What’s New?

SWCC Academic News & Campus Events

Transfer Representatives Campus Visits

Emory & Henry On-site Transfer Admissions Event

April 6th 10 am to 1 pm
Ratliff Commons – Dellinger Hall

Earn up to $20k in Merit Scholarships!

Emory & Henry College professionals will be on hand and ready to help you on-the-spot with an admission decision, as well as an automatic free review of your application for up to $20,000 in merit scholarships. Come learn why Emory & Henry College is the right place for you to achieve your academic goals.

Please bring an official copy of your transcripts and any FAFSA information you may have for an estimate of your Financial Aid Award, while you wait.

March 20th and April 3rd
Lobby, Russell Hall, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Bluefield College, Admissions for online programs
Lobby, Buchanan Hall, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on:
April 24th

Bluefield College offers online programs in Early Childhood Education, E-Business & Entrepreneurship, Criminal Justice, Human Services,  Management and Leadership, RN-BSN, and Master of Arts in Education.

Lobby, Russell Hall, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on:
March 15th and April 26th

King University
King University will be hosting an information session on March 28th from 11:00AM-1:00 PM at various locations across campus. Students are encouraged to stop by and discuss transfer.

King faculty members from:

  • Education, Social Work, and Nursing will be located in the lobby of Russell Hall.
  • Criminal Justice will be located in Tazewell Hall ( second floor).
  • Business and Information Technology will be located in Davis Hall (second floor).

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

Family Day is set for  Saturday, April 8 in Dellinger Hall. Anyone interested in taking classes at SWCC is welcome to attend as the program will feature important tips on Financial Aid, Dual Enrollment, Admissions and more. Parents are invited to attend and will receive tips on how to ‘launch’ and support a successful college student.

Registration will open at 9:30am with the program starting at 10:00 a.m. Lunch will be provided  for all participants, along with the opportunity to win a credit-based scholarship to SWCC. Participants will also hear a presentation on non-traditional program and career selection consideration featuring a local success story. Following lunch, staff advisors will be on hand to assist students with financial aid and course registration for Summer and Fall 2017.

For more information, please contact the Student Success office at 276.964.7675. This event is sponsored by Carl Perkins grant and SWCC’s President’s office.

Berea College Bluegrass Event

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.

Celebrate 50. Support SWCC