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Noncredit Adult and Continuing Education Services


Welcome to the Noncredit Adult & Continuing Education Services Center!

All Noncredit courses and certificate programs are FREE

MISSION STATEMENT

The Noncredit Adult and Continuing Education Services (NACES) Center provides student-centered services and learning opportunities that enable noncredit students to achieve their personal, academic, vocational, and civic goals in order to transition to credit programs and become more active members of their communities.

NACES assists students in:

  • Noncredit counseling and advising
  • Transitioning from noncredit to credit classes
  • Preparing for college-level English and Math courses
  • Becoming a United States citizen
  • Bridging to become a more active member of work and community
  • Preparing to pass the High School Equivalency Test
  • Student registration and enrollment assistance
  • Noncredit new student orientation and assessment
  • Student referrals to on-campus and community agencies
  • Pre-employment training to prepare for a career in social services
  • English as a Second Language, Computer Literacy, Building & Construction, Custodial Technician, and Phlebotomy Technician
  • Providing a computer lab for academic purposes

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. ESL Noncredit students will identify campus resources.
  2. All GED/HiSET participants will demonstrate the GED/HiSET registration process.
  3. New ESL noncredit students will demonstrate the LASC email login process.

Student Satisfaction Survey:

Please take a few minutes to fill out the NACES Student Satisfaction Survey.

NACES Student Satisfaction Survey

Your comments and suggestions help to evaluate and improve our level of service. Your responses will be kept confidential.

Resources

STEPS DESCRIPTION
1

1A)- Create an Open; CCC Account (Go to lasc.edu and click on Apply Now)

1B)- Click the Noncredit Application button if you are enrolling in noncredit courses only.

1C)- Sign in to your OpenCCC Account and fill out the admission application for Los Angeles Southwest College.

NOTE: Wath this VIDEO to fill out the Noncredit Admissions application. You will receive your student ID number via email within 1-3 business days from LACCD.

 

NOTE: Steps 2-5 will be completed when meeting with a noncredit counselor.

After receiving your student ID #, please contact:

2

NONCREDIT NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

This orientation will introduce you to LASC, our policies and procedures as well as give you an overview of the different resources and support services that are available for your success.

3

TAKE THE NONCREDIT ENGLISH EVALUATION

If you are enrolling in English as a Second Language (ESL) or citizenship preparation, you will be provided with an English language evaluation for a proper level recommendation.

4

COMPLETE YOUR EDUCATIONAL PLAN

The counselor will assist you in selecting appropriate classes that meet you reducationa goals.

5

REGISTER FOR CLASSES

You can register for classes online at mycollege.laccd.edu

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All students must log into the PeopleSoft SIS portal MyCollege.laccd.edu and click the Canvas link to access their online classes.

SIS Login ID - Your 9-digit Student ID Number (example: 881234567 991234567)

SIS Password - Students will use the same password to access the new PeopleSoft SIS and Canvas.

NOTE: You should have access to Canvas the same day you register for a course. It may take up to 2-4 hours after registration before your login works if the semester has started. New students will create a password the first time logging in.

TUTORIALS ENGLISH SPANISH
Instructions for Activating Subtitles (CC) PDF PDF
How to enter Canvas VIDEO VIDEO
Change the language to Spanish in Canvas VIDEO VIDEO
How to download the Canvas Application to your phone VIDEO VIDEO
How to enter your email VIDEO VIDEO
How to download and use Zoom on your phone VIDEO VIDEO
How to translate all your English emails to a different language VIDEO VIDEO
How to forward your school email to your personal email VIDEO VIDEO
How to speak with your counselor online VIDEO VIDEO

NAME TITLE EMAIL
Laura I. Perez Dean of Continuing Education PerezLi2@lasc.edu
Edith Hernandez-Cabrera Counselor Cabrere@lasc.edu
Carlos Perales Counselor Peraleca@laccd.edu
Melvin Chilin SFP - Program Specialist ChilinMa@lasc.edu
Mario Romero SFP - Program Technician RomeroMc@lasc.edu
Sulma Ruiz SFP - Program Technician RuizSd@lasc.edu
Elmer Cardona SFP - Program Technician Cardonee@lasc.edu
Cesar Romero Student Services Aide Romeroco@lasc.edu

NONCREDIT PROGRAMS

If you are interested in taking college credit courses but are unsure of how it all works, take our free noncredit program to prepare you. This program will prepare you for college-level courses if you haven't been to college in a while or ever.

DESCRIPTION:
The Academic Success Certificate of Completion is designed to provide instruction to assist students to strengthen their academic readiness to undertake or progress in college-level academic and CTE programs.

REQUIREMENTS:
Be an active LASC student, noncredit orientation, and meet with a noncredit counselor.

COUNSELOR:
Edith Hernandez-Cabrera - CABRERE@LASC.EDU

CERTIFICATE

CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY:
Academic Success

COURSE REQUIREMENT:

DESCRIPTION:
This certificate will assist students to strengthen their academic readiness to undertake or progress in College-Level academic and CTE programs.

You may have been in difficult situations over the course of your life, such as experiencing homelessness, incarceration, mental health challenges, and substance use. And, it may have made it difficult to find work. Yet, social service agencies have found people with these lived life-experiences have valuable attributes for working with clients who are currently experiencing homelessness. Because of this, LASC offers Careers for a Cause, an innovative and enterprising pre-employment training program for those who have had these lived life-experiences and are looking for entry-level positions in the homeless services sector. By offering an 8-week cohort program that builds soft skills and has supportive case management while you're in the program, Careers for a Cause can prepare you to work in this field. This program will teach you fundamental information about the nature of the work you will be doing. It will take you through a detailed orientation of the homeless services network, called the Coordinated Entry System. You will also learn about the principles that agencies follow when working with clients using the "housing-first, trauma-informed care, harm reduction, client-centered" approach. All of this will benefit you by giving you critical knowledge your future employer will not need to train you on, saving them time and money and giving you a leg up on the competition. This program has already played a critical role in increasing social service workers to those experiencing homelessness. It is also an extremely in-demand career that is as rewarding as it is difficult. Your life experiences can help change the lives of so many here in L.A. and beyond.

DESCRIPTION:
Careers for a Cause is a pre-employment training program offered by LASC to prepare South LA residents to compete for careers in social services. Participants receive a stipend and case management to support participation in the training. At the end of the program, students receive a CTE Career Exploration Certificate from LASC.

REQUIREMENTS:
Information Session; Application; Interview; Orientation

COUNSELOR:
Edith Hernandez-Cabrera - CABRERE@LASC.EDU

CERTIFICATE

CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY:
CTE Career Exploration

COURSE REQUIREMENT:

DESCRIPTION:
This certificate will prepare students to assess and understand their strengths, interests, abilities, and work values while learning about CTE (Career Technical Education) pathways.

Are you a U.S. permanent resident? Do you want to be a U.S. citizen, but do not know how to start or prepare for the process? LASC NACES can help. We have helped many students prepare to become U.S. citizens through free classes. We offer two preparation courses all year round. Classes are offered in English or in Spanish. We also assist students with practice interviews and filling out the USCIS naturalization application.

DESCRIPTION:
This program prepares students with the communication skills, understanding, and use of the English language to successfully pass the US Citizenship oral and written exams.

REQUIREMENTS:
Be an active LASC student, noncredit orientation, and meet with a noncredit counselor.

COUNSELOR:
Edith Hernandez-Cabrera - CABRERE@LASC.EDU

CERTIFICATE

CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY:
ESL for Citizenship

COURSE REQUIREMENT:

  • ESL NC 104CE
  • ESL NC 105CE

DESCRIPTION:
This certificate will prepare students with the communication skills and understanding and use of the English language to successfully pass the US Citizenship oral and written exams.

Technology skills are essential in today's environment. This program offers two levels of computer literacy for those who are new to computer usage and those who know the basics but want to learn more.

DESCRIPTION:
This certificate is designed to equip students with basic computer literacy skills necessary for success in college and the workforce.

REQUIREMENTS:
Be an active LASC student, noncredit orientation, and meet with a noncredit counselor.

COUNSELOR:
Edith Hernandez-Cabrera - CABRERE@LASC.EDU

CERTIFICATE

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:
Basic Computer Literacy for College and Career

COURSE REQUIREMENT:

DESCRIPTION:
This certificate is designed to equip students with basic computer literacy skills necessary for success in college and the workforce.

Want a job at Los Angeles International Airport? Check out the HireLAX program, a collaboration partnering LASC with Los Angeles World Airports, and Parsons Corporation, among many other organizations, where you will learn the skills you will need to succeed in construction builds, and have a position at the world-renown LAX once you complete your Certificate program. This eight-week program will train you in everything you'll need to know to have an in-demand, high-paying construction career while building your confidence for a bright future.

DESCRIPTION:
This certificate will prepare students to meet the application requirements for entry into construction-related apprenticeship programs and entry-level construction positions in the public and private sector.

REQUIREMENTS:
High school diploma or equivalent, social security number, program information session, interview, and orientation.

COUNSELOR:
Edith Hernandez-Cabrera - CABRERE@LASC.EDU

CERTIFICATE

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:
Building and Construction Trades

COURSE REQUIREMENT:

DESCRIPTION:
This certificate will prepare students to meet the application requirements for entry into construction-related apprenticeship programs and entry-level construction positions in the public and private sector.

Due to the current pandemic, custodial services are in high demand. Sanitation and sterilization are essential services for any company. Join our free 8-week certification program to learn the ins and outs of maintaining a clean and safe environment for everyone.

DESCRIPTION:
The program will prepare students to meet the application requirements and job seeking and retention skills necessary for entry-level custodial positions in the public and private sector.

REQUIREMENTS:
Be an active LASC student, noncredit orientation, and meet with a noncredit counselor.

COUNSELOR:
Edith Hernandez-Cabrera - CABRERE@LASC.EDU

CERTIFICATE

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:
Custodial Technician Preparation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

DESCRIPTION:
This certificate will prepare students to meet the application requirements and job seeking and retention skills necessary for entry-level custodial positions in the public and private sector.

This certificate will not be available until courses resume in-person on campus.

Do you want to learn how to read, write, and speak English? Is English your second or third language and want to improve it? Whether you want to improve your English skills or learn a new language, you are in the right place. LASC NACES offers free ESL classes varying from levels 0 through 6.

DESCRIPTION:

ESL courses will prepare students with little or no English language skills to develop basic language skills to prepare them for community participation, further study, entry-level employment, or preparation for vocational training.

REQUIREMENTS:
Be an active LASC student, noncredit orientation, and meet with a noncredit counselor.

COUNSELOR:

Edith Hernandez-Cabrera - CABRERE@LASC.EDU

CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY CERTIFICATES
REQUIREMENTS
DESCRIPTION
ESL Life Skills This certificate will prepare students with little or no English language skills to develop basic language skills to prepare them for community participation, further study, entry-level employment, or preparation for vocational training.
Beginning Low ESL This certificate will prepare students to achieve the beginning low-level English language competencies needed to function independently in a variety of vocational, community, and academic situations.
Beginning High ESL This certificate will prepare students to achieve the beginning-high level English language competencies needed to function independently in a variety of vocational, community, and academic situations.
Intermediate Low ESL This certificate will prepare students to achieve the intermediate-low level English language competencies needed to function independently in a variety of vocational, community, and academic situations.
Intermediate High ESL This certificate will prepare students to achieve the intermediate-high level English language competencies needed to function independently in a variety of vocational, community, and academic situations.
Advanced ESL This certificate will prepare students to achieve the advanced level English language competencies needed to function independently in a variety of vocational, community, and academic situations.
ESL Communication Skills*
  • ESL NC 044CE
  • ESL NC 053CE
This certificate will prepare students with the English language conversation, listening and speaking skills needed to participate in their communities, further studies, acquire entry-level employment, or prepare for vocational training.
ESL Transition This certificate will prepare students to achieve the advanced level English language competencies needed to transition to credit academic or CTE programs.

This certificate will not be available until courses resume in-person on campus.

Have you been wanting to prepare for the GED or HiSET test? Is the high school equivalency certificate stopping you from achieving your career or educational goals? Take our free high school equivalency (HSE) preparation classes. This program focuses on math, reading, writing, social studies, and science. Once you are ready to take the test you can take it on campus. This program will also prepare you to transition to college-level credit classes.

DESCRIPTION:
This program will provide the necessary instruction in adult basic and secondary education needed to pass a high school equivalency test and be successful in vocational and academic college programs.

REQUIREMENTS:
Attend a noncredit orientation and meet with a counselor.

COUNSELOR:
Edith Hernandez-Cabrera - CABRERE@LASC.EDU

CERTIFICATE

CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY:
High School Equivalent Test Preparation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

DESCRIPTION:
This certificate will provide the necessary instruction in adult basic and secondary education needed to pass a high school equivalency test and be successful in vocational and academic college programs.

Do you want to become a California Certified Phlebotomist Technician? The academic coursework and clinical training provided in the Phlebotomy Technician I Certificate of Completion curriculum can help you become a California Certified Phlebotomist Technician I.

DESCRIPTION:
This certificate is designed for students planning to become a California Certified Phlebotomist Technician I. After completion of the program and passing the approved certifying exam, the students will be eligible to apply for certification by the Laboratory Field Services, California Department of Public Health.

REQUIREMENTS:
High School Diploma or equivalent; social security number; medical records, background check, interview, orientation.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR:
Victoria Cutler - CUTLERMV@LASC.EDU

COUNSELOR:
Edith Hernandez-Cabrera - CABRERE@LASC.EDU

CERTIFICATE

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:
Phlebotomy Technician

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

DESCRIPTION:
This Certificate is designed for students planning to become a California Certified Phlebotomist Technician I. After completion of the program and passing the approved certifying exam, the students will be eligible to apply for certification by the Laboratory Field Services, California Department of Public Health.

Do you want to become a nurse? Did you know you have to take the TEAS exam? Want to be better prepared? This free course will help you prepare for the nursing entrance exam, the TEAS.

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DESCRIPTION:
This course provides an overview and review of these areas and is not intended to provide in-depth instruction. This course may be adapted for cohorts preparing for specific assessments or exams.

REQUIREMENTS:
Be an active LASC student and meet with a counselor.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
Basic Skills 023CE * this course is a general course for test preparation, when you enroll, make sure it is for the TEAS and not for HSE or any other test prep.

COUNSELOR:
Edith Hernandez-Cabrera - CABRERE@LASC.EDU

*Will not be available until courses resume to in-person on campus

Note: In order to receive an Academic Success Noncredit Certificate, you must also take and pass Basic Skills 005CE or 075CE.

Continuing Education Division

Office Hours and Location

Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00AM - 1:00PM
Mondays to Thursdays: 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Saturdays: 8:00AM - 1:00PM
Fridays and Sundays: Closed

Student Services Education Center, Room 110A

Contact

Laura Perez, Dean of Continuing Education
Email: lascnaces@lasc.edu
Phone: (323) 241-5281
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