Hands-on health career exploration for grades 8-12

Students trying out medical equipment

Students in grades 8-12 are invited to spend two Saturday mornings investigating the challenges and rewards of careers in medical assisting, CNA, surgical technology, nursing, emergency medical services and physical therapist assisting. On Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, students can interact with Black Hawk College health sciences instructors in hands-on classrooms at the college’s Health […]

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QC students – Sell your books at buyback Jan. 22-26

male student with stack of books

Sell your books for cash! Bring your books to the Hawk’s Hub for book buyback Monday, Jan. 22 through Friday, Jan. 26. Don’t forget your student ID! Monday-Thursday, Jan. 22-25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon

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Catch more crappie this year with Crappie University

crappie fish

Learn cutting-edge techniques that will help you catch more crappie by enrolling in Crappie University at Black Hawk College in Moline. The program consists of four, two-hour evening classes from Feb. 15 to March 7. The course is offered early in the year to prepare anglers to pursue crappie year-round, learning the seasonal patterns of […]

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BHC 5K Hustle raises $10,000 for PTA scholarships

3 women and 1 man holding oversized check

The 2017 Black Hawk College 5K Hustle raised $10,000 to provide scholarships for students in the BHC Physical Therapist Assistant Program. The annual road race was Nov. 11, 2017, at the college’s Quad-Cities Campus in Moline. Since 2012, the event has raised more than $51,000 to benefit the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. Pictured from left […]

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Gala raises money for QC Foundation, vets center, USO of Illinois

three women holding two oversized checks

The Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Foundation’s first-ever Telling Our Stories Gala on Nov. 17 raised more than $12,000. The BHC QC Foundation partnered with the BHC Veterans Resource Center and USO of Illinois for the event. Foundation executive director Maureen Dickinson recently presented checks to these organizations. The BHC Veterans Resource Center – represented by Marceia […]

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Orientations in January for highway construction training

Highway construction program in action

Interested in working in highway construction? A new session of the Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) at Black Hawk College begins Monday, March 5. The 13-week program aims to increase the number of minorities, women and disadvantaged individuals working on Illinois Department of Transportation projects. The intensive training is 36 hours per week. There […]

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BHC named military-friendly for eighth consecutive year

Military Friendly School 2018 logo

Black Hawk College has been named a 2018 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media for the eighth consecutive year. The college was first designated a Military Friendly® School in 2011 but serving veterans is not a new mission. When Black Hawk College conducted its first classes in September 1946, 73 percent of the 239 students […]

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QC students make cards for sick kids during study break

Christmas cards made at Cocoa & Cram

Quad-Cities Campus students recently enjoyed free hot cocoa and cookies as they studied for finals courtesy of the Student Government Association. During Cocoa and Cram, students also made 200 holiday cards for children at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. The cards will be delivered Monday, Dec. 18.  

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Black Hawk College appoints interim president

Dr. John S. Erwin head shot

On Thursday, Dec. 7, the Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Dr. John Erwin to the position of interim president to replace Dr. Bettie Truitt, who is retiring at the end of December. Dr. Erwin will assume the responsibilities of president on Jan. 2, 2018. Board of Trustees Chair Rick Fiems said, “I would […]

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Cuddly canines help BHC students de-stress

smiling female student holding small black dog

  Some four-legged friends recently helped Black Hawk College students take a relaxing break from studying. Therapy dogs from the QC Canine Assistance Network visited the Quad-Cities Campus Library, letting stressed students pet, cuddle and adore them. Their visit was sponsored by the Counseling Department.

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