Aug. 3, 2020 - BTC Launches Technology Loan Program to Support Students
Hundreds of laptops and hotspots are ready to be deployed to Blackhawk Technical College students this fall thanks to a cooperative effort between the College’s Library and Information Technology Services teams. The equipment loan program will allow students to check out laptops and hotspots at no additional charge to the student. Read more about the loan program here.
July 31, 2020 - BTC Continues to Prepare for Fall Semester
On July 30, Governor Evers announced a new emergency order mandating facemasks to be worn indoors. This mandate changes little at BTC since we continue to operate in Stage 5 of our reopening plan that requires everyone to be masked. Since facemasks are required at all Blackhawk locations, the only change will be for employees in open workspaces or cubicles. If not alone in such an area, employees will be required to wear a mask at all times. The only exceptions to the mask order are for those alone in their office or a non-shared workspace or when eating in the Commons. If individuals do not have a mask, they are available at campus entrances. In addition to facemasks, we continue to require physical distancing and have placed many reminders throughout our campuses. Read the full message from Dr. Pierner here.
July 8, 2020 – BTC to Remain in Stage 5 Until Jan. 2021
After careful consideration, the College will continue operations in Stage 5 (see below) until January 2021. COVID-19 remains a threat to our community. Therefore, we will continue to monitor local, state, federal, and CDC guidelines and will be ready to move to earlier stages, if necessary. We must make all necessary modifications to the teaching and learning environment to ensure we comply with Stage 5 requirements. Read more about BTC's preparation for Fall semester here.
June 17, 2020 – Blackhawk Set to Reopen for Students
Blackhawk Technical College announced today that it is moving to Stage 5 of its 7-stage reopening plan. Effective Monday, June 22 Blackhawk will be reopening its campuses to students and employees. Facemasks will continue to be required inside all college buildings; including in all classrooms and labs. Entrance to college buildings will no longer require health screenings. Read more about the June 22 reopening here.
May 28, 2020 – Blackhawk Announces 7-Stage Reopening Plan
Blackhawk Technical College has announced a multi-stage plan to fully reopen college operations. The college closed to the public on March 18 and all instruction moved online (Stage 1). The college has a Crisis Incident Command Team and an Emergency Preparedness Committee who have managed the college’s response to the pandemic. They closely monitor recommendations by local, state, and federal and make policy and operational recommendations to the college leadership team. Read more about the seven stages here.