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Los Angeles City College
cir. 1922 picture, campus of UCLA
855 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90029

telephone (323) 953-4000

Type Community College
School district Los Angeles Community College District
President Dr. Jamillah Moore, President
Nickname Cubs

Los Angeles City College, known as LACC, is a public community college in the East Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California. A part of the Los Angeles Community College District, it is located on Vermont Avenue south of Santa Monica Boulevard. At (Fall 2009) $26/unit (California residents), the college offers university transferable courses and career training in technology, health care, the arts and entertainment, child development, nutrition services, administration of justice and more. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior College placed LACC on Probation in June 2009.

The campus is one of the most diverse in the nation, with significant representation from students of all ethnic backgrounds ranging in age from under 16 to over 60.



The Los Angeles City College (LACC) is the flagship of the Los Angeles Community College District, which comprises nine separate college campuses. The LACC campus was originally a farm outside of Los Angeles, owned by Dennis Sullivan. When the Pacific Electric Interurban Railroad connected downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood in 1909, the area began to develop rapidly. In 1914, the LA Board of Education, moved the teacher's Normal School to the site. The Italian Romanesque campus became what is now the University of California, Los Angeles in 1919. In need of more space, UCLA moved to its present location in 1929 and the LA Board of Education bought the site for $700,000. On September 4, 1929, Los Angeles Junior College opened its doors for the first time with over 1,300 students and 54 teachers. It later changed its name to Los Angeles City College.

After World War II, LACC faced a deluge of students under the G.I. Bill. To try and address the influx, a second, four-year institution was formed on the same campus in 1947, the Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences. The attempt proved unwieldy and, in 1955, the four-year school moved east to become California State University, Los Angeles. In 1954, the school began an eight-year construction program that replaced its original, unenforced masonry structures with the current buildings.

Some of the notable programs at the college are the Department of Social Sciences which include a number of Professors that are teaching new and innovative approaches to studying and understanding the community. Urban critic and historian, Dr. Wendel Eckford, Professor of African American & U.S. History has been studying the cultural geography of urban communities as a means to illustrate that ways in which social, cultural and political capital are developed. In addition, Dr. Carlos R. Guerrero, Professor of Chicano Studies, has been collecting oral histories of returning/non-traditional students as part of understanding the cultural dynamics of students as they balance education, work, and home responsibilities.

Notable alumni

See also


  1. ^ Woo, Elaine. "Albert L. Gordon dies at 94; attorney fought for gay rights", Los Angeles Times, September 6, 2009. Accessed September 9, 2009.
  2. ^ Kaufman, Dave (1968) (mass market paperback). TV 69: Who's Who, What's What in the New TV Season. New York: Signet. p. 130. 
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