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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.
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.
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.
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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
I am hoping to get an associates degree in nursing here at the Curry Campus before transferring to a 4-year college to get a bachelor's degree in nursing. I promise to work hard and make your investment worthwhile. I hope to eventually be able to give back to students and my community as you have helped me. - Bethany Beer, SWOCC Foundation Curry Campus ScholarshipBethany Beer
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 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
Simply put, I cannot imagine a better study abroad program than what SWOCC offers. From the day that I arrived from Tokyo, it has been stimulating living in Oregon and the experience of studying in Coos Bay allowed me to grow as an individual and discover my own talents. On campus, the smaller class size helped me actively participate in class discussions. Professors were very friendly and engaging and I have been able to maintain great relationships with them. I got to interact and spend quality time with interesting people every single day. The community that SWOCC is in is quite wonderful as well. I had the privilege of getting involved in musical theater and the experience was just invaluable. They were very accepting and caring and always pushed me to achieve more. I can't fai...Jumpei – Japan
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