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SPECIAL HOURS

OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED DECEMBER 20 - JANUARY 1

LIBRARY: HLRC 2nd/3rd Floor (Dec 2 - 14 | Closed Dec 15 - Jan 5) 

  • Mon-Thur: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm; Fri: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Sat: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

LEARNING CENTER: HLRC 1st Floor (Dec 2 - 13 | Closed Dec 14 - Jan 5) 

  • Mon-Thur: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm; Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sat (12/7): 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

STUDENT SERVICE OFFICES (Jan 6 - Feb 9)
Welcome Center*, Counseling, Admissions, Business Office, Financial Aid

  • Mon - Thur 8:30 am - 5:00 pm; Fri 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

*Note: The Welcome Ctr will be open until 7:00 pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays
 


Get Help Getting Started at West:

Welcome Center, SSB 420 ~ or ~ Learning Center, Library 1st Floor
Get assistance with the college application, registering for classes, finding helpful services and signing up, and get answers to questions.


Scroll down to service descriptions and to view regular office hours

Learn more about local off-campus resources for financial assistance, health care, housing, legal assistance, employment and more. 

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Admissions

Student Services Building,  2nd Floor (SSB 220) | (310) 287-4501

To apply, please visit www.WLAC.edu and click “APPLY”.  To register for classes, please visit www.WLAC.edu and click “REGISTER.” Both links are in the upper right-hand corner of our home page. Admissions and records offers a variety of student services including: Transcripts and enrollment verifications, graduation petitions, residency corrections, “credit by exam” petitions, information updates and more. For a full list of services, please visit the admissions website or come to see us in person on the second floor of the Student Services Building (SSB).  

  • REGULAR HOURS: Mon & Thur 8:30 - 5:00; Tue & Wed 8:30 - 7:00;  Fri 8:30 - 1:00

Associated Students Organization

Building A-9 | (310) 287-4426

ASO represents the student perspective to the college and district administration. They also plan and fund select student activities and support official student clubs. ASO offers great opportunities to develop leadership skills, make friends and enrich your college experience beyond the classroom. Students who purchase the $7.00 ASO membership can receive discounts, benefits and may be eligible for WLAC Foundation scholarships. Additionally, your membership supports ASO events and projects. The ASO fee can be paid at the Business Office.


Athletics

Physical Education Complex (PEC) | (310) 287-4513 

>>Make an Appointment with Athletics

Intercollegiate Athletics sponsors sports for women in basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, track & field and volleyball; and for men in football, basketball, baseball, cross country and track and fi eld. West is a member of the California Community College Athletic Association, Southern California Football Association and the Western State Conference.

ATMs

A Higher One Automatic Teller Machine is located in our PAWs convenience store between Admissions and the CE building and next to the Business Office window in the Student Services Building (SSB) 2nd Floor.


Bookstore (Campus Center) 

Student Services Building (SSB), 1st Floor | (310) 287-4560

Buy books and supplies for your courses, plus snacks, cards and gift items.  You can also visit 24/7 online.

  • REGULAR HOURS: Mon - Thur: 9:30 - 7:00;  Fri: 8:30 - 1:30

PAWS for Snacks & Stuff located just north of the CE building in the B Bungalows is a convenience store offering food and supplies! Paws opens early and stays open late when classes are in session.

  • REGULAR HOURS: Mon - Thur: 7:30 - 9:00;  Fri: 7:30 - 2:00;  Sat: 7:30 - 2:00
     

Business Office

Student Services Building, 2nd Floor (SSB 230) | (310) 287-4262

Pay for admission, fees and parking permits by cash, check, money order, credit or debit card: (1) In-Person or (2) Online through the SIS system.

  • REGULAR HOURS: Mon & Thur 8:30 - 5:00; Tue & Wed 8:30 - 7:00;  Fri 8:30 - 1:00

Cafe at West and Coffee Bar

Student Services Building (SSB), 1st Floor 

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am to 8:00 pm
    • Breakfast is served until 10:30 am
  • Fridays: Closed
  • For Catering Request email Rick@Pacific-Dining.com

California College Promise - $0 Tuition

Student Services Building (SSB 420) | (310) 287-7251

California College Promise (AB19) provides free tuition for all first-time freshman of any age or income, who attend WLAC full-time. To qualify, students must apply to WLAC, apply for FAFSA or CA Dream Act, participate in a summer transition experience, maintain full-time enrollment and establish/maintain a minimum 2.000 grade point average (“C” average). “Promise” students may also qualify for our First Year Pathway program; a full-time cohort program that guarantees full-time enrollment for Fall and Spring based on your educational interest or major. 


CalWORKs/GAIN

Building B4-100 | (310) 287-4261

CalWORKs/GAIN offers temporary financial assistance, vocational, and job skills training, as well as other support services. We serve as a liaison between the college and the Los Angeles Department of Public Services. Eligible CalWORKs participants are referred to our offi ce for the completion of referral forms, academic advisement, educational planning, training verifi cation, progress reports, and assistance with monthly attendance reports.

Campus Community Programs

Formerly Institute for Student Excellence

Building B4 & Building B5 | (310) 287-4261

Formerly known as the Workforce Development Center, ISE is the umbrella over a variety of innovated programs funded through the TRiO grant including:


Career Center - Virtual

The Virtual Career Center will give you access to resume writing instructions & templates; help selecting a career based on your aptitudes and interests; job descriptions; salary information; job listings and more.


Child Care

Child Development Center (CDC) | (310) 287-4357

The Child Development Center (CDC) is a nurturing place for children of WLAC student/parents, staff, faculty or community parents that offers childcare in a fun, educational setting for children age 12 months to 5 years. The center provides free and low cost early education services to qualifying applicants. West students receive fi rst priority in enrollment. The CDC is licensed by the Community Care Licensing and receives funding from The California Department of Education Child Development Division.
  • REGULAR HOURS: Mon -Thurs: 7:45 - 4:00

College 2 Career

Student Services Building (SSB 320J) | (310) 287-4284

C2C educational programs and mentoring help students with intellectual disabilities build personal and professional skills leading to employment by the completion of the program. C2C students earn noncredit and credit certifi cates and work experience in on/off campus internships with support from C2C Educational Coaches, Counselors, a Job Coach and Job Developer. C2C serves students who are Regional Center clients and DOR eligible, with the end goal of employment.

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Student Services Building (SSB 350) | (310) 287-7242

The Counseling Division assists students in making decisions regarding educational, career, and personal concerns. Counseling is available for educational, transfer and career exploration. These services are provided by professional counselors through individual counseling, workshops and referrals to resources on and off campus. Your counselor will help you identify the path to complete a certificate, Associate

Degree, and/or University transfer. 

REGULAR HOURS: Mon & Thur 8:30 - 5:00; Tue & Wed 8:30 - 7:00;  
Fri 8:30 - 1:00


Disabled Students Programs & Services

Student Services Building (SSB 320) | (310) 287-4450

Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSP&S) is designed to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to all of the educational offerings at West Los Angeles College.
The program facilitates equal opportunity through the provision of  appropriate support services, curriculum, instruction, and assistive technology. Individuals with mobility, visual, hearing, speech, learning, psychological, or other health impairments may benefit from available services. To determine your eligibility for specific support services you may call DSP&S and make an appointment to speak with a faculty member in our department. (also see College 2 Career)


Dream Resource Center

Student Services Building (SSB 1st Floor) | (310) 287- 4310

The DRC provides a safe and confi dential space for all undocumented students. The DRC strives to provide wrap around services to support course and degree completion by providing academic advising, free legal services, book vouchers, a laptop lending library, and support to complete the CA Dream and CA College Promise Grant.

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EOP&S/CARE/NEXTUP

Student Services Building (SSB 330) | (310) 287-4317

>> Make an Appointment with EOP&S

EOPS provides services above and beyond traditional services. EOPS provides extended counseling, online counseling, book vouchers, priority registration, tutoring, transfer assistance and other additional services to first generation, economically and educationally disadvantaged students.

 

CARE assists single parents receiving CalWORKs (cash aid) including book vouchers, transportation grants, gas cards and study time childcare grants.

 

CAYFES / NEXTUP AND GUARDIAN SCHOLARS (FOSTER YOUTH PROGRAMS) program assists current/former foster youth with services that include assistance with textbooks, supplies, transportation, tutoring, and food vouchers to promote academic success. A Life Coach provides additional support to ensure personal and emotional well-being.


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Student Services Building (SSB 210) | (310) 287-4532

>> Make an Appointment with Financial Aid

Need money for college? The Financial Aid Office can help you!

The Financial Aid Office assists students by providing information on various types of financial aid programs from both Federal and State governments. There are many resources available to pay for your college education. Knowledgeable staff help students complete the FAFSA and California College Promise Grant applications which are used to determine eligibility for GRANTS (gift-aid, which does not have to be repaid), FEE- WAIVERS (which pays for tuition), WORKSTUDY, SCHOLARSHIPS, and STUDENT LOANS.  We are here to help, come visit us!

  • REGULAR HOURS: Mon & Thur 8:30 - 5:00; Tue & Wed 8:30 - 7:00;  Fri 8:30 - 1:00

Food Pantry

A9 Student Lounge | (310) 287-4426

West Los Angeles College is happy to welcome all students to the Food Pantry located next to the Student Lounge inside of the A9 building.  Students can sign in with a student ID number to choose from a wide variety of canned foods, snacks, drinks and personal hygiene products for nourishment and sustenance. Donations are provided by West Los Angeles College’s students, faculty and generous people of the community. Some products are purchased through the Westside Food Bank.


Foster and Kinship Care Education (FKCE)

Student Services Building (SSB 330) | (310) 287-7255

The program offers a variety of developmental classes for foster and kinship parents as well as to the community in general. Sign up for classes today!


Graduation Office

Student Services Building, 2nd Floor (SSB 220) in Admissions | (310) 287-4501

Visit the Graduation Office in person or online for information and forms to petition to graduate.


Health Center

See "Student Health Center" below


Instructional Support (Tutoring) & Learning Skills Center

HLRC/Library | (310) 287-4324 

Improve your reading, language, vocabulary, spelling, math fundamentals and chemistry knowledge with convenient, self-paced computer-aided courses in the Learning Skills Center. Increase your knowledge and learning success: Sign up for tutoring in 23 college subjects. Tutors are available.

  • REGULAR HOURS: Mon-Thurs: 9:00am - 7:00pm;  Fri:  9:00am - 1:00pm;  Sat:  11:00am - 3:00pm    

International Student Services

Student Services Building (SSB 410) | (310) 287-7283

>> Make an Appointment with International Student Services

International Student Services is responsible for admission of persons that will study at WLAC with an F1 visa. Part and Full-Time admission (SEVIS I-20) and enrollment support is provided along with non-immigrant student advisement.

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LEARN

Building B5 - 102 | (310) 287-4562

L.E.A.R.N (Leading & Energizing African American Students to Research & Knowledge) Project is a grant-funded program for African American male students at West which includes career, academic and life-skills workshops and support components.


Learning Center

HLRC/Library, 1st Floor | (310) 287-4404

New and returning students can attend an in-person college orientation and receive assistance with applying to the college, enrolling in classes, and completing their financial aid applications. Current students receive free in-person individual and small group tutoring in a wide variety of subjects by appointment or on a walk-in basis. Two or more students can hold study groups in a private study room. Students taking Communications and ESL classes practice their public-speaking and pronunciation skills in our new Communications Lab. Students enroll and attend free student success support classes to help them prepare for and succeed in their credit classes in math, English, ESL, biology, chemistry, GED test prep. Students also learn about and enroll in free career exploration, job training, career prep and employment readiness classes and certificate programs in the Learning Center.  Free online tutoring is also available.

  • REGULAR HOURS: Mon-Thurs: 9:00am - 7:00pm;  Fri:  9:00am - 1:00pm;  Sat:  11:00am - 3:00pm 

Library

Heldman Learning Resources Center (HLRC) | (310) 287-4269 & (310) 287-4408

The Library actively seeks to help students in achieving their ultimate educational goal - academic success. The Library is located in the Heldman Learning Resource Center (HRLC) 2nd and 3rd floors and offers services in the following areas: Reference (in person and online), Circulation, and A/V and multimedia. The Library’s book collection consists of approximately 67,000 print titles which includes books, monographs, government documents, maps, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and legal materials. The Library also maintains approximately 100,000 e-book titles. Remote access is provided for all electronic resources, including several periodical and reference databases. The Library Instructional Research Lab (LIRL), located within the library on the 2nd floor, offers students computer, printer, and internet access. For more information about library services, students can visit the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of HLRC.

  • REGULAR HOURS: Mon-Thurs: 7:30 - 8:00;  Fri:  9:00 - 1:00;  Sat: 11:00 - 3:00

Matriculation

See Student Success & Support Program

Student Services Building, 4th Floor (SSB 420) | (310) 287-4462


Office of High School Outreach & School Relations

Fine Arts Building, 1st Floor (FA 102) | (310) 287-4419

>> Make an Appointment with Outreach

High School Outreach and School Relations assists high school students, their parents/guardians and high school counselors understand the educational opportunities at West. Additionally, Outreach can also assist K-12 students interested in taking college classes while still in high school.

 


Orientation

The purpose of this Orientation is to provide students with information concerning college programs, college services, and student rights and responsibilities.


PAWs (Snacks & Stuff)

B Bungalows on the north side of CE Building

PAWS is a convenience store offering food and supplies! 

  • REGULAR HOURS: Mon - Thur: 7:30 - 9:00;  Fri: 7:30 - 2:00;  Sat: 7:30 - 2:00

Puente

Student Services Building (SSB 330), (310) 287-4399

Puente (Bridge) designed to help freshman progress successfully through West to reach their transfer and/or career goals. This learning community embraces the Latino cultural experience, provides academic, and support services including: Financial Aid & Scholarship Assistance; Mentoring & Career Counseling; Group & Individual Tutoring; English Composition; and Personal Development Classes. (also see Dream Center)


Sexual Harassment & Violence / Domestic Violence 


Student Health Center

Building A-9 | (310) 287-4478

The Student Health Center is an on-campus health facility for all enrolled students. Student Health Center staff provides free or low-cost primary care, check-ups and mental health counseling.


 Student Success Workshops

Student Services Building, 4th Floor (SSB 420) | (310) 287-4462/7251

New and returning students should make an appointment to a Student Success Workshop, Support Programs Overview, and a Financial Aid Application Support. The Student Success Workshop satisfies a requirement for Priority Registration and reviews available educational options (Free Noncredit, Certificates, Associate Degrees, University Transfer). The Support Programs Overview will give students a look at academic and financial assistance programs available to those who qualify. The Financial Aid Application support is an appointment to help students review and complete the FAFSA application. 


Transfer Center

Student Services Building, 3rd Floor (SSB 340) | (310) 287-4542

>> Make an Appointment with the Transfer Center

Interested in advancing to a 4-year college or university? The Transfer Center provides events and services to assist students in identifying to which colleges they would like to transfer, how to apply, and what resources exist at their target universities. The center hosts workshops such as how to write a personal statement and has weekly opportunities for students to meet with university representatives one-on-one. (also see EOP&S, TRIO / SSS, Transfer Honors)

see Counseling Office Hours


Transfer Honors Program

SSB 350 | (310) 287-7242

The Transfer Honors Program (THP) provides students with the opportunity to earn honors credits for courses and students who complete the program receive priority admission consideration to selected four-year institutions including UCLA, UCI, LMU as well as others. Additional benefi ts include access to our THP Counselor, helpful workshops & services, verifi ed honors credit noted on your offi cial transcripts and so much more!  (also see EOP&S, TRIO / SSS, Transfer Center)

see Counseling Office Hours


Transportation (Public Transporation, Parking) 

Don't hassle with buying daily parking permits. Save money and time by purchasing your parking pass online and receive it in the mail. You can also purchase at the Business office.


TRiO Student Support Services

Building B5-100 | (310) 287-4303

TRIO SSS offers guidance on course selections, assistance with transfer and fi nancial aid applications, career mentoring and resume development, campus and cultural fi eld trips, and one-on-one tutoring to help students succeed and obtain Associate Degrees and University Transfer. As a part of the TRIO SSS family, you also have access to computers with free printing, a textbook library, scantrons, and more. (also see EOP&S)

Other TRiO programs include:


Tutoring - see Learning Center

HLRC/Library, 1st Floor | (310) 287-4408 

In-Person Tutoring | Online Tutoring | Learning Skills


Veterans Office

Fine Arts Building, 3rd Floor (FA 300) | (310) 287-4370

>> Make an Appointment with the Veterans Office

The Veteran’s Office works cooperatively with the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) to help veterans and their dependents make use of their G.I. Bill education benefits.


Welcome Center

Student Services Building, 4th Floor (SSB 420) | (310) 287-7251

The Welcome Center is open to support incoming students with onboarding (orientations and workshops) application completion, and enrollment assistance. Contact us to reserve a seat in our workshops, for assistance with your Financial Aid application (FAFSA AND CA Dream Act), and help obtaining Priority Registration.
  • REGULAR HOURS: Mon & Thur 8:30 - 5:00; Tue & Wed 8:30 - 7:00;  Fri 8:30 - 1:00

EXTENDED LIBRARY HOURS DEC 2 -14

LIBRARY
HLRC 2nd/3rd Floor 

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

LEARNING CENTER
HLRC 1st Floor 

  • Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday (12/7): 11:00 am - 3:00 pm