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SWCC CET Staff Information
Leslie BrooksCoordinator, Center for Education and
Katherine HankinsAdmin & Office Specialist
Leah CordleAdmin & Office Specialist

Frequently Asked Questions

When are you open?

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 8:00AM to 8:00PM

Weekends by appointment

Hours adjustable to accommodate business needs

Do you close for inclement weather?

We operate under SWCC’s weather schedule changes. Please check for updates on delays or closings. You may also call 276-964-2555 for current updates on weather related schedule changes.

Where is the center located?

SWCC Center for Education and Training is located at 141 Highland Drive in Lebanon, Virginia in the Russell County Governmental Center directly behind Wendy’s restaurant.

Do you rent event space?

The Center rents space for meetings, computer lab training’s, classroom needs, guest speakers, trade shows, conferences, mediations, parties, reunions, company retreats, etc. From computer labs to auditoriums, we have a space for you! To view pictures of available rental spaces, click here.

Are you affiliated with Southwest Virginia Community College?

The Center is under the direction of SWCC and offers credit and non-credit classes through SWCC.

Who do I contact to inquire about renting meeting event space?

Please call 276-964-7581 or email to reserve a space.

What are the rental fees?

Half Day: $40.00
Full Day: $60.00

Conference Room:
Half Day: $40.00
Full Day: $60.00


Computer Lab:
Half Day: $70.00
Full Day: $135.00

Half Day: $100.00
Full Day: $150.00

Half Day: $80.00
Full Day: $120.00

Video Conferencing (In addition to room rental):
$10.00 per hour
Additional Costs: Refreshments

$10.00 for a pot for 30 people

24 count: $5.00

Sweet and Unsweet Tea:
Half Gallon: $2.00
Gallon: $3.00

Soft Drinks:
12 Pack: $5.00
6 Pack: $4.00

Half Dozen: $4.00
Dozen: $6.00

Granola Bars:
12 count: $3.00

Nutri-Grain Bars:
12 count: $5.00

Snack Crackers:
8 Pack: $3.00

Muffins: Bakery Fresh
Half Dozen: $10.00
Dozen: $20.00

Orange or Apple Juice:
Half Gallon: $3.00
Gallon: $5.00
Individual Bottles: $1.00/Bottle

Snack cakes or cookies:
Snack cakes: $2.50/specified box
Cookies: $3.00/specified box
Cookies – Bakery dozen: $4.00
Cookies – Small Tray: $14.00
Cookies – Large Tray: $22.00

Pie: Bakery Fresh

Food city food trays are available upon request.
Prices subject to change upon customers personalization requests.
Additional food items not listed can be requested.

Discounts may be available for non-profits and senior citizens.

Does the Center have public Wi-Fi?


Do you charge for the use of standard equipment?

Standard equipment included in the price of rental may include (depending upon room choice), computers, projectors, screen, audio, Wi-Fi, Apple TV, etc. Video conferencing is an additional $10.00 per hour. Onsite dedicated IT Support is $35.00 per hour.

Do you have refreshments available?

Coffee for up to 30 people is an additional $10.00. Mints and water can be provided at no charge upon request. Refreshments and snacks are available for any event and can be requested at an additional cost.

Do you have a kitchen space or catering available?

The Center has a regular sized refrigerator and many classrooms have a sink available for use with rental. The auditorium is equipped with a larger room for catered meals to be brought in. The Center allows meals to be brought in by the renter at no charge. If SWCC is conducting a customizable business training course, lunches may be included in the total cost of the package. The Russell County Conference Center next door has a large kitchen available for rental upon availability. The phone number is 276-254-0153 to inquire.