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Learning Assistance Program (LAP)

Welcome to the Learning Assistance Program. The office provides support and access to students with all types of disabilities. If you have any questions about services, eligibility, or how the LAP team works with students and faculty, please connect with us. 

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Santa Maria Office Hours:
Monday - Tuesday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Santa Maria LAP Testing

Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Lompoc Valley Center Office Hours:
Monday -Thursday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

You can call the office at 805-922-6966 ext. 3274 to make an appointment. 

You can also access our online services in AIM (in the menu to the left). 

For scheduled appointments, staff and counselors are available. 

Call 805-922-6966 ext. 3274 for Santa Maria LAP or ext. 5274 for Lompoc LAP to schedule your preferred method of appointment. Please have your H# ready.  

You can click on the "LAP Online" button above to video chat with staff.  

You can also call 805-922-6966 with the extension listed below. If you do not get an answer, please leave a voice mail. Feel free to call the office at the extension 3274 or 5274  if you have any difficulty.

Kerry Runkle ext.3504

Linda Kelly ext.5214

Lala Karapetian ext. 3503

Lisa Marsalek ext. 3506

Jackie Widle ext. 3289

Nancy Hernandez ext. 3788

Sarah Easton ext. 3670

Sarah Van Winkle ext. 3295

Weston Guerra ext. 5275

If you are registered with the LAP and are eligible for test accommodations, and have not requested it for this semester, please contact the office using the methods above to make an appointment with your counselor.

You can request your testing accommodations to be sent to your instructors in the AIM online system. You can also make an appointment for testing with the LAP testing center in AIM, or by contacting the office. 

If you are already approved for testing accommodations, you do not need to do anything else to continue receiving those accommodations, even in an online classroom. You may want to send an email reminder to your instructor that you have been approved for accommodations, so they can contact our office for assistance if needed.

If you are using interpreter or captioning services for instruction, those services will continue to be offered in online courses. If you have any questions, please contact Julia Townsend at or by video phone at 805-266-7874

If you are utilizing e-text or any assistive hardware/software this term and need assistance, please contact Sarah Easton.

Santa Maria Campus 
Monday to Thursday, 8 AM to 6 PM
Friday, 8 AM -4 PM
Lompoc Valley Center
Monday and Tuesday 8 AM to 6 PM
Wednesday and Thursday 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday 8 AM to 4 PM

Yes! You can get a voter registration form in the LAP office, or you can go to California's online voter registration link. 

The LAP team can help you with:

  • Accommodations
  • Developing a Comprehensive Student Education Plan
  • Transfer planning
  • Career planning
  • Campus and community referrals
  • Student success strategies
  • Probation counseling


Santa Maria
Building A, Room A304
1-805-922-6966 Ext. 3274
Fax: 805-922-3556
Video Phone: 805-266-7874

Building 2, Room 103
805-735-3366  ext. 5274