Welcome to Southwestern Oregon Community College!

I feel very fortunate to be a member of the Southwestern community. Since joining the campus in 1993, I have had the chance to watch the college grow while personally growing within. My passion is for student success and my vision is to encourage results.

Our staff and faculty are positioned to make a difference in the lives of our students and fellow members of the community. They work hard to stretch our resources to give our students the best opportunity to succeed in their education.

When you choose Southwestern, you make a commitment to your future success. We, in turn, are committed to your education. Wherever you are in your life's next dream or goal, we are ready to help you achieve it.

Our College Mission celebrates five decades of College History serving the citizens of the Oregon South Coast. Southwestern is led by a seven member Board of Education elected from our three-county district through Board Policy Governance.

I invite you to explore our web site for the variety of opportunities and paths we can provide. Whatever your dream or goal may be, we are honored to have the opportunity to serve you.

Thank you,
Patty M. Scott, Ed.D. President
Southwestern Oregon Community College

Vision / Mission Statements

Southwestern leads and inspires lifelong learning
(Adopted June 26, 2006)

Southwestern Oregon Community College serves the educational and cultural needs of our students and communities by providing access to quality education in a professional and engaging environment which supports innovation, sustainability and lifelong enrichment. Learning experiences are characterized by excellent teaching, support for student achievement and the enhancement of social and economic opportunities.
(Adopted January 25, 2010)

CORE THEMES: (Adopted April 26, 2010)