Courses

Our vocational programs

Advanced Aviation
Aviation Maintenance
Automotive
Carpentry
Community Healthcare Worker

Culinary Arts

Early Childhood Education
Machining and Metal Working
Welding

Advanced Aviation

Take Flight

Introducing students to basic meteorology, pilotage, dead reckoning and electronic navigational skills, the flight computer, cross country planning along with the Federal Aviation Regulations that pertain to Private Pilots and Drone Operators.

1111 Advanced Aviation

Prerequisite: Instructor Approval
Grades: 11 & 12
Credit: 2.0

This state of the art, nationally recognized course teaches students the basic theory of flight, aircraft design, and aircraft control.

After completion of this hands on course, including simulator training, students will have gained the knowledge and skills required to successfully pass the FAA Private Pilot Airplane written exam and the FAA Part 107 UAS written Exam.

Students also fulfill AVIA101 – PrivatePilot Flight Theory at SWIC for 2 credit hours.

Aviation Maintenance

Offered 25-26

Get Off the Ground

Students will be exposed to the process to be an Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic while also studying basic aircraft structure and components with the Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation.

1111 AVIATION MAINTENANCE

Prerequisite: Instructor Approval
Grades: 11 & 12
Credit: 2.0

Introducing students to the basics of Aviation Maintenance, this course will prepare students for a career working on airplanes.

After completion of this hands on course, students will have gained the knowledge and skills required to successfully pass the first third of the A & P Mechanic certification with the FAA.

Students will receive a jumpstart on their full certification with Southwestern Illinois College.

Automotive

Engines Ready

Students can experience this course in two different levels. Experience a hands on classroom that works on engine performance, automotive electronics & computer systems, as well as steering, cooling, braking, and suspension systems, and more.

3839 AUTO II

Prerequisite: None
Grades: 11 & 12
Credit: 2.0

This course introduces students to the basic skills needed to inspect, maintain, and repair automobiles and light trucks that run on gasoline, electricity, or alternative fuels. Instructional units include engine performance, automotive electrical system, integrated computer systems, lubrication, exhaust and emission control, steering and suspension, fuel systems, cooling system, braking, and powertrain.

Fee Required (Advanced)(20104A001) (CAVE)

3840 AUTO III

Prerequisite: Auto II & Instructor Approval
Grades: 12
Credit: 2.0

This course is a continuation of and builds on the skills and concepts introduced in Auto II. It is designed to apply the theories and principles of the automobile to the practical applications in trouble-shooting problems found in the automotive field. This course includes units in alternative fuel systems, computerized diagnostics, new vehicle servicing, automotive heating and air conditioning, transmissions, testing and diagnostics, drive train and overall automobile performance.

Fee Required (Advanced) (20104A002)(CAVE)

Carpentry

Classroom Craftsmanship

Learn about the many skills associated with trades occupations and find valuable coursework centered around safety, building structures, installation, and more.

3729 CARPENTRY & CONSTRUCTION II

Prerequisite: None
Grades: 11 & 12
Credit: 2.0

This course is designed to begin preparing students in many different aspects of the trades occupations. Students are instructed in areas of safety, including hand tools, power tools, and ladders. Students are introduced to the theoretical knowledge needed to lay out and basic framing techniques. Students demonstrate knowledge of blueprint reading, estimating, floor plans, specification schedules, and symbols. Students demonstrate entry-level skills in all facets of residential construction. Technology-related mathematics, reading, writing, vocabulary, blueprint reading, and science are integrated throughout the curriculum.

Lab Fee & Project Fee Required.

Dual credit for CMT 145, 4hrs. (Advanced) (17003A001) (CAVE)

3730 CARPENTRY & CONSTRUCTION III

Prerequisite: Carpentry & Construction II & Instructor Approval
Grades: 12
Credit: 2.0

This course provides learning experiences related to the erection, installation, maintenance, and repair of building structures and related utilities. Student technical skill experiences include instruction and activities in safety principles and practices, performing maintenance control functions, joining pipes, building water distribution lines and drains, installing and maintaining plumbing fixtures and systems, installing switch and outlet boxes, light fixtures, service entrances, roughing in and trimming out electrical devices and appliances, and advanced building and construction methods and codes. All learning experiences are designed to allow the student to acquire job-entry skills and knowledge

Lab Fee Required.

Dual credit for CMT 146, 4hrs. (Advanced) (17002A002) (CAVE)

Community Healthcare Worker

YOUR PATH TO HEALTH CARE

Working alongside SWIC curriculum, our students are able to learn and prepare for multiple healthcare settings. Get your head start on college credit and jumpstart your passion for a healthcare career.

1111 COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE WORKER
Prerequisite: None
Grades: 12
Credit: 2.0
+ 19 College Credits
+ Community Health Worker Certificate

This SWIC aligned Community Health program prepares students with the skills necessary to become a certified community health worker, prepared to work in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, clinics, and health agencies.

Gives students “preferred” applications for future employment

HMS 100 – Intro to Human Services (3)
HRO 150 – Fundamentals of Nutrition (2)
CHW 102 – Public Health Client Care (1)
CHW 104 – Chronic Disease Management (2)
CHW 106 – Behavioral and Mental Health (2)
CHW 108 – Maternal and Infant Health (2)
CHW 110 – Clinical Experience (4)
+ HRO 160
Medical Terminology (3)

Must be able to pass a drug test
CAVE application must also be submitted

Culinary Arts

5 STAR CLASSROOM

Find your passion for the culinary arts in our full service, professional grade kitchen.

3552 CULINARY III
Prerequisite: Completion of Culinary II & Instructor Approval
Grades: 12
Credit: 2.0

This course places special emphasis for students to develop operational management skills – including design and organization of foodservice systems in a variety of settings, human relations, and personnel training and supervision.

Additional topics include: food cost accounting; taking inventory; advertising; monitoring consumer and industry trends; and individualized mastery of culinary techniques. Training experiences involve equipment and facilities simulating those found in business and industry.

Fee Required (Advanced) (16055A001)

Early Childhood Education

THE FIRST STEPS

Guide young children in an educational setting through classroom and job shadowing experiences. With our Early Childhood Education courses, students will be able to have impressive, credible learning opportunities to place on their career portfolio.

3619/3620 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION I
Prerequisite: None
Grades: 11 & 12
Credit: 2.0

The fall semester of this course introduces students to the principles underlying teaching and learning, responsibilities and duties of teachers, and strategies and techniques to deliver knowledge and information. A combination of classroom and field experiences will enable the student to gain skilled knowledge and understanding of the education profession. Course content includes projects to develop an understanding of the learner and the learning process, instructional planning, the learning environment, assessment and instructional strategies, career opportunities in the field of education, and Illinois regulations and licensing requirements. (19151A001)

The spring semester of this course prepares students to guide the development of young children in an educational setting through classroom and job shadowing experiences. Course content includes child development, care, and education issues. Project-based learning experiences include planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities, basic health and safety practices, and legal requirements of teaching young children. Students will research the requirements of early childhood education careers and develop/expand their career portfolio. (19153A001)

3622 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION II
Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education I
Grades: 12
Credit: 2.0

This course focuses on the development and wellness of individuals and families throughout the life cycle. Topics include human development and wellness theories, principles, and practices; life cycle expectations and issues, including biological, physiological, social, and psychological needs and concerns of aging adults; community services, agencies, and resources; roles, responsibilities, and functions of families, family members and caregivers; family issues, including ethics, human worth and dignity, change, stress, neglect and abuse, and care of the care-giver; individual and family wellness planning; and fostering intergenerational relationships.

Practical experiences related to these topics are included through a variety of opportunities. Information on a variety of human and family services careers is incorporated throughout the course. The students will also be working on their portfolio for the CDA (Child Development Associate) credential and will prepare for the ParaPro Certification Test. (19261A001)

Machining & Metalworking

MASTERING METAL

Learn all about precision metal work by diving into working with lathes, milling machines, drill presses, and others.

3739 MACHINING & METALWORKING II
Prerequisite: none
Grades: 11 & 12
Credit: 2.0

The Machining II course introduces students to the basic skills and machines needed in precision metal work. Students gain machining skills while working with lathes, milling machines, drill presses, and other equipment. In addition, students learn the basics of blueprint reading, precision measuring, layout, and machining process planning. After learning the basics of manual machining students will begin learning how to design and program parts for CNC mills and lathes. Students will earn precision measurement certifications from Starrett as part of this course.

Lab Fee Required.

Dual credit for PMT 101 & 110, 5 hrs.

(Advanced) (13203A001) (CAVE)

740 MACHINING & METALWORKING III
Prerequisite: Machining & Metalworking II & Instructor Approval
Grades: 12
Credit: 2.0

The Machining III course provides more in-depth skill development in various types of precision tool operation, especially using mills and lathes to perform machining tasks. Power cutoff saws and power band saws are also covered. Students will focus on using computer and numerical controlled machines. Students will expand their knowledge of Solidworks and MasterCAM to create more complex parts. They will also prepare to earn machining industry certifications such as NIMS.

Lab Fee Required.

PMT 221 3 hrs (Advanced) (13203A002) (CAVE)

Welding

FIND YOUR SPARK

These courses bring welding technology into the classroom for our students and aid in gaining knowledge and skillsets to be successful in this field.

3830 WELDING II
Prerequisite: none
Grades: 11 & 12
Credit: 2.0

This course assists students in gaining knowledge and developing skills needed to be successful in welding technology. Units of instruction include SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, Oxy-fuel cutting and gouging, and plasma arc cutting. This course covers SMAW using 6010, 7018, and 7024 electrodes in the four basic welding positions(flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead). This course also covers the basics of reading and understanding blueprints, precision measuring, layout, and production process planning.

Lab Fee Required.

Dual credit for WLDT 101& 152 – 11 credit hrs. (Advanced)(13207A001) (CAVE)

3834 WELDING III
Prerequisite: Welding II & Instructor Approval
Grades: 12
Credit: 2.0

This course builds on the skills and concepts introduced in Welding II and provides more in -depth skill development in various types of welding including horizontal, vertical, overhead, and circular techniques. Students will gain experience with aluminum and stainless steel welding as well as prepare for various welding certifications.

Lab Fee Required.

Dual credit for WLDT 201 & 152 &253 – 13 credit hrs.(Advanced)(13207A002) (CAVE)