Absolutely. With good planning, you can attend part-time and still make steady progress toward your goal. Plan to meet regularly with your advisor to stay on track.
Career programs range from short-term certificate programs to Associate of Applied Science degrees. Career programs give you up-to-date skills that prepare you to enter the workforce. Click here for career programs.
Transfer programs prepare you to continue your studies at a four-year university or college. At Black Hawk College you’ll earn an associate degree in all transfer programs, complete the general education courses accepted by most universities, and begin taking courses in your major area. Click here for degree planning worksheets and additional information on transfer degrees.
The Transfer Center is your up-to-date source for admissions and major requirements at four-year colleges and universities. Access college catalogs, admission requirements and scholarship information. Meet college representatives visiting Black Hawk College and learn first-hand how your courses transfer.
Dropping a class can delay reaching your academic goal. Still, dropping a course may be your best option. Visit your advisor before deciding. Advisors can also discuss whether to add a class.
Seeing which courses you’ve taken – and the final grade you earned – is at your fingertips in your myBlackHawk account. Once you login to myBlackHawk, click through the Student tab to Student Records, then open Academic Transcript to see your unofficial transcript.
You are not alone. It is not uncommon to be uncertain about what you want to do in college or afterward.
Options are available to help you below:
Career Services Center (CSC)
You can visit the CSC to learn about the wide range of career options available. You can take a career assessment of your skills and interests to see what career is a good fit for you. You can also do career searches and job hunts.
You can meet with a BHC counselor to take a career inventory or to discuss majors that might work for your interests.
Psychology 105: Career Exploration and Planning
You can attend this course to help you complete an in-depth exploration of your interests, abilities and personality to identify careers that match who you are! See the class schedule for times.
Also, watch for career workshops offered throughout the year!
Advising for Deciding Students
Advising focusing on college readiness, student know-how, self-discovery, setting goals and timelines, and career exploration can help you get the most from your college experience.
Click here to print and start the My BHC Plan. Bring your plan to your advising session.
Use the Programs of Study link to locate your program and required courses.
Yes! Advisors are knowledgeable first contacts at Black Hawk College. Get help with becoming a student, discuss your educational goals, understand your program and degree choices, and learn about the college’s resources to help you succeed.
Are you struggling with adjusting to college, or with stress, relationships, physical or emotional issues, depression, or something else unique to you? The college’s professional counselors are here to help.
If you are already attending another college or university you can take a class at BHC for possible transfer back to your home school. Please follow these steps to register and ensure the course will be accepted by your home school:
Home for College Break
Get a head start at your college or university Are you already attending another college or university but planning to take a class at BHC that will transfer back to your home school?
Follow the steps below to register successfully at BHC and ensure the course you take will meet a requirement at your home college or university:
1. Complete the application for admission at www.bhc.edu/apply. Please allow 48 hours for processing once your application has been submitted.
2. Talk to a BHC Advisor to determine the class that meets the requirement at your home school. It’s always best to get written confirmation from an Advisor or Admissions Representative at your home college or university that the BHC course will transfer back and meet a specific requirement. Your home school has the final say about which courses it will accept.
3. Check the schedule for course availability, meeting times and prerequisites at www.bhc.edu/schedules.
4. If the course you’d like to take has a prerequisite, make certain you’ve met it or you will not be able to register. If you met the prerequisite at BHC, you should be able to register online (see step 5). If you’ve met the prerequisite elsewhere, you’ll need to access your transcript and send it to your BHC Advisor. Do not send us a link to your transcript. Instead:
- Make a .pdf copy of your transcript and attach it to an email to the Advising Center at ADVQC@bhc.edu.
- In your message be sure to include the BHC course you’d like to register for (i.e. PSYC 101), your first name, middle initial, last name, birthdate and phone number.
- The transcript must clearly show your name, college name, the course numbers and names, number of credits, when you attended, your final grades and your cumulative GPA.
- Instead of emailing you may also fax your transcript and the other information to the Advising Center at 309-796-5139.
5. An Advisor will then review your transcript and contact you via email or phone and let you know if you’ve in fact met the prerequisite. If you have met the prerequisite, the Advisor will perform an override so you may register online.
6. Register through your myBlackHawk account by visiting www.bhc.edu/register.