News & Announcements

Administrators at Southwestern Community College (SWCC) have decided to combine spring and summer commencement ceremonies for the 2019-20 academic year. All students graduating from SWCC during the 2019-20 academic year will be invited to participate in the Friday, May 8, 2020, commencement, at 7:30 p.m., in the Student Center gymnasium.

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Published January 13, 2020 4:53 pm

Registration for spring semester is underway! New students should apply for admissions online and contact the admissions department to register for classes: 641.782.1421 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Published December 16, 2019 11:15 am

It's Finals Week!
Students, good luck on finals and when you need a break from studying, remember these student activities:
  • Sunday, Dec. 15, 10 p.m. - Breakfast at night, Student Center
  • Monday, Dec. 16, 8-9 p.m. - Walking tacos, Student Center
  • Tuesday, Dec. 17, 8-9 p.m. - Candy buffet/yogurt bar, Student Center
  • Wednesday, Dec. 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. - Stress Free Zone, Student Center
  • Wednesday, Dec. 18, 8-9 p.m. - Sliders & leftovers, Student Center

Final examinations for courses within the arts and sciences division are scheduled from Monday, Dec. 16, through Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. Students enrolled in career and technical education programs are advised to contact their instructors regarding final exams. For the complete schedule, listing dates and times, please visit the following link: Final Exam Schedule.

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Published December 16, 2019 11:04 am

Southwestern Community College's business and information technology department is hosting a Regional High School Business Contest on Friday, Dec. 13, from approximately 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This event will bring more than 200 area high school business students to campus to compete in a variety of business-related contests such as accounting, banking and finance, word processing, interview skills, extemporaneous speaking, graphic design, etc.

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Published December 10, 2019 4:38 pm

The residence halls will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, to Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, for winter break. Students may return to campus on Saturday, Jan. 11, to be let into their rooms from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. or Sunday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Please contact your RA or residence hall coordinator to return to your room/apartment or you can report to the housing office in Spartan Suites for assistance.

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Published December 4, 2019 9:56 am

Come listen to the amazing voices of the Southwestern Community College Chamber Singers as they perform Holiday Carols in Concert on the SWCC campus in the Performing Arts Center, 1501 W. Townline St., Creston, on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. 

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Published November 21, 2019 11:01 am

During the spring of 2019, the Southwestern Community College board of trustees approved an expansion project at the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) agricultural site. The project is estimated at $1.8 million and construction began during summer 2019.

The project includes the following additions to the main facility at the SWCC Ag Site, which is located just north of the Creston campus:
• One 45-person classroom (approximately 1,000 square feet)
• One 24-person lab-style room (approximately 1,000 square feet)
• One 24-person classroom (approximately 750 square feet)
• Student lounge
• Mud room
• Two faculty offices

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Published November 19, 2019 10:08 am

Make a name for yourself during a four-hour FREE event for SWCC students on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Center.

During this event, SWCC students can stop by and make a name or letter art print. Students may choose to make a print for themselves or make a gift for someone else.

This event is being brought to campus by the SWCC student activities department.

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Published November 19, 2019 9:02 am

Classes will not be held and offices, including the Osceola and Red Oak Centers, will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to allow Southwestern employees and students to attend the Celebration of Life service for Southwestern Vice President of Instruction Bill Taylor. The services will be Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. in the Southwestern Community College gymnasium.

Arrangements are being handled by Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center in Creston. Additional details may be found on their website:

SPARTAN CAFE HOURS: The Spartan Cafe hours for Tuesday, Nov. 12, are 8-10 a.m. and 2-7 p.m. Sack lunches will be available for pick-up before 10 a.m.

BASKETBALL GAMES: The women's and men's basketball games scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12, have been rescheduled. The women will play tonight, Nov. 11, at Marshalltown CC at 6 p.m. The men will play at Highland CC Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m.

Please view Southwestern's Master Calendar for all cancelations and postponements. 

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Published November 9, 2019 11:41 am

Bill Taylor

Spartan Nation is shaken and hurting today as we mourn the loss of our colleague, mentor, coach, and friend, Vice President of Instruction Bill Taylor. Bill was extremely respected at Southwestern Community College; a humble and dedicated leader who would help anywhere needed at any time of day or night. His legacy will live on at Southwestern for years to come. Our thoughts are with Bill's family.

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Published November 8, 2019 11:11 am

SWCC students, register NOW for intramural volleyball! Registration is open through Friday, Nov. 1. The first games will be played on Monday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m., in the Student Center gymnasium. Sign up sheets are in the Spartan Suites lobby.

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Published October 29, 2019 9:24 am

The SWCC Shoppe will be hosting its 2019 Holiday Open House on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

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Published October 28, 2019 11:09 am

It is almost time to register for spring 2020 courses at Southwestern Community College (SWCC)!

Returning career and technical education students will begin registering on Oct. 30 and Nov. 1. Returning arts and sciences students will begin registering on Nov. 4. New SWCC students may register starting Nov. 11.

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Published October 28, 2019 9:51 am

The SWCC Computer Club is hosting a chili supper at on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m., in the Instructional Center, room 180. The chili supper will precede the Computer Club's raffle drawing for its fundraiser.

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Published October 21, 2019 11:34 am

 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.

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Published October 9, 2019 4:55 pm

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.

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Published October 1, 2019 10:13 am

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!

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Published September 20, 2019 9:19 am

Fall Assessment Day is Friday, Sept. 27. Due to the training employees will be required to attend, keep the following in mind that day:

  • Staff Assessment Day will be 8-10 a.m. in the Instructional Center, room 180. During this time, SWCC offices will be closed so employees can attend their training.
  • Faculty Assessment Day will be 12:30-3:30 p.m., in the Instructional Center, room 180. Classes will NOT meet after 12 p.m.

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Published September 19, 2019 9:25 am

Hypnotist Jim Wand will be performing on campus Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, from 12-1 p.m., in the Student Center gymnasium.

Always a fan favorite, Wand travels the world with his one-of-a-kind hypnotist show. This event is free to SWCC students and employees.

Everyone in attendance is offered the opportunity to be hypnotized.

This event, which is free to SWCC students and employees, is being organized by Tracey Evans, student activities coordinator.

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Published September 12, 2019 9:59 am

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) criminal justice majors heard and learned from those working in the profession during the first two weeks of classes. 

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Published September 6, 2019 9:04 am