West Los Angeles College


West Los Angeles College (WLAC) offers 41 associate’s degrees and 25 skill certificates in disciplines as diverse as anthropology, liberal arts and hospitality. A certificate of achievement is awarded when a student has 18 or more units in a field of study. The school also offers a skill certificate which is issued for programs that are 17 units or less. The school offers almost 1,000 classes between 12 different programs. A few highlights include:

  • The Aviation and Travel program offers courses to help students obtain an FAA license.
  • The Communication, Entertainment and Media Arts Division offers skill certificates in cinema, broadcasting and theater.
  • The Humanities and Fine Arts Division at West Los Angeles hosts classes in architecture, art and music. The associate degree in art program includes classes in ceramics, art history and oil painting. The degree also offers a skill certificate in computer graphic arts.
  • The Language Arts Division at WLAC offers courses in English, Jewish studies and speech communication. The Jewish studies program offers field trips to Jewish historical and cultural sites around Los Angeles. They also offer a program that takes students on a trip to Israel to visit the holy city of Jerusalem. Students receive 6 academic credit units for the trip.

West Los Angeles College has recently added an internship program for all Los Angeles area Community Colleges. The internship program is available in computer technology, human resources and construction management.

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Information Summary

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Overall Score (about) Insufficient Data
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $3,137
Admission Success rate N/A
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 23 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) N/A / N/A
Enrollment Total (all students) 11,743


Along with a completed application, students must complete math and English assessments for appropriate class registration and submit ACT/SAT scores. High school and all prior college transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.


College building :: West Los Angeles College
College building :: West Los Angeles College

Financial Aid

Students must submit a FAFSA form to be considered for aid. The school offers grants, scholarships, work study program and loans.

Grants include The Federal Pell Grant and The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant. State grants include the Chafee Grant, The Child Development Teacher Grant.

Scholarships include Computer Science and Computer Engineering Academic Scholarships, and the CCNMA Journalism Scholarships.

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West Los Angeles College was established in 1969 in Culver City, Marina Del Rey and Greater West Los Angeles. The campus is situated on 70 acres with an enrollment of around 10,000 students.

The Associated Students Organization offers many campus clubs including the dental hygiene club, the paralegal club and the WLAC walking club.

The Student Voice is the campus newspaper of West Los Angeles College and can be found online.

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West Los Angeles College participates in eight intercollegiate athletic programs including baseball, basketball and football. The Wildcats compete in the Western State Conference in the NJCAA.

Pro-Bowl wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson of the NFL is a WLAC alumnus.

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