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...

South Bay Botanic Gardens Contributes Plants and Talent to New Student Garden

South Bay Botanic Gardens Contributes Plants and Talent to New Student Garden Tiffany Elementary students to benefit          Tiffany Elementary School’s thumb just got a little greener, thanks to donated plants and volunteers from the South Bay Botanic Garden. Tiffany...

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...

New state budget allocates more funds for Southwestern College, California College Promise

The Cesar E. Chavez Student Services Center.
California Governor Jerry Brown released his 2018-2019 proposed $190.3 billion budget on Jan. 10, which includes ongoing and one-time funding to California Community Colleges.

Puente Student Wins Competitive California Latino Caucus Foundation Scholarship

Christian Sanchez, Southwestern College Puente Project student and English major.
Christian Sanchez, Southwestern College Puente Project student and English major, has won a competitive and prestigious $5,000 scholarship from the California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation. Sanchez is one of only 50 students from across California and one of only a handful of community college...

Southwestern College Transitions Summer Session To Distance Learning

Person using a laptop.
Southwestern College's 2020 summer session will be held online and through distance learning as Southwestern College continues to do its part to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by practicing crucial social distancing. The summer schedule will be available online through WebAdvisor on April 21....

Southwestern College Launches ‘Belong’ Equity Effort for Inclusive Excellence

Graphic that says "Belong: Southwestern College's Campus Climate Survey"
Southwestern College this week launched its “Belong” effort and a website to house its work to build and strengthen equity and inclusion actions while addressing issues of racism and discrimination. The Belong website—www.swccd.edu/belong—brings together data and research that will inform the college’s diversity, equity and...

Crown Cove Aquatic Center Receives $42,000 Grant

Southwestern College’s Crown Cove Aquatic Center Receives $42,000 Grant CORONADO – On-the-water boater safety will be enhanced at the Crown Cove Aquatic Center (CCAC), thanks to a new $42,000 grant. The grant –awarded by the California Department of Boating and Waterways—will...

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...

Deadline Extended for Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Applications

Southwestern College has extended the deadline for applications for four vacancies on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee—three community openings and a student opening. The new deadline is Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Members of the committee are responsible for informing the public and the college’s Governing Board...