Take a look at all of the opportunities that Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) has in our 2020 Fall Semester Class Schedule! Fall Semester starts August 31 and lasts through December 20. Classes will be taught online and remotely. Register soon as classes are filling up. We are here for you!
SAVE THE DATE: LASC's annual registration event "Southwest Daze" will return on August 26, but this time in a virtual setting. "Southwest Virtual School Daze 2.0" will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, on Zoom. All are welcome to learn about LASC's programs and departments and much more at this event. Learn more.
Starting Monday, August 10, and lasting through September 12, LASC counselors will be providing Express Office Hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays. Saturday hours on August 29 and September 12 will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointment is needed. Learn more.
Accelerate your journey to your degree! Starting in the Fall Semester, LASC students can complete a degree with a transfer guarantee in two years in Business Administration (AS-T) or Early Childhood Education (AS-T.) Get started on your pathway as part of LASC's Pathway of Accelerated Academics for the Working Student program, or PAAWS.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, LASC's campus is closed to the public, but classes are offered in a remote learning (online) model using Canvas and all student services and business operations will be offered online and remotely during Summer Session II. Fall Semester classes will also be online. To keep up with the latest CVOID-19 news and the impact on LASC, visit Los Angeles Community College District's FAQ page.
Connect and live chat with team members from Admissions, Counseling, CalWorks and many more programs on campus by visiting this link. Assistance for all students is just a click away via the online Cranium Cafe, a meeting and collaboration platform designed specifically for student support.
The Child Development Department offers seven ways for you to receive one of its certificates. Which one will you choose? Learn more about these seven options by visiting this link and then make sure to register for classes this fall.

LASC's Behavioral and Social Sciences Department will be offering engaging classes online this Fall Semester. Take a moment to check them out and register todayThe department studies the actions and behaviors of people and societies throughout history and the world in order to strengthen our communities and improve our lives.
Guidelines and processes for faculty and staff to return to campus to collect items necessary to continue to work remotely have been announced. Faculty and staff may request access to campus under these guidelines.

LASC would like to extend its 
condolences to the family and friends of former Student Success Center tutor Eddie Powell, who passed away Wednesday, August 5. Eddie P, as he was known around campus, was a mainstay in LASC's Student Success Center for several years and helped countless students with essay writing, critical thinking skills and life skills with a constant smile. Read more.
Make a difference at LASC! Become an Associated Students Organization (ASO) Executive Board member and develop essential professional life skills. Gain experience as a senator/commissioner in leadership roles, public speaking, budgeting, policy-making, and event planning. It’s a noteworthy position that students can put on their resumes. Apply today! Also, take a moment to check out ASO's 2020-21 Calendar of Events.
Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, LASC's Business Office only offers one way to pay for your student fees via the Student Information System. Take a moment to learn more about the Business Office and how it is handling working in this virtual environment.
LASC's Career Pathways and Job Center will have a Mock Interview Workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, 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.
LASC's Career Center will be hosting a virtual Career Assessment Workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon August 19. Undecided student: 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.
LASC's women's basketball team is looking for student-athletes for the upcoming season. If you are interested or if you know someone who may be interested, contact head coach Cortney Booker at bookercl@lasc.edu. The Cougars have made great progress in their rebuilding efforts in the past two years. Season starts in early 2021.
LASC's Child Development Center is now enrolling children for the new school year and welcoming back returning students. Take some time to fill out an enrollment application here. All classes will be offered remotely. Informational Zoom meetings will be Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in English and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Spanish. The Zoom ID number is 934 4374 4972 Learn more.
LASC's new “Student Support Hub” web page in Canvas will provide all students with an area where they can easily access the most widely-used campus support services so that they don’t have to leave the course shell and can find everything conveniently in one place. Learn more.
As you are preparing for your fall courses, consider using Open Educational Resources (OER) that are more current and relevant to your course objectives. Open Educational Resources are accessible anywhere at any time and are available to students on the first day of class. They can include texts, images, and videos to support different learning styles. Finally, they can save students hundreds of dollars. For any questions regarding OER, please contact Parisa Samaie at samaiep@lasc.edu. Learn more.
LASC's Extended Opportunity Programs and Services' (EOPS) open application period for Fall Semester has started. For more information, visit the program's webpage or check out its most recent flyer. The EOPS application can be found here.
LASC's Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program's open application period for Fall Semester is ongoing. For more information about this program and all of the benefits that it provides students, check out this flyer. The CARE application can be found here.
Despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all students who need support from our staff at the Student Health Center can still receive it. To reach the center, contact the Mosaic Family Care office at (323) 226-9042. Students can also email the office at 

LASC knows there are a lot of questions that students have about the impact the COVID-19 outbreak will have on the college. President Dr. Seher Awan is inviting all students to a virtual town hall at 11 a.m. every Friday to receive updates and chat questions to her. For more information, visit here.
As LASC continues to offer its courses remotely in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Internet access will be required for participation in many class activities. Several organizations offer low-cost Internet access to students. Contact information for the providers is provided here.
Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is working with the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority 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. Learn more.
LASC has joined with "When We All Vote," a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, which is on a mission to increase participation in every election and close the race and age voting gap by changing the culture around voting, harnessing grassroots energy, and through strategic partnerships to reach every American. Register to vote today.
Take some time to fill out the 2020 Census. Why? The Census impacts the amount of funding our community receives, specifically for public services as well as schools, hospitals, fire departments and so much more. Learn more.
SAVE THE DATE: LASC's 2020 Fall Flex Day for employees will be from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. August 27 (3.25 hours required) as well as 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. August 28 (three hours flexible). LASC's Professional Growth Committee will host Fall Flex Day on Zoom. Students: Please note that college student services offices will be unavailable during these times.
SAVE THE DATE: LASC's Employee Recognition Day will thank employees for their hard work throughout the year and to show them how much they are valued. This year's ceremony will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. August 27 on Zoom.
  • Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) has released a Framework for Racial Equity and Social Justice. The document 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, Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez says.
  • Need a fast answer to your question? LASC's librarians are one click away! Click on the "Chat with a Librarian" icon on the library page to chat with one of the Librarians!
  • 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. Learn more.
  • Students needing assistance with an Emergency Withdrawl should always email LASC's Admissions and Records Department at admissions@lasc.edu. For more information on EWs, visit this link.
  • During the COVID-19 outbreak, there will be no on-campus activities/events at any of the nine LACCD colleges, including LASC. There will be no gatherings of more than two people and they will need to exercise social distancing of at least six feet apart. Read more.
  • In response to the City of Los Angeles' Worker Protection Order, all LACCD and LASC employees should utilize cloth face coverings when on District property for employee protection against COVID-19. Vendors should also know that face coverings are required on campus. Read more.
  • LASC's Dream Resource Center is proud to support Immigrants Rising's Virtual Wellness Gatherings to help undocumented young people stay connected to one another. Connect every Sunday and Wednesday from 5-6 p.m. via Zoom or phone. Read more.
  • LASC's Business Office will be mostly operating remotely in the weeks ahead. Business Office staff will be working on campus on Thursdays but only from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you have questions about your student account, refunds, holds, online payments, or Bank Mobile, send an email to lascbocounter@lasc.edu
  • Check out our Anthropology classes this fall. Register today.
  • ANTHRO 101-Human Biological Evolution - Three units. Section 10920
  • ANTHRO 101-Human Biological Evolution - Three units. Section 19816
  • ANTHRO 101-Human Biological Evolution - Three units. Section 25779
  • ANTHRO 102-Human Ways Of Life - Three units. Section 12505.
  • ANTHRO 102-Human Ways Of Life - Three units. Section 21147. 8-week class.
  • ANTHRO 103-Archaeology: Uncovering the Human Past - Three units. Section 12716
  • ANTHRO 111-Lab in Human Biological Evolution. Three units. Sections 27587 & 27588. Eight-week classes.
  • ANTHRO 111-Lab in Human Biological Evolution. Three units. Sections 25780 & 25781. Eight-week classes.
  • ANTHRO 133-Peoples and Cultures of Africa. Three units. Section 13486
  • Library Science 101: College Research Skills is now enrolling for the 2020 Fall Semester. Take this one-unit , transferable course and learn how to be an effective researcher. This course will teach you strategies to locate sources, evaluate research materials, and will guide you to use information ethically using citation styles. This course also uses zero cost materials. Learn more.
  • Plenty of great Administration of Justice courses will be taught remotely this Fall Semester. Sign up for one today. A few of them are:
  • ADM JUS 1-Introduction to Administration of Justice. Three units. Section 14061.
  • ADM JUS 1-Introduction to Administration of Justice. Three units. Section 14056
  • ADM JUS 1-Introduction to Administration of Justice. Three units. Section 21141
  • ADM JUS 2-Concepts of Criminal Law. Three units. Section 14297
  • ADM JUS 8-Juvenile Procedures. Three units. Section 27668
  • ADM JUS 67-Community Relations I. Three units. Section 25776
  • Check out three-unit Psychology 14-Abnormal Psychology classes taught this Fall Semester online. PSYCH 1 is an enrollment requirement for PSYCH 14.
  • PSYCH 14-Abnormal Psychology. Three units. Section 21179. This class offers a free book. Learn more.
  • PSYCH 14-Abnormal Psychology. Three units. Section 16477
  • LAW 14: Law Office Management 3 will be offered in Fall Semester. This course applies document production skills based on litigation techniques and strategies. Lectures and activities will examine electronic discovery; ethics; electronic document production; legal timekeeping and billing and litigation management. Students will prepare complaint forms and discovery documents.
  • There will be three Computer Technology classes offered in the Fall Semester. Register today.
  • CO TECH 1-Introduction To Computers For Technicians. Three units. Section 21401
  • ELCTRN 8-Electron Devices. Four units. Section 11060 (lecture) and and 11067 (lab)
  • ELECTRN 111-Introduction to Computer Servicing Technology. Four units. Section 11173 (lecture) and 11178 (lab)
Increased anxiety is absolutely normal right now. Here are some ways to receive support.
  • Students can visit StayEnrolled.com to get the latest information and updates related to financial aid, transfer and career education. Current and prospective students will find specific resources and support services available.
  • The California Youth Crisis line runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (800) 843-5200.
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides confidential assistance to anyone in crisis and their loved ones through a live chat and free 24-hour hotline at (800) 273-8255. You can also text the Crisis Text Line at 741741.
  • LGBTQ students can contact the Trevor Project by calling (866) 488-7386 or text START to 678678 for 24/7 information.
  • The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline is available from 1-9 p.m. daily at (800) 273-8255.
  • Call or text the Victims of Crime Resource Center at (800) 842-8467 for help.
  • Los Angeles County is offering mental health services for individuals suffering loneliness or anxiety amid the pandemic and have set up a number to call for resources. The Department of Mental Health can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (800) 854-7771.
  • All of the providers and staff at LASC's Student Health Center operated by Mosaic Family Care are committed to supporting the health and mental health needs of all students. Students who need support from the center should contact the Mosaic Family Care office at (323) 226-9042. Students can also email info@mosaicfamily.care.
  • Free training put on by the Community Response System of South Los Angeles Education Recovery Committee to support educators and help students excel in virtual learning is available during workshops in August and September. Learn more.
  • The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services is aware of the financial impact that the Coronavirus is having on the health and financial well-being of County of Los Angeles residents. The department has provided these resources to help residents who may be experiencing financial challenges due to the pandemic.
  • To assist residential renters who have been economically impacted by the Coronavirus, the Mayor and the City Council have adopted tenant protections on evictions and rent increases in the City of Los Angeles.
  • Curious about how other students and/or colleges across the state are handling the move online? Want to share your own experience, too? Stop by 3CSN’s Wayfinding Online Series on Zoom at 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
  • In order to keep patients and healthcare providers safe, drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites are available across Los Angeles County. If you’re experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, fatigue, and shortness of breath, here is where to find a testing site near you.