General Catalog 2017-2018

This is an archived copy of the 2017-2018 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit

Effective Fall 2017 through Summer 2018

Southwestern College
900 Otay Lakes Road
Chula Vista, CA 91910-7299
(619) 421-6700

To request this material in an alternate format, contact Disability Support Services at (619) 482-6512 or VP (619) 207-4480


Southwestern College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for the Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
10 Commercial Boulevard
Suite 204, Novato, California 94949
(415) 506-0234

This institutional accrediting body is recognized by the Council for Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education.


How to Use This Catalog to...

Find out about requirements for: Associate Degree; Transfer requirements for UC, CSU, or a private university - Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC); Certificates of Achievements and Certificates of Proficiency

Explore how to pay for college!  Visit the Financial Aid information.

Discover the wide array of Special Programs and Support Services as well as the Honors and awards for students.

Learn the details about our student support programs and services: Read the College’s Academic Policies and Procedures 


Catalog Content Disclaimer

The Southwestern Community College District has made every reasonable effort to ensure the accuracy of this catalog at the time it was published. All catalog information is subject to change without notice.  The District reserves the right to make changes to courses, programs, requirements, and other matters in response to student enrollment, level of financial support, or any other reason. The district further reserves the right to add, amend, or repeal any of its rules, regulations, policies, and procedures, consistent with applicable laws.  Addenda to the Southwestern Community College Catalog can be found at Addenda may contain important updates to graduation, degree, and transfer information after the catalog has been printed. It is the responsibility of students to check for these addenda.