Are any campus visits required?

Some online classes require proctored exams. Your syllabus will say so if this is the case. To take these tests, you will go to the Testing Center on the Quad-Cities campus or East Campus. If you do not live close to either of these or cannot go to them when they are open, contact the […]

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Are my computer skills adequate for online learning?

It is NOT necessary to have a high level of computer proficiency, but you should have some computer experience navigating the Internet, using e-mail, and using a word-processing program. Reasonable typing speed will also be helpful, as in addition to typing assignments, you will be typing emails, postings to online discussions, etc. Need to learn […]

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How are online classes different from face-to-face, Study Unlimited, hybrid and Distance Learning classes listed in the class schedule?

These various types of distance learning are all available at Black Hawk College. Depending on your learning style preferences, your availability for campus visits, and what you want to learn, you can find each of these modalities listed in the Black Hawk College Class Schedule. Distance Learning – Courses taught with a distance learning designation […]

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What degrees are available entirely online at Black Hawk College?

You can earn the Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree entirely online, except for Speech 101. In order for Speech 101 to transfer to a four-year college in Illinois, students are required to deliver at least three speeches in a live performance before their instructor and class (Illinois Articulation Initiative). General […]

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What if a course I want is not available online through BHC?

All AA and AS degree requirements can be completed online. BHC currently offers close to 100 courses online, with more being added regularly. Online courses not yet available in some academic programs can be taken on campus or online through BHC’s partner community colleges. Contact an advisor for information about locating these classes online.

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How long will it take to finish my degree?

The AA and AS degrees require 64 credit hours. The length of time it takes to complete the degree depends upon how many credit hours you plan to take each semester, whether you plan to take classes in the summer, how much prior course work you transfer in, etc. To plan the most efficient schedule […]

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Can I apply credit hours that I have already earned to this online degree, if they were not online classes?

If your courses were earned at a regionally accredited institution and meet the requirements of the online degree you select at BHC, you can apply them to the degree, even if the credits were not earned online. To determine if they meet the requirements, contact the college where you took the classes to have your […]

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Are all AA/AS online degrees the same?

No. It’s important to determine if the online degree you are considering is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. See the list of accredited colleges linked from http://www.higherlearningcommission.org Online student support services vary greatly from school to school. For example, does the school you’re considering provide online tutoring, advising, Library assistance, and other online […]

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How can I be sure that my course plan will transfer to a four-year school eventually?

All four-year schools have their own transfer requirements for various majors. Our advisors at BHC have researched these options. We recommend that you review your course plan with an advisor who knows your transfer plans prior to starting your degree. If you are unsure about where you plan to transfer to or what major you […]

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Which CMS should I use? Do I need an access code?

Two course management systems (CMS) are common at BHC. Each online course uses one of them. You can access courses using Canvas through myBlackHawk in your a few classes at BHC use Course Compass or Moodle as their CMS once you have registered. Most online courses at BHC use this CMS. A few classes at BHC […]

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