Welcome to the website for the Higher Education Center at National City. As the Dean, let me be the first to welcome you.
In this challenging economy, I know many of you are coming to Southwestern College to either re-career or boost your existing job skills. Please notice the wide range of course offerings we afford: Courses leading to certificates, associate degrees, occupational/technical training opportunities and preparation for transfer to baccalaureate degree programs at four-year colleges and universities.
We also provide many student services to assist you, including academic counseling, admissions/registration, cashiering, assessment, financial aid and tutoring.
These are very exciting times for our state-of-the-art facility that includes 15 smart classrooms, a biology laboratory, a new medical assistant laboratory, 30-station open computer lab, a health services center, a bookstore, yoga and step aerobics lab, and an 18-chair Dental Hygiene Clinic offering free cleanings to students.
Our affordable tuition, first-rate instruction, great staff, and rigorous transfer programs make the Higher Education Center at National City an ideal choice for completing your first two years of a baccalaureate degree, improving most technical skills, or completing college credits prior to high school graduation.
Thank you for visiting our site and we hope you will be joining us! We wish you tremendous success and know you will enjoy your time with the HEC, NC family.
Christine Perri, RDH, MA