Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

The Blackhawk Technical College District is committed to the execution of equal employment and educational opportunities within the institution. It is District policy that the College will provide equal opportunity in all of its employment practices without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, disability, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, arrest record, conviction record, sexual orientation, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state, political affiliation, genetic testing and the use or non-use of lawful products off the employer's premises during non-working hours. The District does not discriminate against students on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status or parental status. Discrimination means a difference in the treatment in any service, program, course or facility of BTC on the basis of any of these protected statuses.

Employment actions include but are not limited to: recruitment, selection, promotion, performance appraisals, compensation, transfer, layoff, training, demotion, termination, work assignments and other benefits of employment.

Education actions include but are not limited to: recruitment, admission, counseling, financial aid, work study, job placement, comparable facilities, training programs, and physical and program accessibility. An Affirmative Action Plan to ensure non-discrimination in employment and education opportunities will be monitored by the District's Affirmative Action Officer appointed by the President/District Director. All administrators, supervisors, and employees are responsible for implementing Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action policies and procedures in their work areas. This institution is committed to act affirmatively in its efforts to achieve a balanced representation of protected classes in employment and educational programs indicating compliance with equal opportunity laws.