Our Mission, Vision and Philosophy

Our Mission:

Empower our Students ~ Enrich our Communities

Our Vision:

Blackhawk Technical College is a valued and integral partner in a prosperous and vital region.

These are the Guiding Principles that will guide our actions, activities and decisions as a college:

Community Focus

We seek to understand and respond to the needs of our district’s students, employers, and citizens.


We make the best use of our resources by working collaboratively with community business, education, economic and nonprofit partners.

Transparent Communication

We communicate clearly and frequently so that information flows vertically and horizontally through the organization.


We accept responsibility for our actions and we follow through on our agreements.

Campus Community

We create an inclusive college community where all students and employees feel welcome and supported in achieving their goals.


We recognize that we are interconnected both within our college and with the communities we serve and consider both intended and unintended consequences of our decisions and actions.

Data-Informed Decisions

We appropriately use both qualitative and quantitative data in making decisions.

Forward Focused

We are focused on the future and ready to move in new and innovative ways.

The faculty, staff and administration at Blackhawk Technical College believe that access to quality education and relevant hands-on experience is the first step to professional and personal success in any endeavor.

While the institution realizes that the acquisition of occupational skills is critical to determining success, it also recognizes that today’s working environment demands social, scientific and interpersonal skills to help the student function in personal, social and cultural dimensions. Therefore, BTC recognizes the valuable contribution to personal and professional success made through its General Education course offerings.

Finally, BTC recognizes that no education or experience takes place in a vacuum; rather, quality living demands that the educational process recognize the value of the individual and the unique contribution that each person makes to society. As a result, the college seeks to maintain a high level of flexibility in its response to the individual training needs of every person enrolling in its programs.

BTC’s commitment to educational excellence is reflected in the adoption of a Guaranteed Retraining Policy.

The education and training offered at BTC is designed to enable students to acquire job entry occupational skills needed for full participation in the work force. BTC stands behind the training provided and will guarantee to provide at least six (6) additional credits of retraining, at no cost to the student, under certain conditions. Contact Student Services for more information.