General Information - East Los Angeles Skills Center


A branch of East LA Occupational Center

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We provide short-term career, and technical training. Individuals with disabilities and special needs are provided accommodations. We also offer classes in Adult Literacy, English as a Second Language (ESL), and classes leading to a high school diploma and/or preparation for the HiSET.

ELASC offers (varies by site):
  • Low cost compared to private schools.
  • Current and relevant training programs.
  • Friendly and helpful instructors.
  • State of California approved and accredited program.
  • Some courses are transferable to local community colleges.
  • Internships offered.
  • Security staff on Campus.
  • Free parking.
  • Located near bus lines.
  • Credit  and debit cards accepted.

ELASC Career Path

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
12:15– 1:00 p.m. Break
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:30-6:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Eastside LC)

It is expected that all students shall dress appropriately and act responsibly. For purposes of safety and continuity of the instructional programs, the following guidelines shall be observed:

The following types of clothing are not permitted:
  • Clothing that allows excessive exposure:  Exposed midriffs, spaghetti straps, sheer blouses, low-neckline clothing, mini-skirts, and short shorts (knee-level shorts and skirts are acceptable).
  • Muscle shirts, sweats, and jersey with logos.
  • Oversized clothing.
  • Gang related attire:  belt buckles with letters, colored shoelaces, and any type of clothing with questionable and suggestive language and/or pictures on it
  • Any type of cap or head cover:  headbands, hairnets, baseball caps, bandanas, etc.

NOTE: Tattoos that identify a gang affiliation must be covered.

Please refrain from the following activities:
  • Use of cell phones, iPods, or other electronic devices in classrooms.
  • Food and/or beverages in classrooms.

As we welcome visitors to our school, and want to ensure an enjoyable, productive experience for all, please adhere to the following:

  • Upon entering campus, all visitors shall sign in at the main office.
  • Complete a visitor’s permit/pass and obtain the principal/designee’s approval before proceeding to the classroom.
  • Request an appointment for a visitation date and time from the office staff after entering the school office.
  • Determine the classroom activity you are observing and keep the classroom observation time and frequency reasonable.
  • Follow the school’s established procedures for scheduling an appointment with the teacher and/or principal/designee after the classroom visit, if needed.
  • Before leaving campus, return the visitor’s permit and sign out at the main office.

  • Children who are not enrolled at the school are not to be on the campus unless prior approval of the principal/designee has been obtained.
  • Enter and leave the classroom as quietly as possible.
  • Do not converse with the students, teacher(s), and/or instructional assistants during instructional time.
  • Do not interfere with any school activity during the visitation.
  • Guide dogs/animals are permitted for our students, other pets, including therapy pets are not allowed on campus.

LAUSD Bulletin-1325.1 (Office of Chief Operator Officer)
LAUSD Bulletin – 3845 (Instructional Services)
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