Los Angeles Harbor College

In 1941 the Education Committee of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce petitioned the Los Angeles City Board of Education to establish trade extension classes at Banning High School to meet critical, war-inspired training needs. Realizing that such trade extension classes would not be a long-range answer to the educational needs of the area, the Education Committee (expanded in 1945 to include representatives from San Pedro and Lomita) called a meeting of representatives of key industries located in the Harbor Area to discuss the need for either a trade or technical school. After surveys of projected population, property valuation, and employment possibilities, these community leaders indicated a need for such a post-high school institution, and the Education Committee then petitioned the Los Angeles City Board of Education to provide such a school in the area.

Los Angeles Harbor College officially opened in September 1949. The College has grown from an enrollment of 400 studentsto a current enrollment of approximately 10,000 students including residents from Wilmington, Carson, Harbor City, Lomita, Gardena, Palos Verdes, San Pedro and Torrance. While still maintaining a technical program, the academic and general education offerings have increased to meet the changing needs of the community.

Interstate Passport

This example of a Passport Block was developed by faculty at Los Angeles Harbor College. This member profile was developed as an example of how learning outcome-based transfer can be mapped onto a general education curriculum. The Interstate Passport program sunset at the end of 2023, and each member institution has different policies regarding their ongoing transfer relationships. The publication of their Passport Block is a part of the evergreen resources managed by WICHE to serve as an example and should not indicate any current or ongoing transfer relationships. For more information about transfer at Los Angeles Harbor College please see their website at http://lahc.edu/interstatepassport.

Passport Block


New Interstate Passport Network Member. More infomration coming soon.

List 1

Courses in List 1
Required Online Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
COMM 101 Public Speaking
COMM 104 Argumentation And Debate
COMM 121 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 151 Small Group Communication