Los Angeles Southwest College
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Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) is a community college located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, near the city of Los Angeles. As a comprehensive community college, LASC offers university transfer, technical, and lifelong learning programs.
|President||Dr. Denise Noldon|
|Location||Los Angeles, California, USA
|Colors||Blue & Gold|
|Sports||Men & Women's Basketball, Football|
Los Angeles Southwest College was established in 1967, two years after the Watts riots, in response to complaints of both officials and citizens that not enough was being done to educate the area's mostly African American population. The college, located at the intersection of Western Avenue and Imperial Highway in South Los Angeles, now serves an area population nearly equally divided between African Americans and Latinos.
LASC offers numerous academic programs and training in various workforce areas including technology-based occupations, business, electronics, music technology, and theater production. LASC also provides ESL and citizenship classes.
LASC has secured over $500 million of bonds to complete its master plan by 2012.[needs update] As a "green campus", LASC has a college-wide recycling program and will have the majority of its building meeting some level of LEED standard.