The Learning Skills Center

Learning Skills Center: C-102 (213) 763-3738





Welcome to the Learning Skills Center at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.  The Learning Skills Center is the home of the Learning Skills & English as a Second Language (ESL) and the Teaching and Learning Support Services Department. Our mission is to provide academic instruction and support services in a caring environment to help students reach their academic goals. The Learning Skills Center focuses on responding to the individual needs of students and provides courses, tutoring, computer access, and instructional resources to all students to help ensure success in their academic, career, and personal endeavors. If there is a need for classes or services that are not currently offered, we will make every effort to design a learning program just for you.








Academic Disciplines:

Academic Support Services:


         Supplemental Instruction




American Sign Language


This discipline currently offers courses to develop communication skills using the manual alphabet and American Sign Language to assist in gaining an understanding of deafness and deaf culture. Vocabulary, grammar dialogue, and the improvement of expressive and receptive skills are also covered.

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Developmental Communications


This purpose of this discipline is to assist under-prepared college students to master the reading, writing and mathematics skills necessary to achieve a level of academic competence to perform successfully in their college level courses and to move as quickly as possible through their Individual Learning Plan.

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Courses in this discipline provide students with an introduction to the field of public education and practical experience in teaching, curriculum planning, and classroom assessment. Courses include field placement in classrooms under the supervision of an experienced mentor teacher.

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Educational Technology


The Educational Technology discipline offers students the tools for identifying, locating, evaluating, designing, preparing, and efficiently using educational technology as an instructional resource in the classroom. The classes in this discipline will relate technology resources to principles of learning and teaching. Students will increase classroom communication abilities through lectures, discussions, modeling, laboratory experiences, and completion of a comprehensive project.

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English as a Second Language (ESL)


The ESL discipline consists of core ESL level and elective offerings which include conversation and writing classes. All courses offered under ESL are targeted towards students whose native language is not English. Upon completion, students will have improved English skills and are better prepared to transfer to college level English classes.

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Learning Skills


The Learning Skills discipline offers basic skills and developmental courses in reading, writing, mathematics, spelling, ESL, basic computer literacy, study skills, developmental communications, electronics, and GED preparation. To accommodate individual learning styles, a combination of lecture and computer-assisted instruction courses is offered. Classes are available throughout the semester in short-term and long-term formats.

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Supervised Learning Assistance


Upon faculty/counselor referral, students will receive tutoring in designated subject areas in the Learning Skills Center.  Cumulative progress and attendance records will be maintained for this non-credit, open-entry/open-exit course.  No tuition will be charged nor will grades be received for enrollment in this course.

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Los Angeles Trade-Technical College

400 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 90015

(213) 763-7000 TDD (213) 763-5375


Learning Skills Center: Building C, Room 102 (213) 763-3738

Learning Skills Center Hours: Monday Thursday 8 am 6 pm, Friday 8 am 2 pm, Saturday 9 am 1:30 pm


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