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About West


About West L.A. College

West Los Angeles College, founded in 1969, is part of the California Community College system. We are located in the hills of Culver City on 70 beautiful acres in the heart of Los Angeles, minutes away from Marina del Rey, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and Hollywood. The park-like setting and small class sizes give the campus a private school atmosphere. We have more than 12,000 students in our college credit classes and over 7,000 in our Westside Extension program.

West Los Angeles College is an accredited two-year community college offering paths to university transfer, career education and courses for personal or professional growth. West offers more than 65 Associate degree and certificate programs. Offerings include university transfer courses and career training in high-paying occupations including dental hygiene, paralegal, nursing, aviation technology, travel, hospitality, computer science, business and more.

For many students, West serves as an affordable gateway to prominent universities including USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Stanford, UC Irvine, California State University Northridge, California State University Los Angeles and many other California and U.S. universities. By completing general education requirements through West, a student can then transfer to a university as a junior and complete a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

West Staff & Faculty

The faculty and staff at West Los Angeles College are dedicated professionals who enjoy helping students succeed with their education. The faculty in the West Language Academy have years of experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to students from all over the world. The instructors typically have a Master’s degree or higher from notable universities around the country, and at least two year’s experience teaching ESL. The faculty at WLA designed the classes and the program to deliver quality education and to motivate you to successfully learn English.