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    2014General Catalog Update

    EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE

    www.elac.edu

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    ELAC SOUTH GATE

    EDUCATIONAL CENTER

    2340 Firestone Blvd.

    South Gate, CA 90280

    323.357.6200

    MANUEL LOPEZ

     Such Flowery Phraseology, 2012

     Acryl ic and oil on canvas 48 60

    COVER

    The newly-renovated, 56,241 square feet

    Helen Miller Bailey Library at East Los

     Angeles College opened its doors on August

    27, 2012. The library construction project

    began in December 2009 to renovate and

    to expand the building by 10,481 squarefeet with a design more conducive to study-

    ing in the upgraded facility.

    The library is equipped with modern tech-

    nology with 240 virtual computers. The

    library also has a RFID system to circulate

    materials using RFID technology and has

    installed a self check-out station, the first

    of its kind in the Los Angeles Community

    College District Libraries. The library pro-

    vides 25 study rooms for collaborative

    group study and has two smart classrooms

    for library instruction.

    Visit the library to enjoy the modern facil-ity, do assignments, get help with research,

    access databases, check out books and read

    reserve materials. The librarians and staff

    are here to help you.

    Manuel Lopez (b. 1983, East Los Angeles, California) attended East Los Angeles College and

    later transferred to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) where he earned his BFA

    in 2010. Relying on interest, observation, memory, materiality, touch, and presence to evoke

    a feeling of familiarity, the focus of his earlier work, mainly oi ls and acrylics, has been the sur-

    roundings of East Los Angeles. The painting Such Flowery Phraseology  was first displayed

    in the 2012 Juried Student Art Exhibition at the Vincent Price Art Museum at ELAC. His work

    has been exhibited in Los Angeles and Chicago.

    EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE

    1301 Avenida Cesar ChavezMonterey Park, CA 91754

    323.265.8650

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    Welcome to East Los Angeles College

    Dear ELAC Students,

    This is an exciting time for East Los Angeles College and we are pleased that youhave decided to make ELAC the next step on your educational pathway!

    ELAC has been serving the Monterey Park community since 1945. We enroll morethan 35,000 students every semester and offer a full array of career and transfer-oriented courses and programs that range from Administration of Justice and Auto-motive Technology to Chicana/o Studies and Chemistry.

     As you walk around the campus, you will see that the new library and the Business,Social Sciences and Humanities building were recently completed. In addition, sev-eral new complexes – which will house our English, Foreign Languages, Chicana/oStudies, Math, Communication Studies, Noncredit, Life Sciences, and Chemis-try departments, as well as the honors program, Learning Assistance Center, caf-

    eteria, bookstore, and Associated Student Union – are under construction. Thesebuildings are designed to provide students with access to the latest technology andequipment that will support them in their studies and prepare them for universityprograms and careers.

    Be sure to look into the specialized programs offered by the college to help youachieve your goals. The “First Year Completion” program allows eligible new stu-dents to enroll full-time at the college, complete most or all of their math and Eng-lish classes in one year, and begin enrolling in the general education and career class-es that fulfill their major requirements. Our STEM/MESA program, for Science,Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics majors, offers mentoring and researchopportunities to students interested in these fields of study. Our Veterans Centerassists returning veterans in selecting the programs of study that help them tran-sition to the academic paths and careers that their experience and service warrant.

     You will find that the faculty at ELAC are fully committed to you and your success.In the classroom are knowledgeable and versatile instructors who will excite yourinterest in a wide range of Subjects. In the counseling offices are experts whose fa-miliarity with the requirements for degree and certificate attainment and transfer will guide you in meeting your goals. and outside the classroom you will be able to join fellow students engaged in dozens of clubs, sports, and activities that enhancethe learning experience.

     You have made a great decision to enroll at East LA College. You will find that wemean it when we say, “Start at ELAC… Go anywhere.”

    Cordially,

    Marvin Martinez

      President, East Los Angeles College 

    “You have made a great

    decision to enroll at East LA

    College. You will find that

    we mean it when we say,

    ‘Start at ELAC…

    Go anywhere.’ 

    ” 

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    EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE

    1301 Avenida Cesar ChavezMonterey Park, California 91754(323) 265.8650

    ELAC SOUTH GATE EDUCATIONAL CENTER

    2340 Firestone Blvd.South Gate, CA 90280-2646323.357.6200

    COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION

    Marvin Martinez, President 

    Dr. Richard A. Moyer , Vice President, Academic Affairs /Liberal Ar ts and Sciences 

    Laura M. Ramirez, Vice President, WorkforceEducation and Economic Development 

    Oscar Valeriano, Vice President, Student Services 

    Dr. Ann Tomlnison, Vice President, Administ rative Services 

    Erlinda De Ocampo, Associate Vice President, Administ rative Services 

     Jeremy Allred, Dean, Admissions and Records  Julie Benavides, Dean, Student Services 

    Selina Chi, Dean, Resource and Institutional Development,Executive Director, ELAC Foundation

    Paul De La Cerda , Dean, Economic Development 

    Martha Ermias, Assistant Dean, Grants Management 

    Evelyn Escatiola , Interim Dean, Academic Affairs 

    Danelle Fallert, Dean, EOP&S/ CARE 

    Dr. Carol Kozeracki, Dean, Academic Affairs/Liberal Arts 

    Sonia Lopez, Dean, Student Activities 

    Vi Ly , Dean, Academic Affairs/Liberal Arts 

    Kerrin McMahan, Dean, Academic Affairs/Liberal Arts 

    Dr. Vanessa Ochoa , Associate Dean,First-Year Programs 

     Al Rios, Dean, Academic Affairs, South Gate 

    Dr. John Rude, Associate Dean, Resource Development  Angelica Toledo, Dean, CalWORKS 

    Christopher Whiteside, Dean, Career Technical Education

    LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

    770 Wilshire BoulevardLos Angeles, CA 90017213.891.2000

    2013-2014 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

    Scott J. Svonkin, President 

    Steve Veres, Vice President 

    Mike Eng

    Mona Field

    Ernest H. Moreno

    Nancy Pearlman

    Miguel Santiago

    LaMont G. Jackson, Student Trustee 

    DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION

    Dr. Francisco C. Rodriguez, Chancellor 

    Dr. Adriana D. Barrera , Deputy Chancellor 

    Dr. Felicito Cajayon, Vice Chancellor forEconomic and Workforce Development 

    Bobbi Kimble, Interim Vice Chancellor for EducationalPrograms and Institutional Effectiveness 

    Dr. Albert J. Roman, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources 

     Jeanette Gordon, Chief Financial Officer /Treasurer 

    Camille A. Goulet, General Counsel 

     James D. O’Reilly , Chief Facilities Executive 

    DISCLAIMER

    Throughout this catalog, and any other East Los Angeles College publications that list courses in East Los Angeles College’sacademic programs, use of trademark product names in course titles and descriptions does not imply sponsorship or endorse-ment of those products by East Los Angeles College or the Los Angeles Community College District.

     This information and instructional materials are available in alternative formats (Braille, large print, e-text, etc). for qualified persons

    with disabilities. Please call (323) 265-8787 for additional information.

    ACCURACY STATEMENT

    The Los Angeles Community College District and East Los Angeles College have made every effort to make this publica-tion accurate and may, without notice, change general information, courses, or programs offered. The reasons for changemay include student enrollment, level of funding, or other issues decided by the district or college. The district and col-lege also reserve the right to add to, change, or cancel any rules, regulations, policies and procedures as provided by law.

    ACCREDITATION

    East Los Angeles College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the

     Western Associat ion of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial , Ste. 204, Novato, C A 94949, (415) 506-0234, [email protected], an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and theU.S. Department of Education.

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    Contents

    HOW TO USE THIS CATALOG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8  

    GENERAL INFORMATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9History   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Institutional Learning Outcomes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

     Academic Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Personal Growth and Enrichment   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11  

    Cultural and Global Awareness   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11  District Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11  

    District Mission & Principles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11  

    District Guiding Principles   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11  The East Los Angeles College Foundation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Equal Employment Opportunity   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Los Angeles County Sheriff Services & Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14USCIS Visa Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Student Right-To-Know Disclosure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15  Registration Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15   Admission Eligibility 

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15   ADMISSION AND MATRICULATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18  Residency Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18   AB 540 Non-resident Tuition Exemption. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18  Outreach and Recruitment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18   Application for Admission  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18  Registration Policies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19International Student Admission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19Student Success and Support Program - Matriculation Process  . . 20Student Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21  Fee Refund Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21  Student Prerequisite or Corequisite Challenge Policy . . . . . . . . . . 22 Adding and Dropping Classes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

    STUDENT INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25  

    Student Policies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25  Student Discipline Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29Student Grievance Procedures  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29Family Education Rights and Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

    Financial Aid  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30Verification Policy   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32Enrollment Fees & Non-Resident Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32State Financial Aid Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) Programs  . . . . . . . . . . .33

    Types of Grants Available . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34Federal Financial Aid Program  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35  other information you should know   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39Scholarships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

    East Los Angeles College Foundation Endowments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

    Osher Designated Endowments   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

    East Los Angeles College Foundation Scholarships   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

    English Department Scholarships  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41  

    East Los Angeles College Scholarships   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41  

     Academic Departmental Scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41  

    STUDENT SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

    Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42Fiscal Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42Child Development Center  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42Career & Job services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43Counseling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43Transfer Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43Extended Opportunity Program & Services (EOPS)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43CARE Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Food Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Student Health Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Substance Abuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

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    Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Housing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45  Instructional Centers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45   Academic Computing Environment (ACE)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46  Veterans’ Services and Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Los Angeles County Sheriff Services  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47  Student Activities – Student Center  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48  Cultural Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

    SCHOLASTIC POLICIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51  

     Attendance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51  Final Examinations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51  Grading Symbols and Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51  Grade Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53Scholastic Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

    Dean’s Honor List  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53Graduation Honors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Academic Standards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Awarding Credit  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54LACCD Credit for Advanced Placement Exams  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56  LACCD Credit for College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

    Exams  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58  LACCD Credit for International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams . . . . . . 60Transfer Credit Policy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Academic Probation and Dismissal  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

    Probation Policies  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

    Policy on Disqualification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63Instructional Alternatives: Credit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

    Cooperative Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

    Honors Program  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

    Distance Education - Online Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65  

     Adelante Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66  

    Escalante Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66  

    First Year Completion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67  

     MESA Program  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67  

    Puente Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67  Tech Prep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67  

    ITV/The Weekend College  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68  

    Winter and Summer Intersessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68  Instructional Alternatives: Not for Credit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68  

    Community Services   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68  

    CalWORKS Program  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68  

    GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

     A. Mathematics Competency   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

    B. Reading & Written Expression Competency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69PLAN A   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71  PLAN B  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72Requirements for the Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or

     Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) Degrees  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

    TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74Transfer Program  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74California State University  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74General Education Certification for 2014-2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

    California State University   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74Transfer Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76  2014-2015 University of California/California State University  . . . 77  

     AREA 1 – English Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77  

     AREA 2 – Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning . . . . . . . . . 77  

     AREA 3 - Arts and Humanities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77  

     AREA 4 - Social and Behavioral Sciences  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78  

     AREA 5 - Physical and Biological Sciences   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78  

     AREA 6A - Language other than English  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78  

    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA CREDIT LIMIT INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

     ACADEMIC SUBJECTS AND ABBREVIATIONS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

    STATE-APPROVED ASSOCIATE DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES . . . . . 81  

    PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83Program Learning Outcomes – Program of Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

    GENERAL STUDIES  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87  

     Arts and Humanities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87  

    Natural Sciences  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88  

    Social and Behavioral Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

    CSU GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

    IGETC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

    LIBERAL STUDIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

     ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE DEPARTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91  

    Skills Certificates

    Chief Officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

    Community Service Officer   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

    Correctional Studies   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

    Custody Assistant Officer  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

    Emergency Medical Technician. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

    Fingerprint Classification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

    Fire Academy Training   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

    Fire Officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

    LASD Crime Scene Investigation for Detectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

    Patrol Operations   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

    Peace Officer of the State of California  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

    Public Safety Dispatcher   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

    Security Officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

    Supervisory Training  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

    Traffic Investigator   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92Certificates of Achievement

     Administration of Justice  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

     Administration of Justice/Law Emphasis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

     Administration of Justice/Sociological Emphasis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93Basic Police Academy Preparation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

    Chemical Dependency Specialist in Criminal Justice  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

    Fire Technology/State Fire Marshall Core Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

    Forensic Crime Scene Investigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Associate Degree Programs

     Administration of Justice  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

    Fire Technology, Associate in Arts Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

     Associate of Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . 94Subjects & Course Descriptions

     Administration of Justice (ADM JUS)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

    Fire Technology (FIRETEK)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107  

     ANTHROPOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT . . . . . . 113

    Certificate of Achievement

    International Trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Associate Degree Program

     Anthropology, Associate in Arts Degree   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114

     Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114Subjects & Course Descriptions

     Anthropology (ANTHRO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115  

    Earth Science (EARTH)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115  

    Environmental Science (ENV SCI)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116  

    Environmental Studies (ENVSTDS)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116  

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116  

    Geography (GEOG)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116  

    Geology (GEOLOGY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117  

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    International Business (INTBUS)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118  

     Meteorology (METEOR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118  

    Oceanography (OCEANO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118  

     ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119Skills Certificates

     Architectural Computer-Aided Design Autocad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

     Architectural Computer-Aided Design 3D Modeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Architectural Detailing   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

     Architectural Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

     Architectural History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

     Architectural Professional Practice I   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

     Architectural Professional Practice II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

     Architectural Transportation Planning   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119Certificates of Achievement

     Architectural Computer-Aided Design  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

     Architectural Design  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120

     Architectural Drafting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

     Architectural Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Associate Degree Programs

     Architectural Computer-Aided Design, Associate in Arts Degree . . . . . . . . . 1 2 0

     Architectural Drafting, Associate in Arts Degree   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120department of architecture scholarships

    Subjects & Course Descriptions

     Architecture (ARC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121  

    Environmental Design (ENV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124

    Transportation Planning (TRN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124

     ART DEPARTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125  

    Skills Certificate

    Basic Graphics Technology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125  Certificates of Achievement

     Animation (Level I). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125  

     Animation (Level II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126  

     Arts Graphic Communication  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126  

     Multimedia (Level I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126  

     Multimedia (Level II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126   Associate Degree Programs

     Animation, Associate in Arts Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126  

     Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126  

     Arts Graphic Communication, Associate in Arts Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127  

     Multimedia, Associate in Arts Degree  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127  

     Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127  Subjects & Course Descriptions

     Animation (ANIMATN). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128  

     Art (ART). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129

     Art History (ARTHIST) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

     AUTOMOBILE TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135  Skills Certificates

     Automotive Customer Service Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135  

    Undercar Specialist  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135  Certificates of Achievement

     Automobile Technology   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135  

    Cooling Systems and Climate Control Specialist   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135  

    Drivetrain Specialist  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136  

    Engine Performance and Drivability   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136   Associate Degree Program

     Automobile Technology   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136  Subjects & Course Descriptions

     Automobile Technology (AUTOMO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136  

    BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138  Skills Certificates

     Accounting Assistant   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

     Advanced Accounting Specialist  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

     Accounting using QuickBooks Pro  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

    Real Estate Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

    Real Estate Appraisal Trainee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139Real Estate Escrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

    Real Estate Sales   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139Certificates of Achievement

     Accounting  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

    Business Management  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140

    Computer Science Information Technology - Microcomputers . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 0

    Computer Science Information Technology - Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 0

     Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140

    Real Estate Broker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140 Associate Degree Programs

     Accounting, Associate in Arts Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141  

    Business Management, Associate in Arts Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141  

    Computer Science Information Technology, Associate in Arts Degree . . . . . . 1 4 1  

     Marketing, Associate in Arts Degree  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141  Real Estate, Associate in Arts Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141  

    Subjects & Course Descriptions

     Accounting (ACCTG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142

    Business (BUS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143

    Computer Science Information Technology (CO SCI)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144

    Finance (FINANCE)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145  

    Law (LAW)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145  

     Management (MGMT). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145  

     Marketing (MARKET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145  

    Real Estate (REAL ES)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146  

    Supervision (SUPV)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147  

    CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148  Subjects & Course Descriptions

    Chemistry (CHEM)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148  

    CHICANA/O STUDIES DEPARTMENT  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Associate Degree Program

    Chicano Studies   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150Subjects & Course Descriptions (CHICANO)

    Chicano Studies   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

    CHILD, FAMILY AND EDUCATION STUDIES DEPARTMENT  . . . . . . . 153

    Skills Certificates

     Associate Teacher: Teacher - Certificate 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

    Family Child Care Provider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

    Children With Special Needs Emphasis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154Certificates of Achievement

    Teacher - Certificate 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

    Site Supervisor - Certificate 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154

    Infant/Toddler Emphasis  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154Degree Programs

    Child Development, Associate in Arts Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

     Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer   . . . . . . . . . 155  Subjects & Course Descriptions

    Child Development (CH DEV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155  

    Education (EDUC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158  

    Family and Consumer Studies (FAM &CS)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158  

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    COMPUTER APPLICATIONS AND OFFICE TECHNOLOGIES

    DEPARTMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159Skills Certificates

    Logistics Material Handling Certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159

     Mobile Apps   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160

    Technology and Logistics Level 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160

    Technology and Logistics Level 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160Certificates of Achievement

     Administrative Assistant   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160

    Clerical Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160

    Customer Service Representative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161  

    Executive Assistant   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161  

    Internet Specialist   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161  

    Legal Secretary   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161  

    Office Assistant   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161  

    Office Systems Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161  

    Technology & Logistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162

    Transcriber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162

    Word Information Processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162 Associate Degree Programs

    Executive Assistant, Associate in Arts Degree   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162Legal Secretary, Associate in Arts Degree  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163

    Office Systems Specialist, Associate in Arts Degree   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163

    Technology & Logistics, Associate in Arts Degree   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164Subjects & Course Descriptions

    Computer Applications and Office Technologies (CAOT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164

    Logistics (LOGTIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167  

    COUNSELING DEPARTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168  Subjects & Course Descriptions

    Personal Development (PERSDEV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168  

    ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGIES DEPARTMENT  . . . . . . . . . . . . 169

    Skills Certificates

     A+ Certification Training   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

    Engineering Graphics   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

    Certificate of AchievementEngineering Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

     Associate Degree Program

    Engineering Graphics and Design Technology   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170Subjects & Course Descriptions

    Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171  

    Electronics (ELECTRN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171  

    Engineering Graphics & Design (EGD TEK) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171  

    Engineering Support (ENG SUP)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172

    General Engineering (ENG GEN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

    Industrial Technology (IND TEK) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174

     Manufacturing and Industrial Technology (MIT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175  

    ENGLISH DEPARTMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176   Associate Degree Program

     Associate in Arts in English for Transfer   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177  Subjects & Course Descriptions

    English (ENGLISH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177  

    English as a Second Language (ESL or E.S.L.)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181  

    English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

    Humanities (HUMAN)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

    Learning Skills (LRNSKIL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184

    Reading (READING) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184

    FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185  Subjects & Course Descriptions

     American Sign Language (ASL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185  

    Chinese (CHINESE). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186  

    French (FRENCH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186  

    Italian (ITALIAN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187  

     Japanese (JAPAN). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187  Spanish (SPANISH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188 

    JOURNALISM DEPARTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190

    Certificates of Achievement

    Desktop Publishing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190

     Journalism  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 Associate Degree Programs

    Desktop Publishing, Associate in Arts Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190

     Journalism, Associate in Arts Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191  

     Associate in Arts in Journalism for Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191  Subjects & Course Descriptions

     Journalism (JOURNAL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191  

    Public Relations (PUB REL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193

    KINESIOLOGY DEPARTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194

    Degree ProgramPhysical Education, Associate in Arts Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194

     Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195  Subjects & Course Descriptions

    Dance Specialities (DNCESPC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196  

    Dance Studies (DANCEST)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196  

    Dance Techniques (DANCETQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197  

    Health (HEALTH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201  

    Kinesiology (KIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202

    Kinesiology Athletics (Intercollegiate Athletics) (KIN ATH) . . . . . . . . . . . 206  

    Kinesiology Majors (KIN MAJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208  

    LIBRARY SCIENCE DEPARTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210

    Subjects & Course Descriptions

    Library Science (LIB SCI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210

    LIFE SCIENCES DEPARTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211  Skills Certificates

    Emergency Department Assistant   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212

     Medical Assisting Community Health Worker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212Certificates of Achievement

    Biological Applications of Electron Microscopy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213

    Electron Microscopy Technician  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213

    Health Information Coding Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213

    Health Information Coding and Statistics Clerk   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213

    Health Information Technology   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213

    Histotechnologist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214

     Medical Assisting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214

    Respiratory Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215  

     Associate Degree ProgramsElectron Microscopy Technician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215  

    Health Information Technology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215  

     Medical Assisting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216  

    Respiratory Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217  

    Non-Traditional Respiratory Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218  

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     Anatomy (ANATOMY). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219

    Biology (BIOLOGY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219

    Electron Microscopy (ETN MCR)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220

    Emergency Department Assistant (EDA). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222

    Health Information Technology (HTHTEK). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222

     Microbiology (MICRO). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223Physiology (PHYSIOL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223

    Respiratory Therapy (RESP TH)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224

    MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226  

     Associate Degree Programs

     Mathematics, Associate in Arts Degree   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227  

     Mathematics, Associate in Science Degree  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227  Subjects & Course Descriptions

     Mathematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228  

    MUSIC DEPARTMENT  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232 Associate Degree Program

     Music, Associate in Arts Degree   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232Subjects & Course Descriptions

     Music (MUSIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233

    NURSING DEPARTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239

    Certificate of Achievement

    Licensed Vocational Nurse to Registered Nurse (30 unit option/non-

     graduate). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239 Associate Degree Programs

    Nursing, Registered (R.N). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239

    Licensed Vocational Nurse to Registered Nurse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240Subjects & Course Descriptions

    Nursing (NURSING) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242

    PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244

    Subjects & Course Descriptions

    Philosophy (PHILOS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244

    PHOTOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246  

    Skills Certificates

    Black and White Darkroom Laboratory Processing   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246  

    Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246  Certificates of Achievement

    Color Printing and Processing Printing and Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246  

    Desktop Publishing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246  

    Digital Imaging   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247  

    Large Format Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247  

    Photography and Digital Imaging   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247  

    Studio Lighting and Techniques  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247  Associate Degree Programs

    Desktop Publishing, Associate in Arts Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247  

    Photography, Associate in Arts Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247  Subjects & Course Descriptions

    Photography (PHOTO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248  PHYSICS DEPARTMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251  Subjects & Course Descriptions

     Astronomy (ASTRON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252

    Physics (PHYSICS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252

    PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254

    Skills Certificate

    Recovery Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254Certificate of Achievement

    Chemical Dependency Counselor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254

    Chemical Dependency Specialist in Criminal justice (with Administrationof Justice Department) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254

    Degree Program

     Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255  Subjects & Course Descriptions

    Psychology (PSYCH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255  

    SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258  

     Associate Degree Program

     Associate in Arts in History for Transfer   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258   Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259

    Subjects & Course Descriptions

     African-American Studies (AFRO AM)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260

     Asian-American Studies (ASIAN)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260

    Economics (ECON). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260

    History (HISTORY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260

    Political Science (POL SCI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262

    Sociology (SOC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263

    THEATER, BROADCASTING, AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES

    DEPARTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265  Certificate of Achievement

    Stage Management and Production  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265   Associate Degree Program

     Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265  Theater, Associate in Arts Degree   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266  

    Subjects & Course Descriptions

    Broadcasting (BRDCSTG)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267  

    Communication Studies (COMM). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267  

    Technical Stage Production (TECTHTR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268  

    Theater Arts (THEATER) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270

    NONCREDIT DEPARTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272

    Certificates of Completion

    Basic Math Success   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272

    Basic Skills Mathematics Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272

    Basic Reading Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272

    Basic Writing Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272

    English as a Second Language, Level 1  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273

    English as a Second Language, Level 2  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273English as a Second Language, Level 3  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273

    English as a Second Language, Level 4  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273

    Foundations for Academic Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273

     Job Readiness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273

     Job Readiness and Career Exploration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273Subjects & Course Descriptions

     Academic Preparation (ACAD PR)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273

    Basic Skills (BSICSKL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274

    Citizenship (CITIZN)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274

    English as a Second Language (ESL NC)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274

    Supervised Learning Assistance (TUTOR)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275  

    Vocational Education (VOC ED). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275  

    GLOSSARY OF TERMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276  

    FACULTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278  

    EMERITI FACULTY  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290

    INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295  

    EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE CAMPUS MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298  

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    INFORMATION SECTIONFollowing General Information at the beginning, this section is dividedinto additional information sections which are described below.

    ADMISSION AND MATRICULATION - REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    This contains information on the admission process, residencyrequirements, International Student admissions, matriculation, stu-dent fees, and enrollment policies, auditing classes, and adding and

    dropping classes.

    STUDENT INFORMATION

    This contains information on College and District regulationsregarding student rights and responsibilities, discipline procedures,student grievance procedures, financial aid policies, and satisfactoryacademic progress by students.

    STUDENT SERVICES

    This contains information on the different services which are avail-able for students. It includes office location and phone numbers where students can obtain more information.

    SCHOLASTIC POLICIES

    This contains information on attendance policies, prerequisites andcorequisites, grading policies, scholastic awards, grade changes, rep-etition of courses, and credit by examination.

    GRADUATION AND TRANSFERREQUIREMENTSThis section gives the procedures for students to apply for graduationand transfer, the requirements for graduation and transfer, and optionsfor courses which must be taken to quali fy for graduation and transfer.

    DEPARTMENTAL LISTINGSCourse names and abbreviations are listed on page 79.

    Departmental listings start on page 81 of this catalog. All listingsgenerally follow the same format, which includes:

    1. Department name, office and phone number of the chairperson

    2. SubjectS - Academic/Vocational areas covered by courses in thedepartment

    3. Faculty - Full-time and Adjunct

    4. Educational Programs - Summary of Skills Certificates, Certifi-cates of Achievement, Associate Degrees, and Transfer Curricu-lum offered by the department

    5. Skills Certificate program details

    6. Certificate of Achievement program details

    7.  Associate Degree Program details

    8. Cou rse descriptions - listed by Subject

     APPENDIX 

    This section lists faculty of the college with the date of their firstappointment, title, and degrees along with the institutions confer-ring the degrees.

    This section also contains a listing of emeriti faculty, a glossary, andan index.

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    HISTORY CAMPUS FOUNDED

    East Los Angeles Junior College was established in June 1945 bythe Los Angeles City Board of Education. The College opened itsdoors for the fall 1945 semester in September in a wing of GarfieldHigh School boasting 19 faculty members and 117 students, manyof whom were World War II veterans.

    The College quickly outgrew the borrowed high school facilities. In1947, the Board of Education was able to purchase 82 acres of agri-cultural land in what was then East Los Angeles, thanks to fundingfrom a bond issue. Three years later in January 1949, classes beganat the College’s present location in wooden bungalows moved to thecampus from the Santa Ana Army Base. More than 1700 studentsenrolled that year.

     An evening program that began in 1947 was expanded and offeredat many locations. By 1954, the popular program offered classesat 25 different locations. The Civic Center program alone enrolledover 1,900 students that year.

    In 1948 a name change was proposed. Angeles Bella Vista College,Ramona Hills College and Hillview College were considered. Thefollowing year “Junior” was dropped and the name East Los AngelesCollege (ELAC) was firmly established.

    Permanent buildings were constructed to accommodate growingenrollment. In 1951 the stadium and auditorium were built. Moreclassrooms, an administration building, a library, a planetarium,men’s and women’s gyms, a swim stadium, a theater, and an art gal-

    lery followed.

    COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND ENROLLMENT GROWTH

    Today’s Vincent Price Art Museum began with a gift from Vin-cent Price —noted actor and art collector—who donated 90 piecesfrom his collection to establish the first “teaching art collection” in1957. Over the years, the collection has grown to more than 8,000pieces including works on paper, paintings and three-dimensionalart work. This collection provides an extraordinary and uniqueresource for students to see original art firsthand to reinforce lec-tures in Art History and art appreciation.

    During the 1960s and 1970s, buildings were added to campus tohouse the nursing program, a new library and later the automobile

    technology center. Many of the original bungalows were still used asclassrooms until 2007 when they were finally demolished to make way for new campus structures.

    In 1969 the California State Legislature clearly defined higher edu-cation in the state and designated the (then) eight community col-leges of the Los Angeles Unified School District as the Los AngelesCommunity College District (LACCD). A seven-member Board ofTrustees was elected to govern the new district. Today, the ELACservice area, home to more than 1.5 million people, includes thecommunities of Alhambra, Bell, Bell Gardens, City of Commerce,

    Cudahy, East Los Angeles, Huntington Park, Los Angeles, May-

     wood, Montebello, Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Gabriel, SouthSan Gabriel, South Gate and Vernon.

    In 1972 the City of Monterey Park annexed the College and sur-rounding neighborhood, officially changing the main campusaddress. ELAC began growing, adding faculty members, programsand classes as demand for higher education increased.

    During the 1984 Olympic Summer Games, ELAC hosted swim-ming and field hockey events, welcoming thousands of spectatorsto campus and increasing the international visibility of the Col-lege. Despite funding challenges that limited growth during the1980s, ELAC continued to offer a variety of vocational and trans-fer programs.

    CAMPUS TRANSFORMATIONDuring the 1990s ELAC experienced unprecedented growth andchange. Enrollment grew from 13,000 to approximately 30,000 stu-dents and the number of permanent faculty almost doubled. Out-reach programs were located throughout the service area for theconvenience of students who could not easily travel to the maincampus. In August, 1997 the full-service South Gate EducationalCenter was established in the southern part of the service area sothat students could complete a transfer program and several careerprograms without attending the main campus. In 2007, a third site

     was opened in Rosemead to serve students in the northeastern por-tion of ELAC’s service area.

    Growth during the first decade of the 21st century was not lim-

    ited to increasing enrollment. An emphasis on student- centerededucation and providing support that engendered student successincreased ELAC’s graduation numbers. Between 2000 and 2005,East Los Angeles College graduated the highest number of Latinosin California.

    In 2000, two bond issues, Propositions A and A/AS, initiated by theLACCD, were approved by voters. Funding of over $281 millionallowed ELAC to begin the most ambitious building program inits history to substantially improve the College’s infrastructure. Inthe fall of 2004, a state-of-the-art technology building opened that

     was star ted with state funds and completed with bond money. TheTechnology Building was the first of many buildings and improve-ments that are planned or under construction. By the spring of 2011,after almost a decade of planning and construction, more than240,000 square feet of classroom, student services and administra-tive space were added to the College facilities. In addition to build-ings, a 1,800 space parking structure was constructed to provideaccess to the heart of the campus. The Baum Center, located onthe east side of the College’s new entry plaza, was remodeled to bea comprehensive facility for administrative services complete witha five-room faculty Conference center. Across the entry plaza is thenewly completed Student Services Center that houses admissions,testing, counseling and financial services under one roof to maxi-mize student access to enrollment services.

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    GENERAL CATALOG10

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    The Visual and Performing Arts Center, a $65 million, three-building complex located at the eastern gateway to the campus, isanchored by a 77,000 sq. ft . two-story building that is now home tothe Dance, Music and Visual Arts disciplines. The Theater Depart-ment is housed separately in a two-story building that includes atraditional proscenium stage theater and a flexible black box per-

    forming space. The facility also includes workshops for costumingand stage design as well as classrooms to allow for instruction tooccur simultaneously with performance preparation. The VincentPrice Art Museum, the third building in the center, is equipped with seven galleries , the Thomas Silliman Vault for storing the col-lection, and a 129-seat “smart” Lecture hall to accommodate ArtHistory classes and guest lectures.

    Currently, construction continues on a replacement classroombuilding, the renovation of the Bailey Library, a second parkingstructure located on the northeast corner of the campus, a TransitMall, and modernization of the sports stadiums and playing fields.In addition, an off-campus building in nearby Corporate Center hasbeen purchased and is undergoing renovation to serve as the Health

    Careers Center.Funding from a third bond approved in 2008 wil l continue campustransformation into the coming decade. The South Gate Educa-tional Center acquired a 19-acre site across the street from its currentlocation. The new site, which is projected to open in 2015, will bedeveloped into a campus complete with a parking structure, a newclassroom building and a retrofitted space that will accommodatevarious student services.

    On the main campus, plans for a Math and Science Building, Stu-dent Success Center, bookstore and gardens, plazas, and additionalclassrooms are moving towards approval and construction. Withthese enhancements, East Los Angeles College will be positionedto provide the highest quality education and services to its students

    and community for decades to come.

    MISSIONCOLLEGE MISSION STATEMENT

    East Los Angeles College empowers students to achieve their edu-cational goals, to expand their individual potential, and to success-fully pursue their aspirations for a better future for themselves, theircommunity and the world.

    This mission is fulfilled through the college’s efforts to achieve thefollowing College Goals :

    1. Increasing student success and academic excellence throughstudent-centered instruction, student-centered support services,

    and dynamic technologies.

    2. Increasing equity in successful outcomes by analyzing gaps instudent achievement and using this to identify and implementeffective models and programming to remedy these gaps.

    3. Sustaining community-centered access, participation, and prep-aration that improves the college’s presence in the community,maximizes access to higher education and provides outlets forartistic, civic, cultural, scientific and social expression as well asenvironmental awareness.

    4. Ensuring institutional effectiveness and accountability throughdata-driven decision-making as well as evaluation and improve-ment of all college programs and governance structures.

    COLLEGE VISION STATEMENT

    Through our emerging focus on student-centered instruction, stu-

    dent-centered services, and integrated learning, East Los AngelesCollege will be an exemplary model for student academic achieve-ment, skill development, and artistic expression.

    INSTITUTIONAL LEARNINGOUTCOMESSTUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR DESIG-NATED COURSEWORK AT EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGESHOULD EXPECT TO HAVE GAINED COMPETENCY INTHE FOLLOWING AREAS:

    Academic Skills

    CRITICAL THOUGHT

    •  Analyze and synthesize information

    • Differentiate facts from opinion

    • Draw reasoned conclusions

    COMMUNICATION

    • Listen critically in order to receive, interpret and respond to ver-bal information

    • Speak coherently and appropriately for various audiences and situations

    • Read with understanding 

    • Present ideas and information effectively for specific purposes

    through written statements

    QUANTIFIABLE REASONING

    • Compute and organize data effectively 

    • Use basic mathematical and graphical techniques to evaluateand present information

    INFORMATION COMPETENCY AND RESEARCH

    • Recognize and articulate the need for information

    • Find data effectively and efficiently in a variety of sources

    • Practice legal and ethical behaviors when accessing and commu-nicating information

    TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY AND MANAGEMENT

    • Identify various computer hardware systems and their basicfunctions

    • Utilize an operating system effectively and produce documentsusing generic office programs such as word processing, spread-sheet and presentation software

    • Use the Internet to communicate effectively through e-mail andother communication tools

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    Personal Growth and Enrichment

    CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of civic activ-ism through historic and current examples

    • Take responsibility to serve others in the community 

    • Participate knowledgeably in the democratic process

    ETHICAL AND MORAL DEVELOPMENT

    • Develop a sense of ethical decision making and accept responsi-bility for one’s own actions

    •  Accept responsibility for maintaining appropriate behavior in anacademic setting and a mental attitude conducive to learning 

    • Develop and evaluate life goals

    ENRICHMENT OF LIFE

    •  Appreciate diverse creativity in art, dance, music, theater, and literature

    • Enjoy the stimulation resulting from intellectual curiosity andthe acquisition of knowledge

    • Manage time and resources effectively 

    • Develop leadership skills

    Cultural and Global Awareness

    CULTURAL RESPECT AND TOLERANCE

    • Respect individual racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual orientation dif-ferences, and those with physical, mental and emotional disabilities

    • Practice tolerance toward individuals from different religions, cul-tures and traditions, and those who express differing political views

    GLOBAL AWARENESS

    • Understand the necessity of susta ining a healthy global environment

    • Strive to become enlightened world citizens and recognize thechallenges of global competitiveness

    DISTRICT PHILOSOPHY 

    District Mission & Principles

    A NEW DISTRICT MISSION

     “Changing Lives in a Changing Los Angeles” 

    In an era of civic renewal, economic change, and cultural revital-

    ization that is unprecedented in the history of Los Angeles, we--thefaculty, staff, and administrators of the nine Los Angeles commu-nity colleges--dedicate ourselves to the goal of expanding access toeducational opportunity across the many, diverse communities thatcontribute to the greater Los Angeles area.

     We serve all Angelenos by providing an unparalleled array of educa-tional offerings, including programs that prepare students for suc-cessful careers, for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, forthe improvement of essential life and workplace skills, and for civicengagement and life-long learning.

    To achieve this mission, we strive to create supportive instructionalenvironments that challenge students to meet rigorous academicstandards, to become active, self-directed learners, to develop criti-cal and creative habits of mind, and to develop an abiding apprecia-tion for other peoples and other cultures.

    District Guiding Principles

    ACCESS & OPPORTUNITY

     We are committed to expanding educational opportunity and accessto everyone who has the desire to learn, and we welcome all stu-dents, including those from communities that have been tradition-ally underserved.

    EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION

    In all of our services and institutional activities, we strive to create aculture of excellence and innovation, and we challenge our studentsto meet the highest educational standards.

    Student Learning & Success--All of our institutional efforts and

    resources are dedicated to one central purpose--the support of ourstudents as they work toward the achievement of their academic andprofessional goals.

    FREE INQUIRY

     We value the vigorous, critical and free exchange of ideas and opin-ions, and we work actively to create communities of mutual respectand shared concern that support and sustain open debate and con-structive, democratic discourse.

    THE POWER OF DIVERSITY

     We embrace diversity as a central part of our civic and institutionalidentity and as a powerful element in the education and develop-ment of every individual.

    COMMUNITY CONNECTION

    Our colleges must be rooted in the communities they serve, and weare determined to build and maintain strong, durable, and respon-sive collaborations with our educational partners across Los Angeles,and with business, labor, and other organizations that contribute tothe fabric of our larger community.

    THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY

    Technology plays a critical role in all of our institutional operationsand educational programs, and we are committed to keeping bothour district systems and classrooms on the forefront of technologicalinnovation and efficiency.

    PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY

     We are accountable to the public for all aspects of our mission, and we owe the students we serve, the people of Los Angeles, and theState of California regular and timely assessments of all of ourefforts in support of student learning and student success.

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    THE EAST LOS ANGELESCOLLEGE FOUNDATIONThe East Los Angeles College Foundation’s mission is to supportthe college by building good will and providing financial supportto ensure open access to a comprehensive learning and cultural envi-ronment for students and community members. ELAC foundationmembers are volunteers, sponsoring events that raise funds, buildingalumni relations and enhancing the reputation and capacity of theinstitution. The Foundation donated hours and financial support tofacilitate passage of a bond that enables ELAC to construct a state-of-the-art campus that wil l transform the college into a dynamic, mod-ern educational and cultural center in the coming decade.

    ELAC FOUNDATION PROGRAMS

    Over the years, the ELAC Foundation has played a pivotal role incollege advancement by sponsoring numerous programs that ben-efit students.

     An active fund-raising campaign supports numerous scholarshipprograms for ELAC students in all disciplines. An endowment fund

    has been created that provides continuing awards.

    The Foundation also supports projects that provide cultural experi-ences for surrounding communities. Free performances are offeredin the Ingalls Auditorium/Edison Center for the Performing Arts.

     Among these activities, the L.A. Philharmonic and L.A. Opera per-form regularly, and the Dance Theater of Harlem, plays by the MarkTaper Forum and Alvin Ai ley Dance Theater have also been offered.Support for these and many other cultural events have been pro-vided by corporate and community sponsors such as Southern Cal-ifornia Edison, Mervyn’s, Target, California Arts Council, TenetHealth Systems and the Randolph Hearst Foundation.

    The Anguiano Mural Project that graces the foyer of the Ingalls Auditorium/Edison Center for the Performing Arts was spon-sored by the ELAC Foundation, which commissioned MaestroRaul Anguiano to paint the epic mural that is an autobiographi-cal vision of the artist’s distinguished career as a member of thecircle of the most prominent Mexican artists of the 20th century.The masterpiece is part of the long-standing college commitment tobring art, art education and cultural events to the East Los Ange-les community.

    EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

    The newly restructured ELAC Alumni Association differs fromother community college and university alumni associations inoffering membership not only to graduates but also to former stu-dents who attended the college but did not earn an Associate degree.

    The Alumni Association is an auxiliary organization of the ELACFoundation.

    The annual Alumni Association Dinner and corporate sponsorssuch as the Southern California Gas Company provide donationsthat help fund a book grant program that provides textbooks to low-income students who are unable to purchase them.

    ELAC Alumni proudly count among their membership, Los Ange-les City Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, County Supervisor GloriaMolina and Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca. In addition,ELAC alumni Rosario Marin, 41st Treasurer of the United Statesand actor Edward James Olmos have been selected as Distinguished

     Alumni by the statewide Community College League of California.

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENTOPPORTUNITY The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is toimplement affirmatively, equal opportunity to all qualified employ-ees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color,national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, dis-ability, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related), sex-ual orientation, or veteran status. Positive action will be taken toensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices, includ-ing recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demo-tion, treatment during employment, rate of pay or other forms ofcompensation, selection for training, layoff or termination. A vig-

    orous equal employment opportunity program will be maintainedto ensure a diverse work force and to achieve expected represen-tation of qualified members of under represented groups throughthe implementation of specific result-oriented plans and procedures(Board Rule 101301).

    NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

     All programs and activities of the Los Angeles Community CollegeDistrict shall be operated in a manner which is free of discrimina-tion on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion,creed, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, age, dis-ability or veteran status.

    POLITICA DE AUSENCIA DE DISCRIMINCION

    Todos los programas y eventos del Distrito de los Colegios de laComunidad de Los Angeles se llevarán a cabo en una manera librede discriminacion en cuanto a raza, color, nacionalidad, ascenden-cia, religion, creencias, sexo, embarazo, estado civil, orientacion sex-ual, edad, incapacidad f’sica o estado como veterano.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY COMPLIANCE PROCEDURE

    Inquiries regarding insuring equal opportunity policy compli-ance should be directed to Ms. Maria Elena Yepes, ComplianceOfficer at (323) 265-8762; Disabled Student Program and Ser-vices, Grace Hernandez at (323) 265-8745 or Compliance Offi-cer, Angelica Toledo, at (323) 267-3746. In addition, inquiries mayalso be directed to the District office of Diversity Programs at (213)891-2315.

    PROCEDIMIENTOS HACIA EL ACUERDO CON LAPOLITICA DE ECUANIMIDAD DE OPORTUNIDAD

    Preguntas sobre la política de igualdad de oportunidades en el Cole-gio del Este de Los Angeles, se pueden dirigir a las siguientes perso-nas: Sra. Maria Elena Yepes, Oficial de Accion Afirmativa, ext 8762;Programa de Estudiantes Incapacitados y Servicios, Grace Hernan-dez al (323) 265-8745; Angelica Toledo al (323) 267-3746. Además,puede también dirigir sus preguntas a la oficina de Diversidad delDistrito, teléfono (213) 891-2315.

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    PROHIBITED DISCRIMINATION AND HAR ASSMENT

    POLICY

    The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is toprovide an educational, employment and business environment free

    from Prohibited Discrimination. Employees, students, or other per-sons acting on behalf of the District who engage in Prohibited Dis-crimination as defined in this policy or by state or federal law shallbe Subject to discipline, up to and including discharge, expulsionor termination of contract. The specific rules and procedures forreporting allegations of Prohibited Discrimination and for pursuingavailable remedies are incorporated in the Board Rules in Chapter15. Copies may be obtained from each College and District Com-pliance Officer.

    POLITICA SOBRE HOSTIGAMIENTO SEXUAL

    Es la política del Distrito de los Colegios de la Comunidad de Los Angeles mantener un ambiente educativo, de trabajo y de negociolibre de avances sexuales importunos, de solicitudes de favores sexu-ales, de cualquier otro comportamiento verbal o fisico o de comu-nicaciones que constituyan hostigamiento sexual. Empleados, estu-diantes u otras personas actuando bajo el intere’s del Distrito quetoman parte en el hostigamiento sexual, según se define por la polit-ica del Distrito o por reglamentos estatales y federales, serán someti-dos a la disciplina, incluyendo la despedida, expulsion o termina-cion de contrato.

    Las reglas y los procedimientos especificos para reportar cargosde hostigamiento sexual y para seguir remedios disponibles estánincorporados en las Reglas de la Junta del Distrito de los Colegios dela Comunidad de Los Angeles, Capitulo XV. Copias de esta politicapueden ser obtenidas del oficial de conformidad de la Politica SobreHostigamiento Sexual, Angelica Toledo al teléfono (323) 267-3746,

    de la Oficina del Vice Canciller de Servicios Educacionales y de laOficina de Programas de Accion Afirmativa del Distrito. Más infor-macion puede obtenerse confidencialmente de la Oficina del Presi-dente y de la Oficina de Programas de Diversidad del Distrito.

    ACADEMIC FREEDOM

    The Board of Trustees reaffirms its commitment to academic free-dom, but recognizes that academic freedom does not allow Prohib-ited Discrimination. The discssion of ideas, taboos, behavior or lan-guage which is an intrinsic part of the course content shall in noevent constitute Prohibited Discrimination. It is recognized that anessential function of education is a probing of received opinions andan exploration of ideas which may cause some students discomfort.It is further recognized that academic freedom insures the faculty’sright to teach and the student’s right to learn.

    PROHIBITED DISCRIMINATION

    Prohibited Discrimination is defined as discrimination or harass-ment in violation of state or federal law on the basis of actual orperceived ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin,ancestry, religion, creed, sex (including gender-based sexual harass-ment), pregnancy, marital status, cancer-related medical conditionof an employee, sexual orienation, age, physical or mental disability,or veteran status.

    DEFINITION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT

    Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sex-ual favors, and other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexualnature where:

    • Submission to the conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly

    a term or condition of employment, academic status, or progress;• Submission to, or rejection of, the conduct is used as the basis for

    employment or academic decisions;

    • Conduct has the purpose or effect of having a negative impactupon work or academic performance, or creating an intimidat-ing, hostile, or offensive work or educational environment;

    • Submission to, or rejection of, the conduct by the individual isused as the basis for any decision affecting the individual regard-ing benefits, services, honors, programs, or activities available ator through the district.

    RETALIATION

    Retaliation against anyone who makes a complaint, refers a mat-

    ter for investigation or complaint, participates in investigation of acomplaint, represents or serves as an advocate for an alleged victimor alleged offender, or otherwise furthers the principles of this pol-icy is prohibited.

    FALSE ALLEGATIONS

     Anyone who files a complaint pursuant to this policy in which heor she knowingly makes false allegations of fact shall also have vio-lated this policy and be Subject to applicable or appropriate disci-plinary process. Complaints that a complainant has made false alle-gations about a violation of this policy shall be made through thispolicy only.

    CONFIDENTIALITY

     All persons involved in investigation of complaints shall have a dutyto maintain the confidentiality of the matters discussed, except asmay be required or permitted by law, w