Southwestern College Creating Governing Board Election Districts, Seeks Community Input

Graphic that says "Your College, Your Voice. Creating Southwestern College Election Districts" with a map of Southwestern College's service area.
Southwestern College is creating election districts throughout South San Diego County that will include the communities and cities of Chula Vista, Bonita, National City, San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, Coronado, Imperial Beach and other unincorporated areas.  The college’s service area is one of the most diverse...

Southwestern College Dedicates New Training Center and Remembers 9/11

Ribbon cutting photo
Sept. 11, 2001, will always be a day the nation remembers. Nearly 3,000 civilians, along with 412 emergency response workers, perished that day. The event not only sparked two unwinnable wars in both Afganistan and Iraq, but also spawned a domestic war on terrorism,...

Dual Dedications Celebrate Performing Arts Center Opening

Performing Arts Center Grand Opening
Southwestern College emerged from the pandemic with a grand opening dedication of a magnificent Performing Arts Center and the community welcome reception for new Superintendent/President Dr. Mark Sanchez. In a dual celebration Wednesday, community members and Southwestern College faculty and staff heralded the ultimate transformation...

The Southwestern College Sun Named Top 100 Publication in America

Brittany Cruz-Fejeran holding a copy of The Southwestern College Sun newspaper.
The Sun, Southwestern College’s student newspaper, has been named one of America's Top 100 college publications of the last century by the Associated Collegiate Press, home of the prestigious Pacemaker often considered the Pulitzer prize of college media. To celebrate its centennial, the Associated Collegiate...

Southwestern College to Require Vaccines, Masks for Fall 2021 Semester

The Chavez Student Services Building on the Chula Vista campus.
Southwestern College will require all employees and students accessing in-person instruction and services to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the fall 2021 semester. Masks will be required in all indoor buildings and facilities. Southwestern College leadership surveyed the campus community, including students and employees, and...

Southwestern College’s Drone and Aerospace Program Take Flight This Fall

Professor Ken Yanow shows the various drones available for students in the drone program.
Interest in the drone industry is as high as some of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) can fly, and now Southwestern College has a way for students to gain skills to enter the field for free. Beginning this fall, students can enroll through the college’s...

Southwestern College to Expand In-Person Classes Fall 2021, Require Vaccinations 

Graphic that says "COVID-19 Update. Fall 2021 Semester."
Southwestern College will offer an expanded number of face-to-face classes this fall 2021 semester and will require all students, employees and visitors who are accessing a Southwestern College campus or facility to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, contingent on FDA approval of a vaccine. While...

Continuing Education is Helping Students Make Steps to a Brighter Future

Meet Mary Roach, a Southwestern College Continuing Education success story. Due to 5 brain surgeries, Mary was tied to a wheelchair. This is Mary, enjoying the San Diego weather walking around her home.
Not long after taking John Acosta’s exercise class at Southwestern College, Mary Roach was no longer sitting in a wheelchair. After five brain surgeries and some dedicated time to Acosta’s exercise class, she was stepping into class with a walker.  Acosta’s face was surprised and...

Southwestern College Student Named National Phi Theta Kappa Gold Scholar 

Southwestern College student Jenai Funk.
Southwestern College political science and business administration student Jenai Funk has been named a national Phi Theta Kappa Gold Scholar and will receive a $1,500 scholarship sponsored by the Coca-Cola Foundation. Funk, who was named a Southwestern College student of distinction in 2020, is one...

The New Cyber Security Program Will Make Its Debut at Southwestern College Fall 2021

Cyber Security will make its debut at Southwestern College Fall 2021
Cyber attacks on companies and government agencies have become an all-too frequent occurrence--crippling working systems and compromising personal data.  Southwestern College has now built a new cyber forensics program that will teach students the security analyst method of detecting a hacker or malware, be present...