Community Education

Community Education General Studies Classes



Can credit classes be fun? At SWIC Community Education, the answer is "Absolutely!" Our General Studies classes are designed to let the students have fun, learn a new skill and possibly turn these skills into a career or hobby. Based on the pass/fail grading system, these classes take the pressure off learning and allow the student to simply enjoy a practical, hands-on experience with topics such as Woodworking and Refinishing, Conversational Spanish, Foundry/Sandcasting and Small Gas Engine Repair.

To register or for more information on these classes, call 618-222-5393 or get the information here!


Go back to school just for the fun of it. Enjoy a noncredit class in cooking, recreation, crafts, foreign language and so much more! Check out the class schedule and sign up today!

Community Education offers something for everyone regardless of age or interests. Class schedules are available online, at our campuses, and at a variety of local schools. Find something to suit you in our offerings and see where the Path to Lifelong Learning can take you.

Summer Children's Programs 2017

College for Kids 2017

Monday through Thursday - morning and afternoon classes available

8-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-4 p.m.

June 5-8, June 12-15, June 19-22, June 26-29

Schedule of classes will be available online in March.

Summer Teaching Opportunities!

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Kids on Campus 2017

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

July 31-Aug. 4

Schedule of classes will be available online in March.

Summer program for children

Paraprofessional Test Prep Classes and Testing Opportunities

Paraprofessional Test Prep Class 

Jan. 28-Feb. 11 Saturdays (3) - Belleville Campus
April 1-April 22 (No class 4/15) Saturdays (3) - Belleville Campus
9 a.m.-noon
Fee: $90, Supply fee: $20

WorkKeys Paraprofessional Test

Saturday, Feb. 18 - Belleville Campus 
9 a.m.-noon
Fee: $70

Saturday, April 29 - Belleville Campus
9 a.m.-noon
Fee: $70

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Featured Classes

Illinois Concealed Carry Permit Course

Two-day, 16-hour course 
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day 
All classes will meet at the Granite City Shooting Range on Sunday.

    Saturday/Sunday (Belleville Campus)

    • March 25 & 26
    • April 22 & 23
    • May 20 & 21

      Get more details or call now to register at 618-235-2700, ext. 5393.

      Utah Concealed Firearm Permit Course

      (This class does not include Illinois permit requirements. Missouri residents must obtain a Missouri permit before taking this class)

      One-day, four-hour course, 8 a.m. to noon. Firing of a firearm is not required. Utah concealed firearm permit is recognized by 34 states.

      Saturday Jan. 21 or Saturday, May 6


      People's Law School

      Learn more about our legal system - Free Workshops

      7-9 p.m., Belleville Campus, Information Sciences Building

      April 5 - Personal Injury/Worker's Compensation

      Presented by Jon Rosenstengel

      April 12 - Criminal Law

      Presented by Justin Kuehn

      April 19 - Family Law

      Presented by Heather Dabler

      April 26 - Probate

      Presented by Richard Erdmann

      For more information or to register, call 618-235-2700, ext. 5393.