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East Los Angeles College

Weingart Stadium
Established 1945
Type Community college
President Ernest H. Moreno
Location Monterey Park, California California, United States United States
District LACCD
Colors Green & white         
Mascot The Husky
Website www.elac.edu

East Los Angeles College is a community college, of the Los Angeles Community College District, located in the Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park. It compliments 14 communities comprising its primary service area. With an enrollment of 20,000 students ELAC, as it is known, is the largest campus in the Los Angeles Community College District. It was located in northeastern East Los Angeles (hence the name) before that part of unincorporated East Los Angeles was annexed by Monterey Park in the early 1970s. ELAC, is located in the southern area of Monterey Park where it is primarily populated by second generation Mexicans/Hispanics/Latinos (the areas north of the hills are heavily populated by second generation Chinese Americans).

ELAC is a two year college, offering associate degree programs in over 25 fields as well as both academic transfer courses which prepare students for admission to the University of California and California State University system and occupational programs which prepare students for careers in two years or less.

ELAC is considered by many as the primary accessible higher education stepping stone for East Los Angeles (East LA) and its surrounding areas e.g. Lincoln Heights, Boyle Heights, City of Commerce, Montebello, Bell, Bell Gardens, Maywood, Cudahy, Chuntington Park, Vernon; areas of Alhambra and Monterey Park. ELAC offers high school students that did not acquire the GPA, grades, or missed the college/university deadlines an opportunity to acquire and/or further develop the necessary Math, English, study and discipline skills, explore majors and career fields, and be able to research four year colleges and universities that grant B.A./B.S. degrees.

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Theatre and Arts

ELAC is the home to the Vincent and Mary Price Gallery and the Vincent Price Art Museum, the repository of the art collection of famous actor Vincent Price.

Future developments

Construction of the new Performing and Fine Arts Complex will house the Vincent Price Art Museum, The Fine and visual Arts Building and the Performing Arts Building.

  • The Vincent Price Art Museum will be three stories high and the basement will include an 8,000 ft vault used for storage. To protect all the artwork, a special heating and cooling system will be installed in the building.
  • The Fine and Visual Arts Building will be the largest of the three structures. It will house the Art, Music, and Dance departments.
  • The Performing Arts Building will contain two separate performing theaters.

Trivia

ELAC's football field is the site of graduation ceremonies for local high schools such as Garfield High School in East Los Angeles.

Notable alumni

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Coordinates: 34°02′30″N 118°09′00″W / 34.0415918°N 118.1499767°W / 34.0415918; -118.1499767

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