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!
LASC's annual registration event "Southwest Daze" will return on Wednesday, 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. this Wednesday, August 26, on Zoom. All are welcome to learn about LASC's programs and departments; meet faculty and staff; win gift cards; and more. Learn more.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, LASC's campus is closed to the public, but almost all classes are offered in a remote learning (online) model using Canvas and all student services and business operations will be offered online during this Fall Semester. 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.
LASC's 2020 Fall Flex Day for employees will be from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursday, August 27 (3.25 hours required), as well as 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, 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.
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. Thursday, August 27 on Zoom.
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is moving forward with one of the single-largest bulk orders of laptop-style devices in the history of California's community college education system to help meet the technology needs of its students, including students at LASC, to complete lessons in remote learning platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic. LASC students can learn more on how to sign up.
As we approach the 2020 Fall Semester, students should remember to set up their Bank Mobile preference in order to access their financial aid refund(s) and/or student refund(s). Learn more.

LASC students can purchase an electronic version of their textbooks from Redshelf through the LASC Bookstore and can use their financial aid funding if they go through the college store.
Faculty: Have you been challenged in finding interesting content to add to your courses since moving online? Consider using Films on Demand, a database with over 42,000 closed-captioned, educational videos, ready to be added to your Canvas course. Learn more.
If you are a former or current foster youth between the ages of 17 and 23 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. Apply today.
Students who need immediate answers for all support questions can call our Freshdesk hotline from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday by emailing LASCStudentSupport@laccd.edu
or calling (323) 274-1680.

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.
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.
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.
LASC's Business Office website has been updated with new content such as step-by-step instructions to pay student fees online, frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs), and how to contact the office. Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, the 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.
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 Dream Resource Center invites you to the Undocu-Student Orientation on September 2. Meet the DRC staff and learn about in-state tuition options, the Dream Act application, resources and much more. Register today.
In an effort to address diversity, equity, and social justice, the LASC Library is soliciting your recommendations for titles that address the issue of social justice and anti-racism in education to add to its electronic collection. Use this Google form to suggest titles for this special e-book collection at the library.
LASC's Career Center will be hosting a virtual Job Search Workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon September 30 that will provide tips and strategies on how to find a job or internship. This opportunity is only open to 10 students, so register today!
LASC's Career Center will be hosting an interactive Resume Workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon September 23 that will help your adjust your resume on the spot. This opportunity is only open to 10 students, so register today!
LASC's Career Center will be hosting a virtual Job Shadow Career Assessment from 10:30 a.m. to noon
September 9 and September 16 that is for students who need clarity on their career path. Make sure to register 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.
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 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, 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 also offer low-cost Internet access to students. Contact information for the providers is provided here. They include AT&T, which is expanding the Access from AT&T program. This program provides home internet access to qualifying California households with at least one resident who receives Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for $10 a month.
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.
  • 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
There are plenty of great Fall Semester classes being offered at LASC, some of them are:
  • 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.
  • Sign up for an Administration of Justice course this Fall Semester. 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 the 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 as well as billing and litigation management. Students will prepare complaint forms and discovery documents.
  • LAW 10: Introduction to Legal Assistant 3 will be offered in Fall Semester. This course analyzes the paralegal profession. Lectures and activities will examine the inner workings of the law office; ethics and professional responsibility; sources of American law; the court system and alternative dispute resolution; and conducting interviews and investigations. 
  • 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.
  • COVID-19 Rent Relief is available to renters in Los Angeles County outside of the City of Los Angeles. Learn more.
  • Renters in the city of Los Angeles who need rent relief should contact MyLA311 by calling 311 or (213) 473-3231 or visiting lacity.org/myla311 for available programs.
  • 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, Los Angeles' Mayor and the City Council have adopted tenant protections on evictions and rent increases in the city.
  • 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.