Welcome to the Adult Education & Non-Credit Department

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Dear Students,

Welcome to East Los Angeles College.

With COVID-19 creating so much uncertainty across the world. We are working attentively to help address the many current challenges facing our students, college and community. We want to help our students stay on the path toward achieving their educational goals.

Our primary consideration is the health and safety of our entire community. As a result we have transitioned onto a temporary virtual learning environment. Our students can continue to seek personal, and professional growth utilizing our educational offerings with as little disruption as possible amid the present global health crisis.

Here are some helpful videos to help you navigate this transition:

How to login to your SIS Portal\Office 365:

How to search for classes\catalogs:

Search for classes and enroll:

SIS Home page review

How to find the Registration Appointment:

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Our mission is to provide the adult learner community with skills that are critical to their ability to succeed in everyday life, on the job, or in a formal educational setting. Our courses and services are free of cost and are available to our communities in more than 30 neighborhood locations.

Our courses help students learn to:

  1. speak, read, and write in English;
  2. prepare for the GED test and credit courses in math and English,
  3. obtain American citizenship, and
  4. succeed in the work environment.

ESL Classes

The ESL Program consists of four core ESL Levels from low beginning through high intermediate, as well as elective offerings in conversation, writing and workplace preparation. By helping students to improve their English skills, the program allows learners to function better in their daily lives as well as prepare them for credit courses at the college.

Noncredit English as a second language course sequence: from level I to level IV

Academic Preparation/GED

Academic Preparation courses are designed for students who wish to improve reading, writing, math, and study skills before enrolling in college-level credit courses. These classes also meet the requirements for the GED preparation.


The Citizenship course is designed to prepare students to take the U. S. Citizenship examination. Instruction is provided in government organization, current events, test-taking strategies, and appropriate English writing and speaking skills. Citizenship forms, documents and regulations are explained, as is the process for taking the examination.

Vocational Education

These short-term classes provide students with necessary tools and skills to apply for and succeed in the workplace.