Course Age Limit Policy

Policy on Age Limits on Courses

Blackhawk Technical College (BTC) does not apply blanket age limits to courses for the purpose of BTC program completion, transfer in, meeting selective admissions, program’s ranking/entrance procedures, or meeting program requirements in award completion. Approved age limits on courses will be related to the competency(ies) students/graduates must demonstrate in the field, employment, and other measures such as certification examinations.

Courses included in an earned degree, whether from BTC or another institution, are exempt from the age limits listed below.

Approved time limits on applicability of courses to program admission and completion is available in program admission documents and on program-specific web pages. The college does reserve the right to deny prior coursework if significant changes in the area of study have occurred, or if current knowledge is necessary for student success. For example, computer coursework or allied health courses may have changed significantly and may no longer satisfy degree requirements due to changes in technology or professional practices.


BTC Program and Courses                                         Year Limit (date approved by Dean)

All Math and Science Courses                                   5 years
All Clinical and Lab. Courses (Health Science)          1 year
CST/MITS—Computer Service Technician/              
  Manufacturing Information Technician Specialist  
5 years
Criminal Justice Studies                                            5 years
IT-Network Specialist                                                5 years
IT-Web Software Developer                                      5 years
MLT—Medical Laboratory Technician                        5 years
Nursing Assistant                                                      5 years, unless currently employed as a Nursing Assistant