West Los Angeles College to Shift to Online Classes
District Takes Action in Wake of Coronavirus
March 12, 2020
Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Chancellor Francisco C.
Rodriguez, Ph.D., announced that as many classes as possible will be moved into an online
education platform for all nine colleges which include West Los Angeles College in Culver City.
Online instruction is expected to begin on Wednesday, March 18 ,. During this time, all
LACCD colleges and the District will remain open, subject to the direction of the Los Angeles
County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) or the California Department of Public Health.
"Out of an abundance of caution, the Los Angeles Community College District is making these
changes to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff and to help mitigate the
spread of COVID-19," Rodriguez said. "We stand united with our higher education colleagues
locally and throughout the nation that safety is our top priority as part of our mission to provide
excellent educational opportunities for our students. Prudence needs to prevail here."
On March 16-17, all classes at all colleges will be canceled to provide two days of professional
development and training for faculty to access and teach in the online platform, Canvas, and other
platforms such as Zoom. Faculty may attend the training sessions at any LACCD college and will
not be required to drive to their college of employment.
Effective March 16 through April 13, all public events and other activities estimated to draw more
than 100 people at any of LACCD's colleges and District facilities will be postponed, modified or
possibly canceled. This change is in accordance with LACDPH recommendations to increase
social distancing and to limit large events. All athletic events are also under review. No decision
has been made regarding cancellation, modification or postponement of graduation ceremonies
for any of the colleges currently planned for June 9.