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06/04/2019 in Press ReleaseCOOS BAY, OR – The Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) hosts its 58th annual commencement on Friday, June 14, 2019. The 2019 Class includes 359 graduates from 17 states and 5 countries. Graduates will leave Southwestern with a variety of degrees and certificates in science, business,...
05/22/2019 in Press ReleaseCoos Bay, OR – Two Southwestern students, Bailee McMahon and Isabella Trifilo-Miley completed their term-long journey in the world of solar physics research last Friday with presentations at the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) SCORE Symposium hosted by Oregon State University. Both...
05/17/2019 in Press ReleaseCoos Bay, OR – Dr. Scott Fisher of the University of Oregon Department of Physics and Pine Mountain Observatory returns to Southwestern to shed more light on the wonders of our universe. His talk “What’s Up Up There? Recent Discoveries in Astronomy” will take place Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 7:00...
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05/09/2019 in Campus NewsCoos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College will host a free, short seminar on powerful living presented by Life Coach and Author Leslie Strong. Leslie Strong is the author of The YOU Factor and is an Executive Coach who provides her clients the tools that put them in the driver seat of...
03/27/2019 in Campus NewsCoos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College invites you to join us in celebrating the achievements of our student inventors who participated in our campus wide Invent Oregon (InventOR) program. The showcase will be Saturday April 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm in Eden Hall Room 1 on the Coos Campus,...
02/20/2019 in Campus NewsFollowing the Executech Technology Conference for Business Professionals Southwestern will hots an IT Tech Career Panel Discussion that is geared toward high school juniors, seniors, college students, and anyone interested in a career in IT. Join us for a panel discussion by IT Professionals and...
HOW TO REGISTER FOR YOUR COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASS
STEPS TO REGISTER FOR A COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASS BELOW - PLEASE READ
IMPORTANT: Please follow the step by step instructions below to complete your Community Education class registration before pressing the "REGISTER HERE" button. If you have any questions, please call Student First Stop at 541.888.7352 or email [email protected]. For Curry Campus, please call Curry First Stop at 541.813.1667 or email [email protected].
If you have never taken a SWOCC course you will need to create a myLakerLink account to obtain a SWOCC ID/myLakerLink login. This is done by completing a New Student Record form.
If you know your myLakerLink log in go directly to class registration instructions.
If you do not know your SWOCC ID contact the Student First Stop Center at 541-888-7352 or email [email protected].
If you are not sure if you have a SWOCC ID contact Student First Stop Center. Some students may have ID numbers from attending workshops or trainings that were hosted by SWOCC, but were not held on the SWOCC campus.
Student Record Form
This form is located under the Admissions tab.
After you complete a New Student Record Form you will receive an email with your SWOCC ID and password information.
Please allow at least two business days for the form to be processed.
If the campus is closed for a holiday, the form will be processed when we return to campus.
Class Registration Instructions on myLakerLink
Go to myLakerLink student portal
Login with your SWOCC ID and password
Your myLakerLink ID will be your Student ID number (without the leading zeros).
Enter your password
If you are a new or prior student and have not reset your password, your password is your date of birth - either in 6 or 8 digits (examples: 081781 or 08171981).
If you are unsuccessful, click on “Forgot My Password”. Enter your Student ID number, an email address you have on record with Southwestern, and click Continue.
If you need additional password assistance, or are having other difficulties with myLakerLink, please visit or contact either Student First Stop Center, email at [email protected], or call 541-888-7352.
You can also receive assistance by contacting Community Education at 541-888-7328.
Select the Academics tab
Scroll to the bottom of the screen
Under Course Schedules complete the Personal Info Update form and the Registration Agreement
Select Add/Drop courses
Add by course code (if you know the course number) or Course search (for a more advanced search)
Can’t find the courses you are looking for?
In the course search choose ALL in the Division. Courses are listed by division. Some community education courses are offered for credit. They are Undergraduate (UG) courses. Continuing Education (CE) are courses taken for personal enrichment or fun. When searching for courses make sure the correct division is selected.
If you are taking a credit course, you will receive an error message in red
Variable Grading Type
This course has a variable grading type. You must indicate the grading type for which you want to take the course before adding it. If you want to audit the course (no credit) select: Grade Scale default/Audit
Select add courses
Your course schedule will be displayed at the bottom of page
Click on My Account Info to pay for your class Make a Payment
Click on My Account Balances
Follow prompts to pay for your class (please contact us if your account does not show a balance due)
Business & Career Training
Are you looking for engaging and cost-effective professional development programs for your workforce? Southwestern Oregon Community College Customized Training services are designed to help individuals, businesses and public agencies compete in today’s fast-paced market by providing up-to-date skills and professional development training. We offer a wide range of programs with flexible scheduling at an excellent value, all taught by some of the best professionals. Customized courses can be provided either at our training facilities or on-site at your location.
We offer the following services:
- Work with your staff to develop courses that will specifically meet your needs.
- Contract with your business to provide customized training for employees and managers.
- Connect your business with Southwestern Oregon Community College resources.
- Provide a variety of trainings including a variety of computer classes in our on-site computer lab.
- Supervision Skills Series to help individuals become more effective as a frontline supervisor.
- Ed2Go Pro: Instructor facilitated online courses designed for your employee development needs.
For more information on these or other trainings, call 541.888.7328.
Community Education Instructors Wanted
Do you have a skill, hobby or interest to share? Opportunities exist at Southwestern to teach non-credit classes through
Community Education & Workforce Development.
Our goal is to offer the community various opportunities for quality educational and lifelong learning experiences.
We are very interested in developing long-term relationships with successful instructors.
The ideal instructors combine an interest in serving the community with a desire to supplement their existing income. We do not offer full time employment for our Community Education instructors.
- Please return completed proposal to Community & Workforce Development as an email attachment [email protected], fax to 541-888-1590, or mail to:
Community & Workforce Development
Southwestern Oregon Community College
1988 Newmark Avenue
Coos Bay, OR 97420
- The Dean will review the proposal and assess the content to determine its potential in meeting the College's Mission and Core Values.
- If the class is selected for possible inclusion in our program, we will contact you to schedule an in-person meeting.
Community Education & Workforce Development
Southwestern's Community Education & Workforce Development department offers a wide variety of life-long learning and personal enrichment opportunities. We offer face to face classes on both of our beautiful campuses as well off site locations. Classes are provided by experienced and qualified instructors from the community. If we do not offer what you are looking for as a face to face class we may offer the class through ed2go.
Non-Credit Online Courses that are affordable, fun, fast, and convenient!
Take a look at the variety of courses to choose from and complete registration HERE.
6 week classes
• 2 lessons released each week
• Comprehensive online course in a convenient six-week format
• Expert instructors lead each course
• Engaging student discussion areas
• New sessions starting monthly
• Completion certificate awarded with passing score (65% or higher)
We are now excited to offer ed2go programs ranging in length of 6-18 months long. Check out this VIDEO, then take a look at the variety of training programs to choose from and complete registration HERE.
6-18 month programs
• 6-18 month format, 24-Hour access
• Aligned to in-demand occupations
• All materials included
• Prepare for industry recognized certifications
• Financial assistance available
• Self paced, start anytime
Drop-In Fitness Classes
Drop-in classes are limited to the ones held in the Southwestern Student Recreation Center on the Coos campus.
Cost: $5.00 per class
Yoga Beginner- Monday 1:00-2:20 pm
Yoga Intermediate- Wednesday 1:00-2:20 pm
Tai Chi- Thursday 1:00-1:50 pm (not offered Summer)
Insanity- Tuesday, Thursday 5:30-6:20 pm
Turbo Kick- Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:30-6:20 pm
Pilates- Monday, Wednesday 12:00-12:50 pm
Dance Fitness- Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12:00-12:50 pm
Pound- Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 1:00-1:50 pm
Yoga for Athletes- Tuesday, Thursday 5:30-6:50 pm (not offered Summer)
Tabatas- Monday, Wednesday 12:30-1:15 pm (not offered Summer)
Physical Conditioning- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1:00-12:20 pm (not offered Summer)
Community Education News & Announcements:
We've got some great new classes for the 2019/20 academic year!
Course locations are noted by the following symbols: %- Curry County &- Coos County
New for Summer term:
& FN*0501*65 Healthy Diet, Healthy Planet! Cost: $35 Day: Thur, 6/20 & 6/27 Time: 5:30-7:30pm
& CJ*0122*65 Unarmed Private Security Officer Cost: $165 Day: Sat, Sun 7/13 9:00-12:00pm & 7/14 1:00-3:00pm
& CJ*0124*65 Unarmed Private Security Officer Refresher Cost: $79 Day: Sat 6/29 Time: 8:00-12:00pm
New for Fall term:
& PE*0545*65 Cize Workout Cost: $101 Day: Tue, Thur (entire term) Time: 6:30-7:20pm
& PE*0201*65 Belly Dance Cost: $79 Day: Fri (entire term) Time: 5:30-6:30pm
& HE*0510*65 Sleep Health Cost: $35 Day: Sun, 11/3 & 11/10 Time: 2:00-4:00pm
& ASL*0501*65 Signed English Cost: $78 Day: Thur (entire term) Time: 5:30-7:00pm
& PE*0550*65 Seated Yoga Cost: $85 Day: Mon, Wed (entire term) Time: 3:00-4:30pm
& HE*0545*65 Bloodborne Pathogens Cost: $19 Day: Wed 10/19 Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Check Out the Schedule for Upcoming Terms!
Please download the latest term schedule at the following links: