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Study at Southwestern Illinois College

Southwestern Illinois College, or SWIC, is a community college and the sixth largest in Illinois. It was founded in 1946. The campuses are located in Belleville, Granite City, and Red Bud. There are also more than 25 off-campus sites located throughout the district. SWIC is a comprehensive educational institution committed to providing the best learning opportunities. The college offers more than 85 associate degree programs and over 80 certificates of proficiency in diverse Course Topics.

Southwestern Illinois College provides its students the opportunity to participate in intercollegiate and intramural sports. The sports teams play soccer, baseball, basketball, and softball. There are also men and women's golf teams. SWIC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Great Rivers Athletic Conference (GRAC). Their sports teams are nicknamed the Blue storm.

Profile of Southwestern Illinois College

Southwestern Illinois College is located in Belleville, IL (a rural site not far from an urban area). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Southwestern Illinois College is the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in science, security and law enforcement, and production trades.

Southwestern Illinois College Selectivity

Southwestern Illinois College is an open-admission school.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Southwestern Illinois College had 13, 713 enrolled students in 2007.

Southwestern Illinois College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts408liberal arts and sciences, sign language translation, general studies
Security and Law Enforcement388fire-fighting, criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, fire services administration
Nursing and Emergency Medicine382nursing assistant, registered nursing, EMT paramedic
Production Trades193welding, ironworking, sheet metal tech, machinist
Science188biological and physical sciences
Computer Science and Engineering177computer networking, computer applications programming, web design, system administration, computer security, webmastering, computer programming
Mechanics and Repair144HVAC, autobody repair, aircraft maintenance, industrial electronics tech
Medical Support and Technology135medical assistant, radiographer, medical coding, respiratory care tech, phlebotomy, medical lab tech, cardiovascular tech
Business and Management103business management, small business management, sales and marketing, accounting, parts and warehousing, sales
Medical administration82health unit coordinator, medical records tech, medical transcription, medical office assistant
Construction Trades82electrician, carpentry, construction, painter, concrete finishing, pipefitting
Therapy and Counselling66massage therapy, physical therapist assistant
Family and Social Work64child care provider, social work
office and Administration61administrative assistant, office data entry
Law40legal assistant, legal secretary
Cooking and Culinary Arts38chef training, food prep and kitchen assistant, restaurant and catering management
Engineering Technician33electronics tech, mechanical drafting
Media24desktop publishing and imaging
Landscaping and Horticulture12applied horticulture, floristry
Science and Laboratory Technician8chemical tech
Education and Teaching7music teaching
Transportation4commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation tech
Fine Arts3fine arts

Contact: Southwestern Illinois College

Southwestern Illinois College

2500 Carlyle Ave

Belleville, IL 62221-5899

General Phone: (618) 235-2700


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