Last updated 7-29-2013
Black Hawk College students may earn a degree entirely through flexible learning options. Students with busy schedules will also find it convenient to enroll in courses offered through Evening College, Weekend College, Online Learning or Study Unlimited in order to accelerate their degree completion plans.
Online Courses enable students to customize their learning to their time and their place since the courses are taught primarily via the Internet rather than in the classroom. With Online Degree, students may mix individual online courses with other flexible learning options or pursue an Associates of Arts or Associate of Science degree entirely online.
Study Unlimited (SU) provides a student with an alternative to the traditional classroom by offering selected college credit courses and is of special service to students who are busy adults, have a family, have a changing work schedule, are without regular transportation to the college campus, or have a disability. SU courses are not correspondence courses.
Minimester allows students to use the holiday vacation or time between semesters to earn college credit and accelerate their program of study. Minimester allows students to use the holiday vacation or time between semesters to earn college credit and accelerate their program of study. A typical three-credit hour minimester class might meet for four hours each day Monday through Friday except on holidays. Minimester classes are published in the spring schedule and enjoy the same cost structure, financial aid eligibility and transfer equivalency as courses offered in the traditional semester length format.
Several other flexible learning options include:
Hybrid classes meet in the traditional classroom setting for at least half the scheduled classroom hours; the rest of the class involves structured education opportunities such as internet components, field trips, service learning projects, or other activities designed by the instructor.
Students can complete eighteen (18) certificates or degrees during Evening College.
Students can complete a certificate, degree or upgrade their skills by attending Weekend College in combination with a variety of other flexible learning options.
The College offers a limited number of courses through the telecourse delivery approach. (Going the Distance)
At both the Quad-Cities and East campuses, students can take courses by means of the Interactive Television (DL) system. These courses may originate from either campus or from other sites.