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College Dual Enrollment Program

Palms 8th graders can take a college course at Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) while still attending Palms,  as part of LASC's Dual Enrollment Program. Participants earn college credit.

Two courses are available, both taught online over 8 weeks, two days a week, 65 minutes per day.

Sign-ups are first-come-first-served. If you are interested, talk to Ms. Arevalo, the Palms College and Career Counseling Coordinator. Fall registration closed.


Stay tuned for Spring 2023 program! Registration opens November 2022.

Schedule - Fall 2022

Counseling 17: College Survival Skills Development

  • Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Time: 3:10-4:15pm
  • Starts: Monday, August 29, 2022
  • Ends: Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Library Science 101: College Research Skills

  • Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Time: 3:10-4:15pm
  • Starts: Monday, October 24, 2022
  • Ends: Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Ms. Arevalo, College and Career Counseling Coordinator

Los Angeles Southwest College

Course Descriptions

College Survival Skills Development

Department: Counseling

Course Number: 017

Students will discuss the importance of learning the necessary skills to be successful college students.

Students will be introduced to the importance of utilizing campus resources such as Matriculation, Counseling, and Financial Aid, just to name a few.

They will learn:

  1. The matriculation process, including how to interpret an abbreviated and comprehensive education plan
  2. Study skill and strategies
  3. How to identify the connection between academic success and self- esteem, stress and time management
  4. The importance of setting goals with timelines

LASC web page

College Research Skills

Department: Library Science

Course Number: 101

Students will develop skills to find, evaluate, and cite resources available in an academic library.

These skills will help students become stronger researchers and life-long learners.

LASC web page