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Public Safety + Transportation Center

Essential Training for Safer Communities

A Year of Progress

One year ago, on Nov. 3, 2020, the majority of Rock and Green County voters approved Blackhawk Technical College's $32 million referendum project, paving the way for the new Public Safety + Transportation Center (PSTC). The unofficial vote count was nearly 60% in favor. Blackhawk is grateful to district voters for their ongoing support and is excited to move this important regional project forward.

Spring 2021: PSTC Groundbreaking

Since then, construction crews have begun to transform the once-vacant land at the corner of West Sunny Lane and Prairie Street along the northeast corner of Blackhawk’s Central Campus. The Public Safety + Transportation Center will serve several programs, including Automotive TechnicianCDL/Truck Driver TrainingDiesel & Heavy Equipment TechnicianElectric Power DistributionEmergency Medical TechnicianFire Protection TechnicianLaw EnforcementMotorcycle Rider Safety, as well as professional training and skills development.

Fall 2021: PSTC Project Begins to Take Shape

Throughout the summer, asphalt was poured for the various training courses, allowing the public safety and truck driving programs to start using the outdoor tracks. In fact, the Emergency Vehicle Operator Course pad is already in use for physical agility, traffic stop, and driver training. Installation of the new fire tower began in November and, by the end of the year, the Center for Transportation Studies is expected to be completed, with auto programs starting in the spring.

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Looking Ahead

By June 2022, nearly all of the projects on the main training grounds are expected to be complete and open for use, which will be a significant enhancement for Blackhawk’s safety and transportation programs. Construction is expected to wrap up by December 2023, allowing us to celebrate the grand opening of the PSTC.

The College sincerely thanks the voters of Green and Rock Counties for voting and for supporting this project. The Public Safety + Transportation Center will have a profound impact on how Blackhawk delivers essential training needed to keep our communities safe and the local economy growing. The College and District Board also wants to thank the hundreds of community stakeholders and partners who have participated in the planning for the PSTC over the last two years. Many have had a hand in making this dream a reality.

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Project Information

Learn more about the project proposal, programs it will serve, and an estimated timeline.

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How? Why Now?

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Pledge Your Support

Become a founding partner in our PSTC by pledging your support to our cutting-edge training facility.

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Questions/Feedback? 

For questions about the Public Safety + Transportation Center, please feel free to reach out at (608) 757-7772 or OfficeofthePresident@blackhawk.edu.

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