Southwestern College

Chula Vista, CA

Brief Description

Southwestern College, located in Chula Vista, CA is a school known for a commitment to both its students and the community. Serving as the primary source of education for over 400,000 residents in the area, the college began offering classes to students in 1961. Two years later, groundbreaking ceremonies for the current 156-acre campus were held, and one year later students had a wonderful new facility from which they could further their educational goals.

With current enrollment exceeding 19,000 students at all its sites, Southwestern College is continuing to grow in order to meet the demand for a well-educated community and workforce. In addition to offering classes on campus, the school continues to find off-campus locations to make it convenient for anyone to attain an education. With over 500,000 students having attended the school in the past 45 years, it has shown an ability to stand the test of time and continue to offer the highest quality education available.

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Southwestern College has a regional and growing national reputation for preparing students to further their education or join an ever-changing and competitive workforce. The school is known for offering a wide variety of career options for its students, from Emergency Medical Technician training to Pastry Chef training and everything in between. Other popular programs include Broadcast Technicians, Graphic Designers, Medical Assistants and Travel Agents. Training programs can range from a few weeks to two years, and can include many opportunities for practical experience. The goal of the school is to provide solid training to students that will prepare them to be good not only on the job, but also in the community.

The commitment to the local area is what makes Southwestern stand out from other colleges. Offering such programs as College for Kids and the Community Tennis Program, the school is dedicated to making sure young children are aware of the importance of a good education. The College for Kids program is designed for those students in grades 5-9 who have been classified as gifted and talented. Sessions are held during the summer, giving kids a chance to expand their knowledge on various subjects. The Community Tennis program is geared for both kids and adults, giving them a chance to get some exercise while learning about the sport and developing a winning attitude.

Southwestern College offers excellent opportunities to all who step on its campus, and is a school that has the leadership and dedication to be the best for years to come.

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 17994

Total institution enrollment: 17994

School type: 2-year public

School classification: Associate's Colleges: These institutions offer associate's degree and certificate programs but, with few exceptions, award no baccalaureate degrees.

Campus Location

Main Address

Southwestern College
900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91910


(619) 482-6550


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 45%

Female undergraduate population: 55%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's

Accounting And Finance
Architectural Engineering Technology / Technician
Astronomy General
Automotive Engineering Technology / Technician
Automotive Mechanic / Technician
Banking And Financial Support Services
Biology General
Business Administration And Management
Business General
Chemistry General
Child Care And Guidance Workers And Management
Computer And Information Sciences Other
Computer Programming
Construction / Building Inspector
Corrections / Correctional Administration
Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement Administration
Data Processing Technology / Technician
Drafting General
Economics General
Education General
Electrical / Electronics Equipment Installer
Emergency Medical Technology / Technician
Engineering General
English Language And Literature General
Environmental And Pollution Control Technician
Ethnic And Cultural Studies Other
Fire Protection And Safety Technology / Technician
Fire Protection Other
Floristry Marketing Operations
French Language And Literature
General Retailing / Wholesaling Operations
General Selling Skills And Sales Operations
General Studies
Graphic Design Commercial Art And Illustration
Health And Medical Preparatory Programs
Health And Physical Education General
Health Professions And Related Sciences
History General
Horticulture Services Operations And Management
Humanities / Humanistic Studies
Industrial Manufacturing Technology / Technician
International Business Marketing
Landscaping Operations And Management
Law Enforcement / Police Science
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Major Appliance Installer And Repairer
Marketing Management And Research Other
Medical Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Other
Music General
Music Other
Nurse Assistant / Aide
Nursing Rn Training
Office Supervision And Management
Ornamental Horticulture Operations And Management
Paralegal / Legal Assistant
Parks Recreation Leisure And Fitness
Political Science And Government General
Practical Nurse L P N Training
Protective Services Other
Psychology General
Public Administration And Services Other
Radio And Television Broadcasting Technology
Real Estate
Small Engine Mechanic And Repairer
Spanish Language And Literature
Speech And Rhetorical Studies
Surgical / Operating Room Technician
Tourism And Travel Services Marketing Operations