Homeland Security Programs

Law Enforcement

Degree and certificate opportunities are available for students who are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or corrections. Certificate options are also available in private security.

The college offers police training through the Southwestern Illinois Police Academy for newly appointed police officers hired within the state of Illinois.

Opportunities to attend the Police Academy also are available to civilians who meet the requirements.


Emergency Medical Services

During this one-course certificate program, students learn basic emergency patient care in the classroom and in clinical settings.

Degree and certificate options are available for students who successfully apply and hold a current Illinois EMT license. The Paramedic Certificate program is offered at Memorial Hospital in Belleville and at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.


Fire and Rescue Services

Certificate and degree options are available for active fire department members, rescue team members or emergency medical service providers. Degree options are also available for students who are not currently active members of a fire department.