway Specialist and our Transition Specialist.
  • English Language Learning classes are offered at seven instructional levels from pre-literacy through bridge-to-college. Students in all classes learn speaking, listening, reading, writing, and computer skills to prepare them for life and work in the U.S. We have served English language learners from more than 100 countries in our program!
  • Students can enroll in Construction or Childcare Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) courses.
  • Citizenship classes to prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam are offered to enrolled English Language Learners.
  • We offer Family Literacy services to adults enrolled in our High School Completion Program or our English Language Learning Program. We support and encourage parents in their role as child's first teacher. We provide instruction and free children's books to enrolled parents.
  • Our I-BEST program provides eligible students the opportunity to learn workplace skills and earn college credit at the same time. Adult basic education skills (reading, writing, math, English language proficiency, computer skills) are integrated into the college course content and taught in a workplace context. We currently offer I-BEST programming in CNC machining, Certified Nurse Aide, and Hospitality Management. We also offer a noncredit CDL Integrated Education and Training program.
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Cost Info

Adult Literacy Programming is free! ELL classes have a $30 textbook fee with financial assistance available. High School Completion students pay $10.75 for each of the five HiSET subtests with financial assistance available.

This program listing was last updated: November 22, 2023.

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Education services

  • Read and write better
  • Find a family literacy program
  • Help my child learn
  • Study for my high school equivalency exam
  • Learn English
  • Improve my math skills
  • Improve my technology skills
  • Volunteer at a program
  • Become a U.S. citizen
  • Improve my workforce skills

Instruction Type

  • In-person
  • Online