Academics News - Black Hawk College

BHC celebrating 51 years of providing Adult Ed classes

Adult Education Family Literacy Week

Black Hawk College is celebrating National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week Sept. 20-26. The college began serving adult learners on July 1, 1969. Today, the Black Hawk College Adult Education program provides instruction in Adult Basic Education (ABE), Adult Secondary Education (ASE), high school credit and English as a Second Language (ESL). Each year, […]

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United Way grant helping Adult Ed students

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Black Hawk College recently received a United Way grant that will help Adult Education students transition to online education. “COVID-19 presented many challenges for the Adult Education program as we relied almost exclusively on in-person instruction,” said Glenda Nicke, Dean of Adult and Continuing Education. Converting to more distance education revealed just how wide the […]

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East Campus hosting Fall Visit Days

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Join us for one of our Friday Fall Visit Days! Visit us on campus or participate in our online/virtual activities. Meet faculty members and ag and equine competitive team coaches, tour campus and learn about campus life from our Student Ambassadors. Pick your visit day based on your area of interest: Oct. 2 – Explore […]

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Online career fair for students Sept. 30

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The inaugural Quad Cities College Career Fair will be Wednesday, Sept. 30 from noon to 3 p.m. using Handshake, an online platform. Employers and hiring organizations will host virtual booths, hold one-on-one sessions and conduct interviews. The fair will be hosted by Black Hawk College and four other local colleges. Students: Visit the Handshake website […]

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QC Campus students join Phi Theta Kappa honor society – Summer 2020

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Black Hawk College welcomed seven students into the Quad-Cities Campus’ chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society during Summer 2020. Phi Theta Kappa is recognized as the official honor society for community colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges. To be eligible for membership, students must have completed at least 12 credit hours and […]

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Virtually explore QC Campus on Friday afternoons

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Join us LIVE for an online presentation and virtual tour with our Quad-Cities Campus admissions advisor. Topics will include getting started, programs of study and next steps. Virtual Explore BHC Days will be at 1 p.m. these Fridays: Sept. 11 Sept. 25 Oct. 9 Oct. 23 This is a great opportunity for families planning for […]

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Got questions? Get answers during virtual drop-in office hours

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Have a quick question for an admissions advisor at the Quad-Cities Campus? Ask questions or get assistance during QC Admissions Virtual Drop-in Office Hours every Tuesday, Sept. 1 to Dec. 15, from noon to 3 p.m. Register to enter the virtual waiting room.

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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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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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Moving forward – Campus reopening and Fall 2020 plans

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Moving Forward Following the safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Restore Illinois Plan, Black Hawk College continues to be committed to providing students with the best possible learning experience under the circumstances.

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