College News

Published August 24, 2015 10:31 am

2014-15 Student Ambassadors

The SWCC admissions department is now hiring for 2015-16 student ambassadors!  The college's student ambassadors assist the admissions team throughout the year with activities such as campus tours, meeting with future students and their parents, communicating with future students via text messaging and social networking, accompanying recruiters to college fairs and high school visits, and working office hours in the admissions department.

Interviews and hiring will take place during the first few weeks of classes.  Complete the Student Ambassador Application now or learn more on the student ambassador Web pages.  The application deadline is August 31.


Published August 12, 2015 4:19 pm

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met on Tues., August 11, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. in the board room of the college’s Administration Center.

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Published August 12, 2015 1:17 pm

Ten Southwestern Community College (SWCC) baseball players were recently named to the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) academic teams.

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Published August 10, 2015 11:58 am

Barb Crittenden and Jerry Smith

Creston, IA—Jerry Smith, Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees member from Osceola, received the 2015 John P. Kibbie Award during the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees (IACCT) annual conference held at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa from July 22-24, 2015.

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Published August 5, 2015 11:25 am

SWCC Pinterest Page

NEW! Look for us on Pinterest,, and Snapchat, username swcciowa!  And of course we remain on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well.  @swcciowa

Published August 3, 2015 3:27 pm

Southwestern men's basketball coach Todd Lorensen has released the team’s 2015-2016 schedule.  “We are looking forward to the upcoming season and feel the schedule gives a great mix of home games and challenging road games,” said Lorensen.

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Published July 17, 2015 5:15 pm

SWCC's adult and continuing education department is offering a three-month Administrative Specialist Certificate program this fall, September 9-December 11, 2015.  Classes will be held in the Technical Center on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break.

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Published July 17, 2015 4:42 pm

Student working on birdhouse

Almost 20 youth attended the Osceola carpentry and building trades program's Carpentry Camp held at the Osceola Center on Wed., July 8, 2015.  During the camp, each child got to build a birdhouse.  The camp was conducted by Charlie Mundy, high school carpentry and building trades instructor.

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Published July 16, 2015 10:26 am

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met electronically on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in the president’s office of the Administration Center for their regular board meeting.

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Published July 10, 2015 8:55 am

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.