Student Organizations

Blackhawk Technical College offers a wide variety of student organizations for students to participate in.  These organizations provide opportunities for leadership, professional growth, and building connections throughout the college community.  For more information about student organizations or to inquire about starting a new organization, please contact Alicia Acker at

American Welding Society

The mission of the American Welding Society is to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes worldwide, including brazing, soldering and thermal spraying.

Advisors: Dan Crifase ( and Bobbi Bishofberger (

Auto/Diesel Club

The purpose of the Auto/Diesel Club is to bring students together to provide leadership, training, networking and service to the automotive and diesel technician career fields.  Students participate in community service projects, fundraising, and professional field trips. 

Advisor: Sheldon Newkirk (

BTC Chapter of Society of Human Resource Management

The purpose of SHRM is to engage, update and support students in the learning and education of human resource management and to enhance student activities and participation at Blackhawk Technical College.

Advisors: Beth Chambers ( and Elaine Schultz (

Business Professionals of America

Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. BPA has 43,000 members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states. BPA is a co-curricular organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering co-curricular exercises based on national standards. The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.

Advisor: Jeff Kropp (

Public Safety Association

This club is an organization of interested students and staff working together to enhance training and education in public safety programs. This organization works to develop interest in the many career field’s public safety offers, while engaging in fun, interactive networking activities.

Advisor: Dave Peterson (

Epicurean Club

The Epicurean Club provides students who are interested in the Culinary Arts field an opportunity to participate in educational activities which enhance their culinary skills. Students also have the opportunity to show off their talents at various competitions throughout the year.

Advisors: Katie Thomas (  and Joe Wollinger (

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

The Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is available to all students in the health occupations-related courses at BTC. The organization helps to develop leadership, citizenship, personal and professional responsibility, as well as promoting various service projects throughout the District.

Advisor: Cindy Ruiz (

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

Students involved with the BTC Chapter of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship will participate in community service, leadership events and be part of a community that shares the values of faith, fruitfulness and growth.

Advisor: Kent Marsden (

Multicultural Alliance

Members of the Multicultural Alliance represent campus diversity throughout campus and community activities. Members promote goodwill, develop leadership and professional skills.

Advisor: Rubina Jan (

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (Beta Rho Psi Chapter)

Phi Theta is recognized as the official honor society for community colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges. Membership is based on superior academic achievement and is conferred only by invitation of your local chapter.

Advisors: Kristine Weir-Martell ( and Jason J. Nado, Ph.D. (

Postsecondary Agriculture Students

The PAS organization meets primarily at the Monroe Campus, but is open to all BTC students. PAS works with students who are interested in agriculture, agribusiness and natural resources. The purposed of PAS is to provide opportunities of individual growth, leadership and career preparation.

Advisor: Dustin Williams (

Veterans Club

The purpose of the BTC Veterans Club is to provide a single point of contact for any and all activities related to Veterans' education. This includes coordinating with local, regional, state and national veteran’s organizations to provide services that support the student veteran's educational experience. The BTC Veterans Club also conducts activities that illustrate and celebrate past and present veterans' contributions society as a whole.

Advisor: Ed Scoville (

Southern Wisconsin Student Lab Association

The purpose of the Student Lab association is to provide an opportunity for students to expand their skills in the Medical Lab Technician field.  Students will explore the career field, obtain opportunities for professional development & networking, and participate in community service initiatives.

Advisors: Kathi Winker ( and Dan Harrigan (

Student Government Association

The mission of BTC Student Government Association is to represent the current and future student needs and wants for the greater benefit of the student body.  Student Government Association provides opportunities to build fellowship within the college community while providing numerous opportunities for professional growth for all BTC students.

Advisor: Alicia Acker (

Student Network of Activities and Programming (SNAP)

The purpose of SNAP is to develop programs, events and activities that will encourage leadership, increase involvement and engagement within our college community.

Advisor: Alicia Acker (