Los Angeles Southwest College's (LASC) annual Odessa Cox Forum named in honor of the college's principal founder, Mrs. Odessa Cox, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 17. Because of Odessa Cox, LASC opened its doors on September 11, 1967. This year, we will celebrate her legacy via Zoom with a theme of "Find A Way Or Make A Way." Learn more and register to attend.
Celebrate Black History Month in February with LASC! The range of activities have something for everyone. Learn more about all of the upcoming events. Also, take a moment to read a letter from Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Chancellor Francisco C. Rodriguez, Ph.D., about Black History Month here.
LASC will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15, in recogntion of Presidents' Day. LASC classes and operations will resume Tuesday, Feb. 16.
LASC's Career and Technical Education program is excited to announce "Hot Jobs and Skills" series! The South Los Angeles community is invited to these engaging monthly events to learn about in-demand jobs, who is hiring, and what skills you need for the future of work. Learn more or register here for the kickoff event at noon Friday, Feb. 19, on Zoom.

If you need some support with Canvas, this video gives a nice overview of how to navigate it. Also, Canvas makes some very helpful guides to answer your questions. Have more questions about Canvas? Students should send an email to LASC-DEhelpdesk@lasc.edu.
At LASC, we understand that students may encounter barriers such as homelessness or housing insecurity along their academic journey. Please know that our GATEWAYS program is here for you and look forward to supporting you during difficult times. Learn more.
SAVE THE DATE: The filing period to petition for 2021 Spring Semester graduation or a Certificate of Completion is from February 23 to March 26.
In celebration of Black History Month, LASC's Art Gallery is pleased to present “Agency: Reclamation of Our Stories” - a solo virtual exhibition by Gena Rynae Smith. Smith opens the exhibition on Monday, Feb. 15. To view the exhibition, visit the Gallery's Facebook page.
To provide students with reliable, high-speed internet access — and in keeping with social-distancing directives issued by county, state, and national officials — LASC is launching “Drive-Up Wi-Fi.” Learn more.
LASC's Associated Students Organization has openings for executive board and commissioner positions. Also, applications are being accepted to serve as the student trustee on the LACCD Board of Trustees. Learn more.

LASC is pleased to launch its Program Pathways Mapper! The online mapper details academic opportunities at LASC in a concise manner while providing students with a clear roadmap of classes they need to graduate. Think of it as the college catalog, but customizable for each LASC student. Learn more.
LASC's Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program is now accepting applications for Spring Semester. If you meet the eligibility requirements, apply today. Read more.
LASC's Career Pathways & Jobs Center can connect you with life-changing opportunities such as Venice Arts internships, Cedar House career opportunities, Personal Assistance Services Council information sessions and so much more. Learn more about the center here.
In the interest of furthering the educational objectives of students, LASC's Library will make available a Google Chromebook or Surface GO for one academic year for an LASC student actively enrolled at the college. Learn more.
Sunday, Feb., 21, is the date for several important Spring Semester deadlines. They are the no penalty drop deadline with full refund/no fee (full-term classes only), deadline to drop without a “W” grade, and deadline to petition for course credit/no credit” or audit.
There is still time to register for Spring Semester classes! Add a class or two and get closer to your goals be it reaching the Commencement stage, transferring, or getting hired at your dream job. Learn more. February 22, is the deadline to add a Spring Semester class.
Do you want to transfer to a four-year university? Learn how being a TRiO Scholars program participant can help you achieve your educational transfer goals from 10-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through March 17 on Zoom. Learn more.
LASC counselors will be available to assist students with registration and educational plans via live chat from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, on Cranium Cafe. Learn more.

Are you concerned with the price of your textbook? Are you interested in learning more about Open Educational Resources that are available in your field of study? If so, get your questions answered every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. on Zoom. Learn more.
LASC's Dream Resource Center will be hosting virtual California Dream Act workshop at noon Tuesday, Feb. 16, to assist students with their Dream Act application prior to the March 2 deadline. Learn more. 
All LASC students are invited to a weekly workgroup put on by our Guided Pathways program to have your voice be heard to shape the future of the college at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, and February 24. Learn more. There will also be a free digital gift card giveaway.
LASC's Guided Pathways program is looking to hire students to support their efforts this Spring Semester. Virtual information sessions about the opportunity will be from 2-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19. Learn more.
Cal State Los Angeles' Office of Admissions and Recruitment invites you to attend its virtual Black Excellence at Cal State LA event at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20. Register here.
Consider joining one of LASC's Library's workshops on Canvas to learn how to effectively use the online learning system this Spring Semester. Learn more.

LACCD is inviting all students to several meetings this week on Zoom including the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Black/African American Student Affairs at noon Tuesday, Feb. 16, DACA/Immigration Task Force at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, and the Sheriff’s Oversight Committee at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19.

LASC's Spring Semester information guide for students details support and resources available such as tutoring, health and technology. Learn more. LASC students can live chat with our support programs this Spring Semester by visiting this link. Information on resources such as housing, WiFi, and food accessibility are also available here. Also, there is still time to register for Spring Semester classes at lasc.edu/spring.
LASC has initiated a hotline for
students to get answers to any questions or concerns they might have related to LACCD or 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 by emailing

All LASC students can receive free academic tune-ups on a variety of subjects that are all just a mouse-click away with online tutoring on NetTutor in two ways:
  • Through Canvas by clicking on the "NetTutor" link in any Canvas shell
  • Click "Online Tutoring" once you've logged in here.
LASC's Student Success Center provides free academic support services online to enhance student learning and achievement in a student-centered environment. Learn more here.

Due to COVID-19, 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 available online. Keep up with the latest COVID-19 news with LACCD's FAQ page.
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 in an easy to understand style. Learn more.
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.
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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' meeting schedules. All students are welcome to attend.
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