Basic Skills Education

Basic Skills-Academic Support

Academic support provides basic skills education, GED/HSED instruction, classes for English Language Learners (ELL), and support services to help students succeed in postsecondary education.  Staff work closely with other divisions of BTC as well as with local schools and industry to develop programs to meet educational needs in the community.

There are an array of services in response to students' unique circumstances, abilities and goals.  Support is provided via classroom instruction, workshops, computer-based tutorials, and individualized assistance through learning labs.  Our instructional staff are sensitive to the concerns of adult students who desire to complete or continue their education.  

A pre-assessment of academic needs (TABE) is required. Minimal material fees may apply. Feel free to contact one of the various BTC sites for more information:

Central Campus

6004 S. Cty Rd G
Janesville, WI 53546-9548
(608) 757-7676

Beloit Center

50 Eclipse Center
Beloit, WI 53511-3550
(608) 757-7741

Green County/Monroe Campus

210 4th Ave.
Monroe, WI 53566-1033
(608) 328-8204

Rock County Job Center

1900 Center Ave.
Janesville, WI 53546-2801
(608) 741-3566

High School Contracting

This is a cooperative effort to provide educational alternatives to at-risk students and to comply with the compulsory school attendance laws. It offers high school credit and GED/HSED courses for students referred by and enrolled in district high schools. This program aids public schools by providing in-school youth with a chance to make up or add on credits.

Learning Labs

There are two learning labs at central campus: the Writing and Communication Lab and the Math and Science Lab.  These two labs allow students to study at their own pace to prepare to take GED/HSED tests, enter post-secondary programs, or seek supplemental instruction to assist them with coursework. 

Some services, such as tutorial assistance are available on a walk-in basis.  Other services, such as individualized instruction, require some type of advance arrangement.  Students are encouraged to stop in during lab hours to explore the opportunities the Learning Labs provide.

The Learning Labs are located in the Student Success Center at central campus.  The Writing and Communication Lab is in room 2213.  The Math and Science Lab is located in room 2216.  If students have questions, they should call (608) 757-7676.

RECAP Project

The Rock County Education and Criminal Addictions Program (RECAP) is a cooperative program among BTC, Rock County Sheriff’s Office and CESA #2. The program provides Adult Basic Education (ABE) and GED/HSED instruction, Cognitive Interventions Program (CGIP), drug and alcohol counseling, job readiness, and live work experience for approximately 200 county inmates at the Rock County Jail.

Additionally, GED/HSED and employability courses are offered at Beloit Probation and Parole and Rock Vally Community Programs. Contact (608) 757-7620 or mostrowsky@blackhawk.edu for more information.