President’s Weekly Message 1-2-19

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President’s Weekly Message

Good Wednesday morning, on this the first day of Winter session – January 2nd, 2019

I hope you had a good holiday season with those you care about, and are ready to settle into your Winter classes.

If you have any questions about your educational plan, student services available to you or locations on campus, please visit the Bridges to Success office in Mariposa Hall, Room 105.


We understand several of you received parking citations this morning before you were able to secure your parking permits. PLEASE do not worry. We will dismiss ANY ticket received this week for those of you who have not secured a parking permit just yet. No citations will be issued for the remainder of the week, so you have until Monday morning to secure your parking permit in The Business Office. If you received a citation, please bring it to the Sheriff’s Office in Cypress Hall or the VP of Administration’s office in Juniper Hall. We apologize for the citations, and encourage you to secure your parking permit as soon as possible. But please do not park in handicapped or reserved spaces as they are still subject to ticketing.


Metro is offering a special, unlimited access transit pass to all enrolled LATTC students. 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 less than the pay as you go rate if you use Metro more than five times per week.

LATTC will offer options to finance your U-Pass purchase. You can purchase 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 January 28, 2019.


Even though it’s three weeks away, we want to let you know about some closures on the Metro Blue Line. Starting on January 26th, the Rosa Parks/Willowbrook Station on the Metro Blue Line and Green Line will be closed for upgrades. This construction will last six months. During that time, if you are headed to Trade Tech from any station south of Rosa Parks, you will have to take a shuttle that Metro provides, to get past the closure and back on the Blue Line. This could add a few more minutes to your commute to campus. Hopefully the construction will move quickly


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.  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!

Glad you’re taking classes in the Winter and it’s not too soon to start thinking about registering for your Spring classes.

Larry Frank
President, LATTC

College to Career, It’s All Here
L.A. Trade –Technical College