News Releases

High school students are invited to attend the Creston College Fair on Wed., October 12, 2016, from 9:30–11 a.m., at the Creston High School Gymnasium, 601 West Townline Street, in Creston.

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Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Center on the Creston campus.

Phil Tyler, Tyler Insurance Services, Inc., spoke with the board about the college’s insurance coverage.  Tyler noted an increase of 2 percent in the college’s property blanket coverage due primarily to an across-the-board inflation guard on the policy.  Tyler said the college’s Worker’s Compensation Modification Factor decreased from 1.04 to 1.03.

Read more: Board of Trustees Holds September 2016 Meeting

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met on Tues., August 9, 2016, at 8 a.m. at the president’s office in the college’s Administration Center.

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CRESTON—Southwestern Community College (SWCC) recently received word from the United States Department of Education that funding has been renewed for the college’s Educational Talent Search (ETS) program.  The grant, for $1.8 million, will be funded at $379,200 per year for five years.  This is an increase of $149,300 per year from the previous grant, which was a total of $1.15 million over five years.

Read more: SWCC Talent Search Program Grant Renewed at $1.8 Million

The Iowa Community College Online Consortium (ICCOC), of which Southwestern Community College is a member, recently adopted Canvas by Instructure as its new Learning Management System (LMS).  

A Learning Management System is an online learning platform for teaching and learning.  Prior to this switch, the ICCOC utilized Pearson Learning Studio as its platform.  A pilot will begin in the spring of 2017 and Canvas will be fully deployed by fall 2017.

Read more: SWCC to Implement New LMS for Online Classes