Whether currently enrolled or thinking about attending, you can count on BHC educational advisors year-round. Meetings may occur in-person in the East Campus (Galva) and Quad-Cities Campus (Moline) Advising Centers, remotely (Zoom) or by phone depending upon your preference and advisor availability.

Once your application for admissions has been processed, you will be assigned to an educational advisor. Your advisor is your constant go-to resource on campus and will support you proactively and holistically. You will partner with your advisor to create a long-term educational plan using the Degree Audit tool located in myBlackHawk. Check your student emails often as your advisor will email you regularly. Lastly, plan to join the Canvas myAdvising course where you will find answers to many questions and access helpful resources and success tools.

New Students

New Students

  1. Apply to Black Hawk College.
  2. Complete Hawk's Journey in myBlackHawk.
  3. Follow the instructions outlined at the end of Hawk's Journey for next steps.

Meet Your Advisors

Meet Your Advisors

You will be assigned to an educational advisor depending upon your Program of Study and/or first letter of the last name. Career and Technical advisors (CTE) work with students who intended to earn a certificate or degree and enter the workforce upon graduation. Transfer advisors work with students who intend to earn the Associate of Arts or Science degree and transfer to a four-year school upon graduation.

Once you have access to myBlackHawk, you can easily schedule an appointment there.
How to schedule an appointment with your advisor (PDF)

East Campus (Galva) CTE and Transfer Advisors

Vashti Berry: East Campus | Students with last names A-G

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Coordinator of Orientation and Educational Advisor
Meet Vashti (video)

Marian Dilworth: East Campus | Students with last names H-Z

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Quad-Cities (Moline) Transfer Advisors

Melissa Medendorp: QC Campus | Students with last names A-G

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Meet Melissa (video)

Kristian Clayton: QC Campus | Students with last names H-O

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Meet Kristian (video)

QC Campus | Students with last names P-Z and Online AA


Advising Center

Quad-Cities (Moline) CTE Advisors

Nan Reddy: View Program Assignments

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Meet Nan (video)

List of Programs

Last names F-Z
  • General Occupational and Technical Studies (GOTS)
  • Associate Degree Nursing
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Practical Nursing Certificate
  • Surgical Technology AA
Jennifer Schmidt: View Program Assignments

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Please call the advising center to schedule an appointment

  • Assistant Teacher Certificate
  • Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Criminal Justice Tech Cert
  • Criminal Justice Technology AAS
  • Early Childhood Education AAS
  • Early Childhood Educator Certificate
  • EMT – Paramedic AAS and Certificate
  • Health Information Management AAS
  • Medical Assisting Certificate
  • Medical Coding Specialist Certificate
  • Music Industry Certificate
  • Visual Communication AAS
Last names A-E
  • General Occupational and Technical Studies (GOTS)
  • Associate Degree Nursing
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Practical Nursing Certificate
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Surgical Technology AAS
Jennifer Hatt-Khrapov: View Program Assignments

Jennifer Hatt-Khrapov


List of Programs

  • A+ Prep Certificate
  • Accounting AAS and Certificate
  • Administrative Assisting AAS
  • Administrative Office Support Certificate
  • Auto CAD Certificate
  • Banking and Finance Certificate
  • Business AAS
  • Business Software Certificate
  • Court Reporting Technology AAS
  • CNC Manufacturing Certificate
  • Computer Information Technology AAS
  • Cybersecurity AAS
  • Engineering Technology AAS and Certificate
  • Intro to CNC Manufacturing Certificate
  • IT Support Technician Certificate
  • Manufacturing Processes Certificate
  • Network + Prep Certificate
  • Network Administrator Certificate
  • Pro E Certificate
  • Small Business Management Certificate
  • Welding Certificates

Specialty Advisors

Online AA Students


Advising Center

Cathryn Lass: Students with an AAS Degree Moving Towards Earning a Bachelor’s Degree

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Meet Cathryn (video)

Advising questions or concerns?

While advisors can address many of your questions and concerns, feel free to contact the Director of Advising Services:

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Director of Advising Services

How-to Videos

Check out any of the following tutorials on our YouTube channel:

Advising Resources


How to add classes after registration:  

How to drop classes after registration:

View which classes you have left to complete your degree or certificate: 

How to change your major: 

Advising Events

Advising sponsors many events throughout the year. Please follow our Facebook page and keep an eye on the myBlackHawk and myAdvising Canvas announcements. In addition, check your student email account on a regular basis.