Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles City College

Life Skills
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
(544 Reviews)

Whether you know us as "extension," "continuing education," "community education," or "lifelong learning," we represent a 3rd type of educational offerings community colleges in California can do besides classes "for-credit" (for degrees and certificates and with financial aid possible), or free, "noncredit" courses for basic skills development and career training.

In a nutshell, Community Services offers classes, events and other offerings for just about anyone in the community - old or young, resident or not, training for a career or just looking to have a good time. Our offerings are not-for-credit (no transcripts, degrees or CA Community College Certificate programs), and are 100% supported by fees or donations/contributions. We're kind of like public TV or radio, but the education version!

We help folks learn a skill, try out new things and connect with LACC and our neighbors in an educational setting.

Community Services Mission
To provide a wide array of student and community-supported classes, workshops, seminars, excursions, recreational and other offerings to all members of the community. We aim to contribute to the physical, mental, moral, economic and civic development of our surrounding community and in doing so, foster a sense of community and neighborhood.

Community Services strives to achieve the following program outcomes:

  • Provide a broad range of offerings that contribute to the development of the surrounding community
  • Employ qualified instructors with knowledge or skills specific to their topic of instruction
  • Provide flexible, individualized offerings for entities or individuals upon request
  • Provide instructional space that facilitates an effective, safe, and enjoyable learning environment for our offerings
  • Deliver auxiliary support offerings for LACC's credit and non-credit programs and for student support services
Los Angeles City College Mission
Los Angeles City College empowers students from the diverse communities it serves to achieve their educational and career goals by providing learner-centered pathways to success through transfer, career and technical education, and foundational skills programs.

Reviews of Los Angeles City College

(544 Reviews)
Ikebana: Japanese Art of Flower Arrangement (Beginner)

3/8/2020
Jessica K.

Attended: Ikebana: Japanese Art of Flower Arrangement (Beginner)


I've enjoyed it very much. Instructor has amazing eye for creating beautiful arrangements.

Jewelry Making: Beginning Wire Wrapping

2/24/2020
Evelyn B.

Attended: Jewelry Making: Beginning Wire Wrapping


The room was extremely difficult to locate. To my dismay, we did not create a beaded bracelet as shown on the enrollment page. When I asked about the technique for wrapping stones without a hole, I were told I would need to take her advance class. With there only three students, one would think that the instructor would have been more accommodating. She also didn't want us to record or take photos. As such she missed a golden opportunity to showcase her class and increase future class sizes. I will not be recommending this course.

QuickBooks Fundamentals I Certification

2/24/2020
Christina F.

Attended: QuickBooks Fundamentals I Certification


The Class was great very informational, cant wait for class two!

Adobe Illustrator: Training for Everyone

2/18/2020
Sarah M.

Attended: Adobe Illustrator: Training for Everyone


Can't say enough great stuff about this class! Certainly got my money's worth and much more. Gregory Frank is a terrific instructor - extremely patient and explains the process of each exercise very thoroughly. He goes around one-on-one throughout the class to make sure each person is understanding the steps as we go through them. You will never feel "left behind." I was pleasantly shocked with how much we learned in the 2-day class. Because our class size was small, we even covered elements of Illustrator not laid out in the description - Bezier curves and creating text. Even if you have had no exposure to Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator in the past, Gregory Frank explains things in such a way that you can complete the exercises and feel very satisfied about what you learned.

Pottery Making

2/14/2020
Nicki C.

Attended: Pottery Making


It was a fun class, nice group and the teacher was very patient. He didn’t mind showing us several times how to center the clay and how to manipulate with teknique how to make the clay do what we asked. It was challenging but I think we all made some interesting vessels to take home. I will continue to take more classes, I want to get good at it. Great experience.

Draw Comic Book & Cartoon Characters (Kids: 8-15 yrs)

2/10/2020
Grace B.

Attended: Draw Comic Book & Cartoon Characters (Kids: 8-15 yrs)


Great class, my 11 year old daughter loves to draw and learned quite a few tricks. Will be signing her up again.

Notary Loan Signing Seminar

2/10/2020
GILLIAN W.

Attended: Notary Loan Signing Seminar


Rosie does a great job properly preparing you to be successful by taking her time to explain the information to you. Throughout the class you have time to ask questions. Very interactive session.

Tennis Program (Beginning)

2/9/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Tennis Program (Beginning)


Instructor was great, class was very fun, social and informative.

Apartment Management: Part II

2/6/2020
Dionne A.

Attended: Apartment Management: Part II


Packed full of info from the instructor and other attendees as well. Highly recommend.

How to Legally Start a Business in LA

1/27/2020
Anonymous

Attended: How to Legally Start a Business in LA


The teacher was great, but the location is not. The parking situation is not addressed correctly. If you’re going to this location, you can plan to park at metered parking in front of the building—the lot they said to use is far behind the building and you can’t find the place to purchase a day pass. If you park on the street near the lot, you have to walk around a city block, the area smells really bad, there are people urban camping all around. If you want to grab lunch, there’s a jack in the box across the street, but you have to get through all the street vendors with their sheets of what appears like a yard sale. In fact, some of the regular businesses are closed, and there’s just people everywhere selling all sorts of second hand items. Unless you live nearby, I would not take a class there. I had received one email from course horse that had one classroom location; then another email with a different location—then when I got there, a woman waiting for a class asked what class I was waiting for, it was the same class—she had a totally different class location, the room next door. After the class start time, a group of people gathered waiting for the class; because I had the other class room on my receipt, I went to the other class to check. I tried the office, but no one was there. At ELAC, they at least have someone in the community service office to help with questions and the parking is really easy to navigate; the neighborhood is pretty clean too. When the teacher arrived, one of my classmates, with whom I’d exchanged numbers, was kind enough to text me. Another student was lost, I encountered her in my travels at the other classroom. The instructor had also been lost. The class experience itself was very positive and helpful; the instructor is knowledgeable and devoted sufficient time to answering questions. I have a very clear to do list of steps to take, resources to pursue, etc. I’m glad I took the class, so it gets 3 stars.

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855 N Vermont Ave Admin Bldg 112, Los Angeles, California 90029
Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles, Downtown/Northeast
855 N Vermont Ave Admin Bldg 112
At Willow Brook Ave
Los Angeles, California 90029

Upcoming Classes at Los Angeles City College

How to Legally Start a Business in LA
How to Legally Start a Business in LA
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Saturday May 30th, 9am - 1pm Pacific Time

Microsoft Excel for Windows: Level 2
Microsoft Excel for Windows: Level 2
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Saturday May 30th, 10am - 4pm Pacific Time

Notary Loan Signing Seminar
Notary Loan Signing Seminar
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Saturday Jun 6th, 9am - 3:30pm Pacific Time

Piano/Keyboarding for Young People (Beginning)
Piano/Keyboarding for Young People (Beginning)
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Saturday Jun 13th, 8:30am - 9:30am Pacific Time

Bookkeeping/Accounting Analysis & Concepts
Bookkeeping/Accounting Analysis & Concepts
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Saturday Jun 13th, 8:30am - 3pm Pacific Time

Medical Terminology I
Medical Terminology I
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Saturday Jun 13th, 9am - 10:30am Pacific Time

Computers for Beginners Series
Computers for Beginners Series
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Saturday Jun 13th, 9:30am - 3:30pm Pacific Time

Series: Digital Video Editing
Series: Digital Video Editing
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Saturday Jun 13th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Pacific Time

Job Search Strategies
Job Search Strategies
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Saturday Jun 13th, 9:30am - 10:30am Pacific Time

Computers for Beginners Part 1: Basic Essentials
Computers for Beginners Part 1: Basic Essentials
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Saturday Jun 13th, 9:30am - 3:30pm Pacific Time

Piano/Keyboarding for Adults- Beginning
Piano/Keyboarding for Adults- Beginning
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Saturday Jun 13th, 9:45am - 10:45am Pacific Time

Math Success: Grades 4 & 5
Math Success: Grades 4 & 5
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Saturday Jun 13th, 10am - 11am Pacific Time

Spanish for Kids (Ages 7-10)
Spanish for Kids (Ages 7-10)
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Saturday Jun 13th, 10am - 12pm Pacific Time

Medical Terminology II
Medical Terminology II
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Saturday Jun 13th, 10:30am - 12pm Pacific Time

So You Want to Host a Podcast
So You Want to Host a Podcast
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Saturday Jun 13th, 10:30am - 12pm Pacific Time

Math Success: Grades 6-8
Math Success: Grades 6-8
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Saturday Jun 13th, 11am - 12pm Pacific Time

Muay Thai/Thai Boxing
Muay Thai/Thai Boxing
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Saturday Jun 13th, 11am - 1pm Pacific Time

Math Success: Algebra
Math Success: Algebra
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Saturday Jun 13th, 12pm - 1pm Pacific Time

Medical Terminology III
Medical Terminology III
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Saturday Jun 13th, 12:30pm - 2pm Pacific Time

Math Success: Geometry
Math Success: Geometry
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Saturday Jun 13th, 1pm - 2pm Pacific Time

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Teachers at Los Angeles City College

Marilyn Sarino Samuel Rad, CFP® Steve Weeks (TRADITIONAL EQUITATION) Sven Hansen Aaron Meza Adam Barnhardt Adriana Rivera Aja Beard Aja Beard Albert Min Sung & Seungki Lee Alexander Gonzalez Alfred Reganyan Alyshia Marcelletti Anait Orudzhyan Anait Orudzhyan Andre Campbell Andrea Johnson and Danielle Taylor Andrew Feldman Angelo Almonte Ani Raya-Flores Ann Monahan Anthony Battaglia Anthony Baray Antonio Cervantes Art Nagata Beidleman Beverly Russell Blanca Garcia Brian King Carmen Macdonald Carmen MacDonald Chef Colin McGill Christian Gastelum Christopher Alford Cindy Martine Colin McGill Computer Staff Connie Vasquez Crystal Murphy Cub College Staff Cynthia Martine Dan Fujiwara Dan Hegarty Daniela Alvarez David Fennoy David Huey David Rochman David Huey & Kru Santi Sakkomkai David Huey & Kru Santi Sakkomkai Dawn Wilson Denise Sandoval Dennis Lovelace Diego Santillan Dolly Giner Dominic Barbusa Donna Walker Dr. Erin Hogan Eddi Pineda Edythe Davis Elaine Wang Elaine Moran Eleanora Owen Elizabeth Preger Emil Mubarakshin Emil Mubarakshin and Irena Konstantinova Emilia Janeke Emille Espiritu Emille Espiritu & Marichu Parcasio Emille Espiritu & Marichu Parcasio Erick Beidleman Eva Ucañan Felipe Gonzalez Fernando Vacas Fernando Mora Gayle Stafsky George Manrique Gerald Anderson Giuseppe Mannara Glady Tagamolila-Que Gonzalo Colin Green Greg Saro Greg Porée Gregory Frank Guo Rong Zhao Hagai Payes Heidi Singer Hisako Shohara Holley - Holm Ingrinette Pope Irena Konstantinova Isabel Holm Isaias Saldana Israel Lopez Ivan Borodin Ivetta Abelyan Jack Adams Janie Golden Janie Chien Golden Jarell Conner Jasmine Durazo Jason Sanchez Jeannette Bovard Jed Mills Jennifer Howd Jennifer Greer Jennifer Flynn Jerardo Tena Jesse Ogan Jet Tila Jocelyne Jerez John Adams John Ramirez John Ramirez & Denise Sandoval John Ramirez & Juanita Diaz Jojo Aguilar Jon Lee Jonathan Mejia Jose Ruiz Joselito Laudencia Joseph Flynn Josh Covit & Ryan Darst Joshua Wade Juanita Diaz Kanako Koizumi Karen Huie Karen Valenti Karen Carr-Crawford Karin Jensen Karine Arutyunyan Katerina Tomas Keely Hopkins Keely Hopkins Kellie Nicholson Kellie Nicholson / Hyacinth Noble Kenji Ishida Kevin Farmer Kevin Saffold Kevin Saffold & Ramon Navarro Khanik Kerobyan Kwanwu Yu Kyoko Oshiro Kyoto Oshiro LACC Staff Lance Zakabi Lara Zhao Laurence Edelman & Imran Uddin Laurienne Singer Lee;Sung Min Lesly Lespinasse Lilly Sarino Lilly Sarino Linda Beal Linda Stevens Linda Lees Linton Hopkins Lisa Saperston Luis Rivera Luiza Khachatryan Luz Carrillo Magdalena Giner Maria Petrowizky Maria Elena Aguilar Mariam Avetisyan Mariane Bangui Marichu Parcasio Marilyn Sarino Mark Langford Martha Clayton Marvin Smalheiser Masha Petrowizky Matt Abdoo Mel Dangcil Mi-Sun Yim Michele Mike Rounds Mike Holley Ming Freeman Miriam Avetisyan Miroslav Uskokovic Mo Zhang Monti Carlo Ms. Santana Ms. Mesmera Nancy Miller Nancy Friedman Nanette Sanders-Cobb Neil Kaplan Nick Arutyunyan Nicolette Holman Nura Creitz Okima Kapaku Oren Weintraub Oscar Sanchez Pablo Jacome Pedro Zuniga Peggy Coulehan Polly Matthes Pool Staff Quayum Abdul Ramon Navarro Ramon Navarro; Pool Staff Raquel Delgado Raul Guereque Reena De Asis Richard Hassan Rick Parada Robin Calderon Romualdo Scherillo Ron Newsome Ronald Scott Amie Rosalba Perez Rose Camarillo Rosemarie Shamieh Rosie Reed Ross Pengson Rosy Espenosa Rosy Espinoza Ryan Obando Samuel Rad Sandra Feaherolf Sandra Valencia Sandy Fetherolf Sandy Fetherolf Shannon Griggs Shirley Knull Simon Cruz Jr. Susan Crosson Sven Hansen Tatevik Kyosayan Teddy Kapur Terri Hammer Tetsuji Aono Thomas Krause Tom Krause Toros Tngrian Toros Tngrian Verej Isanians Victor Larios Viridiana Marcial Waldemar Hermina Wayne Williams Wayne Thomas Wigdan Awad Ximena Vayas Yaneli Delgado Youlen Chan Zhang Qianhong
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