Welcome To Fall Semester!

Posted on: 08/29/2022

Los Angeles Southwest College has a wealth of resources and support that it can offer all students and their families this Fall Semester. Classes start Monday, August 29, so take a moment to learn about them in our 2022 Fall Semester Resource Guide. 

If you need assistance with campus processes or need questions answered, always feel free to call (323) 274-1680 or email LASCStudentSupport@laccd.edu. Also, a map of campus can be found here.


If you have a specific area that you need support in, click the links below to get the support you need:

Chat With A Counselor Child Care  COVID-19 Information
Financial Aid K-12 Students Online Support
Physical and Mental Health Sports Student Services
Student Government Textbooks  

 


Chat With A Counselor

Chat live with almost all of our student services departments by visiting lasc.edu/services.

You can also visit with a counselor in their offices in Student Services Building, Room 227. The counseling phone number is 323-241-5200 or you can reach them by email at lasccounseling@lasc.edu

Child Care

Our Child Development Center was established to provide a service to student-parents while attending LASC. Learn more here

COVID-19 Information

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) has created a COVID-19 webpage to get your questions answered. Stay safe!

Financial Aid

LASC wants can help you take advantage of all the financial aid opportunities available to you through federal, state, and local grants, fee waivers, federal work-study, and loans. Most of these are funds you don’t have to pay back! Learn more about these opportunities as well as upcoming workshops here

K-12 Students

Are you a K-12 student who is interested in taking college classes? LASC classes can be a great way for K-12 students, especially those in high school, to take more challenging courses and prepare for college. Learn more here.

Online Support

Using Canvas!

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 and see your schedule. Then, click on the “Canvas” tile on the dashboard.

To find out if your class is online or in-person, you should:

  • 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"

If you don't see your course:

Don't panic. Often instructors wait until the first day to publish the Canvas course shell. If you still do not see you course on the first day of class, feel free to reach out and let us know.

 Resources for Online Success!

  • Complete the Student Self-Orientation to Canvas, which includes videos that take you through the different parts of Canvas. The Canvas Student Self-Orientation can be found here.
  • LACCD's Student Distance Learning Resources offers resources and information for both LACCD and LASC students. You can enroll at LACCD Student Distance Learning Resources

Free Online Tutoring!

  • The LASC Student Success Center is again offering free, in-person tutoring services on the second floor of the Library. Check out the schedule here.  
  • The center is also offering online tutoring. 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. 
  • Our Health Center in Student Services Building, Room 115, remains open. If you need mental or physical health services, call (323) 226-9042 or email info@mosaicfamily.care.
Increased anxiety is absolutely normal right now. Here are some ways to receive support.
  • If students have Medi-Cal and are in need of mental health services, they can call the number on their health plan membership card, or call their local county mental health line
  • Students can visit StayEnrolled.com to get the latest information and updates related to financial aid, transfer, and career education. Current and prospective students will find specific resources and support services available.
  • The California Youth Crisis line runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (800) 843-5200.
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides confidential assistance to anyone in crisis and their loved ones through a live chat and free 24-hour hotline at (800) 273-8255. You can also text the Crisis Text Line at 741741.
  • LGBTQ students can contact the Trevor Project by calling (866) 488-7386 or text START to 678678 for 24/7 information.
  • Wellness Central is a free online health and wellness resource that is available 24/7 in your space at your pace.
  • The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender National Hotline is available from 1-9 p.m. daily at (800) 273-8255.
  • Call or text the Victims of Crime Resource Center at (800) 842-8467 for help.
  • Wellness Central is a free online health and wellness resource that is available 24/7 in your space at your pace.
  • Each Mind Matters offers resources, tools, and activation kits for mental health.
  • Los Angeles County is offering mental health services for individuals suffering loneliness or anxiety amid the pandemic and has set up a number to call for resources. The Department of Mental Health can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (800) 854-7771.
  • Resources, tools, and trainings regarding health, mental health, wellness, basic needs and more designed for California community college students, faculty and staff are available on the California Community Colleges Health & Wellness website.
  • 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 our Gaining Access Through Education, Work, and Yielding Stability, or GATEWAYS office

Sports

At LASC, we strive to instill goals and aspirations into our student-athletes. Check out athletics website with schedules, scores, rosters and much more here

Also, make sure to cheer on our football team this fall. The schedule is here.

Let's go, Cougars!

Student Services

The Office of Student Services oversees a large variety of programs and services to support you through your journey at LASC and transitioning into your career or transferring to another college or university. They are here to support you with services and programs such as Counseling, Financial Aid, CalWORKs, the Health Center, TRiO Program, and so much more! 

Take a look at all we have to offer you here.

Student Government

LASC’s Associated Student Organization (ASO) are a group of students who actively represent the college's diverse student body in voicing student concerns, requests, and needs during campus committee meetings and through our interactions with student-led organizations and groups. You can join ASO or start a club. Learn more here

Textbooks

  • Need to buy your textbooks? You can order them through LASC's Bookstore, which is on the first floor of the Student Services Building.