The newly renovated Los Angeles Southwest College is ideal for residents of South Los Angeles who either wish to get career training or eventually transfer to a UC or Cal State school.
Located on Imperial Highway in Los Angeles, Southwest is easily accessed from such towns as Hawthorne, Inglewood and Norwalk.
The occupational certificate at Southwest is the most time and cost-efficient path to a career. Usually taking an average of six months to complete, these certificates prepare students for careers as Real Estate Agents, Receptionists and Speech Therapy Assistants, among others.
Professional associate’s degrees are awarded in such areas as Administration of Justice, Business, Child Development and Information Technology.
There are also a host of associate’s degree programs and courses in the Liberal Arts, Humanities, Sciences and Fine Arts.
Part of the Los Angeles Community College district, Southwest’s programs are designed to allow students to transfer with ease to such schools as UCLA and Cal State L.A.
Since Southwest has undergone major renovations in recent years, it offers a pleasant and stimulating environment for students when they’re not in class. Some examples are a new performing arts complex, as well as a new stadium, bookstore and student services center.
With a significantly lower tuition for California residents, Southwest is accessible in a way that most four-year schools are not. However, many students still require additional assistance. For this reason loans, grants, work-study and scholarships are offered to those who qualify. Tuition waiver programs are also available to certain populations including veterans.
Quick Facts about Los Angeles Southwest College
Large City Setting
Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
On-Campus Housing Available
Parking Permit Required
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