Flexible Learning Options

Class Delivery Options

At Blackhawk, we understand our students have busy lives and hectic schedules which is why the college offers a variety of flexible learning options to best serve you. Whether you are searching for an online class, a flexible lab schedule, or face-to-face courses, we want to do everything possible to accommodate you. BTC provides the following learning options:



This option allows you to choose how you attend each class and does not lock you into one format. In a MyEdChoice class, you have the option to attend:
  • in the classroom at a set class time, 
  • live during class time using video conferencing, or
  • online at anytime

You can mix and match how you attend class or pick the option that works best for you. It's your choice.

If a class does not meet face-to-face weekly, online work may be required to be completed between class meetings.

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Face-to-Face Classroom

This option meets one or more times each week in a classroom setting. Assignments or learning activities may be completed online.



The content of this course is delivered online, although in-person proctored testing or assessment may be required. 



Course content is delivered in a blend of face-to-face and online sessions. At least 50% of the content is delivered online.

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Face-to-Face Laboratory

This option meets one or more times each week in a laboratory setting. Assignments or learning activities may be completed online. 


FlexLab (Flexible Laboratory)

This option allows you to attend when it is most convenient for you, within the designated open lab hours. View current FlexLab hours.

Lab Hours

Students taking courses in any of the FlexLab formats will be able to choose the times they attend the lab portions of their classes. Students should choose from the lab hours listed below for their programs/courses.

Please note: Schedules are subject to change.

Automotive Technician

  • Monday through Thursday: 7:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
  • Closed Friday

Computer Numeric Control Technician

  • Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. — 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
  • Closed Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician

  • Monday through Friday:  7:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Electric Power Distribution

  • Tuesday: 1:00 p.m. — 3:50 p.m.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology

  • Monday: 8:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
  • Closed Friday

Industrial Maintenance Mechanic and Electromechanical Technology (Advanced Automation Lab)

  • Monday through Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m.
  • Closed Thursday and Friday

Information Technology Programs

  • Monday: 9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m.
  • Closed Friday

Laboratory Food Science Technician

  • Monday and Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Thursday: 12:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.

Students should plan on spending approximately one hour per week in the lab for each credit in the class. So a two credit class would be approximately two hours of lab a week and a four credit course would be approximately four hours of lab a week.

Tech Math 1

  • Monday and Wednesday: 12:30 p.m. — 1:50 p.m. (lecture - required) 
  • Monday and Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. — 12:25 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. — 3:55 p.m. (lab - flexible)

Students should plan on attending at least two hours in the lab each week.


  • Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Students should plan on each one credit class taking approximately 36 hours of combined time (in the lab and on Blackboard).


Basic Skills Classes: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday (Rooms 306/309)


Special Math/Science Basic Skills Classes (Nursing Math, ModuMath, Anatomy and Physiology, and Pharmacology Prep) marked as Flex or TBA: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Friday (Room 2216)

Basic Skills Classes marked as Flex or TBA (Reading, Math, Communication, CNA Math, Accuplacer courses): 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday (Room 2213). It is recommended that students attend at least four hours per week. Students are allowed to sign up and begin after the semester begins. These classes are self-paced.

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