HCC to Hold Reciprocity Agreements with Blackhawk Technical College and Southwest Technical College

FREEPORT (WIFR) — Highland Community College will be holding a ceremonial signing of joint educational agreements between HCC and both Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (SWTC) and Blackhawk Technical College (BTC) beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 22, in the Student/Conference Center, 2nd floor boardroom.

These reciprocity agreements allow Highland students to access programs offered at SWTC or BTC that are not available at HCC. Students participating in these programs will not be required to pay out-of-district tuition. Both agreements were approved by the Highland Board of Trustees this winter and were given approval from the state of Wisconsin this February.

“HCC is excited by the possibilities of these reciprocal agreements,” said HCC President Dr. Joe Kanosky. “As educational institutions, especially community and technical colleges, look to efficiently equip their campuses to meet the needs of the evolving student, sharing our strongest resources with each other will offer real solutions for students seeking an education in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.”

The ceremony will include officials from HCC, SWTC and BTC with opening remarks from Dr. Joe Kanosky and Board Chair David Shockey. After signing the agreement, HCC officials will be conducting a tour of the two newest facilities on campus, the Wind Turbine Technician Training Center, and the Ray and Betty Stamm Health Science Nursing Wing.

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