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NonCredit & Adult Education

Welcome to the LACC Noncredit & Adult Education Program

All noncredit courses
and certificate programs
are free.
The Los Angeles City College (LACC) Noncredit /Adult Education program prepares Basic Skills learners, English as a Second Language learners, disadvantaged populations, 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 eff ectively explore, plan and establish career pathways leading to growth opportunities in high demand occupations.

The noncredit/adult education and training programs encompass valuable noncredit certifi cates and over 50 courses in Academic Preparation, High School Equivalency Test Preparation, English as a Second Language (ESL), Vocational ESL, Citizenship, ESL CIVICS, Career Discovery Skills, Child Development Readiness, Customer Service Skills, Entrepreneurship Skills, Health Career Readiness, Hospitality, In-Home Supportive Services Skills, Job Readiness, Retailing Smarts, and Workforce Literacy Skills.

All courses can be offered on a “Stand-Alone” basis.

Career Development and College Preparation (CDCP) Programs are sequenced courses resulting in noncredit certifi cates of completion or competency and leading to improved employability, job placement, and academic skills. CDCP Programs are off ered in the areas of short term vocational or workforce preparation, basic skills, and English as a Second Language. Certifi cate programs are favorably recognized by business and industry and are frequently used as a requirement for professional advancement. Classes are noncredit and do not generate degree applicable college units.

A full range of personal, career and academic counseling services is available to students enrolled in the noncredit courses. All of the courses and services are free.

Classes are located at Los Angeles City College and many educational sites throughout the community, to allow accessibility to match varying student needs. Open entry/ open exit classes allow students to register anytime during the school year. Day, evening, and Saturday classes are off ered to meet the needs of all students, specifi cally the working adult.

Academic Preparation/High School Equivalency Test Preparation

Assists students in strengthening their skills in reading writing, spelling, mathematics, English usage and grammar. Academic Preparation provides students with a strong educational foundation than can be used as a basis of employment preparation, college-level readiness, High School Equivalency Test Preparation, and vocational programs.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Assist second language learners improve their English listening, speaking, and pronunciation skills in order to reach their career, academic, and personal goals. Classes also incorporate civics education to community members and prospective United States citizens. Specialized strands such as Vocational ESL are available to the advanced-level ESL students.

Citizenship

Introduces students to U.S. citizenship and naturalization process, U.S. history, and government. Prepares students for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS interview and exam.

Career Educational Training Programs

The Career Educational Programs offers students a variety of short-term certificate programs and single course options designed to prepare for a high-demand career and advance current work skills. The Career Educational Training programs combine academic knowledge with technical and occupational skills to provide students with pathways to long-term careers and success.

Mission Statement

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

 Contact Us

Angelica Ramirez
Dean

Dr. Imelda Perez
Assistant Dean

EWD Building 100

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

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

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Phone: 323.953.4000

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Emergency: 323.953.2911