West Los Angeles College

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West Los Angeles College, WLAC, West LA College
West Los Angeles College logo.png
MottoGo West, Go Far!
TypePublic community college
EstablishedFebruary 1969
PresidentJames M. Limbaugh, Ph.D.
Students9,859 (2012) [1]
Location, ,
United States

34°00′14.81″N 118°23′11.76″W / 34.0041139°N 118.3866000°W / 34.0041139; -118.3866000
Latitude and Longitude:

34°00′14.81″N 118°23′11.76″W / 34.0041139°N 118.3866000°W / 34.0041139; -118.3866000
CampusUrban
ColorsBlue and Gold
Athletics CCCAAWSC,
SCFA (football)
NicknameWildcats
Website www.wlac.edu
Aerial view of the campus.

West Los Angeles College (West L.A. College or WLAC) is a public community college in Los Angeles County, California. [2] It is part of the California Community Colleges System and the Los Angeles Community College District. It is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. [3] The school offers Associate's degrees, and 18 vocational-oriented programs in addition to 25 transfer programs. The college awards more than 600 degrees and certificates annually in 39 fields.

Beginning in the fall of 2016, WLAC became one of only 15 community colleges in the State of California approved to offer a bachelor's degree. The bachelor's degree awarded at WLAC is in Dental Hygiene.

Athletics

The college's athletic teams are nicknamed the Wildcats. The teams were previously known as the "Hustling Oilers."[ citation needed] The college currently sponsors 12 varsity sports, five men’s, six women’s, and one co-ed. West Los Angeles competes as a member of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) in the Western State Conference (WSC) for all sports except football, which competes in Southern California Football Association (SCFA). [4]

The college athletic fields hosted Olympic events (the hammer throw, and track and field events) at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.[ citation needed]

Notable alumni

Fall 2017 Demographics of student body [5]
Hispanic and Latino American 45%
African American 23%
Asian American 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
White European Americans 11%
Multiracial Americans 3%
International students 3%
Unknown 9%
Female 58%
Male 42%

References [7]

  1. ^ California, State of. "California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office - Data Mart". datamart.cccco.edu. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  2. ^ " City Map" ( Archive). City of Culver City. Retrieved on June 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-05-09. Retrieved 2006-08-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link)
  4. ^ "2019-20 CCCAA Directory" (PDF). California Community College Athletic Association. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  5. ^ "2017 USNEWS: West Los Angeles College Overview".
  6. ^ "Alumni".
  7. ^ "Athletics Home: West Los Angeles College". www.wlac.edu. Retrieved 2015-07-25.

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