Spring Semester Schedule Full Of Classes To Support Students' Success
Los Angeles Southwest College's (LASC) Spring Semester classes begin the week of February 8 and are a great way to get started or continue toward your goal of getting the education you need to acquire your degree, earn a promotion, start a new career, and so much more. 
LASC Gets Ready To Celebrate Black History Month
Celebrate Black History Month throughout February with the LASC Cougars! The festivities kick off with a welcome event at 11 a.m. February 1 on Zoom as our HBCU alumni and campus community share the purpose and pride of attending historically black colleges and universities. Make sure to attend and participate at all of the events this month.
LASC Releases Annual Report That Looks Back At 2020
2020 was a tough year for all of us at LASC, but we want you to know that we were all in throughout the year, supporting our students, our community and each other. Take a look at some of LASC's memories in 2020 in our online or video report.
LASC Theater Program Honored For Virtual Performance
LASC has once again garnered accolades and honors from Kennedy Center American College Region VIII Theatre Festival organizers, this time following the stellar production of “The Threat” in which students confronted recent cases of police brutality against African Americans from the virtual stage.
LASC Nursing Student Passes Away From COVID-19
LASC is saddened to announce the passing of one of its nursing students, Obafemi Omolade, who died in December from COVID-19 complications. Omolade’s classmates have set up a GoFundMe page to assist his family with financial burdens related to his passing.
Zero Cost Textbooks Available This Spring
LASC will offer many zero-textbook cost (ZTC) and open educational resources' (OER) courses this Spring Semester. All of these free textbooks and course materials can be accessed digitally via Canvas.
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.
Teen Vogue Interviews LASC Student On Impact Of COVID-19
Alexa Velez, 19, a student at LASC, recently spoke to Teen Vogue about the difficulties of taking classes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
LASC Hosts COVID-19 Vaccination Center
LASC in partnership with Kroger Health will host a COVID-19 vaccination center on February 2-3 and February 9-10. Initial availability is only for locals who are 65 years old and older and you must register before going to campus.
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.
Odessa Cox Forum On Feb. 17 To Celebrate LASC's Principal Founder
LASC's Associated Student Organization will host the Odessa Cox Forum on Feb. 17 that will teach the rich history of LASC and allow attendees to meet some of the Cox family.
LASC's ASO To Celebrate Return To Classes At Welcome Week
LASC's Spring Semester Welcome Week hosted by LASC's Associated Students Organization (ASO) is meant to celebrate the start of Spring Semester and invite students to join, create or re-charter a club; participate in activities; chat with ASO members; win prizes; and so much more.
CARE Program Accepting Applications For Spring Semester
LASC's Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program is now accepting applications for Spring Semester. The 
program brings additional benefits to Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) students who are parenting, receiving CalWORKs /TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) benefits, and are working towards getting a degree.
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 has a new way to engage alumni and help keep them connected with our college: Alumni 360. This is an exciting new software that you can also use to begin creating groups specific to certain disciplines.
LASC To Raise Funds For Family Of Former IT Manager Who Passed
LASC is raising funds for a scholarship in memory of the college's former IT Manager Kabwe Chanda, who passed away from COVID-19 complications in March 2020.
Cast Your State Senate District 30 Ballot At LASC's Lakin Center
LASC's Lakin Fitness and Wellness Center gymnasium will serve as a polling place for the upcoming state Senate District 30 election. Voters can cast their ballots from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. February 20 to March 1 as well as from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Election Day, March 2.
Follow LASC On LinkedIn To Support Your Career
Conenct with LASC on LinkedIn to receive regular updates about the college on your feed, including a variety of content such as campus news and updates, job openings, videos and much more.
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: Chancellor Looks Forward To Joe Biden Presidency
Los Angeles Community College District's (LACCD) Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez shared his thoughts on the inauguration of President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. While the country faces unprecedented challenges, Rodriguez says he has the utmost confidence that Biden and Harris have the vision, leadership and character to bring the nation together.
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: District And City Agree On Job Opportunities Plan For Students
LACCD's Board of Trustees has approved a new partnership with the City of Los Angeles to develop a pathway to municipal careers and job opportunities for students and graduates.
State Update: Chancellor To Host Kickoff Of Rising Scholars Network
Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley will officially launch Rising Scholars Network, an equity-driven initiative of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, to prioritize and serve incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students, during the Voices of Freedom Webinar at 10 a.m. February 5.
State Update: Higher Ed Leaders Pledge To Improve Transfers From Community Colleges
California’s legislative and higher education leaders have committed to increase the number of students who can transfer from the state’s community colleges to universities this year.
State Update: Chancellor Oakley Interviewed On President Biden's Education Plans
MSNBC’s Craig Melvin recently interviewed a panel, including the Chancellor of California Community Colleges Eloy Ortiz Oakley, to discuss President Biden’s education plans.

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:

  • February 7: Residency determination date for Spring Semester
  • February 8: Residency reclassification deadline for Spring Semester
  • February 8: Spring Semester begins
  • February 12: President’s Day recognized. LASC closed.
  • February 13-14: Non-Instruction days
  • February 15: President’s Day recognized. LASC closed.
  • February 21: Deadline to drop without a “W” grade for Spring Semester
  • February 21: Deadline to petition for course” Credit/ No Credit” or audit for Spring Semester
  • February 22: Deadline to add a class for Spring Semester
  • February 23-March 26: Filing period to petition for 2021 Spring Semester graduation or certificate of completion