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Advanced Automotive Tech Building Gears Up for Alternative Fuels and Electric Vehicles


 

Pierces long-awaited new 21,233 square foot Advanced Automotive Technology Building is nearing completion on the west side of campus adjacent to our existing Automotive Technology site. Its laboratories were specifically designed to teach cutting-edge curriculum in the areas of alternative fuel, advanced diagnostics, and hybrid & electric vehicle technologies. The facility will include two classrooms, faculty offices and support spaces.

 

The $37 million complex will provide space for up 90 vehicles and includes ten Electric Charging Stations, ranging from Level II CHAdeMO Electric Charging Stations and the Combined Charging System (CCS) Charging Stations, to a Tesla Supercharger Charging Station. 

 

The building design incorporates a number of water efficiency features, such as drought-tolerant landscaping and low-flow fixtures, and energy efficient features, such as LED lighting fixtures. Construction sought to divert 75% of waste from landfills and incorporates building materials made of recycled or rapidly renewable materials.  

 

L.A. Pierce Colleges Automotive Technology Program meets strict industry standards and is NATEF/ASE certified for the Clean Tech Auto program, which serves over 1,000 students and is the only one of its kind in the San Fernando Valley.

 

Students in L.A. Pierce Colleges long-running Automotive Technology Program may achieve associate degrees and certificates to prepare them to work in the automotive service and repair field. Certificates of Achievement can be earned in the automotive specialties of service technology, emission specialist, light service technician, performance applications and powertrain specialist.

 

Classes will begin in the new facility in Spring 2023.

 

New Speaker Series Ushers in Hispanic Heritage Month


In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15, Pierce Chicano Studies will present the 1st Annual Chicano/Latino Heritage Month Speaker Series. A wide array of talented entertainers, artists and activists to appear over four Wednesdays kicks off with grammy-awarding winning La Marisoul & La Santa Cecilia on Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m.

The new series has been coordinated by Professor Angelia Rovero, PEACh Department and M.E.Ch.A. It is sponsored by Student Equity and Achievement Fund.

La Marisoul & La Santa Cecilia

Grammy Award Winners, 2014; Grammy Nominees 2017, 2018

Wed., Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

L.A. Pierce College Theatre

*Pierce or LACCD ID required for this event.

*RSVP to attend, roveroa@laccd.edu7

 

Richard Montoya

Actor, Comedian, Writer and Producer

Emilia Cruz, Artist, Teacher

Wed., Sept. 28, 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

L.A. Pierce College Theatre

 

Robert Vargas

Artist, Muralist, and Honored by L.A. City Council with Robert Vargas Day

Wed., Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

L.A. Pierce College Theatre

 

Dr. Martha Gonzalez

Singer, Songwriter, Percussionist, Dancer, Artivista, Professor and Community Activist

Grammy Award Winner, 2013

 

Tylana Enomoto & Juan Perez

Quetzal band members

Wed., Oct. 13, 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Great Hall

 

Women's Soccer Player May Lu Escapes Civil Unrest and Pursues Her Dreams at Pierce College



As reported by CBS news KCAL Channel 9 - video:
https://www.cbsnews.com/losangeles/video/lu-living-the-american-sports-dream/#x

With civil unrest in her home country of Myanmar in Southeast Asia, Pierce College soccer player May Lu came to the US on a student visa to pursue her athletic & educational dreamsand brought insane skills, according to her teammates.

Home is in Southeast Asia for May Lu, but she has found a second home here in Woodland Hills with her soccer teammates.

 

At Pierce theres people thats watching over you and always there to support you, I feel protected here, Lu says. I like staying here and I like all the community and how people are active and friendly, true to you.

 

She is staying with her grandmother and brother, who also went to Pierce.

 

I want to make her proud, I want to show her what Im capable of, says Lu of her grandmother.

 

She contacted Womens Soccer Coach Adolfo Perez after she arrived in December, 2021. This kids the real deal, Coach Adolfo Perez said.

 

His other recruits agreed. They lauded her technical skills and her speed.

 

She brings so much to the field. Her skills are insane, said teammate Natalia Puccio.

 

Fence Me In



Wondering what happened to our fence? The old white fence (pictured) was installed in the early 2000s under then-President Rocky Young. It cause quite a positive buzz back in the day. But after two decades, the time had come to replace it.  

Pierce is definitely erecting a new campus perimeter fence. This new fence will be almost exactly the same style and look as the old one.  Our schedule shows the new fence will be up by the end of October 2022.

 

Club Rush Connects You at Pierce College Sept. 14 & 15


 

Club Rush at Pierce College is coming Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 14 and 15, 2022. We're having an '80s theme on the Pierce College Mall, 10 am 2 pm both days.  Get Connected at Pierce!

 

At the Associated Student Organization (ASO) Club Rush you can: 

        Learn about ASO Clubs

        Get Involved 

        Meet Others

        Dress up in 80s gear and have a chance to win a prize! 

Everyone is invited and welcome!

 

Please contact Dr. Lara Conrady (conradll@piercecollege.edu) or Geremy Mason (masongk@piercecollege.edu) with questions. 

 

Welcome Week Will Get You Connected at Pierce College - And Parking is Free All Fall Semester


Welcome Week is Aug. 29, 30 and 31 on the Mall, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., for all students to get connected at Pierce College! First, parking is free all semester. Then, find out about our great services and programs early in the semester. 

Bigger and better than before, this Welcome Week will feature Student Services Resources (there are tons!) and Academic Departments (we have incredible classes in so many fields). ASO Clubs will be there to recruit students too.

Monday through Wednesday

August 29, 30 and 31, 2022

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the Campus Mall 

Join us, Brahmas! Everyone is invited.

 

The Latest COVID Protocol for Fall 2022 at Pierce


Masking is not required at Pierce College, either indoors or outdoors. Free, disposal, surgical-style masks available to anyone upon request. Wearing a mask is a personal choice and free from discrimination.

 

Vaccinations are not required for students, but are for employees. In sum,

 

Recommendations:

       Indoor masking is recommended. Students can get free masks in classrooms; employees from Plant Facilities.

       Get vaccinated and boosted for best prevention refer to County Health Dept.

       Frequently wash hands

       Get tested regularly. Students can visit the Student Health Center on the second floor of the Student Services Building. Employees still test at the Biocept site on campus, Tuesdays, North Gym.

       Stay home if sick and seek help from healthcare providerif no provider, call 2-1-1

 

Requirements:
       NO vaccination requirement for STUDENTS.

       ALL EMPLOYEES must be vaccinated (with proof on file) as a condition of employment. Vaccinated means completed the one- or two-dose process.  Boosters are recommended; talk to your healthcare provider first before getting additional boosters.

       The only vaccination exception is for employees who have an approved exemption on file, and must test weekly if they are working in person, on site. PCR Testing will be provided through Dec. 31, 2022 for all employees on Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the same location in the North Gym.

       ALL EMPLOYEES must continue do the daily self-check via the Cleared4Work account for every day they come to work in person through December 2022.  NO scanning required except at District Office (ESC).

 

The District and its nine colleges, including Pierce, follow the Health Orders from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH). Currently, variants of COVID-19 remain in active circulation throughout Los Angeles County. The pandemic is not over, but our nation is shifting to operations that reflect a co-existence with the virus.

August 26, 2022

 

 

Register Now! Fall Enrollment is Here - With Lots of 8-week and 16-week Classes


 

There's not much time left to enroll for Fall Semester at L.A. Pierce College--so get going! Classes begin Aug. 29, 2022. It's almost time!  Have you checked out the dozens of 8-week short term classes for Fall? These compressed classes start both Aug. 29 and Oct. 24.

There are hundreds of interesting classes to choose from for Fall Semester, whether you want in-person on campus, online, or hyflex (a combination of both). View the schedule and lock in your classes..

The Fall Schedule is posted online www.piercecollege.edu/schedules and enrollment is open to all.

Visit your Student Portal to enroll at https://sso.laccd.edu/adfs/ls/idpinitiatedsignon.aspx?loginToRp=csprd.laccd.edu.

New students should Apply to Pierce to get your Student I.D.; view the schedule and then enroll.

With hundreds of interesting classes, including dozens of 8-week short term options, for you to choose from, you will find something to love at L.A. Pierce College. Whether you want in-person on campus, online, or hyflex (a combination of both) we have what you are looking for.

And Parking is free all year!

 

VIEW FALL SCHEDULE

www.piercecollege.edu/schedules and Click on Fall 2022

 

SEARCH FOR CLASSES

Online Searchable Fall 2022 Schedule of Classes

 

LOG IN TO MY PORTAL TO ENROLL

https://sso.laccd.edu/adfs/ls/idpinitiatedsignon.aspx?loginToRp=csprd.laccd.edu

 

In your portal, you can view all information about your student account, including your Priority Registration appointments, and enroll in classes.

 

APPLY TO PIERCE

New or need to Apply before you can Enroll? Go to the home page top and click Apply Online or go to 

http://www.laccd.edu/Students/opencccapply/applylapc/Pages/default.aspx.

 

You will be assigned a Student I.D. number and can then register for classes.

  

If you need technical help, use

Student Support
Mon-Fri 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
LAPCStudentSupport@laccd.edu
(818) 464-4410

 

 

Want to Go Both In-Person AND Online? You can, in about 100 Classes this Fall


 

The Owl, pictured above left, is a technology that allows you to take a class both In-Person AND Online. It's all about having more flexibility for your schedule. You can go in person, and on days when you can't, you can Zoom in online. It's the best of both worlds.

 

Enroll now at https://www.piercecollege.edu/schedules/index.asp. And did you know there are no longer any COVID-related requirements to enroll and attend class? Masks and vaccinations are not required.

 

In select classes, The Meeting Owl will be used by your professor in order to make your classroom a flexible one. The Owl camera is equipped with a 360 lens that captures a panoramic view of your classroom.

 

 

Need Personal Assistance Getting Pierce Classes? Come to August Super Saturdays


Super Saturdays at Pierce College bring Admissions, Counseling, Financial Aid, and Registration staff together on campus to help students get enrolled in classes.  Almost all of the dates have gone by, but you can still come Sat. Aug. 20.

 

The one location is at our three-story Student Services Building, open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on August 20, 2022 and everyone is welcome.  There is still time to enroll in Fall Semester, which starts Aug. 29.

 

Park free in Winnetka Ave. Lot 1. Parking is free on campus all year in 2022.

 

LIKE SHORT TERM CLASSES?

Check out the schedule of classes for about 200 8-week class opportunities, starting first Aug. 28 and then the second 8 week session, which begins Oct. 24.

 

You can also Apply and Enroll directly online.

 

APPLY TO PIERCE ONLINE

New or need to Apply before you can Enroll? Go to the home page top and click Apply Online or go to http://www.laccd.edu/Students/opencccapply/applylapc/Pages/default.aspx.

You will be assigned a Student I.D. number and can then register for classes.

 

ENROLL ONLINE

https://sso.laccd.edu/adfs/ls/idpinitiatedsignon.aspx?loginToRp=csprd.laccd.edu

 

Well see you in class! Pierce has so much to offer you. To find out more, visit www.piercecollege.edu.