LVN Certificate Program Prerequisites

(Effective beginning with the January 2019 Application)

 Cuesta College 
Equivalent*

Human Biology

  BIO 212  (3 credits)

Human Biology Lab

  BIO 212L  (1 credit)

College Reading and Writing

  ENGL 156 (4 credits)

Intermediate Algebra OR
Applied Algebra

  MATH 127 (5 credits) OR
  MATH 128 
(6 credits)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* For prerequisites not taken at Cuesta College, contact a Counselor to ask if you need to submit a
Pre-LVN Course Equivalency form

Completion of higher level college courses, i.e. BIO 205 (Human Anatomy), BIO 206 (Human Physiology), ENGL 201A (English Composition), and a transfer level Math course, with a grade of "C" or better are accepted.  Human Anatomy is strongly recommended. 

NEW FOR THE JANUARY 2019 APPLICATION:

Course completion vs. Assessment:  Applicants to the LVN certificate program, beginning with the January 2019 application must either complete the above Math and English prereq courses (or higher level courses) with a grade of "C" or better; OR place into English 201A and a transfer level math course.

CNA Work Experience Incentive:  CNA work experience is not mandatory in order to be eligible to apply to the LVN program.  However, applicants who have worked a minimum of 500 hours in the past 3 years as a CNA and who meet the application requirements will be eligible to have their name entered an extra time in the computerized random draw.

ADDITIONAL LVN CERTIFICATE PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

 - Proof of completion of 12th grade education (or higher degree)
 - Current California CNA certificate (or verification of state certification)

Contact Counseling and/or refer to the CURRENT YEAR Application Instruction Packet for more information.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS EXIST FOR THE LVN ASSOCIATE DEGREE OPTION. CONTACT COUNSELING FOR MORE INFORMATION.