Programs - Black Hawk College

Explore health care careers virtually

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Perhaps now more than ever, health care is a very visible, growing field in need of employees. You have seen the signs acknowledging health care heroes and likely noticed “We’re hiring!” messages when driving by a hospital or long-term care facilities. Angela Striegel, Black Hawk College coordinator of career planning/placement, describes the demand for health […]

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Celebrating all that BHC has to offer

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April is Community College Month, and we’re celebrating Black Hawk College by sharing what we do! No matter where you are in life, we have something to offer you. Our mission is to enrich the community by providing the environment and educational resources for individuals to become lifelong learners. Adult Education If you did not […]

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Alumna’s career in construction is like winning the lottery

It’s like winning the lottery. That is how Sonia Shepard of Davenport, Iowa, describes getting a job in construction. “The life that I have now is amazing,” she said. Shepard graduated from Black Hawk College’s Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) in 2015. “I’ll never forget that day,” she said of graduation. “It changed my […]

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Grad’s dream job combines her three passions

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A desire to make an impact in the lives of children and their learning journeys is the spark that has fueled Pam Lynch’s career path. The Sherrard High School graduate selected Black Hawk College because of the early childhood education programming. She earned her Associate in Applied Science in child development in 1993. Lynch is […]

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Meet Dr. Richard Bush, dean of career programs

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Dr. Richard Bush has a message for potential students. “We are here for you. Whatever your dream is, we can help you achieve it.” Black Hawk College helps students who will transfer to four-year colleges, those seeking career education to prepare for jobs, and others needing to build their foundation skills, he said. In August […]

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HCCTP prepares students to build their futures

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The Highway Construction Careers Training Program at Black Hawk College allows students to discover what career path to pursue. “The goal is to get people into the building trades,” HCCTP program manager Paul Fessler said. “It has highway in the title, but that can include any of the building trades, so it’s a wide variety […]

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Celebrate National Transfer Student Week 2020

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Are you a student planning to transfer? If you answered yes, next week is your week at Black Hawk College! Celebrate National Transfer Student Week with us Oct. 19-23, 2020. More than a dozen virtual transfer-focused events are set for the week. Advising staff will do daily drawings for two $75 Visa gift cards for […]

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Physical therapy assistant grad stays connected

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Robin Edwards felt nervous at her interview for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, but not for long. Larry Gillund, Black Hawk College associate professor and director of the program, soon put her at ease. “I was very scared. I was in my 40s,” the 1972 Muscatine High School graduate said. “He made me feel welcome.” […]

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Student, future pilot prepares to transfer

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Transfer student John Fisher’s college education took flight at Black Hawk College. This fall he will transfer from the East Campus near Galva to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale to pursue an aviation degree. As a junior and senior at Wethersfield High School in Kewanee, Fisher completed more than 20 credit hours in dual credit […]

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BHC got me here: grads share their transfer stories

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You can earn the first half of your bachelor’s degree at Black Hawk College then transfer to a four-year college, near or far. Read on to hear the stories of three BHC graduates who are now earning bachelor’s degrees at universities. BHC Transfer Programs allow you to transfer to a four-year institution ready to earn your […]

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