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Academic Programs

Overview

The Program Mapper is a customized visual representation of the Academic Programs in the LATTC catalog. You will find it organized by Pathways, groups of similar programs that are designed to help you select a program of study and speed your progress towards completion. You will find information on occupations and careers commonly associated with each program, including typical wages and the labor market demand for California.

Academic Programs -
Grouped by Pathways

Accounting

The Accounting program offers occupational training to students who plan to work in general and corporate accounting. Instruction is provided in financial and managerial accounting theory and in various practical aspects of the accounting field. General accountants record transactions involving receivables, payables, payroll, and property into a general ledger and examine the financial records for compliance with accounting standards and applicable laws. Corporate accountants record financial transactions, analyze and evaluate financial records, apply tax law and finance techniques, and may design and implement accounting/ bookkeeping systems and procedures. By fulfilling the program requirements, students are proficient in the application of basic financial and managerial accounting principles and techniques. Students will be adept at analyzing and recording economic transactions using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and relevant computer applications. Students will understand the application of accounting principles and techniques to service, merchandising, and manufacturing businesses. Typical positions are bookkeeper, accounting clerk, junior accountant and tax preparer. Courses required for the Accounting Clerk Certificate are designed to prepare students for entry level positions in specialized occupational areas after 2 to 3 semesters of study.

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Administration of Justice

The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T) prepares students for entry-level positions as police officers, police reserve officers, police assistants, and community service officers in police and sheriff鈥檚 departments and for positions in private security as well as preparation for careers in probation, parole, and federal law enforcement agencies. Emphasis is on critical thinking, oral communication skills, and writing skills essential to today鈥檚 law enforcement employees. Students are kept informed of changes in law enforcement such as community policing, laws of arrest, search and seizure, and updates to the state penal code. Role playing and Moot court presentation are included to enhance oral communication skills and preparation of written reports. Training is also provided in the area of crime analysis and use of computer technology in law enforcement.

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American Sign Language

The LATTC American Sign Language Certificate program is designed to meet the needs of students who seek further education in the field of deaf services; as well as prepare students for entry-level positions in interpreting, advocacy, instructional aides and other employment opportunities.

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Architectural Technology

In keeping with the LATTC and Construction, Design, and manufacturing mission, we offer transfer courses and provide assistance with job placement in various venues, including architectural, urban planning and engineering offices construction management firms the construction manufacturing industry and government agencies. We meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards and use sustainable design strategies and current computer tools (including Global Positioning System鈥擥PS, CFM, Computer-aided design鈥擟AD, Geographic Information System鈥擥IS, Building Information Modeling鈥擝IM, 3-D modeling and others) to record, organize, design and maintain the life cycle of the built environment.

Our courses are integrated and comprehensive, covering four clusters of study: 1) design/space-planning/programming 2) construction documents/BIM 3) building systems/materials/historical context and 4) sustainable tools, such as BIM, GPS, CAD, GIS, 3-D modeling, and simulation. Every class includes training in organizational skills, time management, teamwork, communication and digital file management, and the equipment used in the classroom is the same found in professional offices.

In the architecture design program, students learn additional skills, such as prototyping, visualization, conceptualization, 3-D composition, lighting, proportion, sketching and modeling.

This critical foundational knowledge can be applied to the fields of industrial design, toy design, furniture design, interior design, landscape architecture, set design and virtual reality spaces.

By fulfilling the program requirements, students will have the skills needed to enter the field as an Architectural Technician who is both a problem solver and an integral part of the design process. Students will master the skills necessary to work in the construction, drafting, estimating, building inspection, civil, electrical, mechanical and structural engineering, construction computer rendering, and computer-aided drawing arenas. General education classes provide a well rounded education, imparting the knowledge and skills needed to successfully participate in all aspects of society.

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Automotive and Related Technology

Los Angeles鈥 long-time infatuation with the motorcar has made it a leading center in automotive design. Employment opportunities continue to thrive, and the demand for trained automotive technicians in the filed continues to increase. The Automotive and Related Technology program trains students to work as professionals in this field, offering instruction in maintenance, diagnosis and overhaul procedures of electrical and fuel injection systems.

By fulfilling the program requirements, students will have gained the skills necessary to maintain, repair, and diagnose electrical, fuel injection systems, and overhaul procedures, as well as basic shop practices needed to meet industry standards.

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Automotive Collision Repair

Los Angeles is a leading collision capital center in the automotive design world. Insurance companies are increasingly demanding Auto Collision Technicians trained in damage cost estimations. The demand for fully trained Automotive Repair Technicians is very high where skilled technicians are readily employable and command excellent incomes. These technicians use highly sophisticated devices, such as laser for straightening frames, computer for mixing paint, and dust control contamination vacuum tools for smoothing paint.The LATTC Automotive Collision Repair program is designed for students who want to enter this growing field. Classes are a combination of classroom instruction coupled with hands-on training. Students learn welding procedures, diagnostic and repair procedures, body part alignment processes, metal finishing/shrinking/filling techniques, auto body electrical wiring systems, body section replacement and structural sectioning practices, body damage estimating techniques, auto body construction methods, paint color application skills, and body shop practices.By fulfilling the program requirements, students are proficient in a variety of automotive collision techniques and will have the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain, repair, and diagnose body and fender repairs. They will be proficient at all aspects of preparation and painting, including computerized mixing and matching, damage estimation, creating computerized reports and digital imaging. Students who complete this degree will be able to perform jobs as estimators, service managers equipped to repair problems occurring in automotive collision systems.

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Barbering

Barbering is the study and practice of professional care of the hair, skin and nails. The LATTC Barbering program offers training in hair styling and cutting; chemical treatments, waving, shaving techniques, hair cutting with clippers, razor, shears; skin care, manicures. The Barbering occupation is governed by stringent state laws which stipulate that all who enter the field must complete 1500 hours of instruction. The LATTC Barbering program is carefully designed to prepare students to pass the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology examination. This program integrates a mock state board exam to help familiarize the students with the examination procedures. By fulfilling the program requirements, students will have the knowledge and skills needed to successfully compete in the Barbering industry as barber stylists, barber salon managers, educators, make-up artists (both conventional and theatrical), product sales, manicurists and business owners.

Important Notes: All hours and operations on time cards are kept for five years per state requirements.

Please note regarding transfer hours: Transfer students with more than 300 hours from another Barbering program who have not received college level units from an accredited institution may not transfer into Los Angeles Trade Technical College. However, students who cannot transfer hours can start the LATTC Barbering program at the freshman level.

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Biotechnology (Biomanufacturing)

The LATTC Biotechnology Certificate/AS Degree Program is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to acquire the necessary skills in a biotechnology career with an emphasis in biomanufacturing. This program also suits the needs of transfer students who wish to complete their first two years of education in a community college.

Biotechnology is a changing industry that applies science and technologies to living organisms through the process of discovering, developing, manufacturing, and regulating quality of new products. Biotechnology applies to agriculture, human health and medicine, energy and environment. Biotechnology workers are employed in many industries, including, pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing; instrument, equipment and supplies manufacturing; scientific and technical consulting services; scientific and research development services; education; laboratories and government.

Our Biotechnology AS Degree Program focuses on biomanufacturing which directly serves pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing, but also other sectors such as food and agricultural sciences, green technology, and various science-related industries.

The Biotechnology program prepares students to find employment as entry-level lab technicians in fields that may include:

  • Biomanufacturing
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Food Science Technicians
  • Pharmaceuticals

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CAOT - Administrative Assistant

The Computer Applications and Office Technologies (CAOT) degree and certificate programs are designed to provide students with administrative and clerical competency skills required for employment in a variety of areas, such as business and industry, government agencies, schools, and hospitals. The degree and certificate options are designed to meet the varying needs of a wide spectrum of students, including those seeking:

  • Associate in Arts degree(s)
  • Certificate(s) that are specific to a discipline or area
  • Entry into the job market
  • Advanced training and/or retraining
  • Lifelong learning

By fulfilling the program requirements, students are prepared for entry level positions, promotion, and career advancement in a variety of office occupations. Students will be proficient in the use of software application programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Internet research.

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CAOT - Information Processing Specialist

The Information Processing Specialist provides support to assigned administrative personnel; coordinate office activities; monitor assigned activities, and provide meaningful informational recommendations to administrators and directors.

By fulfilling the program requirements, students are prepared for entry level positions. Some duties include:

  • Communicating with clients
  • Compiling data from various sources
  • Coordinating relevant information for special programs
  • Maintaining the organizations website
  • Monitoring assigned departmental activities
  • Ordering software and equipment for the organization
  • Responding to a wide range of correspondence

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CAOT - Office Assistant-Clerical

The Computer Applications and Office Technologies (CAOT) degree and certificate programs are designed to provide students with administrative and clerical competency skills required for employment in a variety of areas, such as business and industry, government agencies, schools, and hospitals. The degree and certificate options are designed to meet the varying needs of a wide spectrum of students, including those seeking:

  • Associate in Arts degree(s)
  • Certificate(s) that are specific to a discipline or area
  • Entry into the job market鈥 Advanced training and/or retraining
  • Lifelong learning

By fulfilling the program requirements, students are prepared for entry level positions, promotion, and career advancement in a variety of office occupations. Students will be proficient in the use of software application programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Internet research.

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Carpentry

To meet the training needs of persons interested in becoming a Carpenter, LATTC offers a Carpentry Associate in Science degree and a Carpentry Construction Technologies Associate in Arts degree as well as Certificates of Achievement.听

The Associate in Science degree is designed for individuals seeking entry level positions in the field. Students enrolling in this program should be able to commit to full-time student status, which is approximately 24 hours per week. This time commitment is necessary to allow for hands-on training with the laboratory applications used during the course of instruction.

The Associate in Arts degree is an evening-only course of study designed for individuals currently in the field who want to improve their skills or learn new ones. Due to limitations on available evening hours, the utilization of hands-on laboratory application is assumed to be provided at the students鈥 place of employment.

By fulfilling the program requirements, students will have the necessary knowledge and skills for a career as a Carpenter in the Construction or Maintenance arena. The construction, installation, and repair of structures and fixtures made from wood and other materials, working from blueprints, layout, measuring, marking, and arranging materials in accordance with local building codes, cutting and shaping wood, plastic, fiberglass, or drywall using hand and power tools, joining materials with nails, screws, staples, or adhesives are just some of the skills that will be mastered during this program.

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Chemical Technology

鈥婽he Chemical Technician (CT) or science technician occupations are becoming the fastest growing occupational category in the United States. The chemical technician generally performs laboratory analysis or testing in a wide variety of biological and physical science settings such as; environmental, drinking water, wastewater treatment, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and petroleum refineries; grading studies of materials, and quality control of industrial chemicals. Training is provided in applied chemistry, physics and mathematics as well as instrumentation, biotechnology, industrial processes, computerized analysis and quality control. The CT program is also designed to help students prepare for a smooth transition into other science related BA/BS degree programs at LATTC.听

At the conclusion of this program, students will have the skills necessary for:

  • Working in the chemical process industry, including treatment plants
  • Monitoring safety/health and environmental regulations
  • Sampling and handling chemical materials
  • Measuring physical properties
  • Performing chemical analysis
  • Performing instrumental analysis
  • Planning, designing and conducting experiments, and
  • Synthesizing compounds

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Chemistry

The Associate of Science Degree in Chemistry provides students interested in the physical, health, and biological sciences with a strong academic background in chemistry and the coursework required to transfer to four year institutions or professional schools. This degree certifies a students鈥 ability to analyze and solve problems in the field of chemistry and other fields where expertise in chemistry is required.听

Chemistry related fields include the pharmaceutical sciences, food sciences, biotechnology, biomanufacturing, nanotechnology, environmental sciences, engineering and many others. Our students pursue careers in chemistry, pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, physician assistant, laboratory technician and other health or physical science related careers. The degree presents curriculum in two major concentrations; one in Chemistry and the other in Biochemistry. Thus students can select the concentration appropriate to their majors.

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Child Development - Plan B

The LATTC Child Development Program is designed to meet the needs of those students who wish to prepare themselves for employment or who are currently employed in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Elementary Education field. This curriculum prepares student to teach in programs for children including: private facilities, parent cooperatives, Head Start programs, Children鈥檚 centers and infant/toddler or school age programs. In addition, this program also prepares students to transfer to four year universities in either Child Development or Teacher Education majors.听

Completion of each program leads to a certificate, transfer option and/or an Associate in Arts degree. With additional general education units and required experience, students will be eligible for the Child Development Permit as defined under Title 5. Meeting this requirement will enable the student to teach in Federal and State preschool programs.

The Child Development courses provide training in infant and toddler care; working with school age children; supervising and administering childcare programs, as well as working with special needs children. Students who complete this degree program will be proficient in the methodology of working with young children through the extensive overview of theories and application of child development, the development of curriculum and lesson planning techniques, ways to observe and record child behavior, and classroom management techniques.

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Child Development Certificates

The Child Development Program offers various educational options. Completion of each program leads to a certificate, transfer option and/or an Associate in Arts degree. With additional general education units and required experience, the student will be eligible for the Child Development Permit as defined under Title 5. Meeting this requirement will enable the student to teach in both Federal and State preschool programs.

The Child Development courses provide training in infant and toddler care; working with school age children; supervising and administering childcare programs, as well as working with special needs children. Students who complete this degree program will be proficient in the methodology of working with young children through the extensive overview of theories and application of child development, the development of curriculum and lesson planning techniques, ways to observe and record child behavior, and classroom management techniques. This curriculum prepares student to teach in programs for children including: private facilities, parent cooperative, Head Start programs, Children鈥檚 Centers and infant/toddler or school age programs. In addition, this program also prepares students to transfer to four year universities in either Child Development or Teacher Education majors.

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Community Planning and Economic Development

The Community Planning program at LATTC is the only program offered at an accredited community college in the United States. Our unique program provides students the knowledge and training needed for successful employment in the field of community and economic development. The community and economic development industry focuses on revitalizing low and moderate income communities. Rebuilding the economic, physical and social infrastructure of urban communities represents a new, growing and exciting career opportunity. Students can learn basic planning knowledge, development strategies, technical skills and networks needed to enter the industry, earning a Certificate of Achievement.

The Community Planning curriculum and courses are regularly reviewed to ensure that they are relevant, industry appropriate and cutting edge. Industry experts (academic and practitioners) develop, design and teach our courses. Our industry partnerships provide critical resources for our students, providing them with invaluable employment, volunteer, internship and networking opportunities. Our courses are structured to be laboratories (classroom and field work) that combine lecture, project driven learning and hands on application of knowledge to contemporary issues affecting communities. Community planning courses are taught during the evening/weekends on campus and in the community to provide students with the greatest range of educational opportunities.

Successful students will be able to apply a community organizing set of skills and tools that address multiple community and economic development issues. Students who complete the program become viable and competitive for employment opportunities. They will have developed their knowledge and skill base, practiced their learning through field work, internships or paid experience and have created networks and/or participated in collaborations that have maximized their knowledge with capacity to understand urgent issues and trends.

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Computer Information Systems

The Computer Information Systems program is designed to prepare students for careers in the exciting Information Technology fields such as programming, software engineering, database administration, computer networking, multimedia programming, and web programming technologies. Microcomputer usage continues to grow at an ever increasing pace as does the demand for workers with solid technical skills and knowledge of programming, networking, and website development and management. The primary goal of the program is to prepare students for entry-level employment as well as providing marketable career advancement knowledge and skills. Students with interest in transferring to an Information Systems program at four-year institutions should consult with the Counseling department for needed course work.

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Correctional Science

The Correctional Science program will prepare you to enter the rapidly growing field of corrections. The correctional field has an enormous range of career options, and with the proper training, a future filled with job opportunity and flexibility will be opened. Substantial and growing employment opportunities exist in corrections, public and private detention facilities, law enforcement, private security, immigration and customs, secret service, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Homeland Security are just some of the areas open to you. Students will also have the opportunity to gain experience in the field participating in ride a longs and internships with local agencies.

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Cosmetology

Cosmetology is the study and practice of professional care of the hair, skin and nails. The LATTC Cosmetology program offers training in hair styling and cutting; chemical treatments, including hair coloring and lightening, permanent waving, hair straightening, hair cutting with clippers, razor, shears; skin care, and nail care. The Cosmetology occupation is governed by stringent state laws which stipulate that all who enter the field must complete 1600 hours of instruction. The LATTC Cosmetology program is carefully designed to prepare students to pass the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology examination. This program integrates a mock state board exam to help familiarize the students with the examination procedures. By fulfilling the program requirements, students will have the knowledge and skills needed to successfully compete in the Beauty industry as stylists, salon managers, educators, make-up artists (both conventional and theatrical), product sales, manicurists, and business owners.

Important Notes: All hours and operations on time cards are kept for five years per state requirements.

Please note regarding transfer hours: Transfer students with more than 300 hours from another Cosmetology program who have not received college level units from an accredited institution may not transfer into Los Angeles Trade Technical College. However, students who cannot transfer hours can start the LATTC Cosmetology program at the freshman level.

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CSU General Education

The Certificate of Achievement in CSU General Education (CSU-GE-Breadth) is a program designed for students planning to transfer to either the California State University (CSU) system. It offers students a program of study which meets CSU general education transfer requirements. Although the certificate recognizes the completion of CSU general education requirements, it does not guarantee admission to a specific campus within the CSU system nor does it guarantee admission to a specific major. Some majors and colleges may require a different lower division preparation and/or a higher GPA than is necessary for this certificate.

Students who intend to transfer must meet all current CSU general education transfer requirements including minimum GPA and eligibility for certification. Students are strongly advised to meet with a counselor to discuss transfer requirements and lower division major preparation that is needed for their intended transfer school.

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Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts department at LATTC has the proud history of being one of the oldest cooking schools in the nation. The program offers an extensive 鈥渉ands on鈥 and theory based culinary arts education that prepares students to enter the highly competitive hospitality industry. The department hosts professional industry-seasoned chefs as faculty, bringing their experiences from around the world. In addition to rigorous classroom instruction, students are trained in a working foodservice facility while attending classes. The Culinary Arts Associate in Arts degree and Certificate of Achievement are recognized and accredited by the American Culinary Federation Educational Foundation (ACFEF). On graduating from the LATTC Culinary Arts program, students are qualified to work as cooks, line cooks, caterers, private chefs, chef assistants, and sous chefs.

The Culinary Arts program has successfully prepared students for the hospitality industry for many years. By fulfilling the program requirements, students will possess a working foundation of skills necessary to work in a professional industry kitchen. Within the program, students will illustrate a working foundation of a professional industry kitchen. Students are proficient in cooking techniques and terminology including meat fabrication and cookery, hot and cold sauce preparation, vegetable identification and production, task organizing and time management. Successful students will graduate with a working knowledge of culinary nutrition and fundamental management skills, as well as National Restaurant Association Serve Safe Certification.

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Digital Media

The Digital Media program in the Design and Media Arts Pathway provides instruction using industry recognized software and cutting edge digital tools to promote best practices in the innovative design of digital media across a variety of delivery platforms. Students who complete this program will be prepared to enter careers as mobile and interactive application developers, web designers, audio and video producers as well as other technology鈥恉riven, creative fields.

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Digital Media - Digital Video and Audio

The Digital Media: Digital Video and Audio program in the Design and Media Arts Pathway uses industry recognized software and cutting edge digital tools to promote best practices in the innovative design of digital video and audio across a variety of delivery platforms. Students who complete this program will be prepared to enter careers in film, television, music and other media related industries.

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Digital Media Mobile Application and Web Design

The Digital Media: Mobile Application and Web Design program in the Design and Media Arts Pathway uses industry recognized tools and technologies to promote best practices in the design, development, testing and delivery of a variety of applications. Students who complete this program will be prepared to enter careers as mobile and interactive application developers, web designers and other technology related careers in this rapidly evolving industry.

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Early Childhood Education

The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer (AS-T) degree prepares students with the academic coursework necessary for a variety of child development permits issued by the State of California for students who wish to work while completing their education. Early Childhood Education introduces the theories of child development and principles of education focusing on children ages 0-5 years. The AS-T in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree is intended for students who plan to complete a baccalaureate degree in a similar program or major at a California State University campus. Students who complete this degree will gain priority admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.听

The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer (AS-T) degree will be awarded upon completion of the following:

- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), with 鈥淐鈥漵 or better in all coursework AND completion of Area 1C Oral communication (CSU admission requirement)

- California State University General Education 鈥 Breadth Requirements (CSU GE). Areas A1, A2, A3, & B4 must be completed with a grade of 鈥淐鈥 or better (CSU admission requirement)

  1. Completion of 60 transferable semester units to the California State University
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all transferable coursework.
  3. Full completion of one the following General education patterns
  4. A minimum of 24 semester units required for the major
  5. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of 鈥淐鈥 or better or a 鈥淧鈥 if the course is taken on a 鈥淧ass-No Pass鈥 basis (Title 5 搂 55063).

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Electrical Construction and Maintenance

To meet the training needs of persons interested in becoming an Electrician LATTC offers an Electrical Construction and Maintenance Associate of Science degree, and Electrical Construction and Maintenance Construction Technologies Associate of Arts degree, as well as Certificates of Achievement.

The Associate in Science degree is designed for individuals seeking entry level positions in the field. Students enrolling in this program should be able to commit to full time student status, which is approximately 24 hours per week in the classrooms and laboratories, plus at least 12 hours of homework every week. This time commitment is necessary to allow for hands on training in the laboratory applications used during the course of instruction.

The Associate in Arts degree is an evenings only course of study designed for individuals, currently working in the electrical field, who want to improve or expand their skills. Due to the limitations of the student鈥檚 available evening hours, much of the hands on laboratory component is assumed to be provided at the student鈥檚 place of employment. Depending on availability, the Associate in Arts degree may require more time to complete. See the Department Chair for details prior to enrolling.

By fulfilling the program requirements, students will have the necessary knowledge and skills for a career in Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Construction and Maintenance of Electrical Systems. Electrical theory, electrical controls, conduit installation, blueprints, low voltage systems, maintenance practices, equipment installation, etc. are just some of the skills that will be mastered during this program.

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Electrical Line-Worker (Lineman)

Formerly known as Renewable Energy Generation, Transmission and Distribution - Powerline Mechanic.

LATTC offers Utility Industry Fundamentals and Powerline Mechanic Certificates of Achievement, as well as an Associate of Science degree in Renewable Energy Generation, Transmission, and Distribution with a Powerline Mechanic emphasis, for individuals interested in working in occupations in the utility industry sector鈥攑articularly transmission and distribution occupations. The courses comprising this program enable individuals to be prepared to obtain entry-level positions in the utility sector.

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Electronics Communications

鈥婽his program covers, circuit analysis of several complete FM systems. By completing the certificate and/or degree, students will be able to pass the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Examination. In addition, by fulfilling the program requirements, students are proficient in the operation of AM/FM Transmitters and can trouble shoot AM/FM Receivers as well as install C Band, K/U Band, and digital satellites systems (DSS). Students will also have an understating of cordless phones, microwave receivers/transmitters, and cell phone systems

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English

The Associates in Arts Degree in English for Transfer (AA-T) is for students who intend to complete a bachelor鈥檚 degree in English at a California State University. Core course work explores primarily British and American writers through an array of literary traditions, providing opportunities for students to express their understanding and appreciation of the literary world through analysis, research and composition.

This degree provides lower division preparation for students planning to transfer into English programs. Students will take courses in English as well as related fields required for English majors. Students who complete this degree will be guaranteed admission with junior status to the California State University, though not a particular campus or major, and will be given priority admission to our local CSU campus.

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T) degree will be awarded upon completion of the following:

  • Completion of 60 transferable semester units to the California State University
  • Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all transferable coursework.
  • Full completion of one the following General education patterns
    • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), with 鈥淐鈥漵 or better in all coursework AND completion of Area 1C Oral communication (CSU admission requirement)
    • California State University General Education 鈥 Breadth Requirements (CSU GE). Areas A1, A2, A3, & B4 must be completed with a grade of 鈥淐鈥 or better (CSU admission requirement)
  • A minimum of 18 semester units required for the major
  • All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of 鈥淐鈥 or better or a 鈥淧鈥 if the course is taken on a 鈥淧ass-No Pass鈥 basis (Title 5 搂 55063).

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Fashion Design

The Los Angeles Trade Technical College Fashion Design and Fashion Technology programs prepare students for careers in all areas of apparel manufacturing from assistant designers to production management.听

The Fashion Design and Fashion Technology programs provide specialized training in current methods of garment construction, illustration, draping, pattern making, and grading. Instruction includes the most widely used apparel software programs. In addition to foundational principles, students are encouraged to experiment with creative design problems throughout the two year program.听

The Fashion Design program is staffed by professional instructors who have spent many years in the fashion industry as designers, pattern makers, production managers and manufacturers in all categories of apparel. The Fashion Design classrooms are equipped like design rooms complete with industrial sewing machines, pressing equipment, grading machines, dress forms and industrial cutting tables. In addition, the college has state of the art computer lab classrooms where instruction is offered in Gerber Technology, Lectra Inc.,Tukatech and PAD Systems, which allows students to master technology along with traditional skills. The newest computer lab was developed to answer industry demand for training in fashion and technical illustration using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

The fashion community contributes to the program through student scholarships donated by professional groups, companies and individuals. Fashion professionals are invited to work with and critique student designs and prominent speakers visit the campus on a regular basis to lecture on current fashion industry trends. Foreign and domestic fashion publications are available for student reference as well as an extensive collection of historical fashion magazines. The Sharon Tate Costume Collection houses a vast collection of apparel from noted designers and historical costumes, used to inspire students and offer creative solutions to design problems. In addition, the apparel community provides internship opportunities for department students through the Cooperative Education courses. These internships offer students real life experiences and potential for permanent employment.

By fulfilling the program requirements, students are proficient in construction and assembly, patternmaking and grading, technical and fashion illustration, and draping techniques used to manufacture soft goods. In addition, they will understand and be able to apply computer technology to industry related tasks. The comprehensive two year program stresses industrial problem solving using professional techniques.

Los Angeles is the leading center for apparel manufacturing in the United States. These firms require personnel trained in the design and technical aspects of clothing production. Many local apparel manufacturing firms employ LATTC graduates as designers, assistant designers, grader/marker makers, pattern makers, technical designers, specification writers, and production managers. The program equips graduates with the skills necessary to work in the local industry as well as the global market.

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Fashion Merchandising

Fashion Merchandising is the-planning, organization, and development of fashion products to be sold at a profit. The program at LATTC is unique in that it offers instruction covering both manufacturing processes and retail expertise. Computer technology plays an important role in the program offering instruction on AIMS software.Retail is a major industry in Southern California and fashion constitutes one of its largest segments.

Retail positions range from major department stores to specialty outlets, and from personal stylists to employment in wholesale manufacturing. Los Angeles has taken the lead as the largest apparel manufacturing center in the United States, and the Fashion Merchandising curriculum is designed to provide specialized training in fashion trends, and consumer demand, as well as wholesale concepts.

Upon completion of the program, students will understand the cultural aspects of fashion in history, entrepreneurial opportunities in the fashion industry, and how to communicate the latest fashion trends and styling. Students will also be proficient in international business processes preparing them for the global apparel market.

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Fashion Technology

The Los Angeles Trade Technical College Fashion Design and Fashion Technology programs prepare students for careers in all areas of apparel manufacturing from assistant designers to production management.听

The Fashion Design and Fashion Technology programs provide specialized training in current methods of garment construction, illustration, draping, pattern making, and grading. Instruction includes the most widely used apparel software programs. In addition to foundational principles, students are encouraged to experiment with creative design problems throughout the two year program. The Fashion Design program is staffed by professional instructors who have spent many years in the fashion industry as designers, pattern makers, production managers and manufacturers in all categories of apparel. The Fashion Design classrooms are equipped like design rooms complete with industrial sewing machines, pressing equipment, grading machines, dress forms and industrial cutting tables. In addition, the college has state of the art computer lab classrooms where instruction is offered in Gerber Technology, Lectra Inc.,Tukatech and PAD Systems, which allows students to master technology along with traditional skills. The newest computer lab was developed to answer industry demand for training in fashion and technical illustration using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

The fashion community contributes to the program through student scholarships donated by professional groups, companies and individuals. Fashion professionals are invited to work with and critique student designs and prominent speakers visit the campus on a regular basis to lecture on current fashion industry trends. Foreign and domestic fashion publications are available for student reference as well as an extensive collection of historical fashion magazines. The Sharon Tate Costume Collection houses a vast collection of apparel from noted designers and historical costumes, used to inspire students and offer creative solutions to design problems. In addition, the apparel community provides internship opportunities for department students through the Cooperative Education courses. These internships offer students real life experiences and potential for permanent employment.

By fulfilling the program requirements, students are proficient in construction and assembly, patternmaking and grading, technical and fashion illustration, and draping techniques used to manufacture soft goods. In addition, they will understand and be able to apply computer technology to industry related tasks. The comprehensive two year program stresses industrial problem solving using professional techniques.听

Los Angeles is the leading center for apparel manufacturing in the United States. These firms require personnel trained in the design and technical aspects of clothing production. Many local apparel manufacturing firms employ LATTC graduates as designers, assistant designers, grader/marker makers, pattern makers, technical designers, specification writers, and production managers. The program equips graduates with the skills necessary to work in the local industry as well as the global market.

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Heavy Duty Truck, Transit, and Equipment

If you live in the United States, almost every single thing you eat, wear or use has been transported by diesel powered vehicles and alternative/green power plants.

New EPA/CARB regulations have impacted the fuel technology and energy source/design used. Trucks, trains, buses and many other medium and heavy duty vehicles have evolved to match today鈥檚 more stringent clean air emission standards. Graduates of the Diesel Technology program are well paid and have a diverse choice of areas in which to specialize. In recent years, the demand from local employers has exceeded our supply of qualified graduates as the program continues to grow.

After successful completion of the program requirements, students will become proficient in all aspects of diesel engine fundamentals, electrical components, fuel systems, overhaul procedures, air brake system and the construction and operation of diesel engines.

Contract and Continued Training
In addition to our regular curriculum, we offer contract education and continued training for journey level technicians who wish to update their skills in the latest technology available. These additional classes include Periodic Smoke Inspection Certification, Southern California Regional Transit Training Consortium classes, and Eaton Transmission Factory Certified Training.

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Hybrid & Electric Plug-In Vehicle Technology

The courses listed in this certificate compile a comprehensive list of job-related skills needed to acquire hybrid and electric plug-in vehicle maintenance and repair technical skills. They cover basic, intermediate and advanced level training of these vehicles including the different configurations used in the automotive, transit and trucking industries. These skills will prepare an individual for entry-level employment or career advancement in the maintenance and repair of hybrid vehicles in all sectors of the transportation industry.

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IGETC

鈥婽he Certificate of Achievement in Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) is a program designed for students planning to transfer to either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system. It offers students a program of study which meets IGETC general education transfer requirements.

Although the certificate recognizes the completion of IGETC general education requirements, it does not guarantee admission to a specific campus within the CSU or UC system nor does it guarantee admission to a specific major. Some majors and colleges may require a different lower division preparation and/or a higher GPA than is necessary for this certificate.

Students who intend to transfer must meet all current IGETC general education transfer requirements including minimum GPA and eligibility for certification. Students are strongly advised to meet with a counselor to discuss transfer requirements and lower division major preparation that is needed for their intended transfer school.

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Interdisciplinary Studies - Arts and Sciences

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university may choose the Associate in Arts degree with a major in Liberal Arts and Sciences by choosing one of the options listed below.听

The Liberal Arts degree is designed for students who desire a broad base of knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences. The Liberal Arts degree is one option for students who plan to transfer to a four-year university, including the California State University (CSU) or the University of California (UC).听

NOTE: Students need to complete additional units to meet the required 60 units for the Associate of Arts degree.听

Students should be aware that not all courses on this list are offered every semester.

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Kinesiology

鈥婽he Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer (AA-T) program is designed to prepare students for CSU transfer to complete a bachelor鈥檚 degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Physical Education, pre-Physical Therapy, Athletic Training and other related allied health professions. Interested students may also pursue careers as personal trainers.

Students completing the AA-T in Kinesiology are guaranteed admission to the California State University system, although not necessarily to a particular campus or major of choice. Students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements as this AA-T in Kinesiology degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a college or university that is not part of the CSU system.

The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer (AA-T) degree will be awarded upon completion of the following:

  • Completion of 60 transferable semester units to the California State University
  • Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all transferable coursework.
  • Full completion of one the following General education patterns
  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), with 鈥淐鈥漵 or better in all coursework AND completion of Area 1C Oral communication (CSU admission requirement)
  • California State University General Education 鈥 Breadth Requirements (CSU GE). Areas A1, A2, A3, & B4 must be completed with a grade of 鈥淐鈥 or better (CSU admission requirement)
  • A minimum of 20 semester units required for the major
  • All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of 鈥淐鈥 or better or a 鈥淧鈥 if the course is taken on a 鈥淧ass-No Pass鈥 basis (Title 5 搂 55063).

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Labor Studies

The Labor Center, located in MA-005, offers Labor Studies classes leading to an Associate in Arts Degree or Certificate of Achievement in Labor Studies. Classes and programs are held both on campus and off site at union halls and community organizations. Students can register online, on site in class or at the Labor Center Office.听

The Labor Center maintains strong relationships with leaders of organized labor and the community, including a broad based Advisory Board. These leaders help promote participation in the Labor Studies program, and assure evaluation and feedback from the labor movement to help shape future programs. The Labor Center staff also advise Labor Studies students and prospective students, and the Center maintains a collection of labor DVDs available for free loan.

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Liberal Arts - Behavioral and Social Sciences

The LATTC Liberal Arts: Behavioral and Social Sciences AA Degree Program is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to complete their education in a community college, and also to provide sufficient critical thinking skills to students who wish to find employment.

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Liberal Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

鈥婽he LATTC Liberal Arts: Behavioral and Social Sciences AA Degree Program is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to complete their education in a community college, and also to provide sufficient critical thinking skills to students who wish to find employment.

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Machine Shop: CNC

LATTC offers an Associate in Science degree in Machine Shop CNC as well as a Certificate of Achievement.

The Associate in Science degree and Certificate of Achievement, is designed for individuals seeking entry level positions in the field. Students enrolling in this program should be able to commit to full-time student status, which is approximately 21 hours per week. This time commitment is necessary to allow for hands-on training in the lab applications used during the course of instruction.

By fulfilling the program requirements, students will have the necessary knowledge and skills for a career in the Machining Industry. Students will properly use related terminology, safely set-up and operate numerous conventional and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools, use computers to program various CNC machines directly or with Computer Assisted Machinery (CAM), and interpret most related parts and assembly drawings. The general education component classes will give the student a well rounded education and provide knowledge and skills to assist in successful participation in all aspects of society.

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Management - Supervision

The Management/Supervision program is designed to prepare students for managerial responsibilities in business by studying both fundamentals of business operations and human relations. This program will add basic management/supervisory skills to their current occupation or technical skills they may already possess. Course work will cover the basic business management skills with emphasis on human relations, leadership, written and oral communications that relates to managerial/supervisory positions. Graduates of this program should be able to improve one鈥檚 promotability and will be eligible for jobs as assistant managers, management trainees, supervisors, team leaders, first line managers and a wide range of other entry level positions. Non managers/supervisors will also increase their knowledge of basic business functions and enhance their current job performance.

By fulfilling the program requirements, students will increase their abilities to negotiate successfully, build and manage teams, manage projects, resolve confl icts, communicate and motivate teams to achieving departmental and organizational success. Students will also understand and will be able to apply management/supervision concepts in real world situations whether they are in business for themselves or working within government, private or non profit industries.

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Marketing and Public Relations

鈥婽he program is designed to insure all students master all aspects of marketing and public relations, which include advertising, branding, and corporate communications. Students will study and evaluate the effectiveness and appropriateness of marketing and public relations messages while engaging in problem analysis, strategic planning, message development, and tactical solutions. Using both traditional and digital media students will be able to implement compelling marketing campaigns that reach customers and consumers in new and innovative ways, grow market share, and increase bottom line results.

By fulfilling the program requirements, students will have a background in the principles and practices involved in the promotion and distribution of products and services from producers through middleman to the ultimate consumer. This program leads to entry level positions in public relations and marketing careers in business, industry, agency, government, and nonprofit sectors of society. Typical jobs includes, marketing director, public relations representative, corporate consultant, political campaign advisor, small business owner, marketing and non profit communications consultants.

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Mathematics

The Associate in Science for Transfer in Mathematics prepares a student for transfer into the CSU system for further study in pure or applied mathematics. Earning a 4-year degree in mathematics prepares students for careers in which mathematical skills are in great demand, such as science, technology, engineering, computer science, business, industry, medicine, education or government. The goal of this degree is to provide a clear pathway for transfer students applying to the California State University (CSU). Completion of the Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer (AST) ensures transfer students will complete the lower division general education requirements as well as the articulated lower division major requirements for the bachelor鈥檚 degree in Mathematics prior to transferring.

The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer (AS-T) degree will be awarded upon completion of the following.

  • Completion of 60 transferable semester units to the California State University
  • Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all transferable coursework.
  • Full completion of one the following General education patterns
  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), with 鈥淐鈥漵 or better in all coursework AND completion of Area 1C Oral communication (CSU admission requirement)
  • California State University General Education 鈥 Breadth Requirements (CSU GE). Areas A1, A2, A3, & B4 must be completed with a grade of 鈥淐鈥 or better (CSU admission requirement)
  • A minimum of 23 semester units required for the major
  • All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of 鈥淐鈥 or better or a 鈥淧鈥 if the course is taken on a 鈥淧ass-No Pass鈥 basis (Title 5 搂 55063).

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Medical Office Assistant

鈥婽he Medical Office Assistant Certificate of Achievement prepares students for entry level employment in a medical/dental front office, such as a doctor/dentist鈥檚 office, hospital, clinic, and/or medical insurance company. Upon completion of the certificate program, students are prepared to assume entry level medical/dental office duties and responsibilities. The program may also prepare students for career advancement and retraining in the use of current computer application programs. The program also provides the basic skills that promote success in the workplace. Typical positions include medical clerk, medical transcriber, medical office assistant, and assistant medical office manager.

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Microcomputer Technician

Students can acquire the basic skills and knowledge to earn the Microcomputer Technician Associate in Science Degree / Certificate of Achievement, in the Electronics Department.听 This program will not only prepare students for an award, but will also prepare them for the A+ Certification exam, and help them prepare for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA).

By fulfilling the program requirements, students are able to format a computer, install the operating system, and install all the necessary drivers. Students will be able to successfully configure and create a network system consisting of a number of computers all for employment in a field related to microcomputer technician.

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Motorcycle Repair Mechanics-Adjunct

The Certificate of Achievement in Motorcycle Repair is designed for both new students as well as industry professionals who want to upgrade their skills and show validation of technology training.

Courses leading to the Certificate are offered during evenings and on weekends. Upon completion of the program, students will have the skills necessary to maintain, repair, and diagnose electrical and fuel induction systems, and will be proficient in tune-up overhaul procedures and basic shop practices.

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Noncredit Certificates

This certificate prepares students for success in college. Students will obtain the basic skills needed to successfully transition to college classes and start working towards their certificate, degree, or transfer goals.

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Nursing - Registered LVN to RN 30-Unit Option

Nursing is a field that is in high demand and is one that is personally rewarding and constantly stimulating. The Career Ladder Program at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing. It combines nursing theory with selected laboratory experiences and general education courses. Program courses are sequenced from simple to complex. Nursing courses include medical surgical nursing, reproductive and women鈥檚 health, nursing of children and families, psychiatric nursing, geriatric and community nursing, leadership and preceptorship. The graduate of the Career Ladder program is eligible to apply for the State Board of Registered Nursing Licensing Examination (NCLEX) once all nursing program and Associate in Science Degree requirements are satisfactorily met.

Applicants with a valid VN license may enter into second semester after completing the LVN to RN Bridge course (RN 135) and passing the pharmacology exam and dosage calculation examination. Students have the option of challenging Medical Surgical Nursing I, RN 126, R Reproductive and Women鈥檚 Health Nursing, RN 131, and RN 132, Nursing Care of Children and Families. This may be done after completing 12 units at LATTC and after being accepted into the Career Ladder program.

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Nursing Registered

The Registered Nursing (RN) Program at LATTC combines nursing and general education courses with selected laboratory experiences during which students provide nursing care to clients in hospitals and other health care facilities. Nursing courses include medical surgical nursing, geriatric nursing, maternal child health nursing, pediatric nursing, psychiatric nursing, pharmacology, and nursing management and leadership and preceptorship. The program is designed to be completed within four semesters after admission.

Applicants must meet health as well as other requirements mandated by the program and affiliating hospitals/clinic prior to entry. Candidates are admitted to the program in the Fall and Spring semesters. Candidates must enter the program with a minimum overall 2.5 grade point average in all college level courses and a 2.5 grade point average in the science prerequisites. A candidate may file an application only after all prerequisites have been completed. At that time, the student will be eligible to take the nursing entrance examination called TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills). If the student achieves a passing score on the TEAS, he or she will be placed on the waiting list. If a student does not achieve a passing score on the TEAS, he or she will be provided with remediation opportunities and permitted to retake the exam. Students may retake the entrance exam once. Program flyers with prerequisites and admission information may be obtained from the Counseling Office or the Department of Allied Health. The Registered Nursing Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).

Prerequisite Courses

A GPA of 2.5 or better must be earned in all college level courses and a 2.5 grade point average in the science prerequisites.

Please note: You must be accepted into the Nursing Program before you can enroll in these classes. Once accepted enrollment will be done by the department. You cannot enroll online.

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Operation and Maintenance Engineering - Steam Plant

Most craft workers specialize in one kind of work, such as plumbing or carpentry. General maintenance and repair workers, however, have skills in many different crafts. They repair and maintain machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings. They also work on plumbing, electrical, and air conditioning and heating systems. They build partitions, make plaster or drywall repairs, and fix or paint roofs, windows, doors, floors, woodwork, and other parts of building structures. In addition, they maintain and repair specialized equipment and machinery found in cafeterias, laundries, hospitals, stores, offices, and factories.听

A general maintenance worker鈥檚 typical duties include troubleshooting and fixing faulty electrical switches, repairing air-conditioning motors, and unclogging drains. In addition, newer buildings sometimes have computer-controlled systems that allow maintenance workers to make adjustments in building settings and monitor for problems from a central location; for example, they can remotely control light sensors that turn off lights automatically after a set amount of time or identify a broken ventilation fan that needs to be replaced.

General maintenance and repair workers inspect and diagnose problems and determine the best way to correct them, frequently checking blueprints, repair manuals, and parts catalogs. They obtain supplies and repair parts from distributors or storerooms. Using common hand and power tools such as screwdrivers, saws, drills, wrenches, and hammers, as well as specialized equipment and electronic testing devices, these workers replace or fix worn or broken parts, where necessary, or make adjustments to correct malfunctioning equipment and machines.

General maintenance and repair workers also perform routine preventive maintenance tasks to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently, and the physical condition of buildings does not deteriorate. Following a checklist, they may inspect drives, motors, and belts, check fluid levels, replace filters, and perform other maintenance actions. Maintenance and repair workers keep records of their work.听

The 鈥淐ertified Steam Boiler License鈥 is a specialized certification required for many maintenance workers. LATTC offers a Certificate of Achievement-Steam Plant to address this need. The core of the program is designed to prepare students to take the Boiler/Steam Plant certification exam, while the remainder is structured to create students who possess an array of skills which would be transferable to a variety of job settings, creating a highly capable general maintenance worker.听

By fulfilling the program requirements, students will have the necessary skills for entry and mid level jobs in the general maintenance industry. This program prepares the student for basic electrical, heating and refrigeration, plumbing, and carpentry work, and to pass the 鈥淐ertified Boiler/Steam Plant鈥 License exam.

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Paralegal Studies

鈥婽he Paralegal Studies program at LATTC will prepare students for employment as paralegals or legal assistants in both the private and public sectors. Students who complete the program will be able to work with lawyers in law offices, corporations, governmental agencies or other entities. Upon completion of the program students will be able to prepare cases for court, calendar, draft various legal documents, fill out Judicial Council Forms, interview clients, brief cases and conduct traditional and computer assisted legal research using Lexis Nexis and/or West Law. The program will also provide hands on experience through internships within private law firms, government agencies, courts and legal aid clinics.

The graduate possessing the Certificate of Achievement or the AA Degree will be able to work closely with attorneys and be responsible for researching, analyzing, and managing tasks associated with legal cases. The Paralegal Studies program at LATTC is driven by its business relationships and partnerships with practicing lawyers, paralegals from the public and private sectors, legal clinics, paralegal consortium鈥檚 and other community colleges鈥 paralegal faculty members. The mission of the program is to provide an environment of excellence in knowledge and the latest practices of the legal field

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Physics

The Associate in Science Tranfer Degree in Physics provides students with a core curriculum that will prepare them with the knowledge and skills required to transfer and earn a Baccalaureate degree in Physics (or a similar major) at a California State University (CSU). Students will develop strong mathematical, analytical, and laboratory skills, and a solid understanding of the fundamental physical laws that govern the universe. This degree certifies a students鈥 ability to analyze and solve problems in the field of physics and other fields where expertise in physics is required. The coursework to complete this degree will also satisfy the lower division requirements for a variety of Baccalaureate degrees including, Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Computer Science.

The Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer will be awarded upon completion of 60 transferable semester units to the California State University, including the following:听

  • Completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education 鈥 Breadth Requirements.
  • A minimum of 18 semester units required for the major.
  • All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of 鈥淐鈥 or better or a 鈥淧鈥 if the course is taken on a 鈥淧ass-No Pass鈥 basis (Title 5 搂 55063).

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Plumbing

The Plumbing Degree & Certificate are designed to prepare students for employment in the plumbing and related pipe industry.

Career opportunities for students completing this program of study include, but are not limited to:

  • First-Line Sup/Mgrs of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
  • Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
  • Pipelayers
  • Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
  • Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners

By fulfilling the program requirements, students will have the necessary knowledge and skills for a career in residential, commercial, and industrial service and repair or construction plumbing. Reading of blueprints, layout, estimating, installation of piping systems and fixtures, repair of supply and waste water systems are just some of the skills that will be mastered during this program.

The coursework in this program meets the requirements for entry into the plumbing trade.听

Note: Students enrolling in this program should be able to commit to full-time student status, which is approximately 24 hours per week. This time commitment is necessary to allow for hands-on training with the laboratory applications used during the course of instruction.

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Process Technology

Contact: Dr. Virgil Shields for information; @email; 818-839-1597

This program is a unique combination of process technology, chemical technology and biotechnology. After a broad introduction to all of these fields, you will have the opportunity to specialize your program in one or more areas providing you with a strong background that will enhance your job skills.

The Chemical Process Industries (CPI) are a major part of U.S. manufacturing and represent diverse industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to large-scale processing of gasoline, waste-water treatment, water utilization, power generation and food and beverage. Working in the CPI represents a particular challenge with regard to handling materials, which range from small quantities of specialized products to large quantities of potentially hazardous materials.

Process Technicians (PTs) team with engineers and other technicians with specialties such as instrumentation, electronics, or maintenance to adjust and optimize conditions for the production of large quantities of products. The quality of the production is dependent on the skill and knowledge of the Process Technician in carrying out the operations of the plant. PTs must be concerned with issues such as personal and co-worker safety, impact of materials on the environment, and process skills that deal with all aspects of controlling processes and maintaining equipment.

The LATTC Process Technology program is a member of the North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA). The NAPTA was founded for the purpose of ensuring that Process Technology instructors and students are on the receiving end of current industry analytical methods, techniques, equipment and standards. The Alliance is also committed to providing a well skilled employee pool for process, chemical and biotechnology industry employment opportunities.

At the conclusion of this program, students will have the skills necessary for:

  • Working in the refinery, biomanufacturing, petrochemical and other process industry, including water treatment and processing plants
  • Monitoring safety/health and environmental regulations
  • Sampling and handling chemical materials
  • Measuring physical properties
  • Operating and maintaining process instruments and industrial equipment
  • Understanding process operations using process diagrams, P&IDs, loop sheets and associated documents
  • Utilizing computer simulations to run industrial operations
  • Troubleshooting process operations

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Professional Baking

The Professional Baking program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Educational Foundation (ACFEF). This two year program prepares students for successful careers within the hospitality community. Baking program students, under the direct supervision of their chef instructor, will discuss, prepare, and analyze various baked goods including quick breads, yeast breads, laminated dough, specialty and wedding cakes, cookies, batters, and restaurant-style plated desserts. Baking formulas, cost controls, ingredient identification and usage is practiced throughout the program. Students prepare baked goods on a daily basis for a retail bakery located on the LATTC campus, the college cafeteria and faculty dining room as well as catering for special events and holiday functions.

The Professional Baking program will prepare students for employment in areas of baking and pastry arts. Students will demonstrate the ability to prepare and formulate baking/pastry recipes, assess food costs and sales prices, and organize daily tasks for successful completion of baked goods. The National Restaurant Association Serve Safe Exam is administered during the first semester.

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Rail Vehicle Maintenance

For many of us, it is obvious how the US transportation system affects our daily lives as we move from one place to another and rely on the system to transport items we purchase and use on a daily basis鈥攑articularly through rail transportation. In the Los Angeles region, rail transportation supports the largest container port complex in the U.S., 9th largest in the world, and the 3rd largest transit agency in the U.S. where nearly 1/5th of transit trips in the region are by commuter, light, or heavy rail. A career in rail transportation, as a rail mechanic, provides an opportunity to work within large rail companies and transportation agencies providing competitive wages, health and retirement benefits, and opportunities for career advancement. Employment at these companies/agencies often requires starting within entry positions and advancing through promotional opportunities. Because nearly half of the workforce will be eligible to retire within the next 10 years, employment outlook and career advance opportunities are promising. Program completers will also have the requisite competencies to be employed as Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Worker Helpers and Machinery Maintenance Workers that also provide many employment opportunities.

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Real Estate

The Real Estate Program offers several options, which prepare students for increasing levels of responsibility and career choices within the field of real estate.

The Associate of Arts in Real Estate degree is designed for transfer to an upper division public college or university in the State of California. The designed curriculum prepares students for the real estate salesperson鈥檚 license, the real estate broker鈥檚 license and the practice of real estate.听

By fulfilling the program requirements, students are prepared for a variety of entry level and advanced career opportunities in the real estate profession. Typical positions include: real estate agent, broker, real estate assistant, processor, appraiser, property manager, escrow officer, title officer, real estate office manager, consumer protection representative, land developer, urban planner, construction, business sales agent, community advocate, property inspector, investor, and owner of income producing properties.

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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics

Cooling and heating devices help regulate the temperature, humidity, and air quality in residential homes, commercial locations, and industrial facilities. Critical items like food and medicine require refrigeration to keep them from spoiling. Technicians repair, maintain, and install heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Our program trains these technicians. Los Angeles Trade-Technical College offers an Associate of Science degree in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics, as well as Certificate of Achievement.

By fulfilling the program requirements, students will have the necessary knowledge and skills for a career in residential, commercial, and Industrial service and repair of air conditioning, heating and refrigeration systems. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refrigerant certification will be received. Electrical controls, piping installation, compressor installation and repair are just some of the skills that would be mastered during this program.

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Renewable Energy Technician - Solar PV Installation and Maintenance

LATTC offers a series of courses for individuals interested in working in the new, emerging field of solar energy. The courses enable individuals to be prepared to become certified by North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). The solar courses have also obtained NABCEP approval. In addition, one of the courses--Fundamentals of Solar Electricity (ECONMT 105 鈥54 hours)--prepares individuals to be able to take the NABCEP Photovoltaic (PV) Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge test. This Certificate program also prepares individuals and is required to successfully complete other renewable energy or energy efficiency Certificate of Achievement and degree programs at the college. As such, it serves as one of the 鈥渟tackable鈥 certificates in the renewable energy/energy efficiency certificate and degree pathway.

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Renewable Energy Technician - Solar Thermal

鈥婰ATTC offers a series of courses for individuals interested in working in the new, emerging renewable energy and energy efficiency industry. This degree program includes courses that enable individuals to: (1) have the requisite knowledge and skills to obtain employment in the energy/utility sector, (2) be prepared to obtain solar thermal installation and maintenance entry-level occupations, and (3) obtain skills and expertise to pursue other renewable energy and/or energy efficiency occupations.

By fulfilling the program requirements, students have the necessary knowledge and skills for a career in residential and commercial solar thermal and renewable energy-related occupations.

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Renewable Energy with Energy Efficiency Emphasis

鈥婰ATTC offers a series of courses for individuals interested in working in the new, emerging renewable energy and energy efficiency industry. This degree program includes courses that enable individuals to: (1) have the requisite knowledge and skills to obtain employment in the energy/utility sector and (2) obtain skills and expertise to pursue other renewable energy and/or energy efficiency occupations.

By fulfilling the program requirements, students will have the necessary knowledge and skills for a career in residential and commercial renewable energy-related occupations.

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Restaurant Management

The Greater Los Angeles area needs qualified individuals who can lead the numerous hotel, restaurant, and catering kitchens in our region. The Restaurant Management program at LATTC offers a foundation in management theory, cooking fundamentals, sanitation, safety and restaurant supervision. Students practice and demonstrate culinary and management skills in a working foodservice facility located on the college campus.

The Restaurant Management program provides a foundation in kitchen fundamentals including preparation of hot and cold sauces, vegetable and meat cookery, identifying accounting procedures and reports, operating kitchen equipment, and knowledge of management theory and supervision techniques.

By fulfilling the program requirements, students are prepared to find positions as restaurant managers, assistant managers, kitchen managers, dining room managers, or kitchen supervisors.

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Retail Management

鈥婽he Retail Management AA is a comprehensive college program designed to prepare current and future retail employees for a fast-paced and competitive retail environment. This program-designed in collaboration with retail industry leaders-will provide the student with the competencies required to succeed at the management level within the dynamic retail industry.

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Senior Care Technician

This program is currently under review听and not available.

The Senior Care Technician certificate is intended to prepare students for a new role in agencies that provide care to elderly at various levels of independence. The role combines basic nursing skills, psychosocial skills, resource management and administrative skills needed to provide holistic care to seniors who require services that allow them to live as independently as possible in a structured environment.

The Senior Care Technician will be able to provide direct and indirect services to seniors and be a valuable resource for the senior, the facility and the community in which the seniors are located. The Senior Care Technician will have a skill set to deal with dementia and other difficult behaviors and help develop and transfer these skills to the direct care staff. In conclusion, the Senior Care Technician will have assessment and care skills that are over and above those of Certified Nurse Aids but below those of Licensed Vocational Nurses. They will fill a niche in senior services.

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Sign Graphics

Sign makers design and produce signs to advertise and identify businesses, industries, public services, entertainment, as well as other areas. Students learn how to design and execute a wide variety of signs including temporary signs such as posters and paper banners plus permanent signs on wood, metal, canvas, vehicles, walls and glass. Students learn the fundamentals of lettering, design, composition, and color, while practicing hand and eye coordination. Students also learn to both draw and brush a diverse set of alphabets and a variety of interior and exterior signs. In addition, students study how to design and execute signs on sign specific software including patterns, vinyl lettering, and vinyl application plus how to use plotters, scanners, and clip art images.

Many sign makers are self-employed, work freelance or are employed in a commercial sign shop. Employment opportunities are competitive and only those with good hand skills and knowledge have the best chance for employment. Specialty skill instruction like dimensional letters, sandblasted signs, gold leaf and high-end layout and design are offered to advanced students. Advanced students participate in a business module for pricing and eventual self-employment.

By fulfilling the program requirements, students are proficient in basic hand lettering, sign design and layout, the production of temporary signs, exterior permanent signs, window signs and specialty signs, computer operation including printing, cutting and applying vinyl lettering and general production skills needed to complete a successful sign. Students will also understand basic pricing and sales techniques, record keeping or small business operation, and obtaining licenses.

Elective courses in silk screening and mural painting are also offered in this program. Silk screening is a printing method for multiple or large number jobs. The student will learn how to make a screen, cut a variety of stencils, prepare the screen and print an image. Proper ink usage and clean-up will be taught. Students will print on a variety of substrates including multicolor prints on T-shirts.

In the mural painting course, techniques for producing large format murals are taught using a variety of methods including the grid method. Students will learn layout and design, pattern making and transferring artwork to the wall. Surface preparation, paints, tools and brushes will also be covered.

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Skin Therapy

The Trade Tech Skin Therapy Program offers training and technical instruction of; manual, electrical and chemical facials, temporary hair removal, makeup, chemistry, health, safety, electricity, spa ecology, anatomy and physiology.The LATTC Skin Therapy program prepares student to pass the State Board examination and integrates a mock State Board written and practical exam to further familiarize students with the process.

The Skin Therapy program prepares students for entry level positions that include but are not limited to; skin therapists, spa managers, educators, makeup artist, holistic skin care professionals, business owners, product & equipment sales representatives or managers.

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Small Business Entrepreneurship

The Small Business Entrepreneurship AA Degree Program at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College will prepare students to understand the process of creating, launching and managing a small business. Through academic coursework and experiential learning students will leave prepared to pursue the entrepreneurial lifestyle and be ready to maximize their entrepreneurial potential. Students who complete the program will be proficient in the process and procedures needed to transform an initial entrepreneurial idea into a viable business operation.

Through business simulations, mentorships and internships within local small businesses in the surrounding community this program will also provide students with practical knowledge, hands-on experience and the skills to be a successful entrepreneur.

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Solid Waste Management Technology

鈥婽he program is designed for any interested individuals seeking to learn the most updated information in recycling and solid waste management. The program addresses environmental, technological, political, legal, planning and economic aspects of recycling and solid waste management policies.

By fulfilling the program requirements, students are prepared and advance in the Solid Waste Management industry to work as a Solid Waste Operator, Solid Waste Technician, Solid Waste Supervisor, Hazardous Waste Operator, or Environmental Specialist.

Students completing the Certificate program will be proficient in performing the duties involved in landfill management including collection, transportation, storage and disposal.

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Street Maintenance Technology

The Street Maintenance Technology program is designed primarily for those involved in public works maintenance operations. Asphaltic and concrete pavement, construction, plan reading, calculation of materials, state and municipal codes, report writing, and heavy equipment operation and maintenance are some of the skills required in this field. To meet the training needs of persons interested in becoming a street maintenance worker, LATTC offers a Street Maintenance Associate degree and a Certificate of Achievement.听

The street maintenance field has evolved into a broader category of workers. Workers in this arena are primarily employed by governmental agencies that perform maintenance operations on public highways and streets. Professionals in this field are involved at the ground level through upper level management.

By fulfilling the program requirements, students will have the necessary knowledge and skills for a career as a Street Services Worker. Knowledge and skills will be mastered in the area of installation and maintenance of various types of street construction and material including asphalt and concrete. Students will also gain the supervisory skills needed to be promoted into management.

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Supply Water and Waste Water Technology

Projected retirements of existing operators and expansion of the industry will fuel the demand for occupations in Supply Water Distribution. The net result of these shifts will be increased openings for personnel in all areas: plant operations, distribution/collection field maintenance, administration, customer service, line supervision, meter readers, engineers, and plant maintenance.听

The Water Systems Technology program at LATTC offers students a choice of two concentrations within water systems industry:

The Water Systems Technology program at LATTC offers students a choice of two concentrations within water systems industry

  • WASTEWATER OPTION听offers courses focusing on preliminary, primary, secondary, and tertiary treatment systems as well as disinfection methods, solids treatment, and solids and effluent disposal practices.
  • SUPPLY WATER OPTION听offers courses focused on the operation and design of water systems, wells, pumps and meters; water treatment for potable water; and technical phases of automatic controls, including power and code considerations

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Tailoring

鈥婽he LATTC Tailoring Certificate program is uniquely designed for the working adult. Courses are offered during evening and weekend hours and cover all aspects of the pattern making and construction techniques necessary to complete tailored garments. Courses include construction techniques for bespoke men鈥檚 and women鈥檚 garments including trousers, jackets and coats. Tailors are distinctly different from dressmakers in that they are specialized in constructed garments such as jackets, coats and trousers or slacks.

The skills for custom tailoring are always in demand. Stylists work with tailors to outfit sports figures, celebrities, and specialty customers. Costume designers work with tailors to create multiple versions of garments needed in film production, and customers seeking individual design and fit seek out the assistance of professional tailors.

The Tailoring Certificate of Achievement prepares students to construct trousers, jackets, vests and coats for personal fit and for custom tailoring. Upon completion of the program, students are able to draft patterns as well as construct tailored garments.

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Visual Communications

The Visual Communications program at LATTC is the starting point for exciting careers in animation, art direction, digital imaging, graphic design, illustration, multi-media, web design and other related fields. The fast paced two-year program begins with fundamentals: color, design, drawing, prepress and typography. Advanced levels create finished portfolios on a Macintosh computer, utilizing industry standard digital software. Student portfolios demonstrate creativity and discipline, displaying dynamic art sensibilities and creating visual solutions for problems of marketing and publishing. The Visual Communications program focuses on four core areas:

  • GRAPHIC DESIGN: Beginning levels will study the areas of layout and design, typography, and advertising concepts. Advanced levels will develop logos and corporate identity programs, design brochures with extended text, and create original magazine advertising, which is directed to specific audience demographics. Problem solving, brainstorming and computer training will receive equal emphasis. Graduating student portfolios incorporate a wide variety of projects showcasing the student鈥檚 ability to conceptualize, design and use typography as a communication tool.
  • DRAWING: Beginning levels will study freehand observational drawing, perspective and the principles of light and shade. Black and white mediums will be explored in pencil, markers and ink. Advanced levels create comprehensive layouts in color marker and pencil as preliminary development. Finished designs and illustrations for advertising and on-line usage are then created traditionally or digitally and serve as portfolio samples.
  • DIGITAL PREPRESS: Thorough study of the preparation of art, graphics, photography, and typography for reproduction in print. Beginning levels concentrate on understanding the mechanics of color separations and print specifications. This knowledge is then applied as students create digital files that utilize specific print requirements. Advanced levels prepare complex graphic computer files for output at commercial printers.
  • COMPUTER GRAPHICS: The creation of art and design on the computer requires mechanical know-how and considerable familiarization with the workings of several graphic software applications. The Visual Communications program offers instruction in Adobe Creative Suites: Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop and HTML. Graduating student portfolios demonstrate familiarization with each of these software applications and an ability to manipulate each for specific uses and creative affects.

Today鈥檚 commercial marketplace for artists has never been more available. Flash motion graphics and web design have initiated new and creative directions. Traditional artists and conventional designers continue as before but have incorporated digital software within their accomplished collection of talents. This blending of tradition and technology is the primary emphasis within the Visual Communications program.

By fulfilling the program requirements, students can pursue many different creative careers. While it is advisable for students to continue higher education, many graduates have entered the workplace upon completion of the Visual Communications program alone, realizing creative and financial success. Graduating students acquire visual sensitivities with respect to type, images and graphics; they are trained in the visual software used by industry, and understand marketing as it applies to commercial art. Additionally, graduates market their work appropriately to specific audiences for freelance opportunities.

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Welding Gas and Electric

The Associate in Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Welding Gas and Electric is a full-time program designed for individuals seeking entry level positions in the field. Students enrolling in this program should be able to commit to full-time student status, which is approximately 21 hours per week. This time commitment is necessary to allow for hands-on training with the lab applications used during the course of instruction.

LATTC鈥檚 welding program is a Certified Welding Test Center. Individuals seeking certification as a welder can take the required certification exams on site.

By fulfilling the program requirements, students will have the necessary skills for all positions that are related to welding on plate. This program prepares the student for fabrication work, construction work, job shops and other entry-to-mid level related jobs.

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College Catalog

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The LATTC College Catalog is a 2-year publication, updated on the second year. Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy of the information in this Catalog, students and others are encouraged to consult with a counselor for any questions

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Class Schedules

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Find the classes you're going to take next using the Schedule of Classes. You'll also find archived schedules and a list of non-credit classes available.
Be advised, the most current class information can be found in the Student Information System (currently using PeopleSoft) for which there is the "Class Schedule Search" (a link not requiring a login) to browse class offerings.

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We are a public community college with a variety of program options for the discerning student. In addition to our unmatched selection of quality career programs which train you for great careers in two years; we offer programs to provide lower division transfer preparation to a four-year university.

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Academic Programs

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Look through the Academic Programs at LATTC. You can filter by yourSuccess Goal (degree, certificate, or transfer), by Pathway, or by "Topic of Study" (job-related terms that might be more familiar).

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