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Southwestern College, Point Loma Nazarene Announce Partnership

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Students walk through the Southwestern College campus in Chula Vista in this undated photo.

Southwestern College announced a partnership Thursday with Point Loma Nazarene University that will allow students to pursue bachelor's degrees in four fields of study without having to leave the South Bay area.

Four-year degree programs in nursing and criminal justice are scheduled to begin next month, according to officials with the community college. Management and Relational Development, and Child and Adolescent Development will begin in the spring.

Combined, the four programs will accommodate up to 200 students.

"Southwestern College prides itself on its commitment to student success through a wide range of academic and workforce training programs, and this new partnership with Point Loma Nazarene University furthers the options available to our students," said Melinda Nish, the college's president.

Students interested in one of the programs can view the PLNU website at, or visit Yvette Miranda at the main Southwestern campus, Room 545A, according to the college.

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