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Harbor Occupational Center offers full-time educational programs operated by the Los Angeles Unified School District • Division of Adult and Career Education. Programs include: English as a Second Language (ESL), Math and English skills remediation, • High School Equivalency Test Preparation (HiSET), high school diploma classes and short-term • Career Technical Education training and job placement assistance.
Academic Courses are offered at Harbor Occupational Center consists of Accelerated College and Career Transition (AC2T), Adult Independent Study (AIS), Individualized Instruction Lab (II Lab), Adult Basic Education (ABE, High School Credit Recovery Program and HiSET Test Preparation Classes
Career & Technical Education Programs provide students with the academic and technical skills, knowledge, and hands on training necessary to succeed in future careers. CTE courses and programs focus on the technical and academic skills needed to attain high-quality careers.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
No Cost Levels 1 – 6 Develops language proficiency in beginning/intermediate listening, speaking, reading & writing skills; grammar in everyday situations.
This program serves an essential role in ensuring reasonable accommodations for students with physical disabilities; visual or hearing impairments; learning, emotional disability
or history of substance abuse.
Our Administrative Team
and our Support Staff
Ms. Bernadine Gonzalez
Assistant Principal, Operations
Assistant Principal, Operations
Adult Counseling Services
The Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a diagnostic test used to determine a person’s skill levels and aptitudes.
The TABE test is used to guide students into adult education programs, and career technical education courses.
Harbor Occupational Center is the only school in the Los Angeles Unified School District,
Division of Adult and Career Education that offers a diesel program.
The uniqueness of Harbor Occupational Center is in its course offerings and commitment in
providing the highest quality instruction that prepare students to succeed in the workforce,
higher education and in their communities.
HOC has been training and preparing a workforce within the harbor area and for the
Port of Los Angeles for the past 48 years.
Harbor Occupational Center is committed to providing the highest quality instruction in
Adult Secondary and Basic Education, English as a Second Language,
and Career Technical Education to a diverse population,
while empowering students to succeed in a technologically changing society.
Students completing their educational programs at Harbor Occupational Center and our branch locations will:
Demonstrate communication and interpersonal skills that prepare students for success in the workforce, in higher education, and in their communities.
Demonstrate the ability to use critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Demonstrate academic and technical skills to succeed in meeting employer expectations and personal goals.
Harbor Occupational Center, and its branch locations offer full-time educational programs operated by the Los Angeles Unified School District • Division of Adult and Career Education. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Programs include: English as a Second Language (ESL), Math and English skills remediation, High School Equivalency Test Preparation (HiSET), high school diploma classes and short-term career technical training and job placement assistance.