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Southwestern's adult and continuing education department has two upcoming courses that may be of interest to those in SWCC's region: CDL Driver Prep Classes and Facebook and Digital Marketing Essentials both begin on March 8, 2021.

Course and registration information follows:

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Published February 18, 2021 8:58 am

SWCC Students,

I hope you are all staying safe and warm on these cold, snowy days!

As a reminder, Southwestern Community College is continuing all existing COVID-19 mitigation strategies, including the use of face coverings in all College facilities.

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Published February 12, 2021 9:51 am

-Live streamed from the Student Life Hub Facebook Group-
"Like" the page to get the link to this event!

Maddie Poppe will be performing live for Iowa community college students on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, at 7 p.m. This event is part of the spring 2021 virtual performances offered to Iowa community college students through the Iowa Community College Student Life Hub Facebook group.

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Published February 1, 2021 2:25 pm

On Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, the women’s and men’s basketball teams are scheduled to play Iowa Central Community College at 1 p.m. (women) and 3 p.m. (men). These two games will be available on the southwesternspartans.com live stream for free, thanks to the exclusive partnership between Iowa State Savings Bank and the Southwestern athletic department.

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Published January 28, 2021 4:21 pm

Join the Iowa Community College Student Life Hub on Facebook to get up-to-date information about spring 2021 virtual student activities!

SWCC students, the SWCC student activities department is working with the other Iowa community colleges to bring you virtual student activities throughout the spring 2021 semester. Links for these events may be found at swcciowa.edu/events or on the “Iowa’s Community College Student Life Hub” page on Facebook.

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Published January 14, 2021 10:58 am

Students who live in SWCC student housing may return to the residence halls on campus this Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, from 10 a.m.–6 p.m., or Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, from 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Published January 7, 2021 2:01 pm

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.  

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Published December 17, 2020 11:06 am

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 16, 2020 4:16 pm

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:

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Published December 11, 2020 4:57 pm

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.

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Published December 8, 2020 3:01 pm

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.

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Published November 24, 2020 2:22 pm

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. 

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Published November 23, 2020 9:53 am

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.

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Published November 16, 2020 9:40 am

For a limited time, select residents of western Iowa, who have graduated from Southwestern Community College, are eligible for $1,000 scholarships to enroll in distance education programs at one of Iowa's three state universities.

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Published November 12, 2020 3:42 pm

The Workplace Learning Network (WLN), a member of the Iowa Intermediary Network, housed at Southwestern Community College provides work-based learning activities to Region 14 School Districts through appropriated Iowa Legislative funds. As a requirement of the grant funding, a yearly Business Needs Assessment is sent to business and industry professionals within Region 14, covering school districts: Bedford; Central Decatur; Clarke; Creston; Diagonal; East Union; Lamoni; Lenox; Mormon Trail; Mount Ayr; Murray; Nodaway Valley; Orient-Macksburg; Red Oak; Southwest Valley; and Stanton.

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Published November 11, 2020 2:27 pm

The Iowa Intermediary Network has been working diligently to modify work-based learning opportunities to fit the current needs of educators, students, school districts, and employers, while ensuring equitable access across the state.

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Published November 11, 2020 11:25 am

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.

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Published November 10, 2020 4:30 pm

Southwestern Community College's Spring 2021 New Student Orientation will be offered virtually due to large group gathering restrictions in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic. New students should watch their email for additional details and instructions. Students will register for orientation utilizing the college’s online portal, SWCCyou. The email will provide instructions for how to login to SWCCyou so students may get started.

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Published November 4, 2020 4:30 pm

The spring 2021 semester at Southwestern Community College (SWCC) begins on Jan. 11, 2021. Registration is now open!

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Published November 3, 2020 10:14 am