Student Support And Success Programs
We are here for you!
Los Angeles Southwest College offers a wide variety of resources to meet the diverse needs of all of the college's students. Here are some of the popular resources and services.
California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids, or CalWORKS, provides you with cash aid and support if you live with a child or children. CalWORKs services include assistance with books and supplies, work-study, academic Career and Personal Counseling.
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education, or CARE, provides you with the opportunity to learn profitable career skills while getting additional support if you are single heads of households with children under 18 years of age who are receiving public assistance and want to be financially independent.
Career Pathways and Job Center
Career Pathways & Jobs Center, or the Career Center, aims to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and insight in career development, professional development, and employment processes.
Academic counselors can help you meet your educational, career, and personal goals, stay on track throughout the year and create an education plan so you can graduate on your time.
Disabled Students Program Services
If you have a disability, you can receive specialized services and accommodations to benefit from and be engaged in the college classes and have the opportunity to meet your educational goals.
Dream Resource Center
If you are an undocumented immigrant student, Dream Center embraces and celebrates diversity in all its forms and aims to be a resource for and their families.
Educational Talent Search
If you are in middle school or high school, the Educational Talent Search (ETS) program helps make the transition from high school to college smooth and successful.
Extended Opportunity Program and Services
Extended Opportunity Program and Services, or EOPS, helps you with extra support if you are facing barriers with language, learning, social needs, and/or finances.
If you are encountering barriers such as homelessness or housing insecurity, GATEWAYS can provide along your academic journey so you can receive support, information, and resources to find personal stability.
Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN)
If you are receiving CalWORKs benefits and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), Los Angeles County uses this program to carry out these opportunities.
If you are a former or current foster youth between the ages of 17 and 30 and who wants to go to college, the Cougar Guardian Scholars Program offers support with your academic, career, and personal goals.
Health and Wellness
The Student Health Center offers you medical services, workshops, and community outreach programs to help maintain optimum mental and physical wellness.