HEC National City Programs

In addition to the wide range of for-transfer general education classes we host at our facility, the HECNC is also the home of Southwestern College's Dental Hygiene, Medical Lab Tech, Medical Assisting, and Optical Tech (non-credit). If you're looking for quality courses to kickstart your healthcare career, we here at the HECNC welcome you!

Below is a listing of degree and certificate programs offered at the Higher Education Center at National City. For a complete list of all Southwestern College programs, follow this link.


Associate Degree(s) Available
Certificate(s) Available

Dental Hygiene

Associate Degree(s) Available

Medical Assistant-Administrative & Clinical

Associate Degree(s) Available Certificate(s) Available

Medical Laboratory Technician

Associate Degree(s) Available