Trade and Technical Career Programs

Black Hawk College trade and technical grads learn to create, repair, install and troubleshoot – all skills that make them highly attractive to local industry recruiters.

These programs cover a wide range of training in technical and trade related fields and vary in time and duration. Students interested in a technical career can tailor their course selection in many areas, including basic science, mathematics, and applied disciplines. It is important that students be motivated to enter these areas and be willing to spend extra hours in study and laboratory work. Both day and evening classes are available in most courses, and both full and part-time students may enroll.

Opportunities for employment are excellent in these areas. Graduates in technology based programs are highly sought by industrial recruiters. Salaries are good to excellent, but depend on training, availability, industrial experience, and motivation of the job applicant.

There are many trade and technical courses which will articulate (transfer) from high school to college credit. See an advisor for more information.

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
Wheel Alignment/Suspension Certificate 5514 Certificate 17 Trade and Technical Career Programs Agriculture car, automotive
Welding Certificate 5755 Certificate 25 Trade and Technical Career Programs Agriculture
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Certificate 5760 Certificate 13 Trade and Technical Career Programs Agriculture
ProE Certificate 5783 Certificate 15 Trade and Technical Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Manufacturing Processes Certificate 5884 Certificate 21 Trade and Technical Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Logistics and Warehousing Certificate 5792 and 5793 Certificate 33 Trade and Technical Career Programs
General Occupational and Technical Studies (AAS) 1111 AAS Degree 63 Trade and Technical Career Programs
Gas Metal Arc Welding Certificate 5765 Certificate 12 Trade and Technical Career Programs Agriculture
Fire Service Officer (AAS) 5022 AAS Degree 64 Trade and Technical Career Programs Social Sciences
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
Criminal Justice Certificate 5749 Certificate 30 Trade and Technical Career Programs Social Sciences law
Criminal Justice Technology (AAS) 5149 AAS Degree 60 Trade and Technical Career Programs Social Sciences law, law enforcement
CNC Manufacturing Certificate 5983 Certificate 29 Trade and Technical Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Intro to CNC Manufacturing Certificate 5982  Certificate 15 Trade and Technical Career Programs Business, Computer & Engineering Technology
Brake Specialist Certificate 5512 Certificate 16 Trade and Technical Career Programs Agriculture car, automotive
Automotive Repair Technology (AAS) 9298 AAS Degree 66 Trade and Technical Career Programs Agriculture car
Automotive Repair Certificate 5710 Certificate 43 Trade and Technical Career Programs Agriculture car
AutoCAD Certificate 5796 Certificate 17 Trade and Technical Career Programs
Air Conditioning Specialist Certificate 5513 Certificate 12 Trade and Technical Career Programs Agriculture
Agriculture Mechanics Technology (AAS) 9081 AAS Degree 64 Trade and Technical Career Programs Agriculture
Agriculture Mechanics Certificate 9583 Certificate 43 Trade and Technical Career Programs Agriculture