Partners & Associations
The business partners, mentors, and advisory board members include professional architects and engineers from different sectors, namely, construction, manufacturing, environmental, and government. The companies represented by the business partners are PCL constructions, Turner, Universal Mechanical and Engineering Contractors (UMEC), NASSCO, Solar Turbines, WiLD COAST, and others. The mentors (ACE mentors) have been working with Southwest students for more than 6 years. A number of scholarships (approximately $75,000.00) have been granted to the students to continue their education at the college level in the engineering field. Certificates of completion in “Manufacturing Engineering Technology” have been granted to our students through the SDCC. The CTE teachers are certified by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) to certify students in technical trades. Many students have benefited from this program regardless if they continue with higher education or if they decide to join the workforce.
The CPA Eco-Engineering Academy Program offers students from all grade levels (9th to 12th) the opportunity to be exposed to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum through project-based learning. The Career Technical Education (CTE) courses that are offered consist of Principles of Engineering (POE), Introduction to Design (ID), Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA), and Engineering Research and Development; in addition, academic courses such as Science, English, and Social Science are included as part of the Academy program. All these courses emphasize clean technologies and renewable energy concepts. POE and ID are articulated with San Diego City Community College (SDCCC) Courses: MFET 101 Intro to Engineering Technology and MFET 105 Print Reading and Symbology, respectively. Engineering Design is the industrial sector that is related to the academy.
Our mission is to promote and prepare students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Students are to be prepared for higher education and career readiness