COVID-19: Announcement on Class and Business Operations

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Dear Southwestern College, We have been closely monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation throughout San Diego. This is a rapidly changing situation and we appreciate everyone’s patience as college leadership works to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment for our students, employees and community. The...

Archaeologist Presents on El Mirador, Takes Students “a Step Back in Time.”

Dr. Richard Hansen presents on the Mirador Basin in northern Guatemala.
Dr. Richard Hansen usually spends his days excavating and decoding ancient Mayan sites such as the monuments of Tikal, ritual pyramids and mysterious glyphs in Guatemala. On Feb. 20, however, he entered a new Mayan-infuenced site by stepping onto the Southwestern College Chula Vista...

Professor Honored as 40th Senate District Woman of the Year

Dr. Sylvia Garcia-Navarrete (right) receives a call from California State Senator Ben Hueso honoring her as the Woman of the Year for the 40th Senate District on Feb. 19 alongside Dr. Max Branscomb, her fellow professor who nominated her for the distinction.
English and Reading Professor Dr. Sylvia Garcia-Navarrete has been recognized as the Woman of the Year for the 40th Senate District by California State Senator Ben Hueso for her dedication to teaching diverse populations and overcoming a lifetime of adversities to become an inspiration...

College Police Cut Ribbon on New Safety Building

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Southwestern College’s police department celebrated the opening of its new facility with a ribbon-cutting Thursday on the Chula Vista campus. The new College Police Building, situated in parking lot C, gives police and their staff a new lobby that can serve more students, a modernized...

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...

Chula Vista Campus Building and Room Numbers Have Changed

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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...

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...

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...