Articulation

Articulation provides all high school students in the area a chance to meet the required competencies of SWCC post-secondary, entry level courses. A common core of competencies for each SWCC course are agreed upon by high schools and SWCC. We have articulation agreements with all Area 14 schools, and many outside Area 14. A student validation form and course competencies checklist must be completed by the instructor and submitted to Southwestern's Admissions Office. Check with your counselor or contact Rachel Ramaeker to see if your school has an articulation agreement with Southwestern Community College. Schools that currently have an articulation agreement with SWCC should have a new updated Articulation Handbook on file in their principal's and counselor's office at their high school. Guidelines, procedures, and all forms are included in this handbook and can be copied as needed.

Career Academy Programs

Southwestern Community College has Tech Prep Agreements with 14 school districts, as listed below. Talk to your High School Counselor if you are interested in enrolling in a Career Academy Program at SWCC.
Central Decatur - Building Trades, Health
Clarke - Building Trades, Health
Corning - Automotive Mechanics, Building Trades, Business Systems Networking
Creston - Automotive Mechanics, Building Trades, Business Systems Networking, Health
East Union - Automotive Mechanics, Building Trades, Business Systems Networking, Health
Lenox - Health
Mormon Trail - Health
Mount Ayr - Health
Nodaway Valley - Automotive Mechanics, Health, Building Trades, Drafting
Orient-Macksburg - Automotive Mechanics, Business Systems Networking, Health, Building Trades
Red Oak - Building Trades, Business Systems Networking, Health
Villisca - Building Trades
Nishna Valley - Building Trades, Business Systems Networking
Shenandoah - Business Systems Networking, Health