Southwestern College Contributes $931.1M to Local Economy

Southwestern College graduate Viry Martino explains the impact community college had on her life
Newly commissioned study measures College’s return on investment for students/community. CHULA VISTA, CA. – Southwestern College and its students contribute $931.1 million to the South County economy through wages, operating expenses, construction and taxes, a recently released economic impact report shows. The report, prepared by Economic...

5 Transfer Tips from the Transfer Center

5 Transfer Tips from the Southwestern College Transfer Center
The months of October and November are officially transfer application months. You might know a few things to get you started. You’ve done your research on some of your top schools. You know where to find the California State University and University of California...

J. Michael Straczynski returns to Southwestern College

J. Michael Straczynski during his Q&A-style talk "A Conversation with Joe," on Oct. 14.
J. Michael Straczynski walked into the Southwestern College Sun newsroom on Thursday afternoon, looked around at the young journalists and writers and told them how much the world needed them. The world, he said, needed their unique perspective, their stories and their voices. He pointed...

Changes are coming to the FASFA, here’s what you need to know

Everything you need to know about the upcoming FASFA changes, plus a few tips on filling out the application and other aid available.

Southwestern College Launches Jag Kitchen Food Pantry

  A few years ago, Child Development Center Director Patricia Bartow noticed some disturbing signs in some of her students. They were sluggish, sleepy, tired and unenthused, and in a heartbeat, she knew what was wrong: They were hungry. To Bartow, this wasn’t just a hunch...

Proposition R Fall 2016 Update

Artist rendering of the Wellness Center & Aquatic Complex.
If you’ve driven by the intersection of East H Street and Otay Lakes Road in Chula Vista or past National City and Plaza boulevards in National City, it’s easy to see that this is an exciting time for Southwestern College. Each morning, construction crews...

Southwestern College Breaks Ground on $22.5M National City Expansion

SWC Leadership shovels dirt durign the HEC NC Groundbreaking Ceremony.
Two-story building will expand course sections and programs, use state-of-the-art construction technology NATIONAL CITY, California ­– Southwestern College, SUNDT Construction and Johnson Favaro Architects broke ground August 31 on a new two-story expansion at the Higher Education Center in National City. The event brought together...

Classes Begin for Southwestern College’s Fall Semester

Students head to Jaguar Walk, where the Associated Student Organization held its Welcome Week activities.
More than 18,000 students will take classes this fall at Southwestern College campuses throughout South San Diego County CHULA VISTA, California ­– This week, Southwestern College is welcoming more than 18,000 students to its campuses throughout South San Diego County. They will fill nearly 2,000...

College for Kids Immerses Local Elementary and Middle School Students in the College Experience

Instructor Laura Hodge leads her “Musical Theatre Camp” class in a warm-up before their production of “Alice in Wonderland.”
It was a seemingly normal day inside Southwestern College classrooms recently. A biology class was learning about chromosomes and mitochondria, clay was being transformed into works of art inside the poetry studio, 3D models were being created in Photoshop, architecture structures designed for homeless...

Southwestern College Power Study Program Closing Achievement Gap

Power Study Program Coordinator Shawna Hutchins-Williams and Learning Assistance Services Coordinator Andrew Rempt.
Considered largest in the country Southwestern College is closing the achievement gap and rewriting the rules on student success through a rapidly expanding program that embeds trained tutors in the classroom to provide immediate help when needed and to offer follow-up sessions afterward in a...