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Abram Friedman Occupational Center
Abram Friedman Occupational Center empowers a diverse student body to effectively participate in a technologically driver ever-changing society. The staff promotes respect for life-long learning and the achievement of personal goals.
Abram Friedman Occupational Center (AFOC), is one of five regional occupational centers in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Division of Adult and Career Education (DACE), and has an annual enrollment of more than 8,000 students. Its central location in the heart of the downtown Los Angeles draws a diverse range of students seeking low cost short-term career training.

Abram Friedman Occupational Center
1646 S. Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: 213-765-2400
Fax: 213-748-7406
Online Enrollment:
Online Catalog:
Contact Email Address:
District: LAUSD Division of Adult and Career Education
Lead Administrator: Victor R. Gomez

About Abram Friedman Occupational Center
Year Established: 1926
Number of Students: 5600
Our unique strengths include:
  • Counseling Services
  • Career Center
  • Classes in High Growth Sectors
  • Day, Evening, and Satruday Classes
  • Industry Approved Training

Our Facilities
Abram Friedman offers competency based state-approved programs. The courses are reviewed by each industry sectors Employment Advisory Board (EAB) annually. The EAB ensures that content is aligned with industry standards; the latest technology and skills are being used, students are provided with the latest updates on local labor market information. Students earn a Certificate of Completion once they have demonstrated mastery of the skills being taught and are encouraged to pursue additional industry based certification/licenses to add to their employability. Over the last few years AFOC CTE graduates have earned over 634 industry certifications in over 22 industry sectors.

What's New?
Student Alumni recognized by Supertinnedent Deasy at Back to School Meeting Electrical Trainee Program Certified by the CA Dept. of Industrial Relations Opening of Onsite Career Center Coming Soon: CNA Program & HYBRID Auto Repair Updated Website:

Available Programs
  • Adult Basic Skills
  • Job Training
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • High School Diploma
  • GED (General Educational Development)
  • Parent Education Classes
  • Classes for Older Adults
  • Classes for Disabled Adults

Additional Programs
  • Electrician Training
  • Solar Panel Technician
  • Pharmacy Tech
  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Barbering Program
  • WASC Accredited
  • NATEF Certified
  • NABCEP Approved
  • Federal Student Aid Title IV Approved
  • A+ Certified Training
WASC Rating: Accredited

Key Dates and Events
  • 0000-00-00: Start of Summer 2011
  • 0000-00-00: Start of of Fall 2011