Academic Calendar

Class Schedule & Calendar

The start/end date for the associate-degree or other certificate programs may vary and is subject to change. 

*Classes are not held during Christmas week and New Year’s week; however, the school is open for students requiring assistance or desiring additional lab practice by prior arrangement.


Academic Year and Academic Term

LAPC uses Semester Credit Hours to define and measure a student’s academic course level, progress, and program length. One academic year for full-time students is defined as enrollment for a minimum of 24 Semester Credit Hours, or its equivalent in Clock Hours, within a minimum of 30 weeks. An academic term is defined to be a minimum of 12 Semester Credit Hours and 15 weeks except for the 12- week session for the ESL program.

For International Students, to be considered a fulltime student, the student must be enrolled in no less than 12 semester units per session with no more than one online course per session to be counted toward the full course of study requirement. The English as a Second Language program is delivered as traditional classroom only.

Class Sessions

LAPC offers morning, afternoon, and evening classes. 

Lecture & Lab Sessions
Morning9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Evening6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Classes in the English as a Second Language (ESL) Certificate Program are available as follows:

Lecture & Lab Sessions
Morning9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Evening6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.