Course Age Limit

Policy on Age Limits on Courses

Blackhawk Technical College (BTC) does not apply blanket age limits to courses for the purpose of BTC program completion, transfer in, meeting selective admissions, program’s ranking/entrance procedures, or meeting program requirements in award completion. Approved age limits on courses will be related to the competency(ies) students/graduates must demonstrate in the field, employment, and other measures such as certification examinations.

Courses included in an earned degree, whether from BTC or another institution, are exempt from the age limits listed below.

Approved time limits on applicability of courses to program admission and completion is available in program admission documents and on program-specific web pages. The college does reserve the right to deny prior coursework if significant changes in the area of study have occurred, or if current knowledge is necessary for student success. For example, computer coursework or allied health courses may have changed significantly and may no longer satisfy degree requirements due to changes in technology or professional practices.


BTC Program and Courses

Year Limit (date approved by Dean)

All Math and Science Courses

5 years

All Clinical and Lab. Courses (Health Science)

1 year

CST/MITS—Computer Service Technician/

Manufacturing Information Technician Specialist

5 years

Criminal Justice Studies

5 years

IT-Network Specialist

5 years

IT-Web Software Developer

5 years

MLT—Medical Laboratory Technician

5 years

Nursing Assistant

5 years, unless currently employed as a Nursing Assistant