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ArtSpace Gallery exhibit

January 17 - February 9
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PaCE Information Night in Rock Island

January 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Health Care Career Programs: An Overview

January 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Hands-on health career exploration for grades 8-12

Health Career Pathway Program LogoStudents in grades 8-12 are invited to get hands-on experience exploring health care careers in the new Health Sciences Center at Black Hawk College.

For two Saturday mornings – Feb. 25 and March 4 – students will learn how to draw blood using a mannequin arm, take blood pressure readings
on each other and interact with simulated patients in a mock hospital room.

Presented by Black Hawk College health sciences instructors, the Health Career Pathway Program will introduce teens to these careers:

  • Medical assistant
  • CNA (certified nursing assistant)
  • LPN (licensed practical nurse)
  • RN (registered nurse)
  • EMT (emergency medical technician)
  • Physical therapist assistant

The Health Career Pathway Program will be from 8 a.m. to noon. Students will attend three classes Feb. 25 and three different classes March 4.

Cost is $105. For more information, call 309-796-8223 or visit this page.

Spring GED, adult ed classes underway

Businesswoman writing the words adult educationBlack Hawk College offers GED, adult education, adult literacy and high school completion classes at no cost to students at a variety of locations.

Class registration takes place every three weeks throughout the school year.

For more information, visit or call or visit one of these learning sites:

Black Hawk College Outreach Center
301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline

Black Hawk College Adult Learning Center
4610 Black Hawk Commons Drive, Rock Island

Black Hawk College Community Education Center
404 E. Third St., Kewanee

High Roads Advantage
2004 SE Third St., Aledo


Last updated 1/11/2017

Register now for spring professional, continuing ed classes

Black Hawk College Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) provides short-term career training, workforce development, community education and online classes.

To view the classes and programs PaCE is offering for Spring 2017, visit

Vintage Rods donates $3,000 to student scholarship fund

Quad City’s Vintage Rods club members Gary Miller of East Moline (left) and Ron Stritesky of Milan (right) presented a $3,000 donation to Dr. Bettie Truitt, Black Hawk College president, and Maureen Dickinson, executive director of the BHC QC Foundation (right).

Quad City’s Vintage Rods car club recently donated $3,000 to the Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Foundation to support student scholarships.

Since 1984, Quad City’s Vintage Rods car club has given more than $73,000 to the Black Hawk College Foundation and has donated to the college for more consecutive years than any other organization.

The donations are generated by gate admissions to the group’s annual car show held every fall at the college’s Quad-Cities Campus.

The 45th Quad City’s Vintage Rods Annual Car Show was Sept. 25, 2016, and attracted more than 410 registered antique cars, hot rods, street rods and special interest vehicles.

The donation supports the Vintage Rods scholarship, which is available to Quad-Cities Campus students with excellent academic performance. Three students received a scholarship in Fall 2016, two students received a scholarship in Fall 2015, and four students received a scholarship in Fall 2014.


Last updated 12/22/2016

Bazaar raises $776 for international student scholarship

The International Student Association (ISA) at Black Hawk College recently donated $776 to the Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Foundation for the International/English as a Second Language Scholarship.

Since 2004, the ISA has donated more than $8,100 to the BHC QC Foundation with money raised by the annual BHC International Holiday Bazaar.

Pictured are Maureen Dickinson, executive director of the BHC QC Foundation; Angelique Iradukunda from Rwanda; Sweety Than Puii from Myanmar; Muna Juma from Sudan; and Juanita Zertuche, international/transition coordinator.

Last updated 12/21/2016

Learn about new Veterinary Tech degree at Jan. 25 event

Students share native dishes in International Food Competition

The English as a Second Language Mentor and Mentee Program, the International Student Association and ESL students hosted an International Food Competition at the Quad-Cities Campus.

BHC students and employees prepared dishes from their home countries that ranged from savory entrees to sweet desserts. Attendees were able to sample more than 20 dishes and vote for their favorites.

The winners were:

  • 1st place – Paw Susu from Kaw Thoo Lei (Karen state, Burma)
  • 2nd place – Berniece Gunaseelan from India
  • 3rd place – Ruan Hnem and Tial Sung from Burma
  • 4th place – Amadou Ndiaye from Senegal

Sixteen countries were represented in the competition – Albania, Brazil, Burma, Congo, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Iran, Ireland, Mexico, Paraguay, Senegal, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo and Turkey.

To see more pictures from the event, visit Black Hawk College on Facebook.


Last updated 12/16/2016

BHC designated a Military Friendly School for seventh year

Black Hawk College has been named a 2017 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media.

The 2017 Military Friendly® Schools list highlights 1,273 institutions that are striving to provide the best opportunities and education for our nation’s student veterans. More than 1,700 schools participated in the 2017 survey.

Black Hawk College was designated a Military Friendly School in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 but serving veterans is not a new mission for the college.

When the college conducted its first classes in September 1946, 73 percent of the 239 students were World War II veterans.

Seventy years later, serving veterans and military students remains a high priority for Black Hawk College.

“We are constantly looking for new ways to better serve our veterans, military students and their families,” said Marceia Duhm, coordinator of career and veterans services and Veterans Administration school certifying official (SCO) at Black Hawk College.

This semester, more than 250 BHC students are receiving veterans’ benefits.

Through the Lane Evans Veterans Resource Center at the Quad-Cities Campus, the college provides resources and referrals and encourages military students and veterans to be active in the college and their communities.

“We provide support for those needing a little direction and encouragement as they transition from the military to college and civilian life,” Duhm said.

Another source of support and camaraderie is the Military Students and Veterans Club, a chapter of Student Veterans of America. The club collaborates with other veterans organizations to host conferences in the community and coordinates an on-campus donation drive to send care packages to troops serving overseas.


Last updated 12/14/2016

Students win BHC scholarship essay contest

Congratulations to BHC students Alexander Wilcox of Moline, Logan Raschke of Geneseo and Allison M. Hand of Woodhull, the first, second and third place winners in the college’s 2016 Thomas Batell Scholarship Essay Contest.

Student essays had to address the contest theme, “How My Community College Has Changed My Life.”

The winners received $200 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place.

Wilcox’s essay also becomes the college’s entry into the Illinois Community College Trustees Association’s 2017 Paul Simon Student Essay Contest. Entrants may use “How My Community College Has Changed My Life” or create their own title related to the theme. The ICCTA contest provides a $500 cash stipend for educational expenses during the Fall 2017 semester.


Last updated 12/14/2016

Explore professional, continuing education programs Jan. 24

Are you interested in taking a computer class, but not sure where to start? Want to learn a foreign language? Make jewelry, stained glass or floral arrangements? Become a better photographer?

Learn more about the variety of programs and classes offered by Black Hawk College Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) at the PaCE Information Night.

Tuesday, Jan. 24
4:30-6 p.m.
Black Hawk College
Adult Learning Center
4610 Blackhawk Commons Drive, Rock Island

For more information, call PaCE at 309-796-8223 or visit