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Welcome to Science and Mathematics at SWCC, a subdivision of the Health Technologies, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Science and Social Science division. Our goal is to make your time here a worthwhile experience.
Whether you are a science or math major or in a pre-professional program such as our low cost pre-medical or pre-pharmacy specializations, this website was designed for you. We hope it will answer your questions, pique your curiosity, and increase your interest in our programs here at Southwest. Visit the site often. Questions and suggestions are welcome.
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ACP Early Admission from SWCC
Photo courtesy Gayle Cox. Public Relations

Congratulations to Nicholas Harmon (left), Thomas Burniston (center), and Jessica Mullins (right)!

All have been offered early admission to Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Oakwood, VA. They will be attending ACP fall 2016 after completing an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree with a major in Science and a Pre-Medical specialization at Southwest Virginia Community College in May of 2016.

Nicholas Harmon – “I chose SWCC because it had an excellent program for me to complete all of my undergraduate work for pharmacy school. I normally wouldn’t have been able to complete it all as quickly.

Thomas Burniston“I chose Southwest Virginia Community College because being able to live at home allows me to focus more on my studies. Also, it gave me the opportunity to complete my prerequisites for my doctorate program in an accelerated curriculum.”

Jessica Mullins“I originally decided to attend SWCC because of the dual enrollment program when I was in high school and its close proximity to my home as well as the affordable cost of tuition. I have come to truly appreciate the depth of the science curriculum. The professors are truly world class and challenge me to take my understanding to the next level.”

For more information on the SWCC pre-pharmacy program, contact Georgia Householder georgia.householder@sw.edu

SWCC Alumni Among ACP Class with Highest NAPLEX® Pass Rate in State

The 2014 Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) class, comprised of 72 students, passed the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX®) at the highest rate of all pharmacy schools in the state of Virginia. 95.5% of these students passed the NAPLEX® on their first attempt.

This 2014 ACP class includes nine (9) SWCC Science graduates who accounted for over 12% of this outstanding graduating class. These nine completed the AAS degree in Science with a specialization in Pre-Pharmacy at Southwest; in addition several other members of the 2014 class took pharmacy pre-requisites with SWCC before being accepted to ACP.

SWCC congratulates our Alumni on their graduation from pharmacy school:  Wes Bevins, Douglas Burke, Kaitlin Clay, Amanda Hess Compton, Jarren McCowan, Shandi Mullins, Jenna Pruitt, Jessica Street Beasley, Shane Viars. You can read more about this achievement by ACP graduates in this article (link to  http://www.acp.edu/files/8814/2660/6224/NAPLEX_Pass_Rate.jpg ) For more info on the SWCC Pre-pharmacy program, contact Georgia.Householder@sw.edu or visit the pre-pharmacy program webpage.