Superintendent/President’s Message

Welcome to Southwestern College and the 2022–2023 academic year.

Welcome to Southwestern College!  As we enter our 2022-2023 academic year, we want you to know we are here to assist you in reaching all your personal, academic and career goals. With campuses in Chula Vista, National City, San Ysidro, Otay Mesa and the Crown Cove Aquatic Center in Coronado, we bring access to world-class teaching-learning and support services to you where you live.

As we slowly emerge from the pandemic, we are excited to provide classes in a variety of formats: in-person, online and hybrid styles.  From 7:00 a.m. into the evening, you can take credit, non-credit and career and technical education classes.  Our talented and committed faculty, counselors and classified professionals are working to ensure you have clear pathways to achieve your goals.  Our teams are always ready to provide you the support to assist you with issues that arise in your life through our SWC CARES program.

There are dozens of student clubs to help you develop and grow your interests.  In addition, our student clubs are a great way to connect with other students and create a connection on campus.  Our student leaders have continued supporting all students over the past two years, and will continue to do so as we develop new student meeting spaces. Our counselors will help you find your individual path to the university, or career of your choice.  One way to jump start your college-going experience is to make a counseling appointment today. 

Want to transfer?  Check out the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) program. Students earn guaranteed admission in the California State University system by completing one of 30 different majors at Southwestern College.  

Southwestern College is a college that cares about our students, a place where you belong and can achieve your dreams. We are Southwestern College and we are glad you have chosen us. #weareJaguars

Mark Sanchez, Ed.D.