Transfer from Career Programs

female teaching student in front of classFor current students and graduates of Associate in Applied Science degrees, Associate Degree Nursing and certificate programs who seek a bachelor's degree.

Do you need or desire to continue your academic studies? Consider completing a bachelor’s degree by choosing a path below that Black Hawk College has created with our transfer partners. Or if you prefer to complete a transferable Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree, work with your advisor to complete the Illinois IAI General Education Core Curriculum along with your career program requirements.

Whether you are beginning your career program, nearing graduation or already in the workforce, BHC can help you further your education and career opportunities.

Career Transfer Checklist

As a career student thinking of transferring, meet with your current BHC advisor and program faculty as early as possible during your studies at Black Hawk College.

You’ll make the best use of your time and financial resources with advance planning to streamline course selection and prepare for a smoother transfer.

See how credit requirements differ between career and transfer programs in our Educational Paths Guide. Notice that the “AAS Transfer Path” typically has more general education courses than those required in your career program.

View the Transfer Planning Guides from Career Programs below to find paths from your BHC career program. Also visit Explore Colleges and Universities to learn more about transfer schools.

Your advisor may recommend course substitutions in your career program to meet a transfer program requirement in communication, English, speech, accounting, math or computer science. You will need permission from your BHC faculty chairperson before substituting a course in your career program.

Get ready to transfer from Black Hawk College. Coordinate the timing of these steps with your BHC advisor.

    1. Apply to the transfer school. This can be done up to a year before the semester you transfer.
    2. Confirm that approved course substitutions are recorded on your BHC transcript.
    3. Submit unofficial transcripts to the transfer school for an early evaluation.
    4. If advisable, register for additional BHC courses that will be applied to the transfer program. Determine if you’re eligible for financial aid from BHC for courses beyond those required for your career program. Completing a Change of Major/Program form may be recommended.

Apply for BHC Graduation from your career program.

Transfer Planning Guides from Career Programs

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Agriculture

Iowa State University

* Options in multidisciplinary or production and management. Contact ISU and BHC East Campus advisors about transferring from various Agriculture AAS degrees.

Art & Music

Northern Illinois University

Western Illinois University

Business & Accounting

Governors State University

Northern Illinois University

St. Ambrose University            

Computer Technology

Governors State University

National Louis University

Northern Illinois University

Purdue University Global

St. Ambrose University

Early Childhood Education

National Louis University

 

For more transfer paths associated with the Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity (ECACE), please visit the Early Childhood Education program page.

Nursing and Health Sciences

Black Hawk College

  • Associate Degree of Nursing – Complete the ADN at Black Hawk College, attain your RN license, then transfer to an RN to BSN completion program.

Eastern Illinois University

Governors State University

Illinois State University (Mennonite College of Nursing)

Methodist College

Northern Illinois University

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville       

Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences     

University of Illinois Chicago   

University of Iowa

Trade & Technical

Arizona State University

Northern Illinois University

Southern Illinois University Carbondale       

University of Northern Iowa

Bachelor degrees that accept a wide variety of AAS degrees and courses 

 Arizona State University

Eastern Illinois University

Governors State University

Northern Illinois University

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

  • Capstone Option (reduced general education requirements for more than 30 bachelor's degree majors)

St. Ambrose University

University of Iowa

University of Northern Iowa

Western Illinois University

 

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