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Fire Protection Student Experiences First Live Burn

Fire Protection Student Experiences First Live Burn

December 1, 2019

The first live burn in the Fire Protection Technician program can be a little scary. Handling equipment and battling a live blaze for the first time can make first-year students a bit nervous. For student Keegan Mickey, his experience was no different. “I’ve never had the experience of being that close to a fire. We were able to put together all we have learned to put it out,” said Keegan.

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Nursing students are the best... AGAIN!

March 15, 2018

According to the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing, BTC’s nursing students netted a composite score of 100% on the most recent National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) marking the second consecutive year the BTC program has either ranked #1 or tied for the best composite score among all Wisconsin colleges. This year, three other private colleges earned a 100% result including Carroll University, Maranatha Baptist Bible College and Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Students shine at PAS competition

March 13, 2018

Blackhawk Technical College’s chapter of the Post-Secondary Agriculture Students Organization (PAS) cleaned up at the most recent Wisconsin PAS competition earning 21 total award certificates including seven total first place finishes and four second place honors. The strong showing qualified 15 BTC students to attend the national conference this week in Louisville, Kentucky.

Blackhawk Technical College apprentices awarded $1,500 scholarships

March 7, 2018

Fifteen Blackhawk Technical College students working on apprenticeships have each received $1,500 in scholarship money from the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and Affiliates. The Tools of the Trade Apprenticeship Scholarship program helps apprentices with financial need complete their programs and advance to in-demand jobs.

Moira Lafayette joins BTC as new Dean

March 5, 2018

Moira Lafayette is Blackhawk Technical College’s new Dean of Health Sciences and Public Safety.  A veteran educator and administrative leader for more than 20 years, Lafayette took over the position on February 5, replacing Nancy Lightfield, who is retiring from BTC in April.

New Mechatronics Apprenticeship

March 5, 2018

In a joint effort between Blackhawk Technical College (BTC) and the Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (SWWDB), with support from sponsoring employers including Bell Laboratories, Miniature Precision Components, Pratt Industries, Scot Forge, Seneca Foods Corp. and Emmi Roth USA, Inc., a new Mechatronics Apprenticeship has been created as part of BTC’s academic offerings starting in January, 2018.

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