Completion Center

The Completion Center at East Los Angeles College identifies and supports students who are nearing the completion of an Associate’s Degree or Certificate of Achievement. By providing individualized case management, educational programming, and connection to vital campus resources, we seek to increase the number of students graduating from East Los Angeles College. Our work encourages students to achieve personal success by accomplishing their educational goals and taking steps to pursue a meaningful career.

Program Components:

  1. Completion Casework and Mentoring:
    Our Completion Caseworkers are available to guide and assist you through the graduation and completion process for certificates and associate’s degrees. We can meet with you one-on-one and in group settings and workshops. In order to help you meet your educational goals, our knowledgeable staff are happy to provide you with important information and connect you to a variety of community resources. If you are a student nearing the completion of a certificate and/or associate’s degree, or if you have any questions about your educational goals, we welcome you to visit us today!
  2. Latina Completion and Transfer Academy:
    The goal of LCTA is to help students who have 30 units or more obtain and complete a degree, certificate, and/ or transfer. We cultivate a holistic approach to self-efficacy through culturally relevant teaching and learning that empowers and supports Latina students and families. Click the LCTA Program for more details.


Soroptimist International Montebello has awarded five outstanding ELAC students the Live Your Dream Award. Congratulations to:

  1. Esther Galeano
  2. Maria Teresa Zamudio
  3. Joyce Villeda
  4. Kassandra Vasquez
  5. Victoria Hinojos

Contact Our Staff:

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Meet Your Peer Navigators:

Peer Navigators are college students who work in the ELAC Completion Center and are knowledgeable about resources and navigating college life. Our Peer Navigators understand what it is like to be a college student and will be working with you to reach your goals.

Alex Vargas

Alex is a 3rd year ELAC student majoring in Animal Science. His goal is the transfer to a university by Fall 2022. Alex intends to pursue a career as a veterinarian.

Phone: (323)438-1509

Alex staffs the Completion Center Live Chat Monday through Thursday (12 PM – 1:30 PM).

Stephanie Tsao

Stephanie is a 2nd year ELAC student majoring in Economics. Her goal is to transfer to UCLA or UC Irvine to continue her studies in Economics.

Phone: (626) 410-0650

Stephanie staffs the Completion Center Live Chat Monday through Thursday (1:30 PM – 2:30 PM).

Romario Leon

Romario is a 3rd year ELAC student majoring in Political Science. His goal is to transfer to a CSU campus (preferably CSU Los Angeles) to obtain a bachelor's degree in Political Science with a minor in Administration of Justice. He is also considering earning a master’s degree after meeting that goal.

Phone: (323) 238-6775

Romario staffs the Completion Center Live Chat on Tuesdays and Thursdays (8 AM – 10 AM).

Karina Nava

Karina is a 4th year ELAC student who recently applied to transfer to a university. Her goal is to attend UC Davis or San Jose State University to pursue a degree in Biology or Animal Science. Karina’s professional goal is to become a practicing veterinarian.

Phone: (323) 607-9374

Karina staffs the Completion Center Live Chat Monday through Thursday (10 AM – 11 AM).