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The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) automotive repair technology and collision repair/refinish programs have announced the 2015 Automotive Open House will be held Fri., April 10, 2015, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the automotive area in the Instructional Center.

During the Automotive Open House, visitors will be able to tour the automotive shops, meet the instructors, participate in a welding contest, compete in a tire changing contest, meet vendors, view vehicles in the car show, and enjoy food and fun.  Pre-registration is not required.

The Automotive Open House will be held in conjunction with SWCC's CTE Day, an event that gives potential students opportunities to explore the career and technical education programs at SWCC.

Students with pedal car

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Garrett Hogue (Left) and Zach Mullen (Right)

CRESTON — Southwestern Community College (SWCC) automotive collision repair/refinish students Zach Mullen of New Market and Garrett Hogue of Lenox took home second and fifth place finishes respectively at the 2014 SkillsUSA Championships held June 25-26, 2014, in Kansas City, MO.

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Garrett Hogue and Zach Mullen

CRESTON — Southwestern Community College auto collision repair/refinish students Garrett Hogue of Lenox and Zach Mullen of New Market took home first place honors at the Iowa SkillsUSA 2014 competition in Ankeny on Fri., May 2, 2014.

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