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LASC's Fall Semester Is Fast Approaching. Register Today! Classes Start August 31.
Take a look at all of the opportunities we have for you in Los Angeles Southwest College's (LASC) Fall Semester Schedule of Classes! Fall classes start August 31. All classes will be taught online. Start living your best life and register today!
Graduates Share Why LASC Was The Best Choice For Their Educational Journey
Students who have questions about LASC and are unsure if it is the best place for their higher education learning, should take a moment to watch testimonials on our college's Youtube page in which recent graduates share how the college supported them.
LACCD Trustees Eliminate Colleges Debt, Including At LASC
As part of an effort to strengthen the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) and its colleges, LACCD's Board of Trustees on July 8 approved a resolution that updated the district's fiscal accountability measures and terminated its Debt Repayment Policy. The vote is especially beneficial for LASC as it included the wiping out of the college's more than $14 million in debt that has piled up over the past 10 years. 
LASC Offering Remote Instruction And Business Operations
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, LASC is physically closed to the public, but  classes will be offered through the Fall Semester in a remote learning (online) model using Canvas and all student services and business operations will be available remotely. To keep up with the latest CVOID-19 news, the impact on LASC, and how students can receive necessary support, visit the LACCD FAQ page .
LASC Football And Basketball Seasons Delayed Until Spring
The California Community College Athletic Association Board of Directors has approved the implementation of a contingency plan that would provide a return to intercollegiate athletics for the 2020-21 academic year that shifts all sports, including football, to the spring season. At this time, you can plan to see LASC's football as well as men's and women's basketball teams play again this spring. 
Support For LASC Students Is Just A
Click Away
LASC students are able to connect with team members from Admissions, Counseling, CalWorks and many more programs on campus by live chat. This assistance for all students is via the online Cranium Cafe, a meeting and collaboration platform designed specifically for student support.
LASC's 2020-21 Student Government Executive Board Sworn Into Office
LASC's Associated Students Organization held its virtual swearing-in ceremony for its new 2020-21 executive board in July. The board consists of Teissy Angel Ramirez, President; Kenneth Sanchez, Executive Vice President; Javiyan Jones, Administrative Vice President; Michelle Booker, Secretary; Humzah Farrukh, Treasurer; and Selena Lopez, Chief Justice.  
Earn A Transfer Degree In Business Administration Or Child Development In Two Years
Starting in the upcoming Fall Semester, students can complete a degree with a transfer guarantee in two years in Business Administration (AS-T) and Early Childhood Education (AS-T). Attend an information session to get started on your pathway as part of the Pathway of Accelerated Academics for the Working Student, or PAAWS.
LASC Department Chair Authors Article In Influential State Academic
Senate Publication
The July 2020 edition of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges' Rostrum includes an article written by LASC's Arts and Humanities Department Chair Katrina Taylor titled "Gitcho' Mind Right: Why Confronting Unconscious Bias Must Become an Actionable Item." The publication also includes writings from several LACCD faculty members.
EOPS Will Help Students Find Needed Educational And Financial Support
LASC's Extended Opportunity Programs and Services' (EOPS) goal is to help everyone who wants to have access to quality education with the resources needed to succeed. EOPS' open application period for Fall Semester has started. Sign-up today!
CARE Program Provides Students With A Wealth Of Assistance
LASC's Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program's open application period for Fall Semester has started. CARE services include textbooks and school supplies, grants, counseling, informational workshops and so much more. Join CARE today.
Child Development Center Enrolling Students For New School Year
LASC's Child Development Center is now enrolling children for the new school year and welcoming back returning students. Instruction will be done in an online or remote setting. Do you have questions about the center? Check in on one of their upcoming Informational Zoom meetings on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in English and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Spanish. The Zoom ID number is 934 4374 4972 
LASC's Dream Resource Center To Offer "Getting Papers" Workshop
The Dream Resource Center in collaboration with Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) will be providing a "Getting Papers" workshop at noon August 6 in which participants can learn about different immigration options. Join and learn all of the options available for you.
Dream Resource Center Provides Wealth Of Resources After DACA Decision
The Trump administration announced in July it will continue to reject initial Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications from immigrants who never obtained the protection from deportation and also limit the renewals for more than 640,000 Dreamers enrolled in the program. LASC's Dream Resource Center is united in its commitment to our undocumented students and employees. The center has also gathered a wealth of resources to access in this effort.
Virtual Career Assessment Workshop To Help Attendees Find Their Dream Job
LASC's Career Center will be hosting a virtual Career Assessment Workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon August 19. Undecided students: Come get support choosing a major. Students with a major: Come find out all the information you need to know about the career that works for you. The center has support for everyone.
Career Center To Host Mock Interview Workshop
LASC's  Career Pathways and Job Center  will have a  Mock Interview Workshop  from 10:30 a.m. to noon August 12. Register to learn strategies for a successful job interview. Log into Cranium Cafe through the student portal, locate Career Center Director Damien Danielly under the Student Services Directory, and register for the workshop.
Health Center Staff Available To Support All Students
All of the providers and staff at LASC's  Student Health Center , which is operated by Mosaic Family Care, are committed to supporting the health needs of all students. The on-campus center is closed, but students can still receive support from the Mosaic Family Care office.
Get Your Questions Answered By Our LASC Financial Aid Staff
Get answers to your financial aid questions by calling (800) 433-3243 for step-by-step assistance with federal student aid. Also, in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, federal student loan payments  are being suspended  through September 30.
Our Promise To You:
Tuition-Free Two Years
You may have questions about LASC's Promise, our tuition-free college program, so take a moment and check out our informational booklet that aims to answer them.
LACCD Update: District Releases "Framework For Racial Equity And Social Justice"
LACCD has released its "Framework for Racial Equity and Social Justice" document. The plan speaks to the values of LACCD and directs specific action steps and commitments that will allow its colleges and the district to actively build anti-racist organizational capacity and resilience and move toward a more socially and racially-just academic community.
LACCD Update: Trustees Take Bold Step To Protect Climate
The LACCD Board of Trustees has taken a forward-looking step as pro-environment stewards to eliminate the District’s carbon-energy use, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to protect the vulnerable communities the District serves from the negative impacts of the climate change crisis with the adoption of its Clean Energy and Sustainability resolution .
LACCD Update: L ow-Cost Internet Options Are Available
As the majority of courses are taught remotely in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Internet access will be required for participation in many class activities. Several organizations are providing low-cost Internet access to students.
LACCD Update: District Partners With LAHSA To Address Student Housing
LACCD and LASC are now working with the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority (LAHSA) to help students with housing issues. The Campus Peer Navigator Program aims to connect students who are experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness with resources that can end their housing crisis. 
State Update: California Community Colleges Is Confronting Crises And Advancing Equity
California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Oakley has released a video that details how the state system has answered the call during this unprecedented time. Watch this video to see how the system's administrators, staff, faculty, students and alumni have risen to the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
State Update: Board Of Governors Supports Proposition 16
The California Community Colleges Board of Governors has unanimously endorsed a resolution urging voters to support Proposition 16, which would repeal Proposition 209, the 1996 measure that banned consideration of race, sex, color, ethnicity and national origin in California public employment, education and contracting.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, upcoming events at LASC's campus have had to be cancelled or rescheduled. Here are some important dates coming up:
  • August 6: Deadline to file third repeat/recency petition for the 2020 Fall Semester
  • August 6: Dream Resource Center presents "Getting Papers" workshop at noon
  • August 12: Mock Interview Workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon with the Career Center
  • August 19: Career Center hosts virtual Career Assessment Workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon
  • August 20: Deadline to change major to be effective 2020 Fall Semester
  • August 27: Fall 2020 residency reclassification deadline
  • August 27: Supplemental K-12 application submission deadline
  • August 30: Residency determination day
  • August 29-30: Non-instruction day (no classes)
  • August 31: Fall Semester instruction begins