Congrats to Los Angeles Southwest College's Class of 2020. The Virtual Recognition Ceremony on June 9 saw hundreds of students recognized for graduating or being candidates for graduation as well as addresses from former Vice President Joe Biden, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters . The students dedication to their studies has been truly admirable. Take some time to watch a video of the ceremony .
While members of the LASC Cougars community were not able to come together to celebrate a traditional commencement in 2020, faculty members, classified professionals, and administrators wanted to make sure their messages of encouragement and congratulations were shared with the Class of 2020. Take a moment to watch a video from LASC's employees as they offer very special messages for all of the college's graduates.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, LASC is 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 offered online and remotely this Summer Session. Fall Semester classes will also likely 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.
LASC's Summer Session I is here! Check out the summer schedule and plan to register for classes soon. Summer Session I is from Monday, June 15, to July 19 and Summer Session II is from July 20 to August 23. 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.
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 19. Classes will likely be taught online and remotely.

Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) announced its support for the state's Assembly Constitutional Amendment 5 last week . ACA 5 amends the California Constitution by repealing Section 31 of Article I relating to the prohibition against discrimination or preferential treatment to any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.
LASC's Financial Aid office will have Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) workshops throughout the summer. Check out the times and dates here .

SAVE THE DATE: LASC's 2020 Fall Flex Day for employees will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, August 27, as well as 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, August 28. LASC's Professional Growth Committee will host Fall Flex Day on Zoom.
Trio Scholars , a federally funded program designed to assist program 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 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 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, June 22, or Tuesday, June 23.
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 as well as detailed instructions and a step-by-step guide on writing effective resumes from our Career Center team.
LASC's Career Center will host a Virtual Job Shadow Career Assessment workshop at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, 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 Dream Resource Center in collaboration with L.A. Public Library will be hosting a workshop at noon Thursday, June 18, detailing resources available this summer via Zoom.  Register now.
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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, federal student loan payments are 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 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.
  • Students needing assistance with an Emergency Withdrawl should email LASC's Admissions and Records Department at admissions@lasc.edu. For more information on EWs, visit this link.
  • 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.
  • South Bay Workforce Investment Board's inaugural Virtual Blueprint for Workplace Success Youth Job Fair will be Wednesday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn more and register here.
  • Alcoholism Center For Women (ACW) is hiring for a counselor position. Learn more about ACW and this position.
  • Legends Hospitality-SoFi Stadium is hiring for positions such as Merchandise Associate, Warehouse Associate, Supervisors and Merchandise/Warehouse. Learn more.
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom recently 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.