President’s Weekly Message 12-18-18

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President’s Weekly Message

Good Tuesday to you on December 18th, 2018—-


Congratulations for finishing another semester here at LATTC. We are one week from Christmas and two weeks from the New Year of 2019. I hope you will spend some time with the ones you care about over the next two weeks, and then we are right back at it on Wednesday, January 2nd, with the start of the Winter session. Please enroll online for both Winter and Spring sessions right now.


If you need some help THIS WEEK…we will have some services open.

Bridges to Success Office

From Monday to Thursday 12/17-12/20, the Bridges office will be open from 8am-to-5pm and providing support for issues and questions related to admissions and records, financial aid, photo IDs and business transactions.


Will be open from Monday to Thursday 12/17-12/20 7:30a-3pm for textbook sales and U-PASS cards. 

Business Office, Financial Aid, Admissions and Records

All transactions and questions should be directed to the Bridges to Success Office.

Between Friday 12/20 and Tuesday 1/1/19, the Trade Tech campus will be CLOSED. We will see you on the first day of the Winter session, 1/2/19.


With the support of our community partners at SLATE-Z, Metro created the U-Pass. This is a special, unlimited access transit pass to all enrolled LATTC students. We will be doing a campaign for wider adoption of the U-Pass plan. The LATTC U-Pass is good for unlimited rides on all Metro rail and bus lines, Torrance, GTrans and Long Beach Transit. There are no blackout dates or exemptions. The cost will be approximately $150 for each 5-6 month pass period (Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer), which breaks down to an average of $7.50 per week, or about $30 per month. That is $12 per month less than the current Metro college/vocational rate, and much less than the pay as you go approach if you use Metro an average of six or more times a week.

LATTC will offer options to finance your U-Pass purchase. You can purchase the U-Pass with anticipated approved financial aid or set up a weekly payment plan. Once you have purchased the LATTC U-Pass, your LATTC student ID will function as your unlimited transit pass. You will receive a smart-chip technology sticker to place on your LATTC student ID, and then just tap your card- you’re ready to ride!  LATTC Spring/Summer U-pass will be available for purchase 1/28/19.



Have you signed up for the Grad Guru app?

In addition to the in-person support you can receive in Bridges, you can also find important academic deadlines online. You can also keep up to date on key deadlines on your mobile phone by downloading the FREE Grad Guru App today! (Available for Apple and Android). You can add dates/deadlines directly to your personal calendar, get helpful tips and guidance – all geared towards helping you stay on track!



I leave you with this image of a rainbow photo taken by our athletic trainer Oscar Orozco, as a reminder that we are part of a magnificent college with a great future, that attempts to do so many special things. I applaud your work this year and I look forward to even greater things in 2019.



Larry Frank

President, LATTC


College to Career, It’s All Here

L.A. Trade –Technical College