Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27, in recognition of Thanksgiving. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 28-29, will also be non-instruction days. Classes resume on Monday, Nov. 30. Have a great holiday.
Los Angeles County Public Health reminds everyone to stay home as much as possible for the next two to three weeks to change the trajectory of surging COVID-19 cases and save lives. COVID-19 can unintentionally spread to other people unless we all practice safety precautions that prevent transmission. Learn more.
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) offers many distance learning support services for students. Learn about all of them by enrolling in LACCD's Student Distance Learning Resources.
All LASC students are invited to a student forum from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. December 4. Share your concerns, hopes, and thoughts about LASC on Zoom. Learn more.
Interested in transferring to UCLA? A UCLA admissions representative will have drop-in hours at LASC from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24. Learn more.
LASC's Transfer Center is ready to assist you throughout the process of transferring to a university. Transfer Center workshops will give you the information and resources you’ll need to smoothly and successfully transfer to a four-year institution. There are workshops every week. Learn more.
Reading Comprehension and Critical Thinking Student Workshops will be put on by the Student Success Center throughout November. The next workshop will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, to discuss "Critical Thinking." Learn more.
LASC's Student Success Center Committee presents its 2020 Fall Semester Virtual Poster Showcase. Enter the competition and you could win one of several prizes. Topics for the poster could address voter suppression, homelessness, crimes against women, digital divide during COVID-19, climate change, and racial disparities in law enforcement. Learn more.
The 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 will host a workshop on mental health and anxiety disorder along with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health at noon December 1. 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's Academic Technology Committee would like to know more about students' technology needs. Take a few minutes to complete their survey. An English version can be found here and a Spanish version can be found here.
Learn about the Business and Entrepreneurship Career and Academic Pathway at 12:30 p.m. December 1. Register here or learn more here.
Come learn information about our General Studies/ Undecided Pathway. Staff and faculty will answer your questions and there will be a digital gift card giveaway. Register here or learn more here.
LASC's Sociology Club gives students an opportunity to meet other students, learn about sociology careers, network, discuss ideas, practice leadership, contribute to their community, and more. The club next meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, to discuss membership, recruitment, and its annual goals. Learn more.
LASC's Trio Scholars program is hosting an "Applying to the CSU" workshop on Zoom on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in November. All students are invited to learn the best way to apply to transfer to the California State University system. Contact TRiO Scholars to schedule an appointment. Learn more.
Are you using MLA and APA style to write your research paper? Join LASC's Library on Zoom to learn more about how to format your paper, cite your sources properly, and to get help with formatting. There will be an MLA workshop at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, and an APA workshop at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24. Learn more.
LASC's Sociology Professor Dr. Kristine Wright and the Sociology 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'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 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.
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
LASC's Student Success Center will host Conversational English Language workshops throughout November on Zoom. Attendees will practice speaking English while talking about their careers, college, cooking, exercise, and more.
The next workshop is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25. Learn more.
LASC's Distance Education Support Team is offering live Zoom support hours for students each week. If you would like to video chat with them and get answers to your questions or get help with Canvas, click on the following links:

LASC students can access free online tutoring through NetTutor in two ways:
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.