Campus News

First-Ever Faculty Job Fair Coming to Pierce February 19


A Faculty Job Fair will take place on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 from 1 to 4 p.m. to actively recruit for more than 35 open full-time faculty positions to begin Fall 2016 at Pierce College. Qualified candidates are encouraged to attend the job fair, to be held in the food court area on the first floor of the Library Learning Crossroads Building. All of the positions require a bachelor’s degree, and most of them also require a master’s degree.

The positions are:




Art/Graphic Design

American Sign Language/Interpreter

Automotive Technology

Biological Sciences/Anatomy

Biological Sciences/Biology

Business Administration/Accounting

Chemistry (2 Positions)

Communication Studies

Computer Applications & Office Technologies/Business Education

Computer Science Information Technology

Counseling (4 positions)

Dance/Dance Studies


English (10 Positions)

English as a Second Language


Kinesiology (2 Positions)


Music Theory/Instrumental





For deadlines to apply and more information on the positions, visit 

or contact Mary Fellows at



Free Income Tax Preparation Service Available at Pierce College


Free income tax preparation service has begun on many Saturday mornings at Pierce College.


The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.


Free Income Tax Preparation Offered at Pierce College

On the following Saturdays*

February 6, 20, 27

March 5, 12, 19, 26

9 am-12 pm in Business Administration Building Room 3218

*subject to change


Contact the Pierce College Dept. of Business Administration at 818-719-6479 for more information.



Get the Most Out of Spring When You Register for 12 Units at Pierce College



SPRING IS AROUND THE CORNER! The 2016 Spring Semester class schedule is posted online and registration is ongoing. Spring begins Feb. 8 and ends June 6, 2016. View the Spring Schedule and pick out your classes at  


To register for classes go to the Student Information System (SIS) logon page at


We encourage you to sign up for 12 units. Why?  Because 12 Units:


     --Can get you through Pierce College in two-and-a-half years or less.

     --Gives you more opportunities for financial aid, scholarships, work study, EOPS program, etc.

     --Can get your fees waived. Pierce has more than $50 million in financial aid and two-thirds of our students are taking advantage of it. If you qualify, your tuition fees are waived.


When you take six units a semester (part-time), it will take you ten semesters to get your degree. That’s five years. And if you need basic skills first, that’s another one or two years. Do you want to spend SEVEN years to get a two-year degree?


Plus—statistics tell us more full-timers stay in school and more part-timers drop out. Instead of taking six units, how about nine? Instead of nine, how about going full time—12 units. You can do it!


Don't have an early registration appointment? To get Priority Registration, you must complete the steps you will find out about at the First Year Experience (under the Library Learning Crossroads). They include doing your Assessment, Online Orientation, and meeting with a Counselor in the First Year Experience to make an educational plan.



ENCORE Students Present "Intimate Views" in Pierce Art Gallery


"Intimate Views" has opened in the Art Gallery on the hill. Works by ENCORE students are exhibited from now until Feb. 17, with a Closing Reception on Wed. Feb. 17 from 2-4 pm. Gallery hours are Tues-Thurs, 11 am - 3 pm from now until Jan. 28; 11 am – 3 pm on Feb. 2; call 818-710-2262 for the spring Gallery hours.



Library Posts Extended Hours for Winter Intersession 2016


The Pierce Library has extended winter hours for Winter Intersession, Jan. 4-Feb. 6, 2016, which are Mon. - Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 


Join us at Pierce College's Jan. 12 Open House for the New Year



Join us at Pierce College’s Open House for the New Year.


Start the new year by bringing your family and friends to Pierce College’s OPEN HOUSE on Tuesday, January 12, 2016—an event for the entire community. We invite you to join us in our newest building, the Library Learning Crossroads, where you can meet our faculty, students and staff.


Meet with representatives of the college including Counseling, First Year Experience, Outreach, Admissions, Center for Academic Success, and our academic departments. We’ll provide tours of our Library and campus, offer refreshments, and answer any questions you might have. Please simply come by!



Tuesday, January 12, 2016

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Los Angeles Pierce College

Library Learning Crossroads Building

6201 Winnetka Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA


Enter campus off Victory Boulevard at Mason Ave. and park free in Lot 7.



Classes are Still Available for Pierce College's Winter Intersession


Register now for Winter Intersession. The Winter class schedule for 2016 is posted, with double the number of classes Pierce College offered last year.  Winter is only five weeks long and a great opportunity to take two classes and pick up six units to keep you moving towards your educational goals. View the schedule and list of 200 classes at


Winter Intersession runs Jan. 4 – February 6, 2016. To register go to the Student Information System (SIS)  logon page at


Vintage Market’s Dec 27 Holiday Show Full of Surprises


Los Angeles is full of visiting families during the winter holidays, and Vintage Market at Pierce College is expecting many of them to come spend time with their family (and maybe some holiday money!) at the December 27 show and sale.


“We get over 3,000 shoppers at the winter shows now, and have loads of regulars. We like to thank our “junkaholics” by offering special “bring a friend for free” deals through our email newsletter, instagram and other fan bases. That really encourages the folks to bring their friends and family to the market to share the fun,” says co-owner, Lori Rotblatt.


At the December show, prizes of gelt, funny money, Christmas “crackers” and vintage-style party goods will be awarded to random shoppers at the entrance, and by roving “elves” throughout the show. The “funny money” is a popular feature of Vintage Market, given as prizes to shoppers in monthly drawings and contests. These “vintage bucks” look a bit like monopoly money, but may actually be used to buy vintage and art at the show. Vendors then just cash it in at the info booth, so it’s great fun for all.


There will be hundreds of dollars-worth of prizes at the December 27th show, to celebrate another great year at Vintage Market. Stay tuned to Today’s Vintage for more details to come!


Contact Patrice Curedale at or visit for more details.


Topanga Vintage Market at Pierce College 

Always the 4th Sunday!

In January we are back Jan 24, 2016 (cause we’re the 4th Sunday, which is not always the last!)

8 am-3 pm

Over 180 of LA’s top vintage vendors, plus artisans, music & food trucks!

Pierce College, Woodland Hills

(Enter Victory Blvd at Mason Ave.)

Directions: DeSoto exit north off 101 Fwy; Rt on Victory, Rt. on Mason

$3 admission, kids under 12 are free, parking is free, no pets please!

More info at or call 310-422-1844


LAPC Music Department to Present Holiday Choir Concert on Dec. 17


Pierce College's Music Department will perform their Holiday Choir Concert on the Mainstage of the Performing Arts Building on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Garineh Avakian-Akkus conducts, and Dr. Frank Garvey is the pianist for the choir.  Tickets cost $10 ($5 for children 12 and under) and are available at the door and online at



Encore Singers Bring "A Yuletide Feast, Dickens to Rock" on Dec. 16


Come and celebrate the holiday season with The Encore Singers as they present their winter concert on Wednesday evening, December 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Building on the HillA Yuletide Feast: Dickens to Rock will include choral favorites from the 19th century Book of English Carol, rousing Hanukkah tunes, and popular Christmas Ballads.  An audience sing-a-long will conclude this festive evening! Tickets may be purchased at the door for $10.00 - General Admission and $5.00 - Children under age 12. We hope to see you there!  If you have further questions, please contact the Music Director at