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.
Westside Extension is located on the West Los Angeles College campus, 9000 Overland Ave, Culver City CA 90230.
We are now located in a new office in the Fine Arts Building, Room 202. The closest parking to our new location is in the South Parking Structure (Lot 8A), directly across from the Fine Arts building. See map at Westside Extension Map of West L.A. College Campus (pdf). Note that if you park without a permit, you may be ticketed.
Current Office Hours
Expanded Hours (June 10-July 27)
Open select Sundays and some additional Saturday mornings and weeknight hours,
based on class schedules. Call office for details.
Our Office Will be Closed
May 27 and July 4
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. You may also register by mail, phone, or in person. Of course, if you have questions, we're here to help!
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.
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN, WEST LANGUAGE ACADEMY, PHLEBOTOMY, AND CAMPS HAVE SEPARATE AND DIFFERENT REFUND POLICIES, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENROLLING.
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, check 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, full refunds will be given 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.
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.
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.
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.