OMAHA, Neb. (Jan. 7, 2014) — To help ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter season, Southwestern Community College (SWCC) is hosting an American Red Cross We Challenge U Blood Drive on its Creston campus on Feb. 5, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., in room 180 of the Instructional Center. During this special blood drive, all presenting donors will receive a commemorative We Challenge U T-shirt, while supplies last.

“An hour of your time could help save up to three lives,” said Caitlyn Lesan, SWCC admissions coordinator. “I challenge students, staff, and supporters to roll up a sleeve and give blood at our upcoming drive. Donating blood is an easy way to volunteer, and it helps patients in need.” 

To make an appointment to donate or for more information, call Deb Peterson at 641.782.1421 or visit

Spring 2014 semester begins January 13!  If you haven't already registered for classes, call the admissions department at 641.782.1421 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get signed up.

Online classes begin on January 21.  If you are interested in learning more about online classes, please visit the Distance Education/Online pages or contact Doug Greene, director of distance education.

The spring 2014 class schedule is available on the Class Schedules page on the Web site.  Take a look at the class schedule prior to your appointment to get an idea of the classes you'd like to take.


ATIday IMG 7428Approximately 15 high school students and their instructors were on campus Wed., December 11, 2013, for the first-ever Advanced Technical and Industrial Exploration Day, hosted by Bill Huntington, career and technical education recruiter. 

Students who attended were nominated by their high school instructors. There was a limit of two students per high school.

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The Southwestern Community College Chamber Singers will be presenting Holiday Carols in Concert on Sun., December 15, at 7:30 p.m., in the SWCC Performing Arts Center theater.

The concert will feature favorite carols and masterworks by Poulenc, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Christiansen, Durufle, Shaw, and Mattson.  Ryan Howe, SWCC professional music instructor, will be the conductor for the event.

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Students from the Osceola High School and Creston college carpentry and building trades classes braved the wind, cold, and rain yesterday, November 20, to help neighbors in Osceola with a ramp project on their house. 

BreedersClassic2The SWCC agricultural department held the 2013 Breeder’s Classic Sale on Sun., November 10, 2013.  There were almost 200 people in attendance selling 26 head with an average of $1,646.  Bred females averaged $2,340.  There were more than 20 local consignors represented with over 50 area businesses and individuals sponsoring the event.