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International Student Program



F-1 Students who have completed an academic year of college study are permitted to work off campus through either Curricular Practical Training or Optional Practical Training. Students working off campus and not authorized for with CPT or OPT will be terminated in SEVIS and not eligible for reinstatement.

Curricular Practical Training

CPT Presentation

CPT Request form

CPT Workshop Video

Optional Practical Training

OPT Presentation

OPT Request Form

OPT Instructions

OPT Workshop Video

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911