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Study at Southwestern Community College

Southwestern Community College, also referred to as SWCC, was established in 1966. However, its roots can be traced back to the Creston Community College which was founded in 1926. SWCC's main campus is spread across 406 acres of land in Creston, Iowa. In addition, the college offers classes in the Osceola Center, and the Red Oak Center.

Students of SWCC are offered associate's degrees and diplomas in various disciplines. The college also offers transfer programs that enable students to continue their education at other four-year institutes. In addition, adult and continuing education programs are also available.

The sports teams of Southwestern Community College are known as the Spartans. The students participate in sports including baseball, softball, cross country, basketball, and volleyball, and the teams compete in the ICCAC Region XI.

Profile of Southwestern Community College

The main campus of Southwestern Community College is in Creston, IA (a rural site not far from an urban area). The school is a public school. Southwestern Community College offers degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to nursing and emergency medicine.

Southwestern Community College Selectivity

Southwestern Community College admits all qualified candidates under its open-admission policy.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 1, 463 enrolled students.

Student Life

Southwestern Community College makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Southwestern Community College takes athletics seriously enough to offer athletic financial aid to a significant portion of its students.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Southwestern Community College exists in order that Area XIV community members have the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge sufficient for successful employment, higher education achievement, or adult and continuing education. "

Southwestern Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine100licensed practical nurse, registered nursing
Liberal Arts97liberal arts and sciences
Mechanics and Repair39automobile mechanics, autobody repair
Construction Trades23carpentry
Business and Management21business management, accounting technology
Computer Science and Engineering8web design, computer support, computer and info science, computer networking
office and Administration5administrative assistant
Agricultural Science and Management3agricultural operations
Engineering Technician3civil drafting
Medical administration2medical transcription

Contact: Southwestern Community College

Southwestern Community College

1501 W. Townline Street

Creston, IA 50801


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