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Online/Distance Education

Affordable. Flexible. Completely online.

Southwestern Community College offers more than 400 online courses each semester. The credits you earn online may be used at SWCC or transferred to a four-year college or university. SWCC’s online courses offer you an affordable and flexible learning option without sacrificing student support.

Southwestern offers the following degrees completely online:

Classes are offered in various lengths ranging from four to 16 weeks.  Free online tutoring is available and students who qualify may receive financial aid assistance.  Once enrolled, you’ll have access to the SWCCyou portal, where you can view your schedule, check your mid-terms, look up your final grades, and more.

Have questions about online education? Chat with us.

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Have a smartphone? Get the mobile app!

In the app store search for "Canvas Student." When you download and open the app, it will ask for your school. Type in "Iowa" (not SWCC). Choose "Iowa Community college Online Consortium ICCOC."

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Southwestern Community College is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity (NC-SARA) Agreements.

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Access Your Online Class

View Online Course Schedule

View Course Syllabi

Online Textbook Information

Meet our director:

Doug Greene
Director of Distance Education

Phone: 641.782.1324

Technical problems?

Call the Canvas help desk at 844.214.6951 for 24/7 Canvas assistance. A dedicated and knowledgeable online staff is available to assist throughout your coursework.

Top10BestOnlineColleges 2017IOWA

Rated one of the best online associate degree programs in the country in 2019.

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