SYLMAR, CA – Residents of Sunland-Tujunga, Shadow Hills, Lake View Terrace, and surrounding communities will now have access to college-level courses in their own neighborhood thanks to a new Los Angeles Mission College satellite campus, officials announced today.
The new Sunland-Tujunga campus will be formally presented to the community next Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. during a special ribbon-cutting ceremony, said college president, Monte Perez, PhD.
“It’s been a long time coming and our partners in the community have been asking for this campus,” Dr. Perez said. “Bringing credit and non-credit classes into this community helps us fulfill our mission of providing high-quality learning opportunities.”
The new campus will host its first semester when late spring 2017 classes begin on April 10, 2017. The initial schedule of classes includes art, music, computer applications, and English as a Second Language. The full schedule is available by visiting www.lamission.edu/sunland. The campus is located at 7200 Foothill Boulevard.
L.A. Mission College will operate a front office at the satellite campus, and will schedule student support services throughout the week, which means students will have access to Admissions, Counseling, Financial Aid and more.
Residents, along with city and state officials, the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council, the Sunland-Tujunga Chamber of Commerce, and students from nearby Verdugo Hills High School will all be in attendance for the ribbon-cutting next week.
“This new campus is a victory for the entire community,” said Nina Royal, chair of the Mission College Sunland-Tujunga Campus Committee, which began advocating for a local campus in 2007. “This is very exciting because I believe this site is just the beginning.”
Los Angeles Mission College is committed to the success of our students. The College provides accessible, affordable, high-quality learning opportunities in a culturally and intellectually supportive environment. Learn more at www.lamission.edu.