Applied Technology

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The Division of Applied Technology provides instruction in career education programs to prepare students for the workforce or to continue their education at a four-year institution.

Many of the career and technical education programs at SIC offer students unique educational experiences. For example, the Diesel Technology program is the only community college program in the state of Illinois that is NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) certified for medium and heavy-duty trucks.

The Fire Science program is approved by the Illinois State Fire Marshal and the College operates a Regional Fire Training Center that provides training for firefighters throughout the region as well as mine safety training to area and regional coal mines.

Students in the Welding program have the option of completing curriculum to help them prepare to take the AWS (American Welding Society) certification exams.

The Information Technology program, in cooperation with Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, allows students to complete the first half of their bachelor’s degree at Southeastern.

Online Biofuels Certificate and Degree programs provide training for those already working in the field, as well as those wishing to pursue a career in this growing industry.

The Criminal Justice program offers students the option of taking courses all online, in the classroom or both; and the internship course provides hands-on, real-world experience for those students wishing to enter criminal justice fields.

Instructors in these programs focus on the development of the knowledge and the skills for professional entry into the various technical fields. Students are provided with the opportunity to develop skills in well-equipped, hands-on learning environments. Several programs also offer clubs for additional opportunities to network with other students in your field, have a little fun and learn more outside the classroom.

Each of our programs is backed by an advisory board, which provides valuable insight from stakeholders in the industry. Come visit SIC today and let one of our instructors help put your career plans on the right path.

To set up a campus tour and meet with instructors, call 618-252-5400, ext. 2245 or