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Community and Economic Development Department
Denise Fairchild, CED Center Chair
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Community and Economic Development Department
Los Angeles Trade-Tech College
400 West Washington Boulevard
Building C, Rooms C-204 and C-210
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Office #: (213) 763-3757
Fax #: (213) 763-5399
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Schedules of Classes

Community Development Opportunities - Careers that make a difference Los Angeles Trade-Technical College is the only community college in the nation that offers certificate and associate degrees dedicated to the emerging field of community development and the only community college west of the Mississippi to offer a certificate and associate degree in Mortgage Finance. Our Community Planning and Mortgage Finance programs offer unique courses covering the basic tools and knowledge you'll need to succeed in the field of:

  1. Affordable housing and economic development,
  2. Community planning and organizing,
  3. Education and human service delivery,
  4. Residential and commercial mortgage finance,
  5. Homeownership and community lending, and
  6. Real estate development and property management.

The Community and Economic Development Department offers specialized skills certificate in:

Some of our courses include the following:

  • Community economic development
  • Community organizing
  • Non-profit management
  • Affordable housing development
  • Commercial real estate development
  • Real estate finance
  • Homeownership and community lending
  • Mortgage finance fundamentals
  • Mortgage finance technology applications
  • Apartment management
  • Bank teller training

Community Planning and Mortgage Finance students benefit from an interdisciplinary education and training program involving real estate, banking, finance, business, labor studies, architecture and construction.

Our industry partnerships provide students with the opportunity to gain work experience with major employers, community organizations and industry leaders. The following are some of the activities students participate in through class projects and internships:

Revitalizing Neighborhoods

  • Transform abandoned properties into a neighborhood retail centers
  • Preserve historic community structures
  • Develop affordable housing and industrial parks
  • Create open space and recreational areas
  • Replace nuisance properties with new schools
Building Family & Community Assets
  • Train residents for good paying jobs
  • Create new enterprises with community youth
  • Provide financing and technical services to small business
  • Help low-to-moderate income residents access cheaper financial tools and credits
  • Provide financial and credit management and homeownership education to low-wage workers and families
  • Work with financing subsidies to help low-to-moderate income families buy their first homes
Improving Social and Economic Conditions
  • Organize tenants to convert market rate housing to a cooperative
  • Eliminate nuisance land uses
  • Improve neighborhood schools
  • Increase access to quality social services

We look forward to you joining our programs and taking our classes! Contact us for more information on our schedule of classes and enrolling in our classes!


April 17, 2008