Unlike some online degree programs, the West program is connected to an actual physical location. Since 1969, West has served residents from greater Los Angeles, around the United States and international students. We are part of a 9-campus community college system founded nearly 90 years ago. And, West is part of the greater California public higher education system which includes the UC campuses (UCLA, UC Berkley, UC Irvine…) and the 23 California State Universities. This relationship makes it easier for our students to transfer their course credits to these and other distinguished universities.