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Welcome to Academic Affairs

"Committed to Innovative Programs and Responsive Community Services"

 

Robert Sprague

The Office of Academic Affairs 

provides coordination and support for all academic and personnel matters, programming, and other issues pertaining to the academic standards and mission of the instruction.

 

 

Mr. Robert Sprague, Vice President and his staff are committed to providing academic administrative support to the college and most significantly to the faculty; to ensure that they have the tools required to meet the needs of West's students. We provide these services through the following:

  • Academic Programs & Curriculum
  • Accreditation
  • Faculty Review
  • Forms
  • New Faculty Orientation
  • Planning & Research
  • Program Review (Viability)
  • Schedule Production
  • Student Learning Outcomes

Staff

Karen Burzynski, Academic Scheduling Specialist x4297

Judith Fierro, Administrative Secretary x4374

Helen Lin, Administrative Analyst x4516

 

Deans and Deans' Division List


General Education

 

Walter JonesDEAN:
Walter C. Jones, Ed.D.

310-287-4244

Joneswc@wlac.edu  

Office: CE 113


Andrea Forster 
Senior Secretary x 4394

ACT (Accelerated College Transfer Program)

 

BEHAVIORAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES Career Possibilities for Graduates

Buck Stapleton | x4221 | stapleb@wlac.edu |

Office: General Classroom 380M

African-American Studies

Anthropology

Chicano Studies

Economics

History

Political Science

Psychology (General Ed)

Sociology

 

 

Anthropologist

Economist

Historian

Psychologist

Sociologist

 

CEMA (Dept. currently referenced under HFA) Career Possibilities

Broadcasting

Cinema

Journalism

Theater Arts

 

Camera Operator

Lighting / Grip

Photographer

Sound Engineer

Special Effects Coordinator


HUMANITIES & FINE ARTS Career Possibilities

Michael Arata | x 4538 | aratam@wlac.edu |

Office: FA 102
A S L

Arabic

Architecture

Art
Chinese

CEMA

French

Humanities
Japanese

Multimedia
Music
Philosophy

Spanish

 

 

Artist

Architect

Author

Designer

Musician

Philosopher

Publisher

 
LANGUAGE ARTS   Career Possibilities 

Fran Leonard | x4203 | leonarft@wlac.edu |

Office: General Classroom 280M

English
ESL
Jewish Studies
Speech

 

 

Teacher

Writer

Editor

 

MATHEMATICS Career Possibilities

Matt Robertson |x4226 | robertmg@wlac.edu  |

Office: MSB 216
All Mathematics courses

 

Mathematician

Statistician

 

SCIENCE Career Possibilities 

Abraha Bahta | x4236 | bahtaa@wlac.edu |

Office: MSB 210

Steven Fink | x4234 | finks@wlac.edu |

Office: MSB 201


Anatomy
Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Geography
Geology
Microbiology
Oceanography
Physics
Physiology

Agriculture

Agricultural microbiology

Astronomer

Astrophysicist

Biochemistry

Bioinformatics

Biomedical/Biotechnology research

Botany

Chemical Management and Sales

Clinical medicine

Computer Science

Ecology/environmental biology

Epidemiology

Environmental Law

Environmental microbiology

Environmental Remediation

Exercise physiology

Exploration of Alternative Energy

Food Technology

 

Forensic Biology

Forensic Science

Genetic Engineering

Geologist

Geophysicist

Government Service

Industrial microbiology

Medical technology

Medical or veterinary microbiology

Mining/Geochemistry

Natural history

Petrochemical industry

Pharmacology

Physicist

Public health/nutrition

Registered sanitarian

Science Education

Science Journalism

Science Laboratory Technician

Sports medicine

Toxicology

 



 CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND CURRICULUM

DEAN Aracely Aguiar

310-287-4238

AguiarA@wlac.edu

Office: CE 114

 

Ashanti Lyles, Senior Secretary x4395

Kimberly Davillier, Administrative Aide x4292

 

ASSOCIATE DEAN Barry Sloan

310-287-4278

Sloanba@wlac.edu  

Office: CE 116

Contract Education

West Language Academy

Westside Extension

 

TRANSFER HONORS

Helen Young x 4289 YoungHp@wlac.edu A13 

 

ALLIED HEALTH/EMT Career Possibilities

Carmen Dones | x4522  l donescm@wlac.edu |

Office: MSB 106
Allied Health
Dental Hygiene
Emergency Health Services (EMT)

Nursing Certificate Programs

Certified Nurse Assistant Certificate

Geriatric Care Technician Certificate

Certified Home Health Aide Certificate
Pharmacy Technician

 

 

Dental Hygienist

Home Health Aide

Nurse

Paramedic

Pharmacist

 

AVIATION AND TRAVEL  Career Possibilities

Aracely Aguiar | x4238 | aguiara@wlac.edu |

Office: CE 114

Aircraft Electronics

Airframe Maintenance Technician

Airframe and Power Plant Technician
Aviation Maintenance Technician

Event and Convention Planning

Hotel Front Desk and Back Office Operations

Hotel Hospitality Management

Hotel Sales and Marketing

Hospitality

Travel

 

Air Traffic Controller

Aircraft Assembly

Airline Pilot

Avionics Technician

Commercial Pilot

Fleet Manager

Flight Engineer


BEHAVIORAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES Career Possibilities

Buck Stapleton |x4221 | stapleb@wlac.edu |

Office: General Classroom 380M
Administration of Justice

Alcohol and Drug Studies (Psychology)

Child Development
Corrections
Family & Consumer Studies
Fire Technology

Child Psychologist

Preschool Teacher

Probation Officer

Social Worker

Therapist

 
BUSINESS Career Possibilities

Gerald Ludwig| x4434 | Ludwiger@wlac.edu                     Office: CE 212

AccountingBusiness

Business Administration
Entrepreneurship

Finance
Law
Management
Marketing
Paralegal Studies
Real Estate

 

Bank Officer

Consultant

Entrepreneur

Financial Planner

Paralegal

Purchasing Manager

Real Estate Appraiser

Stock Broker

  
COMPUTER SCIENCE Career Possibilities

Anna Chiang | x4435 | chianga@wlac.edu|

Office: CE 229

Application Software

CISCO Network (CCNA)
Computer Applications and Office Technology (CAOT)
Computer Network and Security Management

Computer Science Information Technology (CO SCI)

CompTIA A+, Network +, Security +, Linux +

Microsoft Network (MCSE)

Web Development

 

Computer Programmer

Computer Security Specialist

Computer Technician

Database Administrator

Network Administrator

Systems Engineer

Web Architect

Web Page Developer

Webmaster

 
HUMANITIES & FINE ARTS Career Possibilities

Michael Arata | x4538 | aratam@wlac.edu |

Office: FA 102
Film Production

 

 


Retention, Educational Services and Programs


DEAN Kathy Walton

310-287-4376 waltonks@wlac.edu

Office: CE 112

 

DANCE, HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION Career Possibilities

Jane Witucki | x4282 | wituckje@wlac.edu|

Office: PECS 128
Dance Studies

Dance Techniques

Health Education

Kinesiology (Physical Education)

 

Athletic Director

Coach

Dancer

Group Exercise Instructor

P.E. Instructor

Personal Trainer

 

 

LIBRARY & LEARNING RESOURCES  

Ken Lin |x4437 | Link@wlac.edu |

Office: HLRC -219

Tutoring

Writing Lab
Computer Assisted Learning

Education

Foreign Language Laboratory

Information Literacy

Internet Research

Library Research

Library Science

Online Legal Research

 

 


Other Programs

 

DEAN Eric Ichon

DISTANCE LEARNING / INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

310- 287- 4305 Ichone@wlac.edu

Office: HLRC 4A

 

Cyrus Helf

Multimedia Specialist

x4592  Helfco@wlac.edu

Office: HLRC 4A

 

Rita Shemwell

Online Technical Support Specialist

x4306  ShemweR@wlac.edu

Office: HLRC 4A

 

DEAN Mark Pracher

DEVELOPMENT AND SPONSORED PROGRAMS

310-287-4467 Prachem@wlac.edu 

Office: SC-108 

 

All Things Global

Judy Chow X4401 chowjc@wlac.edu 

Office: HLRC 319

 

Marion Bly

Project Technician, CTE

x4431  BlyMR@wlac.edu

Office: SC-107

 

Gail Kawashima

PBI and Perkins Budget Manager

x4487  KawashG@wlac.edu

Office: SC-107

 

William Vega

Project Director, Department of Labor H-1B

x7212  VegaWM@wlac.edu

Office: SC-107

 

DEAN Rebecca Tillberg

RESEARCH AND PLANNING

Program Review

Accreditation

310-287-4361 Tillberw@wlac.edu

Office: CE 133

 

Agyemon Boateng

Research Analyst

x7225 Boatenas@wlac.edu

Office: CE 133 (outer office) 

 

DEAN Kathy Walton

TRIO : EOPS, SSS, UB, TS

Cal Works

Tech Prep

310-287-4376 waltonks@wlac.edu 

Office: CE 112

 

DEAN Mary-Jo Apigo

Teaching and Learning

310-287-4410 apigomj@wlac.edu 

Office: HLRC-315

 

Steven Carter

SFP Program Technician

x4595  

Office: HLRC-315

 

ASSOCIATE DEAN Barry Sloan

WESTSIDE EXTENSION

CONTRACT EDUCATION

Barry Sloan X4278 sloanba@wlac.edu

Office: CE 116

 

ACT (Accelerated College Transfer Program)

TRANSFER HONORS

Helen Young x 4289 YoungHp@wlac.edu

Office: A13 

 


 Dean's Job Duties

Dean of Career and Technical Education

Dean of Retention, Educational Services, and Programs

Dean of Distance Learning and Instructional Technology

Dean of General Education and Transfer Studies

Dean of Development and Sponsored Programs

Dean of Research and Planning

Dean of Teaching and Learning

Associate Dean of Contract Education

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