@ Southwestern Illinois College

2500 Carlyle Avenue, Belleville, IL 62221 • 618‑222‑5202

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Industrial Skills Solutions

Industrial Training Center

Technological advances in manufacturing require workforce skills to keep pace. Training your workforce in industrial skills is vital to maintaining efficiency and staying competitive. Whether you need to retrain an entire group, cross-train an individual or start with the essentials for a new hire, we can help.

Core Industrial Services

Selsius at SWIC can provide the cross-training your maintenance employees need in our state-of-the-art labs in Granite City, Belleville and East St. Louis.  Core industrial services include:

  1. Welding
  2. PLC (Basic and Advanced)
  3. Industrial Maintenance Mechanics
  4. Precision Machining

Industrial Assessments

Both knowledge and hands-on skills assessments are available for your employees.

Our Online Industrial Assessments are designed to evaluate your employees' knowledge of core competencies before beginning a training program, allowing employees to "test out" of some training, saving both time and money. You will receive detailed data and reports on completion, scores and performance.

Our hands-on skills assessments are designed to objectively validate an employee's ability to perform tasks.

Call Selsius™ at 618-222-5202 for information on providing your employees with detailed tests within each core competency or contact us via the web.

Training Solutions for Maintenance Technicians

We offer a total training solution for maintenance staff and operators designed to give you exactly what you need for your unique circumstances. These services include.

  • Needs Analysis​
  • Knowledge Assessments
  • Training
  • Hands-On Practice Labs
  • Work Skills Demonstration

For more information, visit our Maintenance Technician Training page. ​

Train on the Latest Equipment in Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Southwestern Illinois College received $1.9 million in grants to purchase new automated welding, CNC equipment and advanced PLC systems. The Industrial Technology Center (ITC)  now provides expanded training opportunities in the field of manufacturing technology to benefit SWIC students and Selsius™ clients.

The ITC is conveniently located on the Sam Wolf Granite City Campus. Features of the ITC include:

  • 28,000 square feet & 20 labs
  • State-of-the-art smart classrooms
  • Hands-on labs
  • Video conferencing
  • Online course capability
  • Award-winning instructors who are experts in the industry

Other Training Competencies

  • Advanced Manufacturing Equipment
  • Electrical Systems
  • Electronics
  • Forklift Operation
  • Hydraulics
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Pipefitting
  • Pneumatics 
  • Process Instrumentation
  • Rigging/Equipment Installation
  • Robotics
  • Welding

Who We Train

  • CAD Operators
  • Electrical & mechanical maintenance personnel
  • HVAR technicians
  • Machinists using manual and CNC equipment
  • Process operators
  • Stationary engineers
  • Welders

Free Evaluation

You may realize that your employees need training without knowing exactly what training they need. We can help you determine the right solution for your organization.

We start with a free evaluation of your industrial skills needs. If the solution involves training, we customize it to meet your needs. 

Call 618-222-5202 to set up your free consultation.

District No. 9, IAM&AW Partnership

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  • Apprentices earn PMT and NIMS Certificates through Selsius™/SWIC
  • Day and evening classes available in Manual Machining, CNC Programming, and CAD/CAM, leading to Journeyman's card
  • Classes held at the SWIC Sam Wolf Granite City Campus

Assessments for the fall 2014 semester will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Classes will begin mid-August 2014. 

Please visit our Selsius/SWIC and District No. 9, IAM&AW Partnership page for more information or call 618-222-5570 with your questions. 

IMEC Strategic Partnership

Selsius™ realizes the manufacturing sector is a critical component of Illinois' economic base. Accordingly, Selsius™ and Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) have combined forces to help manufacturers improve performance. Selsius™ can make IMEC resources available to help your company improve productivity and profitability.

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Accreditations and Affiliations

  • BPI - Energy Efficiency
  • ADDA - Computer-Aided Drafting
  • I-CAR - Automotive Collision Repair Technology
  • NATE - Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • NIMS - Precision Machining Technology

Our instructors bring real world experience to uor classrooms to make our training grounded in real life, not theory. Learn more ​about our industrial instructors now. - Meet our instructors