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5 Tips for Making Online Courses a Success

Rachel Perez, working on her online class at Grind House, a coffeeshop on Third Avenue in Chula Vista.
With Southwestern College gearing up to spring into the new semester, you might be scrambling to find an extra class or two to add to your already packed schedule. Instead of rearranging your entire schedule to fit in another class, you might want to...

Our Most Popular Stories and Social Media Posts of 2018

Our 2018 most popular stories and posts.
As 2018 comes to a close, we're looking back at the most popular Southwestern College stories and social media posts across our News Center, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We opened new buildings, gave you sneak peeks at future facilities, graduated a record number of...

Superintendent/President Kindred Murillo Appointed to Governor’s Community College Student Success Funding Formula Committee

Superintendent/President Kindred Murillo has been appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to serve on the Community College Student Success Funding Formula Oversight Committee.

Paramedic Program Celebrates 30 Years of Training First-Responders

Paramedic student Michelle Bostrom works with other students and her professor on cardiac patient assessment.
It’s a busy day for students of the Southwestern College Paramedic Program at the Higher Education Center at Otay Mesa. They’re on a strict schedule, and four Southwestern College paramedic professors and staff members are leading them through real-world scenarios and workshops they’ll encounter...

International Student Spotlight: Mariana Silva-Gómez

If you’ve attended campus events throughout the past year, such as the Mother’s Day Celebration, Professors and Pizza or the Jag Kitchen pop-ups, you’ve probably seen Mariana Silva-Gómez helping lead them. As the Associated Student Organization Vice President of Outreach, Silva-Gómez has helped make...

New and Returning Trustees Sworn into Southwestern College Governing Board

Leticia Cazares begins new term, Tim Nader and Nora Vargas re-elected CHULA VISTA, California ­– Three trustees were sworn into the Southwestern College Governing Board for a new term Tuesday, Dec. 11 before the board’s regular public meeting. Leticia Cazares begins her new term...

Chula Vista Veteran of the Year is Proud Southwestern College Graduate

Southwestern College alumnus Chris Lawerence is Chula Vista's Veteran of the Year. Lawrence is a Purple Heart recipient, a police officer with the Chula Vista Police Department and a graduate of Southwestern College's Police Academy.
In 2007, Chris Lawrence had been in about his fifth month of deployment in the Al Anabar province of Iraq when an enemy improvised explosive device went off and destroyed the bridge he and his squad of about 14 soldiers were walking over. “I was...

Southwestern College Celebrates Jewish Festival of Lights

Dreidels were spun, babka was served and Hanukkah lessons were learned at the first-ever Southwestern College Festival of Lights event held on Nov. 20, presented by Southwestern College Jewish students and friends. Rabbi Mendy Begun, of Chabad of Chula Vista, welcomed participants with messages and...

Wellness & Aquatic Complex Wins Prestigious Green Building Design Award        

Southwestern College has been awarded the City of Chula Vista’s Green Building Design Award for the construction of the new Wellness & Aquatics Complex as part of its annual Ribbons & Shovels awards. The 12 awards highlight community projects that improve and enhance the appearance of Chula Vista and celebrate the best in art, architecture, landscape, historic preservation and environment.

Student Veteran Spotlight 2018

Southwestern College is proud to serve our student veterans and grateful for their service to our country. Recently, Southwestern College was recognized in Military Times' 2019 “Best for Vets” list for our dedication and ongoing campus support to our student veterans through services such...