Skip to main content

LATEST UPDATES: Tracking COVID-19 | Racial Justice | KPBS Voter Guide

Southwestern College Opens New Building In National City For Medical Assistant Program

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

Credit: Southwestern College

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

Southwestern College Thursday opened a new building in National City for its medical assistant program.

The two-story Plaza Building is at the Higher Education Center satellite campus. It features four science labs, a medical assisting clinic, a large lecture hall and a community room.

The new building will allow the college to expand its medical assistant training program in National City with anatomy, physiology, chemistry and microbiology labs at the satellite campus, the college said.

"Inside the medical assisting clinic, students get the full experience of becoming a medical assistant, including simulated waiting rooms and simulated clinical exercises and practices," the college said.

The project was funded by the college's $389 million Proposition R bond approved by South Bay voters in 2008. That bond is also being used for construction and updates at the Chula Vista campus and the higher education centers in Otay Mesa and San Ysidro, according to the college.

The college's medical assistant program offers certificates in billing and coding, administration and clinical and an associate's degree.

FEATURED PODCAST

San Diego News Matters podcast branding

KPBS' daily news podcast covering local politics, education, health, environment, the border and more. New episodes are ready weekday mornings so you can listen on your morning commute.

  • Need help keeping up with the news that matters most? Get the day's top news — ranging from local to international — straight to your inbox each weekday morning.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Curious San Diego banner

Want more KPBS news?
Find us on Twitter and Facebook, or sign up for our newsletters.

To view PDF documents, Download Acrobat Reader.