Enrollment Information for New & Prospective Students

Program's Mission Statement:
The Los Angeles City College Counseling Department is committed to assisting our diverse student population achieve their educational and career goals.  Whether the educational goal is to taking one course, earn a certificate, an associate degree or transfer to a four-year institution, LACC counselors are available to assist.


Program's Description:

The department's commitment is to provide quality educational career, occupational and personal counseling and create a climate and structure in which each student has a maximum opportunity for self-fulfillment.  To this end, we conduct new student orientations, probation workshops, and participate in community and high school outreach.  We also teach counseling courses in student development, including career and life planning and student success strategies.


Program's Learning Outcomes:

 1.  All counselors will provide knowledgeable and professional counseling services to the LACC student body.

 2.  Students who attend orientation will outline the academic requirements associated with their educational plans.

 3.  Students who meet with a counselor will distinguish between general education requirements and major preparation coursework needed to achieve their education goals.

 4.  After a counseling appointment, students will articulate at least two on-campus student services resources that pertain to their needs.


Administration Building, Room 108  

323-953-4000 ext. 2250
General Counseling Office Hours

Monday - Thursday| 9:00 am - 7 pm

Counseling appointments are made either in person at Admin. Bldg. Room 103 (Assessment Office) or ONLINE >>.

To clear a prerequisite you may bring a copy of your college transcript to counseling department Admin. Bldg. Room 108.

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 CHAT with a Counselor

Mondays, 3-4:00 p.m. Wednesdays, 4-5:00 p.m. Thursdays, 5-6:00 p.m. 

Counseling Department

Department Chair, Boris Lopez Ext. 2254

Hector Aguilar, EOPS

Mely Belviz

Jessica Cerda, FYE

Mario Escalante, Online Chat

Billy Reed

Mary Rueda

Ed Bird Song, Online Counseling

Sonia Soto Bair

Kamale Gray, SSSP

Oscar Flores, Jesus Gomez/Transfer Center

Carolyn Kalil, Career Center

Catherine Lakatos, CalWORKs

Saadia Porsche, TRIO

Robert Dominick, OSS

Luisa Cortez, Articulation Officer

Roxy Dovlatyan, SSSP

Sandy Parsakar, EOPS

Jerry Ward, EOPS