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DWD Secretary Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Youth Apprenticeship in Wisconsin at BTC Event

DWD Secretary Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Youth Apprenticeship in Wisconsin at BTC Event

November 17, 2021
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary-Designee Amy Pechacek joined manufacturing employers, educators, and workforce development partners at a Youth Apprenticeship Lunch & Learn event Wednesday at BTC’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in celebration of National Apprenticeship Week and the 30th anniversary of the state’s Youth Apprenticeship program.

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Safety First – in the O.R. and in the Woods

June 17, 2021

Medical dramas always focus on the doctor. But when the surgeon reaches back and says “Scalpel,” it is a Surgical Technologist who puts the right scalpel in their hand. These operating room team members prepare and sterilize instruments, handle surgical specimens, and maintain a sterile atmosphere.

BTC Announces Spring 2021 President's List

June 7, 2021
Congratulations to the Blackhawk Technical College students who have been named to the President’s List for Spring 2021. Students on the President’s List were enrolled in nine or more credit hours earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. 

College Moves to Stage 7 Effective June 14

A Message from Dr. Pierner, BTC President

June 7, 2021

I have been looking forward to this message for a very long time. With COVID infections down and vaccinations up, the College will move to the final stage of its reopening plan on Monday, June 14.

Behind the Scenes Heroes of Health Care

June 3, 2021

When Kathi Winker graduated from high school, she had no idea what she wanted to do. “I sat with this guidance counselor, and he looked at my scores and said, ‘You’re strong in English and science; I don’t know what we’re going to do with you.’ I looked at a long list of possible careers and saw ‘medical technologist’ listed. It was the longest word on the page, and I said that’s what I want to do.”

Surgical Tech Program Awarded Initial Accreditation

June 1, 2021

On May 21, 2021, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) awarded initial accreditation to the Surgical Technology Associate Degree program at Blackhawk Technical College. The recent peer review conducted by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) and CAAHEP’s Board of Directors recognized the program’s substantial compliance with the nationally established accreditation standards.

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