HUNTINGTON PARK : East L.A. College Satellite Campus Opens


The East Los Angeles College satellite campus will have a grand opening ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday at the Pacific Bell building, 2677 Zoe Ave.

The campus, called the Southeast Annex, will enable area residents to receive education and compete in the job market, said Assemblywoman Martha Escutia, (D-Huntington Park).

“Many of the Southeast cities have problems, which include overcrowded schools, a high level of uneducated residents, high unemployment and increased gang activity,” she said.


Classes began at the satellite school on Jan. 18. More than 800 students have enrolled, said Silvia Hernandez, administrative assistant to Escutia. She added that there is still time to register for classes.

The new campus, suggested by Mayor Ric Loya five months ago, offers 45 courses, including classes in accounting, business, child development, health, mathematics, real estate, political science and Spanish.

Classes cost $13 a credit, and most credits can be transferred to four-year state schools.

Information: (213) 582-7774.