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Profile of Southwestern College

Southwestern College is a "skills-first" institution of learning with five campus locations spanning the states of Ohio and Kentucky. The college prepares its students for future employment by training them in basic skills with real-world applications. Students can earn associate's degrees, diplomas, or certificates in various Course Topics in the allied health, information technology, criminal justice, and business fields. Originally known as the Southwestern College of Business, the institution began as a two-campus school with locations in Hamilton, Ohio and Franklin, Ohio. Over the years, the college expanded to five campus locations and now boasts four Ohio campuses as well as a campus located in Florence, Kentucky. In 2004, Southwestern was purchased by Lincoln Educational Services Corporation, which also owns and operates over twenty other schools including eight Lincoln Technical Institute schools.

Points of Distinction
  • Career Counselling
  • Financial flexibility
  • Student employment services
  • Placement services for graduates
  • Fully accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Course Topics

Southwestern offers associate's degrees in the following fields of study:

  • Business Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Network Communications and Information Systems
In addition, the college offers diploma and certificate programs in the following disciplines:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Coding and Billing
  • Network Communications and Information Systems
  • Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Technology
  • Phlebotomy
Southwestern College Admissions

Prospective applicants for admission should begin by completing an online form, after which an admissions representative will be in touch to answer questions and provide information and application materials. Interested students are invited to visit the college and tour the campus.

Southwestern College Faculty Quality

Southwestern boasts a skilled and knowledgeable faculty dedicated to the professional development of each student. Instructors work with students on a one-on-one basis, helping each student master the skills needed to get the job the student wants. Faculty members are well-connected career service professionals, many of which have a good amount of work experience in the same fields they teach.

Southwestern College Student Enrolment

Enrolment varies by campus and ranges from a low of about 280 students to a high of over 800. Total student population across all five campus locations is in excess of 2, 300. Approximately 85% of the total Student Enrolment is female.

Southwestern College Student Life

Southwestern is a commuter college and as such, does not offer student housing. Most of the campuses, however, have plenty of available free parking. The Dayton campus offers a beautiful river view and fast access to the city. The Franklin campus is housed in a renovated elementary school built in 1931 that still retains its classic appearance. Both Cincinnati campuses offer computer laboratories and medical labs. The Kentucky campus in Florence is conveniently located off the Route 75 expressway just 10 minutes south of Cincinnati.

Programs of Study

(Note:Not all programs are necessarily available at all locations. )

  • Accounting
Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Health and Human Services
  • Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Management and Administration
  • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science General
  • Business Administration and Management General
  • General office Occupations and Clerical Services
Medical Assisting and Nursing
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
Medical and Dental Administration
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller
Medical and Pharmaceutical
  • Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
Southwestern College Degrees or Coursework

(Note:Not all degrees and coursework are necessarily available for all programs of study. )

Degrees or Coursework
  • Coursework
Southwestern College Campus Locations

  • Florence
  • Cincinnati (2 locations)
  • Denver
  • Franklin

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