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Southwestern College is pleased to offer our South County residents and business community a wide variety of interesting 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 offer classes at several locations throughout South County as well as at our Chula Vista Campus and Higher Education Centers in National City, San Ysidro, and Otay Mesa. These courses are listed in the Continuing Education Schedule (PDF), published three times per year.
We look forward to partnering with you to meet your life-long learning needs.
Noncredit Education - Your Bridge to College and Careers
Noncredit Education courses provide students with extended studies designed to support professional advancement and personal success.
Noncredit cources are open to the public, are tuittion-free, and are not offered for college credit. Noncredit courses that meet community needs in ten instructional areas: Parenting, Basic Skills, English as a Second Language (ESL), Citizenships for Immigrants, courses for the disables, vocational courses, courses for older adults, Home Economics, Health and Safety, and Workforce Preparation [California Education Code, Section 84757(a) and 84760.5, and Title 5, Section 58160.]
Many of our non-credit classes provide pathways credit certificate and degree programs that lead to entry-level employment.
Benefits of Non-Credit
Noncredit Course Categories
Community Service Course Offerings - Bridge to the Community
Meet Our Students!
“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
"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."
"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