Program Prerequisites

The following courses must be completed prior to applying for admission to the program. Selection is based on these requirements.


The following are required to apply for the LVN program. 

  • Psychology 024- Lifespan (birth to death)
  • Valid California Nursing Assistant (CNA) license
  • Nutrition 11 - Human Nutrition
  • Physiology 1A and Anatomy 25 
  • Math courses:  Math 125 or Math 130 or Math 150
  • PCC Assessment Test score showing placement eligibility into English 1A

Students who want to continue their nursing education and enter the Career Ladder LVN to RN program must meet all the prerequisite courses required for the Career Ladder LVN to RN program and have a valid California LVN license. You must complete the Career Ladder LVN to RN application.

During the Program

Semester I
  • Nursing 108A
  • Nursing 122
  • Nursing 125
  • Nursing 125L
Semester II
  • Nursing 108B
  • Nursing 126
  • Nursing 126L
  • Nursing 124
Semester III

(Summer Intersession)

  • Nursing 127
  • Nursing 127L

This program is designed to be completed in months.

This program will cost if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with of debt.

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This program has not passed standards established by the U.S. Department of Education. The Department based these standards on the amounts students borrow for enrollment in this program and their reported earnings. If in the future the program does not pass the standards, students who are then enrolled may not be able to use federal student grants or loans to pay for the program, and may have to find other ways, such as private loans, to pay for the program.