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Ten reasons to attend Black Hawk College

Celebrate BHC during Community College Month

April is Community College Month! Help us celebrate the month by checking out 10 reasons why Black Hawk College is a great choice for your education. Affordable. Tuition is very economical. We recently announced tuition costs will remain the same for the fifth straight year. Black Hawk also offers resources to help make paying for […]

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Find your fit at Black Hawk College

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As we celebrate Community College Month in April, it’s a great time to reflect on and celebrate the impact Black Hawk College makes. It’s also a great time to start planning your college education. Find your fit by visiting, virtually or in person. You will learn what Black Hawk College has to offer and how […]

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Spring forward with time management tips

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If you feel stressed about time, or just want to be more effective, implementing time management tips can help you succeed. Getting organized and being intentional about how we spend our time can make a big impact on our productivity. Here are some tips to get you started: Be aware of your time. Everyone has […]

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Women in Construction: Meet three HCCTP grads

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Black Hawk College’s Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) offers students the opportunity to learn about the construction trades and prepare for apprenticeships. Read on to learn about three graduates’ experiences. These women have gone on from the program to work construction jobs in different trades, but they have this in common: all three recommend HCCTP and […]

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Alumna’s career in construction is like winning the lottery

It’s like winning the lottery. That is how Sonia Shepard of Davenport, Iowa, describes getting a job in construction. “The life that I have now is amazing,” she said. Shepard graduated from Black Hawk College’s Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) in 2015. “I’ll never forget that day,” she said of graduation. “It changed my […]

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BHC grad, immigrant makes a difference at World Relief

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Black Hawk College graduate Alejandra Martinez’s experiences propelled her to a career helping immigrants and refugees. Born in Valle de Santiago, Guanajuato in Mexico, Martinez arrived in the United States when she was in fifth grade. “It was difficult, it was hard, I felt very alone,” she said. “I felt distant from my classmates.” Martinez […]

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Grad’s dream job combines her three passions

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A desire to make an impact in the lives of children and their learning journeys is the spark that has fueled Pam Lynch’s career path. The Sherrard High School graduate selected Black Hawk College because of the early childhood education programming. She earned her Associate in Applied Science in child development in 1993. Lynch is […]

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Meet Dr. Richard Bush, dean of career programs

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Dr. Richard Bush has a message for potential students. “We are here for you. Whatever your dream is, we can help you achieve it.” Black Hawk College helps students who will transfer to four-year colleges, those seeking career education to prepare for jobs, and others needing to build their foundation skills, he said. In August […]

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Alumna finds fulfillment helping youth

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A college education felt unattainable to Daisy Moran. She didn’t thrive academically in high school and finances were limited. She planned to join the military, but her mom encouraged her to apply to Black Hawk College. “The reason why we chose Black Hawk College was because it was very affordable,” Moran said. Now, she has […]

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Get Involved ClubFest: explore your options

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Want to get involved, but not sure where to start? Plan on Zooming in for Get Involved ClubFest at noon Wednesday, Jan. 27 to learn more about Black Hawk College clubs for both campuses. Get Involved ClubFest will also include impressionist Justin Rupple, with his show starting at 12:30 p.m. In addition to clubs, the […]

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