At the Higher Education Center at San Ysidro, students can enroll in general education classes and certificate programs that meet students' educational and career goals. Established in 1988, HEC at San Ysidro holds a special place as a tribute to the 21 victims of the July 18, 1984, tragedy at the McDonald's restaurant. The memorial is located at the front of the center, honoring the memory of the victims and serving as a promise to enhance the lives of San Ysidro's residents.
Academic Programs at HEC San Ysidro
Welcome to the state-of-the-art Southwestern College Higher Education Center at San Ysidro, your first step to success. ¡Bienvenidos!
Signature Academic Program
The signature academic program offered at the Higher Education Center at San Ysidro is Family Studies - perfect for students wishing to become a teacher, nurse, social worker or enter many other careers. Our expert faculty will help you along your educational pathway.Family Studies
Get to know HEC San Ysidro
The Higher Education Center at San Ysidro can put you on the path to a brighter future.
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Access the same services that you would at any other Southwestern campus, from Admissions to Financial Aid.