Our mission is to support and strengthen our local and regional economy through community, economic, and workforce development by providing relevant and responsive programs that actively engage individuals and businesses to develop academically, professionally, personally, and economically through the application of high-quality educational services and resources.
Your Community Connection
The Continuing Education Office provides local community members with a wide variety of interesting courses, programs, and contract services. Both Noncredit and Fee-based courses are offered in career and personal development, family and parenting, health and safety, arts and crafts, fitness and recreation, business and computers, and much more.
Your Workforce Connection: Learn More - Earn More
Southwestern College is the only public institution of higher education in San Diego’s South County. With this distinction, comes a responsibility to prepare a workforce that meets the dynamic needs of employers and to improve the social and economic mobility of the communities we serve. With one of the largest, most diverse portfolio of courses, certifications, certificates, and degrees, Southwestern College is home to over 60 fast-track programs and certifications offered for in-demand careers.
Your Future is Our Business
In addition to serving the various needs of the community, the School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development is uniquely situated within Southwestern College to provide a single point of contact for the business community interested in partnering with the College to support existing programs, help create new programs, and collaborate to build customized training programs often needed by the business community.
We are excited to help you build your future!