West Los Angeles College, also known as West, or WLAC, is located on an urban campus in Los Angeles County, adjacent to Culver City, California. The school is a member of the California Community Colleges System, within the Los Angeles Community College District, and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
WLAC is a public junior college that was established in 1969, and enrolls approximately 12,000 students. The school offers innovative programs that lead to the success of its students.
Students participating in WLAC’s transfer programs are able to save money by completing the first two years of their Bachelor’s degree for a significantly lower amount than it would cost at a university. Transfer program students can also raise their academic performance through basic skills and learning skills courses and tutoring programs, and can use the assistance of the University Transfer Center to help them identify which college is right for them, and to get help with completing applications. Every year, more than 300 students transfer from West to four-year colleges.
Traditional transfer and associate degrees and certificates and special programs are offered at WLAC. Associate degrees are offered in 41 subject areas, as well as 18 vocational programs and 25 transfer programs. WLAC grants more than 600 degrees and certificates each year in 39 different fields. Students can earn an Associate degree, Certificate of Completion, a Skill Certificate and also have the option of taking just a few classes.
Certificates of Achievement are issued in state-approved programs that are designed for students that are seeking instruction with a high degree of specialization. They vary in length and must have 18 or more semester units, and can be earned on a full-time or part-time basis. Certificate programs prepare students for immediate employment, and usually take one year to complete. Skill certificates are issued for programs that require 17 semester units or less, and can be completed in less than one year, and students can pursue enhanced job-related specialization, job advancement, or preparation for new employment.
Anyone that is over the age of 18 and has earned a high school diploma can apply for admission to WLAC. Students have access to the services offered by the school’s learning center, which include tutoring, learning skills classes, a foreign language lab, and a tutoring lab.
WLAC has athletic teams that include men’s baseball, basketball, cross country and track, and football, and women’s basketball, cross country and track, soccer and volleyball. A variety of campus clubs and governing student organizations are available to students seeking to be involved in activities outside of the classroom.
A complete list of tuition and fees and financial aid information can be found on the school’s website.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:At least 2, but less than 4 academic years
Adult Age Enrollments:5,831
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