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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.
Oregon Coast Culinary Institute’s Ice Team takes home GoldFebruary 6, 2020
Southwestern Students Recognized for Academic Honors Fall Term 2019February 6, 2020
Physics Talk at Southwestern – Science at CERN: The World’s Largest Particle AcceleratorJanuary 31, 2020
Southwestern calls for Distinguished Alumni nominationsJanuary 31, 2020
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 (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]
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.
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What Our Students Are Saying . . .
I came to SWOCC to play basketball and study Criminal Justice, yet I have come out of my first year with more than only those two things. SWOCC gave me the chance to learn from wonderful professors, play basketball, and also live in a beautiful place.
On the academic end of it, SWOCC let me be interactive in all my classes with small class sizes and a large variety of people from different steps in life. On the athletic end of it, they have wonderful sports facilities with a very prideful program.
SWOCC also gave me the chance to live and experience the beautiful west coast. The lake on campus, vast beaches, and endless hikes add something special to your experience.Reagan – Canada
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
I would like to thank the Mike Groben Scholarship donor who has honored me with the gift of this scholarship. This generous gift will ease financial burdens which will, in turn, help me achieve a dream that started 27 years ago - to further my education and earn my Associates degree in Digital Design. It is often hard to ask for help. I am touched and very thankful to people who are willing to help people succeed. I hope I may be able to pay it forward to a student like myself one day and honor them. My family and I thank you for this scholarship. - Anthony Williams, Mike Groben ScholarshipAnthony Williams
I am attending the Brookings campus of Southwestern Oregon Community College. I maintain a high grade-point average of 4.0, and I am an active community member that participates in community service and community involvement. I also work part time at a local business in my newly sought profession, Business and Accounting. Thank you again so much for this gift and wonderful opportunity to follow my dreams and obtain a college degree to help me find a higher paying job in the profession that I love. - Donna Miller-Crabtree, Bezzarides ScholarshipDonna Miller-Crabtree
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
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