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 junior college
EstablishedFebruary 1969
PresidentJames M. Limbaugh, Ph.D.
Students9,859 (2012)[1]
Location
9000 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA, USA

34°00′14.81″N 118°23′11.76″W / 34.0041139°N 118.3866000°W / 34.0041139; -118.3866000Coordinates: 34°00′14.81″N 118°23′11.76″W / 34.0041139°N 118.3866000°W / 34.0041139; -118.3866000
CampusUrban
ColorsBlue and Gold
MascotWildcats
Websitewww.wlac.edu
Aerial view of the campus.

West Los Angeles College (also called West L.A. College or WLAC) is a two-year, public community college in the western Baldwin Hills, adjacent to Culver City in Los Angeles County, California.[2] The college uses a Culver City address.

WLAC is a part of the California Community Colleges System, in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). It is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and 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 given at WLAC is in Dental Hygiene.

Athletics[edit]

The Wildcats are members of the Western State Conference, the largest community college conference in the state of California. The teams were previously known as the "Hustling Oilers." WLAC fields teams in 10 intercollegiate sports, with five men's teams and five women's teams.

Men's:

  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Track & Field

Women's:

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Track & Field
  • Cross Country
  • Softball

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

Notable alumni[edit]

Fall 2017 Demographics of student body [4]
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%
  • Rashied Davis, former NFL wide receiver
  • Keyshawn Johnson, former NFL wide receiver
  • Warren Moon, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback
  • LaVar Ball, former basketball player (and football player), now businessman
  • Schoolboy Q (born 1986), rapper, also played on the football team[5]
  • Ryan Sherriff (born 1990), Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Jhené Aiko (born 1988), American Singer and Songwriter
  • Isaac Bruce, 1999 All-Pro Team wide receiver and 14-year Rams player, earned a Super Bowl Ring in 2000
  • Tre Capital (born 1995), American Rapper and Songwriter
  • R.F. Georgy,(born 1964). Egyptian American Author of such books as Notes from the Cafe and Absolution.

References[6][edit]

  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. ^ "2017 USNEWS: West Los Angeles College Overview".
  5. ^ "Alumni".
  6. ^ "Athletics Home: West Los Angeles College". www.wlac.edu. Retrieved 2015-07-25.

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