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Check out this quick tutorial to understand how to use Canvas.


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Take care of yourselves, Blackhawks. Check in with your friends and family, take walks, download meditation apps. We recognize that this is a stressful, unpredictable time.

If you find yourself feeling particularly distressed, visit for resources to get you through, because one thing we know is that this is temporary.

If you need someone to talk to, please reach out via phone, chat, or text at 1-855-325-4296 or for free, non-judgmental support.

Department of Human Services (DHS) is working hard to meet your needs

To apply for Iowa Benefits:

  • Food Assistance, FIP and Medicaid, Go to: DHS.IOWA.GOV
  • Medical Assistance only via telephone, call : 1-855-889-7985
  • Food Assistance only via telephone , call: 1-855-944-3663
  • To request a paper application, call the local DHS office

In addition at this time:

  • Medical Assistance reviews have been pushed out for 3 months.
  • Effective March 13, 2020, DHS is waiving all co-pays, premiums, and contributions for Iowa Health and Wellness Plan (IHAWP), Medicaid for Employed People with Disabilities (MEPD), Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (Hawki), and Dental Wellness Plan members until the emergency declaration is lifted.


Looking for info that we didn't address here? Go to our SCC Coronovirus Updates page

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Carl Snipes | Chemistry instructor

I started at a community college before earning a degree in Chemical Engineering, so I know what it takes to succeed.

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