Black Hawk College strives to provide educational opportunities to enable individuals to become contributing members of the workforce. Sixty-five percent (65%) of new jobs will require post-secondary education and training below the baccalaureate level, and 75% of the current workforce needs training. The information supply available doubles every five years.
The mission of the career and technical education programs at Black Hawk College is to provide students the opportunities to choose, prepare for and advance in their careers and vocations. This mission is accomplished by integrating technical education and academic education to provide the skills and education needed for living in a global society, competing in the workforce and being receptive to lifelong learning.
Career and Technical Education at Black Hawk College
Black Hawk College offers degree programs and certificates that ensure graduates are ready for a globally competitive marketplace using CTE and STEM initiatives.
What is CTE?
Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides students with the skills, technical knowledge, academics and experience they need to enter high-skill, high-demand, high-wage careers.
- Partner with employers to design high-quality programs.
- Prepare students to succeed.
- Ensure a globally competitive U.S. workforce.
What is STEM?
STEM education emphasizes Science, Technology, Engineering and Math studies.
- Improve students critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Drive technological and scientific advancement.
- Increase gender and racial diversity in students studying those subjects.
Support services for students in career (CTE) programs:
- Academic advising
- Emergency financial assistance
- Laptop loans for the semester
- Referrals to community resources
- Tutoring for CTE classes
- Study group support
- Academic skills workshops
- Accommodations assistance
For information on how you can receive support in your career program, contact Jen Holldorf at 309-796-5133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.