Well Maintained and Renovated College Facilities
Blackhawk Technical College has been able to substantially upgrade all of its major facilities through community support with regularity over the past decade. A large part of that came about through the passing of a $17.5 million building referendum in November of 2002. This allowed BTC to create additional space for a number of programs and classes at both its Central and Monroe Campuses, as well as renovate large portions of existing classrooms, offices and other areas.
The Blackhawk Technical College Aviation Center is located at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport on U.S. Highway 51 between the city limits of Beloit and Janesville at 4618 S. Columbia Drive, Janesville, WI. 53546-9120, (608) 757-7743]. The district-owned facility includes a 160-by-120-foot hangar featuring classrooms, a spray booth, shops, laboratories, student lounge, technical library, and faculty offices. The Aviation Center underwent a $1.6 million renovation in 2006, which updated the facility while adding a student commons area and general office space.
The Aviation Center is certified as an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics School by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Beloit Center is conveniently located in the recently renovated Eclipse Center in downtown Beloit, at 50 Eclipse Center, Beloit, WI 53511-6270. The Center provides basic academic and GED/HSED instruction, remedial education, and classes for English Language Learners. The Center also offers the phlebotomy technician program, as well as Health and Human Service, Business and Information Technology, general education, and community education courses.
Contact the Beloit Center at (608) 757-7741.
Center for Transportation Studies
Located immediately (about one-quarter of a mile) west of the intersection of highways 14 and 51 north of Janesville [at 1740 Highway 14 West], this 30,000 square-foot facility houses two large shops for the Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician and Automotive Technician programs, three classrooms, library, microcomputer lab, and a student lounge. Agricultural and apprenticeship classes are held at the center, as well as automotive, diesel, landscape, many non-credit offerings in computer applications and other areas of interest. Ample parking is available with access off U.S. Highway 14.
Blackhawk Technical College Central Campus is located midway between Beloit and Janesville. Situated on over 80 acres of partially wooded prairie, the campus is home for most of BTC’s programs and services. The campus is easily accessible from Prairie Road (County Highway G) and Highway 51.
This comprehensive technical college facility comprises over 200,000 square feet. It includes instructional classrooms, shops and labs for accounting, marketing, word processing, administrative assistant, legal secretary, fire science, criminal justice, child care services, HVAC/R, welding, and machine tool. Also located on the Central Campus is a technical center integrating labs for electronics, electro-mechanical and mechanical design; and a health occupations complex for nursing, nursing assistant, dental programs, radiography, and healthcare associate. A technical library; media production and telecommunications center; child care center; bookstore; and food service, with seating for 600 are also housed on the Central Campus. Seminar and teleconferencing facilities are also available.
A Student Services Center is available to provide students with a variety of assistance programs. Facilities include offices for guidance, admissions and registration, placement, financial aids, veterans’ affairs, minority student services, and student activities. Vocational testing and career assessment are available through the Student Services’ Career Center. Facilities for individualized learning and remedial education are also located at the Central Campus.
Parking, accommodating approximately 1,200 vehicles, is available on the Central Campus, and bus service from Beloit and Janesville is also provided for students’ convenience.
The Monroe Campus of Blackhawk Technical College is located just off Highway 11 at 210 Fourth Avenue, Monroe, WI 53566-1033, phone (608) 328-1660. This friendly, full-service, handicapped-accessible campus has 4 computer labs equipped with state-of-the-art computer equipment, a distance learning lab designed for global classroom connections, fully equipped nursing, nursing assistant, phlebotomy and science labs, and general classrooms. The Campus offers a selection of full associate degrees, one year diplomas and short term certificates, as well as all general education core courses. A learning center offers GED/HSED and college prep courses and GED/HSED testing services. Over 150 continuing education courses are offered each year at the Campus. A full-time counselor provides students with academic advising, support and career planning assistance. BTC staff works with local businesses and industries to provide cutting edge training for Green County employees. Small class size and a personalized learning environment ensure the success of Monroe Campus students.
Ed-Venture Program Course: Experiential Learning at its Best
Located at the northeastern edge of the central campus of BTC, an experiential learning site known as the “Ed-Venture Course” is available to area businesses, organizations, community groups as well as BTC staff and students. The experiential learning activities conducted on the “Course” help individuals and groups build skills in the area of leadership, teamwork, awareness, trust, problem solving, strategic planning, confidence, change management and communication. With the training being coordinated through BTC’s Business and Community Development Division (BCD), events and training seminars can be customized to meet the goals of individuals and organizations. Pricing will vary depending on the user’s needs.
The “Ed-Venture Course” includes both low and high structures. In addition to the permanent structures, numerous portable learning activities are available to choose from which provide the convenience of allowing businesses and organizations to schedule events at their own sites. The mentally challenging elements are designed to provide opportunities for individuals and teams to learn about how they handle risk and challenge while practicing skills in teaming, problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and working effectively together.
Contact BCD today to discover how this exciting approach to training, personal, and corporate change will work for you at (608) 757-6332.