Southeastern grants six associate degrees and a wide variety of occupational certificates.

SIC StudentThe Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts, and Associate in Engineering Science degrees are designed for students who wish to transfer to a bachelor's degree program at a four-year college or university.

The Associate in Applied Science degrees and occupational certificates are designed for students who wish to upgrade job skills and seek immediate employment upon program completion.

The Associate in Liberal Studies degree program is an interdisciplinary, non-traditional program that is characterized by student flexibility and creativity. The program is designed to provide a college level educational opportunity for those who wish to complete an individualized general program, but do not wish to pursue a special occupational or baccalaureate-oriented program resulting in an AAS, AS, or AA degree.
Associate in Liberal Studies Degree Curriculum Guide

Southeastern also participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative, a statewide agreement that allows transfer of the completed Illinois General Education Core Curriculum between participating institutions. Completion of the General Education Core Curriculum at any participating college or university in Illinois assures transferring students that lower-division general education requirements for an associate or bachelor's degree have been satisfied. See Course Descriptions for Southeastern's IAI-approved courses.


I. Communication:
A. Demonstrate proficiency in the written and verbal use of English
B. Demonstrate proficiency in organization and analysis when writing, speaking and listening
C. Demonstrate proficiency and integrity regarding the basic methods and skills of contemporary academic research and reporting

II. Humanities and Fine Arts:
A. Demonstrate knowledge of the major areas of the diverse, aesthetic expressions and forms of disciplines such as music, literature, creative writing, cinema, theatre, and art
B. Demonstrate an understanding of the value of learning about diverse aesthetic, creative, and artistic activities of the humanities

III. Social and Behavioral Sciences:
A. Develop insights into personal behavior and one’s relationship with a diverse society in its past, present, and future
B. Develop a basic understanding of the cultural, geopolitical and socioeconomic forces and their impact on society

IV. Mathematics:
A. Use appropriate mathematical symbols, terminology, and techniques to solve practical applications
B. Perform complex and theoretical calculations

V. Physical & Life Sciences:
A. Demonstrate knowledge about the fundamental laws governing living systems, the fundamental laws governing the composition of matter, and the fundamental laws of nature
B. Gain an understanding of laws that describe energy changes and how they influence changes in nature, living systems, and matter
C. Demonstrate knowledge of the orderliness of nature as well as develop the ability to evaluate the effects of science and technology on their lives

VI. Career and Technical Education Goals:
A. Model integrity, ethical leadership and effective management
B. Utilize technology to enhance productivity
C. Apply academic and technical skills in the workforce
D. Communicate clearly and effectively
E. Utilize critical thinking skills to solve problems
F. Incorporate new and emerging foundation skills needed to perform tasks proficiently at current business and industry standards