Los Angeles Pacific College
International Student Information
Los Angeles Pacific College welcomes all of our students who come from diverse and unique backgrounds. We believe in the pedagogy, or the art of teaching, of Multicultural Education. Our students arrive at LAPC from different cultures; the staff and faculty recognize each of our students as an individual, and endeavor to meet each student's needs and goals.
LAPC was founded in 1989 as a computer training school in Los Angeles, California. We were granted approval in March 2002 as a degree-granting institution from the California State Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). In 1992, we began to offer English as a Second Language courses to assist foreign students and new immigrants with their English language education. In March 2002, LAPC became a degree-granting institution when we began offering the Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) degree in Accounting.
The Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE) awarded Los Angeles Pacific College accredited status on October 11, 2012 through 2018 for all vocational programs: Associate of Occupational Studies in Accounting (AOS), Business General Program (BGP), Computerized Accounting (CAC), Computer Information Systems (CIS), Computer Graphic Design (CGD) and Vocational English. COE is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accrediting agency for post-secondary occupational institutions that offer certificate, diploma, and applied associate degree programs. For further information about this accreditation, please contact COE, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350,www.council.org.
The Los Angeles Pacific College English as a Second Language Program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) for the period December 2014 through December 2018 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 801 North Fairfax Street, Suite 402A, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703.665.3400, www.cea-accredit.org.
Class Schedule & Calendar For the School Year
|Start/End||01/09 - 03/31||04/03 - 06/23||07/03 - 09/22||10/02 - 12/22|
|Session Break||No Break||06/26 - 06/30||09/25 - 09/29||12/25 - 01/05|
|Session Length||12 Weeks||12 Weeks||12 Weeks||12 Weeks|
|Start/End||01/08 - 03/30||04/02 - 06/22||07/02 - 09/21||10/01 - 12/21|
|Session Break||No Break||06/25 - 06/29||09/24 - 09/28||12/24 - 01/04|
|Session Length||12 Weeks||12 Weeks||12 Weeks||12 Weeks|
The start/end date for the associate-degree or other certificate programs may vary and is subject to change.
LAPC offers morning, afternoon, and evening classes. The schedule is inclusive of lecture and lab sessions, and is as follows:
Morning: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. M-F Afternoon: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F Evening: 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. M-F
Classes in the English as a Second Language (ESL) Certificate Program are available as follows, inclusive of lecture and lab sessions:
Morning: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. M-F Afternoon: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. M-F Evening: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. M-F
For a the complete calendar of holidays (hyperlink to old website's calendar page), please reference the LAPC Catalog.
Applicant must meet the following criteria:
- At least 18 years of age, is admitted as a regular student provided the applicant has a High School Diploma or its equivalent (GED, college transcript, college diploma, Notice of Intent to Transfer from the last school attended, etc.), and;
- Pass an admission test with no less than the minimum score as established in the test publisher's guidelines.
- On a case-by-case basis, applicants who are under 18 years of age may enroll upon their legal guardian's permission.
- International students and cash-paying students who do not intend to pursue a degree or certificate may apply and enroll for individual classes, and fill out an enrollment agreement according to the number of classes that they plan to take. Please see LAPC catalog for full Admissions Requirements.
For the Associate Degree Program, the applicant must:
(1) Score of 28 or higher on the Scholastic Level ExamTM (SLE).
(2) Demonstrated desire to pursue a career in the field of study.
(3) Personal interview with the Academic Director, as needed.
(4) For International Students: Minimum TOEFL® score of 450 for TOEFL PBT, or 45 for TOEFL iBT, or a minimum Cambridge Michigan English Exam score of 54; unless the country of origin uses English as the language of instruction.
Programs of Study
This concentrated, fast-paced program provides a fundamental understanding of, and proficiency with computer-aided design and prepares students to perform a variety of graphic tasks and projects, including computer illustration, desktop publishing, digital imaging, and web design, using the latest in graphic communications technology.
This program provides a fundamental understanding of accounting and computer operations. Students learn accounting and spreadsheet management as it relates to accounting concepts, as well as word processing and business presentations using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Graduates of this program will be competent to utilize, maintain, and customize each application as an entry-level administrative assistant or bookkeeper.
This program provides the general clerical, bookkeeping, and computer skills necessary to perform successfully in a modern office environment. This program enhances students' ability to communicate more effectively and efficiently in business. Students gain the knowledge and computational skills needed to perform bookkeeping operations. Graduates of this program will be ready to handle entry-level office work and bookkeeping duties.
This program provides a fundamental understanding of accounting principles and practices and how to utilize computer applications to perform accounting tasks. Students learn how to use Microsoft Excel to perform accounting functions. Students will gain the working knowledge and skills needed to perform accounting tasks at different stages of a complete accounting cycle. Students compare and contrast three types of business entities and learn how to treat them differently. This program also teaches students to prepare various payroll tax returns and income tax returns. The final stage of this program enables students to utilize computer applications to carry out accounting duties. Graduates of this program will be competent to perform entry-level bookkeeper duties.
This program is designed to provide non-native English speaking students with the language skills needed to enter U.S. colleges or universities, and/or to become gainfully employed in their home countries. The ESL program's aim is to teach an intensive English course so students may learn the structure, grammar, and idiomatic use of the English language in the most
B. DEGREE PROGRAM
Our intensive degree program in accounting provides a fundamental understanding of accounting principles and practices and how to utilize computer applications to perform accounting tasks. This program provides working knowledge and the skills to perform accounting tasks at different stages of a complete accounting cycle. Students compare and contrast different types of business entities and learn how to treat them differently, prepare various payroll and income tax returns, and effectively utilize computer comprehensive manner possible. To graduate from the ESL program, a student must complete a total of three consecutive levels, that is, 48 semester units (720 Clock Hours), and have maintained the school's Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.
Charges include tuition and a registration fee. There are no laboratory fees. The Registration fee and other student services fees are non-refundable. With the exception of pencils and paper, all materials are provided at no additional cost. Below is the tuition and fees schedule for the programs offered:
|Program (Units)||Reg. Fee||Tuition||Cost Per Unit Fee||Books/Supplies||Total|
* Prices of books and supplies are subjects to change
† Not eligible for WIA and Customized Training Programs
§ Tuition for ESL and Vocational ESL is based on three levels only
In addition to tuition, international students must pay non-refundable processing fees which are included in the chart below.
|Initial I-20 Processing||$150 plus $75 per dependent|
|Registration Certificate Program /Degree Program||$75/$100|
|Student Service Certificate Program /Degree Program||$100/$200; plus $50 per dependent|
|Initial Admissions Package Mail||$60+ (based on destination and service)|
|English Placement/Exit Exam||$50/$50|
|Optional Practical Training (OPT) Processing Surcharge||$100|
|Additional Document Processing †||$25+ (depending on document) per document|
|Document Expediting Service||$100|
|Airport Pick-up||$60 † (depending on destination)|
* Fees on any additional services may vary and are subject to change.
† A Document Request Form, available from Student Services, must be completed in full with payment received before any document request is processed. Please allow 5-7 business days to process document request.