General Catalog 2021-2022

This is an archived copy of the 2021-2022 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit

Effective Fall 2021 through Summer 2022

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

Welcome SWC students,

Welcome to Southwestern College!  We are available to assist you in reaching your goals.  We have a variety of degree and certificates to meet your needs.  Please start at the Fields of Study to find the links to our programs.

Fields of study

Southwestern College offers a variety of degrees and certificates organized in 11 Field of Studies to support the mission of the college.  Looking for the right degree or certificate for you? Browse through the Fields of Study links listed below to review academic program areas or use the Degrees and Certificates links to see a listing of all program areas, degrees and certificates.  Be sure to check back for program updates.

  1. Arts, Media & Design
  2. Business
  3. Cultural Studies, Humanities & World Languages
  4. Education
  5. English, Communication & Journalism
  6. Explorations & Undecided
  7. Health & Medical Occupations
  8. Public Safety, Law & Professional Services
  9. Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  10. Service Industries, Technology & Information Systems
  11. Social & Behavioral Sciences


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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Catalog Content Disclaimer

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.

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