Advising

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Advising Department

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.

New Students

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 myBHC. 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.

New Students

  1. Apply to Black Hawk College.
  2. Determine if placement testing is needed.
    Send required documents to registrar@bhc.edu.*
    1. Recent High School Graduate (within the last 18 months):
      Request your high school transcript, ACT scores or SAT/AP scores.
    2. Earned College Credits Elsewhere:
      Request official transcripts.
    3. No recent High School or College Attendance:
      Schedule placement testing.
  3. Log in to your myBHC student portal. Reference email containing login information when you applied to BHC. Need help? Contact the Help Desk.
  4. Schedule an appointment with your advisor through myBHC, Advising Appointments tile or menu.

* If you are pursuing any of the following programs, placement testing is not required, and you are ready to meet with advising staff: Equine Science, Horse Science Technology, Veterinary Assistant, Non-Transfer Agribusiness, Non-Transfer Agriculture Production, Automotive Technology, Agriculture Mechanics, Certified Nurse Assistant, and Welding.

Meet Your Advisors

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 in Arts or Associate in Science degree and transfer to a four-year school upon graduation.

Once you have access to myBHC, you can easily schedule an appointment there.
How to schedule an appointment with your advisor (PDF)

East Campus (Galva) CTE and Transfer Advisors

Vashti Berry: East Campus | Students with last names A-G

vashtiVashti Berry

Coordinator of Orientation and Educational Advisor
309-854-1711
berryv@bhc.edu
Meet Vashti (video)

Marian Dilworth: East Campus | Students with last names H-Z

marian-hjelmgren-headshotMarian Dilworth

309-854-1702
dilworthm@bhc.edu

Quad-Cities (Moline) Transfer Advisors

QC Campus | Students with last names A-G

Contact

Advising Center
309-796-5100
advqc@bhc.edu

Kristian Clayton: QC Campus | Students with last names H-O

kristian headshotKristian Clayton

309-796-5172
claytonk@bhc.edu
Meet Kristian (video)

Alison McGaughey: QC Campus | Students with last names P-Z and Online AA

Alison McGaughey

309-796-5153
mcgaugheya@bhc.edu

Quad-Cities (Moline) CTE Advisors

Nan Reddy: View Program Assignments

Nan ReddyNan Reddy

309-796-5161
reddyn@bhc.edu
Meet Nan (video)


List of Programs

Last names F-Z
  • General Occupational and Technical Studies (GOTS)
  • Associate Degree Nursing
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Practical Nursing Certificate
  • Surgical Technology AA
Jennifer Schmidt: View Program Assignments

jen headshotJennifer Schmidt

309-796-5165
schmidtj@bhc.edu


Please call the advising center to schedule an appointment

  • Assistant Teacher Certificate
  • Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Criminal Justice Tech Cert
  • Criminal Justice Technology AAS
  • Early Childhood Education AAS
  • Early Childhood Educator Certificate
  • EMT – Paramedic AAS and Certificate
  • Health Information Management AAS
  • Medical Assisting Certificate
  • Medical Coding Specialist Certificate
  • Music Industry Certificate
  • Visual Communication AAS
Last names A-E
  • General Occupational and Technical Studies (GOTS)
  • Associate Degree Nursing
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Practical Nursing Certificate
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Surgical Technology AAS
Jennifer Hatt-Khrapov: View Program Assignments

Jennifer Hatt-Khrapov

309-796-5107
hattkhrapovj@bhc.edu


List of Programs

  • A+ Prep Certificate
  • Accounting AAS and Certificate
  • Administrative Assisting AAS
  • Administrative Office Support Certificate
  • Auto CAD Certificate
  • Banking and Finance Certificate
  • Business AAS
  • Business Software Certificate
  • Court Reporting Technology AAS
  • CNC Manufacturing Certificate
  • Computer Information Technology AAS
  • Cybersecurity AAS
  • 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
  • Welding Certificates

Specialty Advisors

Online AA Students

Contact

Kristian Clayton
309-796-5172
claytonk@bhc.edu

Cathryn Lass: Students with an AAS Degree Moving Towards Earning a Bachelor’s Degree

cathryn headshotCathryn Lass

309-796-5474
lassc@bhc.edu
Meet Cathryn (video)


Advising questions or concerns?

While advisors can address many of your questions and concerns, feel free to contact the Director of Advising Services:

darcie headshotDarcie McAndless
Director of Advising Services
309-796-5100
mcandlessd@bhc.edu


How-to Videos

Check out any of the following tutorials on our YouTube channel:


Advising Resources


FAQs

How to add classes after registration:  

How to drop classes after registration:

View which classes you have left to complete your degree or certificate: 

How to change your major: 


Advising Events

Advising sponsors many events throughout the year. Please follow our Facebook page, and keep an eye on the myBHC notifications and myAdvising Canvas announcements. In addition, check your student email account on a regular basis.

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