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COVID Vaccination & Testing Requirement for Students

Indoor masking is not required, but strongly recommended (in accordance with the LACDPH health order). If you need a mask, free surgical masks are available at the entrance of LAVC campus buildings.

In addition, there is no vaccination requirement to enroll in classes, and students do not need to do a health screening and campus check-in. If you feel sick, please stay home and contact your instructor.

For the latest info, check the District's Vaccination, Testing & Screening Requirements.


On-Campus Vaccination Events

COVID-19 Vaccination Pop-Ups at LAVC

LAVC is partnering with Fulgent Genetics to hold weekly On-Campus Vaccination Clinics for students, employees and the public to vaccinated. The Pfizer (ages 12+) and Moderna (ages 18+) vaccines are available at all vaccination events, and the Pfizer Pediatric (5-12) vaccine is also available.

Walk-ups are welcome, or you can make an appointment online with Fulgent Genetics. Learn what to bring with you to your appointment.
 


Online Campus Services

LAVC is offers a menu of online/remote campus services and academic support to you so you can stay on top of your educational goals. From counseling and special programs to tutoring and library services, we’re here and ready to help you:

Want to learn on how to use the different features on the LACCD SIS Portal? Visit LACCD SIS Portal Student Help.


Contact Us

While in-person services have reopened at LAVC in most areas, remote/virtual services and instruction continues. We encourage you to reach out to us for assistance. One way to do that is to contact us directly via email, or contact departments through Cranium Cafe.

Here are the different ways in which you can contact us:


Educational Needs Resources & Grants

LAVC is committed to supporting student success while on-campus instruction and services remain online, including online/remote support services as well as laptop and technology grants for students in need. 

Please select from the menu of links below to learn more:


COMPUTING DEVICE APPLICATION

LA Valley College provides grants to students with identified financial needs that compromise their ability to continue their studies or successfully engage in their classes.

Eligibility will be determined using the following criteria:

  • LAVC is your home campus,
  • Be enrolled in credit classes at LAVC, and
  • Demonstrate financial need.

To apply:

  1. Go to the mycollege.laccd.edu Student Portal
  2. Navigate to Scholarship Tile
  3. Proceed to Explore Scholarship: Search Scholarships
  4. Use the Keyword: Emergency Laptop Scholarship 

If you have any questions about your application, email the Student Services Office at hurwitfa@lavc.edu.


BOOK LOANS

LAVC Monarch College Store Financial Aid Book Loan Program

A financial aid book loan has been established in the College Monarch Store to allow qualified financial aid students to purchase the required instructional materials at the store. 

The loan amount due will be automatically deducted from the student's grant refund. Should the student become ineligible for their grant, the loan is owed immediately and is a responsibility of the student. A hold will be placed on your record if funds are not collected. These funds are limited.

All students who qualified for the Book Loan will receive an email from Los Angeles Valley College with details on how to place their order.


EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

LAVC Library

The LAVC Library offers in-person book checkout and study spaces, with 24/7 access to online help via their “Ask A Librarian” page, Research Guides, and FAQs.

Free Online Tutoring from the Academic Resource Center

The LAVC Academic Resource Center offers FREE online tutoring in Math, Statistics, English and other many other classes, test reviews, and study jams. In-person services include weekly workshops, guides and support for using online tutoring, and access to computers through the Computer Commons

LA County Library Access from Home

The LA County Library Access from Home program has many digital resources you can access 24/7, no matter where you are using your computer or device. All you need is your library card number and PIN.


Basic Needs Resources

In an effort to help connect our students who may be stuggling or facing difficulties, LAVC has complied a list of local basic need resources that are available.

Please select from the menu of links below to learn more:


HELPING HANDS / BASIC NEEDS CENTER

The Helping Hands/Basic Needs Center at Los Angeles Valley College is now offering an expansion of basic needs services that includes support for food, housing, technology, financial, transportation, personal hygiene, childcare, mental, physical, medical resources, and any related needs.

If you are a student in need at Los Angeles Valley College and would like to get connected to campus and community based resources, please fill out the LAVC Basic Needs Form.


FOOD RESOURCES

LA Food Bank Pantry Locator

To find a local food pantry in your area, visit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Pantry Locator.
 

Local Food Pantry/Resources

The CalWORKs/LAVC Helping Hands Project has compiled a list of local food banks:

Open Monday-Friday
  • Salvation Army San Fernando Valley Corps
    14917 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys CA, 91411
    Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • Eliza Shanks Homes, Inc.
    13055 Weidner Street, Pacoima CA, 91331
    Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-6:00 PM

  • SOVA Community Food and Resource Program
    16439 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys CA, 91406
    Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 AM-1:30 PM

  • SOVA Community Food and Resource Program
    6605 Odessa Avenue, Van Nuys CA, 91406
    Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 AM-1:30 PM

  • Congregational Church of Chatsworth
    20440 Lassen Street, Chatsworth CA, 91311
    Hours: Monday-Friday 3:00-5:00 PM

Only Open on Selected Days of the Week
  • Wild Horse Children’s Foundation
    828 Harding Avenue, San Fernando CA, 91340
    Hours: Monday & Thursday 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

  • Lutheran Social Services of Southern California
    7400 Tujunga Dr., North Hollywood, CA 91605
    Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Friday 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

  • Apostolic Worship Center
    12541 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima CA, 91331
    Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

  • Redeemer Lutheran Outreach
    20025 Chase Street, Winnetka CA, 91306
    Hours: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00 AM-12:00 PM & 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Only Open on Mondays
  • MFP-Central Lutheran Church
    6425 Tyrone Ave, Van Nuys CA, 91401
    Hours: 2nd & 4th Monday 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Only Open on Tuesdays
  • SFV Japanese American Community Center
    12953 Branford St., Arleta CA, 91331
    Hours: Tuesday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • One Generation
    18255 Victory Blvd., Reseda CA, 91335
    Hours: Tuesday 11:00 AM (Until Supplies Are Gone)

Only Open on Wednesdays
  • Centro de Vida International Church Movement
    9251 Burnet Avenue, North Hills CA, 91343
    Hours: Wednesday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • RCCG Victory House of California
    16730 Schoeborn Street, North Hills CA, 91343
    Hours: Wednesday 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

  • Houses of Light Church Corporation
    19359 Londelius Street, Northridge CA, 91324
    Hours: Wednesday 1:00 PM-1:30 PM

  • Iglesia Bautista Renacer
    10000 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills CA. 91345
    Hours: Wednesday 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Only Open on Thursdays
  • Church on the Way
    14300 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CA 91405
    Hours: Thursday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Only Open on Fridays
  • MFP-St. Ferdinand Church
    1109 Coronel Street, San Fernando CA, 91340
    Hours: 2nd & 4th Friday 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

  • North Valley Caring Services
    15453 Rayen Street, North Hills CA, 91343
    Hours: Friday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • Khalsa Care Foundation
    9989 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Pacoima CA, 91331
    Hours: Friday 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

For additional resources, visit the LAVC Helping Hands Food Pantry.


HOUSING / SHELTER RESOURCES

COVID-19 Renter Protections Information

Information on COVID-19 Renter Protections from evictions and rent increases is available at the Los Angeles Housing & Community Investment Department Covid-19 Renter Protections.
 

Homeless Services

  • LA Family Housing
    7843 Lankershim Blvd
    North Hollywood, CA 91605
    (818) 982-4091
    Hours: 8am-5pm
     
  • Burbank Temporary Aid Center
    1304 W Burbank Blvd
    Burbank, CA 91506
    (818) 848-2822
    Hours: 9am-12noon,1:30-5pm
     

Campus Peer Navigator Program

Community college students (ages 18-25) experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness can contact the Campus Peer Navigator Program for resources. Download the Campus Peer Navigator Program Flyer [PDF]

Referral services are also available for students 25 years and older. 

Contact:
Brigette Zarazua Quintero, Campus Peer Navigator 
The Village Family Services
818.755.8786 
Email Brigette Zarazua
 

Continuum of Care / Point of Contact for Unhoused Individuals

Individuals experiencing homelessness can find the point of contact for unhoused individuals by viewing the State of California Continuum of Care List [PDF]. 

Contacts:
Elsa Fraire Contreras, 213-233-4761, efcontreras@lahsa.org 
Peter Lynn, 213-683-3333, plynn@lahsa.org
 

Los Angeles Room & Board Pilot Program

Current low-income LACCD students who are experiencing homelessness can apply for the Los Angeles Room & Board (LARNB) Pilot Program, which will provide with transitional housing, meals and other student support services in a large, single dwelling building in Westwood, near UCLA. Due to COVID-19, the program will start now with only about 35 students. 

Students interested in the program are encouraged to fill out the LARNB Opportunity House application


SHOWERS & HYGIENE SERVICES

Expanded Hygiene Services for People Experiencing Homelessness in Los Angeles

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City and County of Los Angeles have deployed expanded hygiene services to better support our unsheltered neighbors.

For a link of these services and a guide to proper handwashing written by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, download the Expanded Hygiene Services for People Experiencing Homelessness in Los Angeles Guide [PDF].


MEDICAL/HEALTH & TESTING RESOURCES

LAVC Student Health Center & Psychological Services

The LA Valley College Student Health Center is available to help you with medical services via telephone at (818) 763-8836, press option #4, or visit the Valley Community Healthcare's Patient Services.
 

COVID-19 Medi-Nurse Line

California has launched an advice line that can connect you with a nurse (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) to talk about COVID-19 symptoms and help connect you with local resources in your area. Call the COVID-19 Medi-Nurse Line at 1-877-409-9052.
 

Free COVID-19 Testing for LA County Residents

Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles offers COVID-19 testing all Los Angeles County residents. For COVID-19 testing information, go to the City of Los Angeles Free COVID-19 Testing.
 

Substance Abuse Helpline

People struggling with substance abuse can reach out to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline:

SAMHSA Distress Helpline
Hotline: 1-800-985-5990
Text: TalkWithUs to 66746
TTY: 1-800-846-8517


MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

LA County Mental Health Access Line

If you are feeling stressed, d​expressed, or anxious and need to talk with someone ​contact @lacdmh

LA County Dept. of Mental Health 24/7
Access Line: 1-800-854-7771
Text: "LA" to 741741
 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources. Call 800-273-8255 or text “Hope” to 916-668-ICAN).

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Hotline (4/9/2020): Access 24/7 video relay service by dialing 1-800-273-8255 (TTY 1-800-799-4889).
 

Emotional & Community Support Resources

LAVC Student Health Center's Psychological Services

The LA Valley College Student Health Center is available to you 5 days a week via telephone to handle all of your mental health needs. Therapists are available for phone sessions if you are finding yourself upset, depressed, worried, scared, or anxious about the current pandemic, or any other stress in your life.

Call Valley Community Healthcare at (818) 763-8836, press option #4, to speak with a case manager dial extension 1455, or visit the Valley Community Healthcare's Patient Services webpage.


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES

LAVC Domestic Violence Resource

LAVC has certified staff who are available to talk with students who are experiencing domestic violence to provide resources and support. 

Contact:
Ellie Rabani
email Ellie Rabani
 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

If you or a loved one are in need of support, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522 anytime, 24/7, for free and confidential support. You are not alone.
 

LA City Text - 911 

Mobile users in LA now have the ability to send text messages to 911, giving hearing and speech impaired residents, or those in situations where it is too dangerous to dial 911, a potentially life-saving option.
 

Domestic Violence Shelter

If you need to locate a Domestic Violence Shelter, please call the DV Hotline at (800) 978-3600 or through 2-1-1.


IMMIGRATION RESOURCES

CHIRLA is offering one-on-one appointments every other Friday through a virtual platform for our students, faculty and staff who need legal immigration services. For more information, visit the LAVC Dream Resource Center webpage.


UNEMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Angelenos

If you were laid off, furloughed or had your hours reduced, you may be eligible to receive Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits from the State of California’s Employment Development Department (EDD). Read the Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Angelenos Guide [PDF]
 

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for "Gig" Workers, Freelancers, and the Self-Employed

If you are out of work or had your hours reduced because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible to receive unemployment benefits from the new federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. Read the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Guide [PDF].


OTHER SERVICES & RESOURCES

Resources for LAVC Student

The Family Resource Center has complied an online Google Folder with numerous resources for students.

Income Benefits for College Students

The LAVC CalWORKs Office has posted a Student Income Resources for College students [PDF].

 


LAVC Student Town Halls

LAVC VIRTUAL STUDENT TOWN HALL - MAY 11, 2022

LAVC President Dr. Barry Gribbons holds regular Student Town Halls on YouTube to share the latest Valley College updates with students and answer questions. Below is the link to the next Student Town Hall:

To view the recording of past Student Town Halls, visit the LAVC President's Student Town Hall webpage. A complete list of LAVC videos on the Los Angeles Valley College YouTube channel.

Looking for an answer to a question from a past student town hall? Please check our list of the student questions and answers from Past Student Town Halls [PDF].
 

LAVC COVID-19 VACCINE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS - NOVEMBER 18, 2021

LAVC held a COVID-19 Vaccine Questions & Answers Session with Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian and a panel of local Armenian doctors to answer people's questions about the vaccinations.


Updates for Student

The following are the latest campus and District updates for students at Los Angeles Valley College:

Posted: June 12, 2022

Welcome to Summer 2022 at Valley College 

Dear Student,

Welcome to LA Valley College! We are so excited to have you join us this summer, and are here to help you reach your academic and career goals. 

With Summer classes start tomorrow, so here are some helpful tips for your first day of classes:  

Online Classes

Access Your Online Class

To log into your online class through the SIS/Canvas: 

  1. In a web browser, go to the MyCollege.laccd.edu Student Portal 
  2. Login ID/Users ID: Your 9-digit student ID number (example: 881234567 or 900123456) 
  3. Password: Same as your SIS password (where you registered for the class). Show me how to log in to the LACCD Student Portal 
Help with Canvas 

To access help in Canvas, log into the Student Portal. Click the "Help" (question mark icon) and select your main college campus. The "Canvas Support" link will take you to a page that allows you to:  

  • Search in the Canvas area for questions related to using Canvas 
  • Search your college area for other questions  
  • If you still can't find the answers you need, there will also be a link to start an online chat with Canvas Support. 

You can also find assistance through the Virtual Valley Help Desk.

In-Person or Hybrid Classes

On-Campus Safety Check-In

If you are taking in-person classes or seeking in-person services:  

  • Check your campus email daily to take the Cleared4 Self-Check questionnaire before you arrive on campus each day, and check-in with your QR code at a campus scanning station in any campus building.
  • Starting June 13, masking indoors is no longer required, but is highly recommended. Surgical grade masks are available at the entrance of every campus building.
  • FREE Covid testing is available on-campus every Tuesday during the Summer. Learn how to set up an appointment through Cleared4
  • If you feel sick, do not come to campus and contact your instructor. 
Campus Map & Parking

Check the campus map to help you locate your classroom location, and where to access campus parking lots. On-campus student parking is FREE during Summer session, but please remember not to park in “Staff” or “Reserved” spots.

How to Add a Class

Requesting a Permission Number to Add a Class

If you wish to add a class, you can add online until the second day of class. If you wish to add after the second class meeting, you will need to get a permission number from the instructor to be able to add the class. You can contact your instructor for a permission number. Learn how to email an instructor using the LACCD SIS Class Search.

Officially Enrolling with Permission Number

If you receive a permission number, use the SIS Student Portal to enter that number by the add deadline for the class to be officially enrolled.

LAVC Resources & Services to Help You

Apply Now for a 2022 Computing Device

Computing devices are available for students with identified financial needs that compromise their ability to continue their studies or successfully engage in their classes. Learn how to apply for a computing device.

Get Your FREE Metro GoPass!

All enrolled LAVC students are eligible to receive a FREE Metro GoPass. This pass can be used to take any Metro bus or train at no charge—until the end of 2022! Stop by the Business Office in the Student Union (view campus map) with your picture ID to get your GoPass.

Academic Support & Library Resources

The LAVC Academic Resource Center offers FREE online tutoring in Math, Statistics, English and other many other classes, test reviews, and study jams. In-person services include Statistics tutoring, guides and support for using online tutoring, and access to computers through the Computer Commons

The LAVC Library offers in-person book checkout, study space, and research help; and 24/7 online access to FREE live help at “Ask A Librarian,” online research and reading materials, and FAQ and online “Get Research Help” guides for self-directed learning.

College Support & Student Services

The following are some college and student services that are available to students this summer:

  • Welcome Center - Your one-stop place to answer your questions and receive registration assistance.
  • Campus Bookstore - Purchase textbooks, course materials and Monarch gear. Your order can be picked up in-person, or free shipping is available (for textbooks only). To search and buy your required textbooks and supplies, go to Buy Textbooks.
  • Counseling - Counselors can help identify your educational goal and make sure you take the right classes.
  • Financial Aid - Get help paying for college with grants and other resources.
  • Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) - Provides support services, specialized instruction and educational accommodations.
  • Student Health Center - Access medical and behavioral health care.

Los Angeles Valley College’s Commitment to Anti-Racism

LAVC is committed to being an anti-racist institution and to working towards equity and social change. Visit our site for more information about this important ongoing work.

Sincerely, 
Los Angeles Valley College