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Blackhawk offering new IT program
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JANESVILLE - Blackhawk Technical College is offering a new two-year program aimed at training students as information technology specialists in a manufacturing setting.

The Manufacturing Information Technology Specialist program, which begins in September for the 2014-15 school year, will provide hands-on training with the computer hardware and software that is increasingly needed to keep manufacturing systems operating at peak efficiency. The curriculum is being created to train students in the application of computer applications and networking of the intelligent systems now finding their way to the factory floor, said Dr. Tom Eckert, president of Blackhawk Technical College.

The Manufacturing Information Technology Specialist program will begin next fall at BTC's Central Campus and then move to the Advanced Manufacturing Center, which will open next fall in Milton, for the fall semester of the 2015-16 school year.

Ed Scoville, an instructor in the Computer Service Technician program, is the lead instructor in the new program.

A diploma will be earned after completing 63 credits that includes nine credits in the general education curriculum. There are openings for 17 students in the fall. Registration for fall classes will begin in May.

For more information, contact Scoville at or 608-757-7645; contact the BTC Admissions Department at 608-743-4463; or contact the Advanced Manufacturing and Transportation Division at 608-757-7628.