Thanks for Having us at the Montana College Fair!

webmaster General News, News

Montana residents, we enjoyed visiting you at the college fair this fall! In case you missed us—or if you’re just looking for info about why you should be #SWOCCbound—here’s a quick overview of what we offer: No out-of-state tuition! On-campus living in  apartment-style student housing. A fun, active campus. Easy to get involved in clubs and activities. A chance to …

Southwestern hosts Community Resource Fair

webmaster News

Coos Bay, OR – On Wednesday, September 21 and Friday, September 23, 2022, Southwestern Oregon Community College will host a Community Resource Fair from 11am-2pm in Empire Hall, on the Coos Campus (1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay). The goal of this fair is to help people from all walks of life find the benefits that are most useful to their unique …

Meet Detective Reyes-Mendoza…

webmaster Curry Campus, News

Well, not yet. Police work is Gold Beach man’s dream. If you visit the Curry Campus in Brookings, you just might meet Augusto Reyes-Mendoza. He is concentrating on his education at the Curry Campus to achieve his Associate of Applied Science degree. From here, he plans to enter the Criminal Justice program at Western Oregon University. “After I’m a police …

Brownies anyone?

webmaster Curry Campus, News

Local brownie makers needed a place to produce their sweet treats. SWOCC’s Curry Campus provided the perfect start-up kitchen. Michele and Steve Berlant were known throughout Curry County for their excellent brownies. They had been attracting loyal customers since 2013 to their Old Agness Store Bakery & Spice Shop. Then in 2017, they lost their kitchen space in Agness. Their …

Your Food Future Starts Here

webmaster News, OCCI News

Why enter the culinary profession? “The industry is thriving,” says Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI) Director and Executive Chef Randy Torres. The hunt for employees is on. That means there’s great opportunity. “People are getting degrees and following careers they are passionate about,” Torres said. Aspiring chefs want the training to expand their career options and where they can go …

Southwestern to host Job Fair

webmaster News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College will host a Job Fair on Friday, September 30, 2022 from 11:00am-1:00pm in Empire Hall, on Southwestern’s Coos Campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. The event is free and open to the public. We are excited to bring businesses to our Coos campus. Come check out the employers who are hiring. This …

Southwestern Offers Free GED Classes Fall Term 2022

webmaster Curry Campus, News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering free GED® and Adult Basic Education classes fall term 2022. 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 hosts community forum for Curry County residents

webmaster Curry Campus, News

Brookings, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College invites Curry County residents to a community forum to help shape the future of education and job training in the region.  The event will be held from 2-4 pm, Monday, July 25, 2022 at the Curry Campus, 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway, north of Brookings. College staff wants to hear from people of all ages to gather ideas …

Southwestern Students Recognized for Academic Honors Spring Term 2022

webmaster News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College announces the names of students who excelled spring term for the 2021-2022 academic school year. 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 …

Southwestern Athletics awarded NJCAA Sport Opportunity Grant from NJCAA Foundation

webmaster News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Athletic Department was awarded a $1,000 grant from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Foundation to assist in sustaining swimming and women’s wrestling at Southwestern. The NJCAA Sport Opportunity Grant was created to support the addition and growth of two-year collegiate sports. “The NJCAA Foundation is excited to further support the growth of NJCAA member …