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Study at Southwestern Oregon Community College

Southwestern Oregon Community College, often referred to as simply Southwestern or SOCC, was established in May, 1961. The institute has a sprawling 157 acre campus in Coos Bay, Oregon. SOCC's recent Enrolments have been more than 14, 000 students every year.

A number of associate's degrees in arts, general studies, science, and applied science, and certificate programs are offered by Southwestern Oregon Community College. Distance learning as well as transfer programs are also available.

The sports teams of Southwestern Oregon Community College are members of the Northwest Athletic Association for Community Colleges and the National Junior College Athletic Association. The athletics department sponsors teams in baseball, cross country, golf, basketball, soccer, softball, track, volleyball, and wrestling. The teams are known as the Lakers.

Profile of Southwestern Oregon Community College

The main campus of Southwestern Oregon Community College is in Coos Bay, OR (a self-contained town). The school is a public school. Southwestern Oregon Community College offers degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to liberal arts and cooking and culinary arts.

Southwestern Oregon Community College Selectivity

Southwestern Oregon Community College admits all qualified candidates under its open-admission policy. Students attending the school come from a variety of places, in and out of state.


Southwestern Oregon Community College offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 2, 344 enrolled students. Older students (40+ years old, e. g. ) are welcome and common at Southwestern Oregon Community College.

Student Life

Many students at the school live in campus housing. Southwestern Oregon Community College makes available a lot of student housing. The school takes athletics seriously enough to offer athletic financial aid to a significant portion of its students.

Southwestern Oregon Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts111liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine27registered nursing, EMT paramedic, various nursing
Business and Management21entrepreneurship, accounting technology, sales and marketing, business management
Security and Law Enforcement19fire-fighting, juvenile corrections, criminal justice and police, criminal justice and safety, corrections
Computer Science and Engineering19computer networking, computer product certification, systems analyst, web design
Cooking and Culinary Arts18restaurant and catering management, pastry
Medical administration7medical transcription, medical secretary, medical receptionist
Family and Social Work6child care provider, social work, adult development and aging
Production Trades5welding
Medical Support and Technology4medical assistant
office and Administration2office management, general office occupations
Landscaping and Horticulture1turf management
Therapy and Counselling1substance abuse Counselling
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1athletic trainer
Conservation and Resource Management0forest technology
Engineering Technician0manufacturing tech
Science0biological and physical sciences
Education and Teaching0teacher aide

Contact: Southwestern Oregon Community College

Southwestern Oregon Community College

1988 Newmark Ave

Coos Bay, OR 97420-2193

General Phone: (541) 888-2525


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