Automotive News

Dawn Roach and fellow student at museum in Lincoln, NE

Southwestern Community College automotive repair technology student Dawn Roach (pictured above, at right) recently wrote an article that has been published in Tomorrow's Technician magazine and on

Roach and her SWCC automotive classmates and instructors traveled to Lincoln, NE, late last year to tour the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed. The article talks about their trip to the museum, as well as about Roach's decision to enter the automotive field.

Read Roach's article: "Why Auto Technology? New Experiences Every Day" 

SWCC offers programs in the automotive field--auto collision repair/refinish and automotive repair technology.

To see additional information about the SWCC automotive programs' field trip to Lincoln, NE, read "Historic grounding at the Museum of American Speed."

Students touring Museum of Speed

Students from the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) automotive programs headed to the Museum of American Speed in Lincoln, NE, on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, for a great day of fun and learning.

Read more: Auto Repair Tech Students Tour Museum of Speed

Valve Cover Car Race winners with instructors

Eight cars raced this year in the automotive department's Valve Cover Car Races held during CTE Day on April 8, 2016, on Southwestern Community College's Creston campus. 

Read more: Valve Cover Car Race Winners for 2016

SWCC IADA winners with instructors

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students Richard Welsch and Travis Stalder, both juniors from Nodaway Valley High School in Greenfield, placed eighth in the hands-on portion of the 2015 Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)/Iowa Automobile Dealers Association (IADA) High School Automotive Skills Contest on Friday, December 11, 2015, at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. This competition recognizes some of the best high school auto technicians in the state.

Read more: Automotive Students Place at Iowa Skills Contest