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Southwestern College

Chula Vista, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

900 Otay Lakes Rd

Chula Vista, CA 91910-7223

www.swccd.edu

Admission Office

900 Otay Lakes Road

Chula Vista, CA 91910-7297

(619) 421-6700

Fax : (619) 482-6489

admissions@swccd.edu

Contact : Nicholas Montez

Director, Admissions & Records

Type of School

Medium

Public

community college

2-year school

Coed

Hispanic-Serving Institution

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

College Board Code: 4726

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 20,940

In-State Tuition : $1,428.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $9,378.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Other Characteristics

Medical occupation programs accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Inc. (NLNAC).

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate degrees

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Hispanic-Serving Institution

College Board Member

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management A C
Greenhouse Operations and Management A C
Landscaping and Groundskeeping A C
Ornamental Horticulture A C
Plant Nursery Operations and Management A C
Turf and Turfgrass Management A C

Architecture & Related Programs
Architectural Technology/Technician A C
Landscape Architecture A C

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American/Black Studies A
American/United States Studies/Civilization A
Asian-American Studies A
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies A
Women's Studies A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General A
Biotechnology A

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting A C
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping C
Business Administration and Management, General A
Construction Management, General A C
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies A C
Finance, General A
Financial Planning and Services A C
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services A C
International Business/Trade/Commerce A
Marketing Research A C
Office Management and Supervision A C
Real Estate A C
Tourism Promotion Operations A C
Tourism and Travel Services Management A C

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism A C
Journalism A
Speech Communication and Rhetoric A

Communications Technologies & Support Services
Communications Technology/Technician A C
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician A C
Recording Arts Technology/Technician A C

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Programming, Specific Applications A C
Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification C
Computer Programming/Programmer, General A C
Computer Science A C
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications A C
Computer and Information Sciences, General A C
Information Science/Studies A
Information Technology A C
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager C
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design A C
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster A C

Construction Trades
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector A C
Building/Property Maintenance A C

Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching A C
Education, General A
Elementary Education and Teaching A
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching A C
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching A

Engineering
Engineering, General A

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD C
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician A C
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician A C
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General A C
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician A C
Telecommunications Technology/Technician A C

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General A

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Child Care Provider/Assistant A C
Child Care and Support Services Management A C
Child Development A C
Family and Community Services C

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
French Language and Literature A
Spanish Language and Literature A

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician A
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist A
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) A C
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator A C
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician A C
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training A C
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder A C
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist C
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist A C
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide C
Pre-Nursing Studies A
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse A
Surgical Technology/Technologist A C

History
History, General A

Legal Professions & Studies
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary A C
Legal Assistant/Paralegal A C
Legal Studies A

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies A
Humanities/Humanistic Studies A
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies A

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician A C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair Technology/Technician, General A C
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician C
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician A C
Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Technology/Technician C

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies A C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies A
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management C
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General A

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy A

Physical Sciences
Astronomy A
Chemistry, General A
Geology/Earth Science, General A
Physics, General A

Psychology
Psychology, General A

Public Administration & Social Services
Social Work A

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration A C
Criminal Justice/Police Science C
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies A
Fire Science/Fire-fighting A C
Forensic Science and Technology A C

Social Sciences
Anthropology A
Economics, General A
Geography A
Political Science and Government, General A
Sociology A

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General A
Cinematography and Film/Video Production A
Dance, General A
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General A
Graphic Design A
Music, General A
Photography A

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cooperative Education

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Cross-Registration

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Weekend College

Computer Services

1360 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Geographic Location : 10 miles from San Diego.

Small City

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 20,940

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : --

Degree-seeking undergrads : 14,467

Graduate enrollment : --

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : Southwestern College Sun

Student Newspaper URL : www.southwesterncollegesun.com/

Additional Housing Options

Car is not allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Jaguars

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Legal services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Remedial instruction

Tutoring

Writing center

Study skills assistance

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

N

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Water Polo

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: Not reported

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Students will be granted college credit for advanced placement courses provided they have attained satisfactory scores on appropriate examinations conducted by the College Entrance Examination Board. Credit will be granted for Advanced Placement scores of three (3) and above.

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

6

ART 100, 101

All

3-D Art and Design

3

6

ART 100, 101

All

Art History

3

6

Art 150, 151

All

Biology

3

4

BIOL 100, 101

All

Calculus AB

3

4

MATH 120

All

4

5

MATH 250

All

Calculus BC

3

5

MATH 250

All

4

9

MATH 250 and MATH 251

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

3

4

MATH 120

All

4

5

MATH 250

All

Chemistry

3

5

CHEM 200

All

4

10

CHEM 200, CHEM 210

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

5

CHIN 120

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

PS 103

All

Computer Science A

3

3

--

All

4

3

MATH 130

All

Computer Science Principles

3

6

--

All

Drawing

3

12

ART 100,101,102,103

All

English Language and Composition

3

4

ENGL 115

All

English Literature and Composition

3

7

ENGL 115, and ENGL 220 or ENGL 270

All

Environmental Science

3

4

EHMT 100

All

European History

3

6

HIST 104 and HIST 105

All

French Language and Culture

3

5

FREN 201

All

German Language and Culture

3

5

--

All

Human Geography

3

3

GEOG 120

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

5

ITAL 201

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

5

JPN 201

All

Latin

3

5

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECON 101

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECON 102

All

Music Theory

3

--

--

All

Physics 1

3

4

--

All

Physics 2

3

4

--

All

Physics B

3

3

--

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

PHYS 272 PHYS 273

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

PHYS 270 PHYS 271

All

Psychology

3

3

PSYC 101

All

Seminar

3

3

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

5

SPAN 201

All

4

5

SPAN 202

All

5

5

SPAN 215

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

5

SPAN 225 or SPAN 226

All

4

5

SPAN 216

All

5

5

SPAN 221

All

Statistics

3

4

MATH 119

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

PS 102

All

United States History

3

6

HIST 100, HIST 101

All

World History: Modern

3

3

HIST 106

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

Calculus with Elementary Functions

51

3

Chemistry

48

3

College Mathematics

49

3

Social Sciences and History

50

6

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Patti Larkin

Financial aid office phone : (619) 482-6357

Financial Aid Forms

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $46.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $311.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$1,428.00

$1,428.00

$1,428.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$9,378.00

$9,378.00

$9,378.00

Room only:

--

--

--

Books and supplies:

--

--

--

Estimated personal expenses:

--

--

--

Transportation expenses:

--

--

--

Estimated Total In-state:

$1,428.00

$1,428.00

$1,428.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$9,378.00

$9,378.00

$9,378.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): --

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: --

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Transfer center

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $9,378.00

Room & Board(on-campus): --

Room & Board(off-campus): --

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $311.00

Financial Aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students