Campus News

Want to Get There Faster? Get a Late Start


There are 100 opportunities to take an 8-week compressed Fall class. You will get your units faster and get out of school sooner when you sign up for PIerce's "2nd 8 Weeks" Session, or Late Start classes, which begin Oct. 24. Heres how to find them in our Student Info System (SIS)



After you log in to the SIS system (Student Information System) and choose Campus: Pierce College, at the bottom of the search boxes under Additional Search Criteria use the Session drop down field and select 2nd 8 weeks.


About 100 classes will come up that show they begin Oct. 24, 2022.


Student Sign in and Enroll at your SIS Student Portal:


You can also find the full Fall Schedule posted online at and look for classes that begin on Oct. 24.


New students should Apply to Pierce to get your Student I.D.; view the schedule and then enroll.


With hundreds of interesting classes, including dozens of 8-week short term options, for you to choose from, you will find something to love at L.A. Pierce College. Whether you want in-person on campus, online, or hybrid combination of both, we have what you are looking for. And Parking is free all year.


It's time to Get a Late Start!


Coyote Alert on Campus


On 9/27/2022 around 3:30 p.m., a student was confronted by a coyote on the Campus Mall near the Bookstore. Pierce is investigating this incident, and, in the meantime we want to alert all our students, employees and visitors to be aware and alert.

Wildlife has coexisted with us at L.A. Pierce College for 75 years; half of our 426-acre campus is undeveloped land we share with them.  However, lately we are seeing some of them coming into our populated areas on campus.

Guidance from California Department of Fish and Wildlife:

Most coyote attacks occur in relation to a food source or attractant drawing the coyote close to people, pets, or livestock. A food conditioned, or habituated coyote may become bold and act aggressively towards people. Prevention is the key.


       Keep a safe distance. Clap hands, make noise and allow it to move away on its own.


       Make yourself look bigger by lifting and waving arms.

       Make noise by yelling, using noisemakers, or whistles. If small children are present, keep them close to you.



       Get to a safe location

       ON CAMPUS, if a person was bitten or scratched by the coyote, call The L.A. Sheriffs Dept. Office at 818-719-6450 24/7 and seek medical attention.

       Off campus, call 9-1-1 and seek medical attention.

For more tips visit Stay Safe, Brahmas!

Bump Up Your Units with Pierce's Winter Intersession 2023

The Winter Intersession Schedule of Classes has posted on our website.

Pick up 3-to-6 units quickly when you sign up for L.A. Pierce Colleges Winter Intersession, which runs Jan. 3 through Feb. 5, 2023. The Winter Schedule has posted on our schedules page at

Continuing Students can register Oct. 17, and all students may enroll on Oct. 24.

Choose your five-week Winter classes now.

Its a great opportunity to take two classes and pick up six units to keep you moving towards your degree.

To register go to the Student Information System (SIS) logon page at

At Pierce College, you can earn your degree close to home and without going into debt. Get where you are going faster when you add Winter Intersession to your schedule.


Advanced Automotive Tech Building Gears Up for Alternative Fuels and Electric Vehicles


Pierces long-awaited new 21,233 square foot Advanced Automotive Technology Building is nearing completion on the west side of campus adjacent to our existing Automotive Technology site. Its laboratories were specifically designed to teach cutting-edge curriculum in the areas of alternative fuel, advanced diagnostics, and hybrid & electric vehicle technologies. The facility will include two classrooms, faculty offices and support spaces.


The $22.3 million complex will provide space for up 90 vehicles and includes ten Electric Charging Stations, ranging from Level II CHAdeMO Electric Charging Stations and the Combined Charging System (CCS) Charging Stations, to a Tesla Supercharger Charging Station. 


The building design incorporates a number of water efficiency features, such as drought-tolerant landscaping and low-flow fixtures, and energy efficient features, such as LED lighting fixtures. Construction sought to divert 75% of waste from landfills and incorporates building materials made of recycled or rapidly renewable materials.  


L.A. Pierce Colleges Automotive Technology Program meets strict industry standards and is NATEF/ASE certified for the Clean Tech Auto program, which serves over 1,000 students and is the only one of its kind in the San Fernando Valley.


Students in L.A. Pierce Colleges long-running Automotive Technology Program may achieve associate degrees and certificates to prepare them to work in the automotive service and repair field. Certificates of Achievement can be earned in the automotive specialties of service technology, emission specialist, light service technician, performance applications and powertrain specialist.


Classes will begin in the new facility in Spring 2023.


New Speaker Series Ushers in Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15, Pierce Chicano Studies will present the 1st Annual Chicano/Latino Heritage Month Speaker Series. A wide array of talented entertainers, artists and activists to appear over four Wednesdays kicks off with grammy-awarding winning La Marisoul & La Santa Cecilia on Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m.

The new series has been coordinated by Professor Angelia Rovero, PEACh Department and M.E.Ch.A. It is sponsored by Student Equity and Achievement Fund.

La Marisoul & La Santa Cecilia

Grammy Award Winners, 2014; Grammy Nominees 2017, 2018

Wed., Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

L.A. Pierce College Theatre

*Pierce or LACCD ID required for this event.

*RSVP to attend, roveroa@laccd.edu7


Richard Montoya

Actor, Comedian, Writer and Producer

Emilia Cruz, Artist, Teacher

Wed., Sept. 28, 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

L.A. Pierce College Theatre


Robert Vargas

Artist, Muralist, and Honored by L.A. City Council with Robert Vargas Day

Wed., Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

L.A. Pierce College Theatre


Dr. Martha Gonzalez

Singer, Songwriter, Percussionist, Dancer, Artivista, Professor and Community Activist

Grammy Award Winner, 2013


Tylana Enomoto & Juan Perez

Quetzal band members

Wed., Oct. 13, 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Great Hall


Women's Soccer Player May Lu Escapes Civil Unrest and Pursues Her Dreams at Pierce College

As reported by CBS news KCAL Channel 9 - video:

With civil unrest in her home country of Myanmar in Southeast Asia, Pierce College soccer player May Lu came to the US on a student visa to pursue her athletic & educational dreamsand brought insane skills, according to her teammates.

Home is in Southeast Asia for May Lu, but she has found a second home here in Woodland Hills with her soccer teammates.


At Pierce theres people thats watching over you and always there to support you, I feel protected here, Lu says. I like staying here and I like all the community and how people are active and friendly, true to you.


She is staying with her grandmother and brother, who also went to Pierce.


I want to make her proud, I want to show her what Im capable of, says Lu of her grandmother.


She contacted Womens Soccer Coach Adolfo Perez after she arrived in December, 2021. This kids the real deal, Coach Adolfo Perez said.


His other recruits agreed. They lauded her technical skills and her speed.


She brings so much to the field. Her skills are insane, said teammate Natalia Puccio.


Fence Me In

Wondering what happened to our fence? The old white fence (pictured) was installed in the early 2000s under then-President Rocky Young. It cause quite a positive buzz back in the day. But after two decades, the time had come to replace it.  

Pierce is definitely erecting a new campus perimeter fence. This new fence will be almost exactly the same style and look as the old one.  Our schedule shows the new fence will be up by the end of October 2022.


Club Rush Connects You at Pierce College Sept. 14 & 15


Club Rush at Pierce College is coming Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 14 and 15, 2022. We're having an '80s theme on the Pierce College Mall, 10 am 2 pm both days.  Get Connected at Pierce!


At the Associated Student Organization (ASO) Club Rush you can: 

        Learn about ASO Clubs

        Get Involved 

        Meet Others

        Dress up in 80s gear and have a chance to win a prize! 

Everyone is invited and welcome!


Please contact Dr. Lara Conrady ( or Geremy Mason ( with questions. 


Welcome Week Will Get You Connected at Pierce College - And Parking is Free All Fall Semester

Welcome Week is Aug. 29, 30 and 31 on the Mall, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., for all students to get connected at Pierce College! First, parking is free all semester. Then, find out about our great services and programs early in the semester. 

Bigger and better than before, this Welcome Week will feature Student Services Resources (there are tons!) and Academic Departments (we have incredible classes in so many fields). ASO Clubs will be there to recruit students too.

Monday through Wednesday

August 29, 30 and 31, 2022

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the Campus Mall 

Join us, Brahmas! Everyone is invited.


The Latest COVID Protocol for Fall 2022 at Pierce

Masking is not required at Pierce College, either indoors or outdoors. Free, disposal, surgical-style masks available to anyone upon request. Wearing a mask is a personal choice and free from discrimination.


Vaccinations are not required for students, but are for employees. In sum,



       Indoor masking is recommended. Students can get free masks in classrooms; employees from Plant Facilities.

       Get vaccinated and boosted for best prevention refer to County Health Dept.

       Frequently wash hands

       Get tested regularly. Students can visit the Student Health Center on the second floor of the Student Services Building. Employees still test at the Biocept site on campus, Tuesdays, North Gym.

       Stay home if sick and seek help from healthcare providerif no provider, call 2-1-1


       NO vaccination requirement for STUDENTS.

       ALL EMPLOYEES must be vaccinated (with proof on file) as a condition of employment. Vaccinated means completed the one- or two-dose process.  Boosters are recommended; talk to your healthcare provider first before getting additional boosters.

       The only vaccination exception is for employees who have an approved exemption on file, and must test weekly if they are working in person, on site. PCR Testing will be provided through Dec. 31, 2022 for all employees on Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the same location in the North Gym.

       ALL EMPLOYEES must continue do the daily self-check via the Cleared4Work account for every day they come to work in person through December 2022.  NO scanning required except at District Office (ESC).


The District and its nine colleges, including Pierce, follow the Health Orders from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH). Currently, variants of COVID-19 remain in active circulation throughout Los Angeles County. The pandemic is not over, but our nation is shifting to operations that reflect a co-existence with the virus.

August 26, 2022