Southwestern College

Address: 900 Otay Lakes Road
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone: 619-421-6700

Mission Statement:
Southwestern College is committed to meeting the educational goals of its students in an environment that promotes intellectual growth and develops human potential.

About SWC:
Established in 1961, Southwestern College is one of 109 public community colleges in the state of California and the only institute of higher education located in the southern portion of San Diego County. Its location—nestled between the City of San Diego and the U.S.-Mexico international border on a 156-acre plot—positions it to play an important role in the intellectual growth of the more than 400,000 residents that call South County home.

Serving approximately 18,000 students annually, Southwestern College offers more than 285 associate degree and certificate options. A host of noncredit courses designed to enhance personal and professional development are also offered through the College’s Continuing Education department.

Southwestern College has continuously received accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Whether pursuing an A.A. degree, preparing to transfer to a four-year college or university, or acquiring new occupational skills, students attending Southwestern College are given every opportunity to meet their educational goals.

Recent News

  • Govering Board Elects New Board President and Vice President

    Trustee Salcido Elected Board President and Trustee Valladolid Elected VPCHULA VISTA, CA---Southwestern Community College District is proud to announce that Yolanda Salcido has been elected Governing Board President during the December Governing Board meeting. Trustee Salcid...

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  • Freedom of Expression Policy Review Task Force Created at Southwestern College

    Task Force Includes Students, Faculty, Classified & AdministrationChula Vista — Southwestern Community College District created the Freedom of Expression Policy Review Task Force. The function of the task force is to review current Policy #5550, Freedom of Expression. ...

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  • SWC Presents Mariachi Garibaldi

    What: The School of Arts and Communication Department at Southwestern College (SWC) proudly presents the 6th Annual Mariachi Garibaldi Guadalajara Benefit Concert. The Mariachi Garibaldi showcases the music department’s mariachi program directed by Dr. Jeff Nevin. The fund...

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  • Southwestern College Welcomes Newly Appointed Administrators

    Three Top-Level Administrators Welcomed to Management TeamChula Vista - The Southwestern Community College District welcomes three top-level administrators to its management team: Vice President for Business & Financial Affairs; Dean of Instructional Support Services, an...

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