Southwestern College’s 57th Birthday

Students and the campus community joined Southwestern College on Jaguar Walk at the Chula Vista campus on Sept. 13 to celebrate 57 years of Southwestern College.
Students and the campus community joined Southwestern College on Jaguar Walk at the Chula Vista campus on Sept. 13 to celebrate 57 years of Southwestern College. The campus community and special guests helped us celebrate by serving cake and sparkling cider to students, giving away prizes, signing our birthday cards and posing for photos.

Southwestern College Rededicates Veterans Resource Center, Sgt. Peralta Garden of Honor

Southwestern College celebrated the rededication of the new and improved Veterans Resource Center and the Sgt. Rafael Peralta Garden of Honor.
  Southwestern College celebrated the rededication of the new and expanded Veterans Resource Center and the Sgt. Rafael Peralta Garden of Honor Thursday, Sept. 26. The expanded Veterans' Resource Center comes with the help of the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office who awarded Southwestern College...

Commencement 2017: “I’d like to thank . . .”

"I'd like to thank..." students
More than 2,000 students will graduate this year from Southwestern College and head off to continue their educational or workforce goals and dreams. We stopped a few of them one afternoon on Jaguar Walk and asked them, "Who would you like to thank?" for helping them along the way.

Southwestern College Celebrates Veterans Day 2018

Southwestern College celebrates Veterans Day 2018.
  Southwestern College celebrated its annual Veterans Day Ceremony Thursday, Nov. 8 with special guests and the Student Veteran Organization. Each year, we celebrate and honor our student veterans and veterans in the community. The year's guest speaker was Christopher Lawerence, Chula Vista Police Department...

‘Puertas al Futuro’ opens doorways to the future

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q_OJbI5APc] "Puertas al Futuro" translates to "Doorways to the Future," and this program opens those doors for our Hispanic students through tutoring, counseling and more. The Title V "Puertas al Futuro" (Doorways to the Future) Project is funded by a five-year grant from the Federal...

Gallery: Southwestern College Celebrates Veterans Day 2019

Photos from the annual Veterans Day Ceremony, where we honored student and employee veterans.
  Southwestern College celebrated Veterans Day with its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 with the theme of "Honoring our Own." We honored student and employee veterans as well as John Jacobs, the Chula Vista Veteran of the year. Here's who helped...

Crown Cove Aquatic Center’s Annual Open House

The Crown Cove Aquatic Center's Annual Open House on May 21.
It was the perfect San Diego afternoon as the sun was shining and the cloudless blue sky hung above the Crown Cove Aquatic Center's Annual Open House on May 21. Hundreds of community members drove down the Silver Strand State Beach in Coronado to enjoy free paddling, sailing, kayaking and even a classic Italian gondola ride in celebration of National Safe Boating Week. The event also included live entertainment by Heali'i Polynesian Review dancers.

Southwestern College Black History Month Efforts Recognized by National City

National City Mayor Alejandra Sotelo-Solis and the National City City Council recognized members of Southwestern College's Black Alliance and the Southwestern College Governing Board at the council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 5. The Black Alliance has partnered with college student organizations Black Student Union, Umoja,...

Southwestern College Aquatics Makes Waves in National City

The Southwestern College men's and women's swim teams practice at Las Palmas Pool in #NationalCity.
  Southwestern College pools are getting an upgrade, but that didn’t sink the college’s swim teams. The old swimming pools and the 1000 building have been demolished and cleared to make way for the new Math, Science and Engineering Building. By the next spring semester, however,...

Landscape & Nursery Technology: A Look at Three Types of Seed Media

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Holly McMullen, an instructor in the Landscape and Nursery Technology department, takes you on a quick experiment of sowing seeds with three different types of media. Watch as she gives a preview of one of the lessons from LNT-100, offered this fall completely online...