“Completing my education was a personal challenge. It pushed me to open up and expand myself into someone I almost didn’t recognize. It was the hardest – but most rewarding – thing I’ve ever done.” 

LuAnn Sopiars, 2017 Administrative Assisting
Associate in Applied Science graduate


“I discovered things I was good at. I researched things I was interested in. I fought hard to understand things I struggled with. I made great friends and spent some of my best years at Black Hawk College.” 

Josh Hinz, 2016 Engineering Technology
Associate in Applied Science graduate

Business, Computer & Engineering Technology

The Business, Computer & Engineering Technology Department at the Quad-Cities Campus includes nine full-time faculty members. Their educational and professional backgrounds enhance your learning experience.

 Job opportunities
Our instructors connect with local employers to find out what courses and skills graduates should have when entering the workforce. This means you’ll have a competitive advantage in today’s job market, and most certificates and degrees require students to complete an internship that provides real-world experience.

 Run your own business
Our business classes can help you develop the necessary knowledge and skills to manage their your own business. Courses promote community involvement and require networking in the area to build lasting professional relationships, get inspired and practice soft skills necessary to succeed as a small business owner.

 Did you know …
Students completing the Associate in Applied Science degree are required to complete nine professional networking hours as well as log 240 hours of work experience outside of the classroom before graduation. This could be through job shadowing, volunteering and attending business professional seminars and events. These experiences prepare you with the financial, decision-making and communication skills that business expect.


Extracurricular Activities

Student clubs:
A wide variety of clubs cater to many interests and are free to join and take part in. Participating is a great way to enhance your academic experience and meet new friends! If you have a new club idea, stop by the Student Life Office in Building 4 to find out how to get started.

Join a club

Special events on campus:
• Business Bash
• Leadercast


Programs AND HIGHLIGHTS

The department offers a variety of programs including Accounting, Administrative Assisting, Administrative Virtual Assistant, Business Information Technology, Business Management, Financial Services Management, International Business, Legal Office Professional and Small Business Management (Entrepreneurship). Some programs offer multiple tracks or options to the field of study. Options allow you to focus on a specific area that more appropriately suits your individual interest or employment needs.

Engineering Technology Student working with electrical circuitsThe Engineering Technology degree program will allow students to enter into a wide range of career fields within industrial settings after two years of study while also providing the option of university transfer upon graduation. After completing the first year of common courses in the Fundamentals of AutoCAD, DC circuits, machining, PC applications in technology, hydraulics/pneumatics and technical math and calculus, students will have the opportunity to focus on any track from three fields of engineering technology: electrical, mechanical and manufacturing. Opportunities for employment exist for engineering technicians in aerospace, electrical and electronic, maintenance, industrial, mechanical, electromechanical, environmental, and civil engineering fields.

Transfer programs
If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, you can earn an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree.

Explore Transfer Programs

Career programs
If you plan to go right into the workforce after graduation, you can earn a certificate or Associate in Applied Science degree by enrolling in one of the career programs offered through the department.

Program Name Code Award Credits Category Department Keywords
Program Name Code Award Credits Category Department Keywords
Engineering Technology Mechanical Track (AAS) 5187 AAS Degree 64 Trade and Technical Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Engineering Technology Fundamentals Certificate 5782 Certificate 21 Trade and Technical Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Engineering Technology Manufacturing Track (AAS) 5187 AAS Degree 64 Trade and Technical Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Engineering Technology Electrical Track (AAS) 5187 AAS Degree 64 Trade and Technical Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Web Developer Certificate 5746 Certificate 31 Computer Technology Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Visual Communication (AAS) 5457 AAS Degree 66 Computer Technology Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering TechnologyCommunication & Fine Arts
PC Application Programmer Certificate 5849 Certificate 30 Computer Technology Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Network+ Prep Certificate 5658 Certificate 12 Computer Technology Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Network Technician Certificate 5578 Certificate 31 Computer Technology Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Network Administrator Certificate 5679 Certificate 31 Computer Technology Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Business Software Certificate 5868 Certificate 12 Computer Technology Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
IT Support Technician Certificate 5875 Certificate 25 Computer Technology Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Computer Information Technology – Network Administration (AAS) 5378 AAS Degree 64 Computer Technology Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Computer Information Technology – IT Support Technician (AAS) 5378 AAS Degree 64 Computer Technology Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Computer Information Technology – Application Developer (AAS) 5378 AAS Degree 64 Computer Technology Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Art Technology Certificate 5967 Certificate 36 Computer Technology Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering TechnologyCommunication & Fine Arts
Team Leader Certificate 5735 Certificate 37 Business Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Small Business Management Certificate 9597 Certificate 31 Business Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Medical Office Receptionist Certificate 5588 Certificate 34 Business Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Legal Office Support Certificate 9150 Certificate 32 Business Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology law
Legal Office Professional (AAS) 5150 AAS Degree 64 Business Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology law
Inventory Specialist Certificate 5774 Certificate 31 Business Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Banking and Finance Certificate 5595 Certificate 30 Business Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Business (AAS) 5135 AAS Degree 64 Business Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Administrative Virtual Assistant Certificate 5767 Certificate 32 Business Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Administrative Assisting (AAS) 5268 AAS Degree 64 Business Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Adminstrative Office Support Certificate 5768 Certificate 32 Business Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Accounting (AAS) 5465 AAS Degree 64 Business Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Accounting Clerk Certificate 5831 Certificate 33 Business Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
A+ Prep Certificate 5728 Certificate 12 Computer Technology Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology