College News

Published March 9, 2015 10:16 am

Cole Campbell signs with Spartans

East Union High School golfer Cole Campbell has signed a National Letter of Intent to play golf for the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Spartans and Head Golf Coach Larry Shimono. Campbell will head to SWCC starting with the fall semester in August.

Published March 6, 2015 5:38 pm

Pay It Forward Logo with CPR/AED Training

What if every second mattered in saving a life?  What would you do?  Pay it Forward and empower yourself NOW!

Your local insurance agents are combining efforts with Greater Regional Medical Center and Southwestern Community College (SWCC) to help educate and train our community members in CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs).  Throughout the month of April, FREE Heartsaver certification classes will be offered every Tuesday evening.  In addition, on Mon., April 20, from 6-8 p.m., there will be a FREE Community CPR/AED event at Creston High School. 

Participating insurance agencies include Tyler Insurance Services; American Family, Katie Turner; Carter Insurance Agency; Farm Bureau, Joe Calvin; Hometown Insurance; and State Farm, Ben Adamson.

Register below for the FREE CPR/AED training (Must be age 16 or older to register and attend):

Contact Information
CPR/AED Courses

The April 7, April 14, and April 21 classes are full. Please select one of the remaining choices below.


*All Heartsaver classes will be held in room 333 in the Instructional Center.

NOTE:  The above classes provide full certification for adult/child/infant CPR and the use of the AED.

**An introduction to CPR, focusing on CPR and AED use.  Does not lead to certification. 

Published March 6, 2015 8:53 am

Carpentry instructor and students with pre-schoolers

The Osceola high school carpentry classes talked with pre-school classes at The Village in Osceola about construction on Thurs., March 5, 2015.

Published March 5, 2015 3:20 pm

All Iowa Academic Recipients with SWCC President

Southwestern Community College students Dawn Daily and Zack Peppmeier were honored as members of the 2015 All-Iowa Academic Team during a recognition ceremony held Wed., March 4, 2015, at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown in Des Moines.

Published March 5, 2015 2:54 pm

SWCC Students with Pedal Car

Southwestern Community College's (SWCC’s) auto collision repair/refinish program came home with first place honors in the Pedal Car Challenge, part of the 60th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels, held February 27-March 1, 2015, at the Century Link Center in Omaha, NE.

Published March 5, 2015 9:26 am

Students with pedal car

Southwestern's auto collision repair/refinish program came home with first place honors in the Pedal Car Challenge, part of the 60th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels, held February 27-March 1, at the Century Link Center in Omaha, NE.

Published March 5, 2015 8:25 am

Connor Giles signs with SWCC golf

Student-athlete Connor Giles, of Mount Ayr, has committed to Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Head Golf Coach Larry Shimono and the Spartan golf team for the 2015-16 academic year.

Giles, who will graduate from Mount Ayr High School in May, has played multiple sports in high school including football, golf, and basketball. He was named second team all-district for football his senior year.

Published March 4, 2015 3:51 pm

SWCC vs ICCC

With a sea of red-clad Spartan fans in the stand, the Spartans finished 86-74 over the Iowa Central Community College Tritons in the first round of post season play. They will now head to Cedar Rapids on Thursday night to face Kirkwood in a 7:30 p.m. tip-off. Keep the momentum Spartans!

Published March 3, 2015 4:43 pm

Dustin Wolters signs with SWCC

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Head Golf Coach Larry Shimono did not have to look far to gain the latest golfer for the Spartans spring 2015 golf team.

Dustin Wolters, a 2014 graduate of Maryville High School in Maryville, MO, is currently a freshman in SWCC’s carpentry and building trades program. He was recruited to SWCC by Charlie Mundy, SWCC sports shooting coach.

Published March 2, 2015 10:07 am

Red Out Flyer

The Spartans men's basketball team will be facing Iowa Central is quarterfinal action Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center!  Be sure to wear red!