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Join Us for Fall Kickoff 2017


It's Your Chance to Get to Know Us

Fall 2017 is right around the corner and there's no better time to get to know your new school.

Join us for this one-day event where you’ll tour the campus and find out how to access important resources, including:

  • Admissions & Records
  • Counseling
  • Financial Aid
  • Child Care
  • Associated Student Organization (ASO)
  • Student Dining
  • Gym Membership
  • Clubs and more


Tuesday, August 22
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


Los Angeles Mission College (Campus Center Main)
13356 Eldridge Avenue
Sylmar, CA 91342

Click here to RSVP today!

For more information, call 818-364-7779.

Students are encouraged to bring their parents to this event. Parent orientations will be conducted in English and Spanish.

Check Out Our Fall Computer Programming Classes

We Have a New Interior Design Program

Fall 2017 Interior Design Classes (August 28 - December 17)

INTRDGN 101 - Professional Career Opportunities
Mondays 4:30PM - 6:35PM (Lecture)
Prerequisite: None | CSU - 2 Units
Presents an overview of career opportunities in the area of Interior Design. Career development and planning is covered in addition to job interview techniques, and resume writing. Course includes speakers from the profession and field trips.

INTRDGN 102 - Introduction to Interior Design
Tuesdays 5:45PM - 10:00PM (Lecture/Lab)
Prerequisite: None | UC/CSU - 3 Units
Introduction to the field of interior design including the the elements and principles of design as applied to color, textiles, wall coverings, window treatments, space planning, furniture and lighting selection. Introduces basic drafting techniques. Products, services and career options are overviewed.

INTRDGN 106 - Drafting for Interior Design
Wednesdays 5:45PM - 10:00PM (Lecture / Lab)
Prerequisite: ART 201 | CSU - 3 Units
Introduces the fundamentals of drafting for interior designers and visual communications for students interior design, landscape architecture, or environmental design. Skills are taught in manual drafting and graphic communication of architecture and the built environment using two and three-dimensional drawing systems. The fundamentals of model building, sketching, digital drawing methods and spatial comprehension. Incorporates PhotoShop & SketchUp.

INTRDGN 110 - Lighting Design
Mondays 6:50PM - 10:00PM (Lecture)
Prerequisite: None | CSU - 3 Units
This course includes lighting basics, sources of light, lighting hardware, lighting applications and lighting as an art. Lighting specifications are covered. Applications including Residential and Commercial lighting are covered. Field trips required.

INTRDGN 114 - Materials, Standards & Specifications
Thursdays 5:45PM - 10:00PM (Lecture / Lab)
Prerequisite: None | CSU - 3 Units
This course covers specifications of paints, finishes, flooring materials, both hard and soft, walls, ceilings, moldings, doors, and windows for residential and commercial applications. Students learn about interior products for durability, health, environmental, sustainability, and ADA considerations.

INTRDGN 116 - CADD for Interior Design
Saturdays 8:50AM - 1:05PM (Lecture / Lab)
Prerequisite: None | CSU - 3 Units
Lecture and laboratory introduces computer aided design and drafting for Interior Design. Students utilize computer and drafting techniques to apply the elements and principles of design and prepare architectural drawings on the computer. Class teaches Revit 2018

New STEM Exhibit at Child Development Center

The Child Development Center at Los Angeles Mission College invites the entire campus community to stop by and visit their new STEM Exhibit, which features the work of their students. For more information, call 818-364-7865.

Let Us Walk You Through the Registration Process


We’ll Walk You through the Enrollment Process

Stop by the Learning Resource Center (LRC) during Registration Week to receive one-on-one assistance with registering for classes. Our advisers will walk you through the Student Information System and address any technical issues you run into.

Enroll in the Classes You Need and Connect with Important Services like Admissions & Records, Counseling, Financial Aid and more!


Monday, August 7
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Tuesday, August 8
1-4 p.m.

Wednesday, August 9
4-7 p.m.

Thursday, August 10
10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Friday, August 11
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Please Note: We have cancelled our Saturday event due to scheduled system maintenance.


Los Angeles Mission College (Learning Resource Center)
13356 Eldridge Avenue
Sylmar, CA 91342

For more information, contact the Office of Outreach & Recruitment, 818.364.7779.

Free Parking Available in the Main Campus Garage


More Than 200 Transferring to Four-Year Colleges

Los Angeles Mission College students attended Transfer Recognition Day, where they received their transfer cords for graduation and celebrated their accomplishments with Transfer Center Counselor/Coordinator Tashini Walker, staff, and university representatives in attendance. Watch students discuss their experiences at L.A. Mission College and share tips with new students looking to transfer.

Certified Nursing Assistant Orientation

If you plan on taking Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide classes in the fall, you must attend this one-day mandatory orientation.


Friday, June 23

2-3:30 p.m.


On the Main Campus

Instructional Building (Room 2014)

To RSVP or for more information, call 818-833-3428 or email us.

College Receives $200K NSF Grant to Boost Biotech Program


SYLMAR, CA – Los Angeles Mission College announced today that it has received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help expand its biotechnology program.

The three-year award will be instrumental in helping the college increase the number of students pursuing careers in the biotech industry, according to Dr. Par Mohammadian, director of the college’s biotechnology program.

“We currently offer a lab assistant certificate of achievement to help our students gain access to entry-level work,” Dr. Mohammadian said. “We also offer the associate degree in science so they can continue growing in the field while they work.”

“This new funding will help us address skill development, offer counseling, tutoring, industry field trips, host guest speakers, and create internship opportunities.”

Dr. Mohammadian said laboratory assistants work in entry level positions in many types of industrial and academic laboratories. Typically, these jobs involve activities such as washing and maintaining glassware, preparing media and solution, and maintaining laboratory safety.

Biotech industries, while diverse, share a common link in their application of biological scientific knowledge. 

“Biotechnology harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that combat debilitating and rare diseases, reduce environmental footprint, and help feed the hungry,” Dr. Mohammadian said.

Biotechnology represents five industry sub-sectors: Agricultural Feedstock and Chemicals; Drugs and Pharmaceuticals; Medical Devices and Equipment; Research Testing and Medical Laboratories; and Bioscience-related Distribution.

According to a 2014 report by the Centers of Excellence, California has the largest life sciences and biotechnology employment base in the U.S., with more than 235,000 jobs, spanning more than 8,000 individual business establishments. 
California’s largest biotechnology subsector — Research Testing and Medical Labs —increased employment by 19 percent between 2007 and 2012 and maintained strong job growth during the recession.

Local companies in biotech industries include Pharmavite; Medtronic; Advanced Cosmetic Research Lab; Baxter; Amgen; Grifols; and Olive View Hospital.

The California Community Colleges Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy (DWM) program has charged community colleges with having the right number of programs in the right locations. 

“We want to make sure we are producing the right number of graduates with the right skills to meet the needs of employers in priority and emergent sectors,” said L.A. Mission College President Monte Perez, PhD.

For more information about L.A. Mission College’s biotech program, contact Alejandro Guzman, 818.833.3431.


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. 

CalWORKS Student Recognition Ceremony


The CalWORKs 2017 Student Recognition Ceremony held on May 22, recognized the dedication and perseverance of students and celebrated their efforts and achievements.  

The ceremony encourages and supports CalWORKs students in obtaining the skills, training, and education necessary to improve their ability to be successful and self-sufficient.

This year’s celebration also focused on diversity since the program serves a large number of students from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

CalWORKs provides students with counseling, books and supplies, and on and off-campus work study, which allows students the opportunity to meet the work requirements while attending a community college and obtaining valuable work experience.

Don't Miss Our 42nd Annual Graduation Ceremony - Tuesday, June 6


Los Angeles Mission College will celebrate its 42nd Annual Commencement on Tuesday, June 6 at 6 p.m. in the Campus Quad.

This year's keynote speaker is Sydney Heifler, a former L.A. Mission College student. The Class of 2017 Valedictorian is Jasmine Cisneros and the Salutatorian is Veronica Jones. We have more than 600 gradates this year.

Visit the Commencement page for more information.

If you can't make it to the event, watch the commencement live online using this link.

Tuesday, June 6
6 p.m.

Los Angeles Mission College (Campus Quad)
13356 Eldridge Avenue
Sylmar, CA 91342

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