Southwest College courses available online include hospitality management, cultural anthropology, introduction to art, introduction to earth sciences and computer literacy. Current students of Los Angeles Southwest College can view courses available online by logging in at the school's website.
Online courses through Southwest College allow the student to choose when and where he would like to work on assignments, view lectures and obtain materials needed to complete the course. The lectures needed to complete a course are typically recorded lectures rather than live. A computer and Internet access are needed to connect to a course's Web page. Textbooks and printable material that are needed in some online classes are provided through Southwest College. A student taking an online class can communicate with the professor or other students taking the class through forums, chat rooms, text messages, emails and other electronic submissions. Online classes set a schedule detailing when specific assignments are due and when the class must be completed. A majority of tests and exams can be taken online, but some online courses require a student to complete an exam in a testing room on campus. Online courses through Southwest College follow the same schedule as the on campus course.