Basic Skills Education

Basic Skills-Academic Support

Blackhawk provides basic skills education, GED/HSED instruction, classes for English Language Learners (ELL), and support services to help students succeed in post-secondary education.  Staff work closely with other divisions of Blackhawk as well as with local schools and industries to develop programs to meet educational needs in the community. Classes are offered at a variety of locations throughout Rock and Green Counties.

There is 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 us for more information:

Central Campus/Rock County 

6004 S. Cty Rd G
Janesville, WI 53546-9548
(608) 757-7666

Monroe Campus/Green County

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

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/Rock County Jail Project

The Rock County Education and Criminal Addictions Program (RECAP) is a cooperative program among Blackhawk Technical College, Rock County Sheriff's Office, and CESA #2. The program provides Adult Basic Education (ABE) and GED/HSED instruction to both RECAP students and general jail population students. Along with this instruction, RECAP students also receive Thinking 4 Change (T4C), restorative justice, anger management, parenting, and college and career readiness classes.