It's Not Too Late! LASC's Late-Start Classes Start October 26
Don’t let COVID-19 be the main thing you remember from 2020. 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 October 26 and will be all online. Register today for a class or two and let us support you on your journey.
LASC Graduates Receive Diplomas In Celebratory Drive-Thru
LASC held its much anticipated ‘Cougar Drive-Thru Diploma Distribution Day’ on September 25 on campus. Members of the Class of 2020 picked up their diploma and/or certificate in a festive and socially distanced environment as they were cheered on by faculty members and classified professionals.
Lakin Center To Serve As In-Person Voting Center
LASC's Lakin Center will be an in-person voting center from October 24 to November 3 for the upcoming General Election. Voters will be able to cast their ballots in-person or drop-off their mail-in ballots from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. October 24 to November 2 and from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Election Day, November 3.
LASC Classes Will Be Online Through The 2021 Spring Semester
Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) and its nine colleges, including LASC, will deliver all classes for the 2021 Winter Session and 2021 Spring Semester primarily in remote/online learning environments due to COVID-19.
Keep Up With COVID-19 News And How It Impacts LASC And LACCD
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.
LASC's Winter Session Schedule Released; Make Plans To Register
LASC's Winter Session is a great way to finish school quicker and reach your goals sooner. Check out the schedule that was just released and plan to register. Winter Session classes are just five weeks from January 4, 2021, to February 7, 2021.
LASC Support And Resources Ready To Aid All Students
LASC has so many resources to assist all students identify and move toward their personal, career, and educational goals during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
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.
LASC Establishes Housing Support Program
LASC understands students may encounter barriers such as homelessness or housing insecurity along their academic journey. As a result, the college has established the Gaining Access Through Education, Work, and Yielding Stability (GATEWAY) program to support students.
Ralphs Pharmacy Offers Drive-Thru Flu Clinic On LASC's Campus
Ralphs Pharmacy held a comprehensive flu shot program on LASC's campus in September designed to help local customers get their recommended vaccines amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The program included drive-thru vaccinations.
Care Packages Provided At Operation Love Event On LASC's Campus
Nearly 500 South Los Angeles foster families with young children and college-age youth received free meals, groceries and diapers at an Operation Love event held in September at LASC.
October 2 Vigil To Remember LASC Student
LASC is incredibly saddened to share the heartbreaking news of the passing of Mikeona Johnson, a mother and a student who was greatly respected and appreciated by her peers and instructors. A vigil will be at 12:30 p.m. October 2 on Zoom.
LASC Adjunct Faculty Members Passes Away
VC Powe, an adjunct faculty member in LASC's Business Department, died September 16 following complications from a serious illness. Powe was 66. She was the executive director of external programs and career services at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. 
LASC's Dream Center To Host Info Events Throughout Fall
LASC's Dream Resource Center will have a series of informational events throughout the Fall Semester. All are invited to participate and connect. The center embraces and celebrates diversity in all forms and aims to be a resource for undocumented immigrant students and their families.
LASC's BSS Department To Host Media Literacy Project
LASC's Behavioral and Social Sciences Department will host its ongoing Media Literacy Project throughout Fall Semester to educate LASC students in methods to better access, analyze, evaluate, and create media.
Have Some Laughs! Comic To Headline ASO Event
It’s time to bring the fun to the semester! Take a break from your busy day as LASC's Associated Students Organization will host comedy and karaoke at 5 p.m. October 7 on Zoom with special guest comedian Lewis Dix, who has appeared in shows such as "The Net," "Matlock" and "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper." All are welcome to attend.
LASC's CNA Program To Have Orientations For Interested Students
Interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant? Attend a mandatory orientation in November and get started at LASC toward this rewarding career.
EOPS Helps 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 been extended. Sign-up today!
Guardian Scholars Program Offers Assistance For Foster Youth
If you are a former or current foster youth between the ages of 17 and 30 and want to go to college, LASC’s Guardian Scholars Program can help support your academic, career, and personal goals. The program provides students with a support network with educational and financial resources for their academic success and works in collaboration with other on-campus programs to offer you additional services to help you get ahead.
Join TRiO Scholars And Unlock Services, Benefits, And Support
LASC's Trio Scholars Program's goal is to assist students in obtaining their associate's degree and transfer to a four-year college/university of their choice. The program will have Zoom orientations at noon on Mondays and Wednesdays through October 7. All are welcome to check them out. 
Our Promise To You:
Tuition-Free Two Years
You may have questions about LASC's Promise Program, our tuition-free college program, so take a moment and learn more about this program and get ready to apply during the next enrollment cycle.
Get Your Questions Answered By LASC's Financial Aid Staff
LASC wants to assist its students follow their dreams of having a college education. LASC's Financial Aid staff can help students take advantage of all the opportunities available through federal, state, and local grants, fee waivers, federal work-study, and loans. Live chat with one of our team members today.
LACCD Update: Trustees Approve Resolution In Support Of Ethnic Studies Education
Ethnic studies requirements that support the new, state-approved graduation criteria for the California State University (CSU) system could soon be implemented at LACCD's nine colleges under a resolution passed by the District’s Board of Trustees.
LACCD Update: Programs for Students With Housing Insecurities Announced
LACCD students with housing insecurity issues or homelessness could find relief thanks to an agreement approved by the District’s Board of Trustees with Los Angeles Room & Board, a nonprofit that plans to provide about 35 dedicated beds plus other support services to students
LACCD Update: Mayor Garcetti Launches ‘L.A. College Promise Works’ Program With LACCD
Mayor Eric Garcetti launched L.A. College Promise Works (LACP Works), a new initiative connecting community college students to career coaching, skills training, and paid employment opportunities. This program is the product of a close partnership between the Mayor’s Office, LACCD, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, and the City’s Workforce Development System.
State Update: Chancellor Oakley Discusses Array Of Topics In Teleconference
California Community College Chancellor Eloy Oakley hosted a teleconference in late September for community college student newspapers and radio reporters and editors, and answered questions regarding several topics. Over the course of the teleconference, Oakley spoke on the upcoming elections, enrollment and the current discussions on race.

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:

  • October 1: 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application will be open for completion
  • October 8: Deadline to petition for Fall 2020 Graduation or Certificate of Completion