Published May 28, 2020

SWCC collision repair/refinish students Sergio Sandoval and Artemio Sanchez with the donated sandpaper

Arnold Motors Automotive Parts Store of Creston recently donated sandpaper, valued at $2500, to the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) auto collision repair/refinish program.

Published July 8, 2019

SWCC welding fabrication team at nationals

CRESTON, Iowa—Southwestern Community College’s (SWCC’s) welding fabrication team came home from the 2019 SkillsUSA Championship, held June 24-28, 2019, in Louisville, KY, with a third-place national finish.

Published June 10, 2019

James Bourn with toolbox and tools

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) student James Bourn, of Elliott, was awarded the Automotive Career Starter Tool Set Award through the college’s Education Foundation.

This award was established by Nile Cornelison, who attended SWCC (at that time known as Creston Junior College) from 1960-62, in conjunction with Advance Auto Parts and the CARQUEST Technical Institute. The award includes the gift of a complete career starter tool set and tool chest.

Published April 1, 2019

Automotive and welding students with SWCC pedal car

Southwestern Community College students came home with a third place finish in the Summit Racing Pedal Car Challenge at the World of Wheels Car Show in Omaha, NE, from March 15-17, 2019. 

Published September 6, 2018

SWCC auto students and instructors pictured with new machine

Students and instructors from Southwestern Community College's automotive programs took time from their schedules to pose for a photo to thank the Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education (IADA) for a $5,700 grant awarded to SWCC for the purchase of a refrigerant recovery machine.