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Contact Information and Location

The Learning Center
HLRC Library 1st Floor

T: (310) 287-4404
    (310) 287-4546

Ready to start,
or restart, college? 

We're here to assist you to navigate college systems, to find answers and/or to sharpen academic skills. 




Non-Credit & Enhanced Non-Credit

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Spring 2019 Class Schedule

Summer 2019 Class Schedule

Program Flyers

(Free / Clases Gratis)

Orientation Sign-Ups

If you have any questions, please call (310) 287-4404. 

West offers a FREE COLLEGE that's just right for getting started ...or restarted.

COLLEGE & CAREER PREP Division offers individual courses and certificates of COMPLETION OR COMPETENCY in a variety of CAREER-TECHNICAL and ACADEMIC areas. Most classes are 8-weeks long or less, and most certificates can be achieved by taking only TWO to three courses. Plus you don’t have to stress about grades, because FREE COLLEGE classes are always graded Pass or No Pass.
COLLEGE & CAREER PREP Division classes are NONCREDIT and do not apply toward an Associate Degree or university transfer. Instead, they are designed to help you successfully enter or re-enter the workforce or advance on the job. FREE COLLEGE classes can also help you acquire or strengthen skills you need to succeed in college degree programs.

Getting Started


Courses and Certificates that Prepare you for College and Career!

Depending on the semester, sample courses include:

Summer 2019 College Readiness Bootcamp for all Incoming and Returning students






  • Intro to Library Searches/Materials (BS 9)
  • College and Scholastic Assessment Preparation (BS 23)
  • Foundations: Study Skills (BS 27)
  • High School Equivalency Test Preparation (BS 34)
  • English Second Language 1 (ESLNC 61)
  • English Second Language 2 (ESLNC 62)
  • English Second Language 3 (ESLNC 63)



  • Custodial Technician Training (VE 60)
  • Intro to Social Media-WordPress Blogs (VE 294)
  • Administrative Assistant Training
  • In-Home Supportive Services Provider (VE 408)
  • Intro to Starting a New Business (VE 420)


  • Intro to Career Pathways in Law Enforcement (VE 33)
  • Exploring Computer Science Information Technology Careers (VE 281)
  • Exploring Healthcare Careers (VE 320)
  • Pre-Nursing Career Pathways (VE 409)
  • Intro to Business Careers (VE 416)



  • Blueprint for Workplace Success (VE 96)
  • Blueprint for Customer Service (VE 97)
  • 30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee (VE 98)
  • Robotics I Lab (VE 292)
  • CISCO, VMWare, and Network Security Training Lab (VE 296)
  • Intro to Medical Terminology (VE 400)
  • Medical Documentation & Charting (VE 401)
  • Student Success in Health Occupations  (VE 404)
  • Professionalism in Health Occupations (VE 405)
  • Visual Spatial Perceptions & Psychomotor Skills Training (VE 405)