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Higher Education Center at National City

Established in 1998, the Higher Education Center at National City offers signature programs in Dental Hygiene, Medical Assisting and Medical Lab Technician. With science classrooms and labs dedicated in 2018, students can take all their general education classes in National City.

Academic Programs at HEC National City

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View Our Programs

Our 120-plus courses cover general education requirements and the following career programs:

Virtual Chat

Chat live on Cranium Café using your MySWC login! This service allows you to experience a face to face drop-in session in an online environment using your webcam and microphone. Find who you're looking for online and select the “Chat with Me” button to start. To learn more, visit the Virtual Chat webpage.

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Center for Business Advancement

Access the services of the Contracting Opportunities Center, SBDC, and CITD here.

Dental Hygiene Clinic

Sign up for dental appointments at the Higher Education Center at National City's convenient clinic.

Student Services

Get access to academic counseling, admissions, and registration.


Find out which classes are offered at the Higher Education Center at National City.

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