High School Connection

EARN COLLEGE CREDITS IN HIGH SCHOOL

Blackhawk Technical College has many options for high school students who want to save time and money by earning college credits while still in high school. 

TRANSCRIPTED CREDIT
Transcripted Credit agreements allow high school students the opportunity to take actual BTC courses at their local high schools. Classes offered for Transcripted Credit are free of charge to the student and are taught by high school teachers who are certified by the Wisconsin Technical College System. Upon successful completion of the class, students receive an official BTC transcript that is recognized by all technical colleges in the state of Wisconsin. Classes for Transcripted Credit vary by high school so check with your guidance counselor to find out what classes are available to you. Learn more

ADVANCED STANDING CREDIT
Advanced Standing courses are equivalent to a BTC course and are taught by high school teachers. Classes offered for Advanced Standing credit are free of charge to the student and are taught in the local high school. Students who receive a "B" or better are awarded technical college credit only when they enroll in a program at BTC. Advanced Standing classes vary by high school so check with your guidance counselor to find out what classes are offered to you. Learn more

YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP
The Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program is a state-wide initiative for high school juniors and seniors that integrates school-based and work-based learning to instruct students in employability and occupational skills. In this program, students are enrolled in academic classes to fulfill high school graduation requirements in addition to 2-4 semesters of technical courses, which can be offered at the local high school, worksite, or Blackhawk Technical College. The last component of the YA program is a paid, work experience in the student’s chosen industry under the guidance of a skilled mentor.  Learn more

YOUTH OPTIONS
The Wisconsin Youth Options program allows public high school juniors and seniors who meet certain requirements to take postsecondary courses at Blackhawk Technical College. Approved courses count toward high school graduation and college credit. Learn more  

Contact Information:

Phyllis Bickford
Articulation Specialist
(608) 757-6983

Susan Dantuma
Youth Apprenticeship Specialist
(608) 757-7729

Dr. Sally Vogl-Bauer
Dean of General Education
(608) 757-6320