Instructional Center

Southwestern Community College (SWCC)

Main Campus:  1501 West Townline Street, Creston, IA  50801

Other Locations:  Centers in Osceola and Red Oak, as well as online education 

Student Population:  Approximately 1,700

Location:  Located in a rural, mid-sized community in southwest Iowa

Office Hours:  Winter-8 a.m.-5 p.m., Summer-7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Smoke/Tobacco-Free Campus:  Southwestern Community College became a smoke/tobacco-free campus on July 1, 2008, in accordance with House File 2212, which was enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Iowa.  Smoking and the use of tobacco is prohibited on any college owned property.

Non-Discrimination Statement:  Southwestern Community College prohibits discrimination in employment and in its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), disability, sex, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or associational preference.  Southwestern also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to its facilities. 

Inquiries regarding compliance with the nondiscrimination policy and the appropriate grievance procedure may be directed to:

Jolene Griffith, Educational Equity Coordinator, Southwestern Community College, 1501 W. Townline St., Creston, IA 50801, 641.782.1456 or 800.247.4023, ext. 456.

Vision Statement:  Southwestern Community College will be the center of educational excellence for the advancement of our students and communities.

Purpose Statement:  Southwestern Community College exists in order that Area XIV community members have opportunities to gain skills and knowledge sufficient for successful employment, higher education achievement, or adult and continuing education.

Core Values: 
» Providing an innovative learning community conducive to the lifelong learning of constituents.
» Partnering with members of the Area XIV community, Community Colleges of Iowa and others.
» Offering high quality, student-centered, accessible, and affordable education.
» Meeting the diverse needs of students.
» Promoting educational opportunities for under-represented populations.
» Strengthening communities through economic development.
» Maintaining quality facilities, equipment, and instructional technology.
» Recognizing our people as our greatest asset.