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Interested in Becoming a Nurse?


The STEM Office is hosting a workshop specifically for students interested in nursing careers. You will learn about different job opportunities, as well as the education requirements to achieve your dreams in nursing.

There will be a Question and Answer (Q&A) session with a former student who is currently attending nursing school.

Friday, May 19
12-2 p.m.

East Campus
Center for Math and Science (CMS)
Room 29

To sign up for this event, click here.

Don't Miss the Stage & Screen Fest


Theatre is thrilled to again showcase original works by student playwrights and artists in the 2017 Stage & Screen Fest.

Under the direction of Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Robert Cucuzza, the festival features four short, professionally-produced world premiere plays written and created by L.A. Mission College students. In collaboration with the Multimedia program, each play will also have a dynamic video element. The festival runs May 19-20 in the Campus Center Main. 

Visit www.lamcstage.com for ticket information. 

The plays selected for the 2017 Stage & Screen Fest are:

by David N. Nelson
At a lonely bus stop, Tod gets a glimpse of his future and it's nothing like what he bargained for. David N. Nelson’s creepy and comical trip into The Twilight Zone asks big questions about mortality, yet provides no answers, except “Am I next?”

by Brooke Lakes
Brooke Lakes takes us on a theatrical acid trip in her play, Just. Through bursts of color, dynamic tableaus, and silent action, Lakes tracks a nameless girl’s downward spiral from her childhood broken home all the way into addiction...and beyond. 

by Raymond Alvarez
This mind-bending dark comedy about the pitfalls of marriage starts off in a casket store and ends in a church. Raymond Alvarez gets deep into the mind of a bride on the run from herself, crafting a film noir world that doubles back on itself, leading to a final twist.

by Christopher Marlowe / music and adaptation by Jon Patrick Walker
In this new musical from singer/songwriter and Broadway veteran, Jon Patrick Walker, the tale of Dr. Faustus and his pact with the Devil are set to a heartbreaking modern score. Using the original text from Christopher Marlowe’s 1604 play, Dr. Faustus, Walker brings this oft-told tale into the 21st century, where power plays appear to have unleashed the denizens of Hell among us, and the Seven Deadly Sins seem more deadly than ever before. Excerpts of the musical will be presented.

The 2017 Stage & Screen Fest is created, produced and performed by a company of students who are working under the direction and mentorship of Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, Robert Cucuzza. The 2015 Stage & Screen Fest featured four student plays and a street dance performance by guest artist Boogie Frantick. With the projected opening of a state-of-the-art theater in the new Arts, Media & Performance Building in May 2017, Mission College has made a commitment to develop an interdisciplinary, contemporary culture of theatre arts that both reflects its diverse student body and provides practical experience in the production of live entertainment.

Get Your Tickets for the 15th Annual SFV Food & Wine Festival

Purchase your tickets for the 15th annual San Fernando Valley Food & Wine Festival, which takes place Saturday, May 13 in the Culinary Arts Institute.

The Food & Wine Festival is our annual celebration that brings together more than 300 individuals from our student body, faculty and local business community. Students from our award-winning Culinary Arts Institute will be creating amazing dishes from around the world and serving wonderful wines for the tasting.

We will be hosting a special VIP section, silent auction, pastry pavilion, and live entertainment provided by local artists. The festival is a fundraiser that helps provide scholarships for deserving students.

Saturday, May 13, 2017
4 p.m.-8 p.m.

Los Angeles Mission College
13356 Eldridge Avenue
Sylmar, CA 91342

Student Rate: $35 (Students must purchase tickets at the Student Store.)

General Admission: $65

To purchase tickets, visit the Eagles' Landing Student Store or purchase online at www.sfvfw.com.  

For more information, call 818-364-7600, Ext. 7111 or email us.

College Set to Unveil Sunland-Tujunga Campus


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. 

College Addresses Immigration Concerns from Undocumented Student Community

Thomas Saenz 

Services/Activities for Undocumented Students

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SYLMAR, CA – Following a campus forum on immigration that featured Thomas Saenz, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), Los Angeles Mission College officials are working to ease fear in the undocumented student community by assuring students that their information is safe and kept private.

In recent days, college officials have heard from local high schools regarding students who are afraid to enroll because of fear that the college might share information with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). But college president, Monte Perez, PhD, says their information is protected.

“We want to make sure students know that their information is protected through the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA),” Dr. Perez said. “That means that legally, we can’t divulge that information without a judicial order or subpoena.”

During a Tuesday lunchtime forum for students, faculty and staff, Saenz addressed recent actions by the Trump administration, including memos by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, stating that the actions are mainly intended to create fear and confusion.

“Trump is not empowered to make many of these decisions on his own,” Saenz said. “They’re overstating what they can do to convince people that they don’t have rights, but all immigrants have rights.”

Saenz emphasized that undocumented students must know their rights, not waive their rights, and know that they will be supported if they assert their rights to seek grounds for relief from removal.

L.A. Mission College invites Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) students to call 818-364-7766 or email villacm@lamission.edu for resources and information. DACA students have access to matriculation, counseling, financial aid, and other services.


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.

Culinary Partnership Helps Recruit Local Students


The Culinary Arts Institute and its partner, Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), hosted more than 40 local high school students on Friday during a training session designed to boost interest in the industry.

L.A. Mission College Instructor Chef Jesus Sanchez, CEC, welcomed students representing local high schools, including San Fernando, Sylmar and Discovery Charter Prep, and encouraged them to use the event to get comfortable in the kitchen and ask questions. 

“This is an opportunity to build excitement and give these students a hands-on experience,” Chef Sanchez said. “C-CAP is instrumental in helping us reach these students and promoting Mission College with the local schools.”

Chef Sanchez said that Mission benefits from C-CAP because the nonprofit helps provide students with scholarships, and fundraises to support high school programs.

Lisa Fontanesi, director of C-CAP Los Angeles, said Mission is a key partner in getting students ready for the real world of culinary and hospitality.

“Not only are Mission’s facilities fabulous and state-of-the-art, but the support of the instructors is key to the success of our students,” Ms. Fontanesi said. “We also love that this is how we get kids to attend Mission … By seeing the school and meeting the chefs, they realize they have something wonderful right in their own backyard.”

She described C-CAP as a not-for-profit that promotes and provides foodservice career opportunities for underserved youth.

For Chef Tina Hartounian, a culinary instructor at San Fernando High School, the partnership allows her to expose her students to the realities of a culinary career.

“I can teach them the fundamentals,” Chef Hartounian said. “But this takes them out of their comfort zone and lets them operate in a real kitchen and participate in job shadowing, which allows them to experience what it’s like in the real world.”

She brought three seniors and one junior to the event in preparation for C-CAP’s annual cooking competition. Students must prepare classic French dishes to demonstrate culinary, safety and sanitation, and presentation skills in a timed format.

“The competition is overwhelming so I try to bring them as juniors so they can get used to the kitchen and experience.”

With more than 125 students in her program, Chef Hartounian said partnering with Mission and C-CAP is an important step.

“Some of these students get these ideas from this foodie generation and food network, and they don’t realize how much work it is,” she said. “It’s teaching them soft skills that are important for any of us that are working.”

“When we partner with Mission and C-CAP, it gets our students into the industry … We’re creating a bridge.”

Taking CNA/HHA Classes This Summer?

If you plan on taking Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Home Health Aide (HHA) classes this summer, you don't want to miss this mandatory orientation.

You will learn about the program requirements, review and submit your application, and find out how to succeed in your summer classes.

To learn about this event, call 818-833-3428 or email Allied Health.

Click here to download your orientation packet.

Thursday, April 13
2 p.m.

Main Campus (Instructional Building, Room 2014)
13356 Eldridge Avenue
Sylmar, CA 91342

Don't Miss Children's Author Jose-Luis Orozco

Bring your children and get ready to dance, clap, and laugh during a special performance by bilingual educator, children’s author, and recording artist Jose-Luis Orozco. Together with your children and the community, discover the joys of a rich musical experience through song, music and Latin American culture.

Orozco’s music is featured in child development centers across the country!

Saturday, March 18, 10-11 a.m.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

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

Tickets are available for $5 each or $10 for a family of four.

Buy them today at the Child Development Center or in the Business Office.

For more information, call 818-364-7722.

Noche de Ciencias - Saturday, March 4


K-12 students are invited to attend the "Noche de Ciencias" event on Saturday, March 4 at Los Angeles Mission College. Noches de Ciencias (Science Night) is a national initiative to promote knowledge and interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The goal of Noche de Ciencias is to inform K-12 students and their families about STEM education and college options through interactive workshops and activities.


Saturday, March 4, 2017
3-7 p.m.


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

Click here to complete the registration form.

For more information, visit us online.

Kadima String Quartet Set for Free Performance


The Kadima String Quartet, one of the leading performance groups in the San Fernando Valley, will once again perform at Los Angeles Mission College.

All students, staff, faculty, and community members are invited to attend the free concert, which will take place at the Campus Center Main on Wednesday, February 22 at 3 p.m.

The quartet is the official quartet of the Kadima Conservatory. Their repertoire varies from Mozart to Led Zeppelin and they are frequently invited to perform concerts, recitals, and events all over the Los Angeles area.

Twice the ensemble has received the Coleman Chamber Music Outreach Concert Award. This year the quartet received grants from both the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the City Department of Cultural Affairs for continued outreach concerts in the San Fernando Valley area.


Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

3 p.m.


Campus Center Main

For more information, contact Music Professor Joshua Wentz, PhD, 818-833-3357.

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