Programs by Department
The Division of Applied Technology provides instruction in career education programs, including Diesel Technology, Powersports Technology, Outdoor Recreation, Outfitters and Wildlife Management, Taxidermy, and Welding.
Career and Technical Education
Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in Illinois provide instruction for careers in high-wage, high-skill, and in-demand occupations. CTE programs include Business, Certified Nursing Assistant, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Diesel Technology, IT, Nursing, Outdoor recreation, Outfitter Wildlife Management, Phlebotomy, Powersports Technology, Welding, and Vet Assistant.
The Division of Humanities incorporates two broad areas of study - fine arts and communication. The division offers courses to develop knowledge and skills in the areas of art, foreign language, music, literature, philosophy, communication, theater, rhetoric, and composition. These studies are linked by a common emphasis upon personal accomplishment - aesthetic, linguistic, communicative, and intellectual.
The division provides curricula leading to an Associate in Arts, Associate in Fine Arts in Art, Associate in Fine Arts in Musical Theater, Associate in Fine Arts in Theater, and instruction in several pre-professional areas. The Humanities faculty bring a broad range of experience and diversity to SIC and are actively involved in numerous student activities such as the Forensic Falcons (award-winning speech team), plays, musicals, concerts, cultural arts, and various cultural and educational trips.
Math, Science, and Technology
The Division of Mathematics, Science, and Technology maintains laboratories for biology, biotechnology, chemistry, microbiology, and physics, as well as a greenhouse for botany. The division also provides instruction for information technology and computer-aided design. Instruction leads to an Associate in Science Degree, Associate in Engineering Science Degree, Associate in Applied Science Degree, or Certificate and instruction in several pre-professional areas.
Foundational courses in mathematics are offered to students who need to develop skills necessary to succeed in college-level courses. The division sponsors the Math and Science Club, the WYSE Academic Challenge, and the annual STEM Day for high school students.
Nursing and Allied Health
The Division of Nursing and Allied Health provides instruction in Nursing Assistant, Practical Nursing, Associate Degree Nursing, Health Occupations, Massage Therapy, Phlebotomy, Pharmacy Technician, and other health-related programs. Cosmetology and Nail Technology programs are also included within this division. The division’s programs are approved by various appropriate agencies, including the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Department of Financial Professional Regulation.
Social Science, Business, and Education
The Division of Social Science, Business and Education provides instruction in Economics, Government, History, Psychology, Sociology, Education, Early Childhood Education, Business, and Physical Education.
The division provides curricula leading to an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree, and instruction in several pre-professional areas.
Workforce and Community Education
The Workforce and Community Education division provides specialized workforce training in Ag Maintenance, Truck Driving, Criminal Justice, CPR, Food Service, and Fire Science. Adult Education, which includes GED and High School Equivalency testing, as well as Community Education leisure-type courses, fall under this division.