Published October 20, 2021

Guest speakers talking to criminal justice class

Southwestern Community College's criminal justice program welcomed guest speakers Alex Murphy and Nicci Gregg to class on Oct. 14, 2021, to teach students about child welfare. Murphy is a social worker 3, while Gregg is a supervisor with the Department of Human Services.

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Published October 19, 2021

Left to right: Senator Tom Shipley, Vice President of Instruction Lindsay Stoaks, and SWCC President Marge Welch

Iowa State Senator Tom Shipley was on campus today touring SWCC's home simulation-lab, constructed for the electrical technology and carpentry and building trades programs. This lab area, located in the Agricultural Sciences Center, simulates a real home allowing students opportunities to complete hands-on tasks related to their career fields in a safe and structured environment.

Published October 14, 2021

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at 5:30 p.m., in the board room of the Administration Center.

The board approved consent agenda items, including the tentative agenda, payables, and depository resolution.

Published October 13, 2021

SWCC nursing student holding stethoscope

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Red Oak Center is hosting a Nursing Program Open House, on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 4-7 p.m., to feature the college’s nursing program and highlight Red Oak’s registered nursing offerings. Future SWCC students and the general public are invited to attend.

Published October 8, 2021

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) has signed and returned to the Department Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) program which provides Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

Published October 7, 2021

I am PTK logo

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is an amazing organization for academics and leadership. If you got an invite to join PTK, but aren’t sure how to proceed, these upcoming meeting are great opportunities to become involved and learn more:

Published October 1, 2021

The Spartan Café was recently notified they will receive the Creston Chamber of Commerce Hi-Five Recognition for October 2021!

Published September 28, 2021

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met electronically in special session on Tuesday, Sept. 28., at 8 a.m.

During the meeting, the board approved the employment of Marc Elcock for the position of criminal justice instructor for the 2021-22 academic year. Elcock will replace Travis Hamilton, who is leaving Southwestern for other employment.

Published September 27, 2021

CTE Day banner with photo collage of students working in technical careers

Did you know SWCC has more than 20 career-related programs? 

Whether you select agriculture, automotive, carpentry, criminal justice, electrical, industrial technology, information technology, nursing, etc., CTE Day will give you a chance to explore a field and learn about related careers you could pursue. CTE Day will be held on the SWCC Creston campus on Friday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Published September 23, 2021

SWCC students posing for the camera at the Creston Balloon Days parade

SWCC employees and students have been busy throughout the college’s region participating in high school homecoming parades! Watch for SWCC in a parade near you!

The parade line-up for fall 2021 follows: