Blackhawk Technical College, located in Janesville, Wisconsin, was founded established through the merger of two previous existing technical and vocational schools in Beloit and Janesville. The merger occurred in 1965 when the state sought to expand the opportunities offered by such schools, resulting in the formation of the Blackhawk Technical Institute, which had a broader service area than the two previous institutions. In 1987 BTC, along with other similar schools in the state were given the designation of college. As part of the school's goal to provide access to education, it maintains several satellite campuses in addition to its main campus in Janesville.
Blackhawk Technical College offers a variety of programs that result in a certificate, diploma, or degree. Individuals pursuing an education here will choose a high demand field or industry, receiving training, skill development and education in that field for the purposes of preparation regarding entry into the workforce. With the skills and abilities learned individuals should be able to maintain long term careers in their chosen area. Programs may take up to two years to complete depending on the type of program chosen.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Blackhawk Technical College admits any individual that wishes to enroll by completing the application for admission, paying associated fees, and providing information regarding previous education. Students may also be required to take a placement exam prior to program enrollment. Students are also encouraged to meet with a counselor prior to their enrollment to best determine their program choice. Financial aid is available in the form of loans and grants which are awarded based on need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,600. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $30 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $3,900-$4,600
- Out-of-State: $5,800-$6,934
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $130-$150 per unit
- Out-of-State: $190-$230 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||82%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||70%||$4,783|
|Receiving Student Loans||61%||$4,622|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Blackhawk Technical College may offer services to students including:
- Online course work available
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Assisting students to find work
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1977)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1979)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Wisconsin
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1999)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Blackhawk Technical College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Blackhawk Technical College.
- Rock Valley College in Rockford, IL (20 miles away)
- Highland Community College - Freeport in Freeport, IL (40 miles away)
- McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL (41 miles away)
- Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee, WI (51 miles away)
- Elgin Community College in Elgin, IL (53 miles away)