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Los Angeles Pacific College - LAPC

Address: 3325 Wilshire Blvd # 550, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA

Description Los Angeles Pacific College - LAPC

  • Location: Los Angeles, USA
  • Founded: in 1989.

Founded in 1989, Los Angeles Pacific College (LACC) - LAPC - in 2002 received a prestigious accreditation from California State Bureau for Private Secondary Education for teaching a variety of Higher education programs (both undergraduate and postgraduate programs). Most of the certificate and diploma courses, as well as the English language program for foreign students (ESL-English as a Second Language) have been taught here since 2002. Initially, Los Angeles Pacific College was founded as a computer studying center - it is easy to see how long and successful the educational center has been through before becoming a higher education institution in demand (including abroad).

Today, studying at Los Angeles Pacific College is based on two main principles: an individual approach and a multicultural community. The college accepts students from any country, any nationality: each student is considered a unique, self-sufficient person. The curriculum is designed in such a way as to give all students the opportunity to show and improve their personal talents and abilities, the best qualities and personalities, to enable them to achieve academic and career goals. There are 10 to 15 students per classroom, not more.

Los Angeles Pacific College is accredited by the Council of Occupation Education (COD) and the Commission of the English Language Program Accreditation (CEA). Today the college also cooperates with two large organizations that help graduates with employment and expand the boundaries of their professional work:

  • South Bay Workforce Investment Board

It serves more than 11 cities in the Los Angeles region, planning employment for people and providing them with suitable jobs. The College, in cooperation with SBWIB, clarifies the requirements of modern employers and constantly improves, modernizes its own programs.

  • California State Employment Training Panel

The organization provides financial assistance to organizations wishing to improve the qualifications of their employees, and Los Angeles Pacific College takes them to productive and relevant educational programs.

The College regularly organizes useful meetings, lectures and workshops with the best and most successful representatives of Erican business and production: so students can "look behind the scenes" of the chosen specialty, learn its subtleties and specific features.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Los Angeles Pacific College - LAPC

Program name

Degree - Accounting, Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS)

An intensive program provides studying accounting study and the necessary digital and software equipment that allows to simplify the principles of work and make them more effective. Students will master all accounting cycles starting from the most basic principles: they will compare different business models and subjects, learn how to prepare tax returns (wages, income tax, etc.), learn to work with a variety of mobile and computer applications for optimization of its activities.

The course is designed for 4 semesters (2 academic years) = 1440 academic hours. 

Requirements for the level of English at the entrants are the following:

  • TOEFL PBT from 450, TOEFL iBT from 45
  • Cambridge Michigan English Exam from 54 points and above.

Certificate in the specialty

This program will help students to very quickly start working in the chosen direction - either to improve their skills and learn new about the chosen profession.

Courses are offered in the following professional fields:

  • Business
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Digital Graphic Design
  • Computer Information Systems.
  • Additionally, the language course "English as a Second Language" (ESL) is offered.

The duration of the programs is usually 36 weeks; exception - Computerized Accounting, which has been taught for 54 weeks.

Requirements for the level of English at the entrants are the following:

  • TOEFL PBT from 450, TOEFL iBT from 45
  • Cambridge Michigan English Exam from 54 points and above.

The registration fee (non-refundable), tutorials, books and materials are already included in this cost.

Accommodation, housing and food

The college does not have its own residences for students and does not bear responsibility for their placement during the studying.

Nevertheless, LAPC specialists are ready to help you to find suitable housing in the city and settle administrative issues. The college is ready to advise several apartments, residences within the transport accessibility from the academic building, suitable hotels or hostels, as well as proven, law-abiding host families.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Accounting, Accounting, Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS), business, Business General Program, Career Training, computer design, Computer Graphic Design, Computer Information Systems, computerized accounting, English as a Foreign Language, English as a Second Language, graphic design, Information Systems, Professional Computer Graphic Design, Small Business Owner Training, software, Web design, Web Software Technology, Website technologies

Equipment Los Angeles Pacific College - LAPC

Los Angeles Pacific College occupies the entire spacious building (3,535 square feet) in Los Angeles, where students are provided with all the necessary facilities for effective education and leisure:

  • Computer classrooms with the latest PCs and constantly updated software
  • Spacious audiences with interactive and electronic equipment: TV and DVD, language devices, electronic boards, audio systems and office equipment
  • Emergency rooms and reception desks with staff on duty
  • Cozy common living room for students' rest
  • Guarded parking, etc.

The college is well-suited for teaching students with disabilities.

A huge library is constantly updated with new editions and electronic resources, the latest equipment. In the first days students can attend special introductory classes to get acquainted with library resources, infrastructure and opportunities. The library has computer zones (all PCs are connected to the Internet): students can use a variety of electronic sources, databases, video and photographic materials. For example, here you can view monthly professional publications from reputable sources - Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the California Society of CPAs (CalCPA), and the California Association for Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) - which will be useful for both teachers and students: the latest news in the chosen industry or field of knowledge. Additionally, students are given free access to the public library of Los Angeles (Pio Pico-Koreatown) and to the Central Library - both located just a few minutes from the campus.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year of the college is divided into 4 semesters:

  • Winter: from January 8 to March 30
  • Spring: April 2 - 22 June (holidays from June 25 to June 29)
  • Summer: July 2 - September 21 (September 24-28 vacation)
  • Autumn: October 1 - December 21 (vacation from December 24 to January 4).

Classes are held in the morning (9: 00-13: 00) or evening (18:30 -22: 30) periods, there are also combined courses during the daytime hours (13: 00-17: 00).

Registration fee (75 $ -100 $, non-refundable) is already included in the course price. Paid additionally:

  • The deposit for education
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Roundtrip air tickets
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Mandatory health insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (payable at the Embassy).

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

LAPC entrants must provide the following documents to the admissions committee:

  • Completed 4-page application form
  • Copy of passport or ID card
  • Valid visa
  • Diploma / certificate of full secondary education
  • Documents confirming financial solvency (bank statement, sponsorship letter)
  • Receipt for payment of the registration fee (collection non-refundable).

All documents must be translated into English certified by a notary. Each potential student also passes a personal interview with a representative of the college.

The requirements for English proficiency are as follows:

  • TOEFL PBT from 450, TOEFL iBT from 45
  • Cambridge Michigan English Exam from 54 points and above.

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