College News

Published May 16, 2017 4:01 pm

PTK Food Drive Items

Thanks to everyone who donated to the Phi Theta Kappa food drive!  The items are boxed and ready to be delivered to food pantries in Afton, Creston, Murray, and Osceola. 

Published May 16, 2017 10:47 am

Spartan Cafe logo

The Spartan Cafe is open during summer 2017, through June 30, from 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The daily menu is featured on the bottom right corner of the SWCC homepage under "Spartan Cafe Specials" heading.

Read more: Spartan Cafe Summer 2017 Hours

Published May 15, 2017 8:27 am

Shelby Freestone signing

Dallas Center-Grimes (DCG) High School softball outfielder Shelby Freestone has committed to the Spartans of Southwestern Community College for 2017-18.

Read more: Spartan Softball Gains DCG Outfielder

Published May 12, 2017 4:52 pm

SWCC Ag Students Presenting

The first annual Ag Day was held at the SWCC Red Oak Center on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. More than 40 students from Red Oak and Shenandoah High Schools participated in the day.

Read more: Red Oak Center Hosts Ag Day

Published May 12, 2017 4:43 pm

SWCC HHR on track at 2016 Speedway Night

SWCC Night at the Adams County Speedway in Corning is scheduled for Saturday, June 3, 2017.  Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps start at 6:30 p.m., and racing begins at 7 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seventh-12th graders, and sixth grade and under are free.  Representatives from SWCC will be on-hand with games, prizes, college information, and giveaways. SWCC has two options for students interested in a career in automotive--auto collision repair/refinish and automotive repair technology.

Race night is aired on KCSI, 95.3 FM, of Red Oak.  For additional information, please visit

Published May 11, 2017 2:52 pm

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in the SWCC Administration Center for their regular monthly board meeting.

Read more: Southwestern’s Board of Trustees Holds May 2017 Meeting

Published May 11, 2017 8:56 am

On Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7, the Southwestern Spartans traveled to the 2017 regional track meet hosted by Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs. The Spartans put everything on the line to finish the season with a remarkable performance.

Read more: Spartans Show Team Improvement at 2017 Regionals

Published May 11, 2017 8:51 am

The Southwestern Spartan women’s golf team traveled to Ankeny to compete in their Regional Championship on Friday, April 28, 2017. The Spartans competed against some stiff competition and almost came up with some national championship qualifiers in the shortened event. The event was shortened to 18 holes with brutal weather conditions taking place all throughout the competition.

Read more: Spartan Women Compete in ICCAC Region XI Championship

Published May 5, 2017 2:48 pm

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) came home with four gold medal finishes following the Iowa SkillsUSA competition on Friday, April 28, at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny.  These first place finishes qualify the students for national SkillsUSA competition in Louisville, KY, from June 18-23.

Read more: SWCC Students Headed to National 2017 SkillsUSA Competition

Published May 4, 2017 9:46 am

Joel Hartstack and Jamie Young with awards

Joel Hartstack, of Corning, and Jamie Young, of Humeston, both automotive collision repair/refinish students, recently placed at the SkillsUSA competition at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Ankeny on Friday, April 28, 2017.

Read more: Collision Repair Students Place at State Contest