Academic Experience

Location
Janesville, WI
Undergrads
1,306
Tuition (in-state)
$5,437 ($3,683)
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4 College Senior

Academic Experience: I really like all of my instructors except for one that I've had. The instructor I didn't care for had an extremely bad attitude from the first day, she was teaching a class that is required from the school called student success which teaches study habits and good rules to follow for being a successful student. Which is all great, except when I raise my hand and the teachers calls on me, I ask the question and then the teacher turns around like she didn't hear me, that happened three times in the first half hour of class. I think that's extremely unprofessional. Also she lied to the entire class about the process to "test out" of the class. I wanted to test out because I had to leave a class that I'm there for that was directly related to my degree to go to student success which I felt was all common sense anyway. So the fourth time I raised my hand and asked my question she decided to answer and say that it was it would take a minimum of 15 hours of writing essays and taking tests to "test out". Later that day I went to student services and asked about the process they sent me to a different person, long story short I finished the test out process in just under 4 hours, not exactly near 15 hours minimum. I don't appreciate being ignored or avoided by someone who is supposed to be here to help my education.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: I truly enjoy the CNC Machining program at Blackhawk Technical college, I like the work at your own pace atmosphere. I really like that you have to want and try to learn and that it's not spoon fed to you, you have to really work for education. My instructor has been very helpful with trying to help me find a job that I would like and meets the requirments I'm looking for. I like the curriculum that has been chosen for my courses and how it is written and taught to me.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: the teachers all know what theyare doing. they will always offer to stay after class or come in earlly just to help out any student thatneedsthe help or just wants somemore practice.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: I think BTC is a good college to attend. I do not believe, whatsoever, that it is one of the top notch schools that I wish it could be. I cannot afford a school like that nor am I in the proper location. I think that the teachers are very helpful with the knowledge within the courses.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: IT is terrible. Really it is. I didnt learn anything, because the teachers dont know anything.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 98th
    Best Class Sizes
  • 863rd
    Most Accessible Professors
  • 1275th
    Least Stressful Workloads
  • 1362nd
    Best Class Availability

Student Author Overview

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Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
11:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
107
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
379
Full-Time Retention Rate
63%
Part-Time Retention Rate
48%
Graduation Rate
46%
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Certificate
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): No
Programs/Majors Offered
44
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: Unknown
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic): Unknown
  • Nursing Assistant: Unknown
  • Police and Criminal Science: Unknown
Special Study Options
Distance Learning Opportunities: Yes
Study Abroad: No
Weekend/Evening College: No
Teacher Certification: No
Full-Time Faculty
107
Female Faculty
57%
Male Faculty
43%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 2%
Asian American: 2%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 0%
Native American: 1%
White: 93%
Unknown: 0%
Average Faculty Salary
$73,412
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes

Student Polls

Which statement(s) best describes the quality of education you're getting?    Based on 11 responses

  • 26% Applicable to the real world
  • 26% Will advance my career
  • 17% Learned a lot of new things
  • 13% Will help me switch careers
  • 9% Learned a few new things
  • 4% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know
  • 4% Waste of time
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