DTP Banner

About AFOC and Desktop Publishing

Abram Friedman Occupational Center Mission Statement
Abram Friedman OC is committed to providing its diverse student population the academic, technical and life skills needed for personal growth and/or economic potential.


AFOC Picture

Abram Friedman OC is approved by the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare Bureau of Higher Education and State of California Department of Education for high school diplomas, work-study participation, and College Work-Study programs. Belmont Service Area is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
To provide and promote an exemplary career education, career development and workforce preparation and contributes to students' career success.

Gayle Brodie

Gayle's Picture

Students who enroll in the graphics program at AFOC prepare for entry-level employment in the printing industry; Offset, Digital, Web, Garment, Speciality Printing, etc. Students also benefit by having the opportunity to become SkillsUSA members as the prepare to go into the world of work! This state-of-the-art facility offers training on large iMac computers; utilizing the latest Adobe software and great training material. Students are able to hone in their digital skills, and learn to use all kinds of imaging equipment current in today's industry.

How to Find Us

Our Address How to find us and parking info:

AFOC Picture

Abram Friedman Occupational Center "AFOC"
1646 S. Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 765-2400

Parking and entrance
The parking is located on Grand Avenue, between 17th St. and 18th St. (under the I-10 fwy.)
Parking is $2.00 per day.
Parking vouchers must be purchased from the Book Store prior to parking.

Our Location Drive Careful

AFOC - Abram Friedman Occupational Center
1646 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 765-2400

Our Impact By The Numbers

53 state and territorial associations More than 11.9 million members since 1965 600+ national partners businesses, trade associations and unions More than 18,000 classrooms conducting SkillsUSA training nationwide 1,000s of community service activities each year 1/4 of U.S. occupational areas covered by SkillsUSA curriculum that's 130 job categories.


SkillsUSA offers many opportunities for growth through competitions. There are many competition opportunities available through SkillsUSA membership.

Students can compete at the local or state level. State winners go on the national competition: The SkillsUSA Championships in Louisville, Ky. Other contests include the WorldSkills Competition, the opportunity to design the National Leadership and Skills Conference Pin and the chance to have your photography published in SkillsUSA Champions magazine.

Note: The competitions referenced here pertain to national competitions. For state and local competitions, please contact your Instructor or your state association director.