Los Angeles Pierce College (CA)

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $1,000—$5,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Business, Engineering, University Transfer

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 45+, iTEP: 3.4, ELS: Level 109, Step EIKEN: Pre-1, PTE Academic: 35+, Duolingo: 70+, IELTS: Band 4.5+

  • Social Media

About Los Angeles Pierce College 

Los Angeles Pierce College (LAPC) is one of nine campuses of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). As a community college, LAPC is part of the post-secondary level of education in the United States. It is a comprehensive college with courses offered in 145 disciplines which includes 85 degree programs and 60 certificate programs. Approximately 15,000 students enroll each semester with international students attending from over 35 countries around the world. Students can pursue a 1-year Certificate of Completion, an Associates Degree, or prepare for university transfer. 

LAPC has one of the highest university transfer rates in California. Many of our students transfer to the University of California system, the California State University system, and private universities, such as the University of Southern California, to earn bachelor’s degrees. LAPC has a solid reputation for being a student-friendly institution, offering students high-quality and challenging courses that will prepare them for university or vocational work. LAPC students benefit from smaller class sizes and lower tuition than a four-year university.

LAPC is located in upscale Woodland Hills, California, a thriving suburb of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley.  The summers are warm and the winters are mild, which enables students to explore the area year-round. 

Points of interest within a short driving distance of LAPC:

  • Cities: Malibu, Hollywood, and Downtown Los Angeles
  • Theaters: Pantages, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and the Disney Concert Hall  
  • Theme Parks: Universal Studios, Magic Mountain, and Knott's Berry Farm 
  • Movie Studios: Universal, Warner Bros, Disney, and Dreamworks
  • Museums: The Getty, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Broad, and more
  • Cultural Centers: Chinatown, Koreatown, Little Tokyo, and Olvera Street

Academic Programs

LAPC offers Associates Degrees, Associates Degrees for Transfer (ADTs), and Certificates of Completion. The college also prepares students for university transfer by offering a variety of general education and major preparation coursework.

While LAPC offers courses in 145 disciplines, the majors that are most popular with international students are:

  • Agricultural Sciences 
  • Biology
  • Business Administration 
  • Child Development
  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Engineering
  • Hospitality and Hotel Management
  • Marketing
  • Media Arts 
  • Pre-Nursing/Nursing
  • Veterinary Technology

University Transfer Opportunities

Many students who attend LAPC complete their transfer requirements before attending a 4-year university. This includes courses in general education and major preparation which will transfer to the university for credit. Each new student will have the opportunity to meet with an academic counselor to create a comprehensive educational plan. 

LAPC University of California (UC) Transfer Data for 2022 - 2023:

  • #1 in admit rate to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and #3 for volume of transfers to UCLA
  • #10 in transfers to all UC campuses

LAPC California State University (CSU) Transfer Data for 2021 - 2022:

  • #1 in transfer to CSU Northridge
  • #7 in transfers to all CSU campuses

International Student Services 

The International Student Services Office provides the following support services for F-1 students:

  • Application advisement
  • F-1 status advisement
  • Academic and personal counseling
  • Workshops on international student topics

The college provides these support services and programs for all students:

  • Academic tutoring
  • Athletics
  • Cafeteria and cafe to purchase food
  • Career and Transfer Center
  • Computer labs
  • Honors Program
  • Music and theater productions 
  • Student clubs 

Most students live in apartments or rooms in the vicinity of the college. There are also home stay programs in the area where students may live with local families.


International students can apply for the Fall , Spring, or Summer terms.  To request more information, complete the inquiry form, and LAPC International Student Services will respond to you directly. 

Los Angeles Pierce College (CA)

6201 Winnetka Avenue
Woodland Hills CA 91371
P: 818 719 6417
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