LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE

07-08 CATALOG

[REV. 07/07]

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 admissions & records

 

Cesar Chavez Administration Building 100 • (323) 953-4000 ext. 2104

http://www.lacitycollege.edu/citymain/admissions.html

For more information, see the catalog section on Admissions, page 6.

 

 assessment

 

Appointment Window: Administration Building 103
Assessment Center: Library • (323) 953-4000 ext. 2264

http://www.lacitycollege.edu/services/matriculation/matric%20pages/assessment.htm

For information, see the catalog section on Admissions, page 7.

 

 Associated Student ORGANIZATION

 

Clausen Hall 126 • (323) 953-4000 ext. 2475

http://aso.lacitycollege.edu/

The LACC Associated Student Organization (ASO) is the officially designated student organization that represents students’ needs and concerns. The ASO is a significant component of LACC’s shared governance process. The governing

The LACC Associated Student Organization (ASO) is the officially designated student organization that represents students’ needs and concerns. The ASO is a significant component of LACC’s shared governance process. The governing body of the ASO is the Student Senate, composed of officers elected annually by the student body at large, following the requirements of LACCD Administrative Regulation E-22.

 

LACC students are encouraged to join the ASO by paying the ASO fee of $7.00 per semester. The membership benefits include participation in student government, preferred parking, $70 book grants (limited number to qualified applicants, free copier services (weekly limit), free scantrons and bluebooks (weekly limit), discounted local faxing, free admission to ASO supported cultural and social events, discount tickets to theaters and local amusement parks, and much more.

The ASO represents students on college, district and state-wide issues. It provides students with leadership opportunities through involvement on the Student Senate and Club Council, and by appointment to various LACC, ASO, regional and state committees. It provides funding support for a variety of campus activities - Dean’s Honor Ceremony, Commencement, Welcome Days, Health Fair, English Writing Contest, Forensics Team, Latino Heritage Festival, Foreign Language Day, African-American History Month, blood drives, social events, speakers, and other events.

 

Student clubs provide a rich and exciting multi-cultural dimension to college life. Any ASO member can start a club— it just takes eight ASO members who share an interest and a faculty advisor—to be chartered by the ASO. Information on joining or starting a club is available in the ASO Services Office. All student clubs must be chartered by the ASO in order to be recognized and officially function on campus.

 

The Student Senate is composed of the elected, or appointed, student leaders. It meets regularly, with agendas posted in advance in accordance with the Brown Act. It is composed of the President, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Finance, Vice President of Clubs, and 16 Senators. The Associate Dean of Student Life serves as the ASO’s advisor. Qualifications to hold student government office, as stated in E-22, include maintaining a minimum unit enrollment and GPA, as well as limits to the number of units completed and semesters holding office.

 

More information on student government, joining and/or starting a club, holding an activity, eligibility for office, and the many benefits offered, is available in the ASO Services Office in Clausen Hall 126, or by calling (323) 953-4000 extension 2475. All students are encouraged to get involved and get more out of college.

 

Student Trustee

One student is elected, from all nine colleges within the LACCD, to represent all of the District’s students on the Board of Trustees. The Student Trustee sits on the Board, attends meetings, and has an advisory vote. There is an annual election, held in conjunction with the Associated Student Organization election, whereby each student in the District has an opportunity to cast a vote to select the Trustee. LACCD Board rule 2100 details the process for selection and the qualifications for candidacy and insures an equal opportunity for any student from any LACCD campus to seek the position of Student Trustee.

In accordance with existing law, candidates for Student Trustee must:

 

1. Be currently enrolled at an LACCD college.

2. Be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) units.

3. Maintain enrollment in a minimum of six (6) units through the one-year term of office.

4. Have completed a minimum of 12 units and no more than 80 transferable units.

5. Have and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.

 

 Bookstore

 

Cub Center • (323) 953-4000 ext. 2140

http://www.lacitycollege.edu/resource/bookstore/

 

Hours posted outside store. (Normal Business Hours are M-Th 7:30am to 7:00 pm Friday 7:30 am to 3:00pm)
The Los Angeles City College Bookstore offers a wide variety of textbooks, supplies and materials that help LACC students succeed in their classes. Faculty provide information to the Bookstore concerning textbooks, supplies and material needs for courses. The bookstore provides these items for purchase by LACC students. In addition, there is the opportunity for the students to sell authorized textbooks back to the bookstore during the last week of each major term and other posted dates.

 

—Please see cashiers for refund policy and more information—

 

REFUNDS
Cash register receipt MUST accompany all refunds and exchanges — NO EXCEPTIONS.

TEXTBOOKS
Required textbooks are arranged alphabetically by subject within their respective departments and numerically by course number. The instructors name will be listed under the book. Used books, if available are on the shelves with the new books. They are clearly marked USED. You should not purchase your textbooks until you are officially enrolled.

 

Full refunds on textbooks will be allowed during the first 10 school days of the Fall and Spring Semesters and the first 5 days of the Summer, Winter and short-term classes (5 weeks or longer). [see requirements below]. Refunds for books purchased for 8-day courses or courses shorter than 5 weeks will only be allowed during the first day of class.

 

Refunds for textbooks purchased after the first 10 school days of the Fall and Spring semesters and the first 5 days of the Summer, Winter or short-term classes MUST be made within 24 hours of purchase and will only be allowed if the book is wrong or defective.

 

NO Refunds or Exchanges will be granted on books during the Final Examination period (i.e. last ten days) of any semester or session.

New Books: Must be returned in same condition as when purchased, free of markings, underlining, soil marks or erasures. Otherwise, the book will be classified as " USED" and refundable at a maximum of 50% of the purchase price. Final determination will be made by Bookstore Management. Water damaged books will not be accepted.

 

Computer Software: May not be refunded if the package is open. This includes textbooks with software if the shrink-wrap has been opened.

Special Orders: Not eligible for refund.

Shrinkwrapped Textbooks : Packages without software may be refunded if all items in the bundle are in new, sellable condition (to be determined by Bookstore staff). A $5.00 restocking fee will be charged.

Packages that include cd’s, computer disks, cassettes or supplemental booklets etc. must be returned in original, UNOPENED packaging for a refund. Otherwise, they do not qualify for a refund.

SUPPLIES
All clothing and non-textbook items are refundable only if they are in their original package, in new sellable condition, unworn, accompanied by the original sales receipt and returned within 24 hours of purchase.

Cassette tapes, computer disks, paperback books, magazines, catalogs, dictionaries, reference books, dental tools, dissecting kits, compact disks, video tapes, calculators and related items are NOT returnable.

Swimwear, goggles, lab glasses, lab smocks and socks are NOT returnable as governed by the California State Health Laws.

CHECK PURCHASING POLICY
Current LACC (or other LACCD campus) Student Registration Fee Receipt or current Associated Student Organization Card AND Valid California I.D. or Drivers License are REQUIRED to pay by check.

Checks must be bank printed and written for the amount of purchase only. No temporary or third party checks are accepted.

There is a 30-day waiting period for a cash refund on merchandise purchased by check. Merchandise must be returned by return deadline to qualify. A credit slip will be issued and a return date given to pick up refund (15 days from date of purchase).If upon return the check has cleared the district bank (tangible proof required) or the canceled check is presented (both sides) cash will be refunded at time of return.

NOTE- AFTER JULY 1, 2006 IF YOU MAKE A PURCHASE WITH A CHECK, your student id number will be written on your check. if you do not wish to have your student id number appear on your check, you must use an alternate form of payment!


CREDIT CARD ACCEPTANCE POLICY
LACC Bookstore accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards when presented with the student’s current registration or Associated Students Organization identification card. A valid California Drivers License or I.D. card is required for identification and signature verification purposes only. The person the card is issued to must be present.

 

NO CASH REFUNDS will be issued on a credit card purchase. Merchandise must be returned by return deadline to qualify. A credit will be issued and forwarded to the credit agency and a copy given to the customer. ** Please note: refunds are sent to our bank each night…your bank may take up to 3 weeks to credit your account.

 

CASH PURCHASING POLICY
Merchandise must be returned by return deadline to qualify. Cash refunds will be issued at time of return if all other refund policy qualifications are met.

 

BOOK BUYBACK
No refunds on textbooks purchased during finals. Books may be sold back to the Bookstore at the end of each semester (during finals). The Bookstore will make an effort to Buy Back as many texts as possible from LACC students. It is not an obligation on the part of the Bookstore, but a special service we perform to help keep the cost of books down.
How books quality for buyback– for a book to be bought back by the LACC Bookstore, all of the following conditions must be met. The book will then be purchased at 50% of the purchase price.
Check posted signs for dates and times- the bookstore will often offer buyback at the beginning of each major term.
1. A signed adoption by the department.
2. Needed for the LACC Bookstore inventory for the next semester.
3. The book is in the correct edition, volume, etc. and in good condition (limited writing and underlining are permissible in most texts). No water damaged books will be accepted.

 

• The LACC Bookstore will not buy back workbooks, study guides, syllabi or supplementary related materials.

• Final determination of the condition and resale value of a textbook shall be made by Bookstore Management

• Textbooks not bought back by the Bookstore may be purchased by the company conducting the buyback, at a lesser price, subject to that companies buying policy. The Bookstore regrets it cannot buy back all books.

 

 Business Office

 

Cesar Chavez Administration Building 111  • (323) 953-4000 ext. 2172

The College Business Office handles all college fund collections, club accounts, and Associated Student Organization funds in accordance with LACCD Board rules and is subject to audit.

 

 Calworks Programs

 

Library Basement 103 • (323) 953-4000 ext. 2597
Cub Center 209A (next to Bookstore) • (323) 953-4000 ext. 2586

http://www.lacitycollege.edu/services/calworks/index.html

Our office provides CalWORKs students with comprehensive support to enables them to be successful in their Welfare to Work (WTW) activity and take positive strides towards self-sufficiency.
The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Program is part of the Office of Economic & Workforce Development in Academic Affairs. CalWORKs is a comprehensive effort by the State of California and the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services (DSPS) to provide education, skills assessment, short/long term training, counseling, job development, child care, resource and referral, and other supportive services to eligible welfare recipients. CalWORKs students are referred to LACC by their county offices to participate in program including: English as a Second Language (ESL); Adult Basic Education (ABE) or Remedial Education (REM); General Education Diploma (GED); Self Initiated Participant (SIP); Vocational Training (VOC); Job Services Training (JST); and/or Work Experience (WEX). Our office also provides students with: important information about the changes in Welfare to Work (WTW) policies; verifications; progress reports; and assistance with other county paperwork or issues regarding GAIN participation.

 

 Campus Child Development Center

 

4311 Melrose Ave • (323) 953-4000 ext. 2220

The Campus Child Development Center offers a preschool program for children 3 to 5 years of age and an evening program for school age children. The Center provides a developmentally appropriate curriculum that responds to the individual needs of the children, incorporating the learning domains of social, physical, cultural, cognitive and emotional growth. Enrollment is available for the children of LACC student/parents to assist them in completing their educational goals. Priority is given to low-income families. Applications for enrollment are available at the Campus Child Development Center. Applicants are encouraged to apply early because enrollment is limited. A fee may be charged, based upon the family size and income. Many families qualify for the grant program and receive subsidized child care.

 

 Career Center

 

Cesar Chavez Administration Building 109 • (323) 953-4000 ext. 2210

http://www.lacitycollege.edu/services/career/index.html
The Career and Job Development Center provides students with career assessment (testing), career counseling, and information on career choices. The Center offers vocational testing to identify interests, abilities, personality type, and work values related to career options. In addition, there is a career resource library and internet accessible computers with software programs (i.e. EUREKA) to assist in the career exploration process. The Career Center offers workshops, resume assistance and has information on internships. Services are provided by appointment and on a walk-in basis when available.

 

 Community Services

 

Chemistry Building Basement • (323) 953-4000 ext. 2650

www.lacitycollege.edu/comsvcs/

The Los Angeles City College Community Services Program is part of the Office of Economic & Workforce Development in Academic Affairs. Community Services provides a full range of not-for-credit classes and programs designed to meet the educational, social, recreational, cultural, and civic needs of residents in the college community. Fee and grant funds are received for programs to make them self-supporting.

Educational programs offer the community an opportunity to explore a variety of personal interest areas of learning and to update individual knowledge and skills. Moreover, recreational, cultural, and social programs offer opportunities for community residents to participate in such activities as not- for-credit, short-term programs in dance, martial arts, physical fitness, gymnastics, and sports as well as a variety of self-directed activities.

 Compliance OFFICE


(323) 953-4000 ext. 2492

http://www.lacitycollege.edu/resource/complianceoffice/index.htm

Los Angeles City College prohibits discrimination based on sex including sexual harassment, sexual orientation, race, color, pregnancy, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, marital status, disability, medical condition (cancer related), age (40 & above) and/or veteran status. This is in accordance with applicable federal and State law and College policy. The policy applies to admission, access and treatment in College programs and activities for all full-time and part-time students.

 

Sexual harassment is one form of discrimination. It is generally defined as unwelcome sexual advances and/or requests for sexual favors by a male or female. Sexual harassment is physical, verbal, or visual behavior that is sexual in nature, repeated, and interferes with your ability to study or work. It is conduct that has created a hostile or intimidating environment.

The role of the Compliance Officer is to implement policies and procedures that follow Federal and State laws on discrimination and sexual harassment, oversee federal compliance, investigate and recommend resolutions to discrimination and/or sexual harassment complaints, serve as a resource on relevant issues and promote diversity. Students who feel that they have been discriminated against or sexually harassed or who wish to discuss incidents of discrimination or sexual harassment may contact and/or file a complaint with the Compliance Office.

Copies of the Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Policy and relevant compliant forms may be obtained upon request from the Compliance Office or online.

 

 Computer Laboratory

 

Franklin Hall 201 • (323) 953-4000 ext. 2047

www.lacitycollege.edu/resource/complabs/techresc.htm

The All-College Computer Laboratory provides personal computer access to students and faculty in all disciplines, particularly those not traditionally computer-oriented. Equipment includes IBM and MacIntosh personal computers, printers, and attachments to the campus-wide network. The staff welcomes both beginning and advanced computer users.

 Contract Education

 

Cesar Chavez Administration Building 208 • (323) 953-4000 ext. 2062 (Academic Affairs) ext. 2595 (Workforce Education)

Contract Education is designed to enhance the economic development of the State of California. All courses and programs are taught by qualified faculty and meet the same standards of academic rigor as does the traditional, campus-based program. For additional information, contact the Office of Economic & Workforce Development in Academic Affairs. Through its Contract Education program, LACC provides credit courses and complete lower division transfer programs as well as not-for-credit workshops and customized seminars, for business, industry, and government agencies. The course offerings may be provided on company or agency premises or on campus. Contract Education course work is paid for by the contracting company or agency.

 

 Counseling department

Cesar Chavez Administration Building 108
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2250
www.lacitycollege.edu/services/counsel/index.html

Academic counseling services are available for all students in the Counseling Department. Students are encouraged to make an appointment to consult with a college counselor. If students need to review their records, appointments should be made in person several days in advance. No appointments are available the first week of the semester. Walk-in counselors are available to answer quick questions or to provide emergency help for students.

The services available include counseling and guidance on educational, career, and personal goals as well as problems that may interfere with a successful adjustment to college life. The experienced and professionally trained counseling faculty works with students concerning transfer, educational goals, career planning, choice of college or universities, and other decisions involving a direction in life. Counselors also help students select and plan their academic majors, explore future college or other educational choices, and develop specific plans to meet their transfer and graduation goals. Students should consult with a college counselor as soon as possible to make these plans.

Counselors will work with students who feel the need for greater self-understanding, who need to know more clearly what their abilities and interests are, and where these abilities and interests may lead.

Personal Development courses offered through the department have been structured to prepare and help students complete their college education in a timely manner. The courses are highly recommended for new and returning students.

 

 ENGLISH LITERACY & civics

 

Cesar Chavez Administration Building 125 • (323) 953-4000 ext. 2230

www.lacitycollege.edu/services/citizenship/index.html

also see the “Programs & Courses: Citizenship” section
The LACC English Literacy Program and Citizenship Center are part of the Office of Economic & Workforce Development in Academic Affairs. The English Literacy Program provides eligible students with instruction in non-credit English as a Second Language (ESL), Vocational ESL, Basic Skills, and Tutoring Services, while the Citizenship Center is focused on providing students with all services necessary for completing the citizenship process. These services are available to any permanent resident who has lived in the United States for five years. The Center assists with the N400 form, provides information, takes photographs, sponsors test preparation workshops, and administers the CASAS approved Citizenship Examination.

 

 Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOP&S)

 

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)

Clausen Hall 111B • (323) 953-4000 ext. 2300 & 2301

http://eops.lacitycollege.edu/

EOP&S is a state-funded program for nontraditional students who are affected by educational and economic barriers. The program motives students in reaching their career and educational goals by providing support services and encouragement. EOP&S provides the following services: intensive academic, career and personal counseling, individualized tutoring, priority registration, transfer assistance, educational workshops, and book vouchers.

CARE- Contained within EOP&S is a program called CARE, a support service program for single parents receiving TANF/CalWORKS subsidies. CARE students are eligible for all EOP&S services plus childcare referrals, meal tickets, parking permits, auto gas card, parenting and job preparation seminars. CARE offers personal and professional support while assisting participants in breaking the welfare dependency cycle. Bring your registration receipt showing 12 or more active units to Clausen Hall 111B to find out if you qualify. OSS students must be enrolled in 6 or more active units to apply.

 

 Extra-curricular & co-Curricular Activities

Extra-Curricular Activities
In addition to the regular academic offerings of the College, various departments make noteworthy contributions to the cultural life of LACC students and its community. Listed below are College-authorized “extra-curricular” (outside or supplemental to course work) activities available to LACC students.

Art
The Art Department presents exhibitions of interest to the diverse community served by the College. The gallery in DaVinci Hall features drawing, painting, graphics, photography, sculpture, and ceramics by artists of local and international reputation, as well as offering a first-time gallery exhibition experience to students.

Forums, guest speakers, and art demonstrations are presented throughout the year and are open to the general student body. Student work is prominently displayed in the first and second floor cases in DaVinci Hall. The Annual Art Competition and subsequent scholarships reward outstanding department students with cash awards based on submitted portfolios.

English
The Citadel is the creative arts and literary journal of Los Angeles City College, presented through the English department. The Citadel publishes works of art, photography, fiction, novels-in-progress, essays, manifestos, and poetry by LACC students. The Citadel publishes work that reflects the socio-cultural changes taking place on campus, in the city, as well as in the world.

The Citadel addresses issues that reflect changes due to America’s growing diversity; reviews and illuminates LACC’s understanding, respect, and eager embrace of the many cultural aspects of its students from around the world.

Music
The Music Department presents noontime concerts twice weekly during the academic year. The concerts feature outstanding student soloists, ensembles, and guest artists. The department also presents several evening concerts, given by the musical organizations of the department. The concert experiences are designed to keep students informed about current developments in various phases of the music profession.

Theatre
The Theatre Arts department and the Theatre Arts Academy present several plays each semester utilizing up to three theatres located on campus: the Camino, the Caminito, and the Cameo. In existence since 1929, the department has built a reputation for excellence that is nationally recognized. Scores of its graduates have been invited to Washington, D.C. as part of the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival.

In 1965 the department was designated by the Community College Board of Trustees as the professional theatre training school for the Los Angeles Community College District. It is the largest, most comprehensive professional theatre training institution in the West.

Co-Curricular Activities
As with extra-curricular activities, various departments make noteworthy contributions to Los Angeles City College students and its community through their “co-curricular” (related to course work) activities. Listed below are College-authorized co-curricular activities available to LACC students.

College Newspaper
The “Collegian” is the official student newspaper for Los Angeles City College. It is published twice a month during the academic year. Its purposes are to disseminate information of interest to the college students, faculty, staff and administrators and to offer a means for practical application of the journalistic principles and techniques taught through the Media Arts department.

The “Collegian” is published as a learning experience, offered under the College’s journalism instructional program of the Media Arts department. The editorial and advertising materials published, including any opinions expressed, are the responsibility of the student newspaper staff, free from prior restraint under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Accordingly, material published, including any opinions expressed, should not be interpreted as the position of the Los Angeles Community College District, Los Angeles City College, or any LACCD or LACC officer or employee.

Forensics

The Department of Speech Communication provides opportunities for students to compete in intercollegiate debate tournaments as well as individual Forensics events. Having existed at LACC since the 1930’s, the Forensics squad participates in local state, and national competitions throughout the academic year. Established on a strong winning foundation, the current student competitors continue the tradition in speaking events ranging from debate to oral interpretation of literature.
 

 Financial aid

Clausen Hall 111A 105 • (323) 953-4000 ext. 2025
http://www.lacitycollege.edu/stusvcs/finaid/index.html
For more information, see the Financial Aid section of this catalog.

 LACC FOUNDATION 

 

LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION

Bungalow B • (323) 953-4000 ext. 2490

www.laccfoundation.org

The Foundation provides deserving students with the opportunity to achieve their academic goals by providing a full range of scholarships and awards. All awards and scholarships are given on an annual basis normally during the Spring semester. For application, criteria and requirements visit the foundation website: www.laccfoundation.org. The specific and primary purposes for which the Foundation is formed are: (1) To promote, foster, encourage and provide scientific, literary, educational and recreational facilities at LACC; (2) To provide for scholarships, fellowships, grants in aid, loans and other financial assistance to worthy students and members of the faculty; (3) To further research and provide for associated facilities; (4) To receive gifts, bequests or devises either outright or as a trustee or beneficiary of a trust, to hold, transfer, buy, sell, invest, or reinvest real property, cash, stocks and bonds, and all other evidences of value; (5) To expend moneys for the general welfare of the students and faculty of LACC; and (6) To otherwise provide aids to education supplementary to state and local tax means for the support and benefit of LACC.

The Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation, designed to receive gifts for the college from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Our tax payer ID# is 95-6207819.

 

 Foster & Kinship Care, and the Independent Living Programs

(323) 953-4000 ext. 2335
www.lacitycollege.edu/services/fostercare/index.html

Los Angeles City College offers various educational programs, ranging from basic to advanced levels, to help Foster Care providers meet the complex and unique needs of the children placed in their homes. The Foster Care Education program trains Foster Parents and Foster Care providers to improve the lives of families in crisis by promoting teamwork and sensitivity.        

All classes are open to various types of Foster Care providers although some classes do have enrollment limits to Foster Family Agencies, Social Workers, and Group Home Staff, among others.

Available workshops include: Foster & Kinship Care Education (FKCE); Independent Living A or B (Adults or Teens); Medical or Specialized FKCE Pre-Service (F- Rate or D- Rate; State Mandate Training (B – Rate); Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (MAPP); Kinship Education Preparation Support (KEPS); Enhanced KEPS Orientations; Kin-Gap Orientations. Certificate provided upon completion of the requirements.

 Health & Wellness Center

Holmes Hall 1 and 2 • (323) 953-4000 ext. 2485   
The Health Center services all currently enrolled students. It offers basic primary and non-emergency care, health care counseling, emotional and behavioral counseling, family planning, referrals, TB skin test, and other laboratory tests and immunizations (TD, Hep B, MMR), some which carry additional fees. Appointments can be made to see a medical provider or mental health professional.

A mandatory Student Health Fee of $11.00 per semester is payable at the time of registration. (For information on Health Fee Waivers, see “Policies: General.”

 HONORs Program

(323) 953-4000 ext. 2058   
www.lacitycollege.edu/services/honorsprogram/index.html

The Honors Program is designed to prepare the highly motivated student for transfer. Honors students who complete 18 units of Honors credit will receive certification in the Transfer Alliance Program (TAP). This guarantees priority consideration for admission to non-impacted majors in UCLA’s College of Letters and Sciences, and increases the students’ chances of being admitted. Other partners include UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz, Occidental College, Chapman University, and La Sierra University.

For more information see the “Transfer Information” section.

 Instructional Media Center

Martin Luther King, Jr. , Library Building 104
The Instructional Media Center offers a wide selection of learning materials available for use at a student’s individual pace. The Media Center is for the use of all registered students and is not limited to those who have specific course assignments. Material has been specially prepared in a variety of formats for 150 different subjects/courses, including audio cassettes, filmstrips, sound slides, videocassettes, computer programs, and multimedia support materials.

 Intercollegiate Athletics

Stadium Office • (323) 953-4000 ext. 2850
http://athletics.lacitycollege.edu/
Los Angels City College offers a variety of sports for men and women student athletes. The college belongs to and competes in the South Coast Conference and is a member of the California Commission on Athletics (COA.) NOTE: Offerings are subject to change.

Women’s Cross Country     Sylvia Mosqueda, Head Coach   ext. 2855

Men’s Basketball                Mike Miller, Head Coach             ext. 2852

Women’s Basketball            Wendell Westbrook                      ext. 2854

Women’s Track & Field       Sylvia Mosqueda                        ext. 2855

Baseball                            Raul Claus                                 ext. 2853

Women’s Badminton            Ken Sherwood                           ext. 2855

Women’s Volleyball             Levi K Abramians                      TBD

For further information you may contact:

Mike Miller, Athletic, Director                      ext. 2852

Elizabeth Alcaraz, Athletic Dpt. Secretary     ext. 2869

 

Process for Requesting New Sports

  1. A student may submit a request to both the Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Athletics Director simultaneously.

  2. Both the Athletic Director and the Vice President will review the request and confer with the college researcher to determine, based on the most recent study survey, if this sport is on the top of the priority list and meets with Title IX, Gender Equity in Sports.

  3. If the requested sport ranks high on the survey list and is in compliance and conforms with Title IX requirements, the Athletic Director will then make a recommendation to the Shared Governance Council, which will discuss the request and make a recommendation to the College President.

  4. Upon receiving the recommendation from the Shared Governance Council, the President will decide if the sport is viable with respect to the budget and will recommend the appropriate semester to implement the new sport in accordance with the sport season dates as established by the Commission on Athletics.

 

 instructional television (ITV)

Mission College • (818) 833-3594
http://www.lamission.edu/itv/
ITV allows the students to take general education classes which meet transfer and graduation requirements at their own pace through videos and the internet. The award winning videos provide course content, the internet provides an online community for class discussions, virtual tours and online quizzes. Exams are taken on campus, there are on campus seminars on the weekends (approximately once a month). Students may attend seminars and take exams on campus. All classes are three units, except Math 125 which is five units. The tuition is the same as on-campus classes.

 International Student Center

 

Cub Center • (323) 953-4000 ext. 2470

www.lacitycollege.edu/services/intnlctr/index.htm

The LACC International Student Center is a one-stop office that provides admissions, testing, academic counseling, registration, adding and dropping of classes, letters of certification, transcripts, intent to transfer letters and on-campus and off-campus work authorization. The Center also assists students with paperwork to apply to the Immigration and Naturalization Service for change of status, practical training, extension of stay, reinstatement to student status, and transfer to other institutions of learning. Los Angeles City College is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.

International Students: Eligibility For Admission to LACC
To be eligible for admission to Los Angeles City College, the student must:
• Have a score of four-hundred-fifty (450-paper based /133-computer based/45-internet based/) or more on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
• Show the ability to pay the nonresident tuition, currently $169 per unit.
• Have earned a high school diploma from a high school in the United States or the equivalent education from a foreign country.

(Immigration requires students to be enrolled in 12 semester units to maintain visa status.) The student must also show the ability to pay living and personal expenses for twelve (12) months, which are estimated to be $10,000. If you are currently living outside the United States, the deadlines are May 30 for the Fall semester and November 15 for the Spring semester. For additional information, write to:
 

Director, International Student Program
Los Angeles City College
855 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029

 

 Job Placement Services

 

Cesar Chavez Administration Building 109 • 953-4000

Current and graduated LACC students are entitled to use the job placement services of the College and those at all Los Angeles Community College District colleges. A job board listing current offerings in the LACC service area is located outside the Student Assistance Center.

 

 Learning Skills Center

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. , Library Building 108

(323) 953-4000 ext. 2770 or 2772

The Learning Skills Center (LSC) provides the opportunity for students to improve their basic study skills in mathematics and language arts. Students may register for classes in the LSC up through the first fourteen weeks of the semester. One-unit classes are offered on an open entry/open exit basis and can be taken as credit/non-credit. (Credit for individualized, self-paced, open entry/open exit courses may not be counted as part of a student minimum load in qualifying for benefits until the courses have been completed.)

Programs are individualized and developed on the basis of diagnostic tests administered to each student to determine his or her academic needs. A student‘s program is designed to include self-paced instruction, instructor-student conferences, and peer tutoring sessions. Emphasis is placed on the improvement of basic skills in reading, vocabulary, study skills, writing, grammar, basic mathematics, and algebra. Tutoring in most subjects is available. The LSC also offers small group classes in conversation, speech, resume writing, and math anxiety.

 

 Library

 

Martin Luther King, Jr., Library Building • (323) 953-4000 ext. 2400
www.lacitycollege.edu/resource/library/

Located on the second and third floors of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Library Building, the Los Angeles City College Library collection is designed to meet the curricular needs of students and faculty and to provide recreational reading. The Library contains more than 140,000 books and subscriptions to 200 magazines and newspapers supplemented by bound volumes and microfilm of back issues. The Library also subscribes to online periodicals and databases available via computers in the Library and off-campus. Among the features of the LACC Library are:

• A professionally-staffed Reference Desk and Reference Center with reference books and computers for research.
• A Circulation Desk that also contains textbooks and reserve books.
• Periodicals Desk and Reading Room.
• Computers with online book catalog, online periodicals databases, and Internet access throughout the Library.
• Study carrels, group study rooms, and seating for over 500 persons.
• Library orientations, research instruction for classes, and workshops on research.

A library guide and self-guided tours are available through the Reference Center. A one-unit Library Research Methods course and a one-unit Internet Research Methods course are offered through the Library.

Students must use their valid college identification card to qualify for library privileges. LACC Dean’s and President’s Honor students may request a courtesy card from the Circulation Desk in order to check out books. Members of the community may use library materials in the Library only. Library computers are provided for currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff only.

 

 Lost and Found

 

Cesar Chavez Administration Building 115 • (323) 662-5276

Inquiries about personal belongings lost on campus should be directed to the Campus Sheriff’s office.

 

 Office of special Services

 

Clausen Hall 109  • (323) 953-4000 ext. 2270    TDD (323) 667-0812

www.lacitycollege.edu/services/DSPS/

The Office of Special Services (OSS) is one of the student services at Los Angeles City College designed to provide educational support and access to programs for currently enrolled students. A variety of programs and services are available to eligible students with disabilities, providing them the opportunity to fully participate in Los Angeles City College’s programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable academic accommodations. Provision of these accommodations allow students with disabilities equal access to all aspects of their education, however students must master all competencies required by Title B of the California Educational Code and comply with the Student Code of Conduct adopted by Los Angeles City College.

The following OSS offices are located in Clausen Hall 109: Counseling, ACL, Tutoring, the High Technology Center, and Learning Disabilities Services. Additional counseling is available in the main Counseling
Office.

Services provided include but are not limited to: information and referral, advocacy and liaison, academic counseling, learning disability assessment, special education and learning skills classes, high technology
center, sign language interpreter, readers, note takers, captioning and Braille transcription.

RELATED INFOMATION (NOT HANDLED BY OSS)
Disabled Parking

Disabled parking spaces are available in all college designated parking lots. Any vehicle parking in a college disabled parking space must display a State of California issued Disabled Parking Placard or they will be issued a citation.

Closed Captioning
Federal laws require that all instructional videos be closed captioned to ensure that all students have full access to instructional material. Academic Departments needing to close caption existing videos should contact OSS. Any new instructional videos purchased by the college must meet this requirement.
 

 satellite locations

 

WILSHIRE CENTER
http://www.lacitycollege.edu/offsite/wilshirectr/index.html

The Wilshire Education Center, is located on the 5th floor of the Paramount Plaza at 3550 Wilshire Boulevard, west of Normandie - (323) 953-4000 ext. 2130 or (213) 805-4230.

NORTHEAST CAMPUS
Fletcher & San Fernando Rd./Atwater Village

Currently under construction, this satellite location includes the historic Van de Kamp Bakery building, now under restoration.

We also offer distance learning (taking classes via computer and/or video) through Instructional Television and on-line courses.

 

 SEXUAL ASSAULT responder team

 

Clausen Hall 109 • (323) 953-4000 ext. 2270
The College has trained staff to assist students who may be victims of rape, sexual assault and/or stalking. Students who have been assaulted should immediately go to the College Sheriff Office to report the incident -
(323) 662-5276. Or, from any campus pay phone, dial #3.
Inquiries about this team should be directed to Shalamon Duke, Chair of SART at (323) 953-4000 ext. 2280.
 

 Student Activities & Support Programs

Clausen Hall, Room 117 • (323) 953-4000 ext. 2450
The Student Activities Office coordinates many events, including Welcome Days, Graduation, the Dean’s Honor Ceremony, and the Dean’s and President’s Honor Certificates. The Associate Dean of Student Life is the advisor for the Associated Student Organization (ASO), which represents the student body. The Associate Dean also serves as the College Ombudsperson and facilitates the student grievance process.

 Student Assistance Center

 

Cesar Chavez Administration Building 105 

(323) 953-4000 ext. 2455

The Student Assistance Center is the first stop for students who want to register for classes. A multilingual staff assists students in completing applications for admission to LACC. The Center provides a wide range of support systems, including general campus information as well as a confidential evaluation and referral service. The Center offers community referrals for employment, child care, medical treatment, family planning, county public assistance, housing, legal aid, and psychological counseling.

 

 TRIO/Student Support Services

 

Clausen Hall 116 • (323) 953-4000 ext. 2465/2466

www.lacitycollege.edu/services/triosss/index.html

TRIO/Student Support Services is a federally funded program designed to assist those transferring to a four-year college or university. To meet eligibility requirements, students should be low income, first generation college students and/or students with disabilities evidencing academic need. Eligibility requirements also include having a GPA in the “C” range and students who have not completed an Associate’s degree. Participants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. Services provided include academic, career and personal counseling, full financial aid package consideration, tutoring referrals, educational workshops, (eliminate priority registration), free cultural events & field trips, computer lab usage, and laptop/calculator loan program. Interested students should apply as soon as possible because space is limited.

 

 university Transfer Center

 

Cesar Chavez Administration Building 109  •  (323) 953-4000 ext. 2215

www.lacitycollege.edu/services/transfer/index.html

At LACC, you can complete the first two years of a Bachelor’s degree then transfer to a 4-year university as a Junior.  Representatives from the University of California and California State University campuses, as well as private universities, visit the Center on a regular basis to provide up-to-date transfer information to students. Questions on the transfer process, admission requirements and procedures, financial aid, majors and student services are answered. UC, CSU and USC applications are available, and workshops on various aspects of transferring are scheduled throughout the year. Also, catalogs from every accredited college and university in the United States are available in the Center and on websites and CD Rom.
 

For more information see the “Transfer Information” section.
 

 Upward Bound


Franklin Hall 309 • (323) 953-4000 ext. 2315

http://www.lacitycollege.edu/services/upwardbound/ubprogram1.htm

The Upward Bound Program is a federally-funded program designed to prepare high school students for success in college and professional careers. It is one of 500 such programs funded nationwide, all of which are working to increase representation of low-income students in higher education. The program serves students from Belmont, Fairfax, Hollywood, and Manual Arts High Schools, and provides academic support and career guidance services to students from their tenth grade until they graduate from high school, and enter a post-secondary education program. Students qualify for the program by being from low-income families where the parents have not earned a B.A./B.S. degree.

During the academic year, the Upward Bound Program provides participants with tutoring and advising services at their high schools and conducts Saturday Academy sessions on the LACC campus. Every summer, participants attend an intensive 6-week Summer Academic Program at LACC, where they enroll in courses and earn credits towards high school graduation. Instruction includes courses in Math, English Composition, Laboratory Sciences, Computers, Languages, Social Studies, and various Visual and Performing Arts. Throughout the year, the program provides tutoring services, instruction in college-level study skills, exposure to professional careers, and guidance through the college application and financial aid processes. The program also conducts trips to four-year colleges and universities, theatre performances, leadership conferences, and other enriching experiences.

 

 Vehicles On Campus

 

See The Current Schedule of Classes For Additional And Current Parking Information

 

Board Rule 7400. Parking And Movement Of Vehicles
Parking and movement of vehicles on District-owned property shall be controlled by the College President, who shall prepare, post, and make available any special regulations. The LACCD Chancellor shall make these regulations available at the District office. Vehicle Code 21113.

Board Rule 7401: Damage Or Loss Of Property
Neither the Board of Trustees nor the Los Angeles Community College District shall be responsible for damage to or loss of vehicles or loss of contents thereof from any cause whatever except in those instances in which the District would be liable under Government Code including, but not limited to, Government Code 810 to 996.6, inclusive.

Board Rule 7402: Injury
Neither the Board of Trustees nor the District shall be responsible for any injury to persons arising out of or in connection with the presence of or operations of vehicles on District property except in those instances in which the District would be liable under the Government Code including, but not limited to, Government Code 810 to 996.6, inclusive.

 

 Veterans’ Affairs Office

 

Clausen Hall, Room 109   •   (323) 953-4000 ext. 2024

Veterans, service members, and their survivors and dependents may apply for their VA Educational Benefit Programs through the Veterans’ Affairs Office. To initiate the VA Certification Process, Veteran students must complete a VA Application form and submit it with their DD-214, Verification of Enrollment, and Veteran Educational Plan to the Veterans’ Affairs Office. An advance payment of the benefits may be obtained, if eligible, by submitting a request at least 30 days prior to the start of the enrollment period to be certified.

Veteran students who had previously attended another post-secondary institution must submit a transcript from the institution (civilian and military) for evaluation by an academic counselor prior to certifying for a second enrollment period. Los Angeles City College, as required by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) policy, conducts an evaluation of all prior postsecondary education, experience and training (civilian and military) before certifying for a second enrollment period. As required, Los Angeles City College grants the appropriate credit, shortening the training period proportionately, and notifies both the DVA and the student of the amount of credit allowed towards their declared program.

Unless otherwise notified, all programs (majors) in this catalog are approved for VA benefits payment. Transfer programs are approved contingent upon Los Angeles City College having current articulation agreements with the universities offering the transfer programs. Contact the Transfer Center for more information about approved transfer programs. To maintain eligibility, Veteran students must maintain standards of academic progress as indicated in the College Catalog

 

 WILSHIRE EDUCATION CENTER

 

See “Satellite Locations” in this section of the catalog.

 

 

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