College News

Published August 26, 2015 11:46 am

The women's basketball team is looking for energetic managers and practice players for the women's basketball team for the upcoming 2015-2016 season. It's a great way to get involved with on-campus activities.

This opportunity is open to all students. If interested, contact Leonard Erickson, SWCC assistant women's basketball coach, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Published August 24, 2015 10:54 am

NEW!  Due to the renovation underway in the 200-bay hallway of the Instructional Center, there are a number of classrooms and offices that will be temporarily relocated for the fall 2015 semester.  The classroom changes have been updated on the Fall 2015 Schedule of Classes  document on the college Web site as well.  Students, please view this document to verify the location for each of your classes.

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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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