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Manufacturing Industry

Automation Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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As a graduate of the Automation Systems Technology program, you’ll be prepared to design, program, and troubleshoot integrated machine systems used in the growing field of advanced manufacturing and industrial controls. Students in this program work with integrated systems that include industrial automation, robotics, mechanical systems, computer-integration, and industrial communications. Potential career opportunities include automation technician, controls technician, controls designer, and engineering technician.

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Automation Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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As a graduate of the Automation Systems Technology program, you’ll be prepared to design, program, and troubleshoot integrated machine systems used in the growing field of advanced manufacturing and industrial controls. Students in this program work with integrated systems that include industrial automation, robotics, mechanical systems, computer-integration, and industrial communications. Potential career opportunities include automation technician, controls technician, controls designer, and engineering technician.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Automation Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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As a graduate of the Automation Systems Technology program, you’ll be prepared to design, program, and troubleshoot integrated machine systems used in the growing field of advanced manufacturing and industrial controls. Students in this program work with integrated systems that include industrial automation, robotics, mechanical systems, computer-integration, and industrial communications. Potential career opportunities include automation technician, controls technician, controls designer, and engineering technician.

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Electromechanical Technology, A.A.S.

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As a graduate of BTC’s Electromechanical Technology program, you will be in high demand for many area companies who need technicians who can design, construct, and support their company’s manufacturing systems. The BTC program emphasizes, installing, updating, servicing and operating automated equipment and robotics systems. You’ll gain problem-solving skills and the knowledge you need to succeed as an automated systems technician. In addition to a comprehensive curriculum, many classes are conveniently offered days, evenings and online to give busy, working students the flexibility needed to earn a degree. The program is offered at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center, BTC’s state-of-the-art facility, giving you the added advantage of working with the latest technology.

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Machinist

CNC Technician Diploma

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Experience a “hands-on” approach to learning with Blackhawk's CNC Technician program. Developed using the National Institute of Metalworking Standards (NIMS) and National Tooling and Machining Association standards, you will receive a broad technical background in both job-shop and production machining. Plus, you’ll spend your time learning in a practical setting at our Advanced Manufacturing Training Center, a state-of-the-art facility that will give you a leg up in a field that is in need of skilled technicians.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Diploma

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In BTC’s program, you will get a well-rounded learning experience through lectures, hands-on classroom experiences, field trips, interactive discussions and real-life lab activities. You will be exposed to every type of equipment in the industrial world, giving you the confidence, you need to work in a variety of fields such as industrial manufacturing companies, food manufacturing/processing plants, farms, industrial contract service providers, machine shops, construction companies, and welding/fabricating shops.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Technician Diploma

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The Automotive Technician program is about preparing you to perform factory-recommended maintenance procedures and to diagnose and repair performance problems of engine, transmission, steering, suspension, heating, cooling, brake, and electrical systems in cars and trucks. You will also learn about using hand and machine tools, automotive parts, online service references, computerized equipment, and other technical equipment required to maintain and service increasingly complex automotive vehicles. In addition, our instruction places an emphasis on problem-solving skills, including the use of diagnostic equipment such as lab oscilloscopes, scan tools, and digital voltmeters.

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Diesel Mechanic

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technican Diploma

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Today’s heavy trucks, whether they are construction and agricultural equipment or from another industry are more complex than ever. The Diesel and Heavy Equipment program at Blackhawk is designed to train you for a career in either "on-highway" or "off-road" industry by offering theory and hands-on instruction about diesel and heavy equipment service and repair.

By taking a broad spectrum of classes at our Center for Transportation Studies, you will be able to use the latest diesel technologies, interpret technical manuals, and learn how to communicate with co-workers and customers.

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Truck Driver

Truck Driving Diploma

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The backbone of American commerce is the trucking industry as nearly every business relies on truck drivers to move products and materials throughout the U.S. In fact, more than two-thirds of the freight tonnage moved throughout the country each year is moved by trucking.

Skilled, licensed truck drivers are in short supply, and with a technical degree from BTC, you will be in high demand with the credentials employers are looking for. By completing our technical degree program, which can be done in 12 or 14 weeks, you will have the skills and preparation needed to earn a Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL).

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Healthcare Industry

Radiology Technician

Computed Tomography Certificate

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One of the most exciting aspects of a career in medical imaging is the wide variety of options for specialization available to the certified radiographer. Perhaps the fastest growing of these specialty imaging modalities is Computed Tomography, or CT scan. The BTC Computed Tomography program allows the registered radiographer to take all required academic courses on-line, as well as flexible options for completing the clinical education requirements and meets the eligibility requirements for the certification examination in Computed Tomography administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

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Radiography, A.A.S.

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The role of the radiographer is to produce images of the human body to aid physicians in the diagnosis of injuries and disease. Mixing art and science, radiography is a critical component in providing patient care. And it’s an exciting career opportunity for anyone interested in the art and science required to treat medical conditions. It’s also a starting point for other careers in the field such as CT, MRI, Mammography, special procedures or as a pathway to sonography. The Radiology program at BTC focuses on theoretical and applied radiography with a heavy emphasis on the clinical experience in a radiographic department. You’ll learn in a cohort setting over six semesters. Our state-of-the-art facilities feature two x-ray rooms and the latest imaging technology. The BTC faculty is with you every step of the way, and with in-depth clinical training throughout the program, you’ll learn amazing skills that will make you highly marketable in this growing field.

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Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant Diploma

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As a student in Blackhawk's Dental Assistant program, you’ll have the advantage of learning in our state-of-the-art lab facilities and in a program that is highly regarded among area dentists. You’ll be trained in the latest skills needed to carry out a variety of laboratory, clinical, and office duties at a private practice or dental group. And you can choose a variety of roles within the industry because working with dentists as they examine and treat patients is just one area the dental assistant program can take you. With your technical degree from BTC, you may also consider managing a dental office, coordinating patient scheduling and bookkeeping, manning the front desk as the receptionist or office manager, working as a dental lab technician, dental treatment coordinator, or as a dental specialty assistant.

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Medical Sonographer

Diagnostic Medical Sonography, A.A.S.

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Diagnostic medical sonography, more commonly known as ultrasound, is a diagnostic medical procedure that uses high frequency sounds waves to produce medical images of organs, tissues, or blood flow inside the body. A career in diagnostic medical sonography is never boring — in fact, it’s an exciting opportunity where every day is different and the work you do plays a critical role in assisting physicians with patient diagnoses. It’s a growing field too, as the demand for sonographers continues to increase as our population ages. In fact, we typically see a 100 percent placement rate for graduates from our program – our students go on to work in hospital-based medical imaging departments where they perform abdominal, pelvic and vascular examinations. Sonographers are also employed in dedicated vascular departments or obstetric departments, and many sonographers work in outpatient clinics or mobile imaging services.

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Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician Assistant Diploma

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The Laboratory Technician Program at BTC will give you a strong basis in scientific principles, quality methodology and documentation, and laboratory equipment and testing methodologies. After completing the program, you’ll be qualified to pursue a career in entry-level positions as an agriculture and food lab assistant, medical laboratory assistant, environmental science technician assistant, and quality assurance laboratory assistant. The program also prepares you for certification in the American Society for Quality (ASQ), making you an even more desirable candidate when pursuing a job in the field. In addition, this program is an excellent start for you to begin a career in the rapidly growing field of biotechnology.

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Medical Laboratory Technology, A.A.S.

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BTC’s Medical Laboratory Technician program prepares you for an entry-level position in a clinic, hospital or doctor’s office working in various areas of the lab such as microbiology or chemistry. There is always the opportunity for career growth, such as epidemiology, forensic medicine, and biomedical manufacturing. Many hospitals and clinics offer tuition reimbursement if you decide to pursue additional degrees. The program is full or part-time with some classes offered online, face-to-face, and within our FlexLab option. The final semester is your clinical experience where you will spend 32 hours a week in laboratories in community healthcare facilities. We offer the program at our Monroe campus in a tight-knit structure giving you the attention you need to succeed.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Administrative Coder, A.A.S.

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If you are fascinated with the medical field and the effects the process of diseases, conditions, and illnesses have on the human body and you like research, analysis, and connecting the dots, then a career as a medical administrative coder could be for you. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the medical billing and coding field is expected to grow 21% between now and 2020. Graduates of our program are in high demand and the demand is only expected to increase over time – in fact, many students secure employment before graduating.

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Medical Administrative Specialist, A.A.S.

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The Medical Administrative Specialist Associate Degree program provides educational opportunities for those interested in working in a variety of health care office settings including medical offices, clinics, hospitals, public health departments, insurance companies, and medical product manufacturers. Medical Administrative Specialist students receive specialized training in medical ethics, records management, office procedures, medical terminology, human anatomy, health insurance, medical billing, medical transcription, coding, and Microsoft Office Suite software. This program also has a business office focus, including training in accounting, meeting and event planning, and project management.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Diploma

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As a medical assistant, you play an important role in the day to day operations of the doctor’s office or clinic. From the front desk to the exam room to the laboratory, you are the link between the healthcare provider and their patient, their professional associate and their equipment and medication suppliers. It’s a fast-paced job, as medical assistants handle business and administrative as well as medical duties. On the administrative side, you will be in charge of scheduling and receiving patients, obtaining patient information, maintaining medical records, ordering supplies and equipment, overseeing the office, and handling insurance matters, office accounts, fees, and collections. On the medical side, you will see assist with examinations and treatments, take health histories, perform certain diagnostic tests, carry out laboratory procedures and sterilize instruments and equipment.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant Certificate

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This 120-hour program includes classroom lectures, campus lab experiences, and a clinical practicum, where students work at healthcare agencies with patients and residents. In addition to the exceptional curriculum, you’ll practice your skills under the supervision of an experienced professional so that you are prepared to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) exam.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Diploma

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Our Phlebotomy program teaches the student proper techniques of specimen collection and processing standards, infection control standards, and legal regulations in the healthcare environment. The program is offered at the Monroe Campus taking two semesters for completion. There is an 18 credit hour option available if the student is interested in considering other health care programs in the future. Upon completion, the student has the option of taking the ASCP certification exam with the nation's oldest and most recognized organization for laboratory professionals.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapy Assistant, A.A.S.

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A career as a physical therapist assistant is a rewarding one, where every day you are making a significant difference in someone’s life. Working under the direction of a physical therapist, PTAs use a variety of techniques and equipment to help patients recover from illnesses, injuries or surgeries. On any given day you may work with a patient recovering from an accident, a stroke or dealing with issues related to an illness or disease. Workplaces are as varied as the patient as there is a great need for PTAs in hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation facilities, community health centers, nursing homes, fitness centers, and sports training facilities. It’s a challenging career and it takes patience, empathy and a knowledge of how the body works. It’s also one of the most gratifying careers you can choose because you are helping people gain back the ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

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Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who are an important part of the operating room team. Before, during and after surgery, they deliver patient care and perform tasks that help ensure a safe surgical environment, contributing to and supporting the operating team's efficiency. This individual works under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.

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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

Computer Service Technician Diploma

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The demand is great for one of the most important roles in any organization – the computer service technician. Because in today’s technology-driven world, when the computers are down, work stops. Businesses need computer service technicians who can think logically and solve problems quickly and efficiently, and with our Computer Service Technician program, you’ll get the hands-on training you need to do just that.

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Manufacturing IT Specialist Diploma

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Manufacturing information technology specialists (MITS) are in high demand. Manufacturers need people with information technology skills that can support every aspect of advanced manufacturing operations. As businesses become more automated, the need for increased connectivity is crucial. Manufacturing information technology specialists play a critical role in increasing connectivity within an organization and making sure companies run at peak efficiency. BTC’s MITS program is the only one of its kind in the United States and as a student in the program, you will have the advantage of getting hands-on training in computer hardware, operating systems, application software, mobile devices and networks at our Advanced Manufacturing Training Center, BTC’s state-of-the-art facility designed to give you the edge in developing skills you need in your chosen program. You’ll train in our high-tech labs with cutting-edge equipment and have the opportunity to collaborate with instructors and cross-train with students in other manufacturing programs. Our program is flexible, you can start anytime, and the skills you will learn will give you the edge you need for success.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Network Specialist, A.A.S.

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In BTC’s Network Specialist associate degree program you’ll be trained in network design, installation, troubleshooting, administration, security, and management, you’ll learn everything you need to know to be prepared for a career in networks support and integrated technology. Once you’ve completed the program, you’ll have covered the basic topics needed for the MCSA, Net+, A+, Security+, and CCNA certifications. Within the IT-Network Specialist program, we offer a pathway certificate, IT-Network Technician. You can earn this certificate while taking courses within the main program. The IT-Network Technician certificate gives you a set of industry-recognized skills and abilities that prepare you for entry-level employment.

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Software Developer

Web Software Developer, A.A.S.

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BTC’s IT-Web Software Developer program focuses on the specific skills and knowledge requirements you need for Web development specialist jobs including analyst /programmer, e-Commerce, or Web design/support. It is designed to meet entry-level education needs of most segments of the IT field. Your training will include general educational development along with required IT technical skills. After graduation, you’ll be ready for an entry-level Web developer jobs in industries such as government, insurance, manufacturing, service, software development, wholesale and retail sales, utilities, banking, and accounting. Within the program is a pathway certificate called IT-Web Designer/Developer Technician. You may earn this certificate while taking courses within the main program, giving you an additional set of industry-recognized skills and abilities that prepare you for entry-level employment.

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Public Service Industry

Police Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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Imagine being able to protect others from harm, preserve law and order, and help bring criminals to justice every day! With an associate's degree in Criminal Justice, BTC can train you for a wide range of career options – from a police officer to a correctional officer to a victim advocacy counselor – this program has mentored hundreds of criminal justice professionals in Rock and Green counties.

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Law Enforcement Basic Jail Academy Certificate

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The Basic Jail Academy at Blackhawk Technical College prepares you for an entry-level position as a correctional officer within the county jails. The five-week (200-hour) academy meets Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Department of Justice requires recruits to attend 100% of the training unless excused by the academy director. Excused absences are extremely limited and will only be granted under certain circumstances. After completion, recruits are eligible for certification with the Wisconsin Department of Justice – Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

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Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Academy Certificate

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With the current shortage in law enforcement, there are plenty of opportunities for you to join the force. BTC’s Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Academy prepares you for certification as a law enforcement officer. Over a course of 720 instructional hours (full- and part-time options available) recruits focus on the theories of law enforcement needed to be a sworn member of law enforcement in Wisconsin. In addition to the class instruction and hands-on practical exercises, recruits should plan at least a half-hour of outside study time for every hour of class time. Upon completion, recruits are eligible for certification with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.

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A child’s learning experiences in his or her first eight years of life are crucial to social, mental and emotional growth and development and academic success. Working in this field requires patience, creativity and a desire to make a difference in a child’s life. It also requires keen observation skills, a talent for human insight, and clear communication skills. As a student in BTC’s Early Childhood Education program, you will gain those skills and more. You’ll learn how to incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) into early childhood education, making you a highly desirable candidate as an educator who can help children develop their critical thinking skills through fun and play. You’ll learn innovative teaching techniques and skills through a hands-on approach in a unique learning environment. With field experience taking place in the first semester, you’ll know early on if working in early childhood education is right for you.

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Foundations of Teacher Education, A.A.S.

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There are few professions that make an impact like teaching, where the rewards far outweigh the trials. Working in the teaching profession gives you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young learners – it’s fun, challenging, and a privilege to know that you played a part in students’ growth and development in the classroom. With a degree in the Foundations of Teacher Education Program, you will be able to pursue a career as an Instructional Assistant or Paraprofessional – roles that are so important in the day to day activities of the classroom. Under the supervision of the licensed classroom teacher, you’ll help implement the lesson plan, tutor small groups in reading, writing, math, and science and play an overall instrumental role in the classroom. Opportunities in special education and general K-12 classrooms are typically available.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Technician Diploma

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Your best day on the job is often the worst day for someone else. That’s the role of an emergency medical technician (EMT).

Throughout Rock and Green counties, Blackhawk is well-known for training EMTs to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries, accident scenes, or whenever disaster strikes.

BTC’s Basic- or Advanced-EMT programs provide the necessary education and training to work on a private ambulance, as a firefighter, a police officer, or a number of other careers in the medical field.

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Firefighter

Fire Protection Technician, A.A.S.

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Held up as heroes by many, firefighters risk their lives to save others and at Blackhawk Technical College we are proud to offer exceptional training opportunities in fire protection, fire prevention, and fire engineering that will prepare you for a career that focuses on saving lives.

Many people who pursue this career path work part-time or full time while they are in school. For that reason, this program offers students the chance to earn a degree through a wide range of learning options including online or face to face classes and flexible labs.

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Social Services Assistant

Human Services, A.A.S.

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With an associate degree in Human Services from Blackhawk, you can become an advocate for the individuals and communities that are facing such issues and help change the world. BTC’s Human Services Associate program provides a comprehensive range of training geared towards social agencies, counseling centers, educational institutions, or correctional facilities. The curriculum combines the fundamentals of psychology, stress management, conflict management, and social problems with specialized study opportunities and real-world training. Plus, if your goal is to continue on to a bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling or other related fields, our Human Services associate’s degree program is an excellent foundation for you.

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Substance Abuse Education Diploma

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This program prepares individuals to help prevent substance abuse, counsel individuals and families with drug and alcohol problems, and perform intervention and therapeutic services for persons suffering from addiction. Includes instruction in individual and group counseling skills, psychology of addiction, substance abuse identification methodologies, substance abuse treatment modalities, substance abuse prevention and treatment resources, psychopharmacology, treatment evaluation, patient education, and professional standards and ethics. This program satisfies the educational requirements and is an approved 360-hour educational program by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.

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Substance Use Disorder Counseling, A.A.S.

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The Substance Use Disorder Counseling (SUDC) program is designed to prepare students to work with individuals with substance use disorders. Students will explore areas of assessment, case management, counseling, education and professional responsibility. Students will also develop and apply the skills necessary to work in a variety of agency settings offering substance abuse treatment and recovery services.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts Specialist Diploma

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If you want to turn your passion for cooking into a creative and rewarding career, then our Culinary Production Specialist program is a great fit for you. This hands-on opportunity will train you in a state-of-the-art kitchen alongside seasoned chef instructors. This will give you the technical and professional knowledge you need to start a career in the culinary industry. In fact, according to the most recent Blackhawk Technical College outcome survey, 95 percent of our graduates are employed within six months of graduation. In addition, internships and employer-student partnerships are a major part of this program. Designed to be flexible for working adults, you can pursue your diploma full- or part-time.

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Culinary Arts, A.A.S.

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You have a passion for food and we have a passion for teaching – two key ingredients that make up a delicious dish called Culinary Arts. If you enjoy experimenting with food and creating unique recipes for your family and friends, why not parlay that interest into a career in the foodservice industry? In this program, you’ll learn the principles of food preparation, quantity production, equipment layout, and operation management skills, as well as delving into food science and artistry and the business skills needed to take you wherever you want to go. You’ll also learn the art of catering, ice sculpting, and food presentation.

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Energy Industry

Electrical Lineman

Electric Power Distribution Diploma

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Interested in an outdoor career? Are you ready to electrify your future? The Electric Power Distribution (EPD) program can help you pursue employment with electric power providers or line construction companies. This one-year technical diploma offers the training needed to construct, operate and maintain power line equipment for residential, commercial and industrial customers. Our curriculum will teach you the fundamentals of electricity, how to properly climb and set poles in any weather, safety policies and procedures, motor vehicle operation and maintenance, rigging, the use of hot sticks and more. In addition, completing the EPD program can prepare you to advance to an electric line technician apprenticeship.

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Construction Industry

HVAC Technician

HVAC/R Diploma

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HVAC/R technology continues to become more and more sophisticated with each technological development. Highly efficient and environmentally sustainable equipment provides affordable and reliable comfort in our factories, offices, and homes. These systems create the demand for well-trained technicians who can service, maintain, install, and retrofit complex equipment.

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Welder

Welding Diploma

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Skills pay the bills, or so the popular adage goes. Welding, in one form or another, has been an integral part of the global workforce for more than 2,000 years. While the technology of welding has evolved dramatically since the Iron Age, the need for skilled welders is greater than ever and guess what – it pays well too!

BTC’s program offers a number of flexible formats and schedules through individual courses, specialty certificates and or a comprehensive technical diploma. In fact, students can start the program at almost any time during the fall or spring semesters.

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6004 South County Road G
Janesville, WI 53547-5009
United States