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Can I still earn a degree or certificate if I attend part-time?

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.

What’s the difference between career programs and transfer programs of study?

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.

How do I transfer from Black Hawk College to another college or university?

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.

How will dropping or adding a class affect me?

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.

Which classes have I already taken at Black Hawk College?

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.

What should I do if I haven’t decided on a major?

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 [Download not found].  Bring your plan to your advising session.

Are online courses right for me?

If you have a busy schedule, online courses could be a convenient way to work your education around your active life. What does it take to do online classes? Computer skills? Time management skills?  Find answers to these questions and even take a short quiz by choosing Is Online Learning for Me?.

Which courses do I take for my program of study?

Use the Programs of Study link to locate your program and required courses.

I’m not a student at Black Hawk College yet. Can I meet with an advisor?

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.

Who can I talk with about personal concerns?

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.