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 a police officer, veteran and Purple Heart recipient who lost a leg in Iraq. I used my GI Bill® 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.
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.
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I'm a high school student
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I have never been to college, or I don't have a degree yet
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I want to transfer to a 4-year university
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I want to prepare for a career or build my professional skills
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I'm active duty or a veteran
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I live in the SWC community
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Learn About Our Programs
With 5 locations, plus several online learning options, Southwestern College provides you with the best classes for your goals and schedule.Programs & Academics
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.