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SWOCC offers academic and career focused programs designed to take you from school to work. 

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Study Culinary at OCCI

Oregon Coast Culinary Institute at SWOCC offers one of a kind programs in Baking/Pastry and Culinary Arts.

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Southwestern Accreditation Renewal: Public Comment Phase @ Tioga 506 (for any questions about the process)
Jan 13 – Mar 8 all-day

Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The college is updating its accreditation this year, a standard evaluation process that involves a visit from a NWCCU team and a public input and comment phase. The comment phase is open now through March 8. Interested parties can direct their comments to: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, 8060 165th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052; or learn more by calling the commission office at (425) 558-4224.

SWOCC underwent accreditation in 2012, and is keeping with the NWCCU’s accreditation schedule for this 2020 update. The College will host representatives from the commission for a formal visit April 8-10. For the public comment phase, signed comments are forwarded, as received, to the institution, evaluation committee and the commission.

Accreditation from NWCCU demonstrates that SWOCC meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer-review process. An accredited college or university is one that has the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Evaluating institutional integrity is part of the accrediting process.

To view a copy of NWCCU’s public notification and third-party comments regarding full-scale evaluation, visit, go to “Standards and Policies,” then “Operational Policies.”

For questions regarding SWOCC’s accreditation, contact Ali Mageehon, Vice President of Instruction, at (541) 888-7417.

Registration for Spring Term
Feb 24 – Apr 1 all-day
SWOCC & Beyond: America’s Healthcare System – Past, Present & Future
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Curious about Healthcare? SWOCC & Beyond invites you to join Mary Jane Labelle as she gives a presentation on America’s Healthcare System: Past, Present and Future. Learn about the experiences of a clinical nurse auditor from the early 1970s to the present. The focus will be on the transition of U.S. medical care reimbursement from fee-for-service to pre-universal healthcare.

This lecture meets on Tuesday, February 25, at 6:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Curry First Stop at 541-813-1667. The Curry Campus of Southwestern Oregon Community College is located at 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway in Brookings.

Educational Benefits for Veterans at SWOCC
Feb 26 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Are you a veteran? Do you have questions about the educational benefits available to you and your family? Get your questions answered by Shana Brazil, Veterans Services Coordinator at Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC). Shana will be at the Curry Campus in Brookings on Wednesday, February 26, to meet with veterans and family members to help them identify the benefits available to them.

Veterans can get help applying for educational benefits and applying for federal financial aid. Tuition assistance programs for veterans will also be discussed. Schedule an appointment to meet with Shana at the Curry Campus in Brookings. To learn more or schedule an appointment, please contact Shana Brazil at 541-888-7236 or email [email protected]

For more information, contact Curry First Stop at 541-813-1667. The Curry Campus of Southwestern Oregon Community College is located at 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway in Brookings.

Laker Women’s Basketball @ Prosper Hall
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Laker Men’s Basketball @ Prosper Hall
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Living the Laker Life on Instagram #ourcampus
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Instagram post 2238056212343481332_1518349156 One of our current veteran students is organizing a BATTLE BUDDY FUN RUN for April 18th, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. The event will consist of a 15+ obstacle courses throughout the Coos Bay campus, BBQ, music, raffles, and more! The money will start a Veteran Scholarship fund and help support local veteran organizations. Email to learn how you can help.
Instagram post 2237344956649189868_1518349156 Almost there! The deadline to submit your application for graduation this spring is THIS FRIDAY, February 7. Get those apps turned in, Lakers!
Instagram post 2233866024264336039_1518349156 REMINDER! The Early Bird deadline to submit your SWOCC Foundation scholarship application for the 2020-21 academic year is TOMORROW: Sat., 2/1. Complete yours now at (Final deadline 3/1, no exceptions). Questions? 541.888.7209 or
Instagram post 2228740317607904865_1518349156 It’s been a busy spirit week here at SWOCC, and the fun continued with delectable samples of food at the Multicultural Food Festival today at lunch! #SpiritWeek #OurCampus #lakernation
Instagram post 2228595332069268950_1518349156 ONE WEEK LEFT to submit your SWOCC Foundation Scholarship applications and meet the "Early Bird" deadline of Sat., February 1. Complete yours today at (Final deadline 3/1, no exceptions). Questions? 541.888.7209 or #SWOCCscholarships

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