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Learning Assistance Center

Welcome to the Learning Assistance Center

The Learning Assistance Center (LAC) is a facility designed to offer academic support to students of Pasadena City College for the purpose of promoting scholastic success. It is located on the third floor of the D building on the PCC main campus, with additional computing labs on the first floor and in the W Building. The main telephone number is (626) 585-7230. Check out the links to the right for more specific information.

Photo of the LAC Staff

The LAC Staff is ready to assist you

Pictured from left to right: Andre Lawrence, Eileen Snyder, Arkova Scott, Susanna Faljyan, Candy Avila, and Tamiya Cousins.

For more information, click on the Staff Directory link to the right, the employee's name, then Bio.

Click here to see a message from LAC Director Emeritus John Wood

Department Hours

Department Hours
Mon - Thu8:00 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.Location: D300 
Fri8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.Location: D300 

The LAC is closed to the public or has limited hours during certain holidays and session dates.

Slideshow Tour

Video Player Controls

Screen reader users:
Tab into the tool bar.
Then turn the virtual cursor/buffer off to enable pass-through mode.
For JAWS: Insert + Z.
For NVDA: Caps Lock + Space Bar.
For Window-Eyes: Ctrl + Shift + A.
Right and left arrow keys navigate tool bar controls.
Keyboard shortcuts are also available while in pass-through mode:
Alt Control P for play and pause.
Alt Control S for stop.
Alt control M for mute.
Alt control R doubles size of player.
Alt control T toggles focus between elapsed time and toolbar.
VoiceOver users: Use the Enable Player VoiceOver Access button to make the toolbar button text display and then use the Focus Toolbar button to jump into the toolbar. (VoiceOver with Safari 3, only. Safari 4 beta does not work with toolbar. Disable VoiceOver and use keyboard shortcuts.)

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Student Learning Outcomes (including Mission Statement)

SLO 1             SLO 2        

LAC Policies

Please observe the following while using the LAC:

  • Scan in and out with your Lancer Card
  • No eating or drinking (only bottled water is allowed)
  • No smoking
  • No children
  • Turn cell phones off or to vibrate, and take calls outside
  • Internet access is for educational purposes only
  • Materials are for on-site use; they are not to be taken out of the LAC. Please do not write in materials or duplicate them, as they are copyrighted and were purchased only for use in our Center.

Thank you for your cooperation.


The LAC has a 50-station network which offers interactive software, Internet access, and a number of applications. Stations are connected to a chargeback laser printer. Other media available in the LAC include instructional DVDs, printed materials, and accompanying audio CDs.

Reserve Materials

Faculty members are encouraged to place materials on reserve in the LAC and to recommend software which could be helpful to their students. The Center is open 75 hours each week, including evenings and Saturdays.

Tutoring Services

Tutoring is offered on a walk-in basis for various transfer subjects. Students with declared career and technical majors may receive group tutoring in any of their major-related courses as well as support for most transfer subjects. For current tutoring schedules, click on the links to the right under Tutoring.



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