Blackhawk Technical College


Blackhawk Technical College (BTC) was founded in 1968 as Blackhawk Technical Institute. The school is located in Janesville, Wisconsin and sits on 80 acres of wooded land.

Information Summary

Ranks 58th in Wisconsin and 2525th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 56.7
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $6,148
Admission Success rate N/A
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 10 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 56% / 57%
Enrollment Total (all students) 2,222


The college offers roughly 50 programs that can help students obtain an associate’s degree, certificate, or diploma. The school also offers apprenticeship programs helping students who want to learn a trade such as plumbing or carpentry.

Associate degree programs in the school include accounting, early childhood education and marketing. Programs are awarded with a completion of 64 semester hours of course work, 32 of which are focused on a student’s major area of instruction.

The Culinary Arts program prepares students in the field of food service. Students in the program receive hands-on training in a professional kitchen on campus. A seven-week externship is awarded to students for more training in a different setting. Students may also enter contests at the local and state levels to test abilities. The program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission.

The diploma programs are designed for more extensive training in a wide range of fields including dental assisting, farm business and green industry technology. The programs vary by semester and the school offers less than one year, one year and two year diplomas.

Certificate Programs include web analyst programmers, phlebotomy, and supply chain management. The customer service program is offered as a 16 credit program that includes the skills necessary to be successful in serving customer’s needs. Topics covered include customer retention, business skills and communications.

Acceptance to the Apprenticeship Program requires students to select a trade or occupation, apply to the apprenticeship office and submit a high school or GED transcript.

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The admissions department has an open-door policy. Requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent and a completed application form which may be filled out online. Admissions for certain programs may vary and there is a helpful checklist on the school’s official website to determine requirements.

International students may apply to the school and are required to pay out-of-state tuition. Admission of foreign students to the school is based on program space availability.

Youth Options is the college’s high school program. Students may earn college credit while still in secondary school by meeting the following requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in a public high school through 10th grade,
  • no risk of disciplinary problems,
  • must have good academic standing,
  • must have written approval of parents or guardian, and
  • must notify school district by required dates.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the forms of grants, loans, scholarships and employment. State programs include the Wisconsin Higher Education Grant, the Indian Student Assistance Grant and a Nursing Student Loan. Aid may be provided for veterans through special military programs.

There are many scholarships offered by the school as well including Private Donors and the BTC Foundation.

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Up to 14,000 students enroll each year. The school offers an Office of Multicultural Affairs that serves the needs of the minority students at BTC. Student clubs and organizations include an Aviation Club, an Outdoor Club and a Veterans Club.

The fitness center is comprised of 16 pieces of modern equipment, two televisions and shower facilities. The center was made possible by the Student Government Association.

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Local Community

Janesville, Wisconsin is home to some 60,000 people and is known as the “City of Parks” for its 2,015 acre park system that includes 53 parks.

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