Published December 17, 2020

2019-20 Bright Scholars Emily Donner and Tessa Powers

High school seniors who are headed directly to Southwestern Community College (SWCC) for the fall 2021 semester now have an additional scholarship possibility to consider applying for this spring. This scholarship has the potential to allow the recipient/s to graduate debt-free at the end of four years of college!

The Bright Scholars of Iowa Award is given to qualifying Iowa high school seniors who are strong academically but may lack the financial means to enable them to earn a college degree. Students must maintain full-time enrollment in an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science program at SWCC with the intent to transfer to a four-year Regent institution in the state of Iowa.  

Published December 16, 2020

Creston Police officers holding the donated bears

As part of a Criminal Justice Club fundraiser, SWCC criminal justice students delivered customized teddy bears to local police departments this week for use when comforting young victims of crime or tragedy. 

The criminal justice program had been accepting monetary donations since October for this fundraiser.

PHOTO ABOVE: Creston police officer Mitch Pashek and Sgt. Jared Auten pose with two of the donated bears.

PHOTO BELOW: SWCC criminal justice students ready to deliver the bears.

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Published December 11, 2020

Sprayer in field

Southwestern Community College was recently awarded a $164,375 Coronavirus Relief Registered Apprenticeship Incentive Program for Post-Secondary Institutions grant. The college will utilize its funds to launch an apprenticeship training program for the agronomy industry for the occupations of commercial pesticide applicators and agronomy-related CDL drivers. Throughout the 2,000-hour registered apprenticeship program, participants will have the opportunity to earn the following industry-recognized third-party certifications:

Published December 11, 2020

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting was held electronically due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published December 8, 2020

Wanting to earn additional college credits during winter break? Southwestern offers a four-week online winterim session from Dec. 23-Jan. 22. Courses are available in a variety of subject areas including art, business, health, humanities, government, psychology, and sociology.

Published November 24, 2020

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) has signed and returned the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act certification and agreement form and intends to use the funds to provide the mandated amount of at least 50 percent of the emergency financial aid grants to students.

Published November 23, 2020

Buyback image with textbooks

Fall 2020 semester is winding down and it will soon be time to sell your textbooks! The SWCC Shoppe, Southwestern Community College's bookstore, has partnered with MBS Textbook Exchange, the nation's largest textbook wholesaler, to offer you the best prices for your used books online. This online buyback will be open from Dec. 7-16, 2020. 

Published November 19, 2020

Students who are planning to graduate at the end of the spring 2021 semester or a summer 2021 session should complete the graduation application in the SWCCyou portal. Login to SWCCyou and go to the ‘Students’ tab. Then click on ‘Forms.’

Published November 16, 2020

Sean Bott event poster

Get ready to have your mind blown, with lots of laughs included! Comedy Mentalist Sean Bott will be performing virtually for Iowa community college students on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at 7 p.m. The link is provided at the end of this article.

Published November 13, 2020

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees held their regular board meeting electronically on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting was held electronically due to the COVID-19 pandemic.