Courses in the Community Planning and Economic Development (ComPlan) program for the Los Angeles Trade Technical College Fall 2017 semester have been announced and enrollment is now open.

The upcoming semester will offer courses in Popular Education, Research & Organizing, Health Policy among other topics. The courses are part of the Community Planning and Economic Development program under the Labor Studies Department, and are coordinated by CDTech as part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to build capacity and community power in the South LA community.


However, courses are not strictly for LATTC students. At $46 per unit, the community college courses are also an affordable option for those in community-based professions looking for professional development opportunities. Additionally, because the courses are taught by working professionals in the field, they also create opportunities to engage in dialogues that are relevant to the current state of our communities, build networks with other professionals in the field and brainstorm on community/professional issues that students are challenged with.

The ComPlan program also holds a deep value for supporting learning communities of color, building curriculum focused on analyzing and creating solutions that would close inequity gaps in our communities.

Click on the images below to enroll in any of our Fall 2017 ComPlan courses. For more information, or for ways to partner with our ComPlan program, please contact Shelia Balque at