Welcome toSouthwestern College
I am Cynthia Ochoa
I am a performer. I am an actor. I transferred to UC San Diego with a full scholarship to study theatre arts. Southwestern College gave me the stage I dreamed of.
Education gives you the power to make decisions for yourself. It gives you the power to value yourself, to believe in yourself, to earn your confidence.
I am Chris Lawrence
I am a police officer, veteran and Purple Heart recipient who lost a leg in Iraq. I used my benefits to attend the Southwestern College Police Academy and make my dreams of becoming a police officer come true.
The Police Academy is taught by officers from National City, Chula Vista and San Diego and when they saw what I could do, it gave me my confidence back . . . That’s when I knew I could do it.
I am Giselle Florez
As an engineering major and the head of Southwestern's Society of Women Engineers, I hope to turn my passion for 3D printing into a career in aerospace.
I never had access to technology this advanced, ever.... The fact that Southwestern College has it right now, it’s providing an opportunity to all the students, and it provided that opportunity to me.
See what's possible
I'm a high school student
Information for High School Students
We would love to meet you! Learn more about what Southwesten can offer high school students, and get in touch with one of our counselors.
I have never been to college, or I don't have a degree yet
Information for New Students
We would love to meet you! Learn more about what Southwesten can offer new students, and get in touch with one of our counselors.
I want to transfer to a 4-year university
Information for Transfer Students
We would love to meet you! Learn more about what Southwesten can offer transfer students, and get in touch with one of our counselors.
I want to prepare for a career or build my professional skills
Information for Career Education Students
We would love to meet you! Learn more about what Southwesten can offer career education students, and get in touch with one of our counselors.
I'm active duty or a veteran
Information for Veterans
We would love to meet you! Learn more about what Southwesten can offer military students, and get in touch with one of our counselors.
I live in the SWC community
Information for Community Members
Learn more about what Southwesten offers the community.
Learn About Our Programs & Services
With 5 locations, plus several online learning options, Southwestern College provides you with the best classes for your goals and schedule.
Chula Vista900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91910 - (619) 421-6700
Where you'll find most of Southwestern College's classes and services.
National City880 National City Blvd, National City, CA 91950 - (619) 216-6665
We're located right off the I-5 freeway, down the street from the 8th Street trolley station. Here, you can take general education courses and science labs or our dental hygiene or medical lab technician programs.
Otay Mesa8100 Gigantic St, San Diego, CA 92154 - (619) 216-6750
Minutes away from the US-Mexico border, Otay Mesa hosts our Police Academy, Nursing, Fire Science Technology, Paramedic, and Emergency Medical Technician programs
San Ysidro460 W San Ysidro Blvd, San Ysidro, CA 92173 - (619) 216-6790
San Ysidro, located near the US-Mexico border, offers a range of courses, including classes in the Family Studies program, Monday through Saturday, days and evenings.
Crown Cove5000 Highway 75, Coronado, CA 92118 - (619) 575-6176
By partnering with California State Parks & Recreation and California Boating and Waterways, the Crown Cove Aquatic Center is able to offer classes in canoeing, first aid, kayaking, safe boating, sailing, stand-up paddling, and surfing.
Online900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91910 - (619) 482-6595
We'll help you get ready for our online classes through face-to-face, online, or video orientations, and you can also visit our open lab for support.