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13356 Eldridge Avenue
Sylmar, CA 91342-3200
p. 818-364-7600
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Los Angeles Mission College

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The youngest college established in the Los Angeles Community College District, Los Angeles Mission College (or LAMC) is a two-year community college located in the Sylmar neighborhood of Los Angeles. The institute opened its doors to the public in February 1975 and since its establishment, LAMC has consistently served the educational needs of the San Fernando Valley community. With a rich history of 30 years, Los Angeles Community College continues to be one of the most valued and respected institutes in the region.


Los Angeles Mission College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The institute offers academic degrees and certificates in a variety of disciplines such as accounting, addiction studies, family & consumer studies, finance, marketing, mathematics, physiology, political science, environmental science, education, and child development.

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) at LAMC is a federally funded program that provides funds to community colleges to help students get vocational and technical training to meet the requirements of the competitive job market. After the completion of the program, the students receive a certificate of achievement or an associate’s degree. Some of the CTE programs include Legal Assistant/Paralegal, Child Care Provider/Assistant, Adult Development and Aging, and Criminal Justice/ Police Science.

Cooperative Education is a program which offers an opportunity to mingle classroom learning with on-job experience to enable students to use their existing job for cooperative work experience education credit. LAMC also offers ITV classes that combine instructional video with an interactive course website to help the working adults and busy students. These transferable community college courses provide students with the convenience and flexibility they require.

LAMC Online:

Los Angeles Mission College provides online and hybrid classes for students who are unable to attend a traditional institute due to job and family responsibilities. The online courses are designed in a way to bring quality education right to your home. Students can attend the online classes anytime and from anywhere in the world.

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Students seeking admission must send the completed application form along with all official transcripts to Los Angeles Mission College. After submitting an application to the college, all new students are required to go through the assessment process. LAMC offers assessments in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL), English-as-a-Native-Language (ENL), and Mathematics.

International students are encouraged to apply for admission to LAMC. Each year, more than 60 international students representing 20 countries enroll at the institute. Applicants whose native language is not English must take the English proficiency test to be considered eligible for admission.

Financial Aid

Los Angeles Mission College believes in providing equal opportunities to all, and hence it offers financial aid to help deserving students meet their college expenses. Financial aid is offered through various mediums such as grants, loans, and scholarships. All students must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered eligible for the financial aid. Federal and state grants offered at LAMC include Federal Pell Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), Federal SEOG, Cal Grant Program, Chafee Grant, and Child Development Grant Program.

Loans are also available to the students, but this type of financial aid needs to be returned with interest. The different loan programs include Federal Perkins Loan, and Federal Direct Loan Program. Scholarships offered at LAMC include Faculty Guild Scholarships, Governor’s Scholarships, American Indian College Fund, International Students Scholarships, Coca-Cola Scholarships, and more. Federal Work Study (FWS) allows students to take up part-time jobs on or off campus to enable them to meet their college expenses.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 2814th for the average student loan amount.
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The Associated Students Organization at LAMC encourages students to participate in the diverse college activities and develop student leadership skills. It aims to raise awareness and support cultural understanding and diversity with equal service, tolerance, and respect. Students can participate in the various on-campus clubs and organizations such as AB 540 Club, Alpha Gamma Sigma-AGS, Black Student Union, Classical Music Club, Digital Arts Club, Inter Club Council, National Soc. Collegiate Scholars, Mecha, and Robotecas.

Campus Facilities:

The College Library houses more than 80,000 books, magazines, newspapers, and journals. It also subscribes to several databases for periodical and encyclopedia articles. There is always a librarian available to help the students. Some of the facilities offered at the library include inter-library loan, copy machines/printers, computers, and study rooms.

LAMC houses a Career Center which provides wide-ranging career counseling services and training on career exploration. The Center also provides assistance with developing career goals, major options, and career direction. There is also an online reference Career Library available to assist students with career exploration. Other services include personality development classes, workshops, and computer resources.

Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSP&S) is a support system to aid students with documented disabilities. It helps such students fully participate in the college’s regular programs and activities. Services offered through this system are personal development, learning skills, study skills, adaptive physical education, computers, tutoring, communication, and career planning.

Student Support Services (SSS) Program at LAMC is a program designed to identify and supply resources to help students persist through the college. It provides supportive services such as mentoring, tutoring, counseling, study skills workshops, and cultural activities that promote students’ academic as well as personal success.

Points of Interest:

The scenic LAMC campus is just minutes away from major tourist attractions in Los Angeles. Some of the important points of interest are Universal Studios Hollywood, the famous Venice Beach, Santa Monica Pier, and Malibu. Sports enthusiasts can visit the Dodgers, Lakers, Rose Bowl & L.A. Coliseum. The cultural centers worth exploring are Disney Concert Hall and the Getty Museum. Kids will enjoy the fun zones such as Disneyland, Universal Studios, and Knott’s Berry Farm.

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Los Angeles Mission College’s athletic department sponsors men’s and women’s teams in sports like baseball, softball, and soccer. The College is a proud member of the Western State Conference. The sports teams are nicknamed the Eagles. There is also a state-of-art fitness center with all the modern equipments and facilities.

Additional School Information

The CalWORKs Program at LAMC helps students in transitioning from welfare to achieving long term self-independence through synchronized student services. The program provides an all-inclusive range of services including counseling, tutoring, childcare, personal development workshops, and work experience.

Los Angeles Mission College also offers some special programs such as Teacher Prep Program (TPP), GEAR-UP, Project TRACK, and Tech Prep.


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Information Summary

Ranks 205th in California and 2313th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 2 0.02
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.01
Arrest N/A N/A

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Sylmar, CA 91342-3200
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population81,970 (81,493 urban / 477 rural)
Households21,428 (3.70 people per house)
Median Household Income$48,744
Families17,094 (4.06 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District629

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4216th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,219 $1,219 $6,159
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $2 $2 $2
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $46 $46 $190
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $2,931 $2,931 $7,871
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $18,366 $18,366 $23,306
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,206 $7,206 $12,146

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $960 $1,220 $960 $1,220 $5,900 $6,138
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,656 $1,665
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,863 $10,962
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,059 $4,158
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,185 $4,275

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1911th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $63,536 ($68,920 male / $57,070 female)
Number of FT Faculty 91 (39 male / 52 female)
Number of PT Faculty 339
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $2,489,862

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