Student Information

SWC offers a number of distance education classes in addition to classes held on campus. Some of these classes may be totally online, and some might be hybrid - a mix of online and face-to-face instruction.

You should be aware that your actual time commitment may exceed that of regular face to face classes. However, if you are a motivated student with good writing skills, you have access to a computer with a stable Internet connection, and you are a motivated self-starter, online instruction may be a great fit for you!  

To help you decide if online courses are a good choice for you, take this Online Readiness Quiz from Modesto Junior College!

Prior to enrolling in an online course, you must have already registered as a student at Southwestern College, and discussion about distance education with your college counselor is also recommended.