Due to the COVID-19 pandemic. LA Harbor College will be providing remote and online services to support students. For more information about COVID-19 and to receive COVID-19 updates from LACCD click the image above or the tab "COVID-19 Resources."

For students seeking online-counseling, please click on the Counseling Services tab to schedule an appointment with Mr. Cedillos

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 Puente Program

The PUENTE Community College Program is an academic, counseling and mentoring program of support for students to build the skills necessary for success in both academic and career goals while in community college.  Students enrolled in the PUENTE program work closely with their Counselor, English Instructor and Mentor to prepare for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. 

To learn more please visit https://www.thepuenteproject.org/

Puente Project Mission

To increase the number of educationally disadvantaged students who want to enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn four-year degrees and return to the community as leaders and mentors. The Puente program provides 3 components:


​Puente students begin the Fall semester with English 101 College Reading and Composition I and a supplemental co-requisite course English 107B. After students successfully pass English 101, students take English 102 College Reading and Composition II. Both of these courses are required to transfer to a University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU). 


With the addition of the English Courses. Puente students take two consecutive counseling courses. In the fall, students enroll in Counseling 20 Scope of Career Planning. After students successfully pass Counseling 20, students take Counseling 17 College Survival Skills Development. Both of these courses are transferrable to the UC and CSU institutions. Students are also required to meet with the Puente counselor until they graduate. The counselor will create a comprehensive educational plan for each student to make sure the student transfer to a four-year university. 


Each Puente student is partnered with a mentor. The mentor may assist the student in multiple areas including navigating the college system, academics, professional and career. The goal of the mentor is to motivate the mentee to build the life skills needed for their future success as college students and ultimately can come back and give back to their communities. 


For more information on how to support the Los Angeles Harbor College Puente Project please contact:

Counselor Mauricio Cedillos at cedillma@laccd.edu or by phone at (310) 233-4246

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