Published April 8, 2021

The SWCC Shoppe is now taking book reservations for the summer 2021 terms and the fall 2021 semester classes. Please head to the SWCC Shoppe Textbook Order Form if you would like to place your book reservations online.

Published April 7, 2021

Pay it Forward (PIF) Week at SWCC is next week, April 12-16, 2021! Are you ready to pay it forward? You will find a number of group activities, as well as ways you can PIF individually on the 2021 PIF Activities page. The Red Oak Center PIF Week schedule is available there as well.

Published April 5, 2021

In an email to Southwestern students and employees on Monday, April 5, SWCC Dean Kim Bishop announced a COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be offered on campus on Thursday, April 8. The content of the email follows:

Published April 1, 2021

Fall 2021 time to register for classes graphic

Registration is now open for the fall 2021 semester! Returning students are encouraged to register for classes with their academic advisors at their earliest convenience to make sure they get the classes they need. 

Published April 1, 2021

Pay it Forward (PIF) week is coming April 12-16, 2021! During PIF Week, SWCC students, faculty, and staff get involved by encouraging positive behaviors and service to the community.  The hope is that these efforts will ripple and spread community-wide in Creston, Osceola, and Red Oak.

Published March 19, 2021

SWCC grad with decorated hat including Spartan logo

We are proud of our Spartan alumni! They are doing great things in Iowa and around the world. The Spartan Spotlight will help us feature some of our grads and tell you more about their career paths.

Published March 18, 2021

The schedule of classes for fall 2021 semester has been posted!

SWCC Fall 2021 Class Schedule 

Published March 15, 2021

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees held its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. The board held the meeting electronically due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first action item on the agenda was consideration of the fiscal year 2022 budget. A public hearing was held and no oral or written objections or petitions were heard or submitted. The board approved the budget as presented.

Published March 9, 2021

Dr. Barb Crittenden

CRESTON, Iowa—Dr. Barb Crittenden, who has been president at Southwestern Community College since November 1996, announced today she will retire later this year. Crittenden made her announcement during this evening’s regular monthly board meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the college’s Administration Center.

“I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of Southwestern for nearly 40 years, including the past 24 years as president,” said Crittenden. “During that time, faces and names have changed, but the college has consistently had a strong core of faculty, staff, and board members who believe in the mission of community colleges and work hard every day to provide opportunities for the students and communities we serve.”

Published March 4, 2021

Summer 2020 Rocket Camp Participants

Who: ETS participants who have completed 8th grade through 11th grade
When: July 5-9, 2021
Where: Southwestern Community College, Creston Campus

TRIO Talent Search (TS) participants (8th-11th grade) will get hands-on experience building robots and shooting off rockets at STEM camp this summer at Southwestern Community College. STEM camp curriculum will provide unique opportunities for students to learn engineering design, scientific process, technological literacy, and mathematics in contexts that students find engaging and understand.