The union representing District support staff such as custodians, aides, bus drivers and cafeteria workers – SEIU Local 99 – has announced a three-day strike beginning Tuesday, March 21 to Thursday, March 23.The union representing our teachers and other instructional and mental health staff –United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) – has advised their members to support their SEIU colleagues, which means teachers may not be available to provide classroom instruction.

If the strike moves forward as our labor partners have indicated, Harbor Occupational Center will most likely be closed to students from March 21 to March 23. Below is information and resources for families should the strike occur and our school is closed to students.

We are working to prepare materials to make sure that student learning continues. Students may complete a paper packet, activities in Schoology at dace.schoology.com, or activities using online learning platforms available at bit.ly/daceonlinelearning

You may also call our main office at 310-241-4800 for device or password issues, or if you need to pick up a packet.”

Disability Support Services | visit http://wearedace.org/dss to contact DSS regarding accommodations or assistance.



Academic Courses are offered at Harbor Occupational Center consists of Accelerated College and Career Transition (AC2T), Adult Independent Study (AIS), Individualized Instruction Lab (II Lab), Adult Basic Education (ABE, High School Credit Recovery Program and HiSET Test Preparation Classes


Career Technical

Career & Technical Education Programs provide students with the academic and technical skills, knowledge, and hands on training necessary to succeed in future careers. CTE courses and  programs focus on the technical and academic skills needed to attain high-quality careers.


English as a
Second Language

English as a Second Language (ESL)
No Cost Levels 1 – 6 Develops language proficiency in beginning/intermediate listening, speaking, reading & writing skills; grammar in everyday situations.


Disability Support Services

This program serves an essential role in ensuring reasonable accommodations for students with physical disabilities; visual or hearing impairments; learning, emotional disability or history of substance abuse.


Administrative Team

Victor Gómez – Principal
Alma Alvarez – Assistant Principal of Operations
Alison Bacon – Assistant Principal of Operations
Claudia Perkins – Assistant Principal of Adult Counseling Services
Blanca Jacinto – School Administrative Assistant

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Mission Statement

Harbor Occupational Center is committed to creating an equitable education that promotes the achievement of personal, academic, and career goals by offering courses with the highest quality of instruction in Adult Secondary and Basic Education, English as a Second Language, and Career Technical Education to a diverse community of learners, while empowering them to succeed in an ever-changing technological society.

Student Learning Outcomes

Communicate and implement interpersonal skills to be successful in the workforce, higher education, and their communities.

Apply academic and technical skills to meet and surpass employer expectations and personal goals.

Demonstrate the ability to execute critical thinking and problem-solving skills.


Harbor Occupational Center offers full-time educational programs operated by the Los Angeles Unified School District • Division of Adult and Career Education. Programs include: English as a Second Language (ESL), Math and English skills remediation, • High School Equivalency Test Preparation (HiSET), high school diploma classes and short-term • Career Technical Education training and job placement assistance.