Special COVID-19 Updates

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Continuing Education

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Southwestern College is pleased to offer our South County residents and business community a wide variety of high-quality courses and programs through our Continuing Education Office.

We provide students with extended studies designed to support professional advancement and personal success. There are no transcripts or grades; many are tuition-free, while other offerings require a nominal fee. 

We encourage you to review our Continuing Education Schedule (PDF) to see which course or program is right for you. We look forward to partnering with you as your life-long learning center and primary choice for higher education.

IMPORTANT! All classes that are taught on a Southwestern College campus will be moved to an online or distributed learning format during this time. Each instructor will decide the modality of instruction for their courses. Please make sure you check with you instructor as soon as possible so that you are aware of how your instructor will instruct. Please contact your instructor if you do not have access to a computer or internet. Also, if you didn't know, a Drive-Up WiFi Zone is available!

Virtual Chat

We are here to support each of our student’s needs. Chat live on Cranium Café by finding an online staff member below. To learn more, visit the Virtual Chat webpage. Our student service specialists have their hours of availability listed on their profile cards. If a team member's hours are not reflective of their availability, they are likely supporting another student. We give each of our students the individual attention and time they deserve. Thank you for your patience.

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Meet Our Students!

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Meet Rosa!

“Southwestern College Continuing Education Department is undeniably the best when it comes to teaching ‘Customer Service Superior Service Series’ courses. Instructor Rosas had amazing presentations. He was able to guide and give me the tools to enhance my knowledge in this field. It was a fantastic experience! I truly recommend to take these courses.” 

-Rosa A. Yzabal

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Meet Alberto!

"The Noncredit ESL courses, taught by Professor Stuardo at Southwestern College, have not only helped me understand and speak English better, but they have also helped me in all areas of my life. Before taking Noncredit ESL courses, I did not have the confidence to speak English. Now, I can easily communicate with others both in my personal, professional and educational life—thank you Continuing Education."

     –Alberto Rodriguez

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Meet Tomas!

"I must tell you, the OSHA 30 in Continuing Ed has been a great class for me – I have learned valuable information which I will be able to apply to my current jobs. And last but not least I will getting a 30 Hours OSHA General Industry Standard Card, and a certificate. I recommend the OSHA 30 hour General Industry course to supervisory and non supervisory staff."

- Tomas Munoz

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Noncredit Registration

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Fee Class Registration

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