Los Angeles City College

International Student Program and Language Academy

LACC provides a dynamic and innovative learning environment offering more than 140 vocational and professional programs including AA degrees, Transfer programs (2+2), and Certificates

Reach for the Stars at Los Angeles City College!

Hooray for Hollywood!

Los Angeles City College (LACC) sits near the heart of Hollywood’s film industry. It has produced some of the arts and entertainment industries’ biggest names! Actors such as Mark Hamill of Star Wars and Oscar-winning actor/director Clint Eastwood are alumni. Actor Morgan Freeman credits his LACC voice and diction instructor with helping him develop his trademark tone: “It was here that I honed my voice and even dropped it a full octave,” Freeman said of his time at LACC.

Other notable alumni include award-winning film score composer John Williams (Harry Potter, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and more), best-selling author Terry McMillan (Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back), and world-famous architect Frank Gehry, to name a few.

Why Los Angeles City College?

LACC students come from every corner of the world and reflect the multicultural community that is Los Angeles. Classes are affordable, and our professors are highly educated and well respected in their fields. 

Here are a few reasons we think LACC has star status in the community college realm:

  • 140 vocational and professional paths in popular fields such as business, computer science, and performing arts
  • Business online degree: Obtain an AA degree or certificate online without an F1 visa
  • Seamless transfer to top California Universities: LACC ensures streamlined transfers to top institutions like UCLA, UC Berkeley, and USC
  • Language Academy (in-person courses): Improve your English language skills! $1,200 per six-week module or $2,200 for two modules. Learn more here!
  • Scholarships for international students
  • Employment opportunities: F-1 students can apply to participate in CPT (curricular practical training) and OPT (optional practical training). Click for information

International Student Podcasts!

Learn about LACC through some of LACC’s own international students on Study in the USA’s International Student Stories podcast.

Location & Activities

LACC is located in Hollywood, just five miles from downtown Los Angeles. Residents of LA are within an hour of the Pacific Ocean and an hour of the San Gabriel Mountains — swim in the morning and snow ski in the afternoon! 

Los Angeles offers concerts, ballets, plays, musicals, museums, and sporting events, with cultural, social, and recreational activities available all year-round. Go see a movie, visit an art exhibit, or take a stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame! 

And as far as culture goes, you don’t even have to leave campus! LACC’s facilities include: 

  • TV and film studios
  • A performing arts theater
  • A music hall
  • More than a dozen multistory classroom buildings, including a library and gyms

Housing & Transportation

The surrounding area boasts numerous housing opportunities such as:

  • PodShares housing network
  • Homestays with local families
  • Apartment living
  • Room rentals

LACC is accessible through public transportation by bus or the Red Line Metro system, which has a station at LACC. All LACC students receive a TAP card allowing for free commutes on the metro or bus system.

Your Dreams Are Written in the Stars at Los Angeles Community College

Programs, Pathways & Transfer Agreements

LACC provides a dynamic and innovative learning environment offering more than 140 vocational and professional programs, including certificates, AA degrees, 2+2 transfer programs to earn your bachelor’s degree (two years at a community college and two years at a four-year school).

Popular programs of study include:

  • Business administration
  • Cinema/TV
  • Computer science
  • Engineering
  • Fashion design
  • Music
  • Performing arts

Transfer Articulation Agreements

LACC has transfer articulation agreements with:

  • University of California campuses such as UCLA, UC Berkeley, and UC San Diego
  • California State Universities such as CSULA, CSU Long Beach, and CSU Northridge
  • Private universities such as University of Southern California (USC) and Loyola Marymount University (LMU)

The counselors and specialists at LACC will assist your successful transfer path to a four-year university through education planning, application assistance, and connecting you with the right resources.

A Place to Build Your Future

Mark Hamill of Star Wars had this to say about Los Angeles City College: “From the theater training here that I used throughout my career — it gives you a foundation to base everything else on.”

Start building your foundation today!

Contact Los Angeles City College Now


$1,000—$5,000 Semester

Fast facts

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Top Programs

Business, Film Studies, Music

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Type of School

2yr/Community College

  • School Size

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  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation
  • Scholarships for International Students

  • Conditional Admission Available

  • Setting

  • Accreditation and Certification

  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment
  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 45+, iTEP: 3.4, PTE Academic: 40+, Duolingo: 70+, IELTS: Band 4.5+

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855 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA

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