Continuing Education

Registration for Spring Semester is open!

Welcome to Southwestern College's Continuing Education Department. We offer a variety of programs and courses for noncredit that are tuition-free, moderately priced fee-based classes, and affordable comprehensive online courses. See what options work for you!

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 Explore Our Programs

 
 

Career and Job Skills

 

Seeking a new job or want to advance where you are? We offer career certificate programs designed to help you keep up with industry trends such as Tax Preparation/Income Tax Certificate, Infant, Child and Adolescent Development Certificate and Customer Service. You may also be interested in job skills courses like Introduction to Computers, Stepping Stones to Success in the Workplace, CPR, and OSHA to help improve your professional skills.

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Personal Interest & Professional Development

 

Personal Interest and Professional Development courses are designed to enhance your life and offer the opportunity to explore new interests. We offer courses such as Make Extra Wholesale Auto Dealer from Home, Podcasting for Profit, Home Visitation Monitor Training, Making the Most of Social Security and more. These courses are short-term, not-for-credit, fee-based classes providing opportunities to expand your horizons.

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College and Career Readiness

 

College and Career Readiness programs help students upgrade their fundamental skills in reading, math, and/or English-as-a-Second language for college and/or the workforce.

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Life-Long Learning

 

Life-Long Learning courses are designed to offer the opportunity to explore new interests, sharpen your mind, or build friendships with peers with classes like Art Therapy, Music, Tai Chi, Body Dynamics and Aging, Lamaze and more.

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More Learning Options

Customized Training for Business & Industry

We collaborate with our community businesses and organizations to provide affordable customized training to their employee teams. We offer instruction in a variety of locations to accommodate to the needs of our partners.

Youth Programs

Continuing Education offers a variety of enrichment activities for students K-12 through our Continuing Education Department designed to empower and develop our community’s youth supporting their academic journey. Our Y.E.S. Academy is a summer program for elementary (beginning at 4th grade), middle, and high school students. Courses focus on a variety of topics, and provide hands-on experiences that are challenging, fund and engaging. The program strives for students to learn and grow in a college environment.

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Continuing Education Spring 2023 Schedule

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Our courses have no transcripts or grades; many are tuition-free, while other offerings require a nominal fee. We encourage you to review our Continuing Education Schedule for Spring 2023 to see which course or program is right for you. 
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IN-PERSON APPOINTMENTS

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Apprenticeship Readiness Program Launch

Important News and Updates

 

Apprenticeship Readiness Program expands to Southwestern College!!  

Do you want to start a career in construction? The High Roads Construction Apprenticeship Readiness Program is coming soon!

This free program will prepare students for rewarding, well-paying careers in the construction industry. The program focuses on opening opportunities for students to enter apprenticeship programs and secure well-paying union construction jobs.

The 12-week program is built on the nationally-recognized Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) model developed by the National Association of Building Trades Unions and fast-tracks graduates who wish to build rewarding careers as union workers in the skilled trades.  If you would like more information, please subscribe to our Apprenticeship Readiness Program Interest List

Read more about this exciting new program here: Apprenticeship Readiness Article

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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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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 Welcome Center. 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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