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The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer (AA-T) program is designed to prepare students for CSU transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Physical Education, pre-Physical Therapy, Athletic Training and other related allied health professions. Interested students may also pursue careers as personal trainers.
Students completing the AA-T in Kinesiology are guaranteed admission to the California State University system, although not necessarily to a particular campus or major of choice. Students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements as this AA-T in Kinesiology degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a college or university that is not part of the CSU system.
The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer (AA-T) degree will be awarded upon completion of the following:
- Completion of 60 transferable semester units to the California State University
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all transferable coursework.
- Full completion of one the following General education patterns
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), with “C”s or better in all coursework AND completion of Area 1C Oral communication (CSU admission requirement)
- California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements (CSU GE). Areas A1, A2, A3, & B4 must be completed with a grade of “C” or better (CSU admission requirement)
- A minimum of 20 semester units required for the major
- All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better or a “P” if the course is taken on a “Pass-No Pass” basis (Title 5 § 55063).
Nursing is a field that is in high demand and is one that is personally rewarding and constantly stimulating. The Career Ladder Program at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing. It combines nursing theory with selected laboratory experiences and general education courses. Program courses are sequenced from simple to complex. Nursing courses include medical surgical nursing, reproductive and women’s health, nursing of children and families, psychiatric nursing, geriatric and community nursing, leadership and preceptorship. The graduate of the Career Ladder program is eligible to apply for the State Board of Registered Nursing Licensing Examination (NCLEX) once all nursing program and Associate in Science Degree requirements are satisfactorily met.
Applicants with a valid VN license may enter into second semester after completing the LVN to RN Bridge course (RN 135) and passing the pharmacology exam and dosage calculation examination. Students have the option of challenging Medical Surgical Nursing I, RN 126, R Reproductive and Women’s Health Nursing, RN 131, and RN 132, Nursing Care of Children and Families. This may be done after completing 12 units at LATTC and after being accepted into the Career Ladder program.
The Registered Nursing (RN) Program at LATTC combines nursing and general education courses with selected laboratory experiences during which students provide nursing care to clients in hospitals and other health care facilities. Nursing courses include medical surgical nursing, geriatric nursing, maternal child health nursing, pediatric nursing, psychiatric nursing, pharmacology, and nursing management and leadership and preceptorship. The program is designed to be completed within four semesters after admission.Applicants must meet health as well as other requirements mandated by the program and affiliating hospitals/clinic prior to entry. Candidates are admitted to the program in the Fall and Spring semesters.
Candidates must enter the program with a minimum overall 2.5 grade point average in all college level courses and a 2.5 grade point average in the science prerequisites.
A candidate may file an application only after all prerequisites have been completed. At that time, the student will be eligible to take the nursing entrance examination called TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills). If the student achieves a passing score on the TEAS, he or she will be placed on the waiting list. If a student does not achieve a passing score on the TEAS, he or she will be provided with remediation opportunities and permitted to retake the exam. Students may retake the entrance exam once. Program flyers with prerequisites and admission information may be obtained from the Counseling Office or the Department of Allied Health. The Registered Nursing Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).
A GPA of 2.5 or better must be earned in all college level courses and a 2.5 grade point average in the science prerequisites.
Please note: You must be accepted into the Nursing Program before you can enroll in these classes. Once accepted enrollment will be done by the department. You cannot enroll online.
This program is currently under review and not available.
The Senior Care Technician certificate is intended to prepare students for a new role in agencies that provide care to elderly at various levels of independence. The role combines basic nursing skills, psychosocial skills, resource management and administrative skills needed to provide holistic care to seniors who require services that allow them to live as independently as possible in a structured environment. The Senior Care Technician will be able to provide direct and indirect services to seniors and be a valuable resource for the senior, the facility and the community in which the seniors are located.
The Senior Care Technician will have a skill set to deal with dementia and other difficult behaviors and help develop and transfer these skills to the direct care staff. In conclusion, the Senior Care Technician will have assessment and care skills that are over and above those of Certified Nurse Aids but below those of Licensed Vocational Nurses. They will fill a niche in senior services.