In light of recent shootings of African Americans who lost their lives at the hands of police, Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) President Dr. Seher Awan writes "Our African American community needs our love, our support, and our advocacy today and always." Read more and watch a recent video from Dr. Awan addressing the shooting of George Floyd. Campus will be closed through Wednesday, June 3, following the recent state of emergency declarations in the state. Staff will work from home during this time.
The death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers is the latest tragedy in a long epidemic of unwarranted beatings and killings of unarmed African American men and women, and other minoritized communities, during encounters with law enforcement personnel, writes Los Angeles Community College District Chancellor Dr. Francisco Rodriguez. Read more.
LASC's Class of 2020 will be recognized and celebrated at a Virtual Recognition Ceremony at 4 p.m. June 9. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will speak at the ceremony and later Rep. Maxine Waters will have a special message for LASC students.
LASC's Summer Session Schedule of Classes has been released. Check it out and plan to register for classes soon. Summer Session I is from June 15 to July 19 and Summer Session II is from July 20 to August 23.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, LASC is physically closed to the public, but classes are being offered in a remote learning (online) model using Canvas and all student services and business operations will be available remotely for the rest of the Spring Semester. Summer Session and Fall Semester classes will also be online . To keep up with the latest CVOID-19 news and the impact on LASC, visit our 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.
In a May 29 COVID-19 response to the Los Angeles community, Mayor Eric Garcetti recognized the recent passing of Kabwe Chanda, who was a Regional Manager for LACCD's Information Technology Department, which included overseeing the IT operations at LASC. Chanda passed away on April 8 as a result of complications from COVID-19.
Students who need some extra help with any math class should check out the online math lab via Zoom from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays as well as 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. This opportunity is free for all LASC students.
LASC's President’s Honors and Scholarship Ceremony was broadcast May 28 on our YouTube Channel . President's Honor Award recipients have met the requirements for the Dean's Honors Awards list for three consecutive primary semesters -- either Fall or Spring -- with a 3.5-grade point average or higher. Congratulations.
LASC's Behavioral and Social Sciences Department will be offering engaging classes online 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 Career Center will host an interactive resume workshop on June 24. Attendees will learn critical skills and receive hands-on tips about resume writing and detailed instructions and a step-by-step guide on writing effective resumes from our Career Center team. Space is limited so register soon.
LASC's Career Center will host a Virtual Job Shadow Career Assessment at 10:30 a.m. June 17. Attendees will be empowered to plan and pursue their dream jobs interactively with our well-trained center staff. Space is limited so register today.
LASC's librarians a re available online 24 hours a day and seven days a week via Chat with a Librarian service. Reach them anytime to get help with research, citations, formatting, and much more. Just click on the Chat with a Librarian link or text them at (323) 455-2989 .
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. All 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 .
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.
LASC's Dream Resource Center in collaboration with Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) presents "Disaster Relief for Immigrants Updates" session on Wednesday, June 3, from noon to 1 p.m. Register here . Also, the center and CHIRLA will be having virtual legal consultations throughout the summer. Visit here to make your appointment.   
LASC's Noncredit Adult and Continuing Education Services has created several short videos for students in English and Spanish on how to log in to Canvas, how to log in to the Student Information System to request a laptop and much more. Take a moment to check them out.
A special welcome to the Fall 2020 cohort of nursing students. LASC is pleased that you have chosen to study nursing and are delighted to have the opportunity to assist you in achieving your goal of becoming a nurse. Take a moment to read a letter to the students from the department.
  • Do you need to complete your General Education requirements? Do you want to 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? Are you asked to write research papers for your other classes? If so, consider enrolling in the summer 1-unit 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.
  • LASC will be offering a couple of great law classes in the months ahead. Register today:
  1. LAW 10: Introduction to Legal Assistant 3 will be offered in Summer Session I. 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.
  2. 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.
  • For a short amount of time, student workers may be eligible for unemployment benefits. If a student worker has not completed 1,000 hours of their assignment, they should check to see if they are eligible for unemployment benefits for the rest of their hours. Learn more here.
  • In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, federal student loan payments are being suspended through September 30.
  • 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 mandated 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
  • Students who are completing their coursework at LACCD schools, including LASC, and have an application on file for graduation or plan to transfer will be provided a refund of 50% of the cost of their parking permits in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. All other students will be allowed to use their current permits for parking when on-campus classes resume.
  • Student Wellness Ambassador Program, a component of the California Community Colleges Health and Wellness Initiative, is accepting application from students. Register today.
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom earlier this month released his revised proposed budget for 2020-21 that shows the impact of a state battered by the coronavirus and related drop in state revenues.
  • Students can visit StayEnrolled.com to get the latest information and updates related to financial aid, transfer and career education. Current and prospective students can find specific resources and support services available.
  • Increased anxiety and concern is absolutely normal right now. Here are some ways to reach out for support.
  • 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 also 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. 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.
  • The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services recently announced that the state and federal government have waived some reporting requirements to ensure that all individuals continue to receive their benefits. Learn more.
  • 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.
  • With summer here, you may be looking for things to do with your children. Check out a virtual tour of the L.A. Zoo.
  • In order to keep patients and healthcare providers safe, drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites have been popping up 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.
  • The California State University system and its campuses are prepared to exercise flexibility and accommodation when working on fall 2020 applicants. Learn more about this process and how it impacts LASC students.