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
Phone: 800.621.7440

DeptOfEd LogoIowa Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
Phone:  515.281.5294


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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,

Auto Collision Repair/Refinish Program & Automotive Repair Technology Program

ASE ColorSouthwestern 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,

Electrical Technology

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,

NACEP Accreditation

NACEP logo tealSouthwestern 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,