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

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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...

Southwestern College Launches SWC Returns, Draft Phased Reopening Plan

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Southwestern College has launched SWC Returns, its comprehensive reopening plan that will lead Southwestern College’s phased, and eventual, full reopening. Southwestern College’s phases are based on statewide and county tiers, but use unique South County COVID-19 data to determine district operations. SWC Returns is broken...

Southwestern Brings Work-Based Learning to the Classroom

Even before the pandemic crippled many industries, Southwestern College faculty understood they needed ways to apply classroom content in professional settings to help students gain real-world experience, Known as Classroom to Career, a team of Work-Based Learning faculty reached out to employers to hear directly...

Southwestern College Helps Entrepreneurs

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The coronavirus has upended the lives of business owners, but Southwestern College is helping entrepreneurs in two major ways. Through the Small Business Development Center, business owners can access capital and marketing strategies--for free. And students who want to take control of their own financial...

Southwestern College Governing Board Seeks to Appoint Two New Members

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The Southwestern College Governing Board voted unanimously Monday to create an appointment process to replace two board members who won other county elections in November. In a special board meeting Monday, the three board members approved the provisional appointment process allowing any registered voter in...

Dr. Mark Sanchez Selected as New Southwestern College President

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The Southwestern College Governing Board has selected Dr. Mark Sanchez as Southwestern College’s next superintendent/president. The board announced their decision early Wednesday morning after a six-hour closed session where they interviewed three finalists. Sanchez will replace current Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred Murillo, who is retiring in...

Southwestern College’s Sustainable Designs Wins Two Awards from San Diego’s Green Building Council

SWC Landscape and Nursery building plans wins awards from the San Diego Green Building Council
The San Diego Green Building Council has granted Southwestern College the Sustainable Organization award for its vision, leadership and commitment to integrate and contribute to sustainability within the San Diego region. The council is also awarding the college with the Unbuilt Most Efficient EUI...