Student Resources

Student Resources for Online-Remote Learning

Students, thank you for your patience during this transition and for refusing to let the present deter you from your dreams of a brighter future. Now, more than ever, we are counting on you to make that dream come true. To help you during this transition, please know:

  • If you need a laptop, visit the student portal. After logging in, look for the “Financial Aid and Scholarships” icon tile. Click on “Scholarships” and look for the laptop application option.
  • For those of you who are not familiar with being an online student, self-enroll in our Canvas Orientation
  • If you need free WIFI access, visit the Charter Communications website,to learn how to apply.
  • Many canvas related questions could be answered by self-enrolling in our LAPC Student Canvas Resources, you'll have access to many student tutorials and other resources here.
  • If you have Canvas or technology issues, you can email us at

Getting Started with Canvas

SIS Login

How to Update your Password

You will need to use your SIS/Student Email to log into all your Canavas account as well. Please watch this video to learn how to update your email password:

Learn to Use Canvas Video Link:

The Pierce College Library has resources and help for research, quiet study spaces, and computer workstations.
We also offer 24/7 chat reference for research help when you need it.

Pierce Counseling Department serves all current and prospective students. Counselors can help students clarify their goals, make an academic plan, and monitor their progress. The counseling center offers online academic advising. Online counseling at Pierce gives students and prospective students the opportunity to ask general questions that pertain to reaching their educational goals at Los Angeles Pierce College.

Health Center
The Health Center is committed to delivering expert medical care to students. Students enrolled in an online course and an on-campus course are entitled to Health Center services. Students who are only enrolled in an online course can opt to pay the health services fee of $11 per fall and spring semester and $8 for summer.

Disabled Student Services
Special Services is the program on campus providing services to students with disabilities. This program has been serving students since 1974. Each semester over 900 students with disabilities receive a wide range of support services that are not provided by other departments on campus and many services that are. This "One- Stop" approach creates a more user-friendly atmosphere for all our students.

Financial Aid
The Financial Aid Department assists students with information on how to receive money for a college education, including fees, books, supplies, living expenses, and child care.

Online Orientation
The online orientation is designed for new students to help them transition and be successful at Pierce.

Career Center
The mission is to educate and to serve the students of Los Angeles Pierce College in the career education, planning and development processes. Career Center services and resources provide assistance to students with the exploration of career options, the cultivation of a comprehensive employment and education plan, and the enhancement of job search techniques and strategies.

Transfer Center
The transfer center assists students online in determining courses needed to transfer, application information for UC and Cal State schools, transfer support, articulation agreements, and many more useful tools to help students successfully transfer to a four-year institution.