Community Planning and Economic Development

The Community Planning program at LATTC is the only program offered at an
accredited community college in the United States. Our unique program provides
students the knowledge and training needed for successful employment in the field of
community and economic development. The community and economic development
industry focuses on revitalizing low and moderate income communities. Rebuilding the
economic, physical and social infrastructure of urban communities represents a new,
growing and exciting career opportunity. Students can learn basic planning knowledge,
development strategies, technical skills and networks needed to enter the industry,
earning a Certificate of Achievement.
The Community Planning curriculum and courses are regularly reviewed to ensure that
they are relevant, industry appropriate and cutting edge. Industry experts (academic
and practitioners) develop, design and teach our courses. Our industry partnerships
provide critical resources for our students, providing them with invaluable employment,
volunteer, internship and networking opportunities. Our courses are structured to be
laboratories (classroom and field work) that combine lecture, project driven learning
and hands on application of knowledge to contemporary issues affecting communities.
Community planning courses are taught during the evening/weekends on campus and in
the community to provide students with the greatest range of educational opportunities