The Business, Engineering & Industrial Technology Division at Southwest provides top quality courses to meet the educational needs of its students and their goals. The Division also provides trained manpower for the service region through curricula designed to meet the needs of the service region business community.
Department Updates & Program Notes
Clubs & Other Initiatives
Business Connect is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to interact with local business leaders. Business Connect will happen twice each semester and will involve having local business leaders meet and talk with students, faculty, and staff about their business experiences. Goals are Student Career Exploration – Network with Local Business Leaders & Expose Students to Transfer Opportunities that exist
Spring 2014 Meetings, DATES TBA
All meetings are in DA120 at 12:10 pm
Career Fair & Opportunity Showcase. Schedule & Dates to be announced
The career fair and opportunity showcase will provide an opportunity for past, current and potential students to network with academic and professionals serving the insurance and financial services industry. The goals are to connect: potential students with the appropriate Southwest program of study to meet their employment objectives; current students with continuing education opportunities with 4 year partners; students with potential employers; employers with potential employees
enactus, Margaret Dye Adviser
Phi Beta Lambda, Patsy Hankins, Adviser
Southwest Adventure Team, Michael Brown, David Witt, James Dye, Advisers , meets 2nd Monday each month, DA120, 3pm
$5 membership dues paid each year. Open to students, faculty & staff. Like us on Facebook!
The Southwest Adventure Team is a school sponsored, student-led group dedicated to having fun in the great outdoors. If you want to hike, canoe, kayak, backpack, mountain bike, snowboard, or just spend time in the great outdoors – this is the club for you! We practice, “safety first” and “leave nothing but footprints” values and we also include a few tips on outdoor survival skills, map reading/GPS and first-aid. Consider joining the SWCC Outdoors Club for fun and adventure. Potential trips can include: Hikes to the Channels – Hikes around Hidden Lake - Kayaking / Canoeing Hidden Lake – The rock wall and rock climbing - Mountain biking – Hikes along the Appalachian Trail - Spelunking
Recreation Area, This project is funded from a grant from Dominion Resources and is sponsored by the BEIT Division. The area is being created to be used by the faculty, staff, students and the community to utilize as an excellent location to bring student group, cub scouts, boy scouts, girl scouts, venturing crews, church groups, etc. The location will have the following features: Orienteering Course, Hiking and Nature Trail, Picnic Tables & Benches, Amphitheater, 12 Station Fitness Trail, Interpretative Signs, GeoCaches, Camping Area, Birding Trail, Disc Golf
The SWCC/National Science Foundation Scholarship Program (S-STEM) was established to increase the number of talented, but financially disadvantaged undergraduate students who achieve an associate’s degree in Electrical/Electronics Technology, Engineering, Science
The National Science Foundation Scholarship application will be available in Spring 2014.
Contact: Lisa Henley, Russell Hall R230, 276.964.7329
Governor’s School for Science & Technology
Applications and information is available from your gifted coordinator, counselor or Governor’s School contact person at your high school.
Those individuals will give you the final date upon which applications can be returned to them.
All applications must be returned to the high school and not to the Governor’s School.
Directors are Margaret Dye, 276.964.7308 and Mandy Harris, 276.964.7277
About the Governor’s School
The SWCC Governor’s Summer School for Science & Technology has been devised to meet the needs of students in the Virginia counties of Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell. The school operates on a non-resident basis and is three weeks in duration. Two lead faculty members, recruited, screened and selected by the School’s Governing Board, provide for instructional experiences in the areas of Technology and Life Sciences and Medicine.
More than twenty enrollees, selected from area high schools are divided into two groups of twelve students each. The incorporation of visiting lecturers of national eminence, coupled with capstone field activities, counseling and career mentoring experiences lend considerable dynamism to the effort. Students participating in the SWCC Governor’s School for Science and Technology receive six college credits which may be applied to their program of study at SWCC or may transfer to other colleges and universities.