Los Angeles Southwest College's (LASC) Spring Semester begins Monday, Feb. 8. Check out our information guide that details support and resources available to all students. Learn more. Also, there is still time to register for extra classes.
Celebrate Black History Month in February with LASC! The festivities officially start with a kick-off event at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, with poetry, music, imagery and brief testimonials from community members and LASC alumni. Learn more about all of the upcoming events.
LASC is excited 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 administrators will host an all-day Zoom session on the first day of Spring Semester classes starting at 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8. If you have any questions about the first day, visit this Zoom 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” at its campus starting Monday, Feb. 8. Learn more.
LASC's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs are actively involved in bringing more opportunities to students related to their career. The STEM programs' first newsletter is where a student can find information and opportunities to further his or her education. Read more.
LASC's Spring Semester Welcome Week hosted by LASC's Associated Students Organization (ASO) on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 10-11, is meant to celebrate the start of Spring Semester and invite students to join, create or re-charter a club; participate in activities; chat with ASO members; win prizes; and so much more. 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 Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Board of Trustees. 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 an upcoming Saturday, Feb. 20, on Cranium Cafe. 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.
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 from February 8 to March 17 on Zoom. Learn more.
In recognition of Presidents Day, LASC's operations will be closed on Friday, Feb. 12, and Monday, Feb. 15, and Saturday and Sunday, February 13-14, will be non-instruction days. Classes resume February 16.

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 a student actively enrolled at the college. Learn more.
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 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 10, and from 2-3 p.m. February 19. Learn more.
LASC's Career Pathways & Jobs Center can connect you with life-changing opportunities such as Amazon hiring events, companies hiring nursing graduates, job readiness training for adults with autism, and so much more. Learn more about the center 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.
LASC's Dream Resource Center will be hosting virtual California Dream Act workshops this Spring Semester to assist students with their Dream Act application prior to the March 2 deadline. Learn more.
The Dream Resource Center invites you to the 2021 Spring Undocu-Student Orientation at noon Monday, February 8. Join them and meet the DRC staff, learn about in-state tuition options, CA Dream Act application, resources, and much more. 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. February 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.

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 CVOID-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.
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 has initiated a hotline for
students to get answers to any questions or concerns they might have related to Los Angeles Community College District (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

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 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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