First class of BHC surgical tech students graduates

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Congratulations to the first graduates of the Black Hawk College Surgical Technology Program! Eleven students recently earned the inaugural Surgical Technology Associate in Applied Science degree. Surgical technologists are in demand – nine of the students had jobs lined up before they graduated May 16. The two-year program launched in August 2017. During their two […]

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Fresh start leads Chicago native to BHC

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Chicago native and BHC student Chiquita White moved to the Quad-Cities with her family for a fresh start. White said it felt like home when they visited for her husband’s job interview. He got the job, and the Quad-Cities officially became home. Going back to school While living in Rock Island, White realized she wanted […]

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Orientations June 20-July 8 for highway construction training

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Interested in working in highway construction? A new session of the Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) begins Monday, Aug. 12. The 13-week program aims to increase the number of minorities, women and disadvantaged individuals working on Illinois Department of Transportation projects. The intensive training is 36 hours per week. There is no cost to […]

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BHC golfers wrap up successful season

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McGranahan wins All-American Award, team gets 6th place at national tourney, six All-Conference spots Congratulations to the Black Hawk College men’s golf team for finishing sixth out of 21 teams at the 2019 NJCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship! Rielly McGranahan tied for 12th place. Players who finish in the Top 26 at the NJCAA […]

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2019 Agriculture Recognition Reception

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The 2019 Agriculture Recognition Reception was Friday, May 17 at the East Campus. Recipients are listed in the program.

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Johnson honored as first Golden Apple Award recipient

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The Phi Theta Kappa chapter at the Quad-Cities Campus recently presented speech professor Michelle Johnson with the inaugural Golden Apple Award. Phi Theta Kappa members were asked to recommend a well-deserving faculty or staff member for the award. They nominated six faculty members — Ewelina Bergert, Michelle Johnson, Chuck Leland, Don Mosier, Saran Nelson and […]

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Got kids who need something to do this summer?

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Got kids who need something to do this summer? Black Hawk College offers a variety of youth camps and youth classes. Summer Swim School classes for ages 4-15 are available during the day and evening. Youth classes include pottery-making, computer game programming, robotics, home alone safety, babysitter training, smartphone photography, robotics and dining etiquette. Kids […]

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Celebrate BHC nursing grads

BHC Practical Nursing students in scrubs with a human anatomy model

You can find Black Hawk College nursing graduates doing what they love in emergency rooms, operating rooms and clinics. As National Nurses Week comes to a close it is a great time to honor the nurses in our community. Started in 1993, the purpose of National Nurses Week is to celebrate the nursing profession and […]

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BHC got me here: grads pursue dream degrees

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Black Hawk College is a great place to begin your higher education. No matter what your interests are, from agriculture to music, we have you covered! Do what you love while you learn. Read on to hear the stories of three BHC graduates who are now earning bachelor’s degrees at universities. BHC Transfer Programs allow […]

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Nursing graduate finds his passion

Nursing ended up being the ultimate destination of BHC graduate Ian Hutto’s winding career path, and a perfect fit. “A college education and nursing degree, along with my now two years of nursing experience, have given me more confidence and meaning in my life than I ever thought possible,” he said. His educational journey Hutto […]

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