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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.
Bandon Women invest in SWOCC scholarshipNovember 25, 2020
Oregon Coast Culinary Institute offers virtual cooking classes to the communityNovember 24, 2020
South Coast Innovation Challenge 2021November 19, 2020
Disaster Recovery Guide Available to Help Oregon BusinessesNovember 16, 2020
Oregon Coast Culinary Institute Competition Team Fundraiser: Thanksgiving Bazaar!November 13, 2020
Van Jam 2020
For the past nine years, Southwestern Community College has hosted “Van Jam” (which is a segment of Bus Jam). This is an annual donation event to support students and families in our local area with nonperishable food, money and toys. Once again, our very own student supply closet will be a distribution sight for the event, meaning food and supplies will be provided to our college. Your contribution helps our very own student body!
This year, we’ve implemented a completely virtual way to engage in Van Jam. For all the details and to make your donation, please visit the event website: https://bit.ly/34DP9El.
Contributions may be made until Dec. 5, 2020. We hope you will participate!
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What Our Students Are Saying . . .
- Lucius – South Africa
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
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
“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 was born here in Coos Bay and have lived here for practically my whole life. I come from a Hispanic household. Although we are not extremely wealthy, we work hard to meet our goals. I have two loving parents that have supported me from the beginning. They are always making sure I accomplish and complete my life goals. I am pursuing an associates degree in Nursing and I’m hoping to make it into the nursing program next year. - Adolfo Rodriguez, Art and Toni Poole ScholarshipAdolfo Flores Rodriguez
Through College Now, I was able to take calculus at the high school which made it so I did not have to take it in college. This met my math requirement and opened up room in my schedule for courses on topics I was more passionate about.
Emily graduated from Lawrence University, WIS in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts/Biology.Emily Midyette
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 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