University Transfer Programs

Associate of Arts + Associate of Science

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Blackhawk’s two-year associate programs are designed for students interested in earning a bachelor’s degree. Take your general education courses at Blackhawk and save time and money on your education before you transfer to a four-year college or university.

These programs are particularly advantageous for students who wish to save on tuition costs during their initial years of study or who want to explore various academic disciplines before committing to a specific major.

Both the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science programs require 60 credits, including elective courses that allow you to select classes that appeal to your future career plans.

Courses may be held on Blackhawk's Central Campus or on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater at Rock County. Upon completion of either program, you will earn an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science from Blackhawk, and through these programs, you will have the opportunity to transfer to UW-Whitewater or any other university or college.

You will be well prepared to pursue your bachelor’s degree at Whitewater or any university or college of your choice.

Choose the program that fits best with your career goals:

Associate of Arts

If you are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in subjects such as communication, business, arts, social sciences or humanities, discover the Associate of Arts.

Associate of Science

If you are interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in subjects such as science, technology, engineering or math, discover the Associate of Science.

​​Please note: Courses may not always be direct equivalencies for transferability and it will be important to work with advisors at Blackhawk and at your end institution on choosing which courses to take from which location.

Will Your Blackhawk Credits Transfer?

Get an idea before you apply by going to Transferology. Enter your courses from Blackhawk to see if there are equivalent classes at your university of choice. It is a good idea to check with your “receiving” institution advisors to confirm they transfer and meet a program or graduation requirement.

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Our application process is simple. Visit to get started.

The average cost per course credit at a public, four-year college or university in Wisconsin is $290. For an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree at Blackhawk, it’s $188.90 per credit, giving you a significant savings.

Yes. You can transfer your Blackhawk credits toward a bachelor’s degree at any college or university. The accepted credits vary by institution and program. Make sure to always start your communication early with your end institution to make the best use of your time and money at Blackhawk.

No. You have the option to continue your education or enter the job field right away.

Starting at Blackhawk in either the Associate of Arts for the Associate of Science degree programs will give you the option to take a variety of courses based on your interests, and our advisors can help you explore and define your career goals. Blackhawk offers career exploration workshops.

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