East Los Angeles


Registration and General Information


East Los Angeles Occupational Center offers opportunities for all students to:

  • Have equal access to an educational plan and course of study to increase employability opportunities
  • Obtain technical skills for entry-level and advanced employment
  • Acquire language and academic skills for college and career readiness



Any person 16 years of age or older is eligible for enrollment. Those under 18 must have approval from their parent, home school, and East Los Angeles Occupational Center Administration. Enrollment must be confirmed by attendance at the first class meeting. Under the continuous enrollment policy, vacancies at the first class meeting will be filled immediately.


The administration reserves the right to reduce the number of class offerings, reduce the length of courses and/or reduce the number of class meetings due to insufficient funding provided by the State of California, or insufficient number of students enrolled, or if the average attendance falls below the number required by the Los Angeles School District.


All fees must be paid at the time of registration
Class material fee: varies by class.
Book fee: varies by class.
Student I.D.: $10 per school year.


Fees will be refunded ONLY under the following conditions and a $20 drop/withdrawal fee will be applied:
Student withdraws and requests a refund within 7 calendar days following the first schedule class session after enrollment.
Fee was paid in error.
Class is closed by the Administration.

2017 – 2018 Instructional Calendar

Semester Dates
Fall: August 15, 2017 to January 19, 2018
Spring: January 22, 2018 – June 8, 2018

Trimester Dates
1st Trimester: August 15, 2017 – November 10, 2017
2nd Trimester: November 13, 2017 – March 2, 2018
3rd Trimester: May 5, 2018 – June 8, 2018

Holidays – Non School Days

Friday, September 1, 2017 CA Admissions Day
Monday, September 4, 2017 Labor Day
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Closed
Friday, November, 10, 2017 Veteran’s Day
Monday-Friday, November 20 – 24, 2017  Thanksgiving
December 18, 2017 - January 5, 2018  Winter Recess


Monday, January 15, 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s Birthday
Monday, February 19, 2018  President’s Day
March 26, 2018 – March 30, 2018  Spring Break
Monday, April 2, 2018

May 28, 2018 Memorial Day

June 7, 2018 Last day of Classes

East Los Angeles Occupational Center Mission Statement
East Los Angeles Occupational Center is committed to providing access to high-quality educational programs, enabling students to achieve their personal and career goals through language acquisition and academic and career pathways.

ELAOC Student Goals (ESLRs)
Students completing an educational program at our center will be:

Empowered individuals who:
• Have specific job skills
• Know job-search techniques
• Have work ethics
• Are team players.

Discerning thinkers who:
• Access, analyze and evaluate information before making decisions
• Set strategies and goals for their future.

Effective communicators who:
• Use oral, written and technical skills to pursue educational opportunities and/or succeed in the workplace.



The Counseling office provides walk in and appointment counseling.  Transcript evaluation, assessment testing and counseling are offered as needed.  Our community partners who offer financial assistance also offer support services that include personal counseling, job search resume building, interview skills, among others to eligible students.  See "Financial Assistance" page for details by provider.

ELAOC Administration and Staff

Vladimir Tigno, Principal
Dr. Nabeel Kurban, Assistant Principal, Operations
Ben Avila, Assistant Principal, Operations
Alma Rubio, Assistant Principal, Adult Counseling Services
Celia Madrigal, School Administrative Assistant
Guadalupe Sarinana, Financial Manager
Anthony Pedroza, Plant Manager
Peter Der, Information Technology Support
Araceli Pelayo, Academic Pathways Adviser
Eric Spilberg, Teacher Counselor
Dan Arrula, Accelerated College & Career Transition Adviser
Tony Manriquez, Accelerated College & Career Transition Adviser
Dr. Lisa Hernandez, ESL Program Advisor
Nazareth Giron, ESL Advisor
Kathy Chon, ESL Pathways Advisor
Katherine Mancuso, Disability Support Services Advisor
Luz Granados, Career Technical Education Pathway Advisor
Vacant, Career Technical Education Program Advisor
Melissa Perez, WIOA Program Performance Advisor
Ruben Rodriguez, WIOA Information Technology Teacher Advisor
Paul Kratzer, WIOA Navigator


WIOA: Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act

Main Office

2100 Marengo Street

Los Angeles, CA 90033

(323) 276-7000

Fax: (323) 223-6365  *  LC9080

Hours of School Operation

Monday - Thursday
7:30 am - 9 pm

7:30 am - 4 pm

Registration and Counseling Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 pm

7:30 am - 3:30 pm