Southwestern Community College

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Southwestern Community College is a 2-year public community college in Sylva, North Carolina. The institution offers various post-secondary education options including diplomas, 1- to 2-year certificates and 2-year associate’s degrees. The college is a member of the North Carolina Community College System, a state network of 50 public colleges.

According to a Washington Monthly report, Southwestern CC is ranked No.4 in the nation among America’s top community colleges and technical schools.

General Information

Admission Office

447 College Drive

Sylva, NC 28779

(828) 586-4091

(800) 447-4091

Fax: (828) 586-3129

Contact: Phil Weast

Dean of Student Services
Main Address

447 College Drive

Sylva, NC 28779

(828) 586-4091

Total undergrads: 2,610


Rural setting

Rural community (under 2,500)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Admission to allied health programs based on test scores, academic record, interview, and recommendations.

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Hotel/Motel Management C
Marketing Management A
Real Estate C
Restaurant/Food Services Management C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C

Construction Trades

Electrician C
Masonry/Tile Setting C
Plumbing C


Early Childhood Education A,C
Education – General A
Trade/Industrial Education A


Computer Engineering – General A
Electrical/Communications Engineering A
Surveying Engineering A

Engineering Technologies

Electrical Engineering Technologies A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science A
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Diagnostic Medical Sonography A
Emergency Medical Technology A
Massage Therapy C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Records Technology A,C
Mental Health Services Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Respiratory Therapy A
Respiratory Therapy Technician A
Substance Abuse Counseling A,C

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General A

Personal & Culinary Services

Cosmetology A,C
Culinary Arts/Related Services A
Manicure/Nails C

Precision Production Trades

Welding Technology C

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A
Police Science C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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