Spring Semester Late-Start Classes Will Get You Closer To Your Goals
Don’t let COVID-19 be the main thing you remember from 2021. Make this the year of YOU! Los Angeles Southwest College's (LASC) short-term classes are just eight weeks and will help you achieve your long-term goals. Classes start April 12.
Loaner Laptops Available For Students This Spring
In the interest of furthering the educational objectives of students, LASC's Library will make available a Google Chromebook or Surface Go for one academic year for students actively enrolled at the college.
Free Wi-Fi Offered On Campus To Students
To provide students with reliable, high-speed internet access — and in keeping with social-distancing directives issued by county, state, and national officials — LASC has launched “Drive-Up Wi-Fi." Students are welcome to drive to LASC, park in the parking lot and get free Wi-Fi!
LASC's How-To Page On YouTube Provides Details To Aid Students
LASC is always looking to find creative ways to support our students. Check out the How-To section on our YouTube page and watch videos that help students learn how to register for classes, how to become an LASC student, find e-books from the library and so much more.
LASC Launches Program Mapper To Ease Student Experience
LASC is pleased to launch its Program Pathways Mapper! The online mapper details academic opportunities at LASC in a concise manner while providing students with a clear roadmap of classes they need to graduate. Think of it as the college catalog, but customizable for each LASC student.
LASC's Award-Winning Theater Production Profiled by NBC-4
LASC's theater students have created a powerful and haunting piece of theater with their new virtual project titled "George Floyd." The "George Floyd" project is a combination of text, movement, and music, all woven into a ritual of release and healing. NBC-4 profiled the performance on Feb. 26.
LASC Celebrates Black History Month With A Host Of Memorable Events
LASC celebrated Black History Month throughout February with several great events, such as a Memorial Circle, Read-In, Kemetic Yoga, talks that celebrated LASC community members and so much more. Check out some of the videos from these memorable events.
Powerful Narratives And Mixed Media Highlighted In Gallery Exhibition
In celebration of Black History Month, LASC's Art Gallery is pleased to present “Agency: Reclamation of Our Stories” - a solo virtual exhibition by Gena Rynae Smith. Smith captures the essence of the theme for Black History Month 2021; "The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity;" with her powerful narratives and mixed media work.
Odessa Cox Forum Celebrates LASC's Principal Founder
LASC's annual Odessa Cox Forum named in honor of the college's principal founder, Mrs. Odessa Cox, was held February 17. Because of Odessa Cox, LASC opened its doors on September 11, 1967. This year, her legacy was celebrated with a theme of "Find A Way Or Make A Way." 
GATEWAYS Provide Aid To Housing Insecure Students
At LASC, we understand that students may encounter barriers such as homelessness or housing insecurity along their academic journey. Our GATEWAYS program looks forward to supporting students during these difficult times. 
LASC's Library Celebrates Women's History Month Throughout March
March is Women’s History Month and LASC's Library will celebrate by sharing women-focused sources. The Library invites you to explore its featured biographies, e-books, and selected videos. 
DSPS And NEXTUp To Host Student Resource Fairs
LASC's Disabled Students Program & Services and NEXTUp offices will host Student Resource fairs throughout March and April. Stop by to learn about LASC programs and our incredible community partners.
TRiO STEM Guides Students Toward A STEM Career
Did you know that LASC has the only TRiO STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD)? Do you know students interested in transferring to a college or university in a STEM or STEM-affiliated major? Then have them consider joining the TRiO STEM Scholars Program at LASC!
TRiO Scholars Provides Support To Students Interested In Transferring
Do you know students who want to transfer to a four-year university? Learn how being a TRiO Scholars program participant can help achieve their educational transfer goals from 10-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through March 17 on Zoom.
LASC Student Success Center Tutors Ready To Support All Students
LASC's Student Success Center provides free academic support services online to enhance student learning and achievement in a student-centered environment. Check out the center's tutoring schedule.
Promise Program Offers Free Tuition To First-Time Students
LASC's Promise Program provides an incredible opportunity that includes a tuition-free education if you are a first-time, full-time college student. A dedicated team of Promise counselors will also be providing a wide array of academic and student support services. 
LASC Unveils New Way To Connect With Alumni
LASC wants to engage with alumni and help keep them connected with our college through Alumni 360. This is an exciting new software that you can use to begin creating groups specific to certain disciplines.
Financial Aid Office Offers New Information Library
LASC's Financial Aid Office encourages students to utilize GetAnswers, an online library of short 60-90 second videos that are accessible on-demand. GetAnswers' videos detail complex financial aid information to current and prospective students in an easy to understand style.
Live Chat With LASC Team Members And Get Your Questions Answered
Connect and live chat with team members from Admissions, Counseling, CalWorks and many more programs. Assistance for all students is just a click away via the online Cranium Cafe, a meeting and collaboration platform designed specifically for student support.
LACCD Update: Keep Up With COVID-19 News And How It Impacts LASC
LASC is physically closed to the public, but classes will be offered in a remote learning (online) model using Canvas and all student services and business operations will be available remotely due to COVID-19. To keep up with the latest CVOID-19 news, the impact on LASC, and how students can receive necessary support, visit LACCD's FAQ page.
LACCD Update: Save The Date For The Black Graduation Celebration
LACCD's African American Outreach Initiative Program presents the 2021 Virtual Black Graduation Celebration: A Cultural Ceremony Honoring Students! The celebration is from 3-5 p.m. May 25.
LACCD Update: Lavender Graduation Celebration Scheduled
LACCD's Lavender Graduation Celebration will be at 4 p.m. May 17 celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) student graduates.
LACCD Update: State And Legislative Priorities Announced
LACCD is pursuing an ambitious state legislative and budgetary agenda in 2021. The District is prioritizing solutions to systemic issues impacting student success across all nine colleges and supporting measures and budget items to implement equitable programming reflective of its diverse student population. 
State Update: Chancellor Concerned About Low Application Rates For Financial Aid
Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley said the low number of applications for financial aid are concerning the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, especially for undocumented students who can get state-funded aid through the California Dream Act. Cal Grant financial aid deadline is March 2.
State Update: California Needs 'Common Application,' Higher Ed Panel Urges
California should develop a common application form for admission to all levels of public higher education in California, including the state’s community colleges system, according to recommendations issued by a task force convened by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration.
State Update: Governor Introduces Transfer Pathway For Community College Students
Gov. Gavin Newsom has released details for a “stand-alone dual admission program” in his proposed budget, which, if approved, would provide California community college students a more direct path to admission to the state’s public universities. 
State Update: Cal Grant Expansion Proposed
Nearly 200,000 more California college students could receive state assistance for tuition and living expenses under one of the largest expansions of the Cal Grant financial aid program ever proposed.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, there are minimal events on LASC's campus. Here are some important dates coming up to keep in mind:

  • Through March 26: Filing period to petition for Spring 2021 graduation or certificate of completion
  • March 31: Cesar Chavez Holiday Observed. Campus closed and there will be no classes.