The Division of Applied Technology provides instruction in career and technical education programs to prepare students for the workforce and/or to continue their education.
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.
Through the Fire Science program, the College operates a regional Fire Training Center which provides training for firefighters throughout the region as well mine safety training to area and regional mines. In addition, the College hosts an annual Mine Rescue Skills Competition which attracts teams from Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.
With the recent addition of the Powersports Technology program, students now have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in servicing ATV's, UTV's, motorcycles, 4-wheelers, and more. And, SIC's Powersports program works with a variety of recongizable names in the industry, including Polaris, Honda, Kawasaki, and Yamaha, to name a few.
Students in the Welding program have the option of completing curriculum to help them prepare to take the AWS (American Welding Society) certification exams.
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 the opportunity to develop skills in well-equipped, hands-on learning environments. Several programs also offer clubs and student-centered organizations 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.