General Catalog 2019-2020

This is an archived copy of the 2019-2020 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit

Effective Fall 2019 through Summer 2020

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.

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The Southwestern Community College District has made every reasonable effort to ensure the accuracy of this catalog at the time of publishing. 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.