Whether currently enrolled or thinking about attending, you can count on BHC educational advisors year-round. Meetings may occur in-person in the East Campus (Galva) and Quad-Cities Campus (Moline) Advising Centers, remotely (Zoom) or by phone depending upon your preference and advisor availability.
Once your application for admissions has been processed, you will be assigned to an educational advisor. Your advisor is your constant go-to resource on campus and will support you proactively and holistically. You will partner with your advisor to create a long-term educational plan using the Degree Audit tool located in myBlackHawk. Check your student emails often as your advisor will email you regularly. Lastly, plan to join the Canvas myAdvising course where you will find answers to many questions and access helpful resources and success tools.
- Apply to Black Hawk College.
- Complete Hawk's Journey in myBlackHawk.
- Follow the instructions outlined at the end of Hawk's Journey for next steps.
Meet your advisors
You will be assigned to an educational advisor depending upon your Program of Study and/or first letter of the last name. Career and Technical advisors (CTE) work with students who intended to earn a certificate or degree and enter the workforce upon graduation. Transfer advisors work with students who intend to earn the Associate of Arts or Science degree and transfer to a four-year school upon graduation.
Once you have access to myBlackHawk, you can easily schedule an appointment there.
How to schedule an appointment with your advisor (PDF)
East Campus (Galva) CTE and Transfer Advisors
Quad Cities (Moline) Transfer Advisors
Quad Cities (Moline) CTE Advisors
List of Programs:
Art Technology Certificate
Assistant Teacher Certificate
Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate
Criminal Justice Tech Cert
Criminal Justice Technology AAS
Early Childhood Education AAS
Early Childhood Educator Certificate
Health Information Management AAS
Medical Assisting Certificate
Medical Coding Specialist Certificate
Medical Office Receptionist
Music Industry Certificate
Visual Communication AAS
Patient Care Assistant Certificate
Last names A-E:
General Occupational and Technical Studies (GOTS)
Associate Degree Nursing
Physical Therapy Assistant
Practical Nursing Certificate
Surgical Technology AAS
Please call the advising center to schedule an appointment:
A+ Prep Certificate
Accounting AAS and Certificate
Administrative Assisting AAS
Administrative Office Support Certificate
Auto CAD Certificate
Banking and Finance Certificate
Business Software Certificate
Court Reporting Technology AAS
CNC Manufacturing Certificate
Computer Information Technology AAS
Emergency Medical Services AAS
EMT – Paramedic AAS and Certificate
Engineering Technology AAS and Certificate
Intro to CNC Manufacturing Certificate
IT Support Technician Certificate
Manufacturing Processes Certificate
Network + Prep Certificate
Network Administrator Certificate
Pro E Certificate
Small Business Management Certificate
Advising questions or concerns?
While advisors can address many of your questions and concerns, feel free to contact the Director of Advising Services:
Director of Advising Services
Check out any of the following tutorials on our YouTube channel:
- GPA calculator
- Time Management Calculator 2019 (XLSX)
- How to Register
- Ordering a BHC transcript
- Financial Aid Questions or 309-796-5400
- Payment Questions: or 309-796-5200
- To connect with additional Student Services departments and processes, visit Admissions or Academics.
How to add classes after registration:
To add classes after you have registered for a specific semester, complete the top section of this Registration Form, print it, sign it and return it to Enrollment Services or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Log in to your myBlackHawk account. Choose the Student tab and click on Registration. Choose Look Up Classes if you want to search for classes or Add Or Drop Courses if you know which courses you want to add. Then Submit changes.
How to drop classes after registration:
Log in to your myBlackHawk account. Choose the Student tab and click on Registration. Choose Add Or Drop Courses, select the course you wish to drop and Submit changes.
View which classes you have left to complete your degree or certificate:
Check your degree completion progress through the Degree Audit tool on your myBlackHawk account. Log in to your myBlackHawk account. Choose the Student tab and click on the Degree Audit icon.
How to change your major:
Complete a "Change of Major" form in-person at Enrollment Services or email the Registrar at Registrar@bhc.edu.
Advising sponsors many events throughout the year. Please follow our Facebook page and keep an eye on the myBlackHawk and myAdvising Canvas announcements. In addition, check your student email account on a regular basis.