Southwestern College Student Housing Planning Grants Funded

Southwestern College will begin exploring the feasibility of affordable student housing for each of its four campuses: Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa and San Ysidro, thanks to nearly $1 million in state-awarded planning grants. The college received an award letter Tuesday informing the funding...

Southwestern College In-Person Classes Return Feb. 28

Photo of the Chula Vista campus lawns with students walking among the trees.
Southwestern College’s spring 2022 in-person classes will return on Feb. 28, after a four-week transition to remote learning to help combat the spread of COVID-19. Student services will also begin a phased return for in-person services across the district at the Chula Vista, National...

Future Is Bright for Southwestern’s Optical Technician Program

Student lookingthrough glasses as part of optician program
Residents eyeing a new career that has experienced 13 percent employment growth need look no further than Southwestern College’s optical technician program. Begun in 2018 with grant funding from the Chula Vista Charitable Foundation in partnership with the South County Economic Development Council, the program...

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...

Spring 2022 Semester to Begin with Four Weeks of Virtual Instruction, Student Services

Southwestern College's Higher Education Center at San Ysidro.
Southwestern College will begin its spring 2022 semester with four weeks of virtual instruction and student services to combat the rising infection rates of COVID-19 throughout the San Diego region. About 60 percent of spring semester classes were scheduled to start in-person on Jan. 31...

Draft Trustee Election Maps Available for Review

graphic of draft map a for Governing Board district elections
As the Southwestern Community College District Governing Board moves toward its first-ever creation of trustee election districts, three preliminary maps are available for community review and comment. The maps were created based upon feedback from three public hearings and 249 public comments. Map feedback and...

Southwestern College to Pay Cash for Spring Expenses

SWC students with spring 2022 federal grants graphic overlay
New, returning and continuing students can be awarded up to $2,500 if they have enrolled in spring 2022 classes at Southwestern College.

Omicron Variant Alters Intersession Schedule

Stock photo of a student in front of a computer
As Southwestern College begins its one-month intersession classes Jan. 4, Superintendent/President Dr. Mark Sanchez, in consultation with leadership, the Governing Board and constituency leaders, has decided to move all classes and services to remote operations from Jan. 4 - Jan. 28. The college’s COVID guiding...

Southwestern College Vice President Chosen for Statewide Equity Committee 

Portrait of Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Tina King
Vice President of Student Services Dr. Tina King has been chosen to serve on the USC Race & Equity Center’s Racial Equity in Guided Pathways Commission.  The College Futures Foundation recently awarded the USC Race and Equity Center a $1 million grant to advance racial...

Southwestern College Honors its Ancestors

sunset photo of DeVore Stadium entrance
Southwestern College’s Governing Board moved from words to action Tuesday when they adopted a resolution that permanently waives all facility rental fees for members of the 13 federally recognized Kumeyaay tribes within San Diego County. For the last year, the Governing Board has begun each...