Career, technical programs prepare students for immediate employment

Career & Technical Education Month logoBlack Hawk College has 64 career and technical education degrees and certificates that prepare students for immediate employment in high-wage, high-demand careers.

Since 2015, the college has awarded more than 1,780 Associate in Applied Science degrees to more than 1,600 students and more than 2,760 certificates to more than 2,220 students in career and technical education (CTE) programs. BHC students have gone on to rewarding careers in health care, criminal justice, agriculture, business, accounting, IT and more.

“In the rapidly evolving landscape, empowering individuals through career and technical education is critical to sustainable progress,” said Dr. Richard Bush, associate vice president for economic and workforce development.

“By investing in developing specialized skills and fostering a culture of lifelong learning, we pave the way for a future where every individual can thrive in their chosen profession,” he said.

Black Hawk College has faculty members dedicated to its career programs. They bring their real world, professional experience into the classroom and many continue to work in their respective fields. They have created internships for BHC students and partnerships with business and organizations in the community.

Those connections make the college more responsive to the needs of area employers. Advisory boards made up of local business and community members help guide the college’s CTE programs.

Learn more about Black Hawk College’s CTE programs.

February is Career and Technical Education Month®. Watch for information about Black Hawk College CTE students and programs throughout the month.


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