Blackhawk Tech students will able to transfer certain credits to UW System

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Nick Crow
Friday, July 11, 2014

JANESVILLE—Blackhawk Technical College students looking to move into the UW System now can transfer certain core credits thanks to an agreement between the technical college and UW systems.

"This is a historic agreement between the UW colleges and universities and the technical colleges," said Blackhawk Technical College President Tom Eckert. "It allows students to more easily transfer between systems to attain the higher education degree best suited for their careers."

As of July 1, students can transfer between 34 and 48 credits from BTC to state colleges or universities if a similar course is offered by that school.

"It provides both efficiency and flexibility," Eckert said. "I believe it's good not only for students but also the colleges and universities. It's a win-win."

Students can transfer credits in the areas of communication, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and quantitative reasoning and humanities and fine arts.

"This historic, common-sense agreement offers students greater opportunity and flexibility to build their skill sets and pursue higher education," Gov. Scott Walker said in a written statement.

Course subjects eligible for transfer at BTC:

- Composition I

- Introduction to Public Speaking

- Introduction to Psychology

- Introduction to Sociology

- Introduction to American Government & Politics

- Introduction to Economics

- Introduction to/General Chemistry

- Concepts of Biology

- General Physics

- Algebra and Trigonometry

- Ethics/Moral Problems

"Our universities, colleges and technical colleges provide a high quality education and this transfer agreement removes barriers and speeds up the process for those working to finish their degree," Walker said in the statement. "Many times students are working their way through school or switching their major; easing the transfer of credits will reduce the cost and time it takes for students to reach graduation."

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