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Welcome

The Behavioral Social Science Division at West Los Angeles College consists of four components:  Behavioral Science, Social Science, Administration of Justice, and Child Development.

Behavioral Social Sciences is home to students who are interested in majoring in Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.  Students can also major in vocational subjects such as Administration of Justice, Child Development, Corrections, Drug & Alcohol Studies, and Fire Technology.

In addition, we offer skills training that can lead to job placement such as Fingerprint Classification, Juvenile Corrections Officer Core, Penal Code 832 Arrest & Control, Child Development and Drug & Alcohol Studies.

We sponsor student internships, honors programs, scholarships, and an annual Law Enforcement Expo and Job Fair.

We are proud of the many programs that lead to certificates as well as offering a full range of transferable courses within a multi-disciplinary setting.  Our faculty and departments are committed to helping our students achieve their educational goals and offer consultation on transfer choices, career opportunities and other innovative opportunities for student growth.

 

Division Chair

Charles "Buck" Stapleton | GC 380M | (310) 287-4221 | StapleB@WLAC.edu

 

Course Advisors

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Corey Williams | GC 201B | (310) 287-4246 | WilliaCF@wlac.edu 

ANTHROPOLOGY
Dr. Almee Preziosi | GC 380D | (310) 287-4225 | PrezioA@wlac.edu

CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Marlene Shepherd | GC 380F | (310) 287-4220 | ShephemT@wlac.edu

CORRECTIONS / PROBATION
George Yan | GC 380C | (310) 287-4504 | YanG@wlac.edu

ECONOMICS
Dr. Meric Keskinel | GC 380G | (310) 287-4227 | KeskinM@wlac.edu

FIRE TECHNOLOGY
Dr. Ray Shackelford | GC 380J | (310) 287-4231 | ShackeRO@wlac.edu

PSYCHOLOGY / ALCOHOL & DRUG STUDIES
Dr. Carrie Canales | GC 380H | (310) 287-4588 | CanalesC@wlac.edu

POLITICAL SCIENCE
Jack Ruebensaal | GC 480A | (310) 287-4222 | RuebenJ@wlac.edu