Black Hawk College » Announcements Campuses located in the city of Moline and near Kewanee, Illinois. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 21:42:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 BHC closed Sept. 7 for Labor Day Fri, 04 Sep 2015 05:01:13 +0000 All Black Hawk College facilities will be closed Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of Labor Day. The college will re-open and classes will resume Tuesday, Sept. 8.

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BHC cuts gauze ‘ribbon’ for new Health Sciences Center Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:20:57 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Health Sciences Center open house ribbon cut 9-1-15 077 (web)

Black Hawk College officials arrived by college ambulance then cut ceremonial gauze Sept. 1 to celebrate the new Health Sciences Center at the Quad-Cities Campus in Moline.

More than 120 people – including representatives from the health care industry, BHC students and elected officials – attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house.

Construction of the three-story, 55,100-square-foot facility began in April 2014. The $15 million project was paid for with 2012 bond funds.

Not only are students learning in a new building, they have new learning tools. The college received two state grants to buy new patient simulator manikins, hardware, software and other health sciences equipment, hospital beds and other furniture, and a refurbished ambulance.

Health Sciences Center open house ribbon cut 9-1-15 080 (web)

The Health Sciences Center houses these programs:

  • Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)
  • Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program (CNA)
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Health Information Management (HIM)
  • Medical Assisting (MA)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
  • Practical Nursing (LPN)

In the future, the building also will house two new programs – Surgical Technology (certificate and associate of applied science) and Veterinary Assisting (certificate).

Black Hawk College thanks the State of Illinois and the Illinois Community College Board for providing funds to purchase equipment for the Health Sciences Center.

State of Illinois Capital Development Board – $310,000 grant

  • SimMan (2) and SimJunior (1) patient simulator manikins
  • Hospital beds (24)

Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) – $285,000 grant

  • EMS patient simulator manikin
  • Used ambulance
  • Teaching equipment

Black Hawk College is seeking gold-level LEED green building certification. Project attributes include:

  • Water-efficient landscaping used
  • Potable water usage reduced by 35%
  • More than 20% of materials in building have recycled content
  • Low-emitting VOC adhesives, sealants, paints, flooring and composite wood used
  • Existing forest habitat east of building maintained
  • Amount of stormwater leaving site reduced
  • 90% of occupied spaces have exterior view
  • LEED-accredited professionals worked on project

Visit Facebook to see photos from the ribbon-cutting ceremony and the open house.

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Last updated 9/1/2015

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Vintage rods hosting 44th car show Sept. 27 at QC Campus Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:00:05 +0000 The Quad City’s Vintage Rods 44th Annual Car Show on Sunday, Sept. 27 at the Quad-Cities Campus will highlight more than 350 shiny, pampered vintage automobiles owned by club members and other collectors from around the Midwest.

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Join BHC on a foodie bus trip to Chicago Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:28:43 +0000 Continue reading ]]> farmers market produceFood enthusiasts are invited to visit Chicago’s finest markets and hidden gourmet shops this fall with Black Hawk College.

Three Chicago Food Bus Trips will be led by Chef Stephanie Godke. Choose from these trip dates:

  • Chicago Farmers’ Markets and Gourmet Goodies – Thursday, Sept. 17.
  • Bus to Chicago Ethnic Neighborhoods – Tuesday, Oct. 20.
  • Gourmet Shopping for the Holidays – Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Cost is $90 per bus trip. All trips will leave at 7 a.m. from the BHC Outreach Center in East Moline and return at approximately 8 p.m.

For trip details, visit To register, call BHC Professional and Continuing Education at 309-796-8223.

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Veterans can relax, study in BHC center Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:15:27 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Veterans Center 10-3-14 (web)Black Hawk College offers veterans and active-duty military students and employees a place to relax, network, study and find resources to help them transition into college and careers.

The BHC Veterans Resource Center at the Quad-Cities Campus is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Building 4, Room 117, but can be open other hours depending on demand or need.

Thanks to a BHC Foundation grant, it now also offers many art supplies to allow veterans and military students to express themselves creatively.

The center has a break room with almost all the comforts of home – a quiet room, space for studying, having lunch or coffee with others, meetings and recreation, and an office staffed with veterans and a coordinator to answer questions and make referrals.

For more information or a personal tour, contact Marceia Duhm, coordinator of career and veterans services, at 309-796-5838 or 309-796-5191 or


Last updated 7/23/15

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Volunteers needed to tutor adult readers Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:01:08 +0000 Continue reading ]]> SThe Black Hawk College Literacy is For Everyone (LIFE) program needs new volunteers to tutor adults who cannot read beyond the 9th grade level.

Tutors are needed for GED students, English as a Second Language students and students who struggle with learning disabilities (many with reading grade levels 0-2).

Tutoring times will be determined by the tutor and the student. The ideal volunteer time commitment is one to three hours per week during the school year.

For more information, contact Jane Duax at or 309-796-5703.

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