Blackhawk Technical College

Blackhawk Technical College

Blackhawk Technical College, also referred to as Blackhawk Tech or BTC, is located in Janesville, Wisconsin, United States. It was founded by merging the vocational schools of Janesville, Wisconsin, and Beloit, Wisconsin, on July 1, 1968. It was initially named Blackhawk Technical Institute. In August 1987, the college was renamed Blackhawk Technical College.

The campus spreads across an area of approximately 80 acres. In addition, BTC has several satellite campuses and it operates an Aviation Center located at Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport. The college offers a number of associate degrees and certificate programs in diverse areas of study.

BTC offers several scholarship programs including the BTC Foundation Scholarship, Governmental Information Processing Association of Wisconsin Scholarships, Amy Hunter-Wilson, MD Scholarship, U.S. Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and Voice Solutions Scholarships.

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Contacting Blackhawk

Blackhawk Technical College
6004 County Road G
Janesville , WI 53547-5009
General Phone: (608) 758-6900

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Blackhawk Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine361EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Security and Law Enforcement80criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Medical Support and Technology53dental assistant, medical coding, medical assistant, radiation therapist, sonography and ultrasound tech
Business and Management42business management, operations management, accounting, marketing
Construction Trades35carpentry, electrician, lineworker, plumbing
Education and Teaching28early childhood education
Mechanics and Repair25computer repair, heavy equipment maintenance, industrial mechanics, automobile mechanics, vehicle maintenance
Cooking and Culinary Arts18restaurant and catering management
Computer Science and Engineering17computer programming courses, computer networking, computer security
Medical Administration17medical secretary
Engineering Technician17electromechanical tech, HVAC tech, industrial tech, mechanical engineering tech
Production Trades14machine shop assistant, welding
Office and Administration13administrative assistant
Therapy and Counseling10physical therapist assistant
Agricultural Science and Management7farm management
Liberal Arts4interdisciplinary studies
Landscaping and Horticulture4landscaping
Law2legal secretary

Number of programs and degrees for Blackhawk in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year3676
Associate's degree27022
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years9511
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years154

Blackhawk Student Body

In 2007-2008, Blackhawk had a total enrollment of 2,283 students (1,528 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 87%
Black 8%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 18%
20-21 16%
22-24 16%
25-29 16%
30-34 10%
35-39 8%
40-49 10%
50-64 4%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Blackhawk Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %
Part-Time 56 %

Blackhawk Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Janesville, Wisconsin for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Wisconsin Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Blackhawk Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,098
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,014
Books and supplies $ 1,148

Financial Aid:
Blackhawk participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 539000)

Blackhawk Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year44$67,42853$67,466
All faculty totalacademic year44$67,42853$67,466

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Blackhawk Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Other
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Systems Security

Construction Trades
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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What Sets Blackhawk Apart:

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Salaries of full-time faculty
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Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 18%Blackhawk Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 19%Blackhawk Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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