Last updated 10/31/2012
Welcome and thank you for choosing Black Hawk College!
Originally established as Moline Community College by the Moline School Board in 1946, the college was later named Black Hawk College in 1961. In 1965, the college was incorporated into the state’s system of higher education, and in 1967 East Campus operations started at the Kewanee National Guard Armory. The current Quad-Cities Campus was completed between 1970 and 1971, and the current East Campus in Galva was completed in 1977. Since those early days, Black Hawk College has been about the business of providing quality education through both credit and non-credit offerings.
As the president of Black Hawk College, I am dedicated to continuing the tradition of providing excellent educational opportunities while increasing access for residents of the nine counties we serve in western Illinois, a region that has a rich and diverse culture.
At Black Hawk College, you will find dedicated staff and faculty who are anxious to help you achieve your educational goals through more than 100 career track programs and more than 40 transfer programs. We are here to pave the way for your success with exceptional learning opportunities. Your experiences in the classroom will be readily transferable to the workplace or to a four-year college or university.
In addition, we have a variety of athletic programs and student clubs and organizations that encourage involvement and engagement. Studies show that the more engaged students are during their college experience the more successful they are. Please take advantage of our student life events and clubs. Involvement will truly enrich your educational program.
I extend my best wishes to you during your time with us.
Dr. Thomas Baynum, President
To provide the resources and environment for lifelong learning – means we must be aware of the changing world and offer our students the education they need to meet the challenges it presents. I encourage you to explore our website, call our advisors, or visit us on campus to learn more about what we have to offer. I think you will be impressed!