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 Los Angeles Southwest College 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. Read more.
The 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.
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 I and II. Fall Semester classes will also be online . To keep up with the latest CVOID-19 news and the impact on LASC, visit LACCD'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.
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.
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's Summer II classes are almost here! Check out the summer schedule and plan to register for Summer Session II classes. Summer Session II is from July 20 to August 23. Summer Session I concludes on July 19. All classes will be taught online and remotely.
LASC's Behavioral and Social Sciences Department will be offering engaging classes online throughout this summer. Take a moment to check them out and register today . The 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.
LASC's Dream Resource Center in collaboration with Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) will be providing a "Applying for DACA" workshop at noon Thursday, July 16. Register here .

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!

LASC's Career Center will be hosting a virtual Job Shadow Assessment for undecided students seeking clarity on their current path from 10:30 a.m. to noon July 22 in the virtual Cranium Cafe. Log into Cranium Cafe through the student portal, locate Career Center Director Damien Danielly under the Student Services Directory, and register for the workshop. Learn more .
LASC students who borrowed books, laptops, or any other items from LASC's Bookstore, Child Development Department, Library, or the Promise program during the 2020 Spring Semester are asked to return these rental items to campus from noon to 6:30 p.m. July 28. Learn more .
LASC's Career Center will be hosting an Interactive Resume Workshop that will help students build or modify their resume from 10:30 a.m. to noon July 29 in the virtual Cranium Cafe. Log into Cranium Cafe through the student portal, locate Career Center Director Damien Danielly under the Student Services Directory, and register for the workshop. 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 .
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." Take a moment to read the article here or read the entire publication here , which includes writings from several LACCD faculty members .
LACCD's Board of Trustees last week took a bold, 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. Learn more.
LASC's Trio Scholars , a federally funded program designed to assist participants in achieving their educational goals, has released its Graduation/Transfer Celebration newsletter highlighting its graduates. The graduates are fighters who have overcame extreme adversity and will continue to fight for their future. The TRiO Scholars office is extremely proud of the students and encourage them to be tenacious and continue to accomplish their dreams.
LASC's Theatre Program was recently recognized nationally by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for their production of "Criminal," an incredibly powerful and moving piece. Learn more about this important work. "Criminal" was recognized with the following accolades: The Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Award, Outstanding Production Ensemble, and Outstanding Company-Generated Work.
  • Do you need to complete your General Education requirements? Do you want a fun class that will lift your spirits? Do you want to learn how to write and perform creatively? Theater 100 is not only a requirement for your degree, but it’s also a creative and fun experience. Learn more about this class offered this Summer Session II.
  • Are you interested in learning and improving your research skills? If so, consider enrolling in this summer's Library Science 101 course to learn and improve your research skills and explore a variety of sources. This one-unit transferable course will teach you strategies to locate sources and evaluate research materials, and will guide you to use information ethically using citation styles.
  • 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.
  • Take a look at all of the opportunities we have for you in our Fall Semester Class Schedule! Fall Semester starts August 31 and lasts through December 20. Classes will be taught online and remotely.
  • 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.
  • LASC's Financial Aid office will have Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) workshops throughout the summer. Check out the times and dates hereAlso, in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, federal student loan payments are suspended through September 30.
  • The Dream Resource Center in collaboration with Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) will be providing a "Getting Papers" workshop at noon on August 6 in which participants can learn about different immigration options. Join and learn all of the options available for you. Register here.
  • 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.
  • All Certified Nurse Assistant and Construction classes will be cancelled this fall due to the coronavirus.
  • Congratulations to our newest tenured faculty! LACCD's Board of Trustees recently approved the following LASC faculty for making tenure: Gail Amos, Stephanie Arms, Dimetros Dammena, Yancy Duncan, Jonathan Pope Evans, Lauren Evans, Martin Martirossian, Parisa Samaie, and Katrina Taylor.
  • Take a moment to read a new newsletter from LACCD about sustainability and climate change titled "LACCD: Sustainability."
  • 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
Increased anxiety is absolutely normal right now. Here are some ways to receive support.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • InClusion Specialized Supported Living Services is hiring. Learn more.
  • Eagle Security Services, Inc. is hiring one agent for its operations in Gardena. If you are interested in applying, call 310-642-0656, ext. 27.
  • Rest and Relax Bodyworks, an established wellness center providing massage, chiropractic and acupuncture treatments, is hiring. 
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom has issued a statewide order that requires Californians to wear face coverings. It follows new guidance from the California Department of Public Health that asymptomatic or presymptomatic people can still spread the disease.
  • Governor Gavin Newsom signed California’s 2020-21 state budget approved by the State Legislature. California’s $202.1 billion spending plan was signed June 29.
  • The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services has announced that the state and federal government have waived some reporting requirements to ensure that all individuals continue to receive their benefits. Learn more.
  • The City of Los Angeles is looking to help tenants with evictions during this COVID-19 outbreak. Check out the Renters Fact Sheet.
  • 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.