Southwestern Offers Free In-Person GED® and Adult Basic Education Classes Fall Term 2021

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Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) is offering free GED® and Adult Basic Education classes Fall Term 2021. These classes prepare individuals to take the GED® exam and update skills to enroll in college or career training programs. Students enrolled in these classes can build a pipeline to enter college, training programs, and jobs in high-demand career areas. We will have …

Southwestern Foundation Congratulates 2021-22 Scholarship Recipients

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The Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation is proud to congratulate their 2021-22 scholarship recipients. Thanks to generous donors, the organization awarded 176 scholarships totaling more than $264,000 for students attending Southwestern for the upcoming academic year. “This support is incredibly helpful for our college and students. We are awarding more scholarships this year than ever before, at a time our …

Started at the Curry Campus . . . headed to a master’s degree in social work

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Anna Waycott credits anthropology and sociology instructor Skip Hunter for inspiring her to pursue a career in social work. She worked, and volunteered, in the field while she attended Southwestern, and even challenged herself by teaching elementary school in Tanzania, Africa. Why pursue social work? Anna enjoys trying to figure out what makes people “tick”: what determines whether people are …

Oregon Coast Culinary Institute’s Competition Team takes National Title again in 2021

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is pleased to announce that once again, Oregon Coast Culinary Institute’s (OCCI) competition team has placed first in the nation among collegiate competitors. The team was able to hold the title most recently won in 2019 as the competition was canceled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The team worked tirelessly for months in …

SWOCC Then and Now

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Umpqua Hall 1964 and 2021 After 20 years of dreaming and planning, the college’s new health and science building Umpqua Hall opens to our students and the community this fall. Faculty are installing chemistry and biology equipment in a building abuzz with excitement. The Nursing Lab patients or “SIMS” are waiting. We have begun to inspire new generations of scientists, …

Southwestern’s Trio Talent Search program to receive special funding

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Wyden, Merkley: $2.5 Million to Go to Oregon College Prep Programs for Underserved Students Photo: Trio Talent Search students on a field trip to the Hatfield Aquarium in Newport, OR (2019). U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced that seven college preparation programs all over the state will receive a combined more than $2.5 million to increase the number …

Pacific Power grant funds lab equipment at Southwestern

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COOS BAY, OR – Pacific Power Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation to help purchase high-quality microscopes in the new state-of-the-art science labs in Umpqua Hall. SWOCC Foundation added an additional $20,000 to the Science Team Energizes Micro-Biology project to purchase 24 Leica compound microscopes for students and a high-tech teaching microscope for faculty.  “With …

Southwestern Students Recognized for Academic Honors Spring Term 2021

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College announces the names of students who excelled spring term 2020-2021. These students are being recognized with placement on the college’s Dean’s List (DL), Honor Roll (HR) and Academic Excellence (AE) list. •    Academic Excellence – students must receive a GPA of 4.0 in at least 12 credits •    Honor Roll – students …

Southwestern offers FREE day and evening English language classes this summer

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern is offering free day and evening English language classes this summer. All classes take place on Zoom at the designated time.   Day time English language class will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 to 11 am. Practice activities will be posted online to do throughout the week. In this class, you will learn how …

Southwestern offers Free GED® and Adult Basic Education Courses Summer Term 2021

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering FREE GED® and Adult Basic Education classes (including English as a Second Language) online Summer Term 2021. These classes prepare individuals to take the GED® exam and update skills to enroll in college or career training programs. Students enrolled in these classes can build a pipeline to enter college, training programs, and jobs …