LOS ANGELES SOUTHWEST COLLEGE 16OO West Imperial Highway Los Angeles, California, 9OO47 www.lasc.edu #LASCThePlaceToBe
WHY LASC? WE WILL SUPPORT
Who do you want to be in this world? Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten years?
At Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC), you are in control of your destiny. Although we are the smallest college in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), we are the fiercest! Our students are champions who overcome personal obstacles every single day to find success. More than half of our students are firstgeneration college attendees and more than 85 percent of our students receive financial aid. So if you’re new to higher education, you will find support and encouragement all around you at LASC.
OUR VISION: LASC 2025 Los Angeles Southwest College will transform the world by becoming the worldwide leader in degrees, certificates, and transfers for students of color.
We cater to your personal and professional needs, providing small class sizes and customized student support services to ensure your success. We have associate’s degrees in more than 30 fields and 45 disciplines with academic and career technical certificates that will help you build a future for yourself and for your family. From traditional full semester offerings to online, evening, weekend, and short-term, eight-
week courses, we have classes that will meet your needs and help you to frame your own success.
The entire LASC campus cares about your personal and professional success and will be there to support you every step on your journey in a warm and welcoming environment. Our faculty maintain the highest levels of excellence as they prepare you to join the world. Our classified professionals support you in reaching your goals, providing you with the focus to change your life. Our administrators continue to explore new and innovative ways to help you succeed. Our campus is also currently in the midst of a transformation never before seen in its history thanks to the construction of new buildings as well as renovation and modernization projects. This is an incredible time to become an LASC Cougar! LASC continues to be a positive change agent in the community, advocating for social justice, equity, and success for all students who enter our doors. With you here, LASC is the place to be.
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TOP DEGREE PROGRAMS AT LASC
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ASSOCIATEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DEGREES FOR TRANSFER ARE AVAILABLE TO THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
FACULTY, CLASSIFIED PROFESSIONALS AND ADMINISTRATORS ARE ON CAMPUS WHO ALL HAVE YOUR SUCCESS IN MIND
TOP CERTIFICATES AT LASC
PUBLIC AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES
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YOUR FUTURE AWAITS
WE MAKE IT EASY TO BEGIN
HOW TO APPLY FOR ADMISSIONS AT LASC
FOUR STEPS TO BECOME AN LASC STUDENT
You Can Apply If:
STEP 1: Submit Your Application Complete your application at www.lasc.edu.
› You have a high school diploma or its
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equivalent and meet the basic eligibility requirements for admission to any public, California two-year community college. You are 18 years old or older. Y ou are an apprentice as defined by Section 3077 of the California Labor Code. Y ou are a K-12 student under special circumstances.
Where To Apply: Visit www.LASC.edu and click the “Apply” button toward the top of our homepage. There is no fee to apply. High school students can enroll by submitting the standard online admissions application as well as the “Supplemental Application for Admissions for Student in Grades K-12,” which is available at www.LASC.edu/k12.
STEP 2: Apply For Financial Aid Finish your free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other grants. LASC’s Federal School Code is 007047. For more information, call 323-241-5338 or visit www.lasc.edu/financialaid. STEP 3: Participate In A Student Orientation Learn about LASC’s student support services, campus and programs by completing the new student orientation at www.lasc.edu. STEP 4: Meet With A Counselor, Register For Classes And Take Your Photo ID Meet your counselor to receive assistance completing your student educational plan. After registering for classes, you will need to take your student identification photo.
MISSION STATEMENT In honor of its founding history, Los Angeles Southwest College provides a studentcentered learning environment committed to empowering students and the community to achieve their academic and career goals through the attainment of certificates and associate degrees leading to transfer and workforce preparation.
Programs YOUR ACADEMIC
LASC OFFERS A VARIETY OF CURRENT AND CUTTING-EDGE PROGRAMS THAT LEAD TO A DEGREE OR A CERTIFICATE ALLOWING STUDENTS TO COMPETE IN OUR WORLDWIDE ECONOMY.
ABBREVIATION GUIDE: AA = Associate of Arts Degree AS = Associate of Science Degree AA-T = Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree AS-T = Associate in Science for Transfer Degree CA = Certificate of Achievement SC = Skill Certificate
Administration of Justice AA, AS-T, CA Anthropology AA, AA-T Art AA Art History AA Associate Teacher SC Banking and Finance CA Biology AA Bookkeeping SC Business Administration AA-T Business Administration options: • Accounting/General Business AA • Business and Finance AA • Economics AA Business and Office Technology SC Certified Internet Webmaster Associate (CIWA) SC Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide CA Chemical Dependency Counselor Program CA Chemical Dependency Specialist in Criminal Justice SC Child Development AA Children with Special Needs SC Communication Studies AA, AA-T Computer Applications and Office Technology AS Computer Network Cabling Technician SC Computer Science: Information Technology AS
Computer Technician SC Early Childhood Education AS Economics SC Electronic Technician SC Electronics Technology AS English AA, AA-T Finance SC Fingerprinting SC General Business CA General Office Assistant SC Geography AA Geology AA History AA, AA-T Homeland Security and Computer Network CA Homeland Security Network Administrator CA IDS: Arts & Humanities (Opt. 1) AA IDS: Arts & Humanities (Opt. 2) AA IDS: Social & Behavioral Science (Opt. 1) AA IDS: Social & Behavioral Science (Opt. 2) AA Income Tax Form Preparation SC Infant and Toddler Studies SC Interdisciplinary Studies AA Journalism AA, AA-T Kinesiology AA-T Law Office Specialist 1 SC Law/Paralegal AA Legal Office Assistant SC Liberal Arts options: • Administration of Justice AA • Child Development AA • Computer Applications & Office Technology AA • Computer Science AA
DEGREES AND CERTIFICATIONS • Electronics AA • English AA • Natural Sciences AA • Psychology of Substance Abuse AA • Real Estate AA • Teaching Prep (Opt. 1) AA • Teaching Prep (Opt. 2) AA Management SC Management/Supervision AA, CA Mathematics AA, AS-T Mathematics: Computer Science AA Microsoft Excel SC Microsoft Word SC Music AA Nursing AS Nutrition AA-T Pan American Studies AA Physics AS, AS-T Political Science AA, AA-T Professional Spanish SC Psychology AS, AA-T Public Health AS-T Real Estate: • Broker CA • Escrow SC • Salesperson SC Receptionist SC Recovery Specialist SC School Age Program SC Small Business Entrepreneurship I SC Small Business Entrepreneurship II SC Social Services SC Sociology AA, AA-T Spanish AA, AA-T Studio Arts AA-T Supervision SC Teacher Assistant SC Telecom and Network Technician SC Theater Arts AA, AA-T Web Site Designer SC Word Processing SC LASC.edu |
In addition to having your fees waived, you may be eligible for free money from the State and Federal governments to help pay for your LASC experience!
THIS IS A GREAT REASON TO GET YOUR FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION COMPLETED!
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Did you know that if you complete the FAFSA application and receive financial aid you are 60% more likely to be successful in your classes?
Eligible LASC students can receive up to $12,000 per year to support their college education!
LEARN MORE! To claim all of the free money available,
you must apply at: fafsa.gov or visit lasc.edu/financialaid.
FREE FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO QUALIFY INCLUDES:
• Federal Pell Grant • Cal Grant • Student Success Completion Grant • California College Promise Grant • Scholarships
Admissions: Provides admission and registration assistance as well as disperses official transcripts, degrees and certificates. Information: 323-241-5321 CalWORKs: Helps move Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients into unsubsidized employment. 323-241-5477 Career Pathways & Jobs Center: Provides knowledge, skills and insight into career and professional development as well as employment processes. 323-242-5527 Community Services: Administers quality programs and services to meet the development needs of current and former foster youth, caregivers and displaced students. 323-241-5288
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE): Offers educational support to single parents who receive TANF. 323-241-5484 Counseling: Supports students’ efforts in class through one-on-one and group sessions as well as workshops. Appointments are available to all students in-person or online. 323-241-5200
Disabled Students Program & Services: Provides supportive services to students with physical, psychological and learning disabilities to help meet their educational and vocational needs. 323-241-5480 English Writing/Reading Centers: Offers assistance in coursework as well as develops students to be better readers and writers. 323-241-5451 Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS): Offers low-income and educationally disadvantaged students with assistance in obtaining an associate’s degree, transferring or preparing for a vocational career. 323-241-5484 Financial Aid: Administers federal, state and institutional programs that expand college access through grants, work study, loans and scholarships. 323-241-5338 Health Center: Provides free and lowcost health care services to students, including assessments, counseling, referrals and more. 323-241-5252 NextUp: Works with EOPS to tailor and expand resources offered to current and former foster youth at LASC. 323-241-5484
As an LASC student, you will have access to many different services to help you reach your academic goals. Here is a listing of some of them: Outreach and Recruitment: Provides information to potential students, K-12 partners and the community about services at LASC. 323-241-5325 Puente: Aims to increase the number of educationally underserved students who transfer, earn degrees and return to the community as leaders and mentors. 323-241-5201 TRiO Scholars: Assists first-generation, low-income and/or disabled students in graduating and transferring to a four-year college. 323-241-5392 TRiO STEM: Assists students interested in an associate’s degree or to transfer in a science, technology, engineering, math or affiliated health major. 323-241-5392 Student Success Center: Enhances student learning and achievement in a studentcentered, academic support environment. 323-241-5343 Umoja: Nurtures the cultural, historical and educational experiences of African Americans and underrepresented students by preparing them for academic, personal and professional success. 323-241-5298 LASC.edu |
Our respected academic departments will provide students with an exceptional education by preparing them for success in and out of the classroom. Art and Humanities Comprised of music, art, theater, speech, philosophy and humanities disciplines, this department provides general education courses and offers associate of arts degrees in music, art, speech, theater and interdisciplinary studies. 323-241-5232 Behavioral and Social Sciences Explores how human beings and animals are studied through science, observation and experimental methods. Areas of focus of anthropology, psychology, and sociology provide students with a greater understanding of human interactions. 323-242-5539 Business Offers students opportunities to acquire ever-necessary skills to compete in dynamic areas such as accounting, finance, economics and more. 323-241-5387 Child Development Prepares students for employment in centers, preschools, public schools, and daycares by integrating theoretical and empirical concepts of development with field and laboratory experiences. 323-241-5030
Direction PROVIDING YOU
Counseling Designs and offers courses that develop learning skills intended to improve student success. Whether transferring to a fouryear university, earning an associate’s degree or a career certificate this department assists students in navigating higher education. 323-241-5200
English and Foreign Languages Consisting of English, Spanish, French, reading, journalism, and ESL (English as a Second Language), the department aims to improve students’ abilities to critically read, think and write. Programs and courses provide students with foundational support in literacy and expand their academic experiences. 323-242-5232 Library Provide opportunities to build and enhance the educational skills of students by providing reference services and access to current print and electronic materials conducive to study, research and life-long learning. 323-241-5235
Mathematics Offers a full spectrum of courses from basic mathematics through statistics, calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations to meet the needs of students with a wide variety of goals. 323-241-5366 Natural Sciences, Health, and Kinesiology Provides access to a multicultural, international and intercultural community via an experience that promotes equity for all through the study of anatomy, biology, chemistry, microbiology, physiology, health, kinesiology, physics, geology and geography disciplines. 323-241-5296 Nursing Offers quality education with an emphasis on critical thinking skills needed to apply theoretical concepts to clinical nursing practice by emphasizing the use of the nursing processes and critical thinking to make clinical judgments and employ leadership principles. 323-241-5461
A LEADER IN ONLINE EDUCATION
CLASSES THAT FIT
LASC is a leader in the teaching of online education. We have been ranked as one of the top 20 colleges in California for online education by digital news publication EdSmart! Schools were ranked based on affordability (financial aid and net price) student satisfaction (retention rate) and student outcome (graduation rate). Whether you work full-time,Â stay at home raising children or best learn from the comfort of your home, LASC offers online courses to fit your needs.
Taking online classes can be a more economical way to understand a favorite subject or advance your career goals without setting foot on campus. Students log on, "meet" their instructor, access the syllabus and other course materials, participate in discussions, collaborate with other students, take quizzes and exams, and turn in an assignment all from wherever they are most comfortable. There is no question we offer a premier online learning experience.
LEARN MORE AT www.lasc.edu/online LASC.edu |
Tuition Free YOUR
LASCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s promise to you is that any first-time, fulltime college student can attend LASC tuition free. Yes, you read that right! LASC is waiving tuition fees and providing guaranteed admission to first-year freshman as part of the College Promise. This means that all students will receive support in their journey to complete a higher education degree and/or a certificate no matter their financial situation.
Besides free tuition, Promise students at LASC have access to a dedicated support team of success coaches, counselors and staff who provide classroom and career guidance. Promise students also receive priority placement in math and English courses required to succeed in college. The goal of College Promise is to help students start right so they can end right with a degree, university transfer or a certificate in a timely and efficient manner. For more information, call 323-241-5228 or email email@example.com.
LEARN MORE AT www.lasc.edu/promise
With so many adults returning to the classroom, the term "adult education" has taken on new meanings. Adult education encompasses everything from basic literacy to personal fulfillment as a lifelong learner, and eventually to the attainment of advanced degrees. If these are resources that you need, the Noncredit Adult and Continuing Education Services (NACES) program will provide you with student-centered services and learning opportunities that enable noncredit students to achieve their personal, academic, vocational, and civic goals in order to transition to credit programs and become more active members of their communities.Â NACES offers free courses at no cost to students, including textbooks.
LEARN MORE AT www.lasc.edu/naces
NACES' support includes student outreach, registration, orientation, placement and counseling for noncredit English as a Second Language (ESL), citizenship, basic skills English and math, HiSET/GED test preparation and basic computer literacy. Also, there is assistance available for the U.S. naturalization process, financial aid forms, referrals to campus services and community agencies. NACES is always developing more short-term career certificates to help adults maintain certifications, fulfill job requirements and stay up to date in new developments in their fields. Contact NACES at 323-241-5281 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROVIDING YOU A
Head Start Are you a high school student who wants to get a head start on college? You can enroll in LASC courses for free while attending high school and simultaneously earn college credit through our Concurrent Enrollment Program! Apply to take LASC classes as long as you are currently attending a United States high school (except for F-1/2 visa holders) or are at least 13 years of age and recently completed the eighth grade. The Dual Enrollment Program allows qualified students to fulfill high school graduation requirements while simultaneously gaining college or vocational credits toward a certificate, diploma, or a college degree. LASC offers a variety of free college courses
conveniently at several local high schools. Students and counselors should note that these classes need to be taken by students ready for college-level work.
Also, best of all, LASC waives tuition for California residents enrolled in high school. Students are responsible for the cost of textbooks or materials. Financial aid is not available to high school students. To apply or enroll, complete the application at www.LASC.edu and also follow the instructions at www.LASC.edu/k12 for submitting a supplemental K-12 application. LASC's campus also is home to Middle College High School, part of the Los Angeles Unified School District, and Bright Star Charter School.
LEARN MORE AT www.lasc.edu/edu/k12
SCHOOL OF CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION
CONNECTING YOU TO
Our School of Career and Technical Education (SoCTE) building houses the resources you need for the necessary training, development and connections to good paying internships and your dream job.
and professional development, and employment processes. Career goals, passion for a career, and job placement opportunities are all considered when helping students find employment. Contact the center at 323-242-5527.
Our award-winning Career and Technical Education program focuses on several unique pathway programs including construction; engineering, energy and solar; entrepreneurship as well as global trade and logistics; healthcare; hospitality, retail and tourism; as well as information, communications and technology. Our dedicated faculty will provide you the necessary insight so you can find success in these in-demand fields by focusing on career profile, search and choice.
The SoCTE building also houses the South Los Angeles Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Job Center of California (AJCC), a one-stop shop for workforce and business services, providing a comprehensive range of no-cost employment and training for employers and job seekers. AJCC hosts hiring/recruitments events, facilitates job preparation workshops and much more. Contact the center at 323-241-5016.
SoCTE's Career Pathways & Jobs Center (Career Center) helps students develop the knowledge, skills, and insight into career
YOUR PLACE TO
There is always something for you to do at LASC. Here are some ways we provide a complete college experience:
STUDENT GOVERNMENT Use your voice and be heard! The Associated Students Organization (ASO) governs and organizes all social, cultural, and political activities on campus for you. The ASO provides input into the processes and activities on campus. Be a leader and make LASC the place you want it to be!
STUDENT CLUBS LASC has many clubs for you to become involved with! Get to know your fellow Cougars and make a difference on campus while building your leadership skills. From the LASC Entrepreneur Club to the Black Student Union to the Hip Hop Congress, we have some fun and creative clubs for you to join! Don’t see a club you like? No problem! Start a new club and bring something new that you love to LASC! Build your community and your campus!
STAY ACTIVE Your physical and mental health are important to us here at LASC. We want you to stay active and healthy during your time here. Our Lakin Fitness and Wellness Center has an Olympic-sized outdoor pool, fitness center, three basketball courts, and a dance studio. We also have a number of classes you can take, including aerobics, basketball, dance, power-lifting, volleyball, and yoga. Come take a class and reach your health and wellness goals. CHANGE THE GAME! Go Cougars! LASC has a number of sports teams and is committed to adding more
in the future. You can be a Cougar on our football team or join the men’s or women’s basketball teams. We have beautiful athletic facilities including the Lakin Center and Cougars Stadium. So come and get competitive on one of our teams or cheer your friends on as they win championships! The Athletics Department is housed in the Lakin Fitness and Wellness Center, a state-of-the-art sports complex with world-class amenities. Our football team plays at Cougars Stadium, which also includes an eight-lane running track and seating for 4,000 people.
LEARN MORE AT www.lasc.edu/athletics
Transformation A NEW LOOK AT LASC
Thanks to the passage of voterapproved bond measures, our campus has experienced quite a transformation with new buildings, a sprawling quad, beautiful foliage and easy walkways.
We are especially excited about our new School of Science building that allows our faculty to showcase themselves as regional leaders in the teaching of the sciences and help students reach their full potential. The 27,000-squarefoot, two-story building supports students taking geology, microbiology, physics and general science classes. In past years, we opened the School of Career Technical Education (SoCTE) building and refurbished the Cox building, which includes our Little Theatre and Library. Also, the college is gearing up for the opening of a Student Union in 2022 that will include many amenities that everyone on campus will enjoy, including, most notably, a cafeteria. No matter where your courses are on campus, you'll love what you see.
COX BUILDING SCHOOL OF SCIENCE
LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES Andra Hoffman, President Steven F. Veres, Vice President Gabriel Buelna, Ph.D., 2nd Vice President Mike Fong Ernest H. Moreno Scott J. Svonkin David Vela Alfredo Gama Salmeron, Student Trustee LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION Dr. Francisco C. Rodriguez , Chancellor Dr. Melinda A. Nish, Interim Deputy Chancellor Dr. Ryan M. Cornner, Vice Chancellor of Educational Programs and Institutional Effectiveness Jeffrey M. Prieto, General Counsel Dr. Robert B. Miller, Vice Chancellor of Finance and Resource Development David Salazar , Chief Facilities Executive Dr. Albert J. Roman, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources LOS ANGELES SOUTHWEST COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION Dr. Seher Awan, President Dr. Lawrence Bradford, Vice President, Academic Affairs Dr. Howard Irvin, Vice President, Student Services Dan Hall, Vice President, Administrative Services Pamela Sanford, Associate Vice President, Administrative Services Dr. Tangelia Alfred, Dean, Academic Affairs, Natural Sciences, Health, Kinesiology, Mathematics, Nursing and Curriculum Dr. Kristi Blackburn, Dean, Academic Affairs, English & Foreign Languages, Library, Success Center, Distance Education Jose Alfred Gallegos, Dean, Institutional Advancement Dr. Ralph Davis, Dean, Student Services Rick Hodge, Dean, Career and Technical Education (CTE) Jeanette Magee, Dean, Specially Funded Programs, TRIO Laura I. Perez, Dean of Adult, Non-Credit, Continuing, and Community Education
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