about LOS ANGELES HARBOR COLLEGE
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM
Los Angeles Harbor College
Los Angeles Harbor College offers transfer and non-transfer degree programs.
Transfer degrees are essentially 2 + 2 programs where the student completes the requirements for an Associate's degree during the student's 2 years at the college, assuming there are no academic deficiencies, while also completing the equivalent of the first two years of a four-year Bachelor's degree program. Transferring credits to a Univeristy of California or California State University campusesis relatively simple given the articulation agreements that the college has with these other institutions.
The college is able to offer a wide range of transfer majors because the major area prerequisites in many majors are similar. For example, students planning to transer to a four-year Bachelor's degree program in, say, aeronautical, mechanical, or electrical engineering, would take most of the same lower division (year one and two) major area prerequisite courses, such as math and physics classes. Students would also take certain general education courses that are required for transfer such as English composition and U.S. history. After completing 60 transferable units in specified areas, students may transfer to four-year Bachelor degree programs as juniors (third year students).
The college also offers two-year programs such as those in Architecture, Business, Computer Applications and Office Technology, Electronics Technology, Computer Technology, and Nursing. Check our catalog for a complete list.
Situated on an eighty-acre campus adjacent to a public (Harbor Park) golf course, Los Angeles Harbor College is in the Wilmington secion of the City of Los Angeles twenty miles south of Downtown Los Angeles next to the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The campus, which is only minutes away from the Pacific Ocean and 30 to 40 minutes away from many of Southern California's tourist attractions, is served by public transportation and blessed by weather that is 10-15 degrees cooler in summer than most other parts of the City..
Campus facilities include brand new Student Services,Classroom, and Tech buildings; new football, soccer, and baseball playing fields; a wellness center, and soon-to-be-opened (Spring 2013) state-of-the-art Science complex and Library/Learning Resource Center.
Associates of Arts, Associate of Science, 30-unit Career Certificates, Transfer Credit to four-year institutions.
10,700 students, 91 international students (Spring semester 2010).
The campus of Los Angeles Harbor College is one of the safer campuses in the Los Angeles - South Bay area. (Statistics on crime are posted on all college websites, as required by the Jeanne Clery Act, so it is easy for prospective students to determine the relative safety of a campus by doing a Google search with "[College Name] Jeanne Clery Act.).
Los Angeles Harbor College does not have campus housing. However, the International Student Office at the college usually has listings of rooms for rent with families in the general area. In addition, a small number of apartments are located within walking distance of the college. Others are within commuting distance by bus or car. Homestay services can also be arranged through several homestay agencies. These agencies arrange housing for students with American families and can also provide airport pickup services.
The educational objectives of the college are complemented by the services offered to students which include orientation and placement testing, individual counseling, academic advisement, student support services, career counseling, tutoring, student government, student activities and clubs. Included in our extracurricular programs are a jazz band, choral groups,, theater productions, intercollegiate sports in soccer, basketball, golf, tennis and baseball, and many special-interest clubs such as the International Club, the Student Senate (ASO), and Alpha Gamma Sigma (the community college honors society)..