Program Overview

The Insurance program was developed as part of a statewide collaboration with key members of the insurance industry in consultation with the California Insurance Commissioner's Office. The $106 billion California insurance industry as a whole is one of the largest, most diverse employers in the state. The industry has a strong record of advancement for its employees and provides excellent opportunities for entrepreneurs and businesses to enter the field. The industry continues to grow in San Diego County creating a demand for entry-level as well as experienced workers to enter and/or advance in the field.

The program at Southwestern College provides training for students who wish to enter the diverse field of insurance. Prepares students with a solid foundation to enter and grow within the insurance industry in a wide variety of career positions.

Degrees & Certificates

Associate in Science Degree: Career/Technical

  • Insurance

Certificate of Achievement

  • Insurance - Advanced

Certificate of Proficiency

  • Insurance - Basic

Career Options

Students gain a solid foundation to enter and grow within the industry in a wide variety of career positions. The field offers great opportunities for those interested in developing their skills and advancing to higher level positions. These include the job entry-level areas of insurance claims and policy processing clerk, insurance underwriter, sales agent, claims adjuster/examiner, and investigator.

Contact Us

Silvia Cornejo, M.A. Dean


Phone: (619) 216-6755

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