College News

Published January 7, 2013 8:15 am

Spring semester starts January 14!  Register now for spring 2013 classes.  To view, the entire schedule of classes visit the Class Schedule page.  If you are considering online classes, learn more at Distance Education.

To set up a schedule of classes for spring, contact your academic advisor, or, if you are not sure of your advisor or are a new SWCC student, contact the admissions department at 641.782.1421 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Published December 19, 2012 9:44 am

December 18, 2012, CRESTON, IA—Southwestern Community College (SWCC) has announced as of today, Steve Tussey of Orient will be the interim head coach for the Spartans’ women’s basketball team.  Tussey succeeds Brett Gilcrist, who has been head coach for the Spartans since 2010.  Earlier this week, Gilcrist cited personal reasons for leaving in his letter of resignation.  

Read more: Spartans Announce Interim Women’s Basketball Coach

Published December 18, 2012 9:05 am

CateyaPhipps StudentSenateFor the third year in a row, Southwestern Community College's Student Senate has adopted a family for the holidays through the Rural Iowa Crisis Center.  The group's donation of gifts and food were delivered to the Rural Iowa Crisis Center on Mon., December 17.  The donation for the group's adopted family was worth more than $200. 

The Rural Iowa Crisis Center provides safety and support services to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Adams, Ringgold, Taylor and Union counties in southwest Iowa.

Pictured at right is Student Senate member Cateya Phipps delivering the items.

Published December 13, 2012 2:41 pm

UglySweaterWinners 2012

The 2012 SWCC Ugly Sweater Contest was held Thurs., December 13, at noon in the Student Center.  There was a three-way tie for first place.  Shown above are contest winners (L to R) Megan Doubleday, John Doyle, and Tracy Kelley.  For more photos from the Ugly Sweater Contest visit SWCC's Facebook page.  Thanks to everyone who participated!

NOTE:  Do not take offense if the sweater you are wearing today resembles one of the Ugly Sweater Contest winners.  It's all in how you wear it!

Published December 11, 2012 3:45 pm


bookstore ads

Published December 10, 2012 11:27 am

CRESTON — The Trio Educational Talent Search (ETS) program at Southwestern Community College is offering free ACT Test prep courses for all ETS high school participants the morning of Saturday, January 5, 2013.    

Two options are available for students who attend:  
Option 1 – 8 a.m. to noon.  Students who choose Option 1 will be participating in a mock exam consisting of the same conditions as the official ACT exam.  
Option 2 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Students who choose Option 2 will attend three break-out sessions (math, English/reading and science).  

Read more: ACT Prep Course to be Offered in January

Published December 6, 2012 2:00 pm

ChamberSingers 2012

The Southwestern Community College Chamber Singers will perform Holiday Carols in Concert this Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. in the SWCC Performing Arts Center theater. Cost of admission is $10 a person and $5 for students and seniors.

The repertoire will include works by Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Christiansen, Shaw, Burt, and Mattson. It will be directed by conductor Ryan Howe, SWCC professional music instructor.

Published December 3, 2012 2:57 pm

SWCC students and faculty are hosting SWCC's first-ever Fall Poster Day, on Thursday, December 6, from noon-1 p.m. in room 180 of the Instructional Center.  During Poster Day, SWCC students will be sharing research projects they have been working on during the fall 2012 semester.  Topics will range from psychology to biology to environmental issues.  Posters will be on display and the presenters will be available for questions during this hour-long event.

Hope to see you there!

Published December 3, 2012 11:16 am

spaghettigraphicThe Southwestern Community College carpentry & building trades programs are hosting a spaghetti dinner this Thursday, December 6, 2012, from 4-7 p.m. at the Osceola Hy-Vee Cafeteria. The cost is $6 per person.

Funds raised during this event will assist with expenses incurred during the carpentry program's home rebuilding trips.

Published November 26, 2012 10:28 am

SWCC ChamberChoir201112 ForHomepage
The Southwestern Community College Chamber Singers will be on tour this week presenting "Holiday Carols in Concert" in the Des Moines area.  ALL concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.  A free-will offering will be taken.  The concerts will feature works by Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Christiansen, Shaw, Burt and Mattson.   Pictured above:  2011-12 Concert Choir.

Students come to Creston from across the country and even outside of the United States to complete Southwestern’s professional music degree.  The talent of this group is incredible.  Ryan Howe, SWCC professional music instructor, will be the conductor.

Concert dates and locations follow:

Read more: Chamber Choir on Holiday Tour in Des Moines