Black Hawk College

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Black Hawk College
Former names
Moline Community College
TypeCommunity college
Established1946 (1946)
PresidentTim Wynes
LocationMoline, Illinois, United States
41°31′43″N 90°24′39″W / 41.52861°N 90.41083°W / 41.52861; -90.41083Coordinates: 41°31′43″N 90°24′39″W / 41.52861°N 90.41083°W / 41.52861; -90.41083
Additional campusesGalva, East Moline, Kewanee, Rock Island
Colors          Black, Gold
AffiliationsNational Junior College Athletic Association

Black Hawk College is a community college in Illinois with campuses in the cities of Moline and Galva.


Black Hawk College is a community college with campuses located in Moline and in Galva (5 miles (8 km) south of Kewanee). Founded in 1946 as Moline Community College, it became Black Hawk College in 1961. It offers courses in the traditional liberal arts, vocational education, and adult education.

Since Moline Community College was founded in 1946, it was colocated with Moline High School in the Beling Building on 16 Street, Moline. The high school moved to new facilities in 1958. Illinois Governor Otto Kerner appointed nine members to the newly created Illinois Junior College Board in August, 1965. In 1966, Steve Ferry, president of the Black Hawk College Student Council, and Dr. Charles Carlson, Dean of Students, worked together to inform the community about the importance of voting 'YES' for the upcoming referendum. The Stuart Jamieson Farm was offered as a gift to the college, provided the college would erect a new building (6600 34th Avenue, the current site of the Moline Black Hawk College Campus). The referendum passed and construction began. The first new building broke ground in 1967.

In 1967, the college expanded operations to Kewanee, Illinois, and in 1971, opened the East Campus just south of Kewanee, in Galva, which also houses the agriculture and horticulture programs. The Illinois Community College Board approved the college as one college with two campuses in 1989.[1]

In addition to the full-service campuses in Moline and Galva the college owns the Outreach Center in East Moline, the Adult Learning Center in Rock Island, and the Community Education Center in Kewanee.[2]


Black Hawk College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The college is also recognized and certified by the Illinois Community College Board.[3]

Black Hawk College offers college transfer and career programs. The college annually enrolls over 8,300 college credit students, 3,000 Adult Basic Education students and 6,000 Continuing Education/Vocational Training students.[4] It offers dual enrollment to high school students seeking an early start on their college education.[5]


Black Hawk College competes in several intercollegiate sports as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), Illinois N4C Conference, and Arrowhead Conference. The sports offered at the Quad-Cities Campus include men's golf, basketball, and baseball and women's volleyball, basketball, and softball.[6]

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2009-08-18. History of Black Hawk College
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2009-08-18. Black Hawk Locations
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2009-08-18. Black Hawk Accreditations
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-10-26. Retrieved 2009-08-18. Black Hawk Data page
  5. ^ "Black Hawk College, Illinois Community College -". The CollegeBound Network. Staten Island, NY. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
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  7. ^ "HARE, Phil, (1949 - )". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 19, 2012.

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