TUJUNGA, CA – Los Angeles Mission College administrators, along with leaders from the L.A. Community College District, Assemblywoman Patty Lopez, and the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council formally broke ground today on a new satellite campus, which will serve the communities of Sunland-Tujunga, Shadow Hills, Lake View Terrace, Sun Valley and Pacoima.
L.A. Mission College President Monte Perez outlined college plans to transform the new satellite campus located at 7200 Foothill Boulevard into a modern learning environment that is flexible enough to accommodate a variety of courses.
“Improvement efforts will begin immediately so we can create a SMART classroom that can hold up to 40 students and host the courses this community is asking for,” Dr. Perez said.
While the school is currently finalizing the list of courses that will be available for spring 2017, Dr. Perez did share that the community has indicated an interest in Foreign Languages, Career Technical Education, and courses that are transferable to the University of California and California State University systems.
In an effort to make sure the campus reflects the needs of the community, L.A. Mission College has worked closely with the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council and Assemblywoman Patty Lopez.
“I am absolutely delighted that students in the Sunland-Tujunga area will now be able to further their education at a highly-respected institution such as Los Angeles Mission College,” Assemblywoman Lopez said.
“The local community expressed a need for the new campus, and I am proud to work alongside Dr. Perez, Nina Royal, David Barron and Liliana Sanchez to help see this project to its completion.”