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Welcome to the LACC NonCredit & Adult Education Department

All non-credit courses and certificate programs are free to all program participants.The Los Angeles City College (LACC) Workforce Development Readiness Academy prepares Basic Skills learners, English as a Second language learners, economically disadvantaged, and other non-traditional college students to attain the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully acquire and retain employment, transition to College, and/or effectively explore, plan, and establish career pathways leading to growth opportunities in high demand occupations.

The focus of the Academy is to designate participation in workforce education programs as the first step in the career pathway of success towards attaining economic self-sufficiency with subsequent career pathway progression to credit, vocational education skills certificates, certificated programs, and associate degree programs.

All courses can be offered on a “Stand-Alone” basis.The Academy’s education and training programs encompass 14 non-credit Skills Certificates and over 30 courses in Basic Education, Computing skills, English as a Second Language (ESL), Vocational ESL (VESL), Citizenship/English Literacy, Workforce Literacy, Entrepreneurship, Retail, and Job Readiness skills. We also offer associated Short-Term Vocational Training for high-demand jobs in high-growth industries such as health care, child development, hospitality, and retailing.

Training opportunities will help participants advance in their career. The tuition–free non-credit classes are held at various locations within the district to make classes more accessible to community members.

Mission Statement

The LACC Non-Credit and Adult Education program's mission is to link education, work, and training to improve competitiveness within the workforce.

 Contact Us

EWD Building

(323) 953-4000
Ext. 2230 (English)
Ext. 2130 (Spanish)

 Course Descriptions

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911