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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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Book Art Contest
Jan 7 – Jan 27 all-day

The SWOCC Library is reviving the Book Art contest! Enter your work of art into one of three categories: Most creative, most articulation, and most magical. Prizes awarded for first and second place in each category. Stop by the SWOCC Library for an entry form. Don’t forget to pick up some materials from our Free Books carts in the lobby. Submission deadline is Monday, January 27, 2020.

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.

SWOCC & Beyond: Beach Booty 101 – Treasure Hunting the South Coast
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Do you enjoy beachcombing but aren’t sure what to look for? Join Cameron Rauenhorst for a presentation on what sort of treasures can be found on the Oregon Coast. He’ll have many examples of genuine treasures including agates, fossils, and petrified wood, and will give tips and tricks on how and where to find them safely.

Bring your questions about beach booty and join this beach loving class on Tuesday, January 21, at 6:00 p.m. at the Curry Campus in Brookings. 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.

Community Resource Fair @ Empire Hall
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Southwestern Oregon Community College will host a Community Resource Fair on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm in Empire Hall, on Southwestern’s Coos Campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay.

The event is FREE and open to the public. Participate in this fun and exciting way to learn what our community has to offer. Please share and bring your family and friends!

There is no registration fee to participate as a resource provider; however, reservations are required and we are almost full, so save your space soon by contacting Clayton Willett at [email protected] Businesses and resource providers are encouraged to bring handouts, gifts, coupons, games, and other entertaining ideas to this fun, interactive event.

Questions? Please contact Kyle Croy at [email protected] or Clayton Willett at [email protected]

Laker Women’s Basketball @ Prosper Hall
Jan 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Laker Men’s Basketball @ Prosper Hall
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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