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SWCC Academic News & Campus Events

Extended Office Hours for Spring Term Enrollment Period

If you need help getting enrolled in your classes, with the financial aid process or making tuition payments, these offices are open with extended hours on the dates/times listed.

Offices open at 7:45 a.m. Monday – Friday.

Admissions, Cashiering, Financial Aid, Bookstore

January 16-19, Monday – Thursday open until 6 pm,

January 20, Friday open until 4:30 pm

Transfer Representatives Campus Visits

Radford University
B-100, Buchanan Hall, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on:
Monday – January 16th, and Monday – February 13th

Lobby, Russell Hall, from 9:30 am to 12:15 pm on:
Wednesday – February 9th

Eastern Kentucky University
Lobby, Russell Hall, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on:
Thursday – February 15th,

Contact Student Support Services at (276) 964-7624 or in B-152 for more information.

Celebration of Life – Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Monday, January 16, 2017, Southwest Virginia Community College will host a luncheon to honor the accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr. The luncheon will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the King Community Center on the SWCC campus. A free meal will be provided to all guests. Musical entertainment and a presentation by Dr. Mike Henry, professor and director of Student Support Services, will be part of the celebration. To reserve your seat, please contact either Mandy Barrett at 276.964.7277 or Edna Sizemore at 276.9647369.

Career Pathways – Weldingwelding

Kristen Brown has always been interested in welding since she was a young girl.  Though her first job was with a family-owned plumbing company, her father inspired her to pursue a career in welding.  Kristen enrolled in Southwest Virginia Community College’s welding program.   Brown thought welding would translate into a good career, particularly since she loved working with her hands and “making things stick together.”

Kristen says even though she is in the minority as a female welder, that fact has never deterred her from following her heart.  She has actually found that there are many women in this industry and advises any woman to “give it all you got, you may surprise yourself!”

David Witt, Assistant Professor, Welding at Southwest Virginia Community College said that women make great welders and young women like Kristen are more and more frequently choosing non-traditional careers to support their family.  Witt said “women take pride in their work and are very precise while men are more favorable to just ‘get it done.’ ”

Kristen is from Richlands, VA, and is a single mother of four children.  She is one of four women enrolled in the Welding program at Southwest Virginia Community College.

To get more information on how to enroll in welding classes at Southwest, please call or email the Business, Engineering and Industrial Technology Division at 276-964-7277 or

todd hillSWCC is pleased to announce that Todd Hill has been selected as part of the sixth class of the Valley Proteins Fellows Program, administered by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education. Hill is a sophomore business management student. He is the president of the college’s Phi Theta Kappa and is co-president of the United Way Club. Out of the more than 400,000 people Virginia’s Community Colleges serve across the commonwealth, only nine are selected for the Valley Proteins Fellows Program. Learn more..

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-

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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