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Oregon Coast Culinary Institute at SWOCC offers one of a kind programs in Baking/Pastry and Culinary Arts.
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Southwestern to renew accreditation, announces public comment phaseJanuary 13, 2020
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 nwccu.org, 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.
Southwestern Oregon Community College’s TRIO Student Support Services Club will be hosting its Third Annual Dodgeball Tournament on Southwestern’s Coos Campus, 1988 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay. The tournament will be held in the Student Recreation Center, February 22, 2020. Teams of five will kick off at 10 a.m. Uniforms or costumes are required to participate with prizes to be awarded for best uniform or costume. Medallions will be awarded to first and second place. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase.
Pre-registration is open now until February 17, 2020. The cost is $25 per team. Late registration will be open until February 21, 2020. Cost for late registration is $30 per team. To register email [email protected] or call 541-888-7494. All proceeds go to benefit the TRIO Student Support Services Club for cultural enrichment activities.
TRIO is a federally funded program that promotes and assists students transferring to a four-year university. TRIO students are low income, first generation college students, and/or have a documented disability.
Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) hosts a youth indoor soccer clinic directed by their very own nationally licensed soccer coaches Brad Williams and Gina Ramirez. ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME!
The clinic runs on Sundays from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in SWOCC’s recreation center gym on the following dates:
Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Feb. 23, March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22, March 29.
The cost is $10 as a drop-in fee, or $65 for all 8 weekly sessions (if paid in advance).
Over the course of 8 weeks, we will cover the technical skills of:
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All training sessions will end with a game encouraging use of newly acquired skills.
FOR REGISTRATION AND CLINIC INFORMATION: Contact Coach Gina Ramirez | Office: 541.888.1666 | [email protected]
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What Our Students Are Saying . . .
OCCI was the key to so many doors!
I learned the true definitions of discipline, sacrifice and humility, and then put them into practice. I had the honor of not only representing my school but my country in the IKA Culinary Olympics in Eurfurt Germany. Without the umbrella of OCCI none of that would have ever been possible. Now I feel like no challenge is unreasonable and nothing is unattainable in the culinary field.Maddie – OCCI Graduate and Culinary Olympics Champion
In high school, college was a dream I was so determined to turn into reality. But, as a small human in the midst of everything, it almost felt impossible. Now that my first year of college is coming to a close, I have never felt more determined and empowered to keep going and furthering my college career to come closer to finishing my academic education. Thank you, thank you, thank you! - Jorda Harlow, Bob and Debra Main ScholarshipJorda Harlow
“The SWOCC University Center provided me with a roadmap not only to assist with my educational needs, but provided the resources to connect with various opportunities such as scholarships and career opportunities. The University Center opened my eyes to the numerous possibilities that I can do with my degree. Jaimee is very helpful and knowledgeable. Now, I'm on track to graduate with my MBA in Business Administration. What is next for me is doctoral school, where I want to obtain a DBA in Business Marketing.”Amy Smith – University Center Student
I am 24 years old and will be a second-year nursing student next year. I live in Brookings and attend the Curry campus. SWOCC has given me the education to progress toward my goals of becoming a well-rounded nurse. I have always believed in compassionate care for individuals and have practiced this as I go throughout my clinical rotation. I love being able to care for people and create an atmosphere of kindness. Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity. - Lauren Cotten, DeArmond CTE ScholarshipLauren Cotten
"I came to Southwestern Oregon Community College because this school offered me opportunities that I could not get anywhere else. After graduation, I will transfer to a university and major in graphic design or digital media. With your help, you have brought my goals closer to reality. I cannot put into words how appreciative I am of that." - Kayla Flint, John W. Burles Memorial ScholarshipKayla Flint
- Lucius – South Africa