Course Requirement

 Cuesta Equivalent

Human Biology

 BIO 212* (3 credits)

College Reading and Writing

 ENGL 156* (4 credits)


 MATH 007* (3 credits)


* For prerequisite courses not taken at Cuesta College, contact a Counselor to see if you need to submit a
Pre-LVN Course Equivalency form (pdf) , along with supporting documentation. 

*Completion of higher level college courses, i.e. BIO 205 (Human Anatomy), BIO 206 (Human Physiology), ENG 201A (English Composition), and Math above Pre-Algebra (007) with a grade of "C" or better are accepted.  Completion of Human Anatomy is strongly recommended. 

NOTE TO FUTURE APPLICANTS:  The above prerequisites are being reviewed and may change for the next application cycle.  Under consideration:  Adding NRAD 222 (Medical Terminology), adding BIO 212L (lab), replacing MATH 007 with a higher level math course, adding CNA work experience.

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 a Cuesta College Counselor or refer to the current Application Instruction Packet for more information