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Southwestern College Earns Spot on 2020-2021 Military Friendly Schools List

Grace Chavez, Student Veteran Organization president, speaks at Southwestern College's Veterans Day Ceremony.
Southwestern College has again made the list of the top Military Friendly schools in the country. The Veterans’ Services department earned this designation with top marks on admissions, veterans services and financial aid, including accepting the GI Bill and providing veteran-specific scholarships.  “Our Veterans’ Services...

SDSU Launches Innovative Agreement with Local Colleges to Increase Degree Access

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Southwestern College students will be able to access and attain a San Diego State University degree without ever having to step foot on any SDSU campus. As an initial pilot of the SDSU microsite model, SDSU will launch bachelor’s degree completion programs at Southwestern College...

Dental Hygiene Has a Streak of an Overall 100% Passing Rate

A dental hygiene student, Damian Trujillo is working on his patient at the Southwestern College National City campus clinic.
Since the inception of the Southwestern College Dental Hygiene Program, graduates have had stellar outcomes on the written and clinical licensing exams, and this year the streak continued with 100 percent passing. Southwestern College students perform well above the national average and that success can...

Your Guide to the Spring 2020 Semester

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We're starting the new decade with some big and exciting changes at Southwestern College. We have new building and room numbers, new changes coming to our annual Commencement Ceremony and information on parking. The spring 2020 semester begins on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Yes, the semester begins...

Chula Vista Campus Building and Room Numbers Have Changed

A photo of a building with the new building number that reads "38."
When the spring semester begins on Jan. 29, returning students, employees and visitors will see big changes to Southwestern College’s Chula Vista campus. Every building and room number has been renumbered to create a more consistent numbering system and improve old, convoluted numbering. “The building...

Our Most Popular Stories and Social Media Posts of 2019

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We're closing out the year (and decade!) at Southwestern College by looking back at some of our best moments across our News Center, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You made it another year to remember. You came to read our great stories and were there for...

Investigations of Police Procedures in Placard Incident Concluded

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Investigations conducted by Southwestern College and the San Diego District Attorney’s Office into the Oct. 1 incident where college police arrested, cited and released a student for misuse of a disabled parking placard have concluded college officers acted within the district’s police procedures. Part of...

ASO President Christian Sanchez Prioritizes Student Success, Mentorship

When Christian Sanchez started as a student for the third time at Southwestern College in the summer of 2018, he was unsure of his academic future and had no interest in being involved on campus. Sanchez had enrolled in Southwestern College twice before, but both...

Southwestern College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Hosts Major’s Week

Dimitri Loa, Southwestern College's Phi Theta Kappa president, discusses Major's Week with a student.
Last week, Southwestern College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society hosted Major’s Week, a four-day event to teach students about different majors and guide them towards related resources.   The honor society knows that college students are faced with many options when it comes to choosing a...

Local Community Colleges Secure Funding for Immigrant Legal Assistance Centers

Alejandra Garcia standing in the Dreamer Center
Eight local community colleges have been selected to participate in a pilot program offering free immigration-related legal services through a statewide project involving the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the Foundation for California Community Colleges and the California Department of Social Services. The program, which...