Southwestern Community College is pleased to announce a partnership with William Penn University to offer an RN-BSN program locally beginning the fall of 2015.  Courses will be offered in classrooms located in the Allied Health and Science Center on the Creston campus.  

William Penn accepts many general education courses from SWCC.  See the transfer guide available via the SWCC Web site at for additional information. 

Duree Brenda ForWebContact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (photo at right), PhD, RN, William Penn nursing director, at 641.673.1064, to inquire or ask questions about the program.  Applications will be accepted until the start date in August.  Please note, students do not have to be SWCC graduates to enroll in the William Penn RN-BSN program.

William Penn offers the RN-BSN program in four locations across Iowa:  Clive, Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, and Southwestern Community College in Creston.

For more information about the SWCC/William Penn RN-BSN program, please visit William Penn's Web site.

SWCC Staff Members in front of SWCC truck

Southwestern Community College staff members handed out beach balls during the annual Creston Fourth of July parade held on Sat., July 4, in uptown Creston.  It was a beautiful day and the group had a blast meeting and greeting parade goers.

Staff members participating included (L to R) Caitlyn Lesan, Deb Pantini, Georgia Paulsen, Lauren England, and Doug North.  Not pictured:  Terri Higgins.

Drama Club Kids in Sound Booth

Southwestern Community College's Drama Club hosted 32 children for the Little Spartan Drama Camps held Wed., June 24, through Fri., June 26, for children ages four-13, at the SWCC Performing Arts Center on the Creston campus.

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Southwestern Community College has recently had issues with some of its online form submissions. If you submitted a form (visit request form, request for information, Bright Scholarship application, etc.) since May 11, but have not heard from us or gotten confirmation, please complete and resubmit the form or contact admissions directly at 641.782.1421. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Southwestern Community College adult and continuing education will be offering an Excel fundamentals class during June in Creston.  This class will cover beginning-level skills for individuals wanting to learn more about Excel 2010.  Follow the link below for a list of topics to be included.

Excel Class Information

Excel 2010 Registration:  CLOSED

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has hired Brandi Shay of Tingley to advise and train entrepreneurs and existing businesses for the South Central Iowa SBDC hosted by Southwestern Community College in Creston. Shay will start work for the SBDC as its regional director on June 1, 2015.

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