Career, technical education programs prepare students for immediate employment

Career & Technical Education Month logoBlack Hawk College has more than 70 career and technical education programs that prepare students for immediate employment in high-wage, high-demand careers.

Since 2015, the college has awarded more than 1,400 Associate in Applied Science degrees to more than 1,300 students and more than 1,900 certificates to more than 1,600 students in career and technical education (CTE) programs. BHC students have gone on to rewarding careers in health care, criminal justice, agriculture, business, accounting, IT and more.

“The pandemic confirmed for us the importance of training and education in our area,” said Dr. Richard Bush, dean of career programs.

“Our career programs have always been great, and we are taking steps to ensure our students will continue to be some of the best qualified in the area,” he said.

Black Hawk College has faculty members dedicated to its career programs. They bring their real world, professional experience into the classroom and many continue to work in their respective fields. They have created internships for BHC students and partnerships with business and organizations in the community.

Those connections make the college more responsive to the needs of area employers. Advisory boards made up of local business and community members help guide the college’s CTE programs.

Learn more about Black Hawk College’s CTE programs.

February is Career and Technical Education Month®. Watch for information about Black Hawk College CTE students and programs throughout the month.