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How do I take online classes at ELAC?

Online classes are designed for students who enjoy learning independently and cannot attend on-campus on a regular basis, and who are comfortable using a computer. Students who take online classes make a commitment to log on to their classes at least three time per week. Online classes are academically the same as on-campus classes, and meet the same General Education and Transfer requirements as their on-campus counterparts.

Online classes are not self-paced courses; they follow the semester schedule and online students have deadlines and schedules just as classroom courses do. This means that they start when the semester starts. Some online classes are short term classes which have their own start dates; please check the schedule of classes for those dates.

Neither the ELAC's Virtual Campus Office nor the director provides academic counseling, or financial aid information. For more information on available student services for prospective students, visit the "Why Should You Consider East los Angeles College?" webpage.

ELAC offers a 1 unit online class titled: How to Succeed in an Online Course: CAOT 133. This course is an advisory course, and for students wishing to enroll for the first time in an online class. It covers the basic navigation of the online environment including how to post to forums, take quizzes, submit assignments, and other common online skills focusing on, but not limited to Canvas, as well as the soft skills needed to be successful in an online environment.

To take online classes at ELAC, you must first apply to the campus, and go through the matriculation process.

Before Enrolling in an online class:

Returning LACCD students

If you are a current student at ANY of LACCD Colleges or applied within the last two semesters (City, EAST, Harbor, Mission, Pierce, South West, Trade-Tech, Valley or West). You DO NOT need to apply. Please check your district wide registration appointment using the Student Information System

Returning LACCD students

How to Use the East Los Angeles College Online Application: To complete the online application, simply type your answers in the corresponding fields or select your answers from the popup list. Once you have completed the application, click the [Submit] button located on the left column to submit the application.

Registration Information: Within 24-48 hours (weekend and holidays excluded) of submitting your application, the Admissions Office will process your application and e-mail you general registration information including your ELAC Student ID Number. You must have an e-mail address in order to submit an online application. If you do not have an email account, CCCApply will issue you an account. Be sure to check your e-mail regularly for important admissions and registration information.

Online application closed period

Online application period closes two weeks prior to the start of the semester. Students wishing to add short-term classes must apply in person or mail.

Before Enrolling in an online class:

After Enrolling in an Online Class:

For more information, please contact the ELAC Virtual Campus Office:

  • For the Online Help Desk
  • Please direct questions about course content and requirements, or requests to add a course, to the instructor of the course.


ELAC Distance Education Program
You cannot log into your course until the first day of the semester.
Please refer to the Canvas Course Login Info Link on the left hand side set of links for password and login instructions.

For important student dates, please visit the: Academic Calendar

Hours & Contact

Office Hours and Location

Mondays to Fridays: 8:00AM - 4:3PM
Saturdays to Sundays and Holidays: Closed

1055 Corporate Center Drive
2nd. Floor, Suite 201
Monterey Park, CA 91754


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Phone: (323) 415-5313