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Welcome Back to In-Person and Remote Live Learning

Spring and Summer classes are now available for registration. We will be adding new classes on a rolling basis.

Contact Us

Services are now offered in-person! The best way to reach us is by email at or you can call us at 310-287-4475. Please allow up to 72 hours for a response to voice mails. 

Office Hours (Fine Arts, Room 202)
Monday-Thursday: Noon - 5 pm
Friday: Available remotely from Noon - 4:30 pm

Expanded Hours (February 22 - April 28)
Monday-Thursday: Noon - 7 pm
Fridays: Available remotely from Noon - 4:30 pm
Saturdays: 8:30 am - 1 pm

Our office will be closed: Feb. 18-21, Mar. 31, Apr. 2-8, May 30

All hours subject to change.

For your convenience, you can register for most classes online, 24/7.  Simply put desired classes in your shopping cart and proceed to checkout. Of course, if you have questions, we're here to help!

Westside Extension is located on the West Los Angeles College campus, 9000 Overland Ave, Culver City CA 90230. 

We are located in the Fine Arts Building, Room 202. The closest parking to our location is in the South Parking Structure, directly across from the Fine Arts building.  See map at
Westside Extension Map of West L.A. College Campus (pdf).  Parking is free for Spring 2022 semester.


Who We Are
Westside Extension assists with the college's mission by providing a wide variety of short-term community services classes and contract training for the community, business, and industry. The program offers lifelong learning opportunities and serves all ages from young toddlers to seniors. Westside Extension is self-supporting and operates much like a college within a college, developing classes, processing student registrations, hiring instructors, publishing class schedules, and running classes. Extension's contract education program oversees fee-based training programs for schools, companies, and organizations.

Westside Extension is the primary vehicle for satisfying the college's mission of lifelong learning and serving the community. The program serves populations not served by traditional college programs, thereby increasing the college's diversity. Extension offers short-term workforce training programs that help individuals train for a new career or improve their job skills for current careers, along with classes for personal growth and development.

We offer upwards of 500 classes each semester and serve approximately 3,500 students per semester.  Some of our classes are online, and some of our activity classes are held off campus at partner facilities.


Class & Refund Policies
Westside Extension is a self-supporting (not funded by taxpayers) program.  To ensure a quality program, the following policies have been established.  Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment; we will make every effort to alert all registered students in advance.  For safety and liability reasons, no one—including spouses, friends or children—may attend any class without first enrolling.  Students whose conduct is detrimental (including, but not limited to, dishonesty, disruption of classes, theft or property damage and willful disobedience) may be removed from class and/or denied enrollment.  Please call our office at 310-287-4475 if you have any questions.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy

Standard Policy
Refunds, credits, and transfers will be granted ONLY if you notify the Westside Extension office AT LEAST 5 DAYS BEFORE CLASS BEGINS that you wish to make a change - so please choose your classes carefully. Refunds, transfers or credits CANNOT be granted once class begins, or for absences or late registrations. Missed class meetings cannot be made up in another class. Refunds and transfers must be processed by the Extension office - you cannot do it yourself online. 

Notification of cancellation may be by phone, mail, email, or in person. A $10 processing charge will be deducted for each class cancellation/change. If you paid by credit card, your account will be credited. If you paid by cash, or money order, you will receive a check refund (allow 2-3 weeks for processing). A credit toward other Westside Extension classes may be issued in lieu of a refund if you wish. Returned checks will be subject to an additional $20 handling charge. Of course, no processing fee will be charged when a class is cancelled by Westside Extension.

Material Fees Policy
Some Westside Extension classes have material fees for additional supplies or books. These fees are for items provided by the instructor as a convenience to you. To save class time and ensure the integrity of the student/teacher relationship, such fees are no longer collected in class. They will be collected at time of registration or you will be directed to places you can purchase directly. Westside Extension and the LACCD are held harmless for any disputes arising out of any material fees transaction between you and the instructor.

Accuracy Policy
The Los Angeles Community College District and West Los Angeles College have made every reasonable effort to determine that everything stated in our brochure and website is accurate. Courses and programs offered, together with other matters contained herein, are subject to change without notice by the administration of the Los Angeles Community College District or West Los Angeles College for reasons related to student enrollment, level of financial support, or for any other reason, at the discretion of the district and the college. The district and the college further reserve the right to add, amend, or repeal any of their rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

The Los Angeles Community College District and West Los Angeles College assume no responsibility for any consequences that may arise from a student’s decision to enter into a business or professional arrangement with an instructor outside of the college’s scheduled activity.

Non-Discrimination Policy
The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement affirmatively equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry status, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, handicap, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related), sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Sexual Harrassment Policy
The policy of the Los Angeles Community District is to provide an education, employment and business environment free of unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct or communications constituting sexual harassment, as defined and otherwise prohibited by state and federal statutes.

Handicapped Accessibility
West Los Angeles College is built on the side of a hill, so if you have mobility issues we recommend that you speak with us before registering. Almost all of our classrooms are handicapped-accessible, but a few only have steps and no access ramps.  If this would pose a problem, call our office at (310) 287-4475 before registering to discuss classroom access and allow us time to try and accommodate you.