1 Los Angeles Southwest College College Catalog 2012-2014. College Catalog 2012-2014. Follow us on: Los Angeles Southwest College 1600 West Imperial Highway Los Angeles , CA 90047. Accuracy Statement The Los Angeles Community College District and Los Angeles Southwest College have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information found in this catalog and may, without notice, change general information, courses, or programs offered. This District and College also reserve the right to add to, change, or cancel any rules, regulations, policies and procedures as provided by law. Enrollment fees are set by the State Legislature and subject to change for residents and non-residents. The College catalog can also be found online. Los Angeles Southwest College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Campus Map and Directions Los Angeles Southwest College is located at 1600 West Imperial Highway at Denker Avenue in South Los Angeles From Hawthorne & South Bay: Take the San Diego (405) Freeway north; then, exit at Imperial Highway.
2 Turn right onto Imperial Highway and proceed east about three miles. The campus is one block east of Western Avenue. From Downtown Los Angeles : Take the Harbor (110) Freeway south; then, exit at Imperial Highway. Proceed west for about two miles to 1600 West Imperial Highway. From Inglewood & Lennox: Take Prairie Avenue South to Imperial Highway. Make a left and proceed east to Imperial Highway for about two miles. The campus is one block east of Western Avenue and Imperial Highway at Denker Avenue. From Compton & Watts: Take the 105 Freeway west to Vermont Avenue. Turn right and proceed north on Vermont Avenue for about mile. Turn left at the intersection of Vermont Avenue and Imperial Highway, and proceed west on Imperial Highway for about one mile. Page | 3. Welcome to Los Angeles Southwest College Los Angeles Southwest College has a rich and vibrant history of serving students and the community. Over the past five years, the College has undertaken an ambitious building program with the support of its residents.
3 The College has been revitalized both in its physical attributes and in the classroom. The commitment of Los Angeles Southwest College is to facilitate the best educational experience you can have. Success of students, regardless of their area of study, and the continued development and engagement of the community are at the core of the College 's commitment. Our College catalog provides information that will assist you in navigating the College processes as well as outlining courses, options and available resources. You have the opportunity to take classes on campus or off-site locations as well as access our e- learning programs. Los Angeles Southwest College is a unique institution where the academic and workforce education that you receive will serve you well as you transfer, enter the workforce upon attaining a degree or certificate, or are just taking a course for enjoyment. We are proud of our College , our faculty and staff, and service to students.
4 We are glad that you have made the decision to attend Southwest , and we are here to assist you reach your goals. Jack E. Daniels III, President !Bienvenidos a Los Angeles Southwest College . Los Angeles Southwest College tiene una historia s lida y sobresaliente sirviendo a estudiantes y a la comunidad. En los ltimos cinco a os, el colegio ha emprendido un programa de construcci n ambicioso con el apoyo de sus residentes. El colegio se ha renovado tanto en su estructura como en la tecnolog a de sus salones. El compromiso de Los Angeles Southwest College es facilitar la mejor experiencia educativa que el estudiante pueda tener. El xito de los estudiantes, independientemente de su rea de estudio, y el desarrollo continuo as como la participaci n de la comunidad son la base del compromiso del colegio. Nuestro cat logo estudiantil proporciona informaci n que le ayudar a navegar los procesos del colegio, as como informaci n detallada sobre cursos, las opciones y los recursos disponibles.
5 Usted tiene la oportunidad de tomar nuestras clases en el colegio o en otras ubicaciones as como acceso a nuestros programas de aprendizaje en l nea. Los Angeles Southwest College es una instituci n nica donde la educaci n acad mica y laboral que usted recibe le ser muy til para transferirse, entrar al sector laboral despu s de obtener un t tulo de colegio o certificado, o simplemente al tomar una clase para su desarrollo personal. Estamos muy orgullosos de nuestro colegio, nuestros maestros y personal, y el servicio que brindamos a nuestros estudiantes. Nos llena de alegr a el que haya tomado la decisi n de asistir al colegio Southwest , y estamos aqu para ayudarle a alcanzar sus metas. Page | 4. Table of Contents How to Use This Catalog .. 6. Campus Contact Directory .. 7. About the College .. 8. Attending Southwest .. 14. Matriculation, Admission to the College , Residency, Registration, Enrollment Fees and Non-Resident Tuition, Transcripts Academic Standards.
6 23. Academic Regulations District Policies, Academic Probation and Dismissal, Adding and Dropping Classes, Attendance, Auditing, Cancellation of Classes, Concurrent Enrollment, Course Repetition, Credit for Courses Completed at Non-Accredited Institutions, Credit by Examination, Course Prerequisites, Pass/No Pass, Final Examinations, Grades and Grade Changes, Grading Definitions, Academic Honors, Units of Work/Study Load Financial Aid .. 37. Instructional Programs & Degree and Certificate Requirements .. 51. Graduation and Transfer Certification Requirements .. 97. Associate Degrees; Graduation Plans A and B; University Transfer Information, Transfer Certification for California State University, University of California, University of Southern California Other Instructional Programs .. 116. Certificate Programs, Cooperative Education (COOP ED), eLearning and Distance Education, Honors Program, Instructional Television (ITV). Course Descriptions.
7 123. Student Life .. 176. ASO, Campus Clubs, Athletics, Phit Theta Kappa, Student Publications Student Resources .. 182. Associated Students Organization, Athletics, Bridges to Success, CalWORKs, Career Center, Child Development Center, Cooperative Agencies Resource for Education (CARE), Counseling Services, Disability Services, English Writing Center, Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS), Freshman Year Experience (FYE), Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN), Health Services, International Student Services, Library, Math Lab, Passage Program, Puente, STEM. Scholars, Student Success Center,Transfer Center, TRIO Scholars, Veterans Services, Campus Safety & Parking Community 200. Noncredit Classes, Community Services, Educational Talent Search (ETS), Outreach & Recruitment, Upward Bound, Consumer Information Requirements, College Publications District Policies, Student Conduct, and Grievance/Complaint Procedures .. 203. Administration, Faculty, and Classified Staff.
8 216. Glossary of Terms .. 229. 233. Page | 5. How to Use the Catalog Use this catalog as a roadmap through your academic program and community College experience. Throughout the catalog, you will find information about our academic programs, academic standards, District polices, and helpful information regarding student support services and student life here at Southwest . Use the catalog to: Learn about our academic program offerings. For each program, you will find information about program requirements, required and elective courses, potential career and/or transfer opportunities, expected learning outcomes, and graduation requirements. Academic advisors and counselors are available to help you learn more about programs that are aligned with your interests, work skills and personal goals. Follow the matriculation process. Read the Attending LASC section to familiarize yourself with the steps required to become a student at Southwest .
9 Explore course descriptions. Proper course selection begins with knowing what a course is about and how it will fit into your academic program. Plan for transfer to a four-year College or university. Transfer opportunities and services information can assist you as you select your coursework and make decisions about moving ahead in your academic career. Prepare for entry into your selected career. Visit the Career Center and Career & Technical Education pages for insight into how to select and prepare for a career. Become a successful student. Many resources are available at Southwest to help you succeed as a community College student. Visit the Student Life and Student Resources sections on our website to learn more about tutoring, assistance programs, and other services that can help you succeed. Also, review the Academic Calendar, Academic Standards, and District Policies sections for important information that will help you remain in good academic standing.
10 Learn campus offerings, policies and procedures. The catalog will help you locate resources and assist you in becoming familiar with policies and procedures. Use the Table of Contents and the Index to locate information on Admissions, Financial Aid, and much more. Use the People of the College section to find contact information for various offices and College personnel. The College catalog is essential for academic planning. It is a useful supplement for career and course advising and guidance. While the information in this catalog is current at the time of publication, Southwest reserves the right to change or delete any courses of study, course offerings, schedule, tuition, and other charges, policies or programs of the College at any time and without any notice. The LASC Catalog is published online annually. Information about courses and programs may be modified throughout the year. Students should always consult with an academic advisor or counselor to ensure that the most current information is available when making academic decisions.