College News

Published April 19, 2018 11:07 am

Spring 2018 PTK Inductees

Southwestern Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society held its Spring Induction on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the Allied Health and Science Center, room 900, on Southwestern’s Creston campus.

Read more: SWCC honor society holds Spring 2018 Induction

Published April 18, 2018 4:15 pm

Students helping with Meals from the Heartland

Thanks to everyone who assisted with Meals from the Heartland! Today, in the SWCC Student Center gymnasium, 75,384 meals were packaged by approximately 500 volunteers ranging in age from fourth grade to 90 years old. And as a bonus, 16,200 of the meals packaged will stay in the area. Way to Pay it Forward!

Published April 18, 2018 3:50 pm

People browsing Poster Day posters

The academic work of Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students will be on display during Spring 2018 Poster Day, on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the SWCC Student Center gymnasium.

Read more: Spring 2018 Poster Day April 25

Published April 18, 2018 3:35 pm

Human Library with students

Kelly Franklin, English instructor, and her composition students will be hosting a Human Library in the Instructional Center, room 220, on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 9 a.m.-noon, as part of SWCC’s Pay it Forward Week.

Read more: Human Library open for business on Thursday

Published April 17, 2018 1:43 pm

Tyler Folkerts

Country singer-songwriter and former The Voice contestant Tyler Folkerts will be performing during the SWCC Dance Marathon in the Student Center gymnasium on Wednesday, April 18. The SWCC Dance Marathon is set to run from 6-10 p.m. with Folkerts performing from 6-8 p.m. The public is invited!

Read more: Tyler Folkerts Performing at SWCC Dance Marathon

Published April 12, 2018 4:15 pm

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Center on the Creston campus.

In personnel, the board approved early retirement requests from Steve Schmalzried, automotive repair technology instructor, and Sharon Dunfee, distance education office assistant.

Read more: Southwestern’s Board of Trustees Holds April 2018 Meeting

Published April 10, 2018 4:03 pm

The Beta Eta Nu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will be holding its Spring Induction on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the Allied Health and Science Center, room 900, on Southwestern Community College’s Creston campus.

Read more: Phi Theta Kappa Induction this Sunday

Published April 4, 2018 5:10 pm

PIF Logo

PIF Week is coming! A big week with a lot of activities is planned for 2018. A list of events follows, but remember to Pay it Forward on your own as well. To learn more about PIF Week, please visit

Read more: 2018 PIF Week schedule announced

Published April 4, 2018 11:17 am

ACGC High School's first place team

Southwestern Community College’s welding program hosted their 2018 Welding Skills Challenge and Industry Career Fair for high school students on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in the college’s Technical Center.

Read more: High school welding students compete at SWCC

Published March 30, 2018 3:52 pm

collison repair-refinish

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) auto collision repair/refinish program is one of 163 career and technical education programs nationwide recognized by The Collision Repair Education Foundation through its new designation program called the Collision School Career Readiness Benchmark.

The Collision Repair Education Foundation launched the Collision School Career Readiness Benchmark in 2016. Through the program, the foundation classifies schools in three tiers: Tier 1, advanced; Tier 2, proficient; and Tier 3, developing. SWCC is one of 17 schools receiving Tier 1 designation.

Jeff Magneson, SWCC auto collision repair/refinish instructor, said this recognition is a huge testament for the quality of SWCC’s program.

“This benchmark validates the work SWCC and the program’s advisory committee have put into the collision repair program to make it one of the best for future technicians,” Magneson stated. “We are especially excited to extend this program to area high school students next fall.”

Starting fall 2018 semester, SWCC’s auto collision repair/refinish program will be offered as a Career Academy to high school students in SWCC’s region, meaning high school students will be able to enroll in collision repair/refinish college classes and receive credit at both their high school at SWCC. Upon high school graduation, students will then have the option to continue on to a full program in collision repair/refinish. SWCC offers a one-year diploma program and a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program in auto collision repair/refinish.