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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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BTC to Host Annual Health Fair on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

March 21, 2019

Blackhawk Technical College will host its Annual Health Fair from 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 on the Central Campus in Janesville. There will be over 30 informational booths as well as demonstrations, activities and door prizes. The event is free and open to the public.

BTC Prepares Students for Medical School

March 21, 2019
A technical college education does not mean that you are settling or that you cannot cut it in a more “traditional” college or university. On the contrary, many students not only transfer to four-year colleges and universities after Blackhawk Technical College but they also come home to BTC after earning their bachelor’s degree. For example, students can even use BTC as a way to improve their applications to medical school.

PAS Headed to National Professional Agricultural Students Competition

March 8, 2019
Blackhawk Technical College Professional Agriculture Students (PAS) are headed to the national contest in Loveland, Colorado March 12-17, 2019. Students from the BTC Agribusiness program will participate in the contest and tour a number of agricultural businesses; including, Kinze Manufacturing, Lely Robotic Milkers, Dupont Pioneer Research Facility, USDA Seed Preservation and Cryogenic Vault, Five Rivers Feedlot (100,000 head feedlot), and Wholesale Greenhouse suppliers.

BTC Students Finish Strong at BPA State Leadership Conference

February 20, 2019

BTC students recently claimed 12 first place finishes at the 2019 Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. The students have become a strong contender in the Small Business Management Team Event taking the most first-place finishes in the history of the Blackhawk Business Professional Association (BPA) chapter. The club is advised by Jeff Kropp and Joel Schleusner.

Tim Mathews Overcomes Demons to Earn HSED, Obtain Great Job

February 15, 2019
“I felt like a hypocrite, urging my children to study and yet not having my own high school diploma,” 34-year-old Edgerton resident Tim Mathews said. Now he doesn’t have to worry. He finally earned his HSED through Blackhawk Technical College, and that has propelled him in his career path.
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