Health Sciences and Homeland Security

Four programs have been articulated within this division—Administration of Justice; Fire Science; Health Sciences (Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing Education, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology and Respiratory Care); and Paramedic Technology.

Five courses have been articulated in one or more of these programs. These courses are AOJ 100, Introduction to Administration of Justice; AOJ 151, Policing Methods and Ethics; EMTP 105, First Responder - EMS; HRO 100, Medical Terminology (1); and HRO 160, Medical Terminology (3). College course descriptions are available in the College Catalog or in the course syllabus provided in this section. High school instructors should review the college course descriptions as well as the syllabus.

Credit is earned in these classes by successfully passing an examination at the 70 percent level. Articulation examinations in this division are administered at SWIC under the supervision of the coordinator or an individual so designated by the coordinator. Prerequisites in any of these courses will be addressed by the coordinator. In some instances, if an ASSET or COMPASS score at a particular level is required, accommodations will be made.

Articulation Agreements Summary


Health Sciences and Homeland Security

Division Program Titles  

Maximum Credit Hours Awarded by SWIC  

Administration of Justice  AOJ 100 Introduction to Administration of Justice (3 credits)
AOJ 151 Policing Methods and Ethics (3 credits) *
EMTP 105 First Responder - EMS (3 credits)
Fire Science   EMTP 105 First Responder - EMS (3 credits)

Medical Laboratory Technology
Nursing Education
Physical Therapist AssistantRadiologic Technology Respiratory Care 

HRO 100 Medical Terminology (1 credit)
HRO 160 Medical Terminology (3 credits)
EMTP 105 (3 credits)
Paramedic Tech   HRO 100 Medical Terminology (1 credit)
HRO 160 (3 credits)
EMTP 105 (3 credits)



Maximum Time to Enroll 12 months
Maximum Time to Complete Program 36 months
Minimum High School Participation Requirements 2.0 Cumulative GPA
2.5 in courses
Escrow Policies Credit awarded after student has successfully completed 12 hours of credit in specific program.
Testing Information Tests administered at Southwestern Illinois College. Competency measured at 70%.
* Prerequisites COMPASS scores at a particular level is required.