West Los Angeles College

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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 Robert Sprague (interim)
Students 9,859 (2012)[1]
Location Culver City, CA, USA
Campus Urban
Colors Blue and Gold
Mascot Wildcats
Website www.wlac.edu
Aerial view of the campus.

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.

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, 18 vocational-oriented programs in addition to 25 transfer programs. The college awards more than 600 degrees and certificates annually in 39 fields.

Athletics[edit]

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.

Men's:

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

Women's:

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

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

Notable alumni include the infamous Matthew Aguilar and former NFL wide receivers Keyshawn Johnson and Rashied Davis, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon and sports agent/agent Jerome Stanley.[4]

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