Workshops and Seminars

Upcoming Professional Development Seminars

The Business and Community Development division of Blackhawk Technical College offers a wide array of cost-effective workshops and seminars designed to give working adults and professionals relevant skills for today's workplace.  Whether you are an individual looking to build your skills or an employer looking to provide a few employees with training opportunities, these workshops are designed to meet your needs.  Join us for these interactive and useful workshops. 

Check back soon for upcoming spring seminars!  Registration begins January 5th!

For more information, contact Kathleen Clothier at (608) 757- 7736 or by e-mail at: kclothier@blackhawk.edu

 

Course Number

CRN

Course Name

Date

Tuition

 Location

 Time

 # of Sessions
421-478-0T1 61605 Basic Blueprint Reading 1/16-2/6 $299
Milton 12-4 pm 4
 196-402-0C1 61587
Stop Wasting Time and Start Getting Things Done: Practical Techniques for Managing Your Time
 1/22/15 $69
 Central 1-5 pm
 1
 307-409-0C2 61625
WMELS
1/31-2/7
$99
 Central  8-4:30 pm
2
 103-468-0C1 61578
Basic Excel: Special Features for Business Applications
2/3-2/5
 $99  Central  6-9 pm
 2
103-469-0C1
61581
Intermediate Excel:Special Features for Business Applications
2/10-2/12
 $99 Central
 6-9 pm
2
196-414-0C1
61614

The ABC's of Supervising

2/12/15
$69
 Central  12-4 pm
1
421-406-0C1
61602
AutoCAD-Beginning
2/11 & 2/18
$99
 Central  6-9 pm
2
 196-414-0C1 61614
The ABC's of Supervising
2/12/15
$69  Central  12-4 pm
1
 801-418-0C1 61609
Better Business Writing
2/13/15
$69 Central
8-noon
 1
 421-410-0C1 61662
Intermediate Blueprint Reading
 2/13-3/6 $299
Central
noon-4 pm
 4
 103-470-0C1 61585
Advanced Excel: Special Features for Business Applications
 2/17 & 2/19
$99
Central
6-9 pm
 2
 196-403-0C1 61588
Making Meetings Work: Effective Meeting Management Strategies
 2/17/15 $99
 Central  8:30-2:30 pm
1
103-469-0M4
61582
MS Excel 2013-Creating Charts
2/17 & 2/24
$79
Monroe
6:30-9 pm
 2
107-401-0C1
61655
LinkedIn for Businesses
 2/18/15  $49 Central
3-5 pm
 1
 103-411-0C3 61642
Adobe InDesign
2/18-3/18
$199
 Central 5:30-8:30 pm
4
 196-421-0C2 61593
Emotional Intelligence: Today's Differentiator in Exceptional Leaders
2/19/15
 $69  Central  12-4 pm
 1
 421-413-0C1 61604
AutoCAD-Intermediate
2/25-3/4
$99
Central
 6-9 pm
 2
 105-409-0C1 61612
Grant Writing 101
 2/5/15  $69  Central 1-4 pm
 1
196-420-0C1
61590
Applying Leadership Skills: Techniques for Effective Leadership
 2/27/15 $69
 Central  8-noon
 1
 196-427-0C1 61596
Project Management Fundamentals
 3/3-3/24  $249 Central
8:30-noon
 4
 103-445-0C1 61656
Leveraging Social Media to Engage Customers and Build Your Brand
3/4/15
 $49  Central  5:30-7:30 pm
1
103-468-0M4
61636
Microsoft Basic Excel 2013: Tips & Tricks
 3/4/15 $69
Central
8-11 am
1
196-420-0M1
61591
Applying Leadership Skills: Techniques for Effective Leadership
 3/5/15  $69  Monroe 12:30-4:30 pm
 1
103-476-0C1
61660
Introduction to Prezi
3/6/15
 $69 Central
 9-noon 1
103-468-0M1
61579
MS Office Workshop Series: Basic "Tips & Tricks" for MS Excel 2010
 3/11/15  $69  Monroe 1-4 pm
1
103-464-0C1
61577
MS Office Workshop Series: Word 2010 "Tips & Tricks"
 3/12/15  $69 Central
 8-11 am
 1
103-464-0C5
61643
MS Office Workshop Series: Word 2013 "Tips & Tricks"
 3/12/14  $69 Central
 12:30-3:30 pm
 1
 421-404-0C1 61600
SolidWorks-Beginning
3/18-3/25
$99
Central
6-9 pm
 2
 809-425-0C1 61613
Cultural Competency for Businesses
3/18/15
$69
 Central  8:30-noon  1
809-425-0C1
61613
Cultural Competency for Businesses
3/18/15
$69
 Central  8:30-noon 1
196-457-0C1
61597
Dealing with Difficult People: Effectively Approaching Others
3/19/15
$69
 Central noon-4 pm
 1
 103-469-0M5 61583
MS Office Workshop Series: Intermediate "Tips & Tricks" for MS Excel 2010
 3/20/15 $69
 Monroe 1-4 pm
1
 103-445-0C2 61658
Increasing Your Businesses Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
 3/24/15  $69 Central
9-noon
1
103-476-0C1
61586
MS Office Workshop Series: MS Powerpoint 2010 "Tips and Tricks"
 3/25/15 $69
Central
 8-11 am
1
103-444-0C1
61657
Social Media Do's and Don'ts in a Business Setting
3/25/15
 $49  Central 5:30-7:30 pm
 1
103-476-0C3
61639
MS Office Workshop Series: MS Powerpoint 2013 "Tips & Tricks"
 3/25/15 $69
 Central  12:30-3:30 pm
 1
196-457-0M1
61598
Dealing with Difficult People: Effectively Approaching Others
 3/26/15 $69
 Monroe 12:30-4:30 pm
 1
196-421-0C1
61594
Real Colors
3/27/15
 $69 Central
12:30-4:30 pm
 1
 103-469-0M6 61638
MS Office Workshop Series: Intermediate "Tips & Tricks" for MS 2013
 3/27/15 $69
 Monroe  1-4 pm
1
103-444-0C2
61659
Google Docs Bootcamp
4/7/15
$69
Central
 9-noon 1
 103-468-0C2 61580
MS Office Workshop Series: Basic "Tips & Tricks" for MS Excel 2010
4/8/15
$69
Central
8-11 am
 1
421-405-0C1
61601
Solidworks-Intermediate
4/8-4/15
 $99  Central 6-9 pm
2
196-425-0C1
61682
Managing for Change
4/9/15
 $69  Central  12-4 pm
 1
449-420-0C2
61608
OSHA 10-hour Voluntary Compliance for General Industry
4/13-4/22
 $249  Central 6-9 p.m.
4
 103-447-0C2 61576
MS Project Training
 4/7-4/28 $249
 Central  8:30-noon  4
103-468-0C7
61637
MS Office Workshop Series: Basic "Tips and Tricks" for MS Excel 2013
 4/15/15  $69  Central  8-11 am
 1
 196-422-0C3 61663
Real Colors-Real Teams
4/16/15
$69
Central
 1-5 pm
 1
 449-407-0C4 61607
Forklift Train the Trainer
 4/16/15  $125 Central
1-5 pm
 1
 420-434-0C1 61599
Manufacturing 101
4/16/15
 $69 Central
 4-8 pm
1
421-412-0T1
61603
GD&T
4/17-5/8
 $299  Milton 12-4 pm
 4
103-469-0C2
61584
MS Office Workshop Series: Intermediate "Tips & Tricks" for MS Excel 2010
4/17/15
 $69 Central
 8-11 am
 1
196-421-0C1
61592
Coaching for Performance
4/24/15
$69
Central
8-noon
1
103-469-0C2
61640
MS Office Workshop Series: Intermediate "Tips & Tricks" for MS Excel 2013
4/24/15
$69
Central
1-4 pm
1
449-407-0C3
61606
Forklift Operator Safety Training
4/28/15
$125
 Central  1-5 pm
 1
 196-404-0C1 61589
Employee Retention and Succession Planning
4/30/15
$69
Central
1-5 pm
1
196-425-0C1
61595
Managing for Change
5/1/15
 $69  Central  12-4 pm
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NEW! BASIC BLUEPRINT READING
Blueprint reading is really learning a new language where much of it is presented in graphic or symbolic form. In this class, you will learn about different types of drawings, proper drawing structure, and drawing terminology. You will also learn to produce simple sketches and visualize two and three-dimensional parts.

NEW! INTERMEDIATE BLUEPRINT READING
The experienced machine operator must be able to decipher blueprints in order to produce parts to proper specification. This class builds on the principles of blueprint reading to show you how to interpret and read more complex blueprints. You will learn critical blueprint reading skills such as thread terminology, proper hole identification, special tooling requirements, special fixturing requirements, and auxiliary views.

STOP WASTING TIME AND START GETTING THINGS DONE: PRACTICAL TECHNIQUES FOR MANAGING YOUR TIME
Imagine a day where you complete everything on your to-do list.  Seem like a dream?  If so, this seminar is for you. This workshop will provide practical techniques for controlling time and making it a manageable resource. You will learn to clarify objectives and plan for results; conquer procrastination; delegate effectively; set group goals and priorities; eliminate time wasters; and handle interruptions.

NEW! BASIC EXCEL: SPECIAL FEATURES FOR BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
In this 6-hour Introduction to Microsoft Excel training seminar, students will create and edit basic worksheets and workbooks. Students will gain knowledge setting up a worksheet including performing calculations, managing worksheets and workbook information, as well as formatting worksheets. In this hands-on seminar students will be able to gain an in-depth look at the basic functions of Microsoft Excel.

NEW! INTERMEDIATE EXCEL: SPECIAL FEATURES FOR BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
In this 6-hour Intermediate Excel training seminar students will learn how to work with illustrations and charts, setting up a page and printing, validating, protecting and auditing forms and templates, working with advanced formatting, styles and outlining; working with multiple worksheets and workbooks; using advanced functions. This hands-on seminar will allow students to discuss and practice through hands-on exercises.

NEW! ADVANCED EXCEL: SPECIAL FEATURES FOR BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
In this 6-hour Advanced Excel training seminar students will learn a variety of advanced functions for Microsoft Excel 2010. Through discussion, practice and hands-on exercises, this seminar will get you on track for developing the following skills: working with tables, autofilter, advanced filters, database functions, Vlookup function, creating pivot tables, calculations and charts, analyzing data using features; what-if tables, using workgroup features including and overview of sharing workbooks, automating routine tasks with Macros, integrating with other applications.

NEW! AUTOCAD-BEGINNING
This course will teach you the basic commands within AutoCAD, along with how to set up drawings. We will show you how to draw mechanical details, dimension drawings and how to plot drawings. This is designed to familiarize students with available commands in AutoCAD for the beginners. Prerequisite: An introductory computer course.

NEW! AUTOCAD-INTERMEDIATE
This course covers intermediate topics in AutoCAD to further enhance your AutoCAD skills and increase your productivity though the use of shortcut commands, intermediate editing and drawing commands. This will provide an overview of paper space/model space and an introduction to plotting. Suggested prerequisite: AutoCAD-Beginning class.

NEW! BETTER BUSINESS WRITING
Grammar mistakes aren't simply embarrassing--they can impact how people perceive your intelligence and credibility. Poorly written memos, emails, or reports can not only cause misunderstandings or project delays, they can even create career-derailing mistakes that can haunt you for years! Attendees will learn how to overcome the most common problems in writing, including grammar, punctuation, sentence construction and paragraph construction. Transform your written communications from so-so to sensational with this one day seminar.

MAKING MEETINGS WORK: EFFECTIVE MEETING MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
Tired of walking away from a meeting you felt was a waste of time? This seminar will focus on how to conduct an effective meeting by utilizing critical planning steps to make meeting time more productive. Learn to use process tools that can help create an open and safe forum for discussion as well as how to handle counterproductive behavior in meetings.

NEW! MS EXCEL 2013-CREATING CHARTS
You know MS Excel can create charts from your spreadsheet data; however do you know how to use chart templates, use chart tools, and change labels on your charts? If not, this overview of charts in Excel 2013 course is for you. Different chart reviews will also be covered in this 5-hour class. You will learn how charts can change the look of your MS Excel data. Some familiarity with MS Excel is recommended.

NEW! LINKEDIN FOR BUSINESSES
Businesses today are realizing that they need to have a presence on one or more of the popular social media platforms. LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network--yet few realize the potential it has to generate leads. In this hands-on seminar you will create your page, attract followers, and post company updates to drive engagement. You will also discover ways that business professionals can use LinkedIn to their advantage. If you're curious as to the potential on LinkedIn for your business or you have any questions or doubts about the platform, this is your chance to leave enlightened with concrete strategies and tactics to take your social media marketing to the next level.

ADOBE IN-DESIGN
Put pizzazz in your publications with a top-notch program that includes layout features you won't find anywhere else. We will explore In-Design CS's key layout and editing features to create attractive, professional, page layouts for print while having a little fun along the way! In-Design, which works seamlessly with Photoshop, Illustrator and the other Adobe products, is quickly becoming the industry standard used by graphics professionals. Join us to see why!

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: TODAY'S DIFFERENTIATORS IN EXCEPTIONAL LEADERS
Emotional Intelligence, also called EQ, is the ability to recognize and manage emotions and relationships. It is a pivotal factor in personal and professional success. IQ will get you in the door, but it is your EQ, your ability to connect with others and manage the emotions of yourself and others, that will determine how successful you are. When you look at the truly extraordinary leaders that inspire and make a difference, you will see that they often do this by connecting with people at a personal and emotional level. What differentiates them in not their IQ, but their EQ. Join us for this interactive workshop to gain that EQ edge.

APPLYING LEADERSHIP SKILLS: TECHNIQUES FOR EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP
Looking to get ahead in the workplace but not sure where to begin? Good leaders know how to influence, empower, and motivate others. This seminar will introduce you to leadership theories and practices to start you on your path to developing these skills. Through activities, role-playing, videos, and discussion, you will explore aspects of leadership in an environment that encourages participation and engages active learning methods.

Community Based Residential Facilities Seminars Schedule

Blackhawk Technical College Offers 3 Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF) Courses to Meet Your Training Requirements:

  • Fire Safety
  • Medication Administration
  • Standard Precautions

Courses offered in seminar format by our DHS certified instructors.

Fire Safety 4.5 hour course $47.00
Standard Precautions 3 hour course For Pricing, Call Doug at (608)743-4597
Medication Administration 11 hour (2-day) course $108.00
All materials & tests included in above BTC fees. State registry fee of $15 per course required only upon successful completion of training/testing.