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The Business Department of Los Angeles Harbor College has a mission of providing students educational experiences and opportunities to meet their diverse and changing needs. We strive to promote and enhance the economic development of the community; to provide for lifelong learning and academic excellence through our pathway and programs; to establish work ethics relative to a positive work environment; to meet workforce needs through skills development, training, and personal growth; and to communicate a sense of vision and renewal through creative utilization of productive and innovative resources.

   What a career looks like                                               

We offer a variety of Associate Degrees, Certificates, and classes to assist you on a career path in the world of business. Whether you are looking to start your career, advance in your current career, or begin on a path to a four-year degree, we offer programs to lead you in the right direction for a successful business career, see our Degrees & Certificates or the current LAHC Catalog.

Office Manager58,08061,050  80,586  91,740

Facilities Manager59,73082,500108,900123,090
Customer Service Manager57,09063,360   83,635   93,060
Call Center Manager63,69071,28094,090105,270
HR Benefits Specialist/Coordinator56,76063,36083,635   91,410
HR Recruiting Specialist/Coordinator51,48058,74077,537  85,140
HR Assistant44,88049,50065,340

   What you will learn                                                   

The Business Department of Los Angeles Harbor College has a mission of providing students educational experiences and opportunities to meet their diverse and changing needs. The Business Department offers courses that enable the student to transfer to a four-year college or university or to prepare for and obtain employment. It also provides continuous training and education, which allows professionals to update their skills and remain competitive in the job market.

   Degrees and Course                                                 

Business Department Degree Programs

Business Department Certificate of Achievement Programs

Business Department Skills Certificate Programs


Business - Degree & Certificates 

Computer Applications and Office Technologies

Computer Information Systems​

Real Estate

   Before you start                                                         

Want to have a career in Business?

You can start preparing for it before your first class starts at LAHC:

  • Make an appointment with your LAHC academic counselor to review LAHC's program, start to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), and discuss your career and transfer goals, as well as what CSUs or other four-year colleges and universities would best fit your needs.

  • Still in high school? Search for local business internships with organizations you are interested in after you graduate.

   Program Learning Outcomes                                      

Program Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate a firm understanding and working knowledge of the basic functions of a business enterprise, including the following components: business, entrepreneurship, economics, business law, finance, human resource management, and marketing.

  • demonstrate a firm understanding of the communication process in a business and professional setting, including written, oral (including non-verbal), and electronic communication, and active listening

  • evaluate issues across the range of business functional areas by recognizing and analyzing problems using creativity, sound judgment, and business principles; and interpret business conditions, activities, or problems to provide solutions and means of continuous improvement in functional areas with consideration to the impact of the solutions on business enterprise "Big Picture".

  • demonstrate actions of integrity, honesty and ethics, diversity, socially responsible in decision-making and interaction with customers, co-workers, employers, public and society in general.

   Full-Time Faculty Contact Information                     

​​Wendy Hoffman
Division Chair   
Professor of Accounting.  

​(310) 233-4257​
​Fredrick Ho
Professor of Accounting
​310) 233-4183    
​Elsie Linares
Professor of Computer Applications and Office Technology (CAOT) 

​Erik Pastora
Professor of Culinary Arts 
310) 233-4188​       

   Adjunct Faculty                                                            

​Ramon Baltazar ​  
​Michael Caress
​Kenneth Gunderson
​Walter Hamilton
​Sean Kelleher       
​George Kolarov  
​Hovsep Kotelyan
​Janet Laurin
​Kathrine Maschler 
Rodger McGinness   ​       
​Dorothy Phillips.
​Dorothy Presley 
​Aileen Wilson-Aus.
​Louis Wolff   
​James Worley 

   Division Committee Representatives (2019-2020) 

​Academic Senate  
Wendy Hoffman
​Distance Education Committee
Dorothy Phillips
​Assessment Committee
Fredrick Ho
Wendy Hoffman & Michael Caress
Curriculum Committee
Wendy Hoffman & Dorothy Presley 
​Grants Committee​​​​
Wendy Hoffman
College Planning Council (CPC)
Wendy Hoffman
​Technology Advisory Committee (TAC)
Dorothy Phillips
Faculty Hiring Priorities Committee (FHPC)
Elsie Linares
Professional Concerns Committee
FLEX/Professional Development Committee
​Budget Committee​
Rodger McGinness
Work Environment Committee (WEC)​

Guided Pathways

James Worley

   External Resources                                              
  • Division Advisors

  • National Business Education Association

  • Employment Devel Dept (EDD)

  • Alpha Gamma Sigma​