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SWCC Academic News & Campus Events

hiring expoHiring Expo May 19 at Bristol Motor Speedway South Entrance

Event time: 10 am to 7 pm


For more information or to register, visit or call 423-764-4171 NO LATER THAN MAY 10, 2016.

Download Flyer PDF – Hiring Event City of Bristol

Transfer Representatives Campus Visits


Transfer Trips


MAD Camp July 18-22, 2016 For Students entering grades 3rd-9th – Fall 2016 – Download MAD Camp Application here.

Martin Luther King, Jr. event was held on Monday, January 18, 2016, at the King Community Center. See image gallery below courtesy of Gayle Cox, Public Relations.

financial aid southwest virginia community collegey Financial Aid & Student Accounts Support Center
Call toll free 1.855-877-3944 or visit
OR call 276-964-7755 or 276-964-

Substance Abuse Counselor Certificate Program
Southwest Virginia Community College faculty, staff, and administrators are excited to be enrolling students in a new certificate program to become a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.

Substance Abuse Counselors are in high demand within the region and beyond. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, the job outlook for Substance Abuse Counselors is expected to rise much faster than average, with an anticipated 31% increase in jobs between the years 2012-2022. Participants have two career options through the two-semester program choosing to become either a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Assistant or, those who have already completed a Bachelor’s Degree, will become a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. SWCC will also offer job search services for those who successfully complete the certificate courses. Financial aid is available for this program to all who qualify.

For more information or to enroll today contact Cathy Smith Cox at 276.964.7340, April Hess at 276.964.7209 or Angela Boyd at 276.964.7237. 

The SwAT, Southwest Adventure Team, is starting up with a new year of events and meeting dates. The primary purpose of SwAT is to provide regular outdoor activities, promote interest in the outdoor activities, and encourage the practice of limited impact outdoor ethics for Southwest Virginia Community College students, faculty, and staff. Download the SwAT Southwest Adventure Team Brochure for info on activities and membership.

CMT Empowering Education Campaign encourages area residents to go back to school.

The campaign highlights the important role community colleges play in providing affordable, relevant education and training aligned with the workforce needs in rural America. CMT Empowering Education

NOTICE: In order to receive refunds sooner, students may now choose to receive refund disbursement electronically rather than by check. Learn more. You must register on the SWCC Refund Disbursement portal to receive your refund either by Direct Deposit or through a reloadable SWCC Visa Educatecard.

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