Youth Classes - Black Hawk College

Youth Classes

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.


SAT Exam Preparation   

Instructor: S. Hafner

According to the Illinois State Board of Education “All Illinois public school students enrolled in grade 11 will take the SAT with essay unless they take an alternate assessment.” Our SAT Exam Prep class is designed to help you achieve your best possible score. As college entrance exams are one of the most important tests you will take, this course is designed to help increase student exam performance by reviewing test taking tips and content on SAT’s three sections: Reading, Math, and Writing & Language. This course examines calculator usage and includes the current official prep book from the makers of the SAT with practice tests. You must register for the SAT exam separately. You will be asked during class to use your Smartphone, iPad or tablet.

Book to be purchased – Official SAT Study Guide 2020 Edition- published by the College Board.  ISBN 978-1457312199

4 Saturdays         Mar. 6 – Mar. 27              1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 204        Fee $99

In-person CRN 10953     Virtual Classroom CRN 10954


Babysitting Clinic  (Ages 11-16)    

Instructor: K. Snider

(Ages 11 – 16) This clinic will teach students the responsibilities of a babysitter, what parents expect, how to handle emergencies, caring for and handling infants and young children, feeding techniques and diapering, age-appropriate toys and activities, tips for bedtime issues and much more! Students will learn basic first aid and how to handle emergencies that arise such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents. As babysitting will be many students’ first job, interviewing also will be reviewed. Certificate will be mailed upon completion.

1 Saturday          Apr. 10                 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Virtual classroom CRN 10955      Fee $45


Cooking for Kids (Grades 6-10)  

Instructor: K. Carlson

Do you like cooking and want to learn new and easy recipes from the comfort of your own kitchen? Join our experienced cooking instructor and fellow students as we prepare meals together. You will learn how to complete prep work, apply cooking techniques, use the stove/oven and how to follow a recipe. Parents/guardians will need to provide the ingredients for each class. A grocery list will be e-mailed to you after registering.


We will learn how to make classic comfort food in February with fried chicken and creamy butter corn.

1 Saturday                     Feb. 13               4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Classroom CRN 10956               Fee $10


Pizza party! We will make a delicious homemade pizza for dinner with the always fun-to-make puppy chow for dessert.

1 Saturday                     Mar. 13              4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Classroom CRN 10957               Fee $10


Give your parents the night off by making brown sugar ham & mac-n-cheese with us!

1 Saturday                     Apr. 10               4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Classroom CRN 10958               Fee $10


We will be making dinner and dessert with a family favorite of pork chops & Texas sheet cake.

1 Saturday                     May 15               4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Classroom CRN 10959               Fee $10