College News

Office 365 Education Web Page

Microsoft is offering Office 365 free to Southwestern Community College students! Simply visit the Microsoft Office 365 Education Web page, and type in your SWCC student email address (for example This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to confirm your eligibility (note: you must use your SWCC e-mail address; do not use a Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail or other address or it will not work). After you’ve done this, you will receive a confirmation email with directions on how to install the software.   

Tom Lesan, Randy Watts, and Dr. Barb Crittenden

Camblin Mechanical, Inc., of Atlantic, was recently awarded the 2017 Award of Excellence, for projects between $250,000 and $1 million, from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Iowa for the work they completed during the renovation of Southwestern Community College’s Instructional Center, room 220.

dodgeball

NOTE: Unfortunately, due to a lack of registrations, the dodgeball tourney has been canceled!

The SWCC golf team is hosting a dodgeball competition. Feb. 1, 2018, at 7 p.m. in the Spartan Gym.

  • $5 per person
  • Six-person teams
  • Must have one female on every team
  • Must have one SWCC student on every team (can be dual-enrolled)
  • Cash payout depending on number of teams
  • Single-elimination bracket-style tournament

Screenshot of SWCCyou Portal homepage

Southwestern’s new student portal, SWCCyou, is up and running! This system will replace the CampusConnect system. Complete instructions for logging in to SWCCyou follow:

Creston— The Southwestern Community College board of trustees met electronically on Tues., January 9, 2018, at 7:30 a.m., for their regular monthly board meeting. The meeting originated from the president’s office in the Administration Center. 

Application for Admission page

The SWCC application for admission is back up and running online! Click on the “APPLY NOW” link (to the upper right on the homepage) or head directly to the application for admission page, http://www.swcciowa.edu/apply

All students (returning students included) moving in to student housing at Southwestern Community College for the spring 2018 semester must report to the student housing office (in Spartan Suites) upon arrival to campus, to check-in to the dorms. The student housing office will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 13, and Sunday, Jan. 14. See you then!

The SWCC admissions office will be closed for winter break as of Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at noon. Offices will re-open on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at 8 a.m. If you need assistance in the meantime, please contact Cait Maitlen by email, with your name and program of interest, or contact your IowaWORKS representative at their office, located at 215 N. Elm St., in Creston.

Students touring Museum of Speed

Students from the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) automotive programs headed to the Museum of American Speed in Lincoln, NE, on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, for a great day of fun and learning.

Students browsing the Museum of Speed

Students from the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) automotive programs headed to the Museum of American Speed in Lincoln, NE, on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, for a great day of fun and learning.