Mission Statement and Vision

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Mission Statement

In honor of its founding history, Los Angeles Southwest College provides a student-centered learning environment committed to empowering students and the community to achieve their academic and career goals through the attainment of certificates and associate degrees leading to transfer and workforce preparation.

The new Mission Statement describes LASC’s broad educational purpose, intended student population, types of degrees and other credentials it offers as well as its commitment to student learning and student achievement.

The change was necessary as LASC’s previous Mission Statement did not meet Accreditation Standard I.A.1 and Eligibility Requirement 6. Los Angeles Community College District’s Board of Trustees gave final approval to the Mission Statement. It had previously been approved by LASC’s Strategic Planning Committee, Academic Senate and College Council.


"We strive to inspire, enrich, and transform our students to become active participants in shaping our local community and the changing global world."