Technical education programs are designed to serve the students who are planning to enter their chosen vocation at the semi-professional level at the completion of a program of study, or those who plan to use the educational experiences attained to prepare for advancement in the field of present employment.
Programs of study are developed with the assistance of advisory committees representing business and industry and survey information that has enabled the College to identify area manpower needs.
An increasing number of high school graduates who do not plan to enter a
four-year college program can continue their education by taking a two-year
college-level technical program at SWCC. Broadly defined, technical occupations
are those which usually require a high degree of specialized knowledge, a broad
understanding of operational procedures, and the ability to supervise the work
of others. SWCC prepares students for a number of the basic positions in a
particular field, and not for one specific job. Technical programs are not
intended for transfer to a four-year college or university. However,
increasingly, senior institutions are accepting all or part of a technical
program for transfer. Students should consult carefully with the transferring
institution regarding technical programs if they wish to gain transfer credit.
The programs of study for students planning to pursue two-year technical programs are listed below.
Engineering TechnologyComputer Networking & Telecommunications
Human Services Technology