Los Angeles Southwest College
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|President||Dr. Seher Awan|
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Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) is a public community college in the unincorporated area of West Athens, California in the Los Angeles County, near the city of Los Angeles. It is part of the Los Angeles Community College District.
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 that is diverse.
LASC offers numerous academic programs and training in various workforce areas including technology-based occupations, business, electronics, Urban development, 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.
- Larry Brown, Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders cornerback, Super Bowl XXX MVP
- Othyus Jeffers, former NBA player
- Ivan Johnson, former NBA power forward
- Sam Johnson, former NFL player
- Curtis Millage, former professional basketball player
- Chris Mims, former NFL player
- Dayvon Ross, former NFL player
- "History of LASC". LASC. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
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