Welcome To Spring Semester!

Posted on: 02/06/2022

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Los Angeles Southwest College has a wealth of resources and support that it can offer all students and their families during this Spring Semester. The entire LASC Community has been working hard to ensure we are able to fully support you in our learning environments online and on campus. Take a moment to check out our Welcome Back Resource Guide below, to get all of your questions answered.

As a reminder, all students who come to campus should be completing the self-check-in process through the LASC clear4 email. 

After the first day of school, if you need assistance with other campus processes or need questions answered, call (323) 274-1680 or email LASCStudentSupport@laccd.edu. These services are supported from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.


Now, check out the rest of our Resource Guide by reading below or, if you have a specific area of question, click the links below to get the support you need:

Chat With A Counselor COVID-19 Information Office Hours
Online Support Online Tutoring Physical And Mental Health
Resources Available Student Government Student Town Hall
Textbooks    

 


Chat With A Counselor

 COVID-19 Information

LACCD has created a COVID-19 webpage to get your questions answered about how the pandemic impacts your time at the college.

Keep your COVID-19 vaccination up to date by getting a booster as soon as you are eligible. Boosters are free and widely available at more than 1,000 locations throughout Los Angeles County. Once you get the booster, update your Cleared4 account. If you are having issues with your account, contact covidcolleges@biocept.com. LACCD has started verifying vaccination records to determine mandatory compliance, per Board Policy 2900 for employees and students.  

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announcements can be viewed here.

Office Hours

LASC is excited to be back on campus for Spring Semester. Our offices will be open online and on-campus. Check out the office hours here.

LASC's Library has updated its hours of operation. The library will be open Mondays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Library is closed Fridays.

Online Support

If you need IT assistance with other campus processes or need questions answered, call (323) 274-1680 or email LASCStudentSupport@laccd.edu. These services are supported from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Using Canvas:

How to view your Canvas dashboard:

  • Go to the SIS Portal log in page and log in with the same information you use to log into the SIS system where you add classes, see your schedule, etc. Then, click on the “Canvas” tile on the dashboard.

Is my class online or in-person?

  • Go to the SIS system where you can view your course details:
    • In-person meetings - will say "In person classes" or "Online/In-Person - Hybrid"
    • Scheduled, required Zoom meetings - will say "Online Async and Sync" OR "Online - Synchronous"
    • No scheduled, required Zoom Meetings - will say "Online-Asynchronous" OR "Online Classes"

 Resources for Online Success!

  • Complete the Student Self-Orientation to Canvas. This self-orientation includes videos that take you through the different parts of Canvas. The Canvas Student Self-Orientation can be found at: Canvas Self Orientation
  • LACCD Student Distance Learning Resources: This is another very useful page of resources and information for both LACCD and LASC students. You can enroll at the following link: LACCD Student Distance Learning Resources

You can also call or email for support with online learning:

Online Tutoring

LASC's Student Success Center is also offering online tutoring this semester! To get started, enroll yourself in the Student Success Center Canvas site!

You can also access free online tutoring through NetTutor in two ways:

  • Through Canvas: click on the "NetTutor" link in any Canvas shell
  • Click "Online Tutoring" once you've logged into the SIS Portal

Physical and Mental Health

  • Continue to take care of your physical and mental health during this time. Wear a mask when you leave your home, frequently wash your hands, and practice safe social distancing.
  • Our Health Center remains open virtually. If you need mental or physical health services, call (323) 226-9042 or email info@mosaicfamily.care.
  • Additional health services support is available at lasc.edu/resources/#Health

Resources Available

Laptops

  • If you need a loaner laptop to complete your online classes, we have support for you. For more information and to complete the application to request a laptop, visit lasc.edu/news/Loaner-Laptops-Available.
  • Once you approved, you will be contacted to pick-up your device.

Internet

  • The Foundation for the Los Angeles Community Colleges has hotspots with four to six months of free internet available for LASC students. Take a moment to fill out the application to get yours.

Housing

  • We understand that, at times, you may experience housing insecurity and homelessness. Please know that we are here for you and look forward to supporting you during these difficult times so that you can find personal stability and are able to focus on your studies in a safe and welcoming environment. If you are experiencing housing insecurity, email housing@lasc.edu or visit lasc.edu/resources/#Housing.

Tutoring

  • Our Student Success Center tutors will be providing you support with your classes ALL online. You can access the center’s Canvas shells to receive tutoring support at ilearn.laccd.edu/enroll/XBCH8T
  • You can also access NetTutor for tutoring in ALL subjects online 24/7. More information on accessing NetTutor in Canvas can be found here.

Parents and Families

  • For working adults with families, we have the new PAAWS Program, Pathways of Accelerated Academics for Working Students. You can finish a Business or Child Development Degree in two years through evening and weekend courses. For more information, click here: https://www.lasc.edu/paaws.
  • Also, if you need additional support, check out our EOPSCARE, and CalWORKs programs.

Student Government

  • Our Associated Students Organization (ASO) is working to create engaging activities. Check your email for more information and make sure to attend these fun and informative events.
  • Join the ASO’s Executive Board and develop essential professional life skills. 
  • You can stay connected with our student government through social media:

Student Virtual Town Hall

  • If you have questions, LASC President Dr. Seher Awan welcomes you to attend our virtual student town hall that I host every Friday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m

Textbooks

  • Need to buy your textbooks? You can order them online through our college’s Bookstore at lascbookstore.com