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Transfer Representatives on Campus

October 6th – Bluefield College (online programs), Buchanan Hall Lobby 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

October 13thEmory and Henry College, Russell Hall Lobby 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

October 14th – Radford University, Buchanan Hall Lobby   11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Transfer Trips

October 23rdUVA-WISE – Students must register in B-152 to attend.

November 6th – (Science Majors Only) Transfer trip to Appalachia College of Pharmacy—Students must register in B-152 to attend.


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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. 

Humanities Seminar to Focus on Homecoming Experiences of Veterans
The class is being planned in coordination with the SWCC Veterans Upward Bound Program and will also offer an optional trip for all class members to Washington DC to visit the War Memorials there honoring American Veterans. Learn more….

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.

Enjoy hot, delicious grilled lunches on campus Monday-Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm. The food cart station is outside Russell Hall. Place order online at 

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.

We are excited to be partnering with CMT on this initiative,” said Dr. J. Mark Estepp, president of SWCC. “We were one of only 14 colleges selected nationally to participate in this program.
SWCC is the only college selected from the state of Virginia to be a partner in the CMT EMPOWERING EDUCATION initiative. 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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