Affordable and Accessible

Southwestern offers students in Port Orford, Gold Beach, Brookings and all of Curry County the opportunity to take classes and complete programs at the Curry Campus.

With a full range of course offerings, students will be able to take the next step toward college success. Plus, students get the Southwestern advantage with classes taught by experienced professors. There is no out-of-state tuition. Our support staff wants to help you achieve all you can in the classroom and in life.

We offer general education courses, community ed courses, and programs, along with specialty courses in:

  • Nursing and Allied Health programs
  • Education
  • Criminal Justice
  • Digital Design
  • We're also your link to university transfer programs

Check out our Academic Pathways to find a program that is right for you!

Remember, many of our certificate and pathway programs can be completed in fewer than 18 months. Our goal is to help students achieve academic success so they can have career success! Whether you're right out of high school or looking to change jobs we can help you find the right path toward a new career!

Located just outside of Brookings our campus is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and scenic views. Take advantage of the convenience our Curry Campus offers. Visit us for a tour or schedule an appointment with an advisor today!

Questions? Please contact our Curry First Stop at 541-813-1667.

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What Our Curry Students Are Saying . . .

Curry Campus Events

Lauren Cotten

Lauren Cotten DeArmond CTE scholarship winner

I am 24 years old and will be a second-year nursing student next year. I live in Brookings and attend the Curry campus. SWOCC has given me the education to progress toward my goals of becoming a well-rounded nurse. I have always believed in compassionate care for individuals and have practiced this as I go throughout my clinical rotation. I love being able to care for people and create an atmosphere of kindness. Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity. – Lauren Cotten, DeArmond CTE Scholarship

Bethany Beer

Bethany Beer, scholarship winner

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 Scholarship

Donna Miller-Crabtree

Donna Miller-Crabtree

I am attending the Brookings campus of Southwestern Oregon Community College. I maintain a high grade-point average of 4.0, and I am an active community member that participates in community service and community involvement. I also work part time at a local business in my newly sought profession, Business and Accounting. Thank you again so much for this gift and wonderful opportunity to follow my dreams and obtain a college degree to help me find a higher paying job in the profession that I love. – Donna Miller-Crabtree, Bezzarides Scholarship

Jan
21
Tue
SWOCC & Beyond: Beach Booty 101 – Treasure Hunting the South Coast
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Do you enjoy beachcombing but aren’t sure what to look for? Join Cameron Rauenhorst for a presentation on what sort of treasures can be found on the Oregon Coast. He’ll have many examples of genuine treasures including agates, fossils, and petrified wood, and will give tips and tricks on how and where to find them safely.

Bring your questions about beach booty and join this beach loving class on Tuesday, January 21, at 6:00 p.m. at the Curry Campus in Brookings. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Curry First Stop at 541-813-1667. The Curry Campus of Southwestern Oregon Community College is located at 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway in Brookings.

Jan
23
Thu
SWOCC & Beyond: Complementary Medicine
Jan 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us Thursdays through January as SWOCC & Beyond’s weekly seminar series will feature Understanding Complementary Medicine. Topics will include Acupuncture, Aroma Therapy, CBDs and more!

These seminars will meet January 9, 16, 23 & 30 at our NEW TIME 3:00-4:30 p.m. in Room 109 on the Curry Campus in Brookings. The event is FREE and open to the public.

For more information, contact Curry First Stop at 541-813-1667. The Curry Campus of Southwestern Oregon Community College is located at 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway in Brookings.

Jan
24
Fri
Financial Aid disbursement begins
Jan 24 all-day
Jan
28
Tue
SWOCC & Beyond: Medicare 101
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Do you feel lost as you traverse the maze of Medicare options? Ardy Kellie’s Medicare 101 presentation is intended to assist you in selecting the Medicare plan that best serves your needs. Come and detangle the mystery that is Medicare.

Join us for an informative evening Tuesday, January 28, at 6:00 p.m. at the Curry Campus in Brookings. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Curry First Stop at 541-813-1667. The Curry Campus of Southwestern Oregon Community College is located at 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway in Brookings.

Jan
30
Thu
SWOCC & Beyond: Complementary Medicine
Jan 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us Thursdays through January as SWOCC & Beyond’s weekly seminar series will feature Understanding Complementary Medicine. Topics will include Acupuncture, Aroma Therapy, CBDs and more!

These seminars will meet January 9, 16, 23 & 30 at our NEW TIME 3:00-4:30 p.m. in Room 109 on the Curry Campus in Brookings. The event is FREE and open to the public.

For more information, contact Curry First Stop at 541-813-1667. The Curry Campus of Southwestern Oregon Community College is located at 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway in Brookings.

Feb
6
Thu
SWOCC & Beyond: The Science of Climate Change
Feb 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

More info to come.

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Barbara Eells/Class of 1986

'None of us makes it to our goals alone'

If there's one word that best describes Barbara Eells, it is "determined." That mindset has guided Eells her entire adult life, starting with her first Southwestern class in 1975. She wanted a college education, no matter the barriers.

In 2018, Southwestern honored Barbara Eells with its Distinguished Alumna award for her dedication to learning and improving people's lives in Curry County.


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