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Los Angeles City College is an urban oasis of learning that educates minds, opens hearts, and celebrates community.


As a comprehensive community college, Los Angeles City College offers life-long learning opportunities and provides programs, coursework, support, and guidance to develop and sustain a community of learners--both near and far--with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for optimal growth and achievement in their personal and professional lives.


Los Angeles City College primarily serves students who are eighteen years of age or older; the college also extends outreach to anyone with ability to benefit from the programs and services provided.


Los Angeles City College offers post-secondary lower division arts and sciences coursework, career and technical education, and essential skills classes designed to provide students with degrees, certificates, and fundamental skills. The primary mission includes the following educational components enabling students to complete:


  • a curriculum designed for transfer to a four-year university
  • an associate degree and/or certificate leading directly to entrance into the work force
  • an essential skills program designed to assist underprepared students and others who seek special assistance to achieve their educational goals


The College affirms the fundamental roles of English as a Second Language (ESL), essential skills, and support services that are intrinsic to student success at the post-secondary level.


The College promotes awareness of local, regional, state, and global development; fosters skills that enhance personal growth and contribute to success in the workplace; and encourages cooperative efforts aimed at sustainability of the community and its environment.