Business Skills - Black Hawk College

Business Skills

Program Description

In-person vs. virtual classroom vs. online?

  • An in-person class provides the traditional on-site instruction.
  • A virtual classroom provides real-time, online instruction. A student is responsible for the technology needed to attend the class.
  • An online class provides online instruction but not in real-time. A student is responsible for the technology needed to complete the class.


How to Start Your Airbnb Business and Become a Superhost 

Instructor: C. Sammon

Airbnb is global and in demand because travelers are looking for affordable and safe accommodations for their family, friends or themselves outside of the traditional hotel market. Learn how to run a successful Airbnb business from an Airbnb Superhost with international experience. You will learn how to set up your account and communicate with prospective guests as well as review the rules, policies and safety precautions to take when getting started. Common problems with guests and how to handle them as well as how to become a Superhost will be covered. Have the Airbnb app installed on your Smartphone, iPad/tablet, or laptop. 

1 Wednesday       Apr. 14                 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Virtual Classroom CRN 10871                         Fee $19


State of Illinois – Becoming a Substitute Teacher or Substitute Paraprofessional  

There is an immediate need for substitute teachers and substitute paraprofessionals in Illinois. Have you ever wondered what it takes to fill one of these positions?  Are you looking for a career change? Staff from the Regional Office of Education will explain the process and explain how the school districts manage their call lists.

Presented by Rock Island Regional Office of Education (RIROE)
1 Monday                  May 10            5:30 – 6:30 pm

Outreach – Rm. 406                Fee FREE

In-person CRN 10872         Virtual classroom CRN 10873


Presented by Regional Office of Education-Bureau, Henry and Stark Counties
1 Monday            July 12                   11:00 a.m. – Noon

Virtual classroom CRN 50186                         Fee FREE


One-on-One Introduction to Voiceovers  
Prerequisite:  Must be at least 18 years old

Explore the fun, rewarding possibilities of the voiceover industry! Discover current trends and how they make it easy and affordable for just about anyone to get involved. You’ll learn about different types of voiceovers and tools you’ll need to find success. Your instructor, a professional voice actor from Voices For All, will take notes as you read a real script in this one-on-one video chat setting, and offer some coaching to improve your delivery. You’ll receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. One-time, 90-minute, introductory class. Learn more at

Please contact the PaCE Department at 309-796-8223 to register for this class.

Fee: $49


Veterinary Medical Terminology
To work in the veterinary field, you need to understand the medical language unique to the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of animals. This online course will teach you the definition and uses of veterinary medical terminology. You will master veterinary medical terminology through a simplified learning process that builds on commonly used word parts. Each course lesson is designed to build on this foundation, with the material and illustrations focusing on the new word parts and definitions needed for success in the veterinary field. Go to for more information