November 23, 2020
Given the rise in COVID19 cases on the Lake Traverse Reservation and in South Dakota, Sisseton Wahpeton College (SWC) has closed access to the general public as of November 16, 2020.
All fall ’20 courses are being conducted via ZOOM using the HyFlex model, with the exception of Building Trades and Culinary Arts. All faculty and students will continue with their coursework as scheduled for fall ’20 semester.
Student registration for spring 2021 is now open and will remain open throughout the remainder of the semester and through January 8, 2021. Students will contact their advisor for this purpose. Those employees of SWC who are entering the building during this time must sign in and wear a mask. Please wear your mask while in the building unless you are in your office. Campus closure will remain in effect until December 18, 2020 when the college will go on Christmas Break. Click for more information.
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Sisseton Wahpeton College 2020 - 2022 Course Catalog
Review this edition of the SWC catalog. Here you can
find program and course descriptions as well as other important information regarding
what SWC offers and how it best fits into your further education.
SWC agrees and abides by the concepts of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, Public Law 101-226, December 12, 1989. In compliance, SWC abides by the following policy: “It is prohibited for students or employees of the Sisseton Wahpeton College to engage in the possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol while on college property or in connection with any institutionally sponsored activity.
SWC operates a drug-free workplace. Employees and students who possess, manufacture, use, attempt to possess or use, participate in the illegal transfer, sale, offering, or possession of illegal drugs, other controlled substances, or alcohol while on the job or on SWC property are in violation of this policy and are subject to disciplinary action and/or referral to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Employees who report to work, along with students attending classes or other activities, while under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, or other controlled substances are considered a threat to the general safety, productivity, security, and accountability of the College and are also in violation of the policy.
Students convicted of any offense under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance are not eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance under Title IV during the period from the date of the conviction and through the interval specified by the Department of Education. The period of ineligibility for federal student aid funds varies depending on whether the conviction was for sale or possession and previous offenses. Students should contact the Financial Aid Office for additional information.
SWC recognizes two different situations that require addressing.
2. The effect of illegal drug-related activities (such as possession, sale, offering, or using) on the reputation of the College in general and the denial of the goal of a drug-free workplace. Therefore, in order to strive to treat this second situation, procedures have been implemented for drug testing.
There are five situations that could require an employee to submit to drug testing in order to remain employed at SWC. Those situations are as follows:
Failure of the drug testing protocol occurs after the final lab report determines a positive finding, after eliminating false positives or the presence of legitimate prescription drugs – requiring supporting documentation from a doctor. Failure of a drug test, or refusal to submit to a drug-use screening test, whether on-duty or off-duty, shall be grounds for termination of employment. Failure to appear and take the test is considered a form of refusal, as is appearing but leaving prior to the test being administered. An employee who is terminated from employment under this policy shall not be allowed to re-apply for a position with SWC for a period of one year.