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Register Now for Fall Semester at Pierce College - Classes Are Open


Registration appointments have begun for you to enroll in Fall 2020 classes at L.A. Pierce College. Now is the time to review the Fall Schedule of Classes at http://www.piercecollege.edu/schedules/index.asp and make your choices.

To enroll, go to your portal at https://mycollege.laccd.edu and sign in.

Haven’t applied to Pierce yet? Go to the home page top right and click “Apply Online” or go to http://www.laccd.edu/Students/opencccapply/applylapc/Pages/default.aspx

Fall classes will be offered online, and services and business will all continue to be delivered in a remote environment as of this time.

Please keep in mind that Pierce College’s physical campus remains closed during this time in accordance with health and safety guidelines for education. Need more information? A great place to start is our new Student Services Online webpage at http://www.piercecollege.edu/pierce_students_divx.asp. You can interact with our staff using Cranium Café.

It's Time to Enroll in Classes for Pierce's Five-Week Summer Session B


There's still time to Apply and Register for Pierce College's Summer Session B, which will be fully online. Stay enrolled online while you collect units towards your degree. All classes, business and services will continue to be delivered remotely for the Summer.

The schedule for Summer B is posted on the Pierce website at http://www.piercecollege.edu/schedules/index.asp and in the student portal. All classes, business and services will continue to be delivered remotely. Here is your chance to stay home and stay enrolled to pick up more units and skills toward your degree or certificate.  So, here are the links you need:

New Students, Apply at http://www.laccd.edu/Students/opencccapply/applylapc/Pages/default.aspx

All Students, see the Pierce Schedules web page at http://www.piercecollege.edu/schedules/index.asp 

Continuing Students, see your portal for your priority registration date, summer schedules and more at: https://sso.laccd.edu/adfs/ls/idpinitiatedsignon.aspx?loginToRp=csprd.laccd.edu

All of these links can be found off of the home page at www.piercecollege.edu

SUMMER DATES: 
Session A: June 15-July 19 -- only 5 weeks long
Session B: July 20-Aug 23 -- only 5 weeks long

8-week: June 15-Aug. 9


Classes are filling, so don't wait! Stay enrolled with us and succeed online at Pierce College! And Fall Semester is right around the corner.

Registration Begins for Fall Semester, Offered Online at Pierce College




Registration begins Monday, June 15

The Fall 2020 Schedule of Classes is posted at Pierce College posted and we invite you to review it and choose your classes at http://www.piercecollege.edu/schedules/index.asp. Fall classes will be held online, and services and business will all continue to be delivered in a remote environment. Continuing Students' Registration begins Monday, June 15, 2020 and is ongoing during the summer; new students should apply now -- see button top right of home page, Apply Online.

Please keep in mind that Pierce College’s physical campus remains closed during this time in accordance with health and safety guidelines for education. We have converted all our business and services to online delivery, so visit our website for information.

A great place to start exploring is our new Student Services Online webpage at http://www.piercecollege.edu/pierce_students_divx.asp.

 

View Virtual Recognition Ceremony on Facebook and You Tube



Graduates, Family, Friends, Faculty and Staff,

 

We hope you enjoyed the June 9th showing of Pierce College's Virtual Recognition Ceremony for our graduates in the class of 2020. Our students' degree, transfer and certificate completions are tremendous accomplishments.

 

If you missed it or would like to see the ceremony again, you may view the event at the same links: The official Pierce College Facebook or YouTube channels at these links:  Pierce College Facebook or LA Pierce YouTube.  No account or log in is needed to view.

 

Common questions about graduation and the ceremony are answered at

http://laccd.edu/About/News/Pages/Virtual-Recognition-Ceremony.aspx

Congratulations, Class of 2020! We know how hard you have worked. We enjoyed celebrating you and your achievements.

 

 

"In Solidarity We Stand" -- Message from Board President Hoffman and Chancellor Rodriguez


June 2, 2020

Dear LACCD Colleagues,

 

We are writing to you, our LACCD faculty, staff and students, to express our pain and support during this time.  The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others, can no longer be ignored.  

 

This nation has a historic and harmful disease called racism.  This pandemic has endured for centuries, and the time to heal and cure it is now.  We stand in solidarity with our Black employees and students and will not tolerate these continued acts of violence – we stand with you, we hear you, we support you. 

 

As institutions of higher education, we call for justice in the deaths of George, Breonna, Ahmaud and the countless other victims of police criminality.  However, we know that this is simply not enough.  We must be deliberate and purposeful in educating around being anti-racist.  We must fully acknowledge that Black lives do indeed matter in the way we build our schools and colleges to what we teach in our classrooms, from the way our streets are policed to equitable access to healthcare.  Until economic opportunities are afforded to Black and disenfranchised communities, there is no justice.

 

We recognize in the midst of all of this, including a global pandemic, there are finals to be taken, classes to be completed, work to be done, and we thank you all for your empathy, resiliency and commitment to our mission during this challenging time. 

 

We are all empowered as educators.  Let’s use this power and influence to make lasting, systemic change!

 

In Solidarity We Stand,

 

Andra Hoffman                  Francisco C. Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Board President                 Chancellor

 

Summer Registration is Underway -- Classes Begin June 15


Register Now for Summer 2020! There's still time to Apply and Register for any of our three Summer sessions, which will be fully online. Stay enrolled online while you collect units towards your degree. All classes, business and services will continue to be delivered remotely.

Classes begin June 15 for Pierce's 5-week Summer A and Summer 8-Week Sessions, and on July 20 for the 5-week Summer B Session. The schedules have posted on the Pierce website at http://www.piercecollege.edu/schedules/index.asp and in the student portal.

All classes, business and services will continue to be delivered remotely. Here is your chance to stay home and stay enrolled to pick up more units and skills toward your degree or certificate.

So, here are the links you need:

New Students, Apply at http://www.laccd.edu/Students/opencccapply/applylapc/Pages/default.aspx

All Students, see the Pierce Schedules web page at http://www.piercecollege.edu/schedules/index.asp 

Continuing Students, see your portal for your priority registration date, summer schedules and more at: https://sso.laccd.edu/adfs/ls/idpinitiatedsignon.aspx?loginToRp=csprd.laccd.edu

All of these links can be found off of the home page at www.piercecollege.edu

 

SUMMER DATES:  Classes begin: June 15 and July 20, 2020
Session A: June 15-July 19 -- only 5 weeks long
Session B: July 20-Aug 23 -- only 5 weeks long
8-week: June 15-Aug. 9


Classes are filling, so don't wait! Stay enrolled with us and succeed online at Pierce College this summer!

Chancellor Announces Fall Semester will be Online at L.A. Pierce College - Fall Schedule Posts May 29; Registration begins June 15


Fall Semester runs August 31 - Dec. 20, 2020
The Fall Schedule will post online Friday, May 29
Fall Registration for Continuing Students starts Monday, June 15

April 30, 2020 - LACCD Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez announced this week that Fall 2020 Semester, like Summer, will be offered in a remote/online learning environment for all LACCD Colleges, which includes Pierce.

"Given the present health and safety restrictions, all summer session classes, scheduled to begin June 15, 2020, and all fall semester classes will be offered in remote learning/online environments, at this point, with the possibility of returning for a limited number of “hard to convert” courses/programs, if health and safety allow at any point in the semester.

Student support services and most of the District’s business operations will continue to be conducted in similar remote service environments.

We are mindful of those classes that have been “hard to convert” to remote teaching and learning. We have been working with state agencies and faculty leaders to identify flexibility, simulations and solutions for laboratory, clinical, and other hands-on course and program requirements. We ask for your patience and support as we work through these issues."

The Summer Schedule, with three online sessions, is now posted. Find Pierce Schedules of Classes at http://www.piercecollege.edu/schedules/index.asp

Pierce Class of 2020 to Participate in Virtual Recognition Ceremony June 9


 

Dear Class of 2020:

"Resilient Times for Brilliant Minds" is the theme for the 2020 LACCD Virtual Recognition Ceremony, hosted on Tuesday, June 9, by each of the nine colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District in celebration of your achievements as a member of the 2020 graduating class.  Pierce College's ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. 

Yes, we understand that the Virtual Recognition Ceremony is not a substitute for the excitement and joy of an in-person ceremony.  Please know that each campus will be inviting you to its 2021 in-person ceremony so that you will also have the opportunity to fully participate in a traditional Commencement exercise.

This email (in your college email account) contains all the information that you'll need if you choose to be part of the festivities (and we hope that you do).  As a reminder, all the "Frequently Asked Questions"--which are updated as needed--can be found here on the LACCD website.

UPDATE: STUDENT AND FACULTY SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED (5/21/2020)

 

Below you'll find the step-by-step instructions for participation.  However, don't delay in submitting all your information, because we have a "hard and fast" deadline of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20.

ONE.  Make your video.  You have the opportunity to make a ten-second video that will be included in your College's ceremony.  The details are in the attachment labeled "LACCD Video Recording Instructions."  Follow the steps outlined, and when you get to section #5 that says "Delivery," you'll use one of the links below for your College.  

Also at this link is an opportunity to RSVP and to provide information about your name as you want it to appear in the Ceremony, as well as help for your College announcers with pronunciation if necessary.  Be sure that you've also included a correct mailing address.

Don't forget to visit our FAQ on our Virtual Recognition Ceremony here: http://laccd.edu/About/News/Pages/Virtual-Recognition-Ceremony.aspx

 

Student RSVP & Video Upload Link for LA Pierce College: https://form.jotform.com/201274481870152

Remember that you graduate from only one college:  the one you've identified as your "home institution."  If you're not sure, you need to confirm by contacting Admissions and Records at the college that you think is your home institution.

TWO.  Make your Grad Slide.  The Grad Slide will include your picture, your name, pertinent information (e.g., primary major), and a short quote, if you wish.  The Slide is shown, along with your video, when your name is announced.  Information about Grad Slides will come in a separate email from Grad Images, so be sure that the email doesn't accidentally go into your junk file.

THREE.  Plan your celebration.  We encourage you to hold viewing parties so that friends and family can share in your accomplishments.  Two attachments will be sent in your college email along with this letter to provide you more information.

  • "Virtual Recognition Ceremony Viewing Instructions"--Provided here are the links for how to view through Facebook or YouTube.  One slide shows a blank for time of the ceremony.  This is the time that the video will be officially available on June 9.  Since the time is different for the nine different colleges, just go to your home institution's website and you'll find an announcement.
  • "How to Celebrate in Social Distance Style"--Take a look at the many great ideas for making a party of the day and creating a celebration at home.

If you've any questions about your local ceremony, please reach out to the Commencement Chair for your campus:  LA Pierce College Dean William Marmolejo, marmolwa@piercecollege.edu

Don't forget to visit our FAQ on our Virtual Recognition Ceremony here: http://laccd.edu/About/News/Pages/Virtual-Recognition-Ceremony.aspx

On behalf of all of us in the Los Angeles Community College District, we take great pride in your achievements and recognize your tenacity in completing your program during this unprecedented time.  We hope that you'll join us in making the Virtual Recognition Ceremony a true celebration of what you've accomplished.

Sincerely,

The President Tri-Chairs of the LACCD Virtual Recognition Ceremony:
Dr. Seher Awan, Los Angeles Southwest College
Dr. James Limbaugh, West Los Angeles College
Dr. Katrina VanderWoude, Los Angeles Trade Tech College 

 

 

Need help with Your New Chromebook?


Set Up Guide and Tech Support through human-I-T for Chromebooks

April 23, 2020 -- If you are a student who just received one of the free Chromebooks from Pierce College and the LACCD, our supplier, human-I-T, provides one year of tech support. Use the Chromebook Setup Guide to get started. Contact them directly for tech support using contact info in the guide.

These Chromebooks are yours to keep. If you have not received the Chromebook you applied for, please check your college email account for updates and make sure they have your mailing address in your account. All Chromebooks are being shipped -- there is no more in-person pickup.

Almost 11,000 Chromebooks have been awarded and came to students through donations to our District. These funds are now spent and the District is raising more money with hopes of buying more.

If you want to apply for a Chromebook so that you are in the system when and if new ones are available, go to your student portal. After logging in, look for the “Financial Aid and Scholarships” icon tile or the "Key Links" tile. Click on “Scholarships” and look for the laptop application option.

Have you seen the District Student FAQs?
http://laccd.edu/About/News/Pages/FAQs.aspx

More Student COVID-19 LACCD Useful Information:
http://laccd.edu/About/News/Pages/Coronavirus---For-Students.aspx

 

President Montevirgen's Welcome Back Message to Brahma Community


March 30, 2020 -- Pierce College Brahma Community,

 

As classes and student services resume online today I have never been prouder to call Pierce College my home.

Faculty and staff, I thank you for sacrificing your personal time over these last several weeks to bring your classes and departments online and I commend your tireless commitment to being the best at what you do. Your work changes lives and the Pierce College community is forever grateful to you.

Students, thank you for your patience during this transition and for refusing to let the present crisis deter you from your dreams of a brighter future. Now, more than ever, we are counting on you to make that dream come true. To help you during this transition, please know:

·        If you need a laptop visit the student portal. After logging in, look for the “Financial Aid and Scholarships” icon tile. Click on “Scholarships” and look for the laptop application option.

·        If you need free WIFI access, visit the Charter Communications website to learn how to apply.

·        If you have Canvas or technology issues, visit our Pierce Online student resources page.

·        All counseling, financial aid, admissions and registration for summer and fall, and other student support departments are open, online, to serve you. Click here if you need assistance: http://www.piercecollege.edu/pierce_students.asp.

To keep you updated about the latest COVID-19 developments, we are regularly posting information to the District’s website www.laccd.edu/coronavirus and FAQ page. You are also invited to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news.  College specific updates and information can also be found on the Pierce college website at: www.piercecollege.edu.

The unprecedented challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic have impacted our daily lives in ways none of us could ever have imagined. But in this time of uncertainty, one thing has become clear: the critical role community colleges continue to play for our students, our communities, our state and our nation.

The coming months will bring many challenges, but with the support of our amazing faculty and the commitment of our fearless students, we will meet them head on.

We are all in this together. And we will get out of this together, too.

In unity and in health,

 

Alexis S. Montevirgen, Ed.D.
College President
Los Angeles Pierce College