General Information

 

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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.

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Sonya Ramirez Principal
Resurreccion Angeles Assistant Principal, Operations
Thomas Hernandez Assistant Principal, Operations

 

 

 

ASSESSMENT CENTER

Placement testing for students enrolling into English as
a Second Language (ESL), Academic or Career Technical Education (CTE) programs is required. Students interested in academic classes may bring their high school transcripts
for evaluation and enrollment into appropriate classes. The test is offered at no cost.
Call (310) 241-4800 for testing schedule.

 

CERTIFICATES

Certificates for Career Technical Education (CTE) are awarded upon successful completion of course. Competencies must be met before a certificate is awarded.


CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLIANCE

All educational and career technical education opportunities are offered without regard to race, color, national origin, gender (including sexual harassment), physical or mental disability, or age in any of its policies, procedures, or practices, in compliance with federal civil rights laws. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in educational and career technical programs.

 

COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE

An orientation/assessment in reading and math is given to new students. Call (310) 241-4800 for scheduled times. Students receive assistance in course credit evaluation, program planning and career-technical guidance. Bilingual counselors are available.


DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES

This office assists in providing necessary accommodations to students who have physical disabilities, hearing impairments and vision loss. Also serves students with learning and emotional disabilities or a history of substance abuse. Written verification of the disability is required. A resource room for visually impaired students is available at Harbor Occupational Center.

 

ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS

Any person 18 years of age or over is eligible for enrollment. Those under 18 and currently enrolled as a high school student must have their high school's administrative approval to be registered as a concurrently-enrolled high school student with written permission from their parent/guardian and their home school. Enrollment must be confirmed by attendance at the first class meeting. Under the continuous enrollment policy, vacancies at the first class meeting will be filled immediately.

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

It is the policy of the Los Angeles Unified School District to maintain a working and learning environment that is free from sexual harassment. Sexual harassment of or by employees or students is a form of gender discrimination in that it constitutes differential treatment on the basis of gender, and, for that reason, is a violation of state and federal laws and a violation of this policy.

 

TERMINATION OF CLASSES

The administration reserves the right to terminate or combine a class according to Division of Adult and Career Education policy.

 

TOBACCO FREE CAMPUS/NO SMOKING

Federal and state governments have adopted various anti-tobacco laws that require schools to have adopted and fully implemented tobacco-free environment policies. As required by these laws, the Los Angeles Unified School District has prohibited smoking and the use of all tobacco products on all school and District property.

 

UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURE

Complaints alleging unlawful discrimination or failure to comply with state or federal law in adult basic education, consolidated categorical aid programs, migrant education, career technical education, child care and development programs, child nutrition programs and special education programs must be made in writing and given to the District's Compliance Officer. If you have a complaint see an administrator at Harbor Occupational Center or call (310) 241-4800. Confidentiality of the facts of the complaint will be observed to the maximum possible. The District will not tolerate retaliation against anyone who files a complaint.

 

VETERANS

Harbor Occupational Center is approved by the California State Aproving Agency to enroll veterans and other eligible persons.


ASSESSMENT CENTER 

 

This center offers reading and math assessment for anyone entering into ESL, Academic or CTE programs. Testing takes place on Mondays and Thursdays at 8:00 a.m. The assessment is free and no appointment is required.

 

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY TEST (HISET)

Harbor Occupational Center is an official test site. For information call (310) 241-4800.

High School Equivalency Test Preparation is available.

 

ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION WORK CENTER (AEWC)

This is a program targets youth (ages 16 - 18) who have exited high school and seek a high school diploma.

WEBSITE DISCLAIMER

Information in this website was accurate at time of online publication. Changes may have occurred subsequently. Contact us at (310) 241-4800.