10 Reasons Why
Blackhawk Technical College is a Smart Choice!
1. Quality Instruction
The proof is in the results – our students succeed! BTC is recognized statewide as one of the best colleges, with instructors who care about your success. Small class sizes allow for one-on-one instruction and support. In our new facilities, under the instruction of our award-winning instructors, using state-of-the-art equipment and technology, students gain the skills they need to enter the “world of work” and succeed!
2. Hands-On Education
Learning by doing works best for many of us. With hands-on experience, graduates enter the workforce with both the knowledge and the skills they need to succeed!
3. State of the Art Technology
BTC students practice using 21st century technology in classrooms and labs that meet or exceed industry standards.
4. Student Life - Activities for Personal Growth and Enjoyment
Making education fun creates a better student and graduate, and there are plenty of opportunities to be involved in student life at BTC. Student Activities Committee sponsored events fills the school year with social activities, picnics, and entertainment. Student Government Officers meet with state legislators to influence legislation. Student clubs organize community service projects, and attend state and national competitions. BTC offers Free Fitness Center membership for all full-time students. Involvement in student life and connecting to the community helps students develop life, career, and leadership skills for the future.
Compared to other two-year and four-year colleges and universities, it costs less to earn a degree at BTC. An education that is affordable and equips students with skills for employment is a winning combination! Even if you intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the future, BTC is an affordable place to start.
6. Transferable Credits
Many of BTC’s credits now transfer to four-year colleges and universities. After completing an associate degree at BTC it is possible for BTC graduates to enter a bachelor completion program as a junior at many 4-yr colleges.
7. Convenient Locations
BTC has campuses and centers located in Rock and Green County, close to where you work and live!
In addition to offering traditional credit programs, students are able to “individualize” their program to meet their own career goals. Classes are offered through traditional classroom instruction; some are also offered via distance learning or the internet. Customized training is also available for businesses; on-site or at BTC. For the life-long learner, community education (non-credit) classes are offered at locations throughout the district.
9. Support for All Students
BTC faculty and staff are committed to your success. Accommodations are available to provide support for students with special needs. Other types of support for students include:
- Financial Aid – Grants, Loans, Work-Study and Scholarships
- Counseling and Academic Advising
- Academic Support Services
- On-Site Child Care
- Multicultural Services
- City Bus Transportation
- Free Parking
10. Graduate Success
BTC graduates get jobs! BTC instructors work closely with business and industry to ensure that programs are relevant, and up-to-date; that’s what employers want. Over 90 percent of graduates are employed within six months of graduation. Over 97 percent of employers are satisfied with the training BTC provides students. Quality education that is flexible, relevant, and affordable makes attending BTC a SMART CHOICE!