About Us

30 years of experience

Founded in 1989

Los Angeles Pacific College (LAPC), 3325 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 90010, was incorporated in 1993. Since 2004, the institution has been an S Corporation and operating under the legal name, Los Angeles Pacific College. 

LAPC received approval to operate as a degree-granting institution under the California State Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) pursuant to Section 94900 of California Education Code. This institution is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.

Los Angeles Pacific College welcomes all of our students who come from diverse and unique backgrounds. Our students represent many different cultures; for this reason, LAPC has embraced the institutional pedagogy, or art of teaching, of multicultural education.

We strive to develop the personal growth and professional potential of each of our students by incorporating work ethics into the curriculum. LAPC aims to create and uphold a culture of work ethics for staff, faculty, and students alike. 

Through our programs of study, students are prepared for gainful employment in various fields including business data processing, accounting, computer graphic design, web design, and computer information technology.

In addition, we aim to broaden our students’ horizons, resulting in career growth and job security. For students studying ESL, we assist in providing the necessary tools to develop proficiency in English and the opportunities to experience and learn about American culture

Mission Statement

Los Angeles Pacific College is committed to provide the students in our community equal access to quality education and technical training. Our ongoing support services ensure that our students successfully complete their program in order to gain the credentials and necessary skills to be hired in a qualified, entry-level position. Through a cooperative effort by the faculty, staff, and  administration, we foster student success in achieving academic and career goals, instilling the values of integrity and work ethic that are essential for academic excellence, future career success, and personal fulfillment.


Driven by student success and cultural understanding, Los Angeles Pacific College’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program empowers individuals through accessible and inclusive academic education. We cultivate proficiency in American English alongside cultural awareness, fostering confident communication and preparing students for academic and personal opportunities. Guided by the core value of ‘Student Support and Success,’ we foster a diverse and nurturing learning environment where every student thrives. Through ongoing collaboration, program review, and comprehensive support services, we ensure our ESL curriculum remains relevant and impactful, empowering students to achieve their academic goals.


Vision Statement

We envision a campus community that is rooted in dignity, where each person has inherent value and is treated with respect. Through our belief in equity, diversity, and inclusion, our mission to educate and serve the community can be fulfilled by providing equitable and accessible training to develop skilled and ethical workers who become successful members of the workforce. 


Our contributions to the state and local workforce keep the local economy strong and competitive while providing the individual worker with a career and financial security. Anyone admitted to our institution is given every chance to succeed in their course of study and move forward to a better life with ongoing support from student services and academic counseling. 



The objective of LAPC, shared by all members of the staff and faculty, is to fulfill our mission of providing quality education and technical training. Their success means they receive the credential and necessary skills to have career success and financial security. To succeed, we take action on our vision and core values. Most importantly, the core of all of our values is “Student Support and Success” to assist the student in achieving their academic and career goals. In short, “The student drives our every action.”

Core Values

  • Student Support and Success – We are here to support the student in reaching their academic and career goals on the path to professional success and financial security. The student drives our every action.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Diversity is a condition for excellence; equity is a right for all persons; and, inclusion is a just expectation for all our students in our programs.
  • Openness and Tolerance – We do not exclude. We include by embracing differences in culture, gender, and/or sexual orientation.
  • Quality Education and Accessible Training – We provide our students with an engaging teaching and learning experience through active participation easing and fostering their transition into the American and global workforce.
  • Distinguished Services – We support our students to complete their program and competitive job placement with our student services and academic counseling throughout and after their program of study. Their success is our success.
  • Community of Excellence – Our students learn good work habits and ethics because we lead by example.
  • Civic Duty – We are responsible for providing the public with well-educated and skilled workers that will contribute to growth of our local, regional, and global communities.
  • Inherent Respect – We believe all persons deserve an inherent respect and should be treated as such. We foster a culture of respect for each and every member of our campus community.

ESL Program’s Overarching Goals and Objectives

The overarching goals and objectives for the ESL program were developed to reflect our commitment to student success, cultural understanding, accessibility, inclusivity, and continuous improvement. These goals and objectives have guided curriculum development, instructional strategies, assessment methods, and program evaluation to ensure they align with the ESL program’s mission.

ESL Overarching Goals

      Enhance Language Proficiency

   Improve students’ proficiency in American English to a level that enables them to confidently engage in academic and everyday communication.

      Cultural Integration and Awareness

   Equip students with a deep understanding of cultural norms, values, and practices in the United States to facilitate their integration and interaction within diverse communities.

      Academic Preparation and Success

   Prepare students for further academic studies in English-speaking environments by developing their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills relevant to academic contexts.

      Inclusive and Supportive Learning Environment

   Create an inclusive, supportive, and stimulating learning environment that respects diversity and promotes student success and well-being.

      Continuous Curriculum Development

   Continually assess and update the ESL curriculum and teaching methodologies to ensure they are relevant, research-based, and aligned with the needs of the students.

      Community and Global Engagement

   Foster opportunities for students to engage with the local and global community through language, facilitating an exchange of cultural perspectives and promoting global citizenship.

Specific Objectives

Objective 1

      Achieve measurable progress in language proficiency for all ESL students, as evidenced by assessments aligned with standards.

Objective 2

      Integrate cultural learning outcomes within all ESL courses, ensuring students can demonstrate understanding of cultural differences, similarities, and the skills necessary for cultural adaptation.

Objective 3

      Develop and implement academic readiness modules that focus on skills such as note-taking, academic writing, and presentation to prepare students for success in further education.

Objective 4

      Ensure all ESL instructors are trained in inclusive teaching practices and provide ongoing support services, including language tutoring, counseling, and mentorship programs, to support diverse learners.

Objective 5

      Regularly review the ESL curriculum and teaching practices through student and instructor feedback, current pedagogical research, and industry trends to make informed improvements.

Objective 6

      Organize and promote activities and projects that encourage students to engage with the community and practice their language skills in real-world contexts, enhancing their global awareness and citizenship.

Chief Administrator

Mary Yoon


(213) 384-2318