Graduates earn 430 degrees, certificates from Southwestern Community College


About 30.9 percent of the 430 degrees and certificates handed out by the Southwestern Community College in 2016-17 were to students in Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Creston conferred 133 associate's degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities programs.

But the single most popular program was for a associate's degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. Data shows the school gave out 129 associate's degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, followed by 52 certificates in Welding Technology/Welder and 42 certificates in Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training.

The college enrolled 1,646 students for 2016-17, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2016-17
Program
Associates degrees
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
129
-
129
General Studies
4
-
4
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
133
-
133
30.9
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
-
42
42
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
26
-
26
Health Professions and Related Programs total
26
42
68
15.8
Welding Technology/Welder
7
52
59
Precision Production total
7
52
59
13.7
Carpentry/Carpenter
6
27
33
Electrician
5
19
24
Construction Trades total
11
46
57
13.3
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
7
27
34
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
2
11
13
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
3
4
7
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians total
12
42
54
12.6
Business Administration and Management, General
15
4
19
Accounting
4
-
4
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
1
-
1
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
-
-
-
Management Information Systems, General
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
20
4
24
5.6
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
6
6
12
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
3
-
3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
9
6
15
3.5
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
7
-
7
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
4
-
4
Agronomy and Crop Science
2
-
2
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences total
13
-
13
3
Music, General
7
-
7
Visual and Performing Arts total
7
-
7
1.6

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