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West Los Angeles College (also called West L.A. College or WLAC) is a two-year, public community college in the western Baldwin Hills, adjacent to Culver City in unincorporated Los Angeles County, California.[2] The college uses a Culver City address.

West Los Angeles College, WLAC, West LA College
West Los Angeles College logo.png
Motto Go West, Go Far!
Type Public junior college
Established February 1969
President James M. Limbaugh, Ph.D.
Students 9,859 (2012)[1]
Location 9000 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA, USA
34°00′14.81″N 118°23′11.76″W / 34.0041139°N 118.3866000°W / 34.0041139; -118.3866000Coordinates: 34°00′14.81″N 118°23′11.76″W / 34.0041139°N 118.3866000°W / 34.0041139; -118.3866000
Campus Urban
Colors Blue and Gold
Mascot Wildcats
Aerial view of the campus.

WLAC is a part of the California Community Colleges System, in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). It is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.[3] The school offers Associate's degrees, and 18 vocational-oriented programs in addition to 25 transfer programs. The college awards more than 600 degrees and certificates annually in 39 fields.

Beginning in the fall of 2016, WLAC became one of only 15 community colleges in the State of California approved to offer a bachelor's degree. The bachelor's degree given at WLAC is in Dental Hygiene.



The Wildcats are members of the Western State Conference, the largest community college conference in the state of California. The teams were previously known as the "Hustling Oilers." WLAC fields teams in 10 intercollegiate sports, with five men's teams and five women's teams.


  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Track & Field


  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Track & Field
  • Cross Country
  • Softball

The college athletic fields hosted Olympic events (the hammer throw, and track and field events) at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ California, State of. "California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office - Data Mart". Retrieved 19 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "City Map" (Archive). City of Culver City. Retrieved on June 28, 2015.
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  4. ^ "Alumni". 
  5. ^ "Athletics Home: West Los Angeles College". Retrieved 2015-07-25. 

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