Sam Wolf Granite City Campus - Programs - Southwestern Illinois College

From A to Z, we have the program for you!

Students can also complete their General Education Core Curriculum here as well!

Adult Education and Literacy

Earn your high school diploma and more!

The Adult Education and Literacy department provides FREE High School Diploma test preparation classes. These classes are offered both during the day and night to suit your busy schedule.

They also offer English as a Second Language classes, literacy tutoring, and vocational training courses in Certified Nursing Assistant and Computer Numerical Control.

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Aircraft Maintenance students working on engine.

Prepare for your career as an aircraft mechanic!

Students in the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program (AVMT) will learn FAA quality standards and can specialize in either Powerplant or Airframe.

This program offers multiple certificate and degree options.



Let your career in Aviation take off! Enroll NOW in the Aviation Electronics Certificate for Fall 2024!

This certificate will focus on the electronic components of aircraft and can be combined with other certificates in the Aviation Maintenance Technology Degree.

Certified Nursing Assistant

Gain entry-level experience in both the classroom and in clinicals!

Certified Nursing Assistant Program (CNA) is a great first step to applying for other competitive healthcare programs.

Cisco Networking Academy

Hands on labs or hybrid courses available!

Cisco Networking Academy provides students with internet, information and communication technology (ICT) skills.

This program offers degree and multiple certificate options.

Sam Wolf Granite City Campus - Cisco Networking Academy

Commercial Maintenance Mechanics

Combine your mechanical and electrical skills into one program!

Classes cover HVAR, electronics, and other mechanical skills needed for employment!

Culinary Arts & Food Management

From baking and pastry to food truck operations and more!

Culinary Arts & Food Management has multiple certificate and degree options to fit your needs!

Our culinary arts program has what you are looking for!

Culinary Arts class

Emergency Medical Technician

Southwestern Illinois College Health Sciences Paramedic EMT

Work directly with patients after only one semester!

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) classes are offered in a variety of options and settings but do require a state licensure exam.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

Work in a growing field with new technologies!

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAR) can lead to a career in two years or less with both certificate and degree options.

Special scholarship options are available as well!

HVAC student and instructor

Industrial Electricity

Industrial Electricity - Technical Education

Prepare for a career as an industrial maintenance electrician!

Industrial Electricity Program (EET) students can make $30 an hour!

Both certificate and degree options are available.

Industrial Maintenance Mechanics

Gain technical skills to meet industry needs!

This program is committed to providing highly trained Mechanics with the knowledge and skills required for gainful employment!

Licensed Practical Nursing

nursing student practices with medical dummy

Prepare for an in-demand healthcare career!

Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) prepares students with the basic skills necessary for the front line of nursing.

This program requires an application and is very competitive. Start your enrollment process early!

Medical Assistant

Get started in the healthcare field today!

Degree and certificate options available that include classroom and hands-on clinical experience.

This program requires an application so start your enrollment process with an advisor now!

Medical Surgical Technician

Pharmacy Technician Training

Obtain classroom and clinical experience!

Medical Surgical Technology (MST) provides experience to students who wish to be in the surgery room.

Background checks and drug testing are required and applications must be submitted before enrolling.

Pharmacy Technician

NEW! Pharmacy Technician Fall 2024!

Become nationally credentialled to work in a hospital or retail-based pharmacy in just one semester!

Background checks and drug testing are required and applications must be submitted before enrolling.


It’s only one semester long!

The Phlebotomy Certificate (PHLB) allows students to gain practical experience both in the classroom and at local hospitals. This certificate course leads to an in-demand career.

Scholarships and grant funding are available to those who qualify!

Precision Machining Technology

Operate lathes, mills, and more!

Precision Machining Technology (PMT) will train students on how to operate machine shop equipment such as computer numerical control (CNC) machines as well as learning computer software programs.

Certificates and degree programs are both available that can lead to a variety of well-paying jobs!

Registered Nursing

Nursing Education Students working with simulation model

Classes are offered in the evening to fit your busy schedule!

Registered Nursing (RN) is an in-demand program that is accepted by application only, so start your enrollment process now!

Welding Technology

Classes from Basic to Advanced!

SWIC offers one of the nation’s best welding technology programs (WLDT) in both degree and certificates.

Students have access to state-of-the-art equipment including arc welding robots, and CNC plasma cutters, and compete in Skills USA!

Students in welding class.

General Education Core Curriculum

Southwestern Illinois College Graduation ceremony

Save money at SWGCC!

SWGCC offers several general education classes (GECC) such as English, Public Speaking, Math, Biology, and more!

These classes at SWGCC can set you on the right track to your transfer program or degree path.

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