Superintendent/President’s Message

Welcome to Southwestern College and the 2017-2018 academic year.

Southwestern College is getting a new look—digitally and physically. You will find a new digital catalog this year that has many more interactive features, and we’ll be launching a new district website in the spring.

We’ve revamped our class schedule to put your needs first and better meet the priorities of our working students. We have a large number of classes available at 7 a.m., in the evening and on weekends. In fact, through our Weekend College students can complete their general education requirements in two semesters.

Southwestern College has also greatly increased the academic support systems available for our students. We have many more counselors to help you develop your education plans and more tutors to help you stay on track academically.

With the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) program, students earn guaranteed admission in the California State University 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.

There has never been a more exciting time to be a student at Southwestern College. If you’ve driven past the Chula Vista and National City campuses lately, you will see construction occurring. Southwestern College is building a new wellness facility that opens this year and new science buildings that will open next year. These new facilities will be some of the most energy efficient buildings to house our academically exciting programs.

Thank you for choosing Southwestern College. We’re glad you’re here. #weareJaguars

Kindred Murillo, Ed.D.
Superintendent/President