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Classes from BHC - Quad Cities

Associate Degree in Nursing

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The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program is designed to prepare nurses who, as beginning practitioners, are able to give quality nursing care to clients and function as members of nursing and health teams. Upon completion of the program, a graduate may be eligible to take the examination for licensure as a registered nurse.

Registered nurses are employed in hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, physicians’ offices, clinics, and community agencies.

The curriculum for nursing is career-oriented. The program is accredited by the Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.


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In person Certified Nursing Assistant Classes

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Situated in the dynamic Quad Cities region, Black Hawk College offers an outstanding Certified Nursing Assistant certification course. The college is renowned for its extensive coursework and thorough practical training, fostering the acquisition of vital skills within the healthcare sector. Pupils undertake intensive training in areas such as patient care methods, disease prevention, and managing emergency situations. The first-rate facilities and devoted teaching staff contribute unique depth and intricacy to the program, nurturing superior learning experiences. The college places great emphasis on the personal and vocational growth of the students, thus equipping them to shine in their healthcare professions. As an assurance of its high standards, Black Hawk College boasts an impressive job placement rate, indicative of its ability to produce proficient nursing practitioners, ready to join the expansive healthcare sector. The program embodies the unique amalgamation of academic intensity, practical exposure, and career-oriented training that positions Black Hawk College as a premier destination for vocational healthcare education.


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In person Emergency Medical Technician Classes

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This education prepares individuals for entry-level positions as emergency medical technicians (EMS 100 & 102) and paramedics. The program prepares individuals to provide basic and advanced life support in out-of-the-hospital settings to critically ill and injured persons.

To prepare individuals to function in the pre-hospital role, a combination of educational methods will be used including theory instruction, demonstration and practice of life-saving skills for simulated and real emergency situations. Instruction is provided by physicians specializing in emergency medicine, registered nurses, and paramedics with advanced education in medical and trauma management.

Students must successfully document and meet all health and background checks required by academic programs and/or clinical sites prior to admission to program and/or courses. A physical examination and immunizations are required prior to beginning clinical practice/field time. Completion of pre-admission testing is required (contact Tyler Hynes at [email protected] or information.)

To seek EMT licensure prior to employment the student must successfully complete the EMT courses (EMS 100 & EMS 102) and sit for either the EMT Illinois Department of Public Health State examination or the National Registry Examination.

To seek Paramedic licensure prior to employment the student must successfully complete the Paramedic Certificate Program and sit for either the Paramedic Illinois Department of Public Health State examination or the National Registry Examination.

Job opportunities include hospitals, private ambulance services, municipal fire, police or rescue squad departments. Volunteer services generally require EMT licensure.


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Medical Coding Specialist Certificate

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The Medical Coding Specialist Certificate is to prepare students for employment in the health care information management area. This certificate enables the student to be employed by coding departments, physicians’ offices, health care clinics, emergency care clinics, chiropractic offices, psychiatric clinics, health insurance companies and HMO offices. The opportunity for Internet coding work is possible after experience is gained.

The Medical Coding Specialist job entails the translation of diagnoses, procedures, services and supplies into numeric/alpha-numerical components for statistical reporting and reimbursement. The Medical Coding Specialist can expect team working experience with medical billing specialists and others on the health care team; this person will need special training in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology as well as a thorough understanding of CPT-4 procedure and ICD-10 diagnosis coding; also necessary knowledge includes an in-depth understanding of third-party reimbursement and overage policies, the review and the abstract of in-patient and out-patient medical records, the ability to utilize new coding standards, HIPAA regulations, the ability to resolve insurance carrier rejects and denials related to coding and coverage issues.


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In person Medical Assistant Classes

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The Medical Assisting program will train individuals to work under the supervision of a physician, providing medical office administration and clinical duties that include patient intake and care, routine diagnostic and recording procedures, pre-examination, and administering medication and first aid. The program will include courses in basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, health insurance and office procedures, pharmacology terminology and calculations and ethics and law. Students will gain practical experience by completing two clinical courses plus an internship and seminar.

Medical Assisting professionals will see increasing opportunities for employment in the light of escalating health care costs. In order to keep operating costs in line, doctors and clinics want trained professionals with skills to provide good patient care and office management to expedite increasing insurance paperwork.


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In person Patient Care Technician Classes

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This program is focused on those individuals who wish to pursue careers in health care which are short-term and expedite students into the workforce. The successful completion of the Patient Care Aide Certificate (first semester of program) awards students with Advanced First Aid and Emergency Red Cross Certification as well as Phlebotomy Certification. The Patient Care Aide Certificate is the pre-requisite for the Patient Care Technician Certificate. Upon successful completion of the Patient Care Technician Certificate, students would be eligible to take the State of Illinois Nurse Assistant Certificate Exam. While taking the career and technical coursework, the student receives support via Adult Education to ensure successful completion.


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Associate Degree in Cybersecurity

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Cybersecurity is a vital component of “best practices” for businesses, industry, and government, and the demand for trained professionals in the field will continue to grow. The Cybersecurity program at Black Hawk College is designed to prepare individuals with the knowledge and skills for a successful career in this important and dynamic arena.

Cybersecurity professionals are tasked with protecting information confidentiality, integrity, and availability by configuring and maintaining network routers, firewalls and intrusion-detection systems, detecting and minimizing security vulnerabilities, maintaining secure remote communication and implementing corporate security policy. Students in the program will gain hands-on experience in these skills, as well as broad background training that includes computer hardware, networking, operating systems, and programming and scripting courses. Course content is shaped by an Advisory board made up of local IT and business professionals, who regularly review the curriculum and offer input, to ensure the program maintains relevance with industry trends.

Students who complete the Cybersecurity AAS degree will have served an internship to enhance classroom training with real-world experience. They will also have the opportunity to earn several industry certifications, including CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ and Cisco CCNA.

Interested students are encouraged to contact an advisor or faculty member for more information.


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In person Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN/LPN) license Classes

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Black Hawk College - Quad Cities provides a top-notch Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN/LPN) course. It is acclaimed for its combination of rigorous scholarly education and practical training, offering students a wide-ranging insight into the world of nursing. Upon completion, they will have a strong knowledge of the fundamentals of healthcare, patient care, and usage of medical apparatus. The program also includes simulated experiences and clinical rounds to reinforce crucial nursing abilities. Notably, the educational emphasis on intricate dynamics is reflected in the syllabus, nurturing skills for handling delicate healthcare situations. Graduates from Black Hawk college come out ready and capable, proficient in handling various challenges in different healthcare environments. The institution assures a fertile educational atmosphere, crafting well-balanced, prepared for industry, nurses. The significance of these vocational programs is evident in the modern healthcare sector.


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About school

Black Hawk College, situated in the Quad Cities, is an avenue for intellectual development and career advancement. The college aims to serve every student with quality education without compromising diversity. It offers a wide range of programs developed to meet individual needs from associate degrees, transfer programs, professional certifications, and continuing education. The college's workforce is representative of the vibrant, diverse communities they serve. Apart from this, the college is committed to strengthening the regional economy by providing skilled employees to numerous local businesses. Additionally, Black Hawk College prioritizes making education accessible by offering a variety of online and hybrid classes. This institution has brought lasting effects to the Quad Cities, serving as a beacon of learning and opportunity.

In the Davenport, IA area

6600 34th Ave, Moline, IL 61265