Skip to Content

Online College Office Hours

Mon - Thu: 8:30 - 6:00
Fri: 9:00 - 1:00
Sat/Sun: Closed
       (Pacific Standard Time)

Online College Contact Info

Phone: 310.287.4305
Fax: 310.287.4418

Online Learning Team

DeAnna Gossett - Distance Learning Coordinator

Ana Figueroa - Distance Learning Coordinator

Cyrus Helf - Multimedia Specialist

Hadi Dabbagh - Online Technical Support

West LA College Welcome GC


Online College - About West


West Los Angeles College is an accredited California Community College offering paths to university transfer, career education and courses for personal or professional growth. It occupies 70 park-like acres overlooking Culver City, Marina Del Rey and Greater West Los Angeles. On a clear day, from the highest points on campus, you can see the Pacific Ocean. With an active student population of nearly 12,000 regular and extension students, our 110 full-time faculty, more than 300 hourly faculty and 112 classified staff create an educational environment unique in Southern California.


All students at West have the opportunity for success. The College awards more than 600 degrees and certificates annually in 39 different fields. Each year, West sends more than 300 transfer students to four year colleges and many West Associate degree and Certificate program graduates begin professional employment immediately after graduation in consumer education, engineering and industrial technologies, law and health.


Our students have gone on to the greatest of successes. More than 60% of our Associate Degree graduates each year transfer to four year colleges. Several of our former students are now faculty or staff members at West.


West creates success through its innovative programs. The college offers traditional transfer and associate degrees through its academic programs as well as certificate and special programs. Each semester, the college offers nearly 1,000 classes in 12 different academic disciplines. The College also offers Associate Degrees in 41 different subjects, 16 different Certificates of Completion, 25 different Skill Certificates and 26 different Transfer Associate Degrees.


Diverse studentsOur students reflect the diversity of our service area, as well as general trends in education and the economy. In the Fall of 2014, we enrolled 10,032 students. Fifty-three percent of our students were under the age of 25; another 26% were between 25 and 34 years of age. Students are 7% Asian/Pacific Islander, 32% African American, 44% Hispanic and 13% White. Fifty-eight percent of our students are women.


Nearly 33% of West’s students were born outside of the U.S. and another 21% of students have parents you were born outside of the U.S. reflecting national averages, 27% of students reported that their parents had college degrees. In addition to being young, West's students are also mostly single (74%) and have no dependent children (72%). Twenty-seven percent work full time, and additional 39% work between 10 and 39 hours per week.


The College is divided into four administrative groups: Academic Affairs, Administrative Services, Student Services and the Office of the President. Each of these groups represents the major operations of the College (college organization chart). The campus is governed through collegiate consultation and shared governance agreements as well as by educational codes and standards. The College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The accreditation review process recently (June 2006) reaffirmed West's accreditation.