Southwestern Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and the Iowa Department of Education.
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
Iowa Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
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Specialized Accreditation for Academic Programs
Nursing Education - ADN & LPN Programs
Southwestern Community College's ADN and LPN programs are approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing, 400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite B, Des Moines, IA 50309, 515.281.3255, https://nursing.iowa.gov.
- Southwestern Community College Practical Nursing and Associate of Science degree, nursing curriculum meets state educational requirements for professional licensure in the states/jurisdictions of: American Samoa, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Island, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
- Southwestern Community College Practical Nursing and Associate of Science degree, nursing curriculum does not meet the state educational requirements for professional licensure in the states/jurisdictions of: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, and Washington.
Auto Collision Repair/Refinish Program & Automotive Repair Technology Program
Southwestern Community College's Auto Collision Repair/Refinish & Automotive Repair Technology programs are certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), 101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E. Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175, 703.669.6650, www.natef.org.
Southwestern Community College's Electrical Technology program is approved by the Iowa Electrical Examining Board Post-Secondary Electrical Program (PSEP), 215 E. 7th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319, 515.725.6147, www.dps.state.ia.us.
Southwestern Community College's concurrent enrollment programs are accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP), PO Box 578, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, 919.593.5205, www.nacep.org.