Real Estate Broker License Course

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Community Education Department is offering a Real Estate License Course. This accelerated course prepares you to qualify for the Oregon Real Estate Broker’s License Exam in just 10 weeks. It is a hybrid course, combining live lecture with on-line home study to meet the 150 hour requirements of the Oregon Real Estate Agency (OREA). Attendance is recommended at all evening sessions as well as the Exam Preparation Day on Saturday following the last evening class. The course and instructor are certified by the OREA. For more information call 541-510-4106 or email

Class begins September 30, 2014.

Location: Southwestern Oregon Community College, Coos Bay Campus, Stensland 202.                                                                                    

Day and Time: Tuesdays; 6:00pm-9:00pm
Instructor: Linda Forbes
Cost: $600
For registration information contact Community & Workforce Development 541-888-7328.

General Investing Course offered at Southwestern

Coos Bay, OR – Whether you are new to investing or a long-time investor you will find this course both educational and easy to follow. We will cover topics like stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, retirement planning, social security, and risk management. Learn how to navigate our market and make your money work for you.

First class will be held on September 30.

Location: Southwestern Oregon Community College, Coos Bay Campus, Stensland 203 

Days: Tuesday 
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Instructor: Erin Johnson  
Cost: $35
For more information call Community Education & Workforce Development at 541-888-7328.

Volleyball Mini-Camp taking place at Southwestern

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Athletic Department is offering Laker Volleyball Mini-Camp for grades 3rd through 6th. The camp will take place on the Coos Bay Campus in Prosper Hall on Saturday, October 4th from 9am until noon and will be coached by SWOCC Head Volleyball Coach, Stephanie Willett, and the 2014-2015 Laker Volleyball Team.

The cost for the camp is $30 and will include a certificate of complete, gift and admission family pass to one volleyball game. Registration is preferred by mail at least a week before the camp. Checks can be made payable to SWOCC Volleyball, 1988 Newmark Ave. Coos Bay, OR 97420. Registration will also be accepted at the door. If payment and registration are received by the Athletic Department by September 22nd, you will be entered into a drawing for a volleyball season pass! For more information please contact Stephanie Willett at 541-888-1650.

Welcome Expo looks for Community Participants

Coos Bay, OR – As fall approaches, Southwestern Oregon Community College is preparing for its annual New Student Orientation.  Traditionally, this has been a time for incoming students to become acquainted with college life at SWOCC, as well as the surrounding community of Oregon’s Southern Coast.  In the past, we have averaged more than 250 new students attending the orientation activities, and the turnout is expected to be at least that and likely many more this year.

Many of the new students who arrive on campus are from other hometowns and are not familiar with what our community has to offer.  We are hosting a free Welcome Expo from 11:30am to 1:30pm on Saturday, September 27th and businesses are invited to attend. Table space and a banner with your organization’s name will be provided to the first 35 who register. There is no registration fee to attend.  You are encouraged to bring handouts, gifts, coupons, games and other entertaining ideas to this fun, interactive event.  The Associated Student Government of SWOCC will host a free barbecue and anyone from your organization in attendance is invited to participate.  We will have the burgers and hot dogs ready for you and your staff at noon!

Contact Trish McMichael at 541-888-7349 or no later than September 19th to reserve table space. Please consider helping us welcome our new students to the Southwestern campus and community. We look forward to seeing you on September 27th!