SWCC Night at Adams County Speedway on August 22, 2009 


Adams County Speedway

Adams County Speedway

SWCC table

Adams County Speedway

Raffle Winner

SWCC Heads to Adams County Speedway in June

JUNE 9, 2009--Southwestern Community College got some great exposure at the Adams County Speedway on June 6, 2009.  With a theme of "Get on Track at SWCC," representatives of the college were on-hand to meet spectators, hand out program information, sponsor a Mario Kart contest on the Wii, and give out T-shirts and other promotional items.  A second event is planned at the speedway on August 22, 2009.

For additional photos and video, please visit SWCC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/swcciowa!

Playing the Wii on the HHRPart of the SWCC volunteers

Playing the Wii in the HHR 



SWCC’s Tech Prep Program Receives Donation From Area
Health Organization

AHEC Donation to SWCCCRESTON — The Southwest Iowa Area Health Education Center (AHEC) recently awarded Southwestern Community College’s Tech Prep program more than $5,500 to assist high school students interested in taking the Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA) program.

A portion of the funds will be used to allow low income students to take the CNA exam.  The remaining funds will be used to purchase CNA textbooks and equipment for SWCC’s Career Academy students.  SWCC has health-related Career Academy programs for high school students in Afton, Creston, Greenfield, Lenox, Leon, Mount Ayr, Orient-Macksburg, Osceola, Red Oak, Stanton, and Villisca.

The AHEC office is located in Leon and serves 17 counties in the southern and southwestern parts of the state.  Their purpose is to increase access to healthcare in southern Iowa.  AHEC is funded by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through the University of Iowa.

Southwestern Automotive Student Headed to National Contest

Cody McCunn and Clay MercerCRESTON — Clay Mercer of Corning, a Southwestern Community College sophomore, recently placed first in automotive refinishing at the Iowa SkillsUSA 2009 competition in Ankeny.  Mercer, who is finishing his second year in SWCC’s collision repair program, is now eligible to compete at the National SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City, MO, June 22-25, 2009.

Southwestern Board Holds May Meeting

Creston, IA-- Southwestern Community College’s board of directors met in regular session on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Center on SWCC’s campus. 

H1N1 (Swine Flu) Information & Links
Updated 10/29/09 

In an effort to keep SWCC students and employees informed about the H1N1 (Swine Influenza A) Viruses, Southwestern Community College will post updates and information as they become available.  Hand sanitizers are in all campus buildings and student housing facilities.  Students and staff are advised to utilize these units frequently and practice proper hand washing skills. 

If you think you are ill, the Iowa Department of Public Health advises you avoid close contact with others as much as possible. Stay at home, do not go to work, school, or travel while ill. Seek medical care if you are severely ill (such as having trouble breathing).

10/29/09 - Greater Regional Medical Center director advises people to go to Greater Regional Medical Center's Web site for flu shot availability, information, and updates--October 28, 2009, Creston News Advertiser

Memo to Faculty, Staff, and Students - 9/17/09  

NEW for 2009!  Information for the Iowa Department of Health

Swine Flu (H1N1) Talking Points - From the Iowa Department of Public Health

PandemicFlu.gov - One stop access to U.S. Government swine, avian and pandemic flu information.

Questions & Answers Regarding the Swine Influenza - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site. 

Information is being updated regularly on the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site.

The Iowa Department of Public Health has established two call centers.  To reach them, please call 800-447-1985. This number will be answered 24-hours a day.