Blackhawk Technical College works with public high schools in Rock and Green counties to develop articulation agreements. These agreements:
- Allow the high school student to earn technical college credit for certain courses while still in high school.
- Ease the transition from high school to college.
- Reduce the repetition in curriculum.
- Provide a head start on Blackhawk Technical College programs.
- Reduce college tuition costs by earning college credit for free while taking high school courses.
- Involve no cost to high school students or their parents.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO TYPES OF AGREEMENTS
Both Transcripted Credit AND Advanced Standing Agreements
Transcripted Credit Agreements
- Student takes the course while in high school, at the high school, taught by a high school teacher.
- The high school teacher covers Blackhawk Technical College curriculum.
- The high school student receives high school credit when they pass the course.
- There is no cost to high school students or their parents to take high school courses with Blackhawk Technical College articulation agreements.
Advanced Standing Agreements
- The high school teacher grades according to the Blackhawk Technical College grading scale.
- The successful student earns a "C" or better to receive college credit.
- The successful student establishes a college transcript that can be requested from the college (a processing fee may apply).
- The Transcripted Credits earned are accepted within the Wisconsin Technical College System.
- The Transcripted Credits earned may be accepted by other institutions (check with the college of your choice to see if this is applicable).
- The successful student earns a "B" or better to be eligible to claim the credit at Blackhawk Technical College.
- The college credits are awarded to the student upon being admitted to the college and enrolling in classes.
- The student must enroll at Blackhawk Technical College within 2 1/2 years of high school graduation.