2 + 2 Program

If you are a motivated and goal-oriented technical education student, the 2 + 2 Program can be your pathway to success. The program begins with your high school technical education program, continues with technical education at Southwestern Illinois College and is complete when you earn an Associate in Applied Science degree.

2 + 2

   Two years of occupational education in high school
Two years of education at Southwestern Illinois College
= An Associate in Applied Science degree  

2 + 2 + 2

   Two years of occupational education in high school
+ Two years of education at Southwestern Illinois College
Two more years of education at a four-year university
= A bachelor’s degree
 

Actual time to complete the program may vary based on your abilities and the course load you take each semester.
 

How do I get started?

Talk to your high school counselor or a counselor at SWIC.

What is articulation?

Articulation is a joint agreement between area high schools and SWIC to accept high school credits toward an Associate in Applied Science degree. SWIC also has joint agreements with public universities in Illinois to ensure that Associate in Applied Science degree credits earned at SWIC will transfer to the universities.

Why should I get articulated credits?

  • Your high school credit will apply toward a certificate or Associate in Applied Science degree at SWIC.
  • You will not have to duplicate courses you took in high school when you enter college.
  • You will save time and money on your college education

How do I receive credit for the 2 + 2 Program?

You receive credit if you fulfill all of the following requirements:

  • You are a student at SWIC enrolled in an Associate in Applied Science degree program through the 2 + 2 Program and attended a high school with an articulation agreement in effect;
  • You met grade requirements in the articulated high school course; and
  • You graduated from high school in the past two years.

When do I receive credit?

Credit will appear on your record when all three of the following steps are fulfilled:

  • You meet high school requirements and pass a written and/or practical test, when required, at SWIC;
  • You have met with a SWIC program coordinator to talk about your program; and
  • You have completed 12 credit hours in your program of choice, plus the next highest course after the articulated course. (See list of articulation courses)

How can I learn more?

Contact your high school counselor or SWIC at 618-235-2700 or 866-942-SWIC (7942), ext. 5206 for Counseling, ext. 5547 for PCCS.