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The mission of the LACC STEM Academy is to support students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution and major in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) field that includes calculus as part of preparation for transfer.
The STEM academy offers a structured program of support services and activities aimed at promoting the development of academic mastery and providing opportunities for enhancing career success. The LACC STEM Academy is grateful to the JPMorgan Chase Foundation for funding.


Benefits of Membership

  • Access to a STEM Academic Counselor. No waiting in line, fast track appointments to develop education plans.
  • Access to the STEM Academy Student Center study space with free tutoring available in Math (260 and beyond), chemistry, physics, and biology.
  • Access to books, calculators, computers, and other learning materials.
  • Access to faculty and alumni mentors.
  • Information on STEM student clubs, events, and activities.
  • Access to the Engineering Fabrication Lab; a supervised workshop with computer-controlled tools.
  • Access to college application and personal statement writing workshops.
  • Enrichment workshops in essential technical skills.
  • Internships and undergraduate research opportunities with financial assistance for qualifying participants.
  • Networking opportunities.


How to Apply

Please fill out an application form. Request a member of the faculty from one of your science, math, or engineering classes to sign the “Faculty Recommendation” portion. Please submit your application to:

Chris Wohlers (STEM Academy Student Center Coordinator)
FH-304; 10:00am to 6:00pm, MTWTh (hours beginning August 25)


Scan and email the completed form to Chris at

You are required to attend an orientation meeting. After the orientation, you will be notified of your acceptance into the program via email.


Fall Orientation Schedule & Membership Requirements


Fall 2014 Workshop Dates

Attending at least three workshops each semester is required for membership in the STEM Academy! These workshops will give you to opportunity to pick up new skills that will be useful for your studies and future career. Many workshops will be on Fridays 2-4pm, with some additional workshops on other days. The workshop schedule will be posted soon.


STEM Academy Student Center & Tutoring

The Student Center in FH-304 is a place where STEM Academy students can go to study and get help on their math and science classes.


Contact Us

STEM Academy Director:

Jocelyn Graf,, FH-306

STEM Academic Counselor:

Ed Bird, 323-953-4000 ext. 1256. Hours: Wed 9am to 2pm, and Fri 2pm to 5:00pm, FH-306

STEM Academy Student Center:

FH-304, hours: 10am to 6:00pm MTuWTh (additional hours will be posted). Phone: 323.953.4000 ext. 2805

Engineering Fabrication Lab:

SCI-206, hours: 10am to 2pm TTh