Blackhawk Technical College: To offer Tech Exploration Days

Contact: Gary Kohn (608) 757-7769 or cell (608) 436-9578

[email protected]

Blackhawk Technical College to offer

Tech Exploration Days

JANESVILLE, WI – Blackhawk Technical College’s five campus sites will play host in late February and March to Tech Exploration Days, events which allow high school juniors and seniors, and adults interested in technical education to receive hands-on experiences in high demand fields.

Ten TED events are scheduled beginning Tuesday, Feb. 24th, with an Advanced Manufacturing program on the Central Campus that will highlight four areas of study – Heating, Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC); Mechanical Design; Electromechanical Technology; and Computer Service Technician/Manufacturing Information Technology Specialists (CST/MITS). It runs from 8:45 to 11:15 a.m.

Another Advanced Manufacturing showcase will be held Feb. 25th from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. at Blackhawk’s new Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Milton. This will feature demonstrations in Industrial Maintenance, Computer Numeric Control and Welding.

Other Central Campus events are:

· Public Safety (Fire Protection and Criminal Justice), March 4, 8:45 to 11:15 a.m.

· Business & Information Technology (Accounting, Human Resources, IT Web, CST/MITS), March 4, 8:45 to 11:15 a.m.

· Health Sciences (Nursing, Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Radiography),

March 5th, 12:45 to 3:30 p.m.

The Beloit Center will feature experiences in Early Childhood Education and Health Science (Pharmacy Technician, Nursing Assistant) on March 18th beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The Monroe Campus will also demonstrate on March 5th its Health Science curriculum in Laboratory Technician, Medical Laboratory Technician from 12:45 to 2:30 p.m. Also that day, Agribusiness will be featured from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

The Center for Transportation Studies will feature its Automotive & Diesel/Heavy Equipment Technician program on March 3rd from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

High school students wishing to attend Tech Exploration Days must have written permission from a parent or guardian. A registration form is available in the events section of or through the BTC Admissions Department.

Those who may require special accommodations are asked to contact Cindy Fuerstenberg-Peters at (608) 757-7796 or at [email protected]

For further information, contact Katie Lange at (608) 743-4463 or at [email protected]


Blackhawk Technical College is part of the Wisconsin Technical College System. BTC has five campus locations in Monroe, Milton, Beloit and Janesville, WI offering more than 50 programs including two-year associate degrees, one- and two-year technical diplomas and short-term technical diplomas. In addition, BTC is a major provider of customized training and technical assistance for the Rock and Green County business community. More than half of all adults living in Wisconsin have accessed the technical colleges for education and training during the last decade.