The Fall Semester is coming to an end and as we enter Finals Week, everyone at Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) would like to wish you good luck! We know the semester has not been easy, but you’re in the home stretch — finish strong!
LASC's Nursing Program's Pinning Ceremony will be Friday, December 18, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. online. All are invited to attend and celebrate this momentous occassion for LASC's nursing students. Learn more.
Learn how to be a conscious entrepreneur in 2021 at LASC's Career and Technical Education program's next Virtual Entrepreneur Networking Alliance (VENA) meeting at noon Friday, December 18, online. All LASC students who want to be entrepreneurs are invited to this lively conversation and networking event. Learn more.
LASC's theater students will perform "The Threat," an original 50 minute show involving their writings and music that confronts the recent cases of police brutality against African Americans. The online performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday, December 18; 7 p.m. Saturday, December 19; and 2 p.m. Sunday, December 20. Learn more.
The annual Bernard Osher Scholarship application will award $600 to 26 LASC students. To qualify, a student must have completed 24 units, enrolled currently in at least 6 units at LASC, have a 2.0 cumulative GPA, and list LASC as their home school. The application link is here and is open to Friday, December 18.
The California State University system has extended its Fall 2021 undergraduate application filing period to Tuesday, December 15. If you have questions, contact LASC's Counseling Department or the Transfer Center.
The mental health counselors from LASC's Student Health Center are leading a support group on Zoom at 6 p.m. Thursdays to help students navigate finals, the cultural times we are experiencing, and personal challenges they may have. Learn more.
LASC's Dream Resource Center will be hosting an Undocu-Transfer event at noon Tuesday, December 15, on Zoom to support students who may have last-minute transfer questions or need support to complete their Cal State University system application. Learn more.
LASC's Spring Semester schedule has been released. Classes begin the week of February 8, 2021, and are a great way to get started or continue toward your goal of getting the education you need to acquire your degree, earn a promotion, or start a new career. Check out the schedule and plan to register. All classes -- such as Library Science 101: College Research Skills, which will help you become a confident researcher -- will be online.
LASC's Winter Session is a great way to finish school quicker and reach your goals sooner. Classes last just five weeks from January 4 to February 7, 2021. Learn more. All classes will be online such as Administration of Justice 2, Section 10850. If you want to learn about criminal law and empower yourself when confronted with situations where you have to know the law, this is the class to take.  
LASC's Dream Resource Center will host "UndocuZoom" at 11 a.m. every Thursday for students, parents, and community members to connect with and build a community among LASC's undocumented population. Learn more.
The Dream Resource Center in collaboration with the Coalition for Humane Immigrants Rights (CHIRLA) will be providing Free Virtual Immigration/Legal consultations on Tuesday, December 15. Learn more.
LASC's Career Center can set you up with great opportunities to get a chance at a flexible career. The latest are an emergency dispatch operators position at South Bay Regional Public Communications Authority and warehouse positions with Amazon. Contact Damien Danielly at the Career Center for support with your applications.
LASC's Guided Pathways program will host its next Virtual Wellness Lounge at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 19, on Zoom. Stop by to discuss issues, thoughts and concerns that you are facing as a student and possibly win a free gift card. Learn more.
Complete the "Student Self-Orientation to Canvas," which includes videos that will take you through the different parts of Canvas. The self-orientation can be found here.

LASC students can access free online tutoring through NetTutor in two ways:
LASC's Academic Technology 
Committee is interested in learning about students' technology needs. The Committee has put together a survey to get your feedback. You can take the survey in English or Spanish.
It is more important than ever for LASC's Distance Education faculty to receive students' feedback about online learning to make sure they are supporting students and their education in online classes. Take a few minutes to complete the LASC DE Student Survey Fall 2020
LASC's Sociology Professor Dr. Kristine Wright and the Sociology (SOC) 50 "Intro to Social Justice Studies" class encourages you to complete a survey on social justice issues. Share your thoughts by filling out their survey here.
LASC has initiated a telephone
hotline for students to call with general issues or concerns they might have related to LACCD and LASC operations as well as the impact of COVID-19. Contact the FreshDesk/FreshCaller hotline from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays at (323) 274-1680 or
The Student Success Center provides free academic support services to enhance student learning and achievement in a student-centered environment. Check out the center's Fall Semester schedule and make time to meet with our incredible tutors.
Don't struggle through math homework on your own. The Math Lab knows online math isn't the same as in person but the center's staff is here to help ... they love math, and want to help you! Visit the virtual Math Lab today. No appointment needed. Learn more.
LASC's Financial Aid Office encourages students to utilize GetAnswers, an online library of short 60-90 second videos accessible on-demand. GetAnswers' videos detail complex financial aid information to current and prospective students in an easy to understand style. Learn more.
The 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is open for completion. Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible to be eligible for the most aid. 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. Keep up with the latest CVOID-19 news with LACCD's FAQ page.
LASC has a wealth of virtual classroom support available for students this Fall Semester. Learn more. Also, students can live chat with our support programs by visiting this link. Resources such as housing, Wi-Fi, and food accessibility are also available to students here.
If you have any questions about the LASC's services or classes, call (323) 274-1680 or email LASCStudentSupport@laccd.edu from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays to get them answered by our friendly support team.
Take a moment to catch up on more of the latest Los Angeles Southwest College news that impacts you!
LASC's Academic Senate and College Council committees provide leadership for the overall direction and support of the college. Take a moment to review the committees' 2020 Fall Semester meeting schedules. All students are welcome to attend the meetings.
This Fall Semester, LASC will have an “Administrator On Duty” on Zoom from 5-8 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays to ensure everything is running smoothly with our online instruction and support services. If you encounter any issues, contact the administrator on Zoom and they will provide assistance. 
Plan your schedule and other activities around LASC's academic calendar.
If you need to reach out to an LASC employee or department, click the buttons below to find their contact information.
There are many employment opportunities available in our surrounding community. Take a moment and check them out.
One of the best and often most underused ways to get money for college is through scholarships! You could receive hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in national, statewide, and local scholarships. 
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 on Zoom at tinyurl.com/LASCStudentTownHall. Dial in by calling (669) 900-6833. The meeting ID is 938 4354 5859. Receive updates and chat your questions directly to Dr. Awan.