August 2020 - Black Hawk College

College for Kids goes virtual for 2020

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College for Kids went virtual this summer with students and instructors using Canvas (the college’s learning management system) to attend classes online. The annual week-long program is for talented and gifted middle school students. Students chose from a wide variety of classes, including Zentangles and Doodles, Spanish, Challenging Your Logic, Mythology, Chess, Zombie Apocalypse Now, […]

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New to BHC? Check out returning students’ advice

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Spend a few minutes getting some great advice from returning students! Their words of wisdom can help you start your college education off on the right foot. A quick summary: get involved, manage your time carefully and do not rush yourself. Explore BHC student clubs and athletics to find opportunities to get involved, stay connected […]

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Highway construction grads ready for the trades after pandemic extends training

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The Highway Construction Careers Training Program typically is a 13-week program from Day 1 to Graduation Day. But in 2020, nothing is typical. What began as a 13-week class on March 2 instead took 21 weeks to complete because of the pandemic. “We had a couple of starts and stops, as well as several weeks […]

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Transfer grad found affinity for math at BHC

Taking a risk can be rewarding. That was one of many life lessons Black Hawk College 2020 graduate Abigail Wadsworth learned while earning her degree. The Silvis resident started at Black Hawk because she didn’t know what she wanted to study, and the college was close by and affordable. You might recognize Wadsworth from a […]

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Community resources for BHC students without internet or electricity

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Today we start our academic year, a year that is guaranteed to be unlike anything any of us has experienced before. Black Hawk College recognizes that many of our Quad Cities area students and faculty continue to feel the effects of last week’s derecho storm and do not have electricity and/or internet in their homes. […]

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Ochoa named BHC’s first-ever men’s soccer head coach

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Aug. 17 was the first day of school for Black Hawk College students and also the first day of work for the college’s first-ever men’s soccer head coach. Charlie Ochoa will build the Braves team that will begin competing in Fall 2021. “I look forward to putting together a competitive program and giving students the […]

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Need fork truck operator training?

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Learn how to safely operate a fork truck with Fork Truck Operator Safety and Driving Training this fall. The four-hour course will cover OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.178 and will include class instruction followed by driving practice. Classes are limited to five people. Cost is $100. Choose from: Thursday, Sept. 10 – 8 a.m. to […]

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