Los Angeles Pierce College: Narrative Description

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LOS ANGELES PIERCE COLLEGE S-8

6201 Winnetka Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91371-0001
Tel: (818)710-4123
Admissions: (818)719-6448
Fax: (818)710-9844
Web Site: http://www.lapc.cc.ca.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Los Angeles Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: 425-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 16,255. 26,070 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 2 states and territories, 48 other countries, 48% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, honors programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/20.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3696 full-time, $154 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $624 full-time, $26 per unit part-time, $12 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 28 open to all. Most popular organizations: Alpha Gamma Sigma, Club Latino United for Education, United African-American Student Association, Hillel Club, Filipino Club. Major annual events: Club Day, Job Fair, University Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Pierce College Library plus 1 other with 106,122 books and 395 serials. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Woodland Hills is a suburban area of Los Angeles with a subtropical climate, and known as a beautiful residential area. Buses serve the area. The community has a library, hospital, churches, and civic and service organizations. Nearby are shopping centers, theatres, and a public park with a swimming pool. The Pacific Ocean is within easy driving distance. Part-time employment is available.