Black Hawk College Digest for December 9


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Posted Online: Dec. 08, 2012, 10:46 pm
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Use holiday break to take a class at Black Hawk College

Need a break from the relatives this holiday? Take a "minimester" course at Black Hawk College's Quad-Cities Campus in Moline and earn three credits in just a few days. Most minimester classes meet Dec. 17 through Jan. 4.

Minimester allows students to use the holiday vacation or time between semesters to earn college credit and accelerate their program of study.

Minimester classes are intensive and meet for fewer days, but have the same cost structure, financial aid eligibility and transfer equivalency as traditional semester courses.

For more information about minimester courses, go to bhc.edu/minimester or call (309) 796-5100.

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Animal lovers – Sign up for veterinary assistant program

Are you an animal lover? Black Hawk College is offering a new session of the popular Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program beginning Jan. 23.

The program prepares students for entry-level positions. Topics include vaccinations, surgery preparation, lab procedures, routine examinations and medication.

The class will meet from 5:45-9:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 23 to May 22, at the college's Quad-Cities Campus in Moline and the Quad City Animal Welfare Center in Milan. Cost is $655.

For information, call (309) 796-8223.

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International Trade Center at BHC can help with overseas business opportunities

A $1.12 million Small Business Administration grant has been awarded to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to assist Illinois small businesses in developing overseas markets for their products and services.

DCEO's Office of Trade and Investment received State Trade and Export Program funding for a second year. The STEP program provides small- and medium-sized businesses in Illinois with financial and technical assistance, including the opportunity to participate in group trade missions, individual foreign market sales missions or product compliance certification.

The Illinois Small Business Development Center/International Trade Center at Black Hawk College can assist local small businesses with applying for STEP funding as well as provide more information on group trade missions sponsored by DCEO, individual foreign market sales missions and product compliance certification assistance.

For more information, contact Michelle Lewis, director of the IL SBDC/International Trade Center at Black Hawk College, at lewismi@bhc.edu or (309) 796-5713.

















 



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