Superintendent/President’s Message

Welcome to Southwestern College and the 2018-2019 academic year.

Whether you are joining us for the first time, or you are well on your way to earning a degree or certificate, we are excited you are a Southwestern College student.

Southwestern College is undergoing a renaissance. We’ve opened new wellness classrooms and swimming pools at the Chula Vista campus and new science labs and a medical clinic at the National City campus. A brand new math, science and engineering complex opens in Spring 2019 at the Chula Vista campus. These new facilities will be instrumental in helping Southwestern College align our academic programs into our Guided Pathways framework. Over the next year we will be examining all of our processes and programs to make it easier for students to complete their degrees in two years.

Your educational goals are important to us. We offer classes as early as 7 a.m. and into the evenings, as well as offering a growing list of online classes. We also offer classes close to where you live—with campuses in Chula Vista, National City, San Ysidro, Otay Mesa and the Crown Cove Aquatic Center in Coronado. We have greatly increased the academic support systems available for our students. Our counselors are here to help you develop your education plans and more tutors are available to help you stay on track academically.

With the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) program, students earn guaranteed admission in the California State University system by completing one of 28 different majors at Southwestern College. And Southwestern sends more and more ADT graduates to San Diego State University each year.

Southwestern College is a special place. We want you to consider it your academic home. We’re glad you’re here. #weareJaguars

Kindred Murillo, Ed.D.
Superintendent/President