News releases distributed through the Southwestern College Office of Communications, Community and Government Relations. Contact the office at (619) 482-6304.
The Southwestern Community College Police Department is now offering Live Scan fingerprinting services to the general public, much to the relief of a growing number of South County job applicants with limited opportunities to access the technology needed for a security clearance.
Posted Date: 5/11/2016
A free open house at the Crown Cove Aquatic Center will allow participants to get out on the water in sailboats, SUPs, Outrigger Canoes and kayaks, plus be eligible for a free life jacket as the Center kicks off National Safe Boating Week.
Posted Date: 5/11/2016
The number of Southwestern College graduates earning an Associate Degree for Transfer, which guarantees admission to the California State University system, increased 138% from 2013-14 to 2014-15, making it one of the greatest increases in the state, according to a new report by the Campaign for College Opportunity.
Posted Date: 5/5/2016
A national shortage in qualified emergency medical transportation specialists has prompted Southwestern College to institute a new program to help paramedics and nurses excel in caring for patients being transferred between care facilities.
Posted Date: 4/28/2016
Sweetwater Union High School District Students Get Crash Course on College Life
It’s the quintessential next step—after high school, you go to college. At least that is what more than 600 Sweetwater Union High School District students thought on Tuesday as they stepped off the yellow school bus on to the Chula Vista Campus of Southwestern College.
Posted Date: 4/25/2016
Screening of Film About Mexican Narcotic Violence Hits Close to Home
Many Southwestern College students have vivid memories of the Mexican drug violence in the region, and its impact was evident recently when Director Charles Minn screened one of his films, “¿Es el Chapo?”
Posted Date: 4/19/2016
Free Tax Assistance Program Helps Community and Provides Experience for Students
Student volunteers are gaining professional experience by helping out fellow students and community members with a free tax assistance program at Southwestern College.
Posted Date: 3/14/2016
The San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center (SDCOC), an economic development program of Southwestern College, will host a Speed Partnering event that will connect small businesses with government buyers and large prime contractors.
Posted Date: 3/14/2016
Phi Theta Kappa Car Show is Fun for the Whole Family
The Sixth Annual Phi Theta Kappa Car Show rolls into Southwestern College this March and will bring free family fun while raising money for the college’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter.
Posted Date: 3/2/2016
If you’re one of the vast numbers of community college alum in San Diego and Imperial counties, mark your calendar for an event tailor-made for you: the first-ever Community College AlumniFest set for Friday, March 11, featuring Gulls hockey and a pre-game bash for just $10.
Posted Date: 3/1/2016
Hundreds of Dirt Trucks to Descend Upon Southwestern College
Contractors will haul 12,000 cubic yards of fill dirt onto the vacant corner lot of Southwestern College over the next two weeks as work quickly progresses on the new Wellness and Aquatic Complex.
Posted Date: 2/5/2016 3:30 PM
Southwestern College, South County’s largest public higher education system, continues to break new ground in expanding opportunities for student success with construction of three major classroom buildings getting under way this spring and the hiring of several new leaders to forge ahead with new initiatives.
Posted Date: 2/3/2016
Southwestern College Goes Tobacco Free, Including E-Cigarettes
The Southwestern College campus is now tobacco free thanks to a policy adopted by the Governing Board. The new non-smoking policy is not just for traditional cigarettes. Smokeless tobacco, or, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes, better known as vaporizers, are also included in the banned substances.
Posted Date: 1/12/2016
A Southwestern College-based center that promotes international trade in California has been honored for its partnership with a San Diego trade group in providing educational and training programs.
Posted Date: 1/12/2016
Southwestern College Policy Debate Team: Just Call Them Champions
Southwestern College student Priscilla Romero was looking for a class to fill a necessary General Education requirement when she enrolled in a communications course this fall. Weeks later, her professor, Jordan Mills, suggested that Romero join the Southwestern College debate team.
Posted Date: 1/7/2016 12:15 PM
Southwestern College’s Renovated DeVore Stadium and New Fieldhouse Earn Honors from City
Southwestern’College’s DeVore Stadium renovation and new Fieldhouse/Classroom building – which have already secured a series of accolades from different professional organizations – has picked up a new honor: The City of Chula Vista’s Ribbons & Shovels Award for its green building designs and improvements.
Posted Date: 1/7/2016
Tim Wise, one of the most prominent anti-racist writers in the United States, will lecture at Southwestern College on Thursday, Oct. 22.
Posted Date: 10/14/2015
Southwestern College is now accepting ACCESS Awards nominations for those who have contributed significantly to improving education for students with disabilities.
Posted Date: 9/28/2015
Hollywood Portrait Artist Don Bachardy’s Work on Display at Southwestern College
Portraits of Hollywood stars past and present—painted by world-renowned artist Don Bachardy—are hanging in the Southwestern College Art Gallery.
Posted Date: 9/25/2015
CSEA Chapter 524 President Andre Harris first area appointment for many years
Posted Date: 9/17/2015
Governing Board Statement on Recent Concerns Regarding Racial Issues on Campus
We are committed to doing our part to build a just society of equal opportunity for all.
Posted Date: 9/9/2015
 Southwestern College Taking the Lead in Conservation
Between water and electricity conservation, Southwestern College is embracing the green movement.
Posted Date: 9/3/2015
More than 330 items are up for auction by Southwestern College.
Posted Date: 8/26/2015
Chula Vista college approves partnership with Point Loma Nazarene University to offer 4-Year degrees.
Posted Date: 8/26/2015
SBA San Diego and Southwestern College Collaborate to Promote Growth of Small Businesses
SWC will co-sponsor a series of workshops on export trade with the help of the Small Business Administration and the Center for International Trade Development.
Posted Date: 7/29/2015
Due to unforeseen circumstances, as of Tuesday July 14th, our registration system became non-operational. Because of this, all student registration appointments were adjusted.
Posted Date: 7/17/2015
Photos from the 2015 Commencement Ceremony
Almost 750 students attended the 2015 Commencement Ceremony. Here are some of the exciting moments from that memorable day.
Posted Date: 6/8/2015
Dust off your hardhats – Proposition R parking lot and road construction starts in May.
Posted Date: 6/3/2015
Stewart Sisters Enjoy Minor Celebrity as College’s De-facto Prodigies
Carla, 17; Lara, 16; and Edna, 15, are Biotechnology majors (Edna and Lara said they also plan on double majoring in Math) and Student of Distinction Award (SODA) winners —Southwestern College’s highest scholastic honor.
Posted Date: 5/29/2015
Nish Wins Local Small Business Award
Southwestern College Superintendent/President Dr. Melinda Nish’s ability to guide local small business resources during difficult economic times earned her an appreciation award by the San Diego Small Business Association (SBA) recently.
Posted Date: 5/18/2015
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