Congratulations!! On your decision to pursue a Higher Education here at Los Angeles Southwest College!
Mission Statement Los Angeles Southwest college is committed to providing an environment for quality learning to enrich the lives of our diverse population.
The Choice you make to further your academic endeavors here at Los Angeles Southwest College can benefit you in many ways. The Choice you make to further your academic endeavors here at Los Angeles Southwest College can benefit you in many ways.
Open doors to more job opportunities and meet career goals Enhance your knowledge and build more skills Expand your network to build more relationships
English & Math Assessment Test Not a Passing or Failing Test It’s to place you in appropriate classes
What is the purpose of Orientation? Learn about the Campus Resources, Student Services and LASC History Start the matriculation & educational processes Encourage you to meet with an academic counselor Meet new people
What should I do after I take the Assessment Test? Meet with a counselor (general counseling, SSB 227, EOP&S) to obtain semester educational plan and to discuss your academic goals. Register for classes You may register online or in person at in Admissions SSB 102 Apply for a fee BOG (Board of governors) waiver and FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) Application in financial aid room 104 Apply for a fee BOG (Board of governors) waiver and FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) Application in financial aid room 104 Pay your $11 health fee (which cannot be waived with a fee waiver) obtain a fee receipt and parking permit (if needed in business room 103). Pay your $11 health fee (which cannot be waived with a fee waiver) obtain a fee receipt and parking permit (if needed in business room 103). Take free student I.D. picture in Assessment room 204. Take free student I.D. picture in Assessment room 204. 1. Must have a valid I.D. 2. You must have a copy of your fee receipt/ printout of classes.
Student Services Admissions & Records: SSB 102 (applications, transcripts and grades) Business: SSB 103 pay fees and obtain parking permit Financial Aid: SSB 104 BOG fee waivers, Pell grants and Perkins Health Center: SSB 115 First aid, health assessment, health counseling, health referrals, health information and TB screening. ASO-Associated Student Organization SSB 118: Sponsors activities including publications & assemblies) DSPS-Disabled Students Programs & Services SSB 117: provides supportive services to students with physical, psychological, and learning disabilities). ISO-International Student Program Office SSB 116: Provides supportive academic services to international students
Student Services Assessment and Matriculation SSB 204: Prerequisites clearance, Math & English Assessment test Bridges to Success SSB 205: Bridging from ESL to college level degree applicable courses Community Services SSB 206: Offers a variety of non-traditional activities for the purpose of meeting the individual and community needs not served by the college degree or certificated programs Upward Bound SSB 207: Assists low income and first generation high school students in matriculating into institutions of high education Talent Search SSB 208: Provides academic support and educational services for students who are low income and or first generation potential college students Student Services SSB 209 CalWORKs/Gain SSB 218: Welfare-to-Work program designed to move TANF recipients into unsubsidized employment EOP&S / CARE SSB 218: Extended Opportunity Programs & Services. Assist students and single parents on TANF in achieving their goals of obtaining certificates and AA Degrees, and of transferring to four-year colleges/universities.
Student Services General Counseling: SSB 227. Where friendly counselors are available to assist students in meeting their educational, career, or personal goals Career Center: SSB 228. Assists students in need of employment, career assessment and job employment Center for Transfer and Retention (CRT): Assists students in transferring to a four year college or university. Representatives from the University of California, the California State University system and private colleges, such as the University of Southern California, provide regular visits to campus and give up to date information to students
Cougar Catalog What to look for Types of Associate Degrees and Certificate Programs offered at Los Angeles Southwest Course descriptions and prerequisites General Education requirements for -Associate Degrees -Transferring Campus policies District policies
Cougar Schedule What to look for… Semester calendar Important dates an deadlines Times and day(s) of classes How to register for your classes -Via the internet -In person Department chairs name and telephone numbers Campus maps
ENGLISH 21 -- ENGLISH FUNDAMENTALS (NDA) – 3 units Prerequisites: Developmental Communications 21 & 23 or ESL 6A and 6B, or appropriate placement recommendation based on assessment results and other multiple measures. It introduces the students to the fundamentals of academic reading, writing, and thinking. Students develop reading comprehension by studying literary, expository and technical essays, which also provide the subjects of their essays. Basic grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, as well as diction are taught. 09198:00 – 10:30MTWTHAB PRINCELL 102 Evening Classes 40206:30 – 9:00MTWTHM ROBERTSLL110 ENGLISH 101 – COLLEGE READING AND COMPOSITION I (UC:CSU) – 3 UNITS Prerequisite: English 28 or 31 with a grade of “C” or better, or appropriate placement recommendation based on assessment results and other multiple measures. Exercises are provided for the student in the writing of college level compositions and the process of careful critical analysis of college-level readings. 091310:40 – 1:10MW S TURNERLL 213 ( 8 Week Class – Starts 4/3/2006, Ends 6/5/2006) Course Name & No. Course Title Means course is non degree applicable (NDA) Corse units Must be complete prerequisite before enrolling in this class Section number Evening classes in bold Class time Designates a short-term class Class instructor’s name Building & room number Transferability symbol Day(s) class meets Course description How to Read the Schedule of Classes 1.Meet with a counselor to determine which classes to take 2.Review the “schedule of classes” and pick the days and time you want to take your classes 3. The “schedule of classes” will be divided into course disciplines and look like the picture above 4.Please review this document so you will know how to read the “schedule of classes”
What to bring when I see the counselor? 1. Your assessment scores (placement results) 2. Copies of transcripts from any other college(s) attended – unofficial copies are ok 1. What do I want to receive from this college? A degree, certificate, transfer credits? 2. What do I want to major in? 3. Do I want to transfer to a 4 year college some day? 4. What is my long term, educational goal? Time to see a counselor Questions I should ask myself before seeing the counselor?
Basic Skills I placed into a Basic Skills math or English course…what does this mean? These courses are designed for students who need to further develop their English and/or math skills before they should take college level courses. Do not delay taking these courses because you will only delay your progress towards meeting your educational goals Can I take college level courses at the same time I complete basic skills classes? The answer is yes, but not just any class is recommended. You should see a counselor for more information about basic skills courses