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Improving Life Through Learning

Black Hawk College’s district office is located at the Quad-Cities Campus in Moline, while the East Campus is located five miles south of Kewanee. Black Hawk College serves all or part of nine counties in northwestern Illinois with a population of more than 225,000 residents.

Operated as one college with two campuses and several outreach sites, Black Hawk College offers both career and transfer programs. The college also offers a wide range of special purpose and community outreach programs.

Black Hawk College offers a full array of student clubs, honor societies, athletic programs and judging teams. Athletic teams compete in the NJCAA Arrowhead Conference.

Black Hawk College operates within Illinois Community College District #503, an area encompassing 2,200 square miles in nine counties of northwestern Illinois (Bureau, Henderson, Henry, Knox, Marshall, Mercer, Rock Island, Stark and Whiteside). In addition to full-service campuses in Moline and near Kewanee, the college operates the Adult Learning Center in Rock Island, the Community Education Center in Kewanee, the Industrial Training Lab Extension Center in Moline, the Outreach Center in East Moline, and the Welding and Skilled Trades Center in Kewanee. The college offers a variety of career and transfer programs and serves more people than any other institution of higher education in the Quad-Cities area.


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Welcome and thank you for choosing Black Hawk College!

Bettie Truitt Headshot For more than 70 years, Black Hawk College has provided quality education through both credit and non-credit offerings.

I am dedicated to continuing the tradition of providing excellent educational opportunities while increasing access for residents of the nine counties we serve in western Illinois, a region that has a rich and diverse culture.

At Black Hawk College, you will find dedicated staff and faculty who are anxious to help you achieve your educational goals through a variety of career and transfer programs. Your experiences in the classroom will be readily transferable to the workplace or to a four-year college or university.

We offer a variety of athletic programs, student clubs and organizations. Studies show that the more engaged students are during their college experience, the more successful they are. Please take advantage of our student life events and clubs. Being involved will enrich your college experience.

I encourage you to explore our website, call our advisors, or visit us on campus to learn more about what we have to offer.

I extend my best wishes to you during your time with us.

Dr. Bettie Truitt | President
truittb@bhc.edu