Published October 15, 2019

Spring 2020 scholarship flyer with Dec 1 deadline

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Education Foundation scholarship application for spring 2020 semester is open! The application may be completed online at The application deadline is Dec. 1, 2019.  

Students who are eligible to apply for spring scholarships include students who are new to Southwestern, as well as returning students who were not awarded a scholarship for the fall 2019 semester. The application and supporting materials must be submitted by Dec. 1, 2019, at 5 p.m. CST. Scholarships awarded must be utilized at Southwestern Community College during the 2019-20 academic year.

Questions regarding scholarships may be directed to Cait Maitlen, executive director of the SWCC Education Foundation. Spring 2020 semester at SWCC starts on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.

Published October 10, 2019

Jeff Wright speaking to criminal justice class

Jeff Wright, the public defender for the state of Iowa, was on campus Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, to speak with students in the criminal law and introduction to criminal justice classes.

Published October 9, 2019

 Spartan Spotlight is 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019! Interested in being a future Spartan? Register for Spartan Spotlight to learn what life as a Spartan is all about!

At Spartan Spotlight, visitors will hear from a panel of Southwestern student-athletes, meet with coaches, tour campus, and have the opportunity to meet with admissions representatives. Activities will be planned for parents, as well. Dinner is included in the visit and all visitors are invited to attend Southwestern's Community Appreciation Night Presented by Creston Automotive at the men's basketball game vs. Quakerdale Prep at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Gymnasium.


Published October 9, 2019

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at 5:30 p.m., in the Administration Center on the Creston campus.

The board approved the college’s annual dues to the American Association of Community Colleges.

Published October 8, 2019

CRESTON, IOWA – The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Educational Talent Search (ETS) program is the recipient of a $40,000 grant for supplemental STEM funding from the United States Department of Education.

The grant was written to increase ETS participants’ awareness of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields with a particular focus on computer science. The goal will be to develop students’ proficiency in the use of computer applications and to transition the participants from users of technology to developers of technology.

Published October 1, 2019

Tricky Treating header with jack-o-lantern

Register your team of four SWCC students now for U DECIDE Tricky Treating, a nighttime trick-or-treating scavenger hunt with a grand prize of $200 (4-$50 gift cards), which will take place on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at 7 p.m., as part of SWCC Week.

Published September 27, 2019

Guest speaker talking to a criminal justice class

The Southwestern Community College criminal justice classes hosted a number of guest speakers this past week.

Terry Cowman, associate director of intelligence for the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation,  visited the investigation class. Cowman talked about the Department of Public Safety and a previous case he closed. The case was a great example of investigation, information gathering, dealing with witnesses, etc.

Published September 26, 2019

Haunted Castle Graphic

The SWCC ag department is hosting a Haunted Farm at the Ag Site on Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12. Non-scary viewing of the Haunted Farm will take place from 7-8 p.m. and scary viewing will be from 9-11 p.m. The event will begin in the main parking lot on campus.

Published September 23, 2019

SWCC criminal justice students at Des Moines Police Department

Sept. 9-13, 2019, was a busy week for Southwestern Community College's (SWCC's) criminal justice program. The students heard from a number of speakers and the week included a workplace visit to the Des Moines Police Department and the Iowa Department of Public Safety. 

Published September 20, 2019

Students in line to get food at 2018 cookout

The student activities department is hosting a Campus-Wide Cookout on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Student Center, for SWCC students and employees.

Come enjoy a free barbecue lunch!