Spring 2018 Fast Track Classes Begin April 2

The spring semester may be almost halfway over, but there's still time to add a class or two to your schedule. If you're acing all your classes or think your class schedule is a little too light, you can add a fast-track class, Check...

Your Guide to the Fall 2021 Semester

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It has been an extraordinary past 18 months at Southwestern College and this fall semester, we are excited to re-open our campuses and see student services and some classes return in person. We know this hybrid model of online and in-person instruction and services can...

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 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...

Winners Chosen for the of the Instagram Favorite Professor Giveaway

After a week of commenting, tagging and double tapping, the winners of the Southwestern College favorite professor Instagram giveaway have been selected! We offered students a chance to win one of two prize packs which included a $50 Amazon gift card and $50 worth...

Your Guide to the Spring 2022 Semester

Dear Southwestern College student,  The spring semester begins this Monday, Jan. 31 and it will be unlike any other semester in Southwestern College's history. We were scheduled to begin the spring semester with about 60 percent of in-person classes and the rest online, some classes...

Your Guide to the Spring 2019 Semester

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Southwestern College is getting ready to kick-off the new semester and welcome approximately 20,000 students to our campuses when the spring semester begins this Monday, Jan. 28. We know a brand new semester comes with a whole new batch of questions, so we've put together this guide to...

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...

Why I, a Native Japanese Speaker, Enrolled in a Japanese Class

Professor Masako Rodriguez with her students Alexis Zimmerman, Alix Sharp and Jo Gibson in her Japanese 102 class.
Inside classroom 447 at Southwestern College’s Chula Vista campus, you can hear a blend of Japanese and English occurring as Professor Masako Rodriguez conducts her Japanese classes. Each student is attentive as the  Bill Nye of Japanese makes her points throughout her lecture. She grins as she shifts gears and goes to instruct kanji by having a writing race from teams she constructs. I sit there observing as my peers get heated about stroke order and whether they’re missing a line. On other days, we can get paired up to rehearse phrases in Japanese, or learn about Japanese pop culture or current geopolitical events occurring in Japan.

A Q&A with Leticia Cazares, Southwestern College’s Newest Governing Board Member

Leticia Cazares, Southwestern College's newest Governing Board member.
Learn more about Leticia Cazares, her connection to Southwestern College, why she chose to run and the upcoming goals of the Governing Board.