News & Announcements

SWCC Ag Students Presenting

The first annual Ag Day was held at the SWCC Red Oak Center on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. More than 40 students from Red Oak and Shenandoah High Schools participated in the day.

Read more: Red Oak Center Hosts Ag Day

SWCC HHR on track at 2016 Speedway Night

SWCC Night at the Adams County Speedway in Corning is scheduled for Saturday, June 3, 2017.  Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps start at 6:30 p.m., and racing begins at 7 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seventh-12th graders, and sixth grade and under are free.  Representatives from SWCC will be on-hand with games, prizes, college information, and giveaways. SWCC has two options for students interested in a career in automotive--auto collision repair/refinish and automotive repair technology.

Race night is aired on KCSI, 95.3 FM, of Red Oak.  For additional information, please visit

Gary McVay and Gavin Monroe

Gary McVay (at left in photo), of Creston, and Gavin Monroe (at right in photo), of Afton, both students in SWCC’s information technology systems networking (ITSN) program, competed at the SkillsUSA competition at DMACC in Ankeny on Friday, April 28, 2017.

Read more: ITSN Students Place in SkillsUSA Competition

Beginning Monday, May 8, 2017, the SWCC Shoppe will be buying back textbooks and students will be able to return rental textbooks.  Buyback runs all week, May 8-12, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., each day.

Read more: Textbook Buyback Begins May 8 at the SWCC Shoppe

4 graduates from 2016

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) spring commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center gymnasium.  The commencement speaker will be Randy Hughes, retiring SWCC history instructor.

Read more: Spring Commencement is May 12

Happiness Sprinkling participants with signs

Thanks to everyone for an amazing Pay it Forward (PIF) Week from April 15-21!  The involvement from across campus was unbelievable this year.  All your hard work is very much appreciated and the impact was felt community-wide. 

Read more: Great Job Making PIF Week Successful