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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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Free Income Tax Service available at BTC

January 25, 2019
BTC will offer the Internal Revenue Service Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, a free service intended to help low income and elderly citizens file accurate and timely tax returns. VITA will be accepting appointments on Tuesdays beginning on Feb. 5 continuing through April 2. Appointment times will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.  

BTC Instructor Joins Initiative to Fight Shortage of New Antibiotics

January 23, 2019
Blackhawk Technical College joins the Tiny Earth initiative to address a global critical health crisis: antibiotic resistance. BTC Microbiology instructor, Daniel Harrigan, has been selected to be a part of a network of instructors and students focused on crowdsourcing antibiotic discovery from soil.

Serving Others at the Heart of BTC Nursing Student

January 17, 2019

“The pain of being a student is temporary,” says Blackhawk Technical College nursing student Teresa Share. Teresa is in her first year of the nursing program at Blackhawk Tech. While she fully admits that being a student is hard, she admits, “If you put the work into it, it is not that hard.” Teresa makes college sound so simple – just do the work.

Student Carries On Family Tradition at BTC

January 2, 2019
“I got my love for farming from my mom,” said Colleen Toberman a second-year Agribusiness student at Blackhawk Technical College Monroe Campus. The Toberman family has been farming in Rock County for nearly 100 years. She is excited to finish her education and carry on the family tradition.
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