Southwestern Offers Free GED® Classes Winter Term 2023

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering free GED® and Adult Basic Education classes winter term 2023. 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 …

Thanks for having us at the Boise College Fair!

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Boise 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 become a Laker—here’s a quick overview of what we offer: Thinking about a career in Culinary Arts or Baking and Pastry?    At our Oregon Coast Culinary Institute you will receive hands-on, professional …

Southwestern activates electric vehicle charging stations on its Coos Campus

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is pleased to announce activation of electric vehicle charging stations on its campus at 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. The stations are available to local residents and people traveling through the area for energizing hybrid and fully electric vehicles.  The stations are in two campus locations:  ·         Newmark Building at the front of …

Thanks for having us at the Seattle College Fair!

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Seattle residents, we enjoyed visiting you at the college fairs 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 …

Physics and Astronomy Lecture: “You Are What You Eat – The physics of how diet influences biological function”

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College welcomes Dr. Drake Mitchell, Chair of Physics at Portland State University, as part of the Physics & Astronomy Lecture Series for his talk, “You are what you eat: The physics of how diet influences biological function”. The lecture will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at 7 pm in Umpqua Hall, …

Southwestern to host talk and exhibit “Scripts in Wood: Preserving Writing Traditions Around the World”

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Coos Bay, OR – The Anthropology & Sociology Department at Southwestern Oregon Community College is excited to bring Tim Brookes, Founder of the Endangered Alphabets Project to the Coos Campus for an engaging event. Join us Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 6:30 pm, in Eden Hall (1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay) for his talk “Scripts in Wood: Preserving Writing Traditions Around …

Southwestern to host Bureau of Labor and Industries seminars for Oregon Employers

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College, in partnership with the Southwestern Small Business Development Center, will be hosting three sessions of the 38th Annual Employment Law Conference presented by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI). BOLI offers affordable training seminars on employment laws for Oregon employers, supervisors, managers, and human resources professionals. The Annual Employment Law Conference helps …

Thanks for having us at the Alaska College Fairs!

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Alaska residents, we enjoyed visiting you at the college fairs 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 …

Meet Detective Reyes-Mendoza…

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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?

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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 …