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Student Support And Success Programs

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Los Angeles Southwest College offers a wide variety of resources to meet the diverse needs of all of the college's students​. Here are some of the popular resources and services.


California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids, or CalWORKS, provides you with cash aid and support if you live with a child or children. CalWORKs services include assistance with books and supplies, work-study, academic Career and Personal Counseling.

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Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education, or CARE, provides you with the opportunity to learn profitable career skills while getting additional support if you are single heads of households with children under 18 years of age who are receiving public assistance and want to be financially independent.

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Career Pathways and Job Center

Career Pathways & Jobs Center, or the Career Center, aims to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and insight in career development, professional development, and employment processes.

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Academic counselors can help you meet your educational, career, and personal goals, stay on track throughout the year and create an education plan so you can graduate on your time.

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Disabled Students Program Services

If you have a disability, you can receive specialized services and accommodations to benefit from and be engaged in the college classes and have the opportunity to meet your educational goals.

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Dream Resource Center

If you are an undocumented immigrant student, Dream Center embraces and celebrates diversity in all its forms and aims to be a resource for and their families.

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Educational Talent Search

If you are in middle school or high school, the Educational Talent Search (ETS) program helps make the transition from high school to college smooth and successful.

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Extended Opportunity Program and Services

Extended Opportunity Program and Services, or EOPS, helps you with extra support if you are facing barriers with language, learning, social needs, and/or finances.

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If you are encountering barriers such as homelessness or housing insecurity, GATEWAYS can provide along your academic journey so you can receive support, information, and resources to find personal stability.

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Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN)

If you are receiving CalWORKs benefits and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), Los Angeles County uses this program to carry out these opportunities.

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Guardian Scholars

If you are a former or current foster youth between the ages of 17 and 30 and who wants to go to college, the Cougar Guardian Scholars Program offers support with your academic, career, and personal goals.

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Health and Wellness

The Student Health Center offers you medical services, workshops, and community outreach programs to help maintain optimum mental and physical wellness.

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Mental Health Services

Are you feeling overwhelmed, upset, or depressed and aren’t sure what to do? Our supportive, sympathetic mental health counselors located in LASC's Health Center look forward to talking with you.

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If you are a current and/or former foster youth who want to attend college, NextUp offers many academic, financial, and personal needs so you can meet your educational goals.

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Promise Program

The Promise Program offers a tuition-free education if you are a first-time, full-time college student along with a dedicated support team providing a wide array of academic and student support services.

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Puente Project

The Puente Project aims to increase the number of educationally underserved students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn degrees, and return to the community as leaders and mentors to succeeding generations.

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Student Success Center

The Student Success Center provides free tutoring and academic support to enhance understanding of course material at LASC.

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Transfer Center

The Transfer Center will provide you with the information and resources needed to smoothly and successfully transfer to a four-year institution.

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TRiO Scholars

If you are the first person in your family to go to college, can qualify for financial aid (FAFSA), and/or have a disability, TRiO Scholars offers resources and support to help achieve your academic goals.

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LASC’s TRIO STEM Scholars program is designed to give you extra support if you are interested in an allied health or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) career.

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Student Success Center provides you with free academic support services to enhance learning and achievement in a student-centered environment.

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The Umoja community is a critical resource dedicated to you and enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African-American and other students.

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Veterans Resource Center

If you are an active-duty and reserve service member, Veteran, or an eligible family member, the Veterans Resource Center is proudly here to support you.

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Office of Student Services

Office Hours and Location

Mondays to Tuesdays: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Saturdays to Sundays: Closed

Student Services Building, Room 209


Tangelia Alfred, Vice President, Student Services
Phone: (323) 241-5298
Fax:      (323) 241-5424