Southwestern Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Institutions of Higher Education and the Iowa Department of Education.

Higher Learning Commission Mark of AffiliationThe Higher Learning Commission
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
Phone: 312.253.0456

DeptOfEd LogoIowa Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
400 E 14th St
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146


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Specialized Accreditation for Academic Programs

Nursing Education - ADN & LPN Programs

Southwestern Community College's ADN and LPN programs are approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

Auto Collision Repair/Refinish Program & Automotive Repair Technology Program

ASE ColorSouthwestern Community College's Auto Collision Repair/Refinish & Automotive Repair Technology programs are certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).


NACEP Accreditation

NACEP logo tealSouthwestern Community College's concurrent enrollment programs are accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).