Two Southwestern College Programs Earn Esteemed Recognition

Two Southwestern College Programs Earn Esteemed Recognition
Two of Southwestern College’s Allied Health programs are receiving state and local recognition for their academic rigor, professional designations and tuition value. The college’s Licensed Vocational Nursing program has ranked 55 in California by Nursing Schools Almanac and the college’s Medical Assisting program has been named...

Southwestern College Increasing In-Person Classes to 60 Percent

Southwestern College will offer 60 percent of in-person classes for the spring semester as well as a mix of hybrid, online and remote courses. Vaccinations against COVID-19 will still be required for all employees and for students who register for in-person sections. All current...

Southwestern College Named 2021 Equity Champion of Higher Education

A Southwestern College graduate participates in the 2021 Commencement car parade.
Southwestern College has been named an Equity Champion of Higher Education by The Campaign for College Opportunity for “exemplary” work in awarding Associate Degrees for Transfer to Black and Latinx students. Southwestern College is one of only six community colleges in California to receive...

Southwestern College Earns AA Credit Ratings for Its Bond Obligations

Rendering of the proposed Student Union from an aerial perspective
The nation’s two largest investment services have assigned AA credit ratings to Southwestern College. The ratings, released last week, are a critical factor in determining the district’s credit worthiness as it releases the final bonds authorized under Propositions R and Z. S&P Global Ratings assigned...

Southwestern College earns Goodwill “Good Neighbor” Recognition

Myesha Jackson accepting the Goodwill Good Neighbor Award
Goodwill Industries--the organization founded on “a hand up, not a hand out”--has awarded Southwestern College’s Continuing Education Director Myesha Jackson its Good Neighbor Award. Jackson and her team were recognized for the educational partnerships they have created with the organization and its clients. By offering...

Southwestern College Forgiving $1.5 Million in Student Debt

Students walking on Southwestern College's Chula Vista campus.
Southwestern College is forgiving $1.5 million in student debt for more than 4,200 students using special federal grant money. Students who were enrolled in spring 2021 and summer 2021 will have all their outstanding tuition and related enrollment fees forgiven. Holds for non-payment will be...

Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Seeks to Fill Four Vacancies

firefighters raising the American flag in front of the new Public Safety Training Center
Southwestern College is seeking applications for four vacancies on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee—three community openings and a student opening. The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 29. Members of the committee are responsible for informing the public and the college’s Governing Board about the expenditure...

Southwestern College Creating Governing Board Election Districts, Seeks Community Input

Graphic that says "Your College, Your Voice. Creating Southwestern College Election Districts" with a map of Southwestern College's service area.
Southwestern College is creating election districts throughout South San Diego County that will include the communities and cities of Chula Vista, Bonita, National City, San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, Coronado, Imperial Beach and other unincorporated areas.  The college’s service area is one of the most diverse...

Southwestern College Dedicates New Training Center and Remembers 9/11

Ribbon cutting photo
Sept. 11, 2001, will always be a day the nation remembers. Nearly 3,000 civilians, along with 412 emergency response workers, perished that day. The event not only sparked two unwinnable wars in both Afganistan and Iraq, but also spawned a domestic war on terrorism,...

Dual Dedications Celebrate Performing Arts Center Opening

Performing Arts Center Grand Opening
Southwestern College emerged from the pandemic with a grand opening dedication of a magnificent Performing Arts Center and the community welcome reception for new Superintendent/President Dr. Mark Sanchez. In a dual celebration Wednesday, community members and Southwestern College faculty and staff heralded the ultimate transformation...